Explore, dream, discover — three words that capture the philosophy of Abode Luxury Vacation Rentals. Where better to free yourself to do those things than in Abode Luxury homes? Discover the vacation of dreams from a collection of exclusive properties.
Rob Alday, BABA ‘03
Travel and Hospitality
Park City, UT
Adesis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corp., is a contract research organization supporting the life science industries. Its efforts are in various stages of scientific research, method development, technology transfer and manufacturing. It specializes in all sizes of organic synthesis, from milligram to multi-kilogram quantities.
Andrew Cottone, III, Ph.D. ‘00
New Castle, DE
Advantage Inspection is the standard for home inspections, and was the first home warranty company to computerize the home inspection business. For more than 23 years, Advantage Inspection's real estate services and reporting have been the deciding factor for the clients we serve: real estate agents, home inspectors, home owners, buyers and sellers. In 2017, Advantage Inspection will launch YourHouse.com.
Christie Park, BSAC ‘82
Dave Park, BBC ‘82
Sue is President and CEO of AGTC, a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its proprietary gene therapy platform to develop products designed to transform the lives of patients with severe diseases, with an initial focus in ophthalmology. AGTC uses cutting-edge techniques to offer hope to patients with rare diseases and unmet medical needs.
Sue Washer, MBA '92
President & CEO
Assured Information Technology (AIT) Engineering is an Orlando-based, veteran-owned small business that provides Cybersecurity, information assurance, information technology and software development solutions to the federal government, DoD and commercial entities to achieve low-risk, low-cost security compliance.
Jason Eddy, BS '01
Founded in 2011, Amenity Elite is a nationwide provider of seated casino massage services, contracting out over 120 licensed massage therapists annually. Amenity Elite is the exclusive massage provider at four Caesars Entertainment, Inc. casino locations and four annual World Series of Poker circuit events.
Jennifer Lutsi, BSR '11
Delray Beach, FL
Amicon Management is a full-service real estate services company. Its team brings a tailored approach to clients’ real estate projects, “delivering structure, stability and confidence throughout the entire construction process.” Founded by UF alumni Adam Mopsick and Ross Adickman, Amicon was recently recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest growing companies.
Adam Mopsick BSBA ’93
CEO & Co-Founder
Ross Adickman BBC ’76
Construction and Design
Awesome Motive Inc. is a leading software and media company that helps small businesses grow and compete. Its software is used on over 3 million websites and serves billions of monthly impressions. It is considered a thought-leader by peers because of its rapid growth and innovation. Whatever the market conditions or current trends, Awesome Motive helps customers gain competitive business advantage and stay ahead of the curve.
Syed Balkhi, BA '11
Founder & CEO
West Palm Beach, FL
BEA Architects, Inc. is an award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm headquartered in Miami. BEA has established a reputation as an innovative provider of leading-edge design solutions to corporations and institutions worldwide. The pursuit of excellence in design, through technology and in execution, underscores BEA's commitment to quality.
Bruno Ramos, BDES '82, MARCH '85
Founded by Annette Cornwell Bauer in 2006, Blakeland Construction Services serves commercial and public clients throughout the Southeast. It provides a full range of construction services, including new building construction, building renovations and roadway paving, with its strength being mechanical and electrical contracting. Blakeland’s staff has extensive experience with campus projects, producing administrative plans, submitting and tracking transmittals, and onsite and offsite management.
Annette Cornwell Bauer, BSCE 96
Karen Strange, ME 09
Formed in 2006, Blood Company represents artists including Skrillex, Zedd, Bea Miller and Boys Noize, as well as younger acts including BloodPop, Ghostemane, Mr. Carmack and more. Completely independent, Blood Company focuses strongly on youth culture and community, on real relationships and true synergy between clients and allies. Accolades include nine Grammy awards, multiplatinum album and song sales, magazine covers including Rolling Stone, Forbes, SPIN, WIRED and NME.
