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The Up and Comers: Caridad Vasallo

SFBW’s Up & Comer Awards honors young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. To learn more about this year’s event, taking place Oct. 14, click here.

 

Caridad “Carey” Vasallo is a Partner at VMBG Accounting, and practice leader for the firm’s Consulting Services division. With over a decade of experience providing litigation support services, including agreed-upon procedure and consulting services, Vasallo specializes in assisting high net-worth individuals in marital dispute cases and business valuation matters. Under her direction, the practice has been listed for two consecutive years on South Florida Business Journal’s Top 25 Litigation Support Accounting Firms. Vasallo serves on the Florida Institute of CPA’s (FICPA) Board of Directors and Council. She was an FICPA 2015 26 Under 36 honoree, a 2016 CPA Practice Advisor Top 40 Under 40 Award recipient, a 2016 NACVA Top 40 Under 40 Award recipient, a 2017 FICPA Horizon Awards honoree, a 2017 AICPA Women to Watch Award recipient, and a 2018 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce HYPE Awards Finalist.

 

Favorite quote: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” — Les Brown.

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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.