Introducing The Official 2023 Haute 100 Miami List

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There’s no denying that the last several years have redefined the city of Miami, ultimately evolving the landscape like never before. After making a triumphant return last year following a two-year hiatus, our annual Haute 100 list for the 2023 year is officially here, celebrating the most influential names in Miami — including philanthropists, entrepreneurs, power couples, developers, creatives, athletes, hospitality power players, and more.


Jimmy Butler

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Basketball legend Jimmy Butler joined the Miami Heat in 2019 and has put the magic back into the Magic City. Butler has garnered an impressive list of career achievements thus far, including six-time NBA All-Star, five-time All-Defensive Team selection, and five-time All-NBA Team honoree.Butler led Miami to the NBA Finals in two of his four years as a member of the Heat. Regarded as one of the most hardworking, interesting, self-made players in the entire NBA, Butler has amassed more than 9 million loyal followers on Instagram. Off the court, Butler launched a new culture-shifting coffee and lifestyle brand, BIGFACE, that aims to connect and inspire through specialty coffee.

David Beckham

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INDUSTRY: Sports, Philanthropy

David Beckham OBE is one of England’s most successful footballers, with his football career spanning over two decades. Since retirement, Beckham has established himself as a businessman and entrepreneur. In 2019, Beckham founded Studio 99, a global production and content studio focusing on unscripted films, series, and format development across platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, among others. Beckham fulfilled his lifelong ambition to become the owner of a football club when his group was awarded the MLS Franchise for the City of Miami; thus, Inter Miami CF was announced and began playing in 2020. Beckham is a Goodwill Ambassador with UNICEF, where he launched the ground-breaking David Beckham UNICEF Fund to protect millions of children worldwide from danger.

Udonis Haslem

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COMPANY: Udonis Haslem’s Children’s Foundation
INDUSTRY: Sports, Philanthropy

Born and raised in Miami, Udonis Haslem (UD) is a professional basketball player, father, husband, businessman, and philanthropist. At 42 years old, the three-time NBA Champion and co-team captain of the Miami Heat is now the oldest active player in the league. UD’s entire 19-year NBA run to date has been with the Miami Heat, making him a beacon in the city of Miami. Off the court, UD founded the Udonis Haslem’s Children’s Foundation with the mission to promote youth development and self-confidence through a variety of different programs and services. This year, UD is proud to return to the Miami Heat for his 20th and final season in the NBA.

Tyler Herro

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COMPANY: Miami Heat, T. Herro Foundation
INDUSTRY: Sports, Philanthropy

Known for his unapologetic confidence and sharp shooting abilities, Tyler Herro is by far one of the most exciting rising players to watch. In fact, he recently signed a staggering four-year, $130 million contract extension with the Miami Heat. As the reigning Sixth Man of the Year for his career highs in points per game, field goal percentage, three-point percentage, and assists per game during the 2021–22 season, Herro is expected to return this season in full force. Tyler’s foundation, T. Herro, is dedicated to inspiring and improving the lives of the Herros of tomorrow, by helping at-risk youth fulfill their potential through sports, the arts, and holistic wellness programs.

Tyreek Hill

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COMPANY: Miami Dolphins, Tyreek Hill Family Foundation
INDUSTRY: Sports, Philanthropy

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, also known as “Cheetah” due to his incredible speed, has grown to become one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League. In 2022, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins, where he has immediately taken on a leadership role within the team. In the early stages of his NFL career, Hill established the Tyreek Hill Family Foundation to empower kids through education and wellness, and as a proud father of four, he mentors his children just the same. Through the Cheetah Scholarship Fund, free football camps, fundraising events, and more, the Tyreek Hill Family Foundation helps at-risk youth reach their goals.

Derek Jeter

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COMPANY: New York Yankees, Turn 2 Foundation
INDUSTRY: Sports, Philanthropy

Considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Derek Jeter had an epic 20-year career playing for the New York Yankees, winning five World Series championships. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020, honoring a career that included 14 All-Star selections and the 1996 AL Rookie of the Year Award, among others. He also served as co-owner and CEO of MLB’s Miami Marlins from 2017–2022. He founded the Turn 2 Foundation, which supports programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol. His documentary, The Captain (ESPN), was released in 2022, and recently, Jeter joined the MLB on FOX’s broadcast team.

Jamal Mashburn

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COMPANY: MashburnSackett, Mashburn Family Foundation
INDUSTRY: Sports, Philanthropy

Most notably known for his success on the basketball court and his career spanning over 20 years, NBA All-Star Jamal Mashburn has evolved beyond the court. Since retiring from basketball, Mashburn has worked for ESPN as an analyst and launched several successful business ventures. To date, Mashburn has ownership interest in numerous restaurant franchises, car dealerships, real estate ventures, and even the thoroughbred horse racing industry. Extremely civic-minded, Mashburn is committed to helping others and giving back to the community. He is a founding member, officer, and director of the MAP Foundation and Mashburn Family Foundation, both of which are non-profit 501(c)(3) corporations.

Lionel (Leo) Messi

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COMPANY: Inter Miami CF

Officially joining Inter Miami CF in 2023, the American professional soccer club co-owned by David Beckham, Leo Messi has ignited a passion for soccer in the Magic City. The Argentine soccer legend has captivated the world with his extraordinary talent. Rising through FC Barcelona’s ranks, he dominated the sport with unmatched skills, securing numerous Ballon d’Or titles. His legacy at Barcelona includes multiple La Liga and UEFA Champions League triumphs. In 2021, he joined Paris Saint-Germain, continuing his remarkable career, and in 2022, he won the World Cup while playing for Argentina. Beyond soccer, Messi founded the Leo Messi Foundation, showcasing his commitment to children’s education and healthcare.

Jalen Ramsey

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COMPANY: Miami Dolphins

A new addition to the Miami Dolphins and dear friend of the Haute Living family, Jalen Ramsey is a prominent NFL cornerback known for his exceptional skills and versatility. He started his football journey at Florida State University, where he earned accolades as a consensus All-American. In 2016, Ramsey was selected fifth overall in the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. During his tenure with the Jaguars, he established himself as one of the league’s premier defensive backs, earning multiple Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections. In 2019, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, contributing significantly to the team’s strong defensive presence. Off the field, Ramsey is recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and commitment to community engagement.


Romero Britto

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COMPANY: Britto Group
INDUSTRY: Art, Retail, Consumer Goods

Romero Britto, the most collected and licensed artist in history, is the founder of the Happy Art Movement and has created the universal visual language of happiness and love through his art. His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums in more than 120 countries, and he has collaborated with some of the world’s largest companies, including Absolut Vodka, Bentley, Hasbro, Mattel, LG, Samsung, Hublot, and many others. Britto was an opening performer for Super Bowl XLI with Cirque du Soleil, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, and was the official artist for the World Cup in South Africa and Brazil, as well as for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Britto’s companies donate to more than 250 charitable organizations worldwide.

Gary Nader

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COMPANY: Gary Nader Art Centre and Nader Museum

For more than 40 years, Gary Nader has played an integral role in Miami’s presence in the art industry. As a leading Latin-American art expert, Nader has successfully disseminated information about Latin-American art, expanding the horizons for his artists and collectors. Nader is at the helm of the Gary Nader Art Centre, home to works and exhibitions by renowned artists like Basquiat, Lichtenstein, Matisse, Picasso, and more, spanning across Gary Nader Private Collection, the Exhibition Gallery, and the Sculpture Park. He is the founder of the Nader Museum, which showcases art and fosters knowledge through appreciation and reinterpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin America and its diaspora.

Rubell Family

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COMPANY: Rubell Museum

The Rubell family, pioneers in contemporary art collecting, established the renowned Rubell Museums in Miami and Washington, D.C. Originating as the Rubell Family Collection in 1993, the Miami institution relocated to the Allapattah neighborhood in December 2019 and rebranded as the Rubell Museum, emphasizing inclusivity and broader access. Works by the family date back to 1964, when Mera and Don Rubell began their art journey, to 1982, when they were joined by their son, Jason. The collection now holds over 7,400 works, including paintings, sculptures, photography, videos, and installations by more than 1,000 artists. Their exceptional collection underpins more than 50 exhibitions and mirrors their dedication to promoting and engaging with today’s most impactful artists.

Kobi Karp

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COMPANY: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design
INDUSTRY: Architecture, Design

The designer paving the way for the present and future of Miami, Kobi Karp is the founder and principal of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc., a full-service architectural and interior design firm providing an array of services from large-scale, high-rise condominium and hospitality projects to small-scale, low-rise residential projects. Karp began his career working on major hospitality and all-inclusive resort projects throughout the U.S. Today, his restoration design techniques have contributed to a renaissance in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. Karp is a recognized American Institute of Architects member, with his firm recently being honored as Firm of the Year.


