Palm Beach Chapter

YPO Florida’s members come from numerous industries and cutting edge businesses throughout the state. The chapter is made up of primarily  three major regions: Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.

Our specialization

Business
entrepreneurism
Real Estate
Finance
International
Legal

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Alex Rosemurgy

Alex Rosemurgy

Chapter Chairman

Alexander S. Rosemurgy II is the CEO of Rosemurgy Properties, a privately owned commercial real estate development, investment and management firm. Portfolio assets include retail, multi-family, office, self storage and land properties, with the focus of a long term diversified investment strategy. He serves as a Member, City of Boca Raton Affordable Housing Advisory Board; Member, Facilities Committee, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Boca Raton; and Member, YPO.

Brad Saft

Brad Saft

Membership Chairman & Vice Chairman

Brad Saft is the founder and CEO of EverBright Media. Prior to starting the business, Brad served as a Principal at Centre Partners, a private equity firm in New York, and worked in Morgan Stanley’s Higher Education Group. He previously served as a Director of Bravo Sports, a sporting goods and outdoor products company, Autoland, a provider of consumer car buying services, IIMAK, a manufacturer of automatic identification products and ELS, an environmental logistics business. Brad has an AB in History from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.mus.

Matthew Shore

Matthew Shore

Vice Membership Chairman

Matt Shore is the President of Steven Douglas one of the largest boutique search and project-based professional services firms in the country. Matt of joined Steven Douglas Associates in 2006 and has played an integral role in the company’s significant growth. His focus has been to maintain the company’s great culture and boutique approach to client service while expanding our capabilities, service offerings and geographic footprint. Under Matt’s leadership, SDA has garnered various honors including Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in America, Best Companies to Work for, the Good to Great award, and Business of the Year award.

Sam Nimah

Sam Nimah

Finance Chairman

Care Providers of America, Chief Executive Officer, Sam Nimah, CPA, MBA

After a successful career with several multi-billion dollar organizations, Sam Nimah, CPA, MBA became the CEO and owner of Special Care Providers of America, LLC in March of 2014. Nimah has always strived to be an active member in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Florida, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, and The Lakeland Economic Development Council. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Broward Health Foundation Board of Advisors, Finance Chairman for Young Presidents Organization Palm Beach and on the Board of Advisors for The Center for Supply Chain Management at The University of Florida. Nimah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
As CEO of Special Care Providers, Nimah has rededicated the Company to maintaining exceptional quality of care and remarkable patient outcomes, while fostering a healthy and motivating work environment for his employees. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Special Care Providers manages acute hospital-based Special Care Units and is renowned for its ventilator weaning rates that far exceed the national average. Since 1991, Special Care Providers has served the community throughout South Florida. Current expansion plans are underway nationally, most recently partnering with University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center. Nimah is an innovator and empowers employees through technology, positive leadership, constructive management, and placing emphasis on the importance of culture in the work place.

Brad Sorte

Brad Sorte

Education/ Learning Chairman

Brad currently serves as the Executive Director of Caron of Florida Inc. where he oversees day-to-day operations for Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive as well as implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. Additionally, Brad serves on Caron of Florida’s parent company, Caron Treatment Centers, executive leadership team as Vice President for Florida Operations. Brad has combined his knowledge of business and clinical practice into his role as Executive Director to provide a culture where the business of healthcare never interferes with the fundamental needs of each individual client. During Brad’s tenure, Caron Florida has seen double digit growth each year driven primarily by growth in census and new programing including the strategic acquisition of RecoveryEDU which brought a comprehensive educational consulting service line into the Caron continuum. Brad has lead Caron Treatment Centers in their affiliation with Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation in Dubai, consulting to help the create the first substance abuse center in Dubai. Previously, Brad has worked as a Family Therapist at Caron Renaissance and Primary Therapist at Ocean Drive.
In his tenure as Executive Director, Brad has lead several initiatives to combat the opioid crisis in our community. In 2016, Brad committed Caron to participate in the Delray Beach Drug Task Force After Narcan Program, providing scholarship treatment to local members of the Delray Beach community who had overdosed on opioids and been diverted by the police department. Under Brad’s leadership, Caron’s Florida programs have participated as a sponsor of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force’s Substance Use Disorders Talks event, the Delray Beach Police Department’s Night out for Safety event, Delray Beach Police Awards Banquet, and provided support to Project Trailblazer a program that assists in helping integrate people in early recovery in to the work force in Delray Beach.
Prior to his work at Caron, Brad worked in various positions within the behavioral healthcare field. Brad has also played a significant role in addiction and behavioral healthcare as a featured speaker at conferences in the United States and abroad on topics from family recovery and young adult addiction, to the changing landscape of behavioral healthcare. He has also been featured in the Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald, as well as various industry publications.
Brad is a board member of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, The American Alliance for Recovery, and The Delray Beach Drug Task Force. Brad is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Bradley holds a Master of Business Administration degree as well as a Master Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University, a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Rice University, and Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies from Kaplan University.