Timothy Smith, BABA '98
Business Products & Services
Founded in 2002, Boyer Building Corporation provides a full range of services from initial consultation and design to complete construction and commissioning of a finished structure. Anchored by the mantra "Building Solutions Together," Boyer believes that its success is due to the value it has placed on going beyond the expectations of both its employees and clients.
Gary Boyer, BBC '88
Founder & President
Polk City, FL
Brand Tax Group provides tax products and outsourced accounting to businesses and individuals, We utilize technology to support a delivery system that provides anytime/anywhere access for our team and clients. Brand Tax Group strives each day to provide an outstanding client experience. We value life-work balance and consistently strive to maintain it.
Kristen Brand, BSAC '99
Matthew Brock purchased Builders Bargain, an existing building supply business, in 2007. Entering the market at the start of the housing crash proved to be not an obstacle, but an opportunity. The new venture weathered the storm with steady growth by filling a void from failed competitors. Builders bargain has grown sales revenue from $250,000 in its infancy to 43.6 million in 2016.
Matt Brock, BABA '05
Consumer Products and Services
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carlos Penin founded C.A.P. Government, Inc. in 1989. Using tailored solutions, CAP provides clients with focused, needs-based building department solutions, and outsources licensed employees. CAP has a staff of 152 serving 45 cities and four educational clients. Technology, continuing education and customer-centered services continue to fuel CAP’s growth in outsourced building department services.
Carlos A. Penin, BSCE '77
Coral Gables, FL
Formally Kitchen Resource Direct
Cabinets.com is a nationwide online retailer of assembled and ready-to-assemble kitchen and bath cabinets, with offices in Tampa and Maitland. Cabinets.com provides free professional kitchen design services, including 3-D renderings, as well as detailed pricing and information. The company’s goal is to make buying cabinets easy and affordable, while offering more styles and options than any other online company.
Benjamin Gordon, BSBA ‘04
CTO & Managing Partner
Christopher Larsen, BDES ‘04
CEO & Managing Partner
Carlton Construction, Inc (CCI) was founded in 2005 by Matt Carlton. The company was voted "Best Places to Work" two years in a row and is the 19th largest General Contractor in Jacksonville. CCI's growth is the result of exceptional team members and the simple adherence to our misson statement: "Committed to Quality, Craftsmanship and Total Customer Satisfaction."
Matt Carlton, BSBC '02
Clint Thomas, BSBC '02
Fleming Island, FL
CEI is a privately held company founded in 1999. It provides turnkey engineering and construction solutions to local, state and federal governments, and large private clients to support infrastructure improvements and environmental compliance. With offices in Miami-Dade, Pembroke Pines and Atlanta, CEI responds to the needs of clients while harnessing the breadth of services of large firms.
Gabino Cuevas, BSCHE '83, MBA '97
Christine Franklin, MBA '97
Alex Sanchez, BSEN '95
Amanuel Worku, BSEN '98
Miami Lakes, FL
Chargers and Cases LLC provides customer printing services across multiple brands with an emphasis on customized, brand-name cell phone accessories. The company began in a one-bedroom apartment in Gainesville, FL while the founder, Daren Ellington, attended law school at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law.
Daren Ellington, BABA '03, JD '12
Owner & CEO
Curant Health is one of the fastest-growing health care companies in the nation, and is one of only four large health care companies to be on the INC 500/5000 for four consecutive years. Curant is a national thought-leader on developing and implementing chronic disease-state, patient-focused protocols. Its robust patient experience dramatically improves patient outcomes while significantly reducing costs associated with problematic diseases.
Marc O’Connor, BSISE '90
Principal & COO
Headquartered in Naples, DeAngelis Diamond is an award-winning construction management firm and a nationally recognized leader in the construction industry. In its first 23 years it has grown from a regional construction management company to a respected innovative leader.
John DeAngelis, BSBC ’91
David Diamond, BBC ’85
DirecLogix was founded with the mission of assisting companies with the entire information technology lifecycle. It has been successfully executing its vision since 2005 and adding value in the areas of technology consulting, acquisition, planning and implementation. DirecLogix is committed to helping clients explore, embrace and maximize the benefits of the ever-changing technology landscape.
