Monthly Edge: October 2023

Introducing Our New Chief Financial Officer

We are thrilled to announce a valuable addition to our team as we welcome Alex Santiuste, who officially joined BluEdge on September 18, 2023, as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Alex brings a wealth of experience and a remarkable background to our organization, and we couldn’t be more excited about the expertise and energy he brings to the table.

More About Alex: A Strong Foundation in Finance

Alex began his journey into the world of finance at Florida State University, where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. During his time at university, he honed his skills through a 2 year internship at Scottrade, a prominent financial services firm with a massive workforce of over 3,000 employees.

Proven Track Record in the Financial Industry

After graduation, Alex embarked on an impressive career in the financial sector. He started at Fidelity Investments, where his dedication and talent quickly led him to become a Senior Associate and Team Lead in under 2 years. His remarkable journey continued when he accepted a role at UBS, the world’s largest global financial services firm, operating in more than 50 countries.

Alex’s strong leadership qualities were evident as he spent nearly six years with UBS, holding various leadership positions across the southeast region, despite still being in his twenties. He had the opportunity to work alongside and hone his skills with some of the best business leaders and financial advisors in the wealth management industry.

A Shift Towards Sales and Real Estate

In the past two and a half years, Alex transitioned his career to focus on sales, particularly as a Regional Sales Manager at a leading firm in the transportation industry. This shift allowed him to return to his hometown, reconnect with loved ones, and explore his passion for sales. During this time, he also pursued a Real Estate License, further diversifying his skill set.

A Perfect Fit for BluEdge

Alex’s financial acumen, leadership abilities, and his genuine affinity for people make him an exciting addition to the BluEdge team. His extensive experience in managing complex financial matters, coupled with his track record of success in sales, is a testament to his versatility and drive. In his new role as CFO, Alex will play a critical role in guiding BluEdge’s financial decisions. He will also receive mentorship from Shane in Land and Investment Sales and will frequently collaborate with other associates within the organization.

We are confident that Alex’s passion, expertise, and dedication will contribute significantly to BluEdge’s continued success. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Alex Santiuste as he takes on this pivotal role within our organization. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from our new CFO as he helps steer BluEdge toward a prosperous future. We are excited to have him on board!

Meet all of BluEdge

BluEdge in the Community

Pictured on the left is our team that participated in this year’s Finz & Skinz golf outing put on by Scotch and Sharks. The Finz & Skinz event raises over $30,000 each year and sends all of the proceeds to local charities. Scotch and Sharks is a non-profit centered around improving the quality of life in Palm Beach County. (Shane McCain, Andrew Maxey, Mike Curadossi, Sean Stone)

Introducing BluEdge HQ: Where Work Meets Community

I’m extremely proud to unveil the brand-new BluEdge HQ, a space that marks a significant milestone in our journey as a company. In our industry, I believe having the right workspace is paramount to building a solid foundation for success, and BluEdge HQ is designed to do just that.

A Dual-Purpose Investment

Our rationale behind this investment is twofold. We’re creating a space that seamlessly blends productivity with sociability. Here, professionals and loved ones alike can drop in, grab a chair, and find a spot to work. We encourage advanced scheduling for presentations and events, making it a dynamic hub for both work and community-building. We want this to be a space for education, social gatherings, charitable events to grow our team, clients, and community.

Fostering Connection and Collaboration

At BluEdge HQ, we are committed to bringing our community closer to us. It’s not just an office; it’s a space where we can expand our network while providing our team with an inviting environment to thrive in.

The Corner Offices: Where Business Takes Center Stage

Our two corner offices are business-focused spaces. The West Office is dedicated to teamwork, collaboration, and group projects. It’s the go-to spot for brainstorming sessions and collective innovation. Featuring four desks and a TV Display for presentations. In contrast, the East Office is designed for those who require a quieter setting, perfect for online meetings or phone calls that demand concentration and privacy.

The Versatile Conference Room: Where Ideas Take Shape

Our conference room is a multifunctional space that caters to various needs. From client presentations to team collaborations and company meetings, this room is the heart of strategic discussions and planning. Moreover, we’re excited to introduce a lounge area in the main space, creating an atmosphere where connections can flourish in a relaxed setting.

Visit Us!

Join Us Soon!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new digs. It’s more than an office; it’s a space where innovation meets community, where collaboration is fostered, and where we maximize our real estate firsthand the way we inspire our network to do the same. Let us know when you can come by and check it out.

This is a big moment for our company and I look forward to you all being a part of it!

Sincerely, Shane McCain

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