BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Meet Our Board Officers:

 

Ken Grider
Chair
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Stanley "Stash" Jacobs
Vice Chair
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Brian Zophin
Treasurer
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Casey Swercheck
2017 Conference Chair
Vice President - Fort Lauderdale Office, Capitala Group
Peter S. Reinert
Program Chair
Partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Travis Milks
2017 Selection Chair
Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Daniel H. Aronson 
Immediate Past Chair
Partner, Berger Singerman LLP
Kevin Burgoyne
President, Florida Venture Forum
Pat Schneider
Vice President, Florida Venture Forum

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Meet Our Board of Directors:

 

Julia Abelkop
Venture Investment Associate, Knight Foundation
Daniel H. Aronson
Partner, Berger Singerman LLP
Beau Baker
Partner, Nelson Mullins

Sean Barkman
Principal, Ballast Point Ventures

Rodney H. Bell
Partner, Holland & Knight

Gregory Bosl
Vice President, Hyde Park Capital

Kevin Burgoyne
President, Florida Venture Forum

Timothy J. Cartwright
Partner and Co-Founder, Fifth Avenue Advisors

Nelson Castellano
Shareholder, Trenam Law

Steven R. Castino
Shareholder, Vestal & Wiler, CPA’s

Andy Cohen
Vice President of Strategic Development, Citrix Systems, Inc.

Jon Cole
Director Emeritus
Of Counsel, Locke Lord

Ryan Cortner
Principal, Clearwell Group

Frank X. Dalton
Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners

Frank DiBello
President & CEO, Space Florida

Jennifer Dunham
Partner, Arsenal Venture Partners

Carl Erhardt
Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

David Felman
Shareholder, Hill Ward Henderson

Melanie Fernandez
Assurance Managing Partner, BDO USA, LLP.

Jed Freeland
Partner, Akerman, LLP

Ken Grider
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Wayne Hunter
Executive Committee Board Member
Partner, Harbert Venture Partners

John Igoe
Partner, Locke Lord

Stanley "Stash" Jacobs
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Leonard Levine
Eastern Florida – Regional Managing Partner, Rehmann

Richard Licursi
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, venVelo

Steven F. Lux
Director Emeritus
Managing Director, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Scott A. Mager
Audit Partner, Grant Thornton

Zack Mansfield
Managing Director, Southeast, Square 1 Bank

Serge Martin
Executive Vice President, Telcom Ventures, LLC

Carolyn Mathis
Partner, Harbor View Advisors

Ed McCarthy
Managing Director, River Cities Capital Funds

Spence McClelland
Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners

Travis Milks
Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Ralph Montgomery
Managing Director, FourBridges Capital Advisors

Jeffery Olender
Partner, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Vinny Olmstead
Co-Founder & Partner, Vocap Investment Partners
Jason Parry
Principal, Florida Blue

Benjamin Patz
Managing Director, The FAN Fund

Nayef Perry
Principal, Hamilton Lane
Carl Roston
Director Emeritus
Partner / Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, Akerman LLP

Nicholas W. Sayers
Principal, Concentric Equity Partners

Pat Schneider
Vice President, Florida Venture Forum

Barry Scott
Managing Director, Aon Risk Services, Inc.

Alan Spurgin
Region Director, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Bridge Bank, N.A.

Casey Swercheck
Vice President - Fort Lauderdale Office, Capitala Finance Group

Alan Taetle
Director Emeritus
General Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners

John Tullis
MBA, Principal, Tullis Health Investors

Steve Vazquez
Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP

Milton A. Vescovacci
Shareholder, GrayRobinson

Rick Wassel
Executive Director, Florida Hospital & Florida Division of Adventist Health System Managing Director, IQ Orlando

Rhys L. Williams
Chairman & Co-Founder, Immediate Past President, New World Angels

Brian Zophin
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP