[STRANG] is well known for its preeminent environmental modernist design. Founded in 1998, the firm has received many awards and international acclaim, including features in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Metropolis Magazine, AXXIS, Objekt International, Tropic and other media sources. The firm’s projects can be found in Florida and the Florida Keys, Colorado, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Caribbean and United Arab Emirates.
Max Strang, BDES '94
Construction and Design
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
Action Equipment was founded in 2007 by architect and general contractor Bruno-Elias Ramos. The ACTION team has over 100 years of combined experience in the equipment and rental industry, and continues to learn every day how to perfect a service plan that keeps customers’ needs first.
Bruno-Elias Ramos, BDES ’82, MARCH ’85
Consumer Products and Services
Kendall, a 1990-1993 scholarship athlete on the Florida Gators football team, and Susan Cook founded Activekidz in 2001. They began with just one therapist and now employ over 40 people in four Georgia locations. Activekidz specializes in pediatric care, providing state-of-the-art, physical, occupational and speech therapies to clients and families, recognizing the family as an integral part of therapeutic services.
Kendall Cook, BSESS '94
Owner & CFO
Established in 2004, ACY Contractors provides construction management, general and trade construction services for K-12, higher education, health care, federal and other niche markets. ACY delivers start-to-finish services for each client, from pre-construction to closeout, and values high-quality, safety and reliability for bid-build and design-build projects. ACY’s focus is on new and renovation commercial projects and its success is achieved through its seven core values.
Michael Young, BSCE '97
President & CEO
Construction & Design
AE Engineering, founded in 2006, is a prequalified construction engineering and inspection provider. The principals at AE have more than 75 years combined experience in the transportation industry and have participated in a wide range of transportation, civil engineering and public projects. AE’s expertise ranges from: highways and roadways; moveable bridges, segmental bridges and fixed bridges; tolling and service plaza facilities; and airports, drainage, utilities and buildings.
Roderick Myrick, BSCE '96
Cory Nichols, BSCE '94, ME '00
Senior Vice President
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
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
AspirEDU helps students graduate. It analyzes schools' data to identify students who are at risk of dropping out and outlines best practices that teachers can use to maximize students' school performances.
Don VanDemark Jr., BSBA ’91, MBA ’99
Anna Maria, FL
Avant Healthcare Professionals is the premier staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Avant has placed thousands of international healthcare professionals across U.S. facilities to help improve the continuity of their care, fill hard-to-find specialties, and increase patient satisfaction, revenue and HCAHPS scores. Avant is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and founding member of AAIHR.
Shari Costantini, BSN ’88
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
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
Imagine. Design. Build. Deliver. It’s from this premise BoggsVickers emerged in 2011 as a client-forward firm with one focus: create smart and responsive design. BoggsVickers was shaped to be intentional, yet fun; fresh, yet rooted in experience; inspirational, but not heavy on ego. In short, it gets to the point. The point where clients’ space meets unlimited architectural or interior design possibilities to deliver an environment where business thrives.
Travis Vickers, BDES 95, MARCH 97
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
The Capaz Law Firm was established in 2012. The firm focuses its practice in the areas of civil litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury, including tractor-trailer accidents, auto accidents and catastrophic injuries. It is committed to the best results by providing individual attention in order to achieve clients’ goals.
Dereck Capaz, BABA '00
Capital Technology partners with retailers and brands to bring to market innovative, beautiful products. Established in 2011, Capital Technology is a premier distributor of home appliances, working closely with our brand partners and retailers to provide successful brand management, distribution and supply chain management across retail channels. Our core brands, SALAV and True & Tidy, are distributed in more than 10,000 stores across North and South America.
Julia Akman, BSBA '02
Consumer Products & Services
Carolina Classic Builders was founded on bringing customer service back to homebuilding. The firm balances all factors of construction: form, function, cost, attainability, look and feel. Each project is value engineered to ensure each dollar is allotted in the best possible way, maximizing efficiency and style. Carolina Classic strives to be innovative and ahead of the curve, utilizing software to keep customers up-to-date and provide the best customer service.
Evan Weiss, BABA ‘99
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
Chloe’s is the all-natural, guilt-free alternative to frozen yogurt. Chloe’s boasts a creamy consistency unique in the marketplace because it’s made from just fruit, water and organic cane sugar. It is dairy free, gluten free, fat free, vegan and kosher parave and free from all eight major allergens. Chloe’s has grown from a single shop in NYC to a national provider of pops and soft serve to over 10,000 grocery stores and wholesale accounts nationwide.