Mark Seigel

Mark Seigel

Forum Chairman

Mark is the President of Veritas. Prior to Veritas, Mr. Seigel was chief investment officer of BMD Management Company, a private equity firm that managed assets for high net worth families. In this capacity, Mr. Seigel was responsible for evaluating and overseeing public and private investments in the commercial real estate, specialty finance, and banking sectors.

Mark graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Linsey Desich

Linsey Desich

Spouse Forum Chairwoman

Atlanta Visker

Atlanta Visker

Vice Forum Chairwoman

Atlanta Visker is a library media specialist with over 20 years of experience teaching media and information literacy. With graduate work in education and information science, she has taught in public libraries, college libraries, Indiana public schools, and at Turtle River Montessori in Jupiter, Florida. When her entrepreneur husband moved her around, she also worked in development for Hanover College. She has served on non-profit boards and been active in local charities, with special interest in hands-on, constructivist education and children’s needs. Atlanta has a BA in Communications and an Masters in Library and Information Science from Indiana University and is licensed to teach K-12. She and her husband Jamie have been married almost 25 years and they have twin teenage sons.

Andy Queen

Andy Queen

Dual Membership Chairman YPO Palm Beach Gold

Andrew Queen is one of the founders of Integrated Dermatology, LLC and currently serves as a Manager and Director. Mr. Queen brings 26 years of technology and business operations experience to Integrated Dermatology. Mr. Queen is also a founder and serves as an executive officer of US Path Labs, LLC, OnSite Dermatology, LLC and eDerm Systems, LLC. Prior to co-founding these businesses in 2004, 2005 and 2007, respectively, Mr. Queen co-founded Health Watch, Inc. in 1991, a provider of home medical alert systems. From 1991 through 2001, Mr. Queen served in a variety of executive officer capacities with Health Watch and its successor, to whom Health Watch was successfully sold. Mr. Queen is currently a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Benjamin Gordon

Benjamin Gordon

Chapter Chairman 2013.2014

Benjamin Gordon is the Managing Partner for BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA), the most active investment banking firm in the supply chain sector. BGSA specializes in mergers, acquisitions, capital-raising, merchant banking, and other strategic advisory services. The firm and its principals have completed over 200 transactions in transportation, logistics, and the supply chain services arena. BGSA’s private equity arm, Cambridge Capital, is a leading investor in niche supply chain companies.

George LeMieux

George LeMieux

Chapter Chairman 2014-2015

George LeMieux focuses his practice on resolving business, and governmental disputes, and
advising CEOs and C-suite executives on business, law and government from a local, state
and national perspective.
He advocates for clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as
governmental agencies and regulatory bodies. He defends clients in enforcement matters
brought by state attorneys general, advocates for clients in administrative law proceedings
including bid protests, and counsels governmental bodies on public records and public
meeting requirements. Because of his breadth of legal experience, his practice includes
professional liability defense. He has successfully litigated intellectual property and business
disputes to verdict. George also has experience leading internal investigations for corporate
clients at the direction of management and boards of directors.
George served as Florida’s 34th United States Senator in the 111th Congress. In the United
States Senate, he served on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the
Armed Services Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. He successfully passed
legislation on health care fraud, export promotion, rating agency reform, small business
promotion, as well as a treaty resolution on tactical nuclear weapons.
George served as Florida’s deputy attorney general overseeing more than 400 attorneys and
appearing before appellate courts on behalf of the state of Florida, including the United
States Supreme Court. George also served as the governor’s chief of staff overseeing all
state agencies and operations. In that role, he negotiated a gaming compact with the
Seminole Tribe of Florida.
George LeMieux serves as the chairman of the board of Gunster law firm. He is the founder
of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Christopher George

Christopher George

Chapter Chairman 2015-2016

Chris George is the Founder and President of Highland Products Group. Highland Products Group which has been a member of the Internet 500 largest online retailers list for the past five years, is the source for site furnishings, equipment and supplies for the thousands of commercial, educational, municipal and religious facilities.

Sam Zietz

Sam Zietz

Liason and Chapter Chairman 2016-2017

Sam Zietz is the founder and CEO of the financial technology company TouchSuite® and its affiliated companies. Prior to Touchsuite, Mr. Zietz was a corporate attorney specializing in Structured Finance with the New York based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP.
Sam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan then went on to on receive his JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Zietz then earned his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
This year, Sam received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Florida. In 2014 he was named one of South Florida‘s Ultimate CEO’s by the South Florida Business Journal. Zietz sits on the board of several educational and entrepreneur-focused organizations, including the Palm Beach chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He speaks regularly at professional events and at universities and most recently, testified before Congress on Entrepreneurship and gave a TEDx talk on achieving success on the entrepreneurial path. He is also an active angel investor with a number of investments under management.
Thanks to Sam’s leadership, the company has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including seven appearances on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Last year, TouchSuite was named the fastest growing privately held company in South Florida, as well as the fastest growing technology company in the entire state, by the Business Journals of Florida. Sam was also presented with the Governor’s Business Ambassadors award that centered on TouchSuite’s growth and significant contributions to Florida’s economy.

