As the Owner and Chief Marlin, Jason, along with his team, provides SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Managed Pay Per Click Services, Website Design, Marketing Automation and CRM Implementation services to small and medium enterprises all over Jacksonville and the state of Florida.
Founded in 2009, Marlin Consulting Solutions has experienced consistent growth while boasting excellent customer retention. Their mission is to help business owners achieve success through effective online marketing and by leveraging technology. To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s firm, visit https://marlincs.com.
Robin Giddens Sheppard
Robin is a Jacksonville native and third generation funeral director. She retired from the Dept. of Health, Vital Statistics in 2004 and returned to funeral service where she is currently serves Vice President of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes and is a Certified Funeral Celebrant. Robin is the Past President of the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce; a member of the St. Johns County Chamber, the JAX Chamber both South Council and Beaches Division. She is the past-president of the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Assn., serves on the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Assn. and represents Dignity Memorial with the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Assn. Robin also serves on the Medical Examiner Commission.
Cyndi has been in banking for over 20 years and with Ameris for 13 years. She joined the Jacksonville Town Center team in January of 2017 and shares her knowledge of all aspects of banking from teller, personal banker, assistant manager, branch management and area sales leadership with her branch. She enjoys working directly with her customers one on one and creating a trustworthy relationship so they feel comfortable calling on her to help with all of their banking needs.
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, Benjamin believes it’s important to invest his time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. Working closely with you and your CPA, attorney and other professionals, he can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. He can also help with your retirement savings strategy so you have more options when you retire, regardless of what you decide to do.
Relationships are key, and in our view, meeting face to face builds strong relationships. We meet when it’s convenient for our clients because we recognize the challenging needs of their businesses and their lives.
Heather BordersHeather Borders serves on the South Council Board and chair of the Spotlight Speaker opportunity where one member has 5 minutes to tell the group more about their organization.
Heather is a Registered Dietitian and Chief Empowerment Officer of Kailo Nutrition. The company mission is to “Taste Life” and this is fulfilled through three types of programming: counseling, community, and culinary. Kailo Nutrition combines traditional nutrition counseling with engaging culinary education. Heather believes a healthy lifestyle is not about restrictions, it’s about creating new habits. To learn more about Kailo Nutrition, visit: https://www.kailonutrition.com/.
Business Grants & Business College Scholarships Chairman
Core values he possesses and practices professionally and personally consist of Commitment to Members, Creating Trust, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Community Focus. Joe also enjoys the outdoors by taking occasional bike rides and walks. One of Joe’s favorite quotes is “There is no such thing as the best, there is only trained and un-trained” – Denzel Washington, “Man on Fire” Movie Film.
Members at Large
Pete DenholmPete Denholm is the managing director of Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida, one the largest outsourced bookkeeping firms on the First Coast. Pete brings his clients into the 21st century by transitioning them into the cloud reducing their bookkeeping labor by up to 50%. He is a business management consultant with over 20 years of experience in operations and financial management. While working for KPMG, PwC, Grant Thornton, and Fortune 50 companies, he specialized in helping organizations improve their financial and business operations. He found the work so rewarding that he launched Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida in 2014, which has earned Top Accounting Firm kudos in the Jacksonville Business Journal.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the George Washington University and is proud to be a former Marine. Outside of work, Pete applies his creative problem-solving skills to woodworking and sailing. Ask him about navigating the Pacific Ocean in a 39-foot sailboat. To learn more about Supporting Strategies, visit: https://www.supportingstrategies.com/.