Engineering a World-Class Entrepreneurial Community
Jeff Vinik, Chairman and Governor of Tampa Bay Lightning
There is no clear roadmap in creating value and a great reputation. The best way to learn is to hear the experiences of someone who has a proven record of doing both. Jeff Vinik earned degrees from Duke University and the Harvard School of Business. He went on to manage investments for Fidelity as well as his own company, Vinik Asset Management. Seeing value in Tampa Bay, he purchased the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010, and the team reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2015. To date, Vinik has donated more than $11 million to local charities through the Lightning’s Community Hero Program. Along with Cascade Investment, Vinik is also the owner of a planned $3 billion mixed use real estate development in downtown Tampa.