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
A-C-T is a 32-year old professional environmental sciences, engineering and field services firm providing innovative and tried-and-true solutions in the markets it serves. Its staff strives to deliver great Attitude-Contribution-Teamwork.
Robert O. Kincart, BS ‘72
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
Acumen Wealth Advisors is committed to helping families invest intentionally. Its team provides customized, active asset management integrated with financial planning to help families achieve financial objectives through education, strategic planning, frequent communication and leveraging the latest technology to build trust and strong client relationships.
Reese Veltenaar, BSBA '01
Wealth Strategist & Managing Partner
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
Ai Collaborative is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary architectural firm offering a full range of design services. Centrally located in the Ybor City section of Tampa, AiC is capable of managing projects throughout Florida. Its philosophy is to combine the disciplines of architecture and interior design in a collaborative environment.
Leigh Young BDES ’85
Mike Puckett BDES ’87, MARCH ’94
President & Managing Partner
Andrew Matson BDES ’99, MARCH ’04
Construction and Design
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 1958, Ajax Building Corp. has provided construction services throughout the Southeast for the past 60 years. Ajax is employee owned and managed by Jay Smith and Bill Byrne. Corporate offices are based in Florida, with branch offices throughout the Southeast.
William Byrne BBC ’85
John B. Smith BSBA ’97
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
Ascent Capital Management is a full-service financial services company. It assists high net-worth individuals investing in funds that are, in many cases, not directly correlated to the U.S. Stock Market. The main goal is to diversify portfolios that correspond to the risk tolerances of clients.
Andrew Aronson BSAC ’93
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
Bear’s assortment of mattresses, pillows and sleep accessories are constructed to promote faster recovery and better sleep using the latest advancements in sleep technology. Bear has quickly become the brand of choice for professional athletes, weekend warriors and casual fitness lovers.
Scott Paladini, MBA ’13
Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) is a global interdisciplinary A/E firm. Offering services that include architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, interior design and construction, B&A serves sectors consisting of aviation, commercial, education, healthcare, maritime, municipal, residential and transportation. Headquartered in Miami, it operates on six continents.
Willy Bermello, BARCH ’73
Burgess Civil is a sitework and underground utility contractors in Tampa. Services include land clearing, earthwork, underground utilities, roadway construction and paving. On residential projects Burgess Civil functions as the prime contractor working directly for the developer. On commercial projects Burgess Civil functions as a subcontractor to the general contractor of the project.
Ben Burgess, MBA ’12
Campbell Spellicy Engineering is a consulting engineering firm, providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing system design for commercial and institutional construction projects. It prides itself on “Reimagining the Engineer,” and cultivating a diverse team that is technically proficient and service-minded.
Kevin Spellicy, BSME ’09
President & Principal Engineer
Carroll Bradford, Inc., co-founded by Stephen Barnett and Jon Menke, is Florida’s premier construction solutions provider, delivering a superior customer experience and proudly preserving Florida communities. Starting in just a small 12’x12’ room of an office, Stephen and Jon have built Carroll Bradford into a leader in the construction industry by focusing on their customers, building relationships, and surrounding themselves with the best team in the business.
Jon Menke, BA ’02
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
Custom Maids, Inc. was established in 2003. It provides high-quality residential and commercial cleaning services in all of Pinellas County. The company is a family owned business with years of experience offering customers detailed, reliable and professional cleaning service.
Toni Zomermaand, BSBA ’07
St. Petersburg, FL
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
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
EASE allows families to receive text, photo and video updates on their loved one’s status throughout the hospital experience with a safe and secure app. EASE enables medical professionals to communicate openly with patients and their families to improve the patient experience.
Patrick de la Roza, BSBA ’00
Kevin de la Roza, MD BS ’98
East Coast Institute for Research brings together clinical trials, healthcare providers and patients to accelerate the development of new treatments for a variety of diseases. The company conducts groundbreaking research and partners with pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic companies to bring more treatment options to patients.
