Apogee Awards 2017
SFBW has honored nearly 200 with its Apogee Awards, which recognize top leaders in South Florida Business. The awards are unique in the region for featuring a variety of positions throughout the C-suite.
Senior Human Resources Executive Katherine McNeil Global Jet Capital McNeil has been HR director at Global Jet Capital since 2014. She is also a mentor, coach and cyclist for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society cycling program.
Chief Information Officer Michael Spears NCCI Spears continues to be CIO and chief data officer at NCCI. He has been with NCCI since 1993.
Chairman Jorge Garcia Garcia Stromberg/GS4Studios Garcia continues as chairman at his two firms. He and partner Peter Stromberg were also featured in SFBW’s “CEO Connect” feature.
Vice President Harry T. Tangalakis CBRE Tangalakis has been a senior VP with CBRE since July 1981. He is considered one of the top industrial brokers in South Florida.
Chief Marketing Officer Karen Jones Ryder System Jones continues as executive vice president and CMO at Ryder. She is responsible for leading the company’s fleet management solutions, dedicated transportation solutions and supply-chain solutions marketing efforts.
Chief Information Officer Robert Grillo Florida International University Since 2011, Grillo has been VP and CIO at Florida International University.
Chief Financial Officer Donna Corredera Image Skincare Corredera continues as CFO at Image Skincare. She joined the Boca Raton company in 2014.
Chief Financial Officer Joseph Ziegler BioMatrix Ziegler was CFO at BioMatrix from 2013 to August 2018. In November 2018, he became CFO at Encompass Onsite, which provides a suite of outsourced facility solutions.
Chief Operations Officer Gus Rubio Douglas Elliman Real Estate Rubio has been COO of Douglas Elliman for Florida since 2015. He has more than 25 years’ executive management experience.
Chief Operations Officer J.J. Creegan Youfit Health Clubs Creegan has been COO of Youfit Health Clubs since 2014 and started as a regional manager in 2008. He has helped build it into a national brand with more than 100 locations.
Chief Operations Officer Michael Diaz Driftwood Hospitality Management Diaz has served as COO since the company’s launch in 1998. It manages more than 100 hotels.
Chief Financial Officer Mark Knight Jackson Health System Knight continues as executive VP and CFO at Miami-Dade County’s Jackson Health System. He is also on the board of the Miami Transplant Institute, a collaboration between Jackson and UHealth.
Chief Information Officer Greg Taffet U.S. Gas and Electric Taffet was CIO at USG&E from 2007 to 2018. He is currently managing partner/CIO at Taffet Associates.
Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Martinez Reyes Greenspoon Marder Martinez Reyes continues as CMO at Greenspoon Marder, which has become a top 200 U.S. law firm. She joined the firm in 2016.
Chief Marketing Officer Brian Merbler Quail Ridge Merbler continues as director of marketing at The Club at Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach. He has held the position since 2011.
Vice President Mika Mattingly Colliers International Mattingly continues to be executive VP of Colliers’ Urban Core Division, which she launched in 2016. She also was featured on the cover of SFBW.
Senior Human Resources Executive Trish Brennan Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Brennan has been vice president of HR at the Arsht Center since 2005. She received a 2015 Multicultural Diversity Award in 2016 from the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference.
President Adrianne Weissman Evelyn & Arthur Weissman continues as president of Evelyn & Arthur, which offers modern and contemporary clothing. The company has 11 stores and the e-commerce site evelynandarthur.com.
President Inigo Ardid Key International Ardid continues as co-president for Key International, a real estate investment and development company. Recent projects include the 50-story 1010 Brickell and the two-tower Harbour condominium in North Miami Beach.
CEO Sam Zietz TouchSuite Zietz continues as the founder and CEO of TouchSuite, a leading point of sale vendor. He founded the Boca Raton company in 2003.
CEO Ron Antevy e-Builder Antevy continues as president and CEO at e-Builder, which he started with his brother Jon in 1998. The company was sold for $500 million in 2018 to Trimble.
Chairman Alan Levan BBX Capital Levan continues as chairman and CEO of BBX Capital and chairman of Bluegreen Vacations. He was featured on the cover of SFBW.