Luis Fonsi

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INDUSTRY: Entertainment

Luis Fonsi is an award-winning global artist and his generation’s leading Latin Music figure. Fonsi has topped charts with songs like “Aquí Estoy Yo,” which won Song of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards and three Billboard Latin Music Awards, and “Despacito.” In fact, “Despacito” is Fonsi’s biggest success to date, winning four Latin Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Latin Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and three Grammy Award nominations. The music video for the song is one of the most-watched videos on YouTube, garnering over 7 billion views. Fonsi continues to make waves in the industry; he has broken six Guinness World Records and has sold more than 11 million records worldwide.

Karolina Kurkova & Archie Drury

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COMPANY: Gryph & IvyRose
INDUSTRY: Creatives, Entertainment, Modeling

Karolina Kurkova, a renowned supermodel, has been featured on the covers of some of the biggest fashion publications in the world, as well as major fashion campaigns with luxury brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more. Kurkova pivoted her successful modeling career into entrepreneurship, and she is the co-founder of Gryph & IvyRose, a wellness and lifestyle brand that formulates natural herbal blends for children. In 2019, she debuted a collaboration with Cybex that includes strollers, a car seat, and a baby carrier. Kurkova is married to Voices of Iraq film producer, real estate investor, and entrepreneur Archie Drury. He is a former United States Marine and founder of the non-profit, Fisher Island Medical Clinic.

Pharrell Williams

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COMPANY: The Neptunes, YELLOW, Black Ambition, Humanrace™
INDUSTRY: Entertainment, Music, Fashion

There is no doubt 2023 was Pharrell Williams’ year as the visionary recording artist, producer, songwriter, philanthropist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur became the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton’s Menswear, replacing Virgil Abloh. In addition to his new role, Williams is also the founder of apparel brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream and partnered with David Grutman to open Swan and Bar Bevy and the Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach. Williams holds prestigious awards, such as Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010, 13 Grammy Awards, and a 2017 Academy Award nomination. He also has several philanthropic companies: YELLOW, a non-profit supporting youth education; Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative providing a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs; and Humanrace™.

Rick Ross

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COMPANY: Maybach Music Group
INDUSTRY: Entertainment

William Leonard Roberts II, known professionally as Rick Ross, is a famous rapper. After releasing his first single, “Hustlin,” in 2006, Ross signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Jay-Z at Def Jam Recordings. His debut album, Port of Miami, earned a top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with record sales. Outside of his solo career, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group in 2009, on which he released his eight studio albums, including his 10th album, Port of Miami 2, which was released in August 2019 and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts. Ross has also signed Meek Mill, Wale, and French Montana through the Maybach Music label.

Myles Shear

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COMPANY: Palm Tree Crew
INDUSTRY: Entertainment

Myles Shear is the CEO and co-founder of Palm Tree Crew, which consists of Palm Tree Management, Palm Tree Records, and Palm Tree Holdings. Shear guides a roster of award-winning multi-platinum talent, including record-breaking international superstars Kygo, Gryffin, Dean Lewis, Sam Feldt, Thomas Jack, Frank Walker, Forester, and influential songwriters Dreamlab and Petey Martin. Under Shear’s guidance as manager and confidant since 2012, Kygo has landed dozens of multi-platinum certifications, garnering 15 billion streams and selling out successive world tours, becoming the first artist to reach one billion streams on Spotify. Together, Shear and Kygo co-founded Palm Tree Management and aligned with RCA Records in a joint venture for Palm Tree Records.


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COMPANY: Mosley Music Group, Verzuz, Beatclub
INDUSTRY: Entertainment

Born Timothy Z. Mosley, Timbaland is a multi-platinum Grammy-winning super-producer and was recently named No. 3 on Billboard’s list of the 50 Greatest Producers of the 21st Century. He is the CEO of Mosley Music Group, a successful independent record label, selling over 25 million albums and 40 million singles. Timbaland is also the co-founder of the worldwide media phenomenon startup Verzuz with producer Swizz Beatz, where they have achieved multiple honors, including ASCAP’s Voice of the Culture Award. He is also the founder of the music creator platform Beatclub, the premier global marketplace for connecting the music creator community with record labels, music publishers, and independent artists.


Gil Dezer

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COMPANY: Dezer Development
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

An accomplished businessman and humanitarian, Gil Dezer is a real estate developer and one of the largest oceanfront property owners in Sunny Isles Beach. Dezer launched the Porsche Design Tower, a 60-story luxury tower, which introduced the Dezervator, a revolutionary automobile elevator lift system. He has launched marquee lifestyle brands, Residences by Armani/Casa and Hyde Midtown Suites and Residences, in exclusive partnerships with the Related Group. In 2021, Dezer announced plans for Bentley Residences, the world’s first Bentley Motors-branded luxury tower in Miami. Dezer is a proud supporter of local charities as he is one of the founders of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, among others.

Donahue Peebles III & Katrina Peebles

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COMPANY: Peebles Corporation
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Donahue “Don” Peebles III is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Peebles Corporation, a national real estate investment and development company with an $8 billion project portfolio and a pipeline spanning key markets in the nation. He is the executive vice president of the Peebles Corporation and handles new acquisitions and business development, actively pursuing public and private real estate transactions. His wife, Katrina, is responsible for the creative vision and direction of the Peebles Corporation’s design and marketing. In addition to her corporate role, she currently sits on the board of directors for CARE Elementary School in Miami and is the vice chair of the New York City Mission Society.

Vlad Doronin

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COMPANY: Aman Group, OKO Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Vlad Doronin is an international investor and real estate developer focused on luxury residential, commercial, and hospitality properties. As founder and CEO of leading real estate development firm, OKO Group, and owner, chairman, and CEO of the world’s most pre-eminent resort brand, Aman, Doronin’s global business portfolio spans the globe. OKO Group is currently developing several residential and commercial sites in Miami, including an Aman hotel and a limited number of Aman-branded residences on Miami Beach. With the launch of Janu, Aman’s sister hotel brand, Doronin continues to add value to the world’s most admired hospitality brand, with Janu Tokyo, the brand’s flagship, scheduled to open this winter.

Art Falcone

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COMPANY: Encore Capital Management and Rescore Property Corp, Falcone Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Art Falcone is the co-founding managing principal of Encore Capital Management and Rescore Property Corp., which includes master-planned communities, apartment complexes, retail centers, condominiums, townhomes, and hotels. Falcone is also the founder and managing principal of Miami Worldcenter, a project in the heart of downtown Miami with more than 15 million square feet of mixed-use space. As CEO and chairman of Falcone Group, a vertically integrated real estate and land development organization, Falcone established the company as an internationally recognized real estate corporation. Falcone has been a benefactor to various foundations and charities, including Crohn’s and Colitis National Foundation and SOS Children’s Village, among others. Falcone is also the recipient of the very prestigious Horatio Alger Award in 2022.

Russell W. Galbut

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COMPANY: Crescent Heights, Norwegian Cruise Lines & GFO Investments
INDUSTRY: Real Estate, Hospitality

Russell W. Galbut serves as chairman of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.; chairman of GFO Investments, a private wealth management firm specializing in real estate and hospitality-focused investments; and the managing principal of Crescent Heights, one of America’s largest and most respected developers of quality residential apartments and condominiums. Galbut has been at the helm of the urban mixed-use real estate sector for over three decades, garnering an esteemed reputation. His commitment to community shines as he actively participates in various charitable boards, notably the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration’s advisory board, exemplifying his dedication to making meaningful contributions.

Joey Goldman & Jessica Goldman Srebnick

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COMPANY: Goldman Properties
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Power siblings Joey Goldman and Jessica Goldman Srebnick both sit on the board as co-chairs of Goldman Properties, a company that has revitalized numerous neighborhoods throughout the country, including SoHo (New York), Deep Ellum (Dallas), Miami Beach, and Wynwood (Miami). At a young age, Joey knew his career passion would follow his father’s (Tony Goldman) footsteps in real estate. Today, he continues to oversee acquisitions and the development of real estate for the company. Aside from Goldman Properties, Jessica also serves as the founder and CEO of Goldman Global Arts, an organization that brings artists and clients together, and the lead curator for the internationally acclaimed street art museum, Wynwood Walls.

Daniel Kodsi

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COMPANY: Royal Palm Companies (RPC), Paramount, and Legacy Hotel and Residences
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Throughout his career, Daniel Kodsi has been credited for changing skylines with his award-winning projects. Kodsi has been at the helm of Royal Palm Companies (RPC), and under his leadership, RPC has developed over $3.5 billion in completed projects with over $2 billion in the pipeline. Kodsi founded Participant Capital as the capital arm of RPC and a vehicle to empower individual investors to participate in ground-up construction projects. Kodsi has created several branded residences, including his own brands, the Paramount and Legacy Hotel and Residences. He recently completed the internationally renowned Paramount Miami Worldcenter, which is the signature tower of the second-largest, master-planned urban project in the U.S.

