Jeff Vinik’s C-suite blends new blood and Tampa’s old guard

It’s nearly dusk as Jim Shimberg walks onto the riverfront lawn at Ulele, where hundreds of people are congregating to celebrate Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s re-election. Shimberg can’t take more than a few steps without shaking another hand, greeting another familiar face.

They’re real estate developers, attorneys, political connections, family friends: These are relationships that span decades, bolstered by a father and uncle who were prominent developers in Tampa.

This is the network that landed… …read more