Meet Our Board Officers:


Stanley "Stash" Jacobs
Board Chair
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Casey Swercheck
Vice Chair
Vice President - Fort Lauderdale Office, Capitala Group

Jeffrey Olender
Partner, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Kenneth Grider
Immediate Past Chair and Program Chair
Managing Director, Head of Business Development, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Nayef Perry
Nominating Chair
Principal, Hamilton Lane

Timothy J. Cartwright
2018 Conference Co-Chair
Partner and Co-Founder, Fifth Avenue Advisors

Leonard Levine
2018 Conference Co-Chair
Eastern Florida – Regional Managing Partner, Rehmann

Jennifer Dunham
2018 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference Selection Chair
Partner, Arsenal Venture Partners

Travis Milks
2018 Florida Venture Capital Conference Selection Chair
Partner, Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Kevin Burgoyne
President & CEO
Florida Venture Forum
Pat Schneider
Vice President
Florida Venture Forum

Meet Our Board of Directors:


Daniel H. Aronson
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Partner, Berger Singerman LLP
Beau Baker
Partner, Nelson Mullins

Sean Barkman
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Principal, Ballast Point Ventures

Rodney H. Bell
Partner, Holland & Knight

Nelson Castellano
Executive Committee Member At-Large
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

Patrick Dunnigan
Principal, River Cities Capital Funds

Karl Elderkin
Founder and Managing Partner, Athenian Venture Partners

Carl Erhardt
Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

David Felman
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Shareholder, Hill Ward Henderson

Melanie Fernandez
Assurance Managing Partner, BDO USA, LLP.
Jed Freeland
Partner, Akerman, LLP
Paul Hays
Audit Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
Charlie Hendrick
Vice President, Hyde Park Capital

Mike Hendricks
Managing Partner, Frazier & Deeter

Wayne Hunter
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Partner, Harbert Venture Partners

John Igoe
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Partner, Locke Lord
Steven F. Lux
Director Emeritus
Executive Committee Member At-Large
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
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Partner, Harbor View Advisors

Spence McClelland
Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners
Vinny Olmstead
Co-Founder & Partner, Vocap Investment Partners
Benjamin Patz
Managing Director, The FAN Fund
Carl Roston
Director Emeritus
Partner / Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, Akerman LLP

Barry Scott
Managing Director, Aon Risk Services, Inc.

Alan Spurgin
Region Director, Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Bridge Bank, N.A.
Alan Taetle
Director Emeritus
General Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners

John Tullis
Principal, Tullis Health Investors

Arthur Unger
Managing Director, Eisner Amper

Steve Vazquez
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP

Milton A. Vescovacci
Shareholder, GrayRobinson

Mark Volchek
Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital

Rick Wassel
Executive Committee Member At-Large
Executive Director, Florida Hospital & Florida Division of Adventist Health System Managing Director, IQ Orlando

Rhys L. Williams
Managing Director, FAU Tech Runway

Marc Wilson
Associate, Crowe Horwath LLP

Knight Foundation