Finance & Insurance

MARC LEDER

CO-CEO, SUN CAPITAL PARTNERS, BOCA RATON

Since 1995, Leder and Krouse have built a global equity firm that has invested in more than 375 companies worldwide with revenue in excess of $50 billion. Earlier this year, it acquired Exadel, a founder-owned, global provider of digital software engineering services for clients such as Deloitte, Google, HP, McKesson and Mercer.

The two met while students at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. “We coincidentally began working together and climbed up the ladder professionally at Lehman Bros.,” says Krouse. They decided to start their own firm and in a “complete leap of faith” moved their families away from New York City with the idea of investing in companies in the Southeast.

They opened Sun Capital, operating at first from home offices. Today, the firm has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and an affiliate with offices in London. The partners have particular expertise in business and consumer services, health care, industrial and consumer sectors.

Leder is a passionate supporter of the arts and serves on the Institute of Contemporary Art. “In another life,” he says, “I could envision myself being a professional art collector and pursuing this passion.”

The two also started the Sun Capital Partners Foundation to support innovative non-profit organizations. The foundation has donated more than $13 million to 700-plus organizations, including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Autism Speaks and Boca Helping Hands.

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