Christy & David Martin

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INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Christy and David Martin are passionate about making a difference in their native South Florida as active members and supporters of the region’s business and philanthropic communities. As CEO of Terra, one of South Florida’s leading real estate development companies, David and his firm are known for transforming neighborhoods through strategic design. The firm’s portfolio of developments is valued at more than $8 billion, innovating the urban and suburban landscape with a keen eye toward resiliency and sustainability. The Martins’ commitment to the community is underscored by their integral role in various charitable, civic, environmental, arts, and cultural organizations, including Miami Children’s Health Foundation benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Teach for America, Vizcaya Museums and Gardens, Miami (ICA Miami), and more.

Jorge Pérez, Jon Paul “JP” Pérez, and Nicholas Pérez

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COMPANY: Related Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Jorge Pérez is the chairman and CEO of Related Group and has been at the forefront of South Florida’s complex urban evolution for more than four decades. Set to answer the demands and desires of a new generation, Jorge’s two sons are also actively involved in the family business. Jon Paul “JP” Pérez serves as president of development at Related Group and is responsible for driving the company into the future. A market maker himself, Jon Paul has personally spearheaded Related Group’s recent entrance into Miami’s popular Wynwood neighborhood. Nicholas Pérez serves as senior vice president at Related Group and is involved across all facets of the firm, including the condominium, international development, market-rate rental, and affordable housing divisions.

Robert Rivani

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COMPANY: Black Lion Investment Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Black Lion Investment Group president Robert Rivani is an American entrepreneur, retail entertainment innovator, and real estate visionary. Black Lion focuses on hospitality and entertainment endeavors for South Florida’s ever-expanding social scene. Black Lion’s portfolio value exceeds $200 million in South Florida, with a noteworthy collection of high-profile restaurant tenants from Miami Beach to Wynwood, Brickell, and Downtown. Rivani has attracted internationally recognized lifestyle restaurant RosaNegra at SLS Brickell; Gekkō at Brickell SLS LUX; Philippe by Philippe Chow anchoring One Ocean South Beach; Catch Miami Beach opening at the Continuum high-rise; Amara at Paraiso with chef Michael Schwartz; Wynwood Jungle with a new Fable rooftop restaurant; GAIA at the Marea; and Delilah at Brickell Bay boardwalk.

Michael Shvo 

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INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Michael Shvo is the founder, chairman, and CEO of SHVO. A leading real estate owner, investor, and developer focused on architecturally iconic structures in the world’s leading cities, Shvo presides over a portfolio of more than $8 billion in luxury residential, hospitality, and commercial spaces. In Miami Beach, Shvo is collaborating with visionaries Peter Marino and Lord Norman Foster to reimagine the resort destination into a truly evolved global city. Most anticipated is his $1 billion restoration of Miami Beach’s iconic Art Deco hotel, The Raleigh, which will be reimagined as a Rosewood Hotel and Residences. Near The Raleigh, Shvo is developing three super-prime Class A office towers along Lincoln Road: One Soundscape Park, The Alton, and 407 Lincoln Road.

Jeffrey Soffer

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COMPANY: Fontainebleau Development
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Jeffrey Soffer is the chairman and CEO of Fontainebleau Development, one of the country’s premier real estate development groups specializing in large-scale lifestyle developments within the hospitality, retail, residential, and commercial sectors. He has been dedicated to Fontainebleau Development’s growth for more than 25 years. Soffer led the $1 billion expansion and renovation of the company’s landmark Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The company’s portfolio includes JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa and Hilton Nashville Downtown. Soffer has created numerous South Florida residential landmarks, including Turnberry Ocean Colony, Porto Vita, Fontainebleau II, Fontainebleau III, Turnberry Village, and more.

Barry Sternlicht

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COMPANY: Starwood Capital Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

A pioneer of the real estate industry, Barry Sternlicht is a true trailblazer. Sternlicht is the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Sternlicht is also the chairman of Starwood Property Trust, a leading diversified finance company. For the past three decades, Sternlicht has structured investments with an asset value of $235 billion+. In 2008, Sternlicht founded SH Group, his new hotel management company that owns and manages Baccarat Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotel brands. Sternlicht also serves on the board of directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and the Real Estate Roundtable.

Alirio Torrealba

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COMPANY: MG Developer
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Alirio Torrealba propels MG Developer, a Coral Gables-based residential property development firm, renowned for innovation and comprehensive real estate services. With astute vision, Torrealba drives the company’s success, from creative concepts to prime property selection and precise project execution. Expanding beyond Coral Gables, Torrealba’s impact reaches Hialeah with multifamily projects reshaping urban living. Advocating for public art, he enriches neighborhoods through MG Developer’s art exhibitions, aligning with his belief in art’s transformative power. Torrealba actively supports the arts as a Coral Gables Museum board member and donor to the city’s Art in Public Places program. His philanthropic endeavors extend to the Coral Gables Community Foundation and FundaHigado awareness.

Manny Angelo Varas

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INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Manny Angelo Varas is the visionary builder and developer behind some of the most stunning homes built for billionaires, celebrities, and business leaders. As the CEO and founder of MV Group USA, Varas develops multi-million-dollar, custom-built homes and condos for an elite international clientele that includes celebrities like Giorgio Armani, Jennifer Lopez, and Lil Wayne, among others. MV Group continues to elevate Miami’s profile as a destination home to the world’s most incredible residences and multi-family projects, including the Bezos family’s Journey’s End home. Varas is a state-licensed general contractor, roofing contractor, and real estate broker, as well as a LEED-accredited professional designated by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Michael Stern

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COMPANY: JDS Development Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Michael Stern, JDS Development Group’s founder and CEO, pioneers innovative real estate development, construction, and acquisitions. Notable in New York City and Miami, JDS crafts award-winning residential, hospitality, and mixed-use landmarks. Stern’s philosophy drives design and construction boundaries for dynamic market projects. Expertise spans project management, sales, marketing, and real estate financing. Founded in 2002, JDS excels in complex endeavors, revitalizing architect Ralph Walker’s legacy with Walker Tower and Stella Tower conversions. The iconic 111 West 57th St. skyscraper and Brooklyn Tower projects redefine pioneering design. Notable works include the Fitzroy and American Copper Buildings. In South Florida, Monad Terrace is complete, and upcoming projects include MAJOR at 888 Brickell and 1 Southside Park.

Camilo Miguel Jr.

COMPANY: Mast Capital
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Camilo Miguel Jr. is the CEO of Mast Capital, overseeing the company’s investment strategy, risk management, and operations.  Under Miguel’s keen expertise, extensive network, and leadership, Mast Capital is a leading investor and developer of high-end for-sale residential, hospitality, office, and retail projects, focusing on high barriers-to-entry markets. Before founding Mast Capital, Miguel was the founder and president of Vertica Group and the co-founder of Clear Tile Group. A pillar of the Miami community, Miguel sits on the Board of Friends of the Underline, on the Real Estate Advisory Board at the University of Miami, the Perez Art Museum Collectors Council, and is a board member and chair of the Building Committee for The Center for Arts and Innovation.


Fareed Adib

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INDUSTRY: Technology Finance

Fareed Adib, a seasoned technology leader with 25+ years of experience, boasts an impressive career managing billion-dollar businesses for global tech giants like Google and Softbank. Currently a managing director at Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with more than $100B AUM, Adib also serves on multiple technology company boards. Actively engaged in Miami’s entrepreneurial community, he mentors aspiring business leaders and promotes the local tech ecosystem. Adib also contributes to’s mission, serving on its board to expand computer science education in schools and encourage participation from underrepresented groups.

Michael Bay

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COMPANY: Platinum Dunes
INDUSTRY: Entertainment

Michael Bay is a trailblazing director and producer. Renowned for his exceptional commercial work, he won the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Best Commercial with the “Got Milk?/Aaron Burr” spot, now considered a definitive classic. Transitioning to feature films, he kickstarted Will Smith’s action-hero status with “Bad Boys I & II” and delivered high-octane blockbusters like “The Rock,” “Armageddon,” and the “Transformers” franchise, making him one of the world’s highest-grossing directors. In 2019, Bay ventured into streaming with Netflix’s hit “6 Underground.” Bay’s two production companies, Bay Films and Platinum Dunes, have achieved success across genres, earning him several accolades and tributes in the industry. In 2023, he ventured into true crime docuseries, adding another facet to his career.

