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Cesar R. HernandezFounder | Managing Director
IE Business School
University of South Florida
Cesar is originally from Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, he decided to launch Omni Public in one of Florida’s fastest growing markets, the Tampa Bay Area. Cesar’s involvement with global engagement, social impact & development is long drawn. He has managed engagement and development projects in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
He represented the United States at the Education Without Borders (EWB) global summit and the Festival of Thinkers (FOT) summit in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, where he held deliberations with world leaders and Nobel Laureates on current global challenges. Cesar even had the #1 ranked policy presentation, on his research and examination of American immigration and its contemporary challenges, among 3,000 participants represent ing 130 countries, at the summit.
Professionally, Cesar has experience in legislative community engagement efforts for the Tampa City Council’s district 7 office. His prior posts include Director of Community Engagement & Community Organizing for the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) and Ambassador of Community Governance for the Haiti Recovery and Development Company (HR&DC) where he aided resettlement camp transition and the creation of five novel Haitian cities. He also has extensive experience in project management, marketing, non-profit management, social campaign management, issue advocacy, socioeconomic development & field organizing.
As a college student, he was also a former Student Body President and Trustee for the University of South Florida (USF) where he studied Bio-Medical Science, Political Science and Economics. Cesar also holds a certificate in Disruptive Strategies through Harvard Business School (HBX). and is currently an Executive MBA candidate and the class president at Brown University, where his concentration is in innovation strategies. He was also recently declared as the Entrepreneur of the Week by the prestigious Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University.
Florida State University
University of South Florida
Mark Sharpe is the Chief Potential Officer for !p. He was asked by the Executive Board of the Tampa Innovation Alliance, now !p POTENTIAL UNLEASHED, to stand up the nascent organization and create a live, work, play innovation district in an area derided by some as Suitcase City.
In fewer than three years Mark and his staff of three grew Alliance membership from the four anchors (USF, Florida Hospital, Busch Gardens and Moffitt Cancer Center) to over 250 business and community members.
In 2015, Mark successfully negotiated $2 million from Hillsborough County to be designated for the development of an innovation district. His team was awarded $1.25 million from the State of Florida for transportation, community engagement, and branding. He led a multifaceted collaborative effort to win a $3.8 million TechHire Grant and designation by the White House as a TechHire Community in 2016.
Pope previously served as the vice president of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Project Management for the Collins Center for Public Policy, where he directed and administered six court-ordered mediation programs and a statewide mediation program sponsored by Fannie Mae.
Pope also served under Alex Sink as director of external affairs during her administration as chief financial officer of Florida. Before taking that position he served as the Department of Financial Services’ primary certified contract negotiator, representing the state as lead negotiator in the 2008 Worker’s Compensation Medical Case Management Project. In 2007, Pope co-managed and developed the nationally recognized searchable contract transparency website, currently known as “FACTS”. Before going to work directly for DFS he served as the operations manager for the agency’s Hurricane Insurance Mediation Program, administered by the Collins Center from 2004-07.
Ned Pope is a 2001 graduate of Georgia Southern University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Print Management/Publishing, and 2004 graduate of Florida State University, with a Master of Science degree in Communications, New and Interactive Technology.
Most recently, Ms Esparza was an investment analyst and trader at Pearl Brook Capital, a globally focused long/short hedge fund located in Tampa. Prior to her time in asset management, Ms. Esparza spent 6 years on the US equities desk at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in sales in trading. Before that, Ms. Esparza held positions in private equity and investment banking. Additionally, she acts as part-time CFO for FleetWit, an emerging tech startup. She holds a BA in Humanities from Stanford University, and an MBA with a focus on Asset Management from the Yale School of Management. She was a finalist in the 2016 Ira Sohn Conference stock picking competition and serves as the chairman of the advisory board for the Kupona Foundation. Additionally, she was a member of the New Leaders Council fellowship class of 2017.