2017 Diamond Sponsors

 

 

GREENBERG TRAURIG
Greenberg Traurig's Tampa office is home to a legal team focused on representing clients in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts; alternative dispute resolution; environmental and land use law; labor and employment; construction, architecture, and engineering law; bankruptcy and creditors' rights; lending, federal and state taxation, and other financial matters; as well as business planning and transactions. The GT Tampa team is committed to providing practical legal counsel, promptly and efficiently, both to individuals and business organizations, from closely held companies to multinational corporations. GT's Tampa litigation practice encompasses international, multidistrict, class action, mass tort, and other complex litigation. We represent clients in a wide array of disputes involving environmental, land use, real estate, labor, employment, non-competition, trade secrets and other restrictive covenants, white collar crime, construction, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, taxation, and other business-related matters. In addition, we often assist clients with internal investigations involving alleged misconduct and defend enforcement actions involving federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. In both the civil and criminal areas, GT Tampa works with clients to develop and implement public relations and crisis management strategies. GT's firm culture is built on a strong tradition of community service. For more information, go to www.gtlaw.com.
FLORIDA BLUE
Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is a leader in Florida’s health industry. Since 1944, our members have counted on us to continuously develop better solutions that promote more affordable health care across the state. Our mission, to help people and communities achieve better health, is central to all that we do. Helping people in their pursuit of health reflects Florida Blue’s commitment to ensuring affordable plans, providing personal support for health and wellness and building strong communities that enable health and wellness for all. Florida Blue is a not-for-profit, policyholder-owned, tax-paying mutual company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.FloridaBlue.com.
REIMAGINE OFFICE FURNISHINGS
ROF furniture has provided quality new and used office furniture in Tampa and beyond since 1991. ROF's commitment to quality and customer service has led to membership in Office Furniture Recyclers (OFR), an association comprised of 200 of the most highly renowned furniture remanufacturers in the country. ROF offers many services to help with office furniture needs, including moving and assembling new or used office furniture, and working to buy back furniture for replacement.
ALLTRUST INSURANCE
Alltrust Insurance is an independent insurance agency specializing in Group Health Insurance and all other employee benefits. The key word is independent. Clients are the only priority. We are their advocates. Their trusted advisors. Their source of candid, timely, un-biased information that allows them to make the right healthcare insurance decisions. It is our many years of experience, personal service, integrity and sound recommendations that have made us Florida's #1 employee benefits advisor.  That's the Alltrust difference.
DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING TAMPA BAY
Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie Training has evolved from one man's belief in the power of self-improvement to a performance-based training company with offices worldwide. We focus on giving people in business the opportunity to sharpen their skills and improve their performance in order to build positive, steady, and profitable results.

Dale Carnegie's original body of knowledge has been constantly updated, expanded and refined through nearly a century's worth of real-life business experiences. The 160 Carnegie Managing Directors around the world use their training and consulting services with companies of all sizes in all business segments to increase knowledge and performance. The result of this collective, global experience is an expanding reservoir of business acumen that our clients rely on to drive business results.

Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay, the local franchise, is a performance based organization that has been highly awarded over the past years. They have received the Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award and have also received Territory of the Year award with Dale Carnegie and Associates, signifying excellence in instruction, market penetration and overall growth. Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay is committed to transforming potential into performance. Dale Carnegie Training emphasizes practical principles and processes by designing programs that offer people the knowledge, skills and practices they need to add value to the business. Connecting proven solutions with real-world challenges, Dale Carnegie Training is recognized internationally as the leader in bringing out the best in people.
PEAK 10
Peak 10 is a leading cloud, data storage, and managed services provider that businesses rely on to ensure their critical IT applications and data are safe. We offer cloud infrastructure as a service, a comprehensive suite of managed services, infrastructure as a service, and tailored solutions to fit your needs.

Peak 10 is SSAE 16 certified, and meets the most rigorous customer audit requirements including PCI, HIPAA, and HITECH. Our solution-driven approach ensures that we capture the customer’s unique business and technical requirements when assisting them in the design and management of their solution.

