Background/Experience. Jerry Starkey has enjoyed a 30-year career as an executive and principal in the real estate, hospitality, senior living and financial services industries. Mr. Starkey is CEO of RE Partners International, LLC (www.reptrs.com). Prior to founding RE Partners International, Mr. Starkey was president and CEO of WCI Communities and president of its predecessor company, Florida Design Communities. Mr. Starkey also served as president of Aston Gardens, a large developer and operator of Senior Living Communities. He resides in Naples, where he is active in children and educational charities. He has been a Trustee of The Naples Children and Education Foundation since 2004 and serves on its board as treasurer. Mr. Starkey served on the Board of Florida Gulf Coast University from 2001-2011 and was a member of the Florida Council of 100 from 2005-2010, both appointments of then Gov. Jeb Bush. Mr. Starkey received a BBA from the University of North Texas and a JD from Texas Tech University School of Law.