Wayne Boich

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COMPANY: Reserve Padel / Boich Investment Group
INDUSTRY: Private Equity

Wayne Boich, chairman/CEO of Boich Investment Group, leads diverse global investment strategies and manages a robust real estate portfolio encompassing hotels, commercial office spaces, and single/multi-family residential projects across the United States. In 2022, his company hosted the largest padel tournament in the U.S. Miami Padel Open donating over $2 million to local causes. Boich later launched Reserve, a premier padel brand, focusing on developing padel clubs, courts, tournaments, apparel, and premier events around the country. With established clubs in Miami and New York, the brand is dedicated to redefining the future of padel. Wayne and his wife, Cynthia, are committed philanthropists, supporting various charities, including Mt. Sinai Hospital, Women of Tomorrow, After-School All-Stars, and The Make-A-Wish® Foundation.

Arlene & Wayne Chaplin

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COMPANY: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
INDUSTRY: Liquor & Wine Distribution

Wayne Chaplin serves as the CEO of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol and a multi-generational, family-owned company. Chaplin is involved in various philanthropic activities, including long-time support of the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University. Arlene is a passionate community leader known for her support of many organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Miami City Ballet, Mount Sinai Hospital, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program, and many others. Mrs. Chaplin is also involved in developing community-bettering initiatives, such as YogArt, a unique outdoor yoga experience with live music, healthy food, and drinks.

Camila Coelho

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COMPANY: Camila Coelho Collection
INDUSTRY: Fashion, Beauty

Camila Coelho, a Brazilian-American fashion and beauty entrepreneur with 15 million followers across social platforms, established the Camila Coelho Collection, which rapidly sold out on and continues to thrive. As a first-generation immigrant, Coelho’s YouTube beauty tutorials propelled her to become a top digital influencer. Her impact extends from New York Fashion Week to global red carpets. Her brand partnerships include La Mer, Michael Kors, and more. Coelho’s beauty line, Elaluz, reflects inclusivity and sustainability. She’s a committed advocate, serving on the Epilepsy Foundation board. Fluent in three languages, she resides in Miami with her husband and son.

William Dean

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COMPANY: M.C. Dean, Inc.
INDUSTRY: Technology

William Dean is the CEO of M.C. Dean, Inc., a global engineering and systems integration firm specializing in cyber-physical solutions for mission-critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure, and global enterprises. Integral in the South Florida community, his signature projects include the Miami Convention Center and Port Miami tunnel, among others. He is also behind the renovation of the S.S. Kresge estate, Terra Veritatis, on the Indian Creek waterfront, which has hosted some of Miami’s highest-profile happenings. His philanthropic endeavors include the Global Empowerment Mission in Ukraine, Girls Institute for Technology, and the Innocence Project, among others.

Rodrigo Garduño

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INDUSTRY: Sports, Health, Wellness

Rodrigo Garduño is a former professional soccer player turned founder of human transformation program 54D, a high-intensity, multidisciplinary, transformative training program. Throughout the pandemic, Garduño hosted daily live-streaming workouts, reaching an average of more than 30,000 devices connected to his IG Live sessions every day, as well as an estimated 150,000 additional users streaming the daily class videos. In July 2020, 54D launched a revolutionary online program, 54D ON, officially bringing the comprehensive training program to a global audience. Today, 54D has expanded with centers in Mexico, Colombia, Miami, Coral Gables, and later this year, New York City and Broward County.

Tom Garfinkel

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COMPANY: Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium, Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
INDUSTRY: Sports, Entertainment

Tom Garfinkel is the vice chairman, president, and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, and managing partner of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. Since his hire in 2013, Garfinkel has led the business turnaround of the Dolphins and the renovation of Hard Rock Stadium into a global entertainment destination. The stadium campus has hosted the highest-grossing soccer match in U.S. history, the Super Bowl, the College Football National Championship, and Rolling Loud festivals. The organization secured long-term commitments for the Miami Open tennis tournament and the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix and will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Also, under Garfinkel’s leadership, the Dolphins Cancer Challenge has become the largest annual fundraiser in the NFL.

Kenneth C. Griffin

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COMPANY: Citadel

Kenneth C. Griffin is the founder and CEO of Citadel, one of the world’s leading alternative investment firms. He and his team also established Citadel Securities, a leading global market maker. A passionate philanthropist, he has donated more than $2 billion to support initiatives that advance breakthroughs in science and medicine and expand access and opportunity in education. His catalytic giving empowers students across our country to succeed and enables people to live longer and healthier lives. Griffin holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard College.

Brad Garlinghouse

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INDUSTRY: Finance, Technology

Brad Garlinghouse, a notable figure in the technology and finance sectors, is the CEO of Ripple, a global blockchain-based payment company. Garlinghouse has held various prominent positions in the tech industry, contributing significantly to its growth. His leadership roles at companies like AOL, Yahoo, and Hightail showcased his strategic prowess. Garlinghouse later took the helm at Ripple, where he championed blockchain technology to revolutionize cross-border payments. His vision and commitment to innovation have propelled Ripple to the forefront of the fintech industry, making him a prominent figure in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Thomas Kato

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COMPANY: Merchant Hub, Rock 13 Tequila
INDUSTRY: Finance, Tech

Thomas Kato‘s entrepreneurial skills have paved the way for a remarkable career. With a portfolio encompassing commercial development properties, and a worldwide trading company called Rock 13 Trading, Kato is at the forefront of fintech innovation. Rock 13 Trading specializes in optimizing power plant efficiency, saving dissipated electricity, and supplying raw materials. Additionally, Kato has made strides in the financial sector with Merchant Hub, a cutting-edge payment processing business. The Harvard Business School alumni anticipates the transformative role of blockchain in our financial landscape has shifted his focus to the launch of Comet Cash, a multinational protocol dedicated to global remittances and payments. This innovative platform facilitates the seamless conversion of fiat to crypto and vice versa, with minimal costs for consumers and merchants alike utilizing his new payment rails.

Marc Leder

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COMPANY: Sun Capital Partners Inc.
INDUSTRY: Private Equity

Marc Leder is the co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading global private investment firm he co-founded with Rodger Krouse. With many years of experience in leveraged buyouts, investment banking, and business operations, Leder co-directs all the firm’s global investment activities, approves all capital commitments, and oversees the firm’s operations jointly with Krouse. Under his guidance, Sun Capital has invested in more than 500 companies worldwide with revenues of over $50 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. Leder is a member of the International Counsel for the Museum Berggruen in Berlin and sits on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin O’Leary

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COMPANY: O’Leary Ventures, O’Leary Fine Wines, WonderTrust
INDUSTRY: Technology, Entertainment, Venture Capital

Kevin O’Leary is a venture capitalist, investor, television personality, and author. He gained widespread recognition as a “Shark” on the reality ABC show Shark Tank. O’Leary is known for his sharp business acumen and direct and often candid communication style, as well as his role in evaluating and investing in various entrepreneurial ventures on the show. Prior to his television career, he co-founded O’Leary Funds and O’Leary Ventures, which focus on investment opportunities in various industries. He has also authored books on finance and entrepreneurship, contributing to his reputation as a prominent figure in the business world.

Jeff Ransdell

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COMPANY: Fuel Venture Capital
INDUSTRY: Technology, Venture Capital

Jeff Ransdell is a founding partner and the managing director of Fuel Venture Capital. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Miami, Fuel VC boasts a portfolio of 33 technology startups based across the globe, with over $500 million AUM, and over $100 million deployed to South Florida alone. Ransdell is a frequent guest on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television, TD Ameritrade, and Benzinga, and has been featured in notable publications for his “founder-focused, investor-driven” mindset.

Naeem Khan

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COMPANY: Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan is a world-renowned fashion designer celebrated for his extraordinary contributions to the fashion industry. Khan’s passion for fashion was ingrained in his DNA from a young age, inspired by the intricate craftsmanship and rich cultural heritage of his homeland. With a unique blend of Indian artistry and Western glamour, Khan has dressed some of the most prominent figures on the global stage, including former First Lady Michelle Obama and numerous Hollywood celebrities. His eponymous label, Naeem Khan, has become synonymous with opulence, intricate embellishments, and timeless elegance, making him a true luminary in the world of haute couture.

Byron Roth

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COMPANY: Roth Capital Partners

Byron Roth serves as the Executive Chairman and CEO of Roth Capital Partners, a leading financial services firm specializing in providing investment banking services. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Roth has played an integral role in shaping the success of the firm. His leadership extends across various facets of finance, including overseeing numerous merger and acquisition transactions. Roth’s visionary approach and commitment to excellence have been instrumental in driving the firm’s growth and influence within the industry. His dedication to facilitating strategic financial solutions for clients underscores his status as a prominent figure in the world of investment banking. Roth’s contributions continue to leave a lasting impact on the financial landscape.

Sergey Petrossov

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COMPANY: Vista Global Holding, JetSmarter
INDUSTRY: Technology, Private Aviation   

Sergey Petrossov is a serial entrepreneur and investor, continually seeking ways to innovate industries. Petrossov actively invests in innovative companies and has founded multiple startups. He is most known for founding JetSmarter, a technology company that makes shared and private flights accessible. Within five years, he grew the business on a large scale, transporting over 200,000 passengers. In early 2019, JetSmarter was acquired by Vista Global Holding, the parent company of VistaJet and XO, in order to merge the companies and form the world’s largest air charter provider. When he is not flying around the globe, he resides in the South Florida area with his wife and two children.