Todd Hoffman, BSBA '02, MS '03
Food & Beverage
New York, NY
Founded by Don and Phyllis VanDemark, Construction Specialties & Design started as a residential renovation company. It has since added to its management with Don VanDemark Jr., and has grown to a service maintenance company that encompasses six states. It services over 40 major corporations.
Phyllis VanDemark ’70
Don VanDemark BBC ’70
Donald VanDemark, Jr BSBA ’91, MBA ’99
Ctrip.com International is a leading provider of online travel and related services, including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and in-destination services and corporate travel management. Since its inception in 1999, Ctrip Group has become one of the largest travel service providers in the world.
Jane Sun, BSAC '92
Travel & Hospitality
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
DOME HEADWEAR CO. provides the best in custom headwear to brands, people, lifestyles and schools nationwide. With unique and powerful partnerships, they have over 300 custom headwear distributors across the country. Proudly based in Jacksonville, Florida, the founders, Jeff Whitaker and Chris Hetland, take precedence in putting their footprint on the local market and growing a nationally recognized brand. DOME was also recognized by Gator100, INC 5000 and the Jacksonville Fast 50.
Jeff Whitaker, BA ’04
Chris Hetland, BA ’07
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Drape98 sells, manufactures and installs custom drapes, shades and other window treatments throughout the Southeast and beyond. The company works with interior designers, architects, builders and developers, and owners for both residential and commercial properties. Its specialty is high-end, custom designs for residences, resort properties, country clubs and restaurants.
Chris Harrelson, BA ‘79
DUCON Consultants is one of the most renowned enterprises in structural design, industrial planning and project management. With over 30 years of experience (evolving from DUCON consulting engineers) and offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Surat, it currently has projects in 16 cities in India, and a portfolio that includes over 1,880 completed projects: commercial and residential high-rise, malls, hospitals, educational campuses, museums, stadiums, banquets, hotels and 600 industrial structures.
Ustav Shah, MS '08
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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
Echo Interaction Group is an award-winning, mobile application development firm headquartered in Orlando. Founded in 2008, Echo has worked with organizations varying from startups and entrepreneurs, to Fortune 500 clients and the federal government. To date, it has developed over 70 Android and iOS applications. Echo provides critical technological brainstorming, in-depth business analysis and strategies, comprehensive project planning and on-going maintenance and measurement to optimize clients’ mobile approach.
Carlos Carbonell, BSADV '97
Founded in 2010 by Patrick Murray, eco Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm. The business was built around the basic principle of commitment to clients, employees and communities. Its focus has been in the healthcare and educational markets.
Patrick Murray MSBC ’06
Little Rock, AR
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
Encore Mechanical LLC is contracting and service company that specializes in Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC systems in commercial, industrial, government, and educational properties. VRF HVAC systems are often the design choice because it provides great design flexibility allowing zones down to singular work spaces. It also takes much less interstitial space and power requirements meaning that savings are achieved across several other categories such as structural, glazing, and elect.
John Reynal, BSA '89
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
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
Fiorella Insurance is an insurance agency that helps customers find the right insurance product to meet their needs, with an emphasis on health, home, auto, dental and supplemental policies. The company has seen tremendous growth the last four years.
Nick Fiorella, Jr., BSBA '00, MA '01
The Florida Agency Network is a conglomerate of settlement providers, title agencies, business support units and closing support services that power a network of closing services providers throughout Florida. Members of FAN have formed a strategic alliance to share back-office services, pooled resources and offer their clients greater geographic coverage.
Aaron Davis, BSBA '99
Wayne Harrell, BSAC '87, MACC '89
Jim Holloway, BA '83, JD '93
Mike LaRosa, BS '95, JD '98
Plant City, FL
Florida Mortgage Firm started in 2009 as a solution for an industry dominated by overpriced products and stressful lending experiences. The company flourishes by offering wholesale interest rates to the public. It further prevails through continual analysis of how it can improve the customer experience. Despite a housing crisis and shrinking economy, the company experienced unparalleled growth in the industry.
Nate Davis, BSADV '01
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
Gast Construction Group is a construction management firm located in West Palm Beach specializing in commercial, residential and exhibit construction, as well as estate management.
