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CONNECTION Board of Directors Profiles 3
Issue 41 |October 2015 - October 2016
Technical Assistance Program 5
MBE Profiles
FDOT DBE Specialized 5
Development Program


Champions of the SFMSDC 7

SELECTED BY INC 5000 AS ONE OF THE FASTEST
GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES IN THE U.S.
Intermark Foods was established in 2002 by Maria Elena Ibanez, a serial entrepreneur with a strong
Maria Elena Ibanez reputation for building fast-growing and successful companies. Intermark Foods is a highly focused
President specialty food marketing and distribution company with products designed to appeal to Hispanic
consumers living in the U.S. The Hispanic food market is worth more $8.4 billion and growing faster
than the market for non-Hispanic foods. Intermark is addressing this dynamic marketplace by building
a strong brand, offering a top-quality, broad product line and providing best-in-class customer service,
distribution and logistics.

SFMSDC HAS HAD A MAJOR IMPACT
ON THE GROWTH OF INTERACTIVE BLUE
Interactive Blue, LLC is a telecommunications engineering firm that encompasses data, voice
Robert Mena and video communications. Established in 2003, the firm provides services in four areas: outside
President plant engineering design, enterprise IT consulting, telephony expense management and remote-
site technical resources. Interactive Blue serves a diverse range of clients, including professional
services firms (law offices, insurance brokerages), healthcare organizations (medical billing,
hospitals, blood collection agencies) and telecommunications carriers. Major clients include AT&T,
Level 3 and MasTec.

BACARDI USA, AETNA, HUMANA & CIGNA
ARE SOME OF BOI’S CLIENTS

Jackson Obasogie Benefits Outsource, Inc. (BOI) is a state-approved, third-party benefits administrative firm established
President in 1995 by Jackson Obasogie, who immigrated to the United States more than 40 years ago from sub-
Saharan Africa. Against all odds, he graduated college and held several executive-level corporate
positions over a span of 15 years before starting BOI. The company is a third-party administrator; it
administers COBRA, flexible spending accounts, pensions, 401(k) and other employee benefit plans for
companies of all sizes, locally and nationally.

BEST-IN-CLASS SOLUTIONS FOR

VOICE, VIDEO & DATA, CABLING & ACCESS CONTROLS

Syed Shah Structured Cabling Solutions (SCS) provides commercial video, voice and data infrastructure solutions
President for Everything over Internet Protocol (EoIP). SCS delivers best-in-class solutions for video, voice
and data infrastructure cabling, building-access controls (automation and energy conservation),
infrastructure (conduit, trenching, cabling and fiber), premise security (access control and CCTV),
wireless solutions (Wi-Fi and CCTV), general networking (switching and routing), telephony and
video conferencing (PBX and AVRs), in-vehicle video (mobile DVR), RF engineering, digital signage,
monitoring (remote management), maintenance and service and design and consulting.

All Profiles Continued on Page 4

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