Spotlight On: May 2021

Spotlight On: May 2021

2021-06-18T18:26:58-04:00June 1st, 2021|Spotlight On|

Every year Capital Analytics has the chance to interview 1000s of the nation’s top level executives and leaders. Our Spotlight On series is an exclusive opportunity for readers to receive these leaders’ thoughtful insights and perspectives that ultimately help to inform the editorial in our publications. The following are all of the Spotlight On‘s released in May 2021.

Barbara Gaba

Spotlight On: Barbara Gaba, President, Atlantic Cape Community College

2 min read May 2021 Higher education is preparing today’s talent for the future of work by focusing on programs and disciplines that will be driving the demand for skilled professionals. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, shares her institution’s efforts in that regard. Read more

Garry Capers

Spotlight On: Garry Capers, Division President, Deluxe Corporation

2 min read May 2021 — Deluxe Corporation is a technology solutions company offering a wide range of solutions to help customers manage and grow their businesses. Division President Garry Capers spoke with Invest: about the pandemic’s impact on his industry, and cloud computing in particular, how small businesses are adapting to the new status quo and the promise of digitalization. Read more

Lela Hollabaugh

Spotlight On: Lela Hollabaugh, Managing Partner, Nashville Office, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

2 min read May 2021 — Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, has been busier than ever over the last 12 months. For Lela Hollabaugh, Nashville office managing partner, that is a sign that the future looks good for both Nashville and the legal firm, bolstered by the fact that industries continue to… Read more

Tonya Elmore

Spotlight On: Tonya Elmore, President & CEO, Tampa Bay Innovation Center

2 min read May 2021 — Tampa Bay is growing a tech ecosystem that is not only disruptive but also inclusive. Tonya Elmore, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, spoke with Invest: and shared her vision of the region’s future, while also discussing progress on the new innovation center that should break ground in the summer. Read more

Spotlight On: Damon Moorer, President & CEO, TCM Bank, N.A.

2 min read May 2021 — TCM Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard, serves as a trusted adviser to community banks, helping build and strengthen customer relationships with a market competitive and fully branded consumer and business credit card agent program. President and CEO Damon Moorer spoke with Invest: about the bank’s role in the community lender segment, while also addressing the impact from low interest rates and the PPP loan program. Read more

Bernard Paul-Hus

Spotlight On: Bernard Paul-Hus, President & CEO, Hypower Inc.

2 min read May 2021 — Based in South Florida, Hypower is an electrical and utility contractor comprised of several divisions that range from commercial electrical to telecom engineering. Ranked by ENR magazine as a top commercial electrical and utility contractor in the Southeast, Hypower works with some of the leading general contractors, utilities, developers, and institutions in the United States. President and CEO Bernard Paul-Hus spoke with Invest: about the company’s contribution to managing the pandemic… Read more

Jose Lozano

Spotlight On: Jose Lozano, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey

2 min read May 2021 — The story of New Jersey is entering a new chapter of growth and opportunities. The state is expecting a V-shaped recovery on the back of a thriving housing market and a booming renewable energy, logistics and distribution and manufacturing trifecta. Jose Lozano, president and CEO of Choose New Jersey, shares his viewpoint with Invest:. Read more

Lloyd DeVaux

Spotlight On: Lloyd DeVaux , President & CEO, Sunstate Bank

2 min read May 2021 —Community banks are a vital part of the banking and financial sector and never has this proven to be more true than during the ongoing pandemic. Sunstate Bank’s President and CEO Lloyd DeVaux touched upon this in an interview with Invest: as well as how the bank has been managing the historically low interest rate environment, future growth plans in the current landscape and more. Read more

Spotlight On: Tim Davey, Founder & Managing Director, Global Marine Travel

2 min read May 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Founder and Managing Director of Global Marine Travel (a full-service, specialized maritime travel agency) Tim Davey talks about the importance of seafarers and how their role in the global economy was under-appreciated until the pandemic struck.  Read more

Spotlight On: Taylor Vaughn, Market President, United Bank

2 min read May 2021 — United Bank is a subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI) and has consolidated assets of approximately $26.2 billion with 204 full-service banking offices and 20 loan origination offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Raleigh-Durham Market President Taylor Vaughn spoke with Invest: about the bank’s strategy in the region and the challenge of processing and issuing the PPP loans. Read more

