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Drew Weatherford Elected to Florida Venture Forum Board of Directors

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.

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College football stars shine in private equity

The second-oldest of nine siblings, it would have been easy for Will Weatherford to make his career mark solo, without being smothered by family.

He was on his way, first in real estate and soon after in politics. On the latter, Weatherford, a Republican, had a meteoric rise: He went from campaign employee to Florida State House representative to Speaker of the House in roughly a decade. He represented Wesley Chapel.

But Weatherford didn’t think much about going to work with any of his five brothers. At least not until November 2014, when his Speaker term ended. That’s when Weatherford, now 39, and two of his brothers, Sam, 36, and Drew, 34, chatted about going into business together. The other Weatherfords had been in finance and private equity, and that interested Will Weatherford.

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