Finance & Insurance

KEVIN BURGOYNE

PRESIDENT & CEO, FLORIDA VENTURE FORUM, MIAMI

Unlike those who move to Florida to join Disney, Burgoyne left the state to join the Mouse. He moved to New York after graduating from the University of Florida to start his career as a marketing rep for the Disney Channel.

He amassed two decades of experience at corporations and in private investment with senior-level roles in sales, marketing and communications at Disney, PanAmSat and Global Crossing and, beginning in 2006 in South Florida, with a multi-family office focused on real estate and tech investing. He has been a principal or consultant for tech startups and private investment groups.

He joined the forum’s board in 2012. In its 36 years, the forum has featured more than 1,200 companies and mentored thousands more. In one 10-year period, it reports, companies raised more than $6 billion after presenting at forum events.

Burgoyne, a University of Chicago MBA, is a licensed nautical captain who does the occasional boating charter on weekends. Water quality is an issue he ranks high among Florida concerns. He’s been active in Take Stock in Children. He’s served on the board or advisory board for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, Enterprise Florida Stakeholders Council and StartupQuest. Says Burgoyne, “We have a tendency to think of certain occupations as creative and others as much less so, but the fact is we can bring creativity — even artistry — to any occupation. I’m not ‘artistic’ per se, but thinking of every new project as a blank canvas and every new strategy or tactic as a brush stroke on the way to a masterpiece can really help inject energy and passion into any project or occupation.”

“I appreciate much more than I used to the role creativity plays in every aspect of business.”

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Locke Burt

Security First Insurance

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

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

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

Ian Mackechnie

Amscot Financial

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

Miami Marlins

Rajinder Singh

BankUnited

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

James Tate

Tate Capital

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