Loren Ridinger

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COMPANY: Market America Worldwide | SHOP.COM.
INDUSTRY: E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Internet Shopping

Loren Ridinger, co-founder & CEO of Market America Worldwide, is an industry-leading business titan who’s been at the forefront of e-commerce and digital marketing for over 30 years. She and her late husband, JR Ridinger, founded Market America in 1992, creating the UnFranchise® Business System to empower everyday people to pursue their dreams of owning a business earning supplemental income. Now in eight Market Countries, Market America Worldwide is a global enterprise that owns the award-winning e-commerce site SHOP.COM.

Renowned for her iconic style, Loren made Haute Living’s influential figures lists and appeared on Grant Cardone’s 10X Talk podcast. An avid philanthropist awarded for her impact and influence, she supports the American Heart Association and The Make-A-Wish® Foundation.

Marc Roberts

COMPANY: Worldwide Entertainment and Sports Corporation
INDUSTRY: Real Estate, Sports

Marc Roberts, a trailblazing figure in sports, entertainment, and real estate, ignited his career at age 19 by becoming the youngest to promote a professional boxing match. Guided by legendary Emanuel Steward, Roberts managed world champions, including Donald “the Cobra” Curry, Ray Mercer, and Shannon Briggs. Pioneering feats continued with his sports management company, Triple Threat Enterprises, and Worldwide Entertainment and Sports Corporation, both taken public on NASDAQ and raising over $100 million combined. Transitioning to real estate, he amassed $2 billion in condominium conversions and co-founded Miami Worldcenter — the largest mixed-use project currently in development in the United States. He is also the co-founder and owner of Club E11EVEN, which launched E11EVEN Hotel and Residences and E11EVEN Beyond, garnering over $1 billion in sales. Roberts’ endeavors have made him a revered entrepreneur known for his charitable contributions in Miami and beyond.

Drew Rosenhaus

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COMPANY: Rosenhaus Sports

Drew Rosenhaus is the sports industry’s highest-grossing agent and owner of the Miami-based sports agency, Rosenhaus Sports. Rosenhaus has negotiated over $7 billion of NFL contracts from the start of his career at 22 years old to the present day. He was the first sports agent to grace the cover of the iconic Sports Illustrated magazine and became the youngest registered agent in the industry. He was recently featured on HBO’s Real Sports and Inside the NFL. Currently, Rosenhaus resides in Miami Beach with his wife and four children. He spearheads multiple philanthropic endeavors throughout South Florida, including his Drew Rosenhaus Youth Football and Fitness Camp.

David A. Steinberg

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COMPANY: Zeta Global
INDUSTRY: Technology, Marketing

David A. Steinberg is the CEO and chairman of Zeta Global, which he co-founded with John Sculley, the former Apple CEO and Pepsi president. Zeta’s platform and data empower many of the world’s largest consumer brands to acquire, grow, and retain their customers at a substantially lower cost, and the company has been recognized by Forrester as the No. 1 leader above all other marketing clouds. The company went public on the NYSE in June 2021. A lifelong founder of businesses, Steinberg has sold four companies, taken two public, and dedicated more than 30 years to helping shape the technology and marketing ecosystems.

Sean Wolfington

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COMPANY: The Wolfington Companies
INDUSTRY: Technology, Real Estate, Mobility, Film

Chairman of the Wolfington Companies, Sean Wolfington is a serial entrepreneur in tech, mobility, marketing, and film, who built and sold 12 tech companies and produced eight films, including this year’s blockbuster, Sound of Freedom. Wolfington was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the law company Ernst & Young, and he received the Legacy Award from the National Council for Adoption in 2007, the President’s Service Award in 2008, and the Tony Bennett Exploring the Arts Award in 2012. In addition, he serves on the board of the Playing for Change Foundation and founded the Wolfington Charitable Foundation, which enables bright futures for at-risk children through sports, the arts, and wellness programs.

Bob Zangrillo

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COMPANY: Dragon Global
INDUSTRY: Technology, Real Estate, Finance

Bob Zangrillo, a tech entrepreneur and investor in advertising, AI, clean tech, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data, e-commerce, mobility, and social networking, is renowned for driving financial gains and industry solutions. As founder, chairman, CEO, board member, investor, and advisor, he’s guided 16 Unicorn companies, including eight Decacorns like Uber, Facebook/Meta, and DiDi, into the Trillion-Dollar Club. Beyond tech, he’s championed commercial real estate, founding the Magic City Innovation District in Miami, an 8-million-square-foot development. A respected philanthropist, he founded the Zangrillo Family Foundation, backing initiatives in Miami and the Amazon Rainforest. He is also a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Robert Zarco

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COMPANY: Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A.

Robert Zarco, founding partner of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A., has made an indelible mark on the community, clients, and the practice of franchise law and commercial litigation on a national and international scale. For over 35 years, Zarco has been at the forefront of protecting legal rights, representing more than 500 different brands in more than 40 states and 20 countries, and thousands of franchisees. Zarco was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America National Trial Lawyers Honor Society, and Lawyer of the Year in Franchise by Best Lawyers of America©, among others. Zarco is also an avid yachtsman, amateur chef, and philanthropist.


Philip Goldfarb

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COMPANY: Fontainebleau
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

With more than three decades of hospitality leadership under his belt, Fontainebleau Development COO Philip Goldfarb oversees the company’s portfolio of world-class resorts, including Fontainebleau Miami Beach, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa, JW Marriott Nashville, Hilton Nashville Downtown, and the forthcoming Fontainebleau Las Vegas. Goldfarb has been instrumental in the company’s success and growth, including multi-million renovations, the introduction of new restaurant concepts and entertainment experiences, and Fontainebleau’s westward expansion to the Las Vegas Strip. Goldfarb has been recognized as one of the South Florida Business Journal’s “Power Leaders in Hospitality” and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Tourism Award.

David & Isabela Grutman

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COMPANY: Groot Hospitality
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

A native Floridian, David Grutman founded Groot Hospitality in Miami, known for creating immersive experiential venues across a unique portfolio of restaurants, hotels, bars, and nightclubs, including restaurants like Casadonna, Gekkō, Komodo (in Miami and Dallas), Swan, The Key Club, Strawberry Moon, and Papi Steak, and nightlife venues such as LIV at Fontainebleau. Grutman also founded The Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach alongside Pharrell Williams. His new project, Somewhere Else, will be Groot Hospitality’s first resort, arriving in 2025 on Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Isabela Rangel Grutman is a philanthropist, clothing and jewelry designer, creative brand advisor, model, style influencer, and full-time mother. In 2022, Isabela launched her surname-eponymous clothing line, Rangel, and jewelry line, ISA.

John Kunkel

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COMPANY: 50 Eggs Hospitality Group
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

Renowned restaurateur and founder of 50 Eggs Hospitality Group, John Kunkel, remains a driving force in the industry. Under the banner of 50 Eggs Hospitality Group, Kunkel has 18 thriving restaurants and has five properties in the pipeline. Kunkel’s domain encompasses Yardbird, a James Beard Foundation Award-nominated establishment in Miami, Las Vegas, Singapore, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Denver. His collaboration with celebrity chef Lorena Garcia resulted in the Latin-American concept Chica, with locations in Miami, Las Vegas, and Aspen. Also under his command are Spritz and Capri Pool Restaurants and Bar, alongside the fast-casual venture, Spring Chicken. His latest addition is Wakuda, a modern Japanese concept with Michelin Star chef Tetsuya Wakuda.

Diego & Gisela Lowenstein

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COMPANY: Lionstone Development
INDUSTRY: Hospitality, Real Estate

Diego Lowenstein has been part of his family’s international business interests for more than 30 years. As the CEO of Lionstone, best known for The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, as well as developments including the EPIC Hotel and Residence, Diego has led the family-entrepreneurial firm to new heights. Lionstone has entitled, converted, and developed more than 3.5 million square feet of real estate projects. Gisela is an executive coach and trusted advisor specializing in family businesses, focusing on a variety of topics, including forward planning, organizational discipline, succession principles, legal and financial frameworks, and management. She is also certified by the International Coaching Federation. The Lowensteins are involved with several charitable, philanthropic, and professional organizations.

Keith & Evelyn Menin

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COMPANY: Menin Hospitality
INDUSTRY: Hospitality, Entrepreneurship

Keith Menin is a hospitality entrepreneur who is creatively innovating the industry. Menin’s rapidly expanding portfolio of acclaimed hotels, restaurants, and custom-designed luxury homes throughout the country has defined his career over the last 15 years in South Florida. He joined forces with his cousin, Jared Galbut, to form Menin Hospitality, a Miami-based hospitality and design firm behind successful restaurant and lounge brands like Bodega. Menin’s passion for luxury home design, combined with his dedicated Menin Homes design and development team, has led him to grow the business with more than $200 million in properties in the last five years. Evelyn is the director of interior design for the firm, creating incredible custom designs and furnishing layouts for interior design clients.

