Florida Venture Forum, the leading statewide support and member organization for venture and private equity professionals and entrepreneurs, today announced that David Correa, Executive Director within the Technology and Disruptive Commerce Group for Middle Marketing Banking and Specialized Industries at J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking, has been appointed to its board of directors.
Joining David on the Forum’s board will be alternates Andrew Lane, Executive Director, and Manoj Asnani, Managing Director, also of J.P. Morgan’s Technology and Disruptive Commerce Group.
David, Andrew and Manoj join 50+ other board members who work together to promote and further the Forum’s mission of helping entrepreneurs connect with the funding and services they need to grow and scale.
“We are thrilled to welcome David, Andrew, Manoj, and their colleagues at J.P. Morgan, to an already strong board of directors,” said Carolyn Mathis, partner at Harbor View Advisors and 2022-2023 Florida Venture Forum board chair. “J.P. Morgan has been a longtime supporter of the Forum and we are grateful for the commitment the company has made to our organization, and to Florida’s innovation ecosystem and the founders and companies it’s our mission to serve.”
David Correa added, “We are committed to supporting the businesses of Florida’s rapidly growing innovation economy sector. We look forward to deepening our partnership with the Florida Venture Forum to help even more of them scale and grow both domestically and overseas.”
About David, Andrew and Manoj:
David Correa is Executive Director, Technology and Disruptive Commerce Group with J.P. Morgan. Based in Miami, David is an experienced technology banker with a 15yr+ track record of successfully partnering with founders, management teams and investors of fast growth and late stage domestic and international businesses. In his current role, David co-leads J.P. Morgan’s Technology and Disruptive Commerce (TDC) banking group across the state of Florida, where he focuses on delivering innovative banking solutions to technology companies and high growth consumer brands that are disrupting industries and changing the world.
High growth disruptive companies have complex commercial and investment banking needs and need a scalable platform to help them grow from founding through sale or IPO. He received his BSBA degree in Management from the University of Georgia, MS in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University and holds Series 7, 79, and 63 securities licenses. During his free time, David enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. He is also passionate about the outdoors and is an avid cyclist and runner.
Andrew C. Lane, Executive Director, Technology and Disruptive Commerce Group at J.P. Morgan, is a technology banker with more than ten years of experience working with company founders, investors and management teams across the Midwest and Southeast. In January of 2020, Andrew joined J.P. Morgan’s Technology and Disruptive Commerce Specialized Industries vertical to lead the Bank’s coverage expertise across the state of Florida. Based in Miami, Andrew covers companies spanning the technology, digital media and consumer sectors – helping these companies scale rapidly through providing commercial and investment banking services from founding to exit.
Andrew began his career as a financial analyst, analyzing risk and advising clients on optimal capital solutions. He then transitioned to a relationship management role, where he uncovered his true passion within the innovation economy. Throughout his career, Andrew has advised businesses at all stages of the business lifecycle – from mature Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups. He received a BSBA degree in Marketing and Business Logistics from John Carroll University and holds Series 79 and Series 63 securities licenses. Andrew is involved with several tech-equity initiatives across Florida.
Manoj Asnani is a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan’s Technology and Disruptive Commerce (TDC) Group and is responsible for building strategic client relationships with innovative and fast-growing companies across the United States. He is based in Miami, Florida. Previously, Manoj was the Head of TDC for the Western Region including California, Colorado, Utah and Arizona and was based in San Francisco, California. He re-joined J.P. Morgan in 2016 to help build the firm’s TDC presence in the West. Prior to TDC, Manoj was an investment banker at JPMorgan from 1998 – 2010 and held the position of Executive Director where he led Global M&A and financing engagements focused on transportation, industrials, consumer/retail and sovereign wealth funds.
Manoj was the Primary Coverage Officer for clients in the global transportation industry with a focus on maritime, shipping and ports. Manoj was based in Chicago, New York, London and Dubai (UAE) during this time period. Manoj holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan Business School. He holds Series 24, Series 79 and Series 63 securities licenses.