President, BBX Capital
Jarett S. Levan is the President of BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX, OTCQX: BBXTB), formally BFC Financial Corporation, and has served on its Board of Directors and that of its former banking subsidiary, BankAtlantic, since 1999. He lends a diverse range of experience, having been CEO and President of BankAtlantic from 2007 to 2012, after joining the company in 1998 as an attorney and since serving in various executive management roles.
Under Mr. Levan’s leadership, BankAtlantic grew to a $6 billion Florida banking franchise, with 100 branches and 3,000 employees at its peak. BankAtlantic was one of the first in the country to launch seven-day banking in 2002. The bank won the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Retail Banking Satisfaction award, ranking highest for Customer Satisfaction in Florida. BankAtlantic also operated with one of the lowest cost of deposits in the banking industry.
Mr. Levan is actively involved in the community, holding several leadership positions and recognitions for achievement. Mr. Levan serves on the boards of Business for the Arts of Broward, Broward Workshop, Community Foundation of Broward, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Nova Southeastern University Ambassador’s Board, and is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO). Mr. Levan has been inducted into the Junior Achievement South Florida Business Hall of Fame, recognized for his record of business achievement, excellence, vision, leadership and community responsibility. He is also on the board of the BBX Capital Foundation, formerly the BankAtlantic Foundation, which was established in 1994 to support a wide array of activities in the arts, education, social welfare, and community and economic development.
A member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Levan graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law, and earned a BBA in Finance from Goizueta Business School of Emory University.