Ryan Munder

Ryan Munder

Integration Chairman & 2017-2018 Chairman

Since 2003, Ryan has held the position of Managing Director at Rednum Capital Partners, LLC, a family office specializing in middle-market private equity investments. Previously, Ryan worked at Blackrock Financial Management and co-founded the Lee Munder Capital Group (institutional money management firm) and IPD Capital (private equity sponsor with specific intellectual property expertise). Ryan has served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida’s finance committee for over 10 years and is an active board member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). Ryan received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management where he was awarded the Peter Lynch Wall Street Fellowship.

Ben Macfarland

Ben Macfarland

Sponsorship Chairman

Sam Zietz is the founder and CEO of the financial technology company TouchSuite® and its affiliated companies. Prior to Touchsuite, Mr. Zietz was a corporate attorney specializing in Structured Finance with the New York based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP.
Sam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan then went on to on receive his JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Zietz then earned his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
This year, Sam received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Florida. In 2014 he was named one of South Florida‘s Ultimate CEO’s by the South Florida Business Journal. Zietz sits on the board of several educational and entrepreneur-focused organizations, including the Palm Beach chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He speaks regularly at professional events and at universities and most recently, testified before Congress on Entrepreneurship and gave a TEDx talk on achieving success on the entrepreneurial path. He is also an active angel investor with a number of investments under management.
Thanks to Sam’s leadership, the company has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including seven appearances on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Last year, TouchSuite was named the fastest growing privately held company in South Florida, as well as the fastest growing technology company in the entire state, by the Business Journals of Florida. Sam was also presented with the Governor’s Business Ambassadors award that centered on TouchSuite’s growth and significant contributions to Florida’s economy.

Peggy Olin

Peggy Olin

Vice Education and Mentorship Chairwoman

Peggy Fucci is the President and CEO of OneWorld Properties, a real estate brokerage firm in South Florida specializing in the marketing and sales of pre-construction development projects. Peggy started OneWorld Properties in 2008, with the goal of creating a new kind of brokerage based on honesty, drive and enthusiasm that would deliver fresh and innovative ideas to the real estate market. The company has sold and closed over 2,000 units, which account for over $2.5 billion in sales.
Currently, OneWorld Properties is the exclusive sales and marketing team for top luxury pre-construction projects including: PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter, PARAMOUNT Fort Lauderdale Beach, 100 Las Olas and Brickell Ten, all accounting for over $1 billion in inventory.
Peggy, an acclaimed real estate strategist and broker, brings expertise and market knowledge to the luxury real estate industry, making her a highly sought-after consultant. Working for some of the largest real estate companies in the United States including WCI Communities, ST Residential, Kolter Group, Encore and PARAMOUNT Residences; Peggy has overseen the management, sales, investor relations, marketing and public relations of luxury condominium projects in South Florida and other markets such as Georgia, Texas, New York and California.
In addition, as an international market specialist, Peggy has been instrumental in creating strategies in order to attract foreign buyers and brokers to understand U.S. real estate by personally creating alliances and giving presentations in over 20 international cities throughout 12 countries.
Peggy is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is a board member for Miami Bridge, Birch State Park and Broward Workshop. She also serves as a trustee for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prestigious recognitions within her industry.

Geoff Mayfield

Geoff Mayfield

Board Member

Geoff Mayfield is the president of Tequesta Insurance Advisors, established in Palm Beach County in 1965, but its clients are spread around the state and nation. The 50-employee firm focuses on a few industries that Mayfield loves: sport-fishing, golf and surfing. Mayfield endorses mixing business and pleasure, and says there’s no better place to do it than in Palm Beach County.

Cole Rubin

Cole Rubin

Vice Mentorship Chairman

Geoff Mayfield is the president of Tequesta Insurance Advisors, established in Palm Beach County in 1965, but its clients are spread around the state and nation. The 50-employee firm focuses on a few industries that Mayfield loves: sport-fishing, golf and surfing. Mayfield endorses mixing business and pleasure, and says there’s no better place to do it than in Palm Beach County.

Kristen Goodman

Kristen Goodman

Administrator

Kristen is a graduate of Indiana University and was a Peace Corp. volunteer in Ethiopia. Based out of West Palm Beach, she manages YPO Palm Beach Chapter. She specializes in strategic organizational planning and the day to day operations of the organization. Kristen enjoys Crossfit, tennis, cooking and anything related to the beautiful beaches of South Florida.