Retail/Wholesale

RICH HUME

CEO, TECH DATA, ST. PETERSBURG

In March 2021, Tech Data and Synnex announced they were merging in a transaction valued at about $7.2 billion (including net debt). Hume is serving as CEO of the combined company, which has approximately $57 billion in estimated pro forma annual revenue and a staff of more than 22,000.

Hume first joined Tech Data as COO in 2016. He became CEO in June 2018, overseeing the strategic direction of the company and its global operations. He previously worked for IBM for more than 30 years, serving as general manager and COO of global technology services.

One of Florida’s biggest firms, Tech Data is a distributor of computer, phone and other technology equipment for companies like Apple and Cisco. The company is ranked No. 90 on the Fortune 500 and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 11 straight years.

Hume earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University. He serves on the council of governors for Tampa Bay Partnership and on the board of directors for CEOs against Cancer, Florida Chapter.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

MATT BEALL

BEALL’S INC.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

Brent Burns

JM Family Enterprises

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon

FreshPoint

David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume

TECH DATA

Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

DAVID J. LONG

OrangeTheory Fitness

MIKE MAROONE

MAROONE USA

Brett McGill

MarineMax

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services

RONALD WANEK

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES