Florida Southern College


Everglades081814FBFL_EVERGTY00002Florida Southern MBA

• 16-month hybrid format
• Saturday or weekday schedule
• Concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Health Care Management
• Executive mentoring program
• Real-world experience with living case studies
• International travel-study included



Everglades University


Everglades081814FBFL_EVERGTY00002Exciting Degree Programs for the Changing World

Nothing stands still – not the world, not the workplace, not your career. What do you need to know to advance?

Everglades University offers innovation in graduate and undergraduate education. “We bring traditional academic values to programs of study in new and up-and-coming fields,” says Dr. Jayne Moschella, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

David Smith, Department Chair of business programs, says Everglades offers master’s degrees in business administration, aviation science and entrepreneurship. Recent changes have given the MBA program tremendous flexibility, providing opportunities to build on the basic degree. An MBA student interested in aviation or construction management can shape the program to include coursework in these areas. Conversely, an aviation sciences graduate student can incorporate MBA studies. …Read More

Florida International University College of Business


FloridaInt081814FBFL_FLORISS00001Business Education for Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

New markets, new methods, new metrics – these are ingredients of an exciting business career for those who are prepared. For that preparation, future leaders turn to the Florida International University College of Business.

The college is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction Amelia Rea Maguire, executive director, management development, says only 15 percent of the world’s business schools can claim. Also, since FIU is in Miami – the de facto capital of the Latin American business world – it has a leadership standing in international business education.

“We train and educate global citizens,” she says. “We stand out at what we do.” …Read More

University of West Florida


UofWestFlorida081814FBFL_UNIVEDA00001University of West Florida Gets Down to Business With Specialized Logistics Training
$300K Foundation Gift Advances Supply Chain Program

Today’s business climate is fast changing, demanding and mobile. Moving consumer goods, building materials and heavy equipment from Point A to Point B is not an easy task, making those who are skilled at it in high demand.

As the global economy grows more complex, companies that excel in designing supply chain logistics strategies resulting in high quality service and efficient product handling and transportation processes will lead the pack. …Read More

TB Financial Group, Inc.


EdTBFinancial063014FBFL_TBFINNC00001ucation-Focused Approach Builds Trust, Yields Smart Retirement Planning Decisions

Elizabeth Cornell and Nicholas Lizzio are on a mission to educate Central Floridians about retirement planning strategies related to annuities and life insurance. The co-founders of TB Financial Group believe that once people become knowledgeable about these retirement income instruments, many of them will naturally come to realize they are their best option to preserve principal and provide income for the rest of their lives.

“Annuities offer some of the strongest income benefits available and for a retiree or someone planning for retirement, they just make sense,” says Cornell, CEO of TB Financial, which deals strictly in fixed annuities, index annuities and life insurance. “However, given the varied benefits, restrictions and tax implications these products and carriers have, it’s extremely important to work with someone who specializes in these products and truly knows how to plan with them. There are advisors and agents who sell good products in the wrong situation which ultimately makes them bad products.” …Read More

ProVise Management Group, LLC


ProVise063014FBFL_PROVILC00001Financial Planning for Your Life and Your Lifestyle SM

It’s easy to find a financial advisor. After all, there are more than 11,000 in Florida, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But finding one who is qualified and certified to meet your unique needs can be challenging.

“Anybody can be an investment advisor. It’s the financial planning and the credentials that separate us from others,” says Ray Ferrara, CFP®, president and CEO of Clearwater-based ProVise Management Group, LLC. …Read More

Sycamore Group Inc.


Sycamore063014FBFL_SYCAMNC00001Wally Mackey’s Success Story
President, Sycamore Group Inc.

When Wally Mackey became a financial planner, he immediately discovered a problem. He had been trained to sell products he wouldn’t buy himself: mutual funds and variable annuities.

Realizing that clients often rode an investment gains-and-losses roller-coaster – and driven by the need to put his own financial house in order – Mackey created a way to climb out of debt, avoid fees, protect against losing money and amass millions for retirement. That’s what he and his wife did. …Read More

Parady Financial Group, Inc.


Parady063014FBFL_PARADUP00001Educating, Empowering and Freeing Today’s Retirees

When Greg Parady tells his clients, “This isn’t your parents’ retirement” and “Our goal is to create a plan about you—your life, your way,” he’s offering more than just clever branding phrases. He is sharing his passion and the essence of his mission with today’s retirees.

Since launching Parady Financial Group, Inc. in 2001 in the heart of The Villages—Florida’s largest retirement community and the nation’s “fastest-growing metro area” in 2014, according to the Orlando Sentinel—Parady and his team of professionals have educated and counseled more than 1,600 retirees, addressing their concerns about asset protection and lifelong income. The firm’s goal: helping clients achieve peace of mind. …Read More

The Stephens Group


UBSStephensGroup063014FBFL_UBSSTUP00001Boutique Team of Retirement Advisors Is Single Source for Wealthy Investors

When Barron’s published its 2014 “Top Advisor Rankings,” no one was surprised to find the name Jason E. Stephens, CFP®, ChFC on the list.

The Barron’s listing is one of a growing number of nods to Stephens’ impressive record of success serving business owners, senior executives and families with significant assets. Among the youngest wealth advisors to achieve Chairman’s Council status at UBS, Stephens is a Managing Director who earned the designation of Private Wealth Advisor, placing him in the top 1 percent of all UBS advisors in the nation. Stephens is a sought-after speaker addressing the topics of Florida domicile, investing for income and other concerns for today’s active retiree. His ability to find innovative solutions to complex financial problems generates tremendous client loyalty. …Read More

Kasturi, Santiago, Perry & Associates


Amerirpise063014FBFL_AMERIRY00001Paving Paths to a Confident Retirement

These are uncertain and unsettling times for pre-retirees and retirees alike.
In the midst of market volatility, a growing array of investment options, and the prospect of living 30 years or more in retirement, individuals over 50 have a lot on their minds.

When can I stop working? Will I have enough money to meet my retirement income needs and still pursue my dreams? Which investment options make sense for my circumstances and goals?

The financial advisers of Kasturi, Santiago, Perry & Associates have 83 years of combined experience and work to provide targeted answers to these types of questions. According to Private Wealth Adviser Kris Kasturi, CRPC®, helping people manage their finances is simply a means to advancing the practice’s real mission: giving retirees the confidence to live well and worry-free. …Read More