Ed Ventrice was born in the Bronx but is a local at heart as he grew up in Florida and has been a long-time resident of Boca Raton. He attended Deerfield High School and then graduated from the University of Florida and Wharton School of Business. In his professional career, he started as a CPA with a large national accounting firm, Arthur Anderson, and then went on to build one of the largest investment practices in Florida & the U.S. Ed had an ambitious goal to start a philanthropic group along with other likeminded men in the community to raise funds for well deserving causes in south Palm Beach County. In 2021, this came to be Men Giving Back. This entity has successfully given $100,000 during their 2021 Giveaway Event to approximately $700,000 this year to charities that cover education, children, mental health, and food security. There are now 180 members within this group. Outside of work and Men Giving Back, Ed and Elyse reside in Boca Raton with their five children. They enjoy fitness, biking, tennis, travel, and cooking.