Finance & Insurance

MARCELO CLAURE

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, SPRINT; COO, SOFTBANK GROUP; CEO, SOFTBANK GROUP INTERNATIONAL; PARTNER, MIAMI BECKHAM UNITED, MIAMI

Since 2018, Claure has been COO of SoftBank Group and CEO of SoftBank Group International while also transitioning to executive chairman of Sprint. He’s also part of the ownership group of Miami Beckham United, which is bringing Major League Soccer to Miami and is fronted by international soccer star David Beckham. Claure also is chairman of a Bolivian soccer team, Club Bolivar. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has served as chairman of U.S. wireless industry association CTIA.

An immigrant from Bolivia, Claure attended Bentley University in Massachusetts. In 1997, he founded Brightstar in Miami as a wireless distributor and grew the company into the largest wireless distribution and services company in the world and the largest Hispanic-owned business in U.S. history. He became CEO of Sprint when Japanese venture group SoftBank purchased majority control of Brightstar (SoftBank also controlled Sprint), growing revenue and customer numbers and reinvigorating the brand during his four years in that role.

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