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Most real estate developers have hit pause. Why Terra’s David Martin is forging ahead

Most college students use coffee to power through all-night cram sessions.

As a University of Florida undergrad, David Martin used coffee in a different way — to launch his business career.

Starbucks had started sprouting up around the country in 1995, but none had yet reached Gainesville. So Martin signed onto his AOL account and went online to find out why so many were buzzing about the company.

“I had always been very entrepreneurial as a kid, so I took out a $50,000 line of credit from SunTrust Bank and opened a coffee and bakery shop on campus called Java Lounge,” he said. “It was open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. and it grew so fast I ended up with 25 employees. I learned a lot about operating a business and having a responsibility to your customers. It also taught me how to deal with city government and getting

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Slated Taps Tim Wesley As CEO; Yair Landau, David Wertheimer And Michael Joe Join Board

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Slated, the online film financing, sales, packaging and development marketplace, has hired Tim Wesley as CEO.

Wesley recently served as an executive digital consultant for AMC Theatres and is the former general manager of RedBox On Demand.

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He will report to Slated’s newly installed board of directors. Stephan Paternot, co-Founder, who led the company as CEO for the previous six years, will continue with the company as executive chairman.

Simultaneously joining the company’s board of directors are a trio of respected entertainment industry executives: Yair Landau, the former vice chairman of Sony Pictures and president of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment; David Wertheimer, former president of digital at Fox Networks Group and president of Paramount Digital Entertainment; and Michael Joe, former COO of STXfilms and EVP of Universal Pictures.

Under Wesley’s direction, Slated will expand the company’s institutional capital resources to

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