Allen Gast, BSBC ’00
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
Gulf Building offers a full range of in-house construction services for commercial and government projects as well as custom estates. Since our inception, Gulf has always been looking for a better way to manage projects, to design and construct buildings, to serve our clients, and to grow our team. As we approach our 30-year anniversary, we’ll be looking for fresh challenges. We’ll be looking to build new and stronger relationships. And we’ll be looking to continue to be a part of Florida’s skyline.
John Scherer, BSBC '00
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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
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
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
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
JWB Real Estate Capital offers a premium experience for individuals to invest passively in the real estate market by selecting opportunities, creating performing assets and managing rental homes for the clients it serves. By exceeding expectations for everyone involved, JWB positively impacts its local community, vendors and clients with every interaction. JWB is also committed to giving back through its foundation, JWB Cares, and extensive community service throughout the year.
Alex Sifakis, BSBA ’05
Adam Rigel, BSBA ’05, MS ’06
Adam Eiseman, BSBA ’03, MS ’05
Gregg Cohen, BSBA ’05
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
Landmark Title is an attorney-owned title company that serves Northeast Florida and beyond. In 2004, it started with a single part-time employee. Since then, Landmark has grown to five offices in Northeast Florida and over 28 employees, including seven attorneys. Landmark’s customer service and attention to detail have made it Northeast Florida’s No. 1 market share title company for the last four years.
David J. Heekin, BSBA ‘97, MBA ‘01, JD ‘01
Alan Almand, JD '87
William Li, BSBA '96, JD '00, MA '00
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
The Law Office of Mary E. King assists individuals and businesses with IRS tax issues. The firm focuses on resolving tax issues through a variety of methods, including negotiating currently non-collectible status, offers in compromise, installment agreements, innocent spouse cases, audits, removing levies, releasing liens and negotiating penalty abatement.
Mary King, BSBA '88
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
Max Health exists to inspire people to their full life potential by equipping them with a new health care strategy. With three locations in the greater Milwaukee area and over 1,000 active patients, Max Health is the largest wellness clinic in southeastern Wisconsin.
Jen Frahm, BABA '04, BSESS '04
Matt Frahm, BSA '04
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
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
Net Conversion is a digital media company focused on paid media and analytics. It believes in the inherent benefits of digital marketing and carefully surveys the ad landscape in-and-around clients’ industries. From there, it develops and implements digital marketing and analytics strategies to meet — and exceed — clients’ goals. Net Conversion has been named one of the best places to work by the Orlando Business Journal four years in a row.
Ryan Fitzgerald, BA 97
Advertising and Marketing
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
Orlando Legal, originally known as The Orlando Family Firm, was founded in 2010. To accommodate the firm’s rapid growth and expansion of legal practice areas beyond family law, the firm was re-branded as Orlando Legal in 2017. The firm’s 18 attorneys handle cases in the areas of family law, business litigation, employment law, immigration, personal injury, estates and trusts, mediation, criminal defense and appellate law.
Jonathan Simon, BSBA 04, MA 05, JD 07
Jill Simon, BSBA 04, JD 07
Co-owner & Attorney
Parisleaf is a branding and web agency with roots in Gainesville. Your brand has a purpose — and Parisleaf exists to help you find it, show it and leave a legacy that matters. We believe that purpose-driven brands will outshine all others by elevating minds, nourishing bodies and enriching the planet. Our mission is to guide courageous brands, illuminate curious minds and grow communities by design
Alison Paris, Alumna
Advertising & Marketing
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
Power Grid Engineering is an electric utility engineering firm, setting the bar of quality across the nation through people and process. The company was founded in 2007 after Michael and William left their former jobs to specialize a new business in engineering design, field services, and consulting for the power systems industry. With over 180 employees and 21 licensed professional engineers, Power Grid Engineering now supports over 10 Fortune 500 companies’ electric utilities.
“Treat people—employees, clients, and suppliers—like you want to be treated.”
William “Glenn” Durie, BSEE ‘01
Michael J. Wright, BSEE ‘98
Founding Partner & President
Winter Springs, FL
Power Production Management is a solar contracting firm whose mission is to play a significant role in creating a world powered by the sun. Since 2009, PPM has served more than 300 customers across various industries. With megawatts installed and in development, it is building a network of dedicated and responsible energy users, installers and investors to bring that vision to life.
Jason Gonos, BSME ‘05
Founded in 2010, Premier Property Management is a customer-focused and technologically advanced property management firm. Its goal is to ensure the financial success of customers’ property, while freeing owners from the day-to-day stresses of property management. Its services are consistently updated to meet the changing demands within the marketplace.