Benjamin Epstein, DPH ‘03
Co-Founder & Board Member
Rebecca Goldfadden DPH ’11
Sr. VP of Clinical Operations
ECIR works with clients to enhance scientific communications for patients and healthcare providers to advance medicine and improve outcomes. ECIRs team of former academicians, pharmaceutical executives and med comm experts function as a creative, agile, and ultra-responsive extension of client teams. ECIR delivers a new generation of customized, creative solutions for pharmaceutical and medical device challenges.
Benjamin Epstein, DPH ’03
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
Embark Safety’s technology monitors employees’ driving records continuously and sends real-time notifications when new changes occur, such as violations, suspensions, and accidents. Our system allows companies to reduce accident risk, avoid litigation, and improve public safety. Headquartered in Orlando, Fl, we are a proud SaaS provider to more than 1,000 companies across the U.S. and Canada.
Edwin Sosa, BSBA ’05
Margaret Truitt, BSTEL ’06
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
Since our founding in 2013, Engineered Design Services (EDS) has made its mark by giving clients the solutions that are needed in an ever-changing world. We pair our knowledge base in multiple industries with the latest technology to provide the ideas that keep society moving forward. Our services include Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, and 3D Laser Scanning, serving clients in the Government, Power, and Construction.
Craig McKenzie, BSAGE ’05
West Palm Beach, FL
Evans Financial Partners was founded on education, transparency and service. In contrast to brokers, agents and salespeople who created and sold products benefiting themselves over the people they served, the group puts clients’ needs first.
Ryan Evans, BSBA ’94, MBA ’98
FANCHEST’s goal is to provide the ultimate gift experience for sports fans. It delivers curated boxes of gear from fans’ favorite teams straight to their doorsteps. Each chest contains products such as T-shirts, hats, accessories and FANCHEST exclusives. The box also includes a chance to win ultimate fan moments.
Jeff Lin, BSAC ’02, MACC ’02
New York, NY
Fanjoy is an e-commerce merchandise and brand building partner for internet creators. CEO Chris Vaccarino has built Fanjoy into a leader in the design, production, fulfillment and marketing of custom merchandise. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Fanjoy connects creators and fans worldwide, and has shipped over 2 million packages.
Chris Vaccarino BSBA ’10
CEO & Founder
Culver City, CA
Feathr is a fast-growing software company based in Gainesville. Feathr offers a suite of digital marketing tools tailored to the needs of professional associations and conference/trade show organizers. From website analytics to programmatic advertising to influencer marketing, Feathr helps more than 1,000 organizations grow membership, attendance and revenue.
President & Co-Founder
Aleksander Levental, BS ’13
Florida Contract Automated Shading (FCAS) is a Division 12 window treatment subcontractor with a specialization in challenging motorization applications. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience and takes on unique projects using cutting-edge technology. FCAS sells and installs blinds, shades and shutters in commercial, retail and high-end residential construction projects while working closely with homeowners, designers, builders, architects, and home automation companies.
Megan Molyneux, BHS ’04, MOT ’05
Force Marketing provides the automotive industry targeted, trackable and technology-driven marketing solutions. Its data-driven marketing campaigns improve ROI for dealers across the country. The rapidly growing company is headquartered in Atlanta.
John Fitzpatrick, BA ‘06
President & CEO
Advertising and Marketing
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
Global Lounge Network designs, builds, finances and manages VIP lounges at airports around the world. It designs lounges with great lighting and sound, with resting areas and kids rooms, but most importantly, the lounges welcome guests in the best Gator tradition as if they are family
Jeffrey Stern, BDES ’89
Global Trust is a SEC registered investment advisory company in Palm Beach County. Global Trust is comprised of a team of financial planners, public accountants, personal financial specialists, global management accountants and fraud examiners. It currently has approximately $300 million of assets under management.
Brian Brescia, BSAC ‘02, MACC ‘02
Greek House provides promotional apparel and accessories to businesses, fundraisers, student groups, and organizations of all sizes. Our platform is made specifically for ordering custom apparel and accessories to shorten the typically lengthy apparel process down to just a few steps. Our technology allows for professional design, vast product options, and quick delivery. With the recent launch of our sister brand, Threadly, Greek House began to tackle the Corporate Merchandising market in 2020.