Aleef Adam, BA ‘90
Founded in 1993, Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc. (DCSI) provides industry-leading human resources consulting services and support to organizations. Clients depend on DCSI to help mitigate business risk and improve efficiency through HR processes, including operational auditing, performance management, leadership training, compensation reviews, onsite project management and much more.
Suzanne Lemen, MS '08
e-Builder is the leading provider of cloud-based construction project management software. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves project execution, resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced costs and faster delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology, leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of companies, government agencies, and health care and educational institutions, managing over $100 billion in capital projects, with solutions.
Jon Antevy, BDES ‘93, MSBC ‘94
Ron Antevy, BSCE ‘91
Emerald C’s Development is a full service General Contractor, specializing in interior build-out projects. We serve all markets including corporate/office, health care, industrial, production, education, recreation, and retail. We pride ourselves on being more than the typical contractor by utilizing innovative approaches and problem solving skills to think outside of the box and help our clients make value-driven decisions.
Brittany Culbreth, BSBC ’06
Jesse Culbreth, BSR ’05
Entech is a managed service provider with locations in Fort Myers, Bradenton and Naples. It specializes in managed services for businesses with 20 to 100- plus users, including network and user support, security threat protection, strategic IT planning and proactive systems care. Entech strives to provide comprehensive technical services and solutions that every business needs to be successful.
Jake Spanberger, BSBA '00
Fort Myers, FL
Entic was founded in January 2011 in Miami with a vision to drive operational efficiency and continuous commissioning of commercial buildings through the collection and analysis of real-time facility data. Since then, Entic has grown to 38 full time employees with offices in Miami, Dallas and Boston. Entic continues to experience year-over-year triple digit growth.
Manuel Rosendo, BSEE '88
President & CINNO
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environmental Pest Service is a leader in sustainable solutions for termite, test control and lawn care services in the Southeast. The company has for brands: Arrow Environmental Services in west and central Florida, Bug Out Service in north Florida, Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta and State Pest Control in central North Carolina. Environmental Pest Service continues to build on a family tradition established more than 100 years ago, guaranteeing customer satisfaction to the fullest extent.
Andrew Barrows, BSBA '06
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
George D. Pickhardt, BSA ‘69, MSA ‘71, MSE ‘05
Farrington Law is a boutique employment law firm that defends businesses in employment litigation and EEOC and Department of Labor investigations throughout the United States. Founded in 2003, the firm prides itself on hiring best-in-class talent in every role and providing outstanding legal representation and outstanding customer service to its clients.
Danial Farrington, BA 94
FBC Mortgage is a national mortgage lender headquartered in Florida, with branches and licenses in 46 states. FBC specializes in residential mortgage lending and focuses on providing customers and partners with industry-best service. FBC has strong relationships with many of the nation’s largest real estate firms and builders, and has a large referral base of past customers.
John Nunziata, BSBA '94
Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a boutique, full service, commercial real estate service firm offering its clients brokerage, leasing, property management, and insurance solutions. Front Street is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida with additional satellite offices in Ocala, Northeast Florida, Tallahassee and Orlando. We are INVESTED in our clients, the community and in the commercial real estate industry. At Front Street, we maximize our impact in the communities we serve through action and leadership.
Nick Banks, BSBA ‘90
Global Financial Private Capital is an independently owned, SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) whose goal is to restore investor trust and confidence in the financial system through the creation of client relationships based on full fiduciary disclosure and transparency of action. As President and Co-Founder, Geoff is responsible for leading the company’s strategy, financial planning operations and business units while working closely with the CEO to direct the vision of the company.
Geoff Frazier, BSBA ‘89
Global Safety Management is a SaaS-based compliance company that is fundamentally changing the way companies handle chemical and product safety information. A three-time CCA winner, GSM provides solutions for SDS authoring, management and translation services.
Julia MacGregor, MBA '12
Green Design Construction & Development is an architectural, engineering and construction management firm specializing in light commercial facilities and custom residential homes. We are wholly owned by Florida Gators and in our 10th year of operations.