Jamie Jones, BSBA 99
Mike DePaola, BSBA 05
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
Founded in 2010, Property Economics is a family-owned real estate business that ranks in the top 1 percent in Illinois as top agents. It ensures exceptional service at every step of the home-buying and selling process. It blends expert knowledge and experience with the latest technology and a cohesive network to get the job done with energy and enthusiasm.
Aparajita Leekha, MS 06
Rad Wear is a family-owned business that prides itself in excellent customer service while providing quality and affordable promotional products and customized apparel to its customers. Rad Wear also offers campaign solutions that are smart and creative to benefit customers. Its mission is to customers create long-lasting relationships with their clients through the power of promotional products.
Jennifer Ruland, BSN 98
Radley Ruland, BSR 96
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
RedTeam manages all aspects of the construction process by communicating and collaborating online through its cloud-based project management solution. With an intuitive interface and real-time updates, RedTeam enables construction and project finance teams to collaborate at all stages of a project.
Michael Wright BSBA ’85
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
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
RVG & Company provides financial leadership to businesses and individuals by delivering high quality accounting, tax and business advisory services. It partners with clients as their trusted advisor and tailors services to each client’s needs, helping them achieve their highest potential. Its Certified Public Accountants and business advisors share innovative and proactive approaches to seeking solutions in the areas of U.S. taxes, international taxes and accounting.
Larry Rice, MBA 13
Nate VandenBerg, MBA 11
Director of Taxation
OHK Labs (now Salon’s Choice) was initially founded as an app development company. It pivoted into e-commerce, launching Salon’s Choice, an Amazon store that resells top-selling branded products. Initially launched to sell beauty items, it has expanded into apparel, outdoor gear and nutritional and muscle supplements.
Oren Kantor, BSBA 10, MSE 11
Boca Raton, FL
Shuster & Saben is the leading law firm in Florida representing medical providers on personal injury protection claims. Started in 2004 by Gator Alums Richard Shuster and Adam Saben, Shuster & Saben has grown to seven offices statewide, with eleven lawyers and hundreds of medical providers as clients. It continues to expand while maintaining a close relationship with each client and a commitment to excellence as well as public service.
Adam Saben, BSTEL '88
Richard Shuster, BSBA '91, JD '94
Partner and Attorney
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
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
Southeast Veterinary Neurology is a team of caring people who specialize in veterinary neurology, neurosurgery and advanced imaging. Its experts treat conditions such as paralysis, seizures and balance problems. Pioneers of highfield MRI and advanced neurosurgical procedures for pets, it has helped over 20,000 pets walk again.
Michael Wong, BSA '99, DVM '05
DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
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
Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. is a personal injury law firm with offices located in both Columbia and Joplin, MO. Since the firm’s founding in 1997, Charlie Sticklen and Shelly Dreyer have received over $150 million in settlements and judgements for their clients. With a support staff of five, Sticklen & Dreyer provides personalized customer service to clients throughout Central and Southwest Missouri. Founding partner, Charlie Sticklen, earned his BA from the University of Florida in 1988.
Charlie Sticklen, BS ’88
Dawn Hobbie-Sticklen, BSBA ’88
Director of Marketing and Human Resources
Study Edge provides customizable online learning support for students and education professionals in K-12, colleges, universities and state governments. Our tools include engaging videos, study guides, practice problems, and web and mobile apps, as well as one-on-one tutoring online and in person. Our free Algebra Nation/Math Nation platform enables students in New York City and four states to meet state standards in math. Thanks to Study Edge, more than 1 million students have achieved their academic goals.
Ethan Fieldman, BSBA ‘03
Swampfox specializes in call center automation, and is the software automating company for many of the largest cable, energy and heath care companies in the United States. It offers packaged, customer and hosted solutions and service. The company was founded in 2009 with no external investment.
Bob Cooper, BSEE ‘85, MS ‘87
Founded in 2008, The Bowman Law Firm specializes in conducting due diligence on alternative investment products for its broker/dealer and investment adviser clients.
Catherine Bowman, BSBA ‘93
Founder & Partner
The Free Ride was started in 2010 on a hunch that people would love easy, free transportation. It set out to do things differently from the start, using gas- free electric shuttles and working with awesome brands. Riders responded, and now with service in 12 cities, The Free Ride has become a leader in the micro-transit industry.
James Mirras, BSBA 09