Karthik Shanadi, BSA ’14
Luke McGurrin, BSBA ’14
Santa Monica, CA
Group PMX is a management consulting company specializing in program management, construction management and program control services in the building, transportation, industrial/energy and environmental sectors. Its founders are on the forefront of bringing true project management/program control techniques to their portfolio of projects and programs.
Farid Cardozo, BSBC ’96
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
Honest Autos is an automotive retailer and specialized finance company. It aims to be different by bringing transparency, trust and expert advice to the difficult and often frustrating process of car shopping.
Byron Oldham, BSADV ’10
Fruitland Park, 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 2012, Ironside forged strong relationships with our professional partners and clients. Rooted in honesty and integrity, Ironside has a reputation for providing the best service, experience and insurance products available. The insurance industry is changing, and Ironside is adapting and improving alongside to ensure it offers customized solutions to personal and commercial clients.
Ja`so Shotts, BSBA '06
J2 Solutions is an award-winning, self-performing construction management firm, located in Venice, Florida. Since 2002, we have grown to be a full service general contractor, servicing central and southwest Florida. Areas of specialization include health care, senior living, general commercial, religious, retail, industrial and education. We also have an in-house maintenance department that can handle a variety of service-related, rapid-response requests for our established clients.
Jess Fronckowiak, BSCE ’00
David Fouche, BSCE ’01, ME ’02
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
JAX Refrigeration is a single-source provider of refrigeration, mechanical, HVAC and thermal construction services. It specializes in custom-designed engineering and maintenance solutions for industrial and commercial projects. JAX Refrigeration has five industry departments: JAX Refrigeration, JAX Mechanical, MEAS, JAXCool and RHVACS.
Mark Lowery, BSME ’90
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
ka+ architects creates design solutions that produces an efficient building plan, contributing to the success of its clients. The firm is the right size to give personal attention to each client, while the technology it uses gives results that are second to none.
Erik Kasper, BDES ’92, MARCH ’94
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
Knight Federal Solutions provides simulation and training, cybersecurity, information technology and intelligence analysis solutions to the Defense and Intelligence sectors. It works with government customers and prime contractors that include the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Army and Air Force, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, SAIC, and Lockheed Martin.
Matthew Herring, BSBA ’14
Formed in 2012, Landsberg Bennett provides customized service and puts clients first. Its structure reflects the way the team would want to deal with a firm as a client. It is a 100 percent fiduciary and fee-only financial planning firm.
Michael Landsberg, MBA ’98
Lew Bennett, BSA ’93
Co-Founder/Principal Financial Advisor
Anthony Dubbaneh, BSBA ’03
Punta Gorda, FL
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
Macallan Real Estate is a comprehensive brokerage firm focusing on commercial land sales across the Southeast. Macallan’s principals focus on putting the interests of clients first. Whether serving in an acquisition, disposition or consulting role, it offers creative solutions to complex real estate problems.
James Rhoden III, BA ’96, JD ’99, MBA ’99
Mainstay helps clients quantify and communicate the business value of technology. The company creates the business case to prioritize the right investments and position IT as a business enabler, as well as position solutions into the enterprise market by developing a value proposition.
Craig LeGrande, BSEE ’91
Castle Rock, CO
Marker Construction Group, founded by UF alumnus W. Grey Marker II, is a construction management/general contracting firm in Fort Lauderdale. It specializes in commercial, multi-family, hospitality, healthcare and high-end residential construction. It is an award-winning company, recognized by Overall Best Craftsmanship by CASF, Pyramid & Eagle Awards from Associated Builders & Contractors, SFBJ’s Top 25 Contractors, 40 Under 40 Business Leaders, and Fast 50 Awards.
W. Grey Marker II, BSBC ’95
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Our mission is to deliver world-class marketing, lead generation and sales enablement solutions to help companies in the IT channel find success. Our work provides our clients with a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace by leveraging the skill, experience and insight of our team. Marketopia believes in the power of growth for ourselves, our employees, our clients and the IT channel.
Terry Hedden, BSBA ’96, MBA ’05
Pinellas Park, FL
Marquis Latimer + Halback is an award-winning planning, design, and management firm. ML+H specializes in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and project management. Located in the Nation’s Oldest City of St. Augustine, the firm artfully creates authentic landscapes that are historic or contemporary interpretations for each unique place. All three partners of this award-winning team are Gator alumni, and 70% of the team members are Gators.