John Creswell, BS '81
Shaun Kogut, Alumnus
Construction & Design
Greenshades Software is an entrepreneurial-style software firm that develops electronic tax filing, tax forms, benefits, and HR and payroll-related business software for companies across the U.S. It distributes over 2 million W-2s for clients annually, and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
Matthew Kane, MBA ‘06
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Greg founded Greyson Technologies in 2010 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Greyson Technologies is one of Florida’s fastest-growing technology services companies, providing clients across Florida with Advanced Network, Data Center and Unified Communications Solutions that help build their businesses.
Greg Nordone, BSBA ‘98
CEO & President
Founded by Geoff and Susan Gaberino, Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals provides guest accommodations for beach vacations. We specialize in managing large family reunion sized homes and also design, build and decorate custom investment homes for investors.
Geoff Gaberino, BSBR ‘84, MBA ‘88
Susan Gaberino, BSBA ‘86, MBA ‘88
Gulf Shores, AL
Hall Architects is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary firm specializing in architecture, design, historic preservation and planning. Its public and private sector projects have been recognized with awards at the local, state and national levels. The firm was founded in 2004.
Gregory Hall, BDES '83, MARCH '86
President & Principal Architect
Eleana Hall, BSBA '92
As general contractors serving Florida and Georgia, High Mark Construction specializes in commercial construction and building remodels. Its team is invested in exceptional service and consulting throughout the process, with the goal to make the best use of clients’ space, curb ongoing costs and exceed expectations.
Tom Harl, BSBC ’98
Altamonte Springs, FL
Founded in 1996 by father and son Robert J. and Joel Adams, Highland Homes was established with a foundation of quality, excellence and delivering satisfying home buying experiences. Highland Homes has built more than 7,000 homes and has the knowledge and experience to build quality new homes with customized features and affordable payments. Dedication, strong leadership and a commitment to our customers has made Highland Homes the largest privately owned home builder in central Florida
Robert Adams, BSBA ‘61
Hyatt Survey is a full-service surveying and mapping company that provides professional services throughout Florida on federal, state and local public and private projects. Hyatt Survey offers an extensive range of project experience, including boundary surveys, topographic and tree surveys, construction staking and as-built surveys, hydrographic surveys, beach profiles, architectural/design surveys, right-of-way surveys and subdivision and condominium platting.
Pamela Hyatt, BSSM '90
Russell Hyatt, BSSM '90
Jay is President and Founder of Hydro-Dyne Engineering, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of screening and grit removal equipment. HydroDyne’s solutions protect critical water and wastewater processes and environments through custom-engineered equipment that provide exceptional quality, performance and value.
Jay R. Conroy, BABA ‘00, BSEN ‘00
ImpactWindows.com is a full service distributer of windows, doors and closely related products and services. The company was founded to meet a need in the Florida construction industry after Jack, a Florida Certified General Contractor since 1988, realized early in his career the need to protect the building envelope with a quality window and door installation. Our goal is to provide high quality, cost effective services for our valued customers.
John Miller, Jr., BDES '87, MBC '89
Key Largo, FL
Infinite Energy is a Florida-based provider serving customers in five states, as well as wholesale customers in 22 states. It transports natural gas on pipelines and hubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company has been recognized as one of the best workplaces by Florida Trend, Outside and Inc. magazines.
Darin Cook, BS ‘87
Founded in 2009 to acquire multi-family apartment properties in Florida, Insula Companies have acquired more than 6,000 units valued in excess of $500 million. The firm’s strategy is to acquire communities requiring cosmetic or substantial rehab as well as under-performing properties that may have management-induced problems.
Fred Cochran, MBA 03
InTec is a full service, multi-discipline company that provides comprehensive and technology-driven facility solutions. Through a blend of building, mechanical, electrical and facility automation, we optimize facility performance and improve our customers' bottom line. InTec serves healthcare, education, government, commercial and industrial clients throughout the United States.
