TAMPA - The Florida Venture Forum, Florida's statewide business organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, announced this week the appointment of its new Executive Director, Kevin Burgoyne.
Kevin joins the Forum with more than 20 years of corporate and private investment industry experience, including senior level sales, marketing and corporate communications roles with the Walt Disney Company, PanAmSat and Global Crossing. Most recently he has worked in staff and consulting roles for several start-ups and private investment groups with holdings in real estate and technology. Kevin holds a BS from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Burgoyne replaces Robin Lester who resigned in April after serving nine years as executive director.
Richard Maclean, Board Chair, said, “It's going to be an awesome new chapter for the Florida Venture Forum and I along with the rest of the Board of Directors look forward to working with Kevin.”
Kevin added, “The Florida Venture Forum is one of the leading VC organizations in the country and I'm thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time as the Forum approaches its 30th anniversary in 2014. I look forward to working with our outstanding staff, board and membership to build on a strong track record and help lead the Forum into its bright future.”