Peak 10
infrastructure | cloud solutions | managed services
HYDE PARK CAPITAL
Hyde Park Capital is a middle-market investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for public and private companies.  Our senior bankers have extensive investment banking experience executing merger & acquisition engagements, including purchase and sale of company assignments, recapitalizations, financial advisory, fairness opinions and raising growth capital and acquisition financing for companies, including equity, mezzanine and senior debt.  Hyde Park Capital has broad experience across multiple industries and a specific focus on healthcare, technology, business and financial services. As one of the most active investment banking firms in Florida and the Southeast, our professionals have advised on more than 300 corporate investment banking transactions totaling more than $10 billion in transaction value.  We are headquartered in Tampa, Florida and are a member of FINRA and SIPC.  For additional information about Hyde Park Capital, visit www.hydeparkcapital.com.
  DIRECTED CAPITAL
Directed Capital is a U.S. national distressed asset workout specialist firm that opportunistically acquires, manages and repositions distressed commercial mortgage loans in the $1 million to $10 million range.

Operating in the alternative investment space, Directed Capital has consistently provided its investors with superior returns that are traditionally uncorrelated with the market. Directed Capital is a SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

Founded in 2001 by thought-leaders with decades of industry experience and proven track records of success, the firm to date has launched and closed six funds, raising more than $150 million in equity, and has acquired more than $700 million in assets. With 22 professionals at its offices in St. Petersburg, Fla., and San Diego, Directed Capital leverages its extensive network to source deals and seize unique opportunities.
KKP SECURITY GROUP
Critical Intervention Services is a Clearwater, Florida-based company that provides a wide range of protection and investigative services to businesses, governments, and individuals in Florida and throughout the world. Founded in 1992, CIS is an industry leader in developing and instituting innovative and effective solutions for security and intelligence-related problems, especially those that involve high threat and escalated environments.

As a leading provider, CIS has provided protective services for high profile individuals, including Rick Scott during the election when he was a candidate for the Governor of Florida and numerous entities during the 2012 RNC, Glenn Beck, Senator Bob Dole, civil rights leaders Rosa Parks, civil rights leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu, news anchorwoman Paula Zahn, talk show host Sally Jesse Raphael, Emeril Lagasse and numerous other actors and entertainers. CIS has also provided protective services to governmental agencies, such as the Florida Department of Insurance during fraud investigations and court-ordered receiverships.

CIS has also conducted risk assessments and coordinated anti-terrorism deployments for critical infrastructure sites, such as chemical facilities that warehouse ammonia and power generation plants. Furthermore, through our strategic alliance with the S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute, our practitioners provide a wide range of training services to corporations and governmental organizations throughout the world, including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the US Capitol Police, the US Department of Justice, and the US Special Operations Command.
SYSTEM SOFT TECHNOLOGIES
System Soft Technologies is a leading software development and IT Services provider using ‘global’ best business practices. System Soft designs, develops, delivers and supports Enterprise-wide IT solutions for our customers, using only resources with proven technical expertise.

System Soft Technologies, founded in 1999, is managed by experienced business professionals.

Rapid innovation and rapid application development make up the foundation of our business model. Our solutions combine the latest technologies, training, consulting and technical support. Our portfolio consists of products, projects and consulting services. We build innovative products and offer solutions for today’s niche market and dynamic digital environment. We provide strategic and innovative solutions where business and technology converge.
  SYNOVUS BANK OF FLORIDA
Synovus Bank of Florida, a division of Synovus Bank, has been serving customers along the west coast of Florida since 1979.  Part of Synovus Financial a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia with approximately $27 billion in assets, Synovus Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the Southeast providing commercial banking, retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers throughout 28 locally branded division in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Synovus Bank of Florida locally serves clients via 20 branch locations located in Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Collier counties as well as a wealth management office in Bonita Springs.