Lee Brian Schrager

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COMPANY: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

Lee Brian Schrager is the CCO and senior vice president of corporate social responsibility at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. He is recognized for creating the Food Network South Beach and New York City Wine and Food Festivals presented by Capital One, which have raised nearly $50 million for charity to date. As a true food and beverage connoisseur, Schrager is also the author of three esteemed cookbooks. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Board of Directors for Food Bank for New York City, as well as a judge for Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list and Celebrated Living’s annual Platinum List awards.

Jeff Zalaznick & Mario Carbone of Major Food Group

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COMPANY: Major Food Group
INDUSTRY: Hospitality, Entrepreneur, Culinary

Visionary restaurateurs Jeff Zalaznick and Mario Carbone have relentlessly forged a path in the hospitality industry, establishing the impenetrable powerhouse hospitality company Major Food Group alongside co-founder Rich Torrisi. For the past decade, Zalaznick and Carbone have cemented their reputation as two of the world’s most accomplished chefs and innovative restaurateurs, creating a range of concepts that have become icons and household names like Carbone, Sadelle’s Coconut Grove, and The Grill. The company now boasts a portfolio across six countries, including more than 40 restaurants, hotels, residential real estate, and private club businesses, with the recent debut of ZZ’s Club in New York and Chateau ZZ’s in Brickell. Both native New Yorkers currently reside in Miami; Zalaznick is a graduate of Cornell University and Carbone is from the Culinary Institute of America.

Alex Pirez

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COMPANY: Mocca Group
Design, Development, Real Estate, Hospitality

Born and raised in South Florida, Alex Pirez is a serial entrepreneur with interests that span across multiple industries. Currently, Pirez upholds the role as the founder and CEO of Mocca Group, a South Florida luxury home and commercial development firm responsible for some of the city’s most impressive properties and world-class projects. In addition to founding Mocca Construction and Mocca Realty, Pirez is an investor in some of Miami’s most influential lifestyle and hospitality businesses and concepts, such as Billionaire Boys Club, Komodo, Swan, Key Club, Gekkō, The Goodtime Hotel, and Major Food Group’s expansion in Miami, with ventures including Carbone, ZZ’s Club, Dirty French Steakhouse, HaSalon, Sadelle’s Coconut Grove, Contessa, and soon-to-open Red Farm in New York.

Matt Zingler

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COMPANY: Rolling Loud
INDUSTRY: Hospitality, Entertainment

Matt Zingler, co-founder of Rolling Loud with Tariq Cherif, embraced music’s allure early on, exploring festivals nationwide since 2004. Co-establishing Dope Entertainment in 2010, he and Cherif gained esteem in Florida’s hip-hop scene. In 2015, Rolling Loud emerged from their vision, earning the title of the World’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival. Beyond festivals, it has evolved into a lifestyle brand with annual stateside events and global editions. Zingler nurtures local talent while offering immersive experiences reminiscent of his festival fascination. Amid the pandemic, Rolling Loud innovated with virtual “Loud Stream” festivals on Twitch, sustaining its team and emerging stronger.

Omer Horev

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COMPANY: Pura Vida
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

Omer Horev, CEO and co-founder of Pura Vida Miami, hails from Israel and founded Pura Vida in 2012, initially as a passion project addressing the need for quality, wholesome food. Pura Vida’s success propelled it from a side venture to a full-scale brand led by Horev and his wife, Jennifer. With a decade of experience in South Florida real estate, Omer’s strategic eye aids in identifying ideal brand locations and growth opportunities. Under Omer’s leadership, Pura Vida flourished as a lifestyle brand, epitomizing South Florida’s wellness culture. In 2021, he launched Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen, a culinary homage to his Tel Aviv roots.

Mathieu Massa

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COMPANY: Mr. Hospitality, Massa Investment Group, Massa Construction Group
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

Mathieu Massa, a European-style luxury supper club pioneer in South Florida, boasts a decade-long legacy. After arriving in the U.S., he established Massa Investment Group, a private equity firm, and Massa Construction Group, specializing in upscale construction for hospitality and mixed-use projects. Mathieu also founded Mr. Hospitality, overseeing famed nightlife spots and upscale eateries like Marion, El Tucán, and the opulent Queen Miami Beach within the transformed Paris Theater. A Miami hospitality visionary, he excels in prime locations, synergistic concepts, and long-term investment, solidifying his imprint on the city’s scene.

Greg Galy & Marine Giron-Galy

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COMPANY: Riviera Dining Group
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

Greg and Marine Galy co-founded MILA in 2020, which has since grown to become one of Miami’s busiest restaurants and one of the top five highest-grossing restaurants in the country Greg, CEO of RDG leverages his extensive hospitality experience as Fig & Olive’s former president, and masters the perfect balance between genuine hospitality, fine dining, and innovative nightlife, which has led RDG to establish itself in the upscale social scene of Miami quickly. Marine, CBO of RDG, utilizes her background in global luxury marketing and brand strategy, working with prestigious fragrance houses and beauty brands, to create new luxury guest experiences in the hospitality realm.


Michael Capponi

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COMPANY: Global Empowerment Mission
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy, Hospitality, Real Estate, and Entertainment

Michael Capponi is known as one of the key pioneers in shaping the popularity and growth of Miami Beach. Over the past 30 years, Capponi has been a leading force in the hospitality and entertainment industries and one of the most accomplished residential real estate developers in South Florida. After retiring from the private sector, Capponi now brings the skills of his prior endeavors to his philanthropic work in Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), an international organization disrupting the disaster sector through innovative, efficient, and modernized systems. Capponi has guided GEM to yield effective results, reaching millions of beneficiaries worldwide by distributing large-scale humanitarian aid to the most tragic disasters.

DJ Irie

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COMPANY: Irie Music, Corp., Irie Foundation
INDUSTRY: Entertainment, Philanthropy

As Miami’s most beloved DJ, DJ Irie serves as the official DJ to Jamie Foxx and the three-time NBA World Champion Miami Heat and has performed at esteemed events like VH1’s Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam and the FIFA World Cup. DJ Irie is a philanthropic entrepreneur who has created the annual Irie Weekend, which benefits the Irie Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Irie has also profoundly impacted other charities close to his heart, like The Make-A-Wish® Foundation, the Special Olympics, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — to name a few. In 2022, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce recognized Irie’s charitable contributions with the Jan Pfeiffer Distinguished Service Award.

Whitney Kroenke Silverstein

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COMPANY: Playing for Change Movement, Playing for Change Foundation
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy

Whitney Kroenke Silverstein is an impactful leader, producer, and philanthropist who has left an indelible mark on the world. As the visionary co-founder of the Playing For Change movement and the president of the Playing For Change Foundation (PFC), her life’s work revolves around building a brighter future through the transformative power of music and culture. Whitney nurtured the PFC movement from its early days as critically acclaimed documentaries and videos to a global sensation, amassing over a billion views. Whitney’s collaborations with Maluma’s El Arte de los Sueños and Young Musicians Unite in Miami are testaments to her commitment to nurturing young artists through music education and professional opportunities.

Al & Nancy Malnik

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COMPANY: The Forge
INDUSTRY: Hospitality, Philanthropy

Throughout his career, Al Malnik has been called a “visionary” and a “Renaissance man” — for good reason. From humble beginnings, he began his road to success as an attorney and evolved into a creative entrepreneur with success as a developer, financier, investor, restaurateur (founder of The Forge restaurant), and hotelier, just to name a few. As Lifetime Benefactors, Al and Nancy Malnik have been involved with The Make-A-Wish® Foundation for 25 years, making an indelible mark on the foundation. In addition, their contributions to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston through the Al and Nancy Malnik Family AML Research Fund have made significant breakthroughs possible in reducing acute myelogenous leukemia.

Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar

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COMPANY: Sonrisa Rum, The Forge, Forge Legacy Investments, Greyhawk Capital
INDUSTRY: Spirits, Hospitality, Finance, Entertainment, Philanthropy

Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar are true pillars of the Miami community. Malnik is chairman of the Board Emeritus of Make-A-Wish® and Chairman of the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball for 18 years running. Under his leadership, the foundation has raised more than 90 million dollars. Malnik’s wife, Gabrielle Anwar, emcees the Ball and has raised millions of dollars for wishes in her own right and has helped propel the Ball to another level. Malnik is co-CEO/founder of Sonrisa Rum, “From Puerto Rico For Puerto Rico” (a dollar from the sale of every bottle is donated to small businesses in Puerto Rico),  launching this month in the U.S. As an esteemed actor, writer, and filmmaker, Anwar has starred in over 45 film and television performances across Europe and the U.S., including her breakout film Scent of a Woman, alongside Al Pacino. Gabrielle is now writing for film and television and has completed her first novel and memoir.