Louie Wise, III, BSBC ‘94
Formerly Virtual Fleet Supervisor
Despite many failed attempts, Drew began a company called Virtual Fleet Supervisor in 2009, which would eventually change its name to InTouch GPS in late 2014. InTouch GPS is a commercial GPS Fleet Tracking provider serving organizations of all sizes and industries. The success of InTouch GPS has been a culmination of continuous hard work, wonderful timing and offering a solution which was experiencing tremendous market growth.
Drew Sheahan, BSA ‘03
President & Partner
J Raymond is a mid-sized general contractor based in Central Florida. It specializes in commercial construction throughout the Southeast. Its experience includes retail, office, health care, non-profit and warehouse facilities. The firm has provided construction services for most of the major “big name” retailers and developers, and has supported over $160 million in annual revenue.
John Sofarelli, BBC ‘81
President & Owner
Jackson Orthodontics is a practice for children and adults. Its goals are to create beautiful smiles for all its patients and remain committed to strengthening the local community. Through excellent patient service and continually striving to improve, Jackson Orthodontics hopes to continue to be leader in orthodontics.
Alfred Jackson, BSESS '01
Owner & Orthodontist
Family-owned and operated, Jaguar Power Sports provides the latest and best in power sports products to make outdoor living more enjoyable. Founded in 2008 with roots in a flea market store, it has since grown to be one of the leading power sports companies in the South. Jaguar Power Sports’ dedicated employees and loyal customers are the foundation of the company and allow it to continue to grow and exceed annual goals.
Shaun Jackrel, BSA ‘10
Jimerson Birr is a Florida-based business law firm with worldwide reach that seeks to exceed client expectations through a commitment to excellence and by adding value to their businesses. The firm concentrates its efforts in providing the highest level of legal services for clients across a variety of industries, including construction, banking and financial services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, real estate development, and community associations.
Charles Jimerson, JD ’05
James Birr, III, JD ’00
JK2 Construction, a family-owned company founded in 1987, has become a leader in the construction industry. The company specializes in design-build commercial, retail, entertainment, restaurant, industrial, and amenity and time-share projects. JK2 Construction has completed projects throughout the nation, including work for major theme parks, themed restaurants and national homebuilders.
Paul Holmes, BSBA ’76
Rick Amundson, BBC ’84
VP of Operations
Founded in 2005, KAST Construction Company is a general contracting company based in West Palm Beach, with offices in Tampa and Miami. KAST is one of Florida’s largest contractors and ranked nationally by ENR Magazine as the 170th largest contractor. KAST is diversified geographically and by market sector, focusing on large complex projects in the hospitality, residential, educational, senior living, private club and municipal sectors.
Mike Neal, BBC '79
From humble beginnings in 1989, Kaufman Lynn Construction has grown to be the 35th largest general contractor in the Southeast and the 345th largest contractor in the United States, as ranked by ENR. Servicing a wide range of market sectors, Kaufman Lynn is one of Florida's fastest growing companies and is a Florida Trend "Best Companies to Work for."
Michael Kaufman, BBC ‘81
Boca Raton, FL
Kennetic is a corporate film crew. It focuses on capturing authentic stories and beautiful visuals that bring organizational passion to life.
Christopher Kennelly, BSTEL ’03
Advertising and Marketing
Knight Pest Control, Inc., was established in 2007 by its co-founder Randy, a man quite familiar with entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector. Prior to his current venture, Randy was Founder of Florahome Pest Control and Florida Residex. Knight Pest Control provides pest control, termite control and lawn care for homes and businesses in the Tampa Bay area.
Randy Stout, BSA ‘79, MAG ‘80
Entomologist & VP
Port Richey, FL
Kris Darby Flooring & Interiors, Inc. is a professional residential flooring installation company. We service a broad range of customers in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, including the second-largest home improvement retailer in the country.
Michael Walser, BA ‘92
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice in a national practice dedicated exclusively to in-home end of life care for pets. We believe all pets and their families deserve the most compassionate and supportive end of life experience. Our nationwide network of veterinarians help pets and their parents with quality of life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end of life consultations, and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of their pet's favorite place - home.
