CEO Connect: Steve Johnston talks housing market, failures and more

Ideal Agent is a Tampa-based company, established by Steve Johnston in 2016. The company uses the latest technology to make the home selling and home buying process less stressful. The process, from start to finish, is made easier and will cost you less in the long run. .  This fast-growing company has the numbers to

Scenes from CEO Connect with Steve Johnston (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its November CEO Connect with Steve Johnston, chief executive officer of Ideal Agent, at DPR Construction, in Tampa. Presenting sponsors included Motocave, Ogletree Deakins and Southstate. Bridgette Bello, CEO and publisher of TBBW, interviewed Johnston in front of a live audience. You can read Johnston’s story here. Photos by

CEO Connect lends a hand: The Q&A with Richard Forsyth

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its 42nd “CEO Connect” at the Colony Grill, in Midtown Tampa. The number 42 is important to remember. During the event, before Richard Forysth’s interview, Tamela Perdue, senior vice president of compliance with Sunshine Health and board chair for Volunteer Florida, addressed guests and encouraged those in attendance to

RECAP: TBBW’s CEO Connect with Julius Davis (VIDEO)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its March CEO Connect with Julius Davis at The Exchange Hotel, in St. Petersburg. The event was presented by sponsors including Seacoast Bank, Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services and nPerspective. TBBW’s video partner is Empowering Creative. See photos from the event here. 

Scenes from TBBW’s CEO Connect with Julius Davis (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its April CEO Connect with Julius Davis at The Exchange Hotel, in St. Petersburg. The event was presented by sponsors including Seacoast Bank, Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services and nPerspective. TBBW’s video partner is Empowering Creative. Photos by Tacy Briggs-Troncoso[image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”16827,16819,16820,16814,16815,16816,16813,16817,16818,16821,16822,16823,16824,16825,16826,16828,16829,16830,16831,16832,16833,16834″]

Chillin’ with Shilen at J.C. Newman Cigar Co.

Shilen Patel is the founder and chief executive officer of HealthAxis, a health insurance-focused software company in Tampa, which had revenue of $45 million in 2021. He is a Tie Tampa Bay charter member and has mentored and invested in companies that have been a part of Tie Youth Programs. Patel chaired the Community Enrichment

Scenes from TBBW’s CEO Connect with Jacqueline Darna (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its March CEO Connect with Jacqueline Darna at The Colony Grill, in St. Petersburg. The sold-out event was presented by sponsors including Sabal Trust, Southstate, SEDCO and TriNet. TBBW’s video partner is Empowering Creative. Photos by Tacy Briggs-Troncoso[image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”16500,16497,16484,16485,16486,16487,16492,16493,16494,16495,16496,16490,16489,16488,16483,16482,16481,16480,16479,16478,16477,16476,16475,16474,16473,16472,16471,16498,16499,16501,16491″]

A night at the zoo with Danny Persaud (PHOTOS)

He’s a man that has perfected the art of “The Long Game.” When he’s not occupied with running MidFlorida Armored and ATM Services, based in Tampa, as chief executive officer, Danny Persaud has his hands in one of his many other business ventures, or he’s thinking up inventions or renovating a hemp farm. A few

Scenes from TBBW’s CEO Connect with Shilen Patel (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its February CEO Connect with Shilen Patel at the J.C. Newman Cigar Co., in Tampa. The sold-out event was held as a part of Tampa Bay Innovation Week and featured a live interview with Patel, CEO of HealthAxis. Presenting sponsors for the event included Seacoast Bank, TiE Tampa Bay,

Joy Gendusa shares how PostcardMania has revitalized its niche industry

Joy Gendusa established her own business, run out of her home, in 1994 and launched PostcardMania in 1998. She is now the chief executive officer of that company. In 2021 PostcardMania, which has evolved into a full-fledged marketing company, broke $80 million in revenue, employs more than 300 people and represents more than 100,000 customers,

CEO Connect with Nipesh Shah (PHOTOS)

Nipesh Shah has been president and chief executive officer of Anchor Glass Container Corp., headquartered in Tampa, since July 2017. Anchor Glass is one of the largest, privately-owned companies in the Tampa Bay area and is valued at more than $1 billion. Anchor Glass has eight locations in the United States, 2,000 U.S. employees and

On the Scene: CEO Connect with Joy Gendusa (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its CEO Connect with PostcardMania’s Joy Gendusa at the private estate of Taylor and Sonya Ranker. (Click through the gallery below to see photos.) The unofficial TBBW holiday party was a sold-out event and even had an appearance of Santa! Thank you to our presenting sponsors Encore Bank and