Anthony "Trey" Traviesa was born in Tampa, Fla., in 1969 to Anthony A. Traviesa, Jr., and Linda Ware Traviesa. The Traviesa family immigrated to Tampa from Asturias, Spain in the 1930s. Raised most of his life in Tampa Bay, Traviesa attended St. Patrick’s in Tampa and St. Petersburg Catholic High School. Traviesa graduated from FSU (BS-Finance '92) and the University of Texas at Austin (MBA '97). His career experience spans a variety of banking, venture capital and corporate operational leadership endeavors in Washington, D.C., New York, Austin, Dallas, Beijing, Mumbai and Budapest. A growth-business leader at heart, he recently served as President and COO of Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute during a period of rapid growth. Between 2004 and 2008, Traviesa represented Tampa and certain areas of East Hillsborough County in the Florida House of Representatives. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Traviesa currently owns a venture capital firm called V3 Partners, LLP, which provides strategy, operational leadership, and capital support required by disruptive growth companies to achieve their “next level” of value creation. Since its founding in 2010, V3 has acquired equity positions in automotive services, alternative media, public affairs and health services companies. He remains active in Florida and national politics and policy through a V3 public affairs portfolio company, through his role on the board of directors for Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future. Traviesa is married to Nina Tosta Traviesa of Maracaibo, Venezuela, formerly a fashion designer in New York City's Fashion District. Traviesa met Nina when they were both working in New York in 1998, and they have been happily married since 1999. Nina was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on Florida's Commission on Volunteerism. They have two daughters, and Traviesa and his daughters enjoy triathlons. The family enjoys boating and travel. Their committed charitable causes include Christ the King Catholic Church, the Tampa Museum of Art, Trinity Café and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.