Finance & Insurance

JAMES D. TATE

CO-OWNER, PRESIDENT & CEO, TATE CAPITAL, NORTH MIAMI

Tate Capital, along with other Tate family entities, develops, owns and operates billions of dollars’ worth of real estate throughout the Southeast U.S., mainly in Florida. The firm, which employs about 50 people in its Florida offices, also owns and operates a $90-million per year apparel manufacturing business. “I have evolved from a small home builder into a national real estate developer and acquirer of distressed debt,” says Tate.

EDUCATION University of Florida (BA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am very spiritual, and I have a strong sense for external energy.
FLORIDA ISSUE Environment, resiliency, sustainability and sea-level rise.
ALTERNATE CAREER? Landscaper, farmer specializing in flowers or large national floral company
STAYING FIT I run three miles (two to three times a week), play tennis once a week and hit and kick my heavy bag at my home gym (three days a week).

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Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Locke Burt

Security First Insurance

Timothy Cartwright

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David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

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Mike Fernandez

MBF Healthcare Partners

Ray Ferrara

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

John Fumagalli

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

Jorge J. Gonzalez

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Guy King III

M.E. Wilson

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

Marc Leder

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INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

Ian Mackechnie

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Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Michael Myhre

Florida SBDC Network

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

Robert Ritchie

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

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Rajinder Singh

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THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

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James Tate

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Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

Bill West

Bank of Tampa