We recognize that the business of banking is founded on principles of trust, confidentiality and fair dealing.  Our team members are committed to delivering unparalleled service to our customers and exceeding their expectations.
  ELOGIC LEARNING
Since its founding in 2001, eLogic Learning has been leading the industry in learning management system innovation and providing personalized solutions and world-class support to achieve better business results through learning. Ranked as the Best All-Purpose Corporate LMS by Talented Learning and Top 3 LMS by E-Learning 24/7 for 2015/2016, eLogic's eSSential LMS is a cloud-based learning management system with advanced reporting capabilities and unparalleled user experience. The eSSential LMS has helped hundreds of companies including Outback Steakhouse, Sage and Massage Envy Spa increase productivity, save costs and generate value. As a full-service learning solutions provider, eLogic offers its clients a range of professional services and tools to successfully train and develop their most valuable asset: the people behind their brand. For more information, visit elogiclearning.com.

 

 

FRAZIER & DEETER
Frazier & Deeter is a nationally ranked, PCAOB registered CPA and Advisory firm that helps businesses and individuals reach their goals in a changing marketplace.   We provide tailored services across a wide range of tax planning, audit, process improvement, risk management and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals.   

Our culture emphasizes client service and a focus on investing in relationships with our clients so we can understand their financial needs and make proactive suggestions.

Frazier & Deeter has received many honors based on the quality of our work and our dedication to client responsiveness, including:
•    57th Largest CPA firm in the U.S.
•    Named a 2015 Best Firm to Work for by Accounting Today
•    9 time winner Best of the Best CPA firm
•    Named Best firm for Women Leadership Equity by Project MOVE
•    In a 2015 survey, over 94% of our client respondents said they would recommend Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices across the Southeast. We also have a Fund Administration subsidiary headquartered in Philadelphia.   For more information, visit www.frazierdeeter.com.

 

 

REALWIRED/DOHRING GROUP

RealWired provides software and consulting focused on streamlining the business of commercial real estate with technology and processes. RealWired’s YouConnect software offers process workflow and vendor management for financial institutions that range from local community banks here in Tampa Bay to $25B+ regionals. We serve over 6,500 commercial real estate appraisers with our productivity software products DataComp – comp database, Edge – report builder and Manager – operations and workflow management.

Our philosophy is that it's not all about technology - it's about people. Through our products and services, we save our clients time and create higher quality interactions in part by reducing the need for excessive and ineffective phone and e-mail communications.

The Dohring Group with its highly experienced team has been offering brokerage and commercial appraisal services in the Tampa Bay area for nearly 30 years. We’re known to respond quickly to customer expectations, while providing intimate local knowledge of the Tampa Bay commercial real estate market. Banks, individuals and attorneys trust us to provide valuations for varying purposes, including mortgage lending, foreclosure, IRS, estate, divorce, partnership negotiations and assisting buyers and sellers in due diligence. We also provide insurance replacement cost estimates and expert witness litigation support.  Headquartered in downtown Tampa, the brokerage division provides office and retail sales and leasing services with a strong focus on properties in downtown Tampa, the Channel District, South Tampa, Ybor City and The Heights.  

As founders, Brenda Dohring Hicks, Broker/MAI and Jeff Hicks, MAI have built RealWired/Dohring Group by bringing companies and the people within them together to do business more efficiently, focusing on the changing trends in the real estate industry and the need to build an "eco-system" of cooperation. The entire team is dedicated to focusing on helping others grow their organizations, their holdings and their careers.

 

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA PROPERTIES GROUP

Berkshire Hathaway acquired the Prudential Real Estate network in 2012, creating a new powerhouse in real estate. Led by Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway is the fourth leading public company in the world, according to Forbes—and one of the most respected companies according to Barron’s 2015 ranking.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Florida Properties Group offers a full complement of solutions to meet the changing needs of today’s consumer including commercial real estate, residential and commercial property management, title and closing services, mortgage services, auction, home warranty, property and casualty insurance.

For more information, please visit our web site at www.bhhsfloridaproperties.com.

HELICON PROPERTY RESTORATION

"Helicon is the premier property restoration company in Florida. We are experts in fire, water, storm, mold & sinkhole damage that believes in providing our clients peace of mind with impeccable customer service as we put them back to pre-loss condition"

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