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MEMBER PEER GROUPS

South Florida Tech Member Peer Groups are exclusive for our members to meet, learn, and share together. All members are invited based on their current work & past experience, with benefits including:

  • Regular Meetings
  • Exclusive Member Communications
  • Unique Speakers & Networking

Gender Diversity

  • Male
  • Female

Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian
  • Asian / Indian
  • Hispanic
  • African American

Geographic Representation

  • Palm Beach
  • Broward
  • Miami-Dade
  • Treasure Coast

CEO Peer Group

The CEO Peer Group includes founders and executives from some of our most prominent tech companies. Our criteria to join:

• You’re a CEO, President, or Founder
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• Employ more than 10 employees.
• Not a service provider or vendor.

Chair

Manish Hirapara


CEO

PeakActivity

Co-Chair

Dr. Amit Rastogi


President and CEO

Jupiter Medical Center

Startup Founders

The Startup Founders Peer Group is a gathering for founders – no would-be entrepreneurs, just Full Time Founders.

• You’re a Startup Founder.
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• Employ less than 10 employees.
• Not a service provider or vendor.

Chair

Mike Maniscalco


Founder and CEO

Better Living Technologies

Co-Chair

Gaida Zirkelback


Co-Founder CEO

SustainaBase

Software Leaders

The Software Leaders Peer Group includes technology leaders from some of our most prominent companies. Our criteria to join:

• You’re a C-Level, Vice President, or Director.
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• Employ more than 25 employees.
• Not a service provider or vendor.

Chair

Andy Parry


Vice President, IT

Office Depot

Co-Chair

Liz Rodriguez


Director, Software Engineering

Modernizing Medicine

IT Leaders

The IT Leaders Peer Group includes IT & MSP leaders from local companies. Our criteria to join:

• You’re an IT or MSP Executive.
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• Not a service provider or vendor.

Chair

Paul Vedder


Managing Partner

VX IT

Co-Chair

Chuck Poole


CEO

PalmTech

Talent & Culture

The Talent & Culture Peer Group includes company reps hiring local tech talent. Our criteria to join:

• You’re an Internal Recruiter or Hiring Director.
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• Not a service provider or vendor.

Chair

Cathy Miron


CEO

eSilo

Co-Chair

Sasha Rodriguez


Recruiting Supervisor

City Furniture

eCommerce & Marketing

The eCommerce & Marketing Peer Group includes leaders from the marketing technology industry such as eCommerce, digital marketing, social media and content marketing. Our criteria to join:

• You’re a C-Level, Vice President, or Director.
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• Not a service provider or vendor.

Chair

Samuel Edwards


Chief Marketing Officer

SEO.co

Co-Chair

Dov Quint


President

MyPhoto

Staffing Recruiters

The Staffing Recruiter Peer Group includes company reps hiring local tech talent. Our criteria to join:

• You work for an external staffing agency.
• Company is headquartered in South Florida.
• You’re a technical recruiter and/or account manager.

Chair

Max Spanier


President

Sloane Staffing

Co-Chair

Robert Mann


Automation Consultant

Able

Women's Council

For all women in technology in South Florida, and beyond, to listen to and amplify their voices, and:

• Support a culture free of harassment and discrimination.
• Create opportunities for women to connect and innovate.
• Amplify visibility of diverse women in tech.
• Provide role models, mentoring, and educational opportunities for women & girls.

Chair

Christine Vanderpoole


CISO

Florida Crystals

Co-Chair

Michelle Bakels


Software Developer

NextEra Energy