Finance & Insurance

TIMOTHY J. CARTWRIGHT

PARTNER, FIFTH AVENUE FAMILY OFFICE, NAPLES

With seven employees, Fifth Avenue Family Office serves a select group of high net worth families with multi-generational wealth. Cartwright co-founded the business in 2006. He helped organize what became the Tamiami Angel Funds, a group of investors who invest risk capital in entrepreneurs and startups in Southwest Florida.

Early in his career, he says, he was afraid of being fired. Later, as a manager, he had to fire someone. Within nine months of moving to Florida for a job with an investment bank, he himself was fired. “Free to do whatever, I started my own company,” he says. “The evolution is complete: I was hired, I fired, I was fired, and now I live to fight another day.”

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Madison (BS), Northwestern University (MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University in the School of Entrepreneurship.
FLORIDA ISSUE Commercializing research at Florida’s public institutions
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION Taste of Immokalee, which develops family recipes spotlighting Immokalee’s crops and cultures, while learning about food science and entrepreneurship. Today, six commercial products — such as salsa and chipotle barbeque sauce — are sold at Publix and Wynn’s Market.

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