Jeremy Marquis, BLAE ’08
Fremont Latimer, MLARC ’10
COO/PrincipalLaura Marquis BSAC ’09, MACC ’09Principal
St. Augustine, FL
Nationwide Pharmaceutical (NWP) is a pharmacy solutions company that specializes in the $20 billion/year federal pharmacy market. NWP provides pharmaceuticals, pharmacy benefit management and prescription services, online clinical references, consultancy services and staffing. Founded, owned and operated by veteran active duty military pharmacists, NWP brings to the table a complete and in-depth understanding of the federal government’s pharmacy environment.
Joseph Lawrence, DPH ’11
San Antonio, TX
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
Ovation Construction is a full service commercial construction company located in Central Florida that specializes in Municipal & Educational projects. Having completed hundreds of projects for high profile clients, our mission is to provide outstanding customer service with attention to quality and detail.
Bert Karpinski, BDES ’97, MBC ’88
Park & Eleazer Construction's mission is to develop authentic relationships and have a positive impact on every life we interact with while timely building exceptional projects and delivering a World Class Client Experience. In its first 10 years, P&E has grown from a small local builder to a regionally recognized commercial construction firm specializing in office, medical, automotive, retail and industrial projects.
Forrest Eleazer BSBC ’06, MS ’08
Passport sets cities in motion, helping to create more livable, equitable communities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is a transportation software company, delivering the operating system that enables cities to manage vehicle interactions with streets and sidewalks. With Passport, city leaders increase convenience, efficiency and compliance today and tomorrow.
Khristian Gutierrez BSBA ’09, MS ’10
Chief Revenue Officer
Perform[cb] connects advertisers with affiliates who are experts in digital marketing and capable of driving high-quality traffic on a Cost-PerAction basis through native, social, mobile, display, email, search and contextual channels. It works closely with both advertisers and publishers to assist them in optimizing their performance.
Erin Cigich BSASV ’07
Philotek provides turnkey data security and management solutions based on industry proven methodologies. Philotek started as a managed backup and disaster recovery service for mid-market businesses. Today, Philotek’s customers trust Philotek to secure, manage and distribute more than 200 petabytes of data globally.
Ryan Walters BSBA ’96, MBA ’99
PHOS Creative is an award-winning creative agency that focuses on four core competencies: strategic consulting, branding, web design and development, and digital marketing. Headquartered in Gainesville, it helps organizations fulfill their missions by empowering them to stand out online.
Brandon West BA ’09
Pitisci & Associates is a Tampa-based professional recruitment firm specializing on providing recruitment services for the information technology sector. With over 100 years combined recruiting experience in the Bay area, its track record of success demonstrates an uncompromising dedication to achieving excellence.
Chris Pitisci BS ’87
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
Protean Design Group is a multi-disciplined civil engineering consulting firm with offices throughout Florida. Protean is comprised of people of purpose, and believes in challenging ideas and formulating plans to create safe, livable areas for communities.
Kim Horlander BSCE ’89
Scott Horlander BSCE ’88
Raconteur Media is a digital marketing and communications firm in Austin, Texas. Raconteur pioneers digital strategies and tactics for presidential campaigns, Fortune 100 companies and issue advocacy organizations. In 2018, its revenues exceeded $3 million, and it remains a leader in political campaigns and digital strategies.
Ryan Gravatt BA ’95, BSJ ’99
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
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
Regency Square Dental is a family dental practice owned by husband and wife team of Gator dentists. Dr. Martha E. De La Iglesia-Gonzalez and Dr. Reinol A. Gonzalez have been in practice for 32 years. Their son, Reinol, will join the practice when he graduates from the UF College of Dentistry in 2020. Dr. Isarelys Lazo is also a UF College of Dentistry graduate.
Reinol Gonzalez DMD ’87
Owner & Dentist
Martha De La Iglesia-Gonzalez BS ’83, DMD ’87
Isarelys Lazo-Quintana DMD ’17
Associate & Dentist
Sarah Cain Design is an award-winning boutique interior design firm specializing in mid- to high-end residential and small commercial projects, including retail, hospitality, restaurant design, Greek housing, corporate and healthcare. It creates turnkey design experiences for clients, focusing on making the design experience fun and exciting.
