Insight Board Member
Ashby migrated to Florida in 2012 with his wife and two children to take on the role of CFO at Kobie Marketing. In his 4-year tenure at Kobie, he played a major role in the development and monitoring of budgets, financial reporting, and augmenting a tripling of their employee base as
well as nearly quadrupling the company’s revenue.
Prior to that, Ashby spent nearly 15 years working in Finance for companies like Ernst & Young, PwC and TSYS. Ashby holds an Accounting degree and an MBA in Finance from Mississippi State University (go Bulldogs). An expert at solving various business challenges, financial and business strategy is certainly his forte.
Currently, Ashby serves as CEO at Nitro Solutions, a high growth cyber security company in Tampa Bay that applies unsupervised neural networks (AI) to cyber defense. An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Ashby is a connector, a community builder, a growth catalyst and a servant leader with a huge social conscience.
Serving on several committees and boards such as Leadership St. Pete, Junior Achievement, University of Tampa Board of Fellows, BB&T Tampa Bay Advisory Board and Florida Virtual School, this humble CFO of The Year (2017) jumps at every opportunity to get involved in community causes and events. He was the recipient of the FL Governor’s Business Ambassador Award in 2016 while at Kobie and is an adjunct professor at University of Tampa teaching Entrepreneurial Finance. Having founded Gazelle Capital earlier this year, Ashby plans to remain a growth catalyst in the Tampa Bay business community for years to come.
When he isn’t working, Ashby enjoys spending time with his family, fossiling in the Florida water ways, attending all of the amazing events around the community and having dinner at some of the area’s many great establishments.