Finance & Insurance

JEFF VINIK

OWNER, TAMPA BAY LIGHTING, TAMPA

Vinik is an investing legend who once ran the $50-billion Fidelity Magellan Fund before starting his own hedge fund. Since moving to Tampa, he’s established himself as a dominant player in the city’s civic and political life. Through his development firm Strategic Property Partners — a joint venture between Vinik and Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ Cascades Investment — Vinik is presiding over the Water Street Tampa project, a $3-billion, 60-acre redevelopment around Amalie Arena meant to give Tampa a vibrant downtown. The project, which envisions 9 million square feet of residential, commercial and institutional space and 3,500 condos and apartments, is one of the largest development projects in the country. The first phase alone has 1.1 million square feet of office space, 300,00 square feet of retail and 1,300 residential units, and began coming online last year.

Meanwhile, Vinik has had a successful run as owner of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, which he has transformed from an also-ran into the league’s model franchise. He also has become a major figure in Tampa Bay politics. He was the largest donor to new Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s campaign, contributing nearly $200,000, and he was among a group of local investors who loaned $12 million in 2017 to Times Publishing, the parent company of the Tampa Bay Times and Florida Trend.

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