Sarah Cain MID ’07
As a full-service construction firm, Scorpio is a devoted and seasoned team of construction professionals who build to enliven communities and beautify cities. From project inception to completion, we seek the most effective, sustainable solutions to construction challenges. We work to ensure that every building brings enduring benefit to the people who use them. Our mission is to build people, beautify cities and bring exceptional buildings to life, for life.
Domenic Scorpio BDES ’94, MBC ’98
Holly Scorpio BFAGR ’98
Co-Founder/Art and Marketing Director
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Our services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, optimization, and organizational change management.
Lee Blankenship, BABA ’98
Securifera is a computer security company focused on securing customer networks and software applications by simulating the attacks of real world adversaries. By emulating the techniques, tactics and exploits of malicious actors, Securifera eliminates vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise clients.
Ryan Wincey MS ’12
ShalePro Energy Services offers a full suite of best-in-class natural gas focused field services spanning the Appalachian Basin - Marcellus/Utica shale play, as well as basins across the US. We have more than 23 years of production and midstream industry experience and currently provide well hook-up services, operate and maintain more than 2,000 wells, hundreds of compressors and associated facilities, hundreds of miles of gathering system pipelines, and are available nationwide.
William Johnson BSEE ’85
SkyFrog Landscape, located in Gainesville, was founded by alumnus Jason Lee. SkyFrog specializes in landscape design, installation and maintenance. Its partnership with Skyfrog Tree Service allows SkyFrog to serve all aspects of the green industry.
Jason Lee BSA ’07
CEO & Owner
Nick Pool BSA ’02, MS ’05
Tammi Wait BAG ’14
Director of Business Development
Southeast Forensic Consultants is a multi-disciplinary firm that specializes in forensic engineering and safety. It thoroughly documents, analyzes and presents facts related to investigations. With offices in Tallahassee and Orlando, it can efficiently respond throughout the entire Southeast.
Andrew Cherepon BSME ’10
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
Straughn Trout Architects creates spaces and places to live, work, play, learn and worship. Its portfolio includes a diverse spectrum of work, including new designs for contemporary and highly complex structures; educational and institutional campuses; and historic building restorations and redevelopments.
Tim Hoeft BDES ’04, MARCH ’06
Jon Kirk BDES ’95, MARCH ’97
Survios is a Los Angeles-based virtual reality company focused on building content and entertainment centers with interactivity, social multiplayer and visceral play. Survios sees VR entertainment as a premium, social experience enjoyed in beautiful venues, with a variety of games and new experiences to discover.
Joshua Green BSAC ’02
CFO & EVP of Corporate Development
Los Angeles, CA
Teeming Vacation Rentals offers full-service vacation rental management focused on “wowing” guests with extraordinary properties and owners with extraordinary rental revenue. Established in 2013, this turn-key company is geared toward maximizing property owners’ rental revenues while providing incredible memories for guests in vacation destinations. TeemingVR currently manages over 350 properties in multiple market locations, i.e. St Pete/Clearwater, St Augustine, PCB and New Smyrna Beach.
Jeffrey Paglialonga BDESF ’86
Gina Paglialonga BS ’86
Winter Park, FL
Tellus is a leading provider of mobile care delivery, Electronic Visit Verification and claims processing technology designed especially for the Home Health and Long-Term Care Markets. Tellus is proud to be the provider of choice among a variety of states, managed care organizations and provider agencies. Our comprehensive, cloud-based solutions work to simplify, streamline and quickly and easily verify care delivery tasks and process claim data right at the point of care.
Bradley Levine BSA ’90
Christopher Pernicano BSME ’89, MBA ’93, ME ’93
Deerfield Beach, FL
The College Map is a planning center that guides students through high school to position them for college. From career assessments, academic planning, ACT/SAT test prep classes, college visit preparation and service projects to building a balanced college list, it helps students in every facet of their college planning process.
Julie Mitchell BA ’91, MED ’94
CEO & Co-Owner
Maria Guthrie BSR ’91