Dani McVety-Leinen, BSA ’04, DVM ’09
CEO and Founder
Mary Gardner, DVM ’08
CIO and Co-Founder
LeadingAgile helps large, complex organizations achieve better business outcomes through the systematic application of agile delivery methods across the entire enterprise. Based in Atlanta, the company is focused on the transition patterns and intermediate states necessary to safely and pragmatically lead organizations through a structured and planned transformation event.
Mike Cottmeyer, BSCEN ’93
LeavenLaw is an AV® Preeminent™ rated law firm that is recognized as a top-rated firm in the State of Florida by one of the oldest and prestigious attorney rating services, Martindale-Hubbell®. Tracing its ancestral roots back to two other Gator lawyers, the late Honorable C. Richard Leavengood and the late Richard T. Leavengood, LeavenLaw and its founder and CEO Ian Richard Leavengood, are experienced trial litigators in both State and Federal Court. LeavenLaw and its attorneys are dedicated to helping its clients in a diversity of contexts, including bankruptcy law, consumer law, and creditor harassment, class actions, credit reporting, mortgage foreclosure and collection defence, as well as in workers compensation, personal injury, and criminal law matters. Our mission is to provide unparalleled client service to Florida's consumers by thoroughly understanding its clients' needs, and providing compassionate, personalize, accurate and affordable representation.
Ian R. Leavengood, BSAC '95, MACC '95, JD '00
Saint Petersburg, FL
Mad Dog Mail, founded in 2005, is a political consulting firm that specializes in direct mail for Democratic candidates and progressive causes. Mad Dog has offices in Fernandina Beach, FL and Denver, CO. The firm helped regain Democratic control of the Colorado House, the Nevada House and Senate and in 2015 helped elect Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
Jon Anderson, MA '97
Kim Anderson, BSJ '94, MAMC '97
Fernandina Beach, FL
MCCi empowers its clients to reach new levels of efficiency and innovation by leveraging its expertise content and business process management technology and expertise. On a national basis, MCCi has helped over 800 clients go paperless, improve business processes, and manage their documents and information.
Donny Barstow, MBA '05
McKenzie Construction is a professional and proven full-service general construction management contractor. It specializes in luxury residential and commercial projects in the Miami area. The McKenzie Construction team consists of project managers, superintendents and skilled tradesmen who execute quality control on all finished product. McKenzie Construction manages our subcontractors to deliver our clients’ sustainable and high-performance designs through an efficient construction process.
Gavin McKenzie, BA ‘03
Medical Care Alert provides personal emergency response systems to senior citizens in all 50 states. Its life-saving “Help At The Push Of A Button” service allows seniors to live independently, knowing they can get assistance when they need it. Medical Care Alert is nationally recognized with A+ BBB rating.
Bryan Stapp, BSBA 84
Member Benefits is a full-service insurance and financial services organization specializing in third-party administration of professional affinity groups, associations and franchise member benefit programs. It supports clients by providing customized insurance products and employee benefit plans to individual members and small employers.
Earl “Chip” Trefry, Jr., BSBA ‘72
Nicklaus Trefry, BABA ‘01
South Florida natives Thomas J. Miller and Harley W. Miller established Miller Construction Company in 1973. Miller is a prominent South Florida design/builder and construction services firm serving commercial, industrial, hospitality, automotive, retail, healthcare and educational markets. Our business has been serving some of South Florida’s most influential and successful businesses for 5 decades, completing more than 500 projects.
Harley Miller, BBC '69
Brian Sudduth, BSBC '00
Moss is a privately held construction firm providing innovative solutions that have resulted in award-winning projects across the United States. It puts experience and entrepreneurial spirit to work across all areas of construction management, general contracting, design-build and public-private partnerships.
Scott R. Moss, BBC ‘96
NuJak Companies is one of the leading full-service, minority-certified, commercial construction companies in Florida. With offices in North, Central, South and Southwest Florida, the company specializes in providing pre- construction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services to clients in the K-12 and higher education, government, health care, religious, industrial and warehouse, recreational, and commercial and retail industries.