Alonzo Mourning

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COMPANY: Mourning Family Foundation and Overtown Youth Center
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy, Sports

Alonzo Mourning is the founder of Mourning Family Foundation (formerly known as Alonzo Mourning Charities), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public fundraising foundation created to inspire others through advocacy, education, and enrichment services. Mourning opened the Overtown Youth Center in South Florida in 2003 to help inner-city youth and citizens. A new facility is set to open in 2024. The foundation also supports the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, which empowers young girls. Mourning has received numerous awards, like the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Sportsmanship Award and the Children’s Trust Excellence Award for Public Policy, among others. After a successful 15-year NBA career, Mourning was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.

Anthony Shriver

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COMPANY: Best Buddies International
INDUSTRY: Philanthropy, Cycling

In 1989, Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded Best Buddies® International, driven by his family’s dedication to supporting those with intellectual disabilities with a mission to cultivate one-to-one friendships between individuals with and without developmental challenges. Today, Best Buddies® impacts over 1 million globally across 50 states and 49 countries. Shriver’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation fuel unconventional revenue streams and awareness campaigns. These include exclusive cycling events with Tour de France Champions and partnerships with celebrity global ambassadors like Tom Brady and Cindy Crawford. These efforts bolster the organization’s inclusive goals and the growth of the five-star Best Buddies® X Rosetta Bakery franchise concept. Under Shriver’s guidance, Best Buddies® thrives as a premier non-profit, expanding internationally across six continents.

Barry & Missy Skolnick

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COMPANY: BLS Asset Management
INDUSTRY: Real Estate, Philanthropy

Barry Skolnick has built a thriving career in real estate while supporting his philanthropic endeavors. He is the president and CEO of BLS Asset Management and a managing member of BLS Realty. After assuming the presidency of the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust, he followed his parents’ philanthropic interest in supporting scientific research. He is also a chairman of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami and a co-chairman of the Police Relations Foundation. He serves on multiple boards, including The Make-A-Wish® Foundation in Southern Florida, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, and more. Skolnick is also an avid collector of fine art and cars. Skolnick is married to Missy, who is also extremely involved in the community.


DJ Khaled & Nicole Tuck

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COMPANY: We The Best Music Group, We The Best Foundation
INDUSTRY: Entertainment, Philanthropy

DJ Khaled embodies an elevated level of musical greatness, entrepreneurial excellence, and cultural impact. As a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum artist, achieving dozens of multi-platinum and gold certifications, DJ Khaled is unstoppable. To date, he has moved 20 million singles and 6 million albums, garnering over 4 billion streams. His 13th full-length, self-titled album, Khaled Khaled, marks DJ Khaled’s third No. 1 Hot 200 album debut. He is the founder of We The Best Music Group, a record label, management, publishing, and production company and in-demand studio. As a committed philanthropist, he founded the 501(c)3 organization We The Best Foundation, supporting underserved communities. Khaled is married to the incredibly stylish Nicole Tuck, together raising their two sons, Asahd and Aalam.

Craig Robins & Jackie Soffer

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COMPANY: Dacra Development, Design Miami/, Turnberry
INDUSTRY: Art/Design, Real Estate, Development

Craig Robins and Jackie Soffer have mastered the art of innovation. Robins is the founder, CEO, and president of Darca Development and co-owner of Design Miami/, with a focus on real estate development that has a transformative effect on communities and business sectors, including the Miami Design District (MDD). The MDD inspired the creation of Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel, design fairs in partnership with Art Basel, and the MCH Swiss Exhibition. Soffer is the chairman and CEO of Turnberry Associates, the dynamic real estate company behind the 800-key hotel connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center; Aventura Mall; JW Marriott Nashville; as well as SoLé Mia in collaboration with LeFrak. Both are avid art collectors and integrate culture into their projects.

Marc & Jennifer Bell

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COMPANY: Terran Orbital, Armour Residential REIT, Bell Beachwear
INDUSTRY: Finance, Technology, Entertainment, Fashion

Marc and Jennifer Bell are serial entrepreneurs whose success spans over 30 years and five unicorns. Marc is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of pioneering aerospace and defense satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital. Marc also produced two Tony Award-winning Broadway shows: Jersey Boys and August Osage County. In addition, he co-founded mortgage powerhouse Armour Residential REIT. Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Bell Beachwear, a swimwear and resort brand dedicated to empowering women with designs for all body types and budgets. Together, Marc and Jennifer are involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives; Marc is a member of many non-profit boards, including New York University, NYU Langone Health, and SOS Children’s Villages Florida.

Louis & Angela Birdman

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COMPANY: Birdman Real Estate Development, 1000 Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate, Philanthropy

Louis and Angela Birdman’s mission is to make a positive impact on their community while transforming Miami’s skyline. As the founder of Birdman Real Estate Group and One Thousand Group, Louis has been the visionary behind numerous real estate development projects over the past three decades. Most recently, he completed one of Miami’s most ambitious and recognizable residential skyscrapers, One Thousand Museum, designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid. The Birdmans are active community members who have chaired events for Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Special Olympics, and Jewish Community Services, among others. Angela founded Walk in Style for the Animals, is on the board at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, and has served for decades as a godparent at Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options.

Ugo & Sara Colombo

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COMPANY: CMC Group & Nest Casa
INDUSTRY: Real Estate, Fashion

Ugo Colombo has played a pioneering role in the development of Miami’s skyline. He is regarded as one of South Florida’s most respected and successful residential and commercial developers. Ugo and his firm, CMC Group, have developed some of the most iconic luxury properties — including Brickell Flatiron, the firm’s latest condominium tower on the rise in the Brickell Financial District, and the multi-story expansion of The Collection in Coral Gables, including the new 500,000 square-foot Jaguar Land Rover dealership. Colombo’s current residential developments include Onda Residences and Vita at Grove Isle, an ultra-luxury condominium in Miami’s Grove Isle. Sara’s interior design showroom, Nest Casa, specializes in high-style products with a European flair reflective of her style.

Edgardo & Ana Cristina Defortuna

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COMPANY: Fortune International Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate

Fortune International Group president and CEO Edgardo Defortuna founded the company in 1983, and in 1998, he and his wife, Ana Cristina, launched their luxury-development division. Today, Fortune is a leading Miami-based, full-service real estate firm recognized throughout South Florida, Latin America, and Europe as an industry trailblazer in high-end luxury real estate. Fortune’s portfolio has evolved to encompass stellar developments, including Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Residences Pompano Beach, The St. Regis Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Nexo Residences, and most recently, Ora by Casa Tua in the heart of Brickell.

Emilio & Gloria Estefan

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COMPANY: Estefan Enterprises, Gloria Estefan Foundation
INDUSTRY: Entertainment, Hospitality, Philanthropy

Gloria and Emilio Estefan are the ultimate entertainment power couple. She’s an international superstar who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and together with her husband, Emilio, has won 26 Grammy awards. Emilio is a musician and producer behind the success of many famous music artists, as well as an entrepreneur, owning and operating seven restaurants, two hotels, and an internationally recognized publishing company. They’ve been inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame and have been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the first time in history the honor was bestowed upon a couple. The duo is also actively involved in the betterment of their community through the Gloria Estefan Foundation.

Grant & Elena Cardone

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COMPANY: Cardone Enterprises, Cardone Capital
INDUSTRY: Entrepreneurship

Grant Cardone is a multifaceted entrepreneur, recognized globally as the CEO of Cardone Enterprises and Cardone Capital. He’s also an international speaker and New York Times bestselling author of 11 impactful business books, including the game-changing The 10X Rule, which sparked the 10X Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, the world’s largest business and entrepreneur conference. As an investor, he has successfully crowdfunded over $1 billion from more than 13,000 investors, while managing a staggering $4 billion in assets. Elena is a model, TV and film actress, incredible mentor, and author of the best-selling book Build an Empire: How to Have It All. She has produced successful events, including 10X Ladies, Operation 10X Badass, Build an Empire Academy, and her own show, Women in Power.

Dr. Phillip & Patricia Frost

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COMPANY: OPKO Health, Inc., Frost Museum of Science
INDUSTRY: Pharmaceuticals, Philanthropy

Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost are generous supporters of education, science, and the arts and are renowned collectors. They endowed the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and were the lead donors for the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. They also serve as the lead donors of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. As a result of a transformative $100 million gift, the Frost Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Science (FICMS) is the first one within a group of synergistic research institutes to be coordinated under the umbrella of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering at the University of Miami.

