Leadership

Leadership

Chairman and Secretary - Peter Haines - Horizon Growth Advisors

Peter is an accomplished and proven C-Level Executive known for driving company value and growth through rapid change, operational improvement, vision alignment, leadership, and strategies resulting in long-term sustainable results.

Vice Chairman - Luis Pedemonte - EMA Partners International

Luis Pedemonte is the Managing Partner for Miami office of EMA Partners International and co-leads EMA Partners’ Technology and Communications practice group for the Americas. Luis is also a key member of the firm’s Consumer Markets and Global Payments and Transactions practice groups, and he has assisted many institutions in identifying and acquiring top tier talent across all functional areas including Sales and Marketing, Technology & Operations and General Management.

Treasurer - Andrew Heitner - Alcon Partners Founder & Director

Andrew Heitner is founder and director of Alcon Partners, a buy-side advisory firm that assists Private Equity firms and corporate M&A departments source and evaluate acquisition opportunities.

Immediate Past Chairman - Perry The Inventor - Gizmo Enterprises Inc., CEO

Perry The Inventor (perrytheinventor.com), as everyone calls him, is an award winning product designer and serial entrepreneur.

VP Marketing - John Bejarano - First Class Alliance (FCA), CEO & Head of Strategy

As CEO & Head of Strategy for First Class Alliance (FCA), John is responsible for leading the agency’s creative vision, design, promotion strategies, celebrity endorsements, and brand licensing.

VP Membership - Chris Callahan - President Startup Palm Beach

Chris is the Founder and President of Startup Palm Beach, an initiative for Resource Center in West Palm Beach, FL. He is focused on supporting an ecosystem for entrepreneurship in South Florida. Chris is also the lead organizer of Entrepreneur Week and Startup Weekend West Palm Beach.

Howard Gitten - Locke Lorde LLP, Counsel

Having worked both in-house at a cutting edge photonics company, and in private practice, Howard brings a unique perspective to technology law.

Amy Austin Renshaw - Co-founder & Executive Director at Code Art Miami

Code Art holds workshops, digital art exhibitions, art hackathons, and speaker symposiums that focus on generative art — create art through computer programming, or coding.

Jerry Bailey - FrontStreet Partners LLC, Principal

Jerry Bailey is a Principal with FrontStreet Partners, LLC a private financial investment partnership primarily focused on energy related investment opportunities for private investors and energy related consulting and advisory services.

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