Frank Kendrick, BBC 89
OpenJAUS provides interoperability support for the U.S. Army and Navy’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle market. To-date, OpenJAUS software has been deployed by dozens of customers in a variety of military programs.
VP of Business Development
Orange and Blue Construction was founded in May 2000, and is primarily engaged in the construction of apartment buildings out of poured-in-place concrete. Using a process that incorporates steel forms to support ready mix concrete that rapidly cures, this tunnel form process allows for a structurally-stable shell to be built with a consistent construction schedule. The resulting structure offers speed of construction, fire resistance and hurricane resistance. Orange and Blue is built upon a reputation of quality, integrity and employee safety. The company does work throughout Florida.
William Randle, Jr., Alumnus
Orangetheory Fitness is an innovative fitness franchise. Long, the company’s Founder, grew his pilot location in Fort Lauderdale before franchising. Orangetheory’s claim to fame is its fitness method based around EPOC, or Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption. Participants are encouraged to push their limits and stay in the “orange zone” to continue burning calories long after their workout is over. When Long built his business, his goal was to keep his stores small, convenient, and inviting to encourage a friendly, team-oriented environment unlike the major fitness gyms.
Dave Long, BHS ‘00, MSM ‘01
Founding Partner & CEO
Palmer Kent Associates is a premier attorney recruiting, legal talent management and law firm marketing firm. Founded in 1996, we built our firm on our experience, knowledge and passion to support corporate legal departments and law firms, build outstanding teams and help lawyers and legal professionals follow their career ambitions.
Doug Horn, BS ‘88
Alyssa Lerner, BS ‘85
Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors is a privately owned civil contracting firm. It performs work in the public and private market and specializes in clearing, grading, underground utility and roadway construction.
Ryan Schmitt, BA ‘99
Founded by UF students in 2000, Postal Solutions offers mail delivery management services for over 80,000 student housing residents per day, proprietary online package logging software, and monitored package rooms and electronic package locker systems coast-to-coast.
Craig Meddin BA ’01
Primus Builders, Inc. is a design-build firm headquartered in Woodstock, GA that has steadily grown into a team of more than 100 employees with annual sales over $200 million. The company has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Engineering News Record and the Design-Build Institute of America for exceptional design-build services.
Erik Gunderson, BSBC '94
Executive Vice President
ProctorU provides a full suite of online proctoring and identity management solutions for education, professional development and certification organizations. With patented, 24/7 on-demand live proctoring and an automated platform utilizing artificial intelligence, ProctorU increases access to online learning while ensuring exam integrity and accountability for any test-taker using only a computer, webcam and high-speed internet connection. With 4 million exams proctored since 2008, brands like the University of Florida and CompTIA trust ProctorU.
Matthew Jaeh, BS ‘05
Jarrod Morgan, Alumnus
Michael Mosseri is the cofounder and CTO of Profit.ly, a social website for traders. Over 110,000 users have posted 1,262,789 trades representing $125 million in profits. Profit.ly serves to create a public track record for both the industry and students. Traders can learn from proven teachers, share ideas, and interact through the site.
Micheal Mosseri, BSCEN '01
RAPiD Genomics provides DNA genotyping and data analysis solutions for applications in agriculture and livestock industries. Its data analysis solutions include bioinformatics services and genetic analyses comprising genetic mapping. The company provides services, library preparation, probe design for sequence and exome capture, and ultra-conserved elements targeted sequencing. RAPiD Genomics also provides NGS diagnostics to multinational pharmaceutical companies for the detection of viral infections and vaccines.
Marcio Resende, PhD 14
Leandro Neves, PhD 13
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
As a full-service general contractor, RB Marks Construction, Inc. specializes in commercial, industrial and retail markets. Our services include pre-construction, construction management, general contracting and design-build delivery. Clients are our top priority, and since 2004 we have provided them with unique ideas and innovative cost-saving solutions for all their construction needs.
Russell Cammack BSBC ’96
Mark Zaremskas BSBC ’96
Winter Springs, FL
Red Apples Media is Central Florida's most honored video production and marketing company. For more than eight years, Red Apples Media has been providing the highest quality video production content and marketing strategies for a wide variety of clients. Red Apples Media is driven by its "core values," proudly displayed on its website.
