Team


Seth Ellis

  • Partner of Florida Mezzanine Fund, with over 20 years experience as a CPA, investor, and serial entrepreneur.
  • Former Chief Executive Officer of Digital Infrared Imaging, Inc. Secured venture capital and managed expansion from 7 to 50+ employees. Led company’s merger with ICX Technologies, Inc, a developer of advanced technology solutions for homeland and military security.
  • Co-founded and engineered the public sale of Florida Regional Emergency Services, the largest hospital-based ambulance management company in the United States. Grew services throughout Georgia, Texas, and Colorado
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of Waterman Healthcare Systems. Managed the financial turnaround of Waterman and facilitated its merger with Seventh Day Adventist Healthcare Systems
  • Senior manager and auditor with Ernst and Young and KPMG for 10 years. Specialized in healthcare, technology and service sectors.
  • Board Member: University of Florida Warrington School of Business Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Board Member of the Lake and Sumter County Hospice and Cornerstone Hospice.
  • Received a BSAC in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Alvin Butler

  • Senior Associate of Florida Mezzanine Fund.
  • BSBA, Finance - University of Florida.
  • MS, Entrepreneurship - University of Florida.
  • Board Member: 4C Florida.


Joe Alala

  • Founder, President, and CEO of CapitalSouth Partners Funds, LLC since 1998.
  • Former Director of Centura Bank.
  • Served as Principal of Halcyon Investments.
  • Wake Forest University - MBA; J.D.
  • Princeton University - AB Economics, minor Politics.
  • Board Advisor: Association for Corporate Growth and Metrolina Entrepreneurial Council.
  • Board Director: FS Tierra Holdings, LLC and Powers Limited, LLC.
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