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Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Business - Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Mike Vogel | 1/1/2011

• ROBERT CLEMENTS
Chairman/CEO, EverBank Financial - Jacksonville

Robert Clements
[Photo: Kelly LaDuke]
Industry Standout

Because the question about the future for too many Florida-based banks in the recession has been what size casket to order, a growth story stands out. EverBank Financial, under Robert Clements, saw its quarterly earnings increase 239% in the second quarter to $44 million. Assets grew to $11 billion. In 2010, it bought essentially all the assets of the failed Bank of Florida. It also acquired New Jersey-based commercial finance and leasing company Tygris Commercial Finance and the naming rights to the NFL Jaguars' home stadium. Clements, a Harvard MBA, had the company file for an IPO in October.


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