"The most successful businesses are those that attract the brightest talent and appeal to the most customers - That's just basic common sense."
Alex Sink recently served as a Senior Advisor with Tampa, Florida based Hyde Park Capital. The firm offers investment banking services focused on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising. She is also currently serving as Founder and Chair of the Florida Next Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on diversifying Florida’s economy through the growth of small businesses and entrepreneurship.
Alex served as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2007 to 2011 as one of four statewide elected officials. She managed over $15 billion in state treasury funds, was responsible for state accounting, and implemented reforms in contracting and transparency for citizens. She also directed the state’s insurance consumer advocacy work, focusing on strengthening laws to protect seniors against insurance fraud. In 2010, she was the state’s Democratic nominee for Governor.
Prior to elected office, Alex had a 26 year career with Bank of America. She retired as President of Florida operations in 2000, managing the state’s largest bank with $40 billion in deposits, leading 9000 employees in over 800 branches.
Alex has been a statewide business leader, serving as Chair of Leadership Florida, Chair of Take Stock in Children, Chair of The Nature Conservancy Florida Chapter, Chair of the Hillsborough Education Foundation, Vice-Chair of Florida Taxwatch, Vice-Chair of the board at Wake Forest University, and a member of the Florida Council of 100.
Alex has been honored as an inductee into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Laureate Award, Tampa YMCA Community Impact Award, Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, Associated Industries of Florida Champion of Business Award, Florida Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, and Wake Forest Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Alex resides in Thonotosassa, Florida. She and her late husband Bill McBride had two children; Bert, a graduate of Stanford University and current law student at the University of Florida; and Lexi, a graduate of Wake Forest University and current medical student at the University of Florida.