Miami Insider: Investment Banker Philippe Houdard

Born in a 300-person town in Northern France, Philippe Houdard came to South Beach for a job out of school. While he loves the variety of people and afternoon runs on the beach, this investment-banker-slash-non-profit-leader tells us how the opportunities to create something new in Miami are particularly alluring.

Name, Age, Occupation: Philippe Houdard, 40, President of Non-Profit Developing Minds and Investment Banker

Neighborhood: South Beach, Miami, Florida

Abode: One-bedroom condo -- I can't believe I've actually been president of the condo association for eight years now.

How long have you lived in South Beach? I've lived here since the late '90s.