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Rachel Sapoznik joins Florida Funders

Well known for founding Sapoznik Insurance in Miami Beach, Rachel Sapoznik is now set to expand her already wide influence in the state.

The president and CEO was recently appointed to the board of directors of Florida Funders, a hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network. With over 30 years of corporate wellness and insurance industry experience, Sapoznik will assist the Florida Funders Board in strategic decisions around the organization’s future, providing insight into the South Florida market. The new position suits Sapoznik, who has been a market leader and angel investor for decades and offers a unique perspective from the insurance sector.

“As a successful entrepreneur, Rachel can relate to the startup journey and help individuals in our pipeline realize their goals and properly scale their business,” said Tom Wallace, managing partner at Florida Funders. “Rachel will be a key asset to our Board and a great resource for our founders, providing a diverse perspective as a successful woman business owner.”

Sapoznik’s book, A Passion for Wellness: Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line, was on Amazon’s best seller list for new releases. She also prioritizes helping the community and has been appointed to the Jackson Health Foundation board of directors and serves on the boards of The Education Fund and JAFCO, both of which are dedicated to improving the lives of children. 

“As a Florida native, I have always admired Florida Funders for their work in evolving the state’s startup ecosystem,” said Sapoznik, whose company was recently acquired by World Insurance Associates. “I encourage other investors and entrepreneurs to join the mission to position Florida as a leader in tech and innovation. I’m looking forward to joining the board and leveraging my experience to advise early-stage technology startups in building innovative solutions in healthcare and education—helping to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in Florida.”

Sapoznik joins the rest of the accomplished Board including: Tom Wallace, Managing Partner; Marc Blumenthal, General Partner; Steve MacDonald, General Partner, Investment Committee Member; Kevin Adamek, General Partner; Marc Sokol, General Partner, Investment Committee Chairman; Terry McCarthy, Board Member; and Lee Arnold, Principal, Board Observer.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.