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David Ward, Esq.

Executive Director, Family Office
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David Ward is the Executive Director of a Family Office investing in and empowering innovative people and companies with creative ideas in Florida and beyond, with focuses in technology, hospitality, real estate, and venture capital.

Prior to his role at Family Office, David served as the Senior Corporate Counsel for Global Payments Inc. where he was primarily responsible for legal items within the Active Network division of Global Payments. David joined Global Payments in 2019 after its merger with Total System Services, Inc (“TSYS”).

Before Global Payments, David served as a Senior Staff Attorney at TSYS, where he oversaw contractual negotiations, vendor management, transactional strategy, and enterprise business development partnerships for the TSYS Jacksonville operation.

Preceding TSYS, David served as Chief Legal Officer for iMobile3, LLC from 2015 – 2018. iMobile3 was a payments technology firm in Jacksonville, FL which was acquired by TSYS in 2018.

David earned his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law, where he was a member of the Florida State Law Review and was selected by the Governor as a Gubernatorial Fellow within the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. He received his B.A. in English Creative Writing from Florida State University, where he was a member of the Honors Program.

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