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Drew Weatherford Elected to Florida Venture Forum Board of Directors

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Weatherford Capital, a leading family-owned private investment firm, today announced that Drew Weatherford, a Partner at the Firm, has been elected to the Florida Venture Forum Board of Directors.

Founded in 1984, the Florida Venture Forum is the preeminent private equity, venture capital and angel capital organization in Florida. The membership-based organization, which provided access to the equity financing needed for sustainable and scalable growth, is a catalyst for accelerating and driving the economic development of Florida. The Forum's comprehensive activities facilitate the creation of an innovation and high-wage economy by preparing, coaching and linking entrepreneurs and growing Florida businesses.

“The Florida Venture Forum’s membership represents a ‘who’s who’ of business and investment leaders active in all facets of the venture capital industry, and our board, in particular, is comprised of people who are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and their companies, and our local communities, grow and prosper,” said Kevin Burgoyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Venture Forum. “We have been extremely fortunate to have the support of Weatherford Capital as a member for many years, and I’m even more pleased that Drew has agreed to join our board. His entrepreneurial spirit, dedicated work ethic and deep Florida roots will be invaluable to our organization, and we look forward to his contributions and input for years to come.”

“The Florida Venture Forum is an organization that I have closely followed and admired for the past few years,” said Drew Weatherford. “I am fully aligned with the organization’s commitment to support business founders who are actively seeking to scale their businesses within our great state. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve on such a high caliber and diverse Board, and I am eager to begin playing an active role by collaborating with my fellow Board members.”

Drew Weatherford Biography
Drew is a Partner at Weatherford Capital, and primarily responsible for deal sourcing, investor relations, and providing value-added services to our portfolio companies. Prior to the establishment of Weatherford Capital, he co-founded Strategos Group, a leading business consultancy and advocacy firm in Florida. Drew has successfully built and exited two multi-million dollar consulting firms while creating several hundred million dollars in project value for his clients. Before his start in business, Drew lead the Florida State University football team for three years as starting QB. Drew co-founded and serves on the boards of several companies and organizations including Accelerator 111, Sense of Place Development, and Onbikes. Drew earned his B.S. degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University’s College of Business and M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management. He and his wife, Morgan, reside in Tampa, Florida with their two children.

About the Florida Venture Forum
The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support and networking organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, helping startup and growth companies connect with the capital sources and business services they need to grow and scale. To date, companies presenting at Forum conferences have gone on to raise over $6 billion in equity capital, and a third party economic impact study concluded that the Forum has contributed nearly $9 Billion in overall economic value to the State of Florida. The Forum hosts networking and educational programs throughout the year in addition to producing the annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, Florida Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and Florida Early Stage and Angel Capital Conference. For more information, visit http://www.flventure.org or e-mail pat@flventure.org or kevin@flventure.org.

About Weatherford Capital
Weatherford Capital is a family-owned private investment firm founded in 2015. Our team has over 25 years of investment experience conducting over 50 transactions across the globe. In partnership with family offices, we make direct private equity, real estate, and venture investments who share our commitment to excellence, integrity, faith, family, and community. For more information, please visit www.weatherfordcapital.com.

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