Finance & Insurance

V. RAYMOND FERRARA

CHAIRMAN, CEO & CCO, PROVISE MANAGEMENT GROUP, CLEARWATER

ProVise is a full-service financial planning firm founded in 1986 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment adviser since the late 1980s. Currently, the firm serves about 1,100 families in more than 30 states with financial planning services and investment management at a fiduciary standard of care. As of December 2019, the firm had approximately $1.5 billion under management. Ferrara started the firm with one employee and now employs 32, including 14 financial advisers, eight of whom are women.

EDUCATION University of Maryland (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING My degree is in zoology, not finance or business, as I once thought I might pursue medicine as a career.
ALTERNATE CAREER? Given my love of the water and boating, I would have pursued owning a marina.
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION Thirty years of not-for-profit work in health care (Morton Plant Mease and BayCare — past chair of both) and working with at-risk children and families for the past 12 years with Eckerd Connects (currently chair)

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Trevor Burgess

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Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

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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