Consolidated Nurseries provides over 40 years of combined expertise providing floral products to the mass market. Not only do we produce florist quality plants, but we design programs, packaging, and theme promotions to help our customers differentiate from the competition. Because of our wide array of facility and marketing partnerships, Consolidated Nurseries can truly consolidate its clients’ needs.
Our Management Team
Upon finishing his education at the University of Florida, Mr. Jacobson started his career based in NY with Nutmeg Mills, the leader in the licensed sportswear industry. Upon moving back to Florida in 1992 as a Vice President with the NYSE company he was involved in National and International Sales, as well as licensing with the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, the NCAA and other prominent entities. The family founded New York Stock Exchange company was ultimately sold to VF Corp; a world leader in the apparel industry. Mr. Jacobson remained with the company until 1997 when he left to pursue new opportunities.
Mr. Jacobson worked on several successful startup ventures, including TravelAd International which was acquired by a NASDAQ listed advertising agency and Legend Sports Gear, an award winning project from the University of Texas.
Mr. Jacobson spent 10 years as a principal with SFGI Capital. He was primarily involved in the capital markets providing structured finance and equity investment for mid-tier developers throughout the southeastern United States.
In 2010, Mr. Jacobson then acquired an interest in Consolidated Nurseries, ultimately becoming the President and owner in 2014.
Kevin Elliot - Operations Manager
Kevin has been in the Tropical Foliage/Seasonal Plant industry for all of his life. His career began at a very young age, working at a large wholesale nursery in the northeastern United States. While there, he worked full-time during the summer months in the greenhouse – as a grower and warehouse worker. While still in school, he was promoted to a route sales position, servicing local florists and grocery stores with floral departments throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In 1987, Kevin relocated to Florida, after accepting a logistics/procurement position with a Nursery Stock Dealer here in Tampa. Over the years, Kevin has traveled the continental United States and Canada, overseeing crops and seasonal shipments.
Present day, Kevin is the Operations Manager at Consolidated Nurseries, where he performs all of the procurement duties and is responsible for all of the company’s logistical and freight needs.
Stephanie Rodriguez - Accounting
Stephanie has a degree in Computer Science and nearly 20 years in the Accounting Field. Her career began as an assistant at a CPA’s office followed by 8 years as a Corporate Accountant and Business Analyst at a large pharmaceutical company. For the past 7 years she has served as the Controller for Consolidated Nurseries and resides in Tampa, FL.
Jennifer Wise - Supply Chain Analyst
Jennifer has 30 years experience in the supply chain field. She has worked in material management, forecasting, procurement, distribution and analysis. Her career began working for the U.S. Navy at the Navy’s Weapon System Support Office supporting many aircraft during her tenure. She has also worked for Boeing managing actuators, transmission systems and hydraulic components for all wide-body jets. She also worked for pharmaceutical companies and two agricultural companies, Chiquita and Fresh Express.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and a MBA in Management from LaSalle University. After living and working all over the U.S. and supporting her husband’s military career, she has settled in the Tampa area.
Currently, she is serving as the Supply Chain Analyst for Consolidated Nurseries.
Samantha Black-Keels - Marketing Coordinator
After Samantha earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, she worked as a writer and editor for an educational software company in Gainesville, Fla. After a few years she moved to North Carolina and spent two years working in the plant industry before coming back to Florida. She began working for Consolidated Nurseries in December 2018.