PRESIDENT & CEO, FLORIDA VENTURE FORUM, MIAMI BEACH
The Florida Venture Forum is a 37-year-old, venture capital member organization that connects growing companies with the capital and services they need to grow and scale. Its members include Florida’s major venture investors, from seed and angel to growth equity and deal professionals from law, accounting and investment banking. Over 1,500 companies have presented at forum events and have gone on to raise $10 billion in equity capital and create over 50,000 Florida jobs.
|EDUCATION||University of Florida (BS), University of Chicago (MBA)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I started my career with plans to become a journalist but ended up in a marketing job with Disney. I went on to work in the satellite and telecom industries before joining the Venture Forum.|
|SOMETHING NEW||I’ve really gotten into doing mechanical and home repair stuff myself. YouTube makes it so much easier. I find myself getting excited when something breaks and I’m able to fix it!|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||I’d move to a small town on the Spain/Portugal border and perfect my Spanish and learn Portuguese.|
|READING||Range, by David Epstein|