Darlene P. Bendert is a results-oriented business and financial executive with over 33 years of operational and financial experience. As Vice President of Finance for Skyway Capital Markets, Darlene directs the accounting function with specific attention to financial regulation and operational segmentation.

Ms. Bendert has specific financial expertise in accounting and auditing in the financial, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, service and non-profit industries.  During her career, Darlene has acquired, co-owned and operated a home health agency with three locations that she ultimately sold to ResCare Inc., the largest privately-owned home care company in the U.S.  In addition, Ms. Bendert has served in various executive and managerial positions including most recently as Director of Finance and Accounting Manager overseeing numerous locations within the Diocese of Saint Petersburg (FL), and has personally directed corporate profitability by matching operational output with financial organizational cost structures.

Darlene graduated with High Honors from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

Darlene is an active member of the local community providing volunteer accounting services, group fitness instruction, and 21 years of service to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church teaching 2nd grade religious education, vacation bible school, Sacramental Preparation, and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.