Tim Dufault

Spotlight On: Tim Dufault, Principal & CEO, Cuningham

2 min read May 2021 — After a challenging year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul real estate development market is poised for a strong comeback. Tim Dufault, principal and CEO of Cuningham, shares why he is bullish on the market going forward.
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Scott Helms

Spotlight On: Scott Helms, Principal, Helms Development

2 min read May 2021 — Greater Fort Lauderdale has grown into one of South Florida logistics and warehousing hubs. Scott Helms, principal of Helms Development, spoke to Invest: Greater Fort Lauderdale on the opportunities of a hot market, challenges he faces with the lack of available land to develop and the business he runs as the market remains strong in spite of COVID-19. Read more

Spotlight On: Tanner Holland, President & CEO, McDonald York Building Company

2 min read May 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Tanner Holland, president and CEO of McDonald York Building Company, speaks to the forces driving the growth of the life sciences sector in the Raleigh-Durham area. He also touches upon the uncertainty related to the return to offices after the pandemic, as well as the move toward sustainability in construction. Read more

Spotlight On: Lauren Moore, President, Atlantic County Economic Alliance

2 min read May 2021 South Jersey is gearing up for an economic recovery post-COVID that includes greater business diversification. In an interview with Invest:, Lauren Moore, President of the Atlantic County Economic Alliance, lays out the blueprint to achieve just that. Read more

Spotlight On: Bradley Scherer, Founder & President, Atlantic Western Realty Companies

2 min read May 2021 —Atlantic Western Realty Companies had one of its best years in 2020. As Bradley Scherer, the company’s founder and president, told Invest:, “you must buy land and wait; you can’t wait to buy land.” But Brad sees emerging disparities between the increasing price of real estate assets and the fundamentals – which could present future opportunities for his company. Read more

Pam Hemminger

Spotlight On: Pam Hemminger, Mayor, Town of Chapel Hill

2 min read May 2021 —  A new era is coming to the Town of Chapel Hill as areas like Downtown attract greater commercial development, which not only will generate more job opportunities for the community but will also diversify the town’s tax base. Pam Hemminger, the mayor of Chapel Hill, is excited and optimistic that her town is on its way to becoming an attractive innovation hub.  Read more

Spotlight On: Michael Finney, President & CEO, The Miami-Dade Beacon Council

2 min read May 2021 — The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a public-private partnership, is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. In an interview with Invest:, President and CEO Michael Finney said business was “brought to a screeching halt” in the early months of the pandemic but in recent months, as the pandemic’s impact has been alleviated, there is clear evidence of a pick-up in activity. Read more

Paul Allen

Spotlight On: Paul Allen, President, Wealth Strategies Partners

2 min read May 2021 — There are many opportunities for a wealth management firm like Wealth Strategies Partners in places like Sarasota and Nashville, which are attracting a lot of high-net-worth families. Paul Allen, president of the firm, thinks his company has a strong differentiator in that it does not only focus on investments but all aspects of financial planning. Read more

Spotlight On: Stephen Schoch, Managing Principal, Kitchen & Associates

2 min read May 2021 — Stephen Schoch, managing principal of Kitchen & Associates, is very bullish about the next two years for his company and the business sector, especially because “in the next 24 months there will be more opportunity in affordable housing than in the last two decades,” he told Invest:. Read more

Edgardo Defortuna

Spotlight On: Edgardo Defortuna, President & CEO, Fortune International Group

2 min read May 2021 — Miami’s commercial real estate landscape is bustling with activity, but it also serves as a cautionary tale for preventing another period of oversupply while addressing the pressing issues of public transportation and affordable housing. Edgardo Defortuna, president and CEO of Fortune International Group, takes the pulse of the Magic City’s real estate market. Read more

Spotlight On: Lee Hogewood, Managing Partner Raleigh Office, K&L Gates LLP

2 min read May 2021 — Managing Partner at K&L Gates Lee Hogewood says some of the sectors his firm works in have remained strong over the course of the pandemic, some less so. In an interview with Invest:, Hogewood said that ultimately, he is optimistic, especially for the region’s future. Read more

Morley Greene

Spotlight On: Morley Greene, Chairman & CEO, Trez Capital

2 min read May 2021 — Morley Greene, Chairman & CEO of Trez Capital, decided to press pause on lending activity in early 2020 as the pandemic started. Trez Capital has always taken a conservative approach, he told Invest. Investors benefit from their knowledgeable and disciplined leadership team that has one of the longest track records in the industry of consistent returns and capital preservation. Trez Capital is now lending in full-force, after re-starting financings in the last quarter of 2020. Read more