Class of 2013

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Below is a list of the Business Observer’s 40 Under 40 winners from 2013 and links to their profiles.

Beaumier_LuisLuis Beaumier

36, Vice President, Information Systems, WellCare Health Plans

 

Chaffins_JoelJoel Chaffins

34, President, Owner and Operator, No Place Like Home Care

 

Davis_JustinJustin Davis

33, Founder and User Experience Designer, Madera Labs

 

Featherston_RobynRobyn Featherston

39, Managing Member/Attorney, Featherston Law Firm, P.L.

 

Gentile_MichaelMichael B. Gentile

32, President, CEO, Founder, The Gentile Group LLC; Director, Gentile Family Foundation

 

Harris_BobbyBobby Harris

39, CEO, Blue Grace Logistics

 

Jap_FerdianFerdian Jap

28, Partner, Big City Events LLC

 

Kratz_RyanRyan Kratz

37, President, Colliers International, Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Southwest Florida

 

Kurdi_HeveenHeveen Kurdi

31, Owner and Head Chef, Kurdi’s Fresh Mediterranean Grill, Kurdi Group LLC

 

Negoshian_TracyTracy Negoshian

31, Tracy Negoshian Inc.

 

Tenret_TinaTina Tenret

39, Vice President and Certified Financial Planner, ProVise Management Group

 

Vanderheyden_DanDan Vanderheyden

35, Owner and Chief Operating Officer, Legion Systems

 

Weiner_LaurenLauren Weiner

39, President and Co-Founder, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC

Adams_MichelleMichelle Adams

34, Owner and Occupational Therapist, Pediatric Therapy Solutions Inc.

 

Bloomston_BlairBlair Bloomston

33, Vice President, Game On Nation

 

Buchanan_MattMatt Buchanan

39, Operating Partner, Sarasota Ford; Co-Founder, Dealers United

 

Chana_KrisChelseaChelsea Chana and Kris Chana

23 and 25, Chelsea Place Retirement and Assisted Living

 

Dotson_SeanSean Dotson

39, President, RND Automation & Engineering

 

Cotter_ChristianChristian Cotter

29, Director of Management Recruitment and Development, First Watch Restaurants Inc.

 

Fourie_SonikaSonika Fourie

24, Interior Designer, The Schimberg Group

 

Gaskill_JasonJason Gaskill

37, Partner in Charge, Adams and Reese LLP

 

Giglio_JohnJohn Giglio

38, Owner, Freedom Boat Club

 

King_BenjaminBenjamin King

33, Chief Technology Officer, Volate

 

Link_MelissaMelissa Link

35, Owner, Brand Eleven Eleven

 

Nichols_ZolnerAmy Nichols and Erin Zolner

36 and 39, Co-Owners, The Lollicake Queen

 

Sandoval_TammieTammie Sandoval

29, Director-Trust & Estate Services, BMO Private Bank

Adamczyk_MarkMark Adamczyk

35, Managing Partner, Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest

 

Bielecki_MartyMarty Bielecki

38, President, Southwest Direct

 

Block_RyanRyan Block

30, President, Reservation Central

 

Cartwright_KristinKristin Cartwright

38, Director of Marketing, Development Services, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, The Lutgert Cos.

 

Cossette_BillyBilly Cosette

27, Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A

 

Frazier_AnneAnne Frazier

37, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

 

Hunter_ArleenArleen Hunter

39, Director of Development Services, City of Bonita Springs

 

Maldonado_LizaLiza Maldonado

38, Criminal Division Director, Lee County Court Administration

 

Matthews_RichRich Mathews

35, Owner, State Farm Insurance Agency

 

Nassberg_ElisabethElisabeth Nassberg

39, Owner and Administrator, Just Like Family Home Care

 

OBerski_DanDan O’Berski

32, Managing Director and Principal, Trinity Commercial Group

 

Phillips_BrandonBrandon Phillips

35, CEO, Global HR Research

 

Rotella_JonathanJonathan James Rotella

38, President and CEO, NexGen Hyperbaric and The Center For Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

 

Thompson_KelseyKelsey Thompson

26, Forensic CPA, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co.

KatLetter from the editor

Brain drain.

It’s something we hear a lot about these days, like a new strange sickness hitting the coast.

It’s described as the phenomenon of an area losing its best and brightest youngsters after they head to college. They get an education, see the largeness of the world and seek greener pastures rather than return home to the Gulf Coast.

Although that may be happening, it’s not apparent when selecting 40 individuals under the age of 40 who represent the next generation of leaders in the business community … [read more]

 

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