Josh & Marjorie Harris

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COMPANY: 26North Partners, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, Apollo Global Management
INDUSTRY: Finance, Sports, Philanthropy

Josh Harris is an investor, business leader, philanthropist, and the founder of 26North, a multi-asset class alternatives platform that invests across a variety of strategies, including private equity, credit and insurance, and reinsurance solutions. Harris co-founded Apollo Global Management, the world’s second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager. Harris is also the founder and managing general partner of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment and the managing partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Commanders. With his wife, Marjorie, Harris founded Harris Philanthropies, which supports programs that use the power of sports, enhanced wellness, and education to positively impact communities in need. Marjorie is also the chair of the Sixers Youth Foundation.

Eddie & Kinga Lampert

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COMPANY: ESL Investments
INDUSTRY: Finance, Philanthropy

Edward Lampert is the founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments. Since 1988, ESL Investments has managed funds that have made major, long-term investments to companies such as AutoNation, AutoZone, Lands’ End, Kmart, and Sears Holdings. Kinga serves as co-chair of the board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private foundation worldwide supporting breast cancer research. She also sits on the board of governors of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Together, they founded the Lampert Foundation in 2006, an organization with an emphasis on free markets, individual liberty, education, and healthcare. Locally in Miami, they are active supporters of the Miami City Ballet, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Bass Museum, and Breakthrough Miami, among others.

Brent Saunders & Daniela Botero

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COMPANY: Bausch + Lomb
INDUSTRY: Pharmaceuticals

Power couple Brent Saunders and Daniela Botero are no strangers to the health and beauty industries. Saunders, a healthcare veteran with over 25 years of experience, currently serves as CEO and chairman of the board of directors at Bausch + Lomb since March 2023. Notably, he co-founded and chaired Vesper Healthcare Acquisitions Corp. and was chairman and CEO of Allergan plc. His leadership at Allergan began in 2014, continuing as chairman until the AbbVie Inc. acquisition in 2020. His pharmaceutical journey commenced in 2003 at Schering-Plough Corporation, where he held pivotal roles, including president of Schering-Plough’s Global Consumer Health Care division. Brent also helmed Bausch + Lomb and Forest Laboratories Inc., merging with Actavis plc, subsequently renamed Allergan plc. Presently, he chairs The Beauty Health Company and Roam boards. Botero is a model and actress, taking on notable roles in Fearless Heart and Run Coyote Run, among others.

Michael & Nikki Simkins

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COMPANY: E11EVEN Vodka, E11EVEN, and Lion Development Group
INDUSTRY: Real Estate, Philanthropy, Spirits, Hospitality

Michael Simkins is the owner of E11EVEN Partners, the company behind the high-profile E11EVEN Miami nightclub (as well as the E11EVEN Hotel; E11EVEN Crypto; and E11EVEN Sound, an audio equipment venture). Simkins has evolved the company beyond a hospitality firm into a lifestyle brand. He is also the president and CEO of Lion Development Group, developing properties all over South Florida. Nikki Simkins is the CEO of E11EVEN Vodka, where she is the visionary behind the brand, creating an award-winning, Miami-made vodka that embodies the spirit of Miami. With deep South Florida roots, the Simkins family is highly respected for supporting collaborative, community-based projects that drive sustainable economic growth and bring global visibility to the region.

John O. Utendahl & Radmila Lolly

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INDUSTRY: Finance, Entertainment

John O. Utendahl and Radmila Lolly are integral members of the Miami community. Utendahl is a seasoned financial services executive and investment banker, with over four decades of experience leading financial services organizations. In 2023, Utendahl retired from his most recent role as the Global Corporate and Investment Bank chairman for Bank of America. He is perhaps best known as the founder/CEO of Utendahl Group, which became the largest African-American-owned investment banking group in America. Lolly, an entertainment multi-hyphenate, is a singer, composer, and sole designer/owner for her couture fashion house, Eltara Casata. She’s performed in world-renowned venues, such as Carnegie Hall, and showcased at sporting events. Her music reached the Billboard charts. Named the “NBA’s Most Fashionable Courtside Fan,” Lolly can often be found wearing one of her viral jersey gowns courtside, cheering for the Miami Heat.

Luis Garcia-Fanjul & Judith Kamps-Garcia

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COMPANY: Grupo IUSA, S.A., Brot gegen Not
INDUSTRY: Manufacturing, Philanthropy

Luis Garcia-Fanjul is the COO of Grupo IUSA, S.A., a worldwide company boasting more than $8 billion in annual revenues and employing over 25,000 people. It specializes in the electrical manufacturing sector, fabricating more than 6,000 different products. The company is also a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing smart electrical, water, and gas metering systems. Garcia-Fanjul’s wife, Judith Kamps-Garcia, devotes her time to her family’s foundation, Brot gegen Not, a global organization with a mission to provide a future for children and adolescents everywhere who suffer from the effects of hunger, poverty, and unemployment. Kamps-Garcia brought Brot gegen Not to Miami in 2018.

Vita Sidorkina & Valerio Morabito

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INDUSTRY: Real-Estate, Entertainment 

As one of Miami’s ‘it’ power couples, Vita Sidorkina and Valerio Morabito are also one of the most stylish. Valerio Morabito, a developer with a European eye for detail and an innate Italian style, has carved a unique path in recent years. His portfolio boasts multi-family developments that encompass grand historic transformations and innovative Miami beachfront residences. Vita Sidorkina has achieved international acclaim as a stunning supermodel. She embarked on her fashion journey at a young age, quickly ascending to the zenith of the industry. She has also delved into acting and philanthropy, utilizing her influence for positive change. 

Heather & Daymond John

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COMPANY: The Shark Group
INDUSTRY: Consulting

Daymond John is a celebrated entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and consultant who has made a significant impact on the business world. His influence extends from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses, and he is involved in various aspects of entrepreneurship. A pivotal figure in Daymond’s journey is his wife and advisor, Heather. As a transformational expert, Heather plays a crucial role in Daymond’s dedication to his health, fatherhood, and his personal and professional development. Their partnership extends from their home life to the boardroom, where together they craft ideas, strategies, and opportunities for a diverse range of business deals. Heather’s insight and expertise empowers them to expand their range of services and enhance


Megan Kaspar

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COMPANY: Red DAO, FirstLight
INDUSTRY: Fashion, Tech

Megan Kaspar is a technology investor, fashion-tech entrepreneur, and cultural pioneer. She is a founding member of Red DAO, the world’s first digital fashion-focused DAO investing in emerging opportunities from dematerialized fashion and apparel trends powered by blockchain technology. Most recently, she advised Louis Vuitton on the company’s first phygital-connected product, the VIA Trunk. She is a co-founder and managing director at FirstLight, a privately held digital asset, blockchain agnostic investment, and incubation firm. She actively advises projects and brands to assist in implementing blockchain-based augmented reality, artificial intelligence-generated digital fashion, and phygital products embedded with NFC chip-enabling Wear 2 Earn activations and compensation mechanisms.

Mayor Francis X. Suarez

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INDUSTRY: Government, Technology

Francis X. Suarez is the 43rd Mayor of Miami and the first mayor born in the city. Committed to building an inclusive Miami that lasts forever, Mayor Suarez has implemented the integration of climate adaptive policies, Web 3.0 technology, and a free-market approach to all facets of government as part of his Miami Forever Agenda. Mayor Suarez introduced affordable housing reforms — Miami For-Everyone — that leverage federal opportunity zones with the activation of underutilized land to the supply and overall access to affordable housing. Mayor Suarez has championed the development of Miami’s tech economy through Venture Miami, along with initiatives that connect education and job training to Miami’s new emerging economic sectors, such as Fintech, Medtech, and Greentech.

Peter Thiel

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COMPANY: PayPal, Palantir Technologies, & Founders Fund

Peter Andreas Thiel is a tech power player dominating the Miami scene. As an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and political activist, Thiel has been involved in several revolutionary companies. He is the co-founder of PayPal, the founder of Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund, and the co-founder of Palantir Technologies, a big data analysis company — to name a noteworthy few. In 2005, he launched Founders Fund with PayPal partners Ken Howery and Luke Nosek. Thiel was also the first outside investor in Facebook when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in 2004. Thiel gives back to the community through the Thiel Foundation, where he governs grant-making bodies and funds non-profit research into artificial intelligence, life extension, and seasteading.

Howard Lerman

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INDUSTRY: Technology

Howard Lerman, a trailblazing entrepreneur and tech visionary, is the former CEO and co-founder of Yext, a pioneering technology company specializing in digital knowledge management. He founded Yext in 2006 with a mission to redefine how businesses manage their online information, ensuring accuracy across digital platforms. Under his leadership, Yext has become a leader in the industry, providing cutting-edge solutions for companies to control their online presence. Lerman’s dedication to technological advancement and his commitment to helping businesses thrive in the digital age have solidified his reputation as an influential figure in the world of tech entrepreneurship.