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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
SME Solutions Group, Inc. bridges the gap between strategy, execution and sustainability for our clients while creating a single version of the truth with their data. Through personalized business intelligence, data analytics, project management, and process improvement, our goal is to deliver solutions that overcome your business challenges.
With the application of proven methodologies and analytical software, SME Solutions Group leverages your business data to gain insights that will drive actionable and strategic decisions. Our Subject Matter Experts are skilled analysts and consultants that understand the technologies and requirements necessary for identifying strategies to ensure successful execution of your business needs and objectives.
Visit www.smesgroup.com to learn about how SME Solutions Group can help you speak with facts and act on data.
Ogletree Deakins is a labor and employment law firm representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com
Since 2006, Atlas Professional Services has been dedicated to providing companies throughout Florida and the greater Tampa Bay area with exceptional IT support services to keep them running optimally and efficiently. From small start-up companies to medium-sized businesses to large corporate offices, our experienced and knowledgeable staff is able to meet your company’s needs.
Our mission is to help your company succeed. We are your full-service IT partner, and our extensive service offerings allow us to provide your organization with the precise solutions it requires.
IT problem? We’ll get you back up and running in no time. Our industry-leading project management and ticketing program allows our team to address your IT issues faster and more efficiently than ever before, meaning you can get back to doing what matters most. With Atlas Professional Services, you gain a valuable resource that can provide your company with the services, expertise, and manpower you need in today’s IT world.
For 20 years, IT Resources has specialized in Information Technology recruiting in Florida’s expanding IT market. Our mission is to leverage our industry experience and market knowledge to present candidates with fulfilling opportunities that are aligned with their career goals. Our success is attributed to communication, patience, and expertise in delivering talent to match an organizations specific needs, focusing on culture, aptitude, as well as technology.
We stay connected to the IT world on a fundamental level, allowing us to anticipate challenges and deliver innovative, effective solutions for our clients. IT Resources will consult with you to determine your specific requirements and then sets out to find the best possible candidates through our comprehensive screening process. Our screening process begins with skills and encompasses many other factors, including cultural fit with each client’s specific environment.
When you partner with us, we not only connect you to the top talent in the market, but we also offer hands-on assistance throughout the entire hiring process to ensure the best experience possible.
Visit www.itresourcescorp.com to learn about how IT Resources can you help you overcome your recruiting challenges.
Founded in 2007, Vistra Communications, LLC (Vistra) is an award winning, integrated marketing, communications and consulting agency providing a range of services to corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to help our clients reach their goals. With a team of nearly 100 professionals, we provide a broad range of customized solutions to our clients. Our team includes communications professionals with expertise in journalism, public relations, community engagement and marketing, a full-service creative team utilizing state-of-the-art graphic design, video editing and computer-generated imagery for the development of print, video, and web/internet marketing materials, a research team experienced in managing focus groups and nationwide survey programs, and experienced senior professionals providing executive level counsel. Vistra is SBA 8(a) Certified and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Lutz, Florida, with a second office in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information, visit www.consultvistra.com.
Originally coined by the Green Berets, the name Quiet Professionals reflects our unique capabilities, professional demeanor, and commitment to excellence. Founded in 2013 by special forces veteran, Andrew Wilson, Quiet Professionals started with just 3 employees and a mission to strengthen America’s Global Security. Today we have grown to over 130 employees globally and we continue to expand our support capabilities. This astonishing growth has been made possible by our purpose driven and innovative teams and our proven performance across multiple high value contract awards.
Our commitment to innovation goes beyond buzz-words – with the mission in mind, we are leaning forward on the emerging threats of tomorrow with hyper-scaled solutions. Our battle-tested operational experience allows us to thrive in some of the most intense situations on the planet and our deep domain experience enables us to deliver solutions tailored to every level of command from tip of the spear operators, to analysts, to commanders. We are quickly becoming the preferred partner for assisting DOD agencies through cloud deployment where our geospatial and cloud service professionals can integrate cognitive services, big data analytics, and automation with deep learning.
(SSTech) is a global technology firm founded in 1999, and headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The company is focused on helping businesses and enterprises accelerate innovation through the delivery of exceptional IT products, services and solutions. SSTech’s broad range of capabilities contribute to the success of its clients across a myriad of industries and verticals and include digital transformation, rapid application development using low code/no code data analytics, Big Data, security analytics, AI/ML and cloud services and solutions.
SSTech expertly combines the right people, processes and technologies, enabling its clients to maximize business value, operational efficiencies and software developer talent through the digital strategies driving today’s businesses to grow. SSTech also incubates new technologies, including two major data analytics startups, Elysium Analytics and Delphian Trading, respectively, next-generation cybersecurity and fintech innovators. Learn more about us at sstech.us and connect, follow and like us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. For industry news, trends and updates, read our blog.
Diamond View is a five-time Emmy award-winning creative video agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Since its inception in 2007, Diamond View has been focused on creating a place that uses its gift of video as a force for good with the belief that the stories they tell today shape the world we live in tomorrow.
Workscapes is a full-service commercial dealership offering furniture, architectural products, space planning, and related services.
They are a woman-owned business, headquartered in Tampa with over twenty years of experience in Florida. Other locations include Orlando, Jacksonville and Ft. Myers. Most businesses struggle when they are relocating, remodeling, or resizing. Workscapes has helped thousands of organizations avoid the mistakes and pressures that come with change. They have a simple 3-step process to discover how to improve a team’s workflow, design space for maximum productivity, and ultimately deliver a beautiful, furnished environment on time and on budget.
The University of Tampa is proud to offer a diverse and dynamic learning community to approximately 10,500 students from all 50 states and 130 countries. With an emphasis on academic excellence, personalized attention and real-world career outcomes, UT offers more than 200 areas of study, including graduate business programs in accounting, business analytics, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, finance, information and technology management and marketing, as well as an MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and new Executive Doctor of Business Administration. UT’s AACSB-accredited Sykes College of Business is rated among the nation’s top business programs by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, which additionally ranks UT as a top-tier regional university. In an annual survey, 97 percent of recent UT alumni reported achieving their post-graduate goals. Learn more at www.ut.edu.
For over 35 years, The Omnia Group has provided tools, resources, and customized services to help leaders hire the best people and develop them to their full potential. Omnia’s scientifically valid workforce assessments cover hundreds of specific job benchmarks across a variety of industries.