MIAMI

Our Team

Team Members

Dave Chitester

CEO

Dave Chitester

David is the founder of the Tampa Bay investment firms Florida Funders and Seedfunders as well as Seedfunders Orlando and Seedfunders Miami. He has been called “The Angel Investor who…

Barbara Bibas Montero

Managing Partner

Barbara Bibas Montero

Barbara co-founded SafetyPay, a global payments solutions company, recently acquired by PaySafe. During her tenure there, her roles included COO and CMO as well as a member of SafetyPay’s Board…

John Lyons

Managing Partner

John Lyons

John Lyons started his career as a US Navy Officer. After leaving service, he started a successful technology company specializing in systems modernization.  His company was a direct prime contractor with the…

Leo Hernandez

Managing Partner

Leo Hernandez

Leo began his career as a software developer in 2004, subsequently working in many different industries including e-commerce, healthcare, aviation, education, finance, software consulting, and IT. Leo joined NinjaOne in…

Tahl Milburn

Managing Partner

Tahl Milburn

Tahl worked for system integration companies creating some of the first factory automation projects at Ford and GM. He moved into finance becoming CTO of Providian Financial which became a…

David Sherrer

Partner

David Sherrer

Founded, scaled, and exited Nuvotronics BS, Physics, Virginia Tech MS, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Eric Yaker

Partner

Eric Yaker

Eric has 25 years of experience primarily in the Pharmaceutical & CRO industry, with extensive experience in Finance & Operations. His roles have included Director of Finance, Site Director, and…

Gaston Derchi

Partner

Gaston Derchi

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Hadi Bozorgmanesh

Partner

Hadi Bozorgmanesh

Hadi Bozorgmanesh is a Professor of Practice in the School of Engineering at UConn where he developed and teaches Tech Experiential Entrepreneurship for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in…

Irv Cohen

Partner

Irv Cohen

After spending over thirty years as an executive for the Wall Street banks and large private conglomerates including a position as a senior executive with JP Morgan, where he relocated…

Jim Aresty

Partner

Jim Aresty

After retiring from the clothing manufacturing industry, Jim Aresty moved to Aspen, CO, where he became deeply involved in the Aspen Institute. He discovered St Petersburg in 2015 and began…

Jim Kimmel

Partner

Jim Kimmel

Jim spent well over four decades in the financial services industry including the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Citibank where he spent many years in international banking and country management,…

Michael Loechel

Partner

Michael Loechel

Former Pfizer executive and Deloitte Strategy & Operations Life Sciences consultant with over 25 years of experience focused on helping biopharmaceutical companies become more innovative, competitive, and productive. M.S. in…

Pedro Sostre

Partner

Pedro Sostre

Pedro Sostre is an entrepreneur, author, and angel investor. He is currently the CEO of Builderall, a SaaS marketing platform that has supported over 2 million businesses. Sostre founded the…

Steve Schumacher

Partner

Steve Schumacher

After several successful equity events, Steve now works with CEOs and Founders to position their companies for investment or sale, while also working with private equity groups, venture capital investors…

Yuriy Vasylenko, MBA

Partner

Yuriy Vasylenko, MBA

A former executive currently focusing on VC, PE, and real estate investing following a successful exit of a healthcare services company Yuriy led.