An Entrepreneurial mindset excels you in any role - as an executive in a large company, a college graduate with an idea or ready to leave corporate America to start your own business. Hear from Tampa Bay community experts that live the entrepreneurial life, work daily with entrepreneurial thinkers in many different roles.
Robyn Spoto, Founder, SPOTON Digital Marketing
Robyn is a mobile/digital marketing leader and sales professional. Named one of the top 5 emerging women in tech by Curious Minds, Robyn forges her way through adversity by adhering to a set of personal core values that include integrity, open-minded learning and relentless problem-solving.
Artemis Emslie, Founder, Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation
With 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical managed care industry, Artemis Emslie brings a multi-dimensional perspective to the complex issues facing pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients. Artemis founded and currently serves on the executive board of the Alliance of Women in
Workers’ Compensation, a think tank committed to sharing ideas and mentoring tomorrow’s industry leaders. She also served as chairperson of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Core Funders Group. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for Paradigm Outcomes, Ametros as well as on the advisory boards for the Cordant Health, Committee for Economic Development (Washington, D.C.), Business Insurance magazine, Kids’ Chance, and the American Heart Association Circle of Red. As a recognized industry expert, Artemis is a frequent speaker at national industry conferences on topics such as drug trends and best practices in pharmacy benefit management.
Brooke Evans, Founder, CFO Alliance
It takes an entrepreneur to truly understand one. That is why CFO Alliance Founder Brooke Evans is one of the most sought-after financial executives in the industry. Brooke’s unique brand of creativity, passion and practicality, backed by years of “Big 4” training and senior-level corporate experience, serve as the foundation for the CFO Alliance’s mission to help businesses and people prosper.
Brooke has more than 20 years of progressive financial management experience. She founded CFO Alliance in 2008, and since then, has grown the company significantly, serving more than 150 clients. Recently, CFO Alliance was named #1388 on the 2017 Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies in the country and #11 on the Seminole 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned by Florida State University alumni.
Deeply committed to the Tampa community and serving others, Brooke serves a variety of organizations, including the Florida Funders Investment Committee, ACG Tampa Bay’s Board of Directors, and previously as the Chairperson of Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) Foundation’s Tech Jam and Deloitte & Touche’s Tampa United Way Campaign.
Sheryl Hunter, Founder/President, Hunter Business Law
Sheryl is the founder and president of Hunter Business Law, The Entrepreneur’s Law Firm®, located in Tampa, Florida. The firm is exclusively dedicated to meeting the needs of growth-focused entrepreneurs and their business enterprises, from start-up to exit. Sheryl was honored as the 2016 Business Woman of the Year for legal services and identified in The Watch List: 10 People to Watch in 2018 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
For over 20 years, Sheryl has been living her passion for entrepreneurship and small businesses. Sheryl’s blended legal and business experience enables her to understand the challenges and opportunities facing her business clients and to think about the broader impact of legal decisions and documents. Clients have aptly described Sheryl as “an entrepreneur with a law degree” because of her uniquely creative business mind that is applied to the practice of law.
Sheryl enjoys inspiring, supporting and connecting people as they pursue their dreams, and working with investor-clients like Florida Funders who have been successful entrepreneurs and now invest their money and time in early stage companies.
Sara MacQueen, Founder/President, Big Fish
Sara MacQueen is the founder and president of Big Fish - a boutique mobile app development company in Tampa. Big Fish helps innovative organizations create technology that sets them apart in their industry.
Sara has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and spent 10 years on the project management and consulting side before founding Big Fish.
No stranger to the media, Sara has been interviewed by various local and national media for her expertise in mobile tech and business, and was chosen as one of 25 Mobile Women to Watch by a national magazine.