Marc Robertz-Schwartz, BSTEL ‘89
Rhyme & Reason Design helps build brand champions by creating designs and strategic solutions for clients that successfully reflect their unique company culture. Behind every beautiful design is a smart idea, and Rhyme & Reason Design believes that you can’t have one without the other. Whether a small business, a big city or a national Greek organization, the company makes sure the brand is the perfect combination of both.
Karen McKenzie, BFAGR ‘06
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Scarlett Rosier, BSADV ‘05, MSADV ‘05
Co-Founder & Director of Operations
Reggie is Founder and CEO of seven companies, including Rhythm Engineering LLC, empowering traffic engineers to save lives, save time, and save the environment through cost-effective, innovative traffic solutions. Its flagship product, In|Sync™, is a real-time adaptive traffic control system that enables traffic signals to immediately adapt to traffic demand, reducing accidents up to 30 percent, cutting travel times up to 50 percent and reducing fuel consumption and emissions 20-30 percent.
Reggie Chandra, ME ‘93
Chris joined Ripa & Associates in 2005 and is President of the company. Ripa & Associates is a leader in civil and utility construction services in Central Florida. Since its founding in 1998, the company has been consistently ranked in the Top 100 Private Companies in the Tampa Bay area, as well as the State of Florida.
Chris LaFace, BSBA ‘05
RotoGrinders is the leading community and content provider for Daily Fantasy Sports. RotoGrinders provides fantasy sports fans with strategy, research and community content, such as SiriusXM radio shows, online TV shows, research tools, articles and more. RotoGrinders has 25-plus employees in Nashville and over 130 working throughout North America. RotoGrinders was named the best news and analysis site in daily fantasy sports.
Cameron MacMillan, BSAC 07, MS 09
Co-Founder & COO
Founded in 2010, SKY Facial Plastic Surgery has built its reputation on impressive results that look incredibly natural. SKY specializes in the face & neck only and operates out of its own fully accredited private surgical center. Repeatedly voted the Best in San Diego, SKY attracts patients from around the world for its custom surgical procedures.
Amber N. Yoo, BABA 04, MBA 10
San Diego, CA
SMS Capital Group is a residential real estate investment firm specializing in the rehabilitation and construction of residential homes in Northeast Florida. Since 2011, our company has acquired and sold over 200 properties that were acquired, improved upon and sold in the marketplace. Our success stems from the procurement of homes that fit a strict purchasing and exit criteria.
Sean Shapiro, BABA '10
Social News Desk is the leading provider of social media management software for newsrooms. The company was founded by journalists, for journalists. Today, more than 2,500 newsrooms worldwide use the Social News Desk software suite to manage, distribute, secure, display and monetize social media.
Kim Wilson, BSTEL 02
President & Founder
SSP Innovations is a relationship and education-oriented Esri Platinum Partner and provider of utility, telco and pipeline solutions. SSP offers leading, Esri-centric products and services including implementation, customization, training, support, upgrades, and integrations. A three-time winner of the Esri Partner Conference award, SSP has been recognized for bringing more than 170 U.S. utilities and telco operations closer to the future of the modern, digital and spatial work platform.
Skye Perry, BSBA ’00
Chris Lahey and Chris Olberding are the Co-Founders at the digital agency Station Four, recently named the sixth-fastest growing company in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Station Four creates competitive advantages for its clients by utilizing the latest technologies in the generation and execution of marketing strategies.
Chris Lahey, BS ‘04
Co-Founder & Development Partner
Chris Olberding, BA ‘04
Co-Founder & Creative Partner
Founded in February 2011, Stony Point, a Salesforce consulting partner and Salesforce ISV partner, has rapidly become a leader in promoting Salesforce adoption. Stony Point offers productivity applications, consulting, training and recruiting services throughout the world with a focus on helping clients recognize a high rate of return on their investment in Salesforce.
Steve Wasula, BA '94
Winter Park, FL