Publisher: The Gulf Coast Venture Forum
Date: June 14, 2012
The Gulf Coast Venture Forum (GCVF) selected its Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 season at their 10thAnnual Member Meeting. Several new directors were elected, including Beth Cotner, retired Chief Investment Officer, Large Cap Growth at Putnam Investments; David Diamond, co-founder of DeAngelisDiamond and VentureX; John Gleeson, Principal of CFO Vision; Sara Hand, Managing Partner of S.P. Hand & Associates; Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Colleen Kvetko, President and CEO of Shamrock Bank of Florida.
Returning Directors include Timothy Cartwright, Fred Klaucke, Roger Warren and Susi Winchell. Officers were also selected, including Timothy Cartwright as Chairman, Susi Winchell as Vice President, John Slusar as Treasurer, Spencer Clark as Secretary, John Gleeson as Naples Chapter President and Sara Hand as Sarasota Chapter President.
The GCVF brings together the best entrepreneurs, early stage venture capital firms and Angel Investors to promote the success of Southwest Florida’s new and emerging businesses. In the 2011-2012 season 21 companies presented and, of those who responded to the survey, 50% reported receiving capital or a connection to capital as a result of their presentation at GCVF. Read more here.