Finance & Insurance

HAROLD MILLS

CEO, VMD VENTURES, WINDERMERE

Mills, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, once aspired to be a surgeon but started his career on a management track at General Electric and went on to become general manager at one of AT&T’s emerging technology units. He then moved to ZeroChaos, a small Orlando company that provided back-office services, and transformed it into a high-tech global staffing company with more than $3 billion in revenue. A private equity firm acquired ZeroChaos for $200 million in 2011; Mills stepped down as CEO in 2016 and started VMD Ventures to help aspiring tech entrepreneurs.

EDUCATION Purdue University (BS), Harvard University (MBA)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I have had an amazing career in corporate and as an entrepreneur. The journey has taught me the value of innovation and continuous reinvention but most importantly the value of the people and their passion and their willingness to believe in a vision along side of me.
CIVIC EFFORT Lift Orlando is focused on transforming one of Orlando’s worse economically deprived communities.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I have a Tony nomination and Grammy nomination.

GEORGE ACEVEDO

CHASE CONSUMER BANK

EDDY ARRIOLA

APOLLO BANK

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY C. DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

V. RAYMOND FERRARA

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

JOHN D. FUMAGALLI

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

JORGE GONZALEZ

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

MARTY LANAHAN

IBERIABANK

MARC LEDER

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

AGOSTINHO MACEDO

OCEAN BANK

DAVID MILLER

BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

MICHAEL MILLER

BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Gary Norcross

Fidelity National Information Services

Brian Philpot

AgAmerica Lending

Joy Randels

New Market Partners

Paul Reilly

Raymond James Financial

GARRETT RICHTER

First Florida Integrity Bank

BOB RITCHIE

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

ADRIA STARKEY

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

CHRISTINA “CINA” WELCH

FCCI INSURANCE GROUP

Bill West

Bank of Tampa

BRIAN WOLFBURG

VYSTAR CREDIT UNION