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Here’s what Tech Data paid its CEO

Rich Hume, CEO of Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD), had $4.8 million in total compensation in fiscal 2019. Hume, who has been CEO of the Clearwater-based IT distributor since June 6, 2018, received $818,855 in salary, $2.7 million in stock awards and $1.25 million in cash incentives for the year ended Jan. 31, a proxy said. Robert Dutkowsky, executive chairman and former CEO, was Tech Data’s highest-paid employee, with $4.9 million in total compensation, most of that in stock awards.

Superior Q1 sales jump 18 percent

First quarter 2019 sales increased 18.4 percent at Superior Group of Companies (Nasdaq: SGC), a  Seminole company with uniform, branding and call center operations. Superior's Q1 sales were $86.6 million, compared to first quarter 2018 net sales of $73.1 million. Q1 2019 net income was $2.4 million, or 16 cents a share, about flat compared to a year earlier.

MarineMax cuts guidance

MarineMax (NYSE: HZO) lowered its earnings expectations for FY 2019 after reporting a dip in profit for the second quarter. The Clearwater-based boat and yacht retailer reported $303.6 million in revenue, a 12 percent gain from Q2 2018, but net income was $5.3 million, or 23 cents a share, compared to net income of $6.2 million, or 27 cents a share, for the same quarter last year.  Bad weather in key markets impacted the results, MarineMax said.

Raymond James revenue, profit grow

Investment banking and interest income helped bump up revenue for the second quarter of FY 2019 at Raymond James Financial Inc. Raymond James (NYSE: RJF) reported net income of $261 million, or $1.81 a share, on revenue of $1.86 billion for the three months ended March 31. Revenue was up 3 percent and net income was up 7 percent over the same period a year earlier, the St. Petersburg financial services firm said.

Shelley Broader steps down as Chico’s CEO

Shelley Broader, a businesswoman with several Tampa Bay ties, abruptly resigned Wednesday as president and CEO of Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS), a women's clothing company in Fort Myers. Broader previously was president and CEO of Sweetbay Supermarket in Tampa and she is a member of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE: RJF) in St. Petersburg.

Fire forces closure of Masonite plant in California

Masonite International (NYSE: DOOR) said it will not reopen a cut-stock facility in Stockton, in central California, after the plant was severely damaged in a fire. About 120 workers at the plant fabricated wood for production of doors, Recordnet.com reported.   Masonite, a Tampa-based manufacturer, said in a news release that it will help workers find new employment opportunities. The company expects to ramp up production at two other cut-stock plants.

St. Pete company adds digital tipping platform

SalonCentric, a St. Pete-based distributor of salon professional products, partnered with Tippy, a Fort Lauderdale company with a disruptive tipping solution for the salon and spa industry. Tippy’s technology allows service professionals such as stylists to collect tips and deposit them into their personal bank accounts daily.

Frontier, Bucs renew Pewter partnership

Frontier Communications Corp. will continue to be the “official residential television and Internet provider” for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers through 2024. As part of the multi-year agreement, first entered into in 2016, the Bucs and Frontier will work together to engage fans throughout the Tampa community with sweepstakes and other activities. Significant branding in Raymond James Stadium is part of the partnership. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Castor wins Tampa mayoral election

Jane Castor will become the next mayor of Tampa. The former police chief captured 73.1 percent of the vote Tuesday night, defeating David Straz, a philanthropist and retired banker. Castor will take office on May 1, succeeding Bob Buckhorn, who served eight years as mayor.

Raymond James exec retires

Raymond James Financial (NYSE: RJF) Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut will retire from the company effective April 26. Saut, 69, has worked at Raymond James for 20 years, a news release said. The St. Petersburg-based financial services firm said it retains a very robust investment strategy team led by Chief Investment Officer Larry Adam, former chief investment officer at Deutsche Bank.

Report: Outback faces suit over workers’ pay

A lawsuit filed in Connecticut accuses Outback Steakhouse of Florida and Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (Nasdaq: BLMN) of failing to comply with that state’s minimum wage law. At issue is how servers were paid for time they spent on non-service work such as cleaning and stocking. The prospective class action lawsuit could cover hundreds of servers in Connecticut, law.com reported. The company did not respond to requests for comment from law.com or from the St. Pete Catalyst.

Spectrio merges with Commercials on Hold

Spectrio, a Tampa-based company that provides in-store music, on-hold marketing and related services, has  merged with Commercials On Hold, a division of Transmedia Advertising in Macon, Georgia. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal expands Spectrio’s in-store marketing customer base, a news release said.

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