2017 Honorees

Celebrating the World's Fastest-Growing Gator Businesses in 2017

100 Entries
 
 

Abode Logo

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.

goabode.com

Gator Leader

Rob Alday, BABA ‘03

Founder

Industry

Travel and Hospitality

Location

Park City, UT

Years Honored
2020: Rank 68
2019: Rank 57
2018: Rank 17
2017: Rank 56
2015: Rank 2

#2015
#ParkCity
#UT
#2020
#TravelandHospitality
#2019
#2018
#2017

Adesis Logo

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.

adesisinc.com

Gator Leader

Andrew Cottone, III, Ph.D. ‘00

President

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

New Castle, DE

Years Honored
2020: Rank 9
2017: Rank 96
2016: Rank 83

#NewCastle
#DE
#2016
#2020
#Manufacturing
#2017

Advantage Inspection Logo

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.

adrdu.com

Gator Leader

Christie Park, BSAC ‘82

Co-Owner

Dave Park, BBC ‘82

President

Industry

Real Estate

Location

Raleigh, NC

Years Honored
2017: Rank 93
2016: Rank 52

#Raleigh
#NC
#2016
#2017
#RealEstate

AGTC Logo

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.

agtc.com

Gator Leader

Sue Washer, MBA '92

President & CEO

Industry

Biotechnology

Location

Alachua, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 1
2016: Rank 25

#Biotechnology
#Alachua
#FL
#2016
#2017

AIT Engineering Logo

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.

aitengineering.com

Gator Leader

Jason Eddy, BS '01

President

Industry

Engineering

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 61
2020: Rank 59
2019: Rank 28
2018: Rank 25
2017: Rank 64

#Engineering
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2017
#2018
#2019
#2021

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.

amenitypro.com

Gator Leader

Jennifer Lutsi, BSR '11

Founder

Industry

Health

Location

Delray Beach, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 78

#Health
#DelrayBeach
#FL
#2017

Amicon Management Logo

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.

amiconmanagement.us

Gator Leader

Adam Mopsick BSBA ’93

CEO & Co-Founder

Ross Adickman BBC ’76

Co-Founder

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 57
2019: Rank 45
2018: Rank 32
2017: Rank 22

#ConstructionandDesign
#Miami
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017

Awesome Motive Logo

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.

awesomemotive.com

Gator Leader

Syed Balkhi, BA '11

Founder & CEO

Industry

Software

Location

West Palm Beach, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 43
2018: Rank 60
2017: Rank 66

#Software
#WestPalmBeach
#2019
#2018
#2017
#FL

BEA Architects Logo

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.

beai.com

Gator Leader

Bruno Ramos, BDES '82, MARCH '85

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 7

#ConstructionandDesign
#Miami
#FL
#2017

Blakeland Construction Services Logo

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.

blakeland.us

Gator Leader

Annette Cornwell Bauer, BSCE 96

President

Karen Strange, ME 09

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Jonesville, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 16
2017: Rank 2

#2018
#Jonesville
#FL
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

Blood Company Logo

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.

bloodcompany.net

Gator Leader

Timothy Smith, BABA '98

Founder & CEO

Industry

Business Products & Services

Location

Alachua, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 100
2017: Rank 27
2016: Rank 33

#Alachua
#FL
#2016
#2017
#2019
#BusinessProductsandServices

Boyer Building Corporation Logo

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.

boyerbuildingcorp.com

Gator Leader

Gary Boyer, BBC '88

Founder & President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Polk City, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 38

#ConstructionandDesign
#PolkCity
#FL
#2017

Brand Tax Group Logo

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.

brandtaxgroup.com

Gator Leader

Kristen Brand, BSAC '99

President

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 90

#FinancialServices
#Tampa
#FL
#2017

Builders Bargain Logo

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.

builders-bargain.com

Gator Leader

Matt Brock, BABA '05

Owner

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 80

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#FortLauderdale
#FL
#2017

C.A.P. Government Logo

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.

capfla.com

Gator Leader

Carlos A. Penin, BSCE '77

President

Industry

Government Services

Location

Coral Gables, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 75
2017: Rank 92

#GovernmentServices
#CoralGables
#FL
#2018
#2017

Cabinets.com Logo

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.

cabinets.com

Gator Leader

Benjamin Gordon, BSBA ‘04

CTO & Managing Partner

Christopher Larsen, BDES ‘04

CEO & Managing Partner

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 13
2017: Rank 14
2016: Rank 4
2015: Rank 4

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#Tampa
#FL
#2016
#2018
#2017
#2015

Carlton Construction Logo

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."

carltonconstruction.net

Gator Leader

Matt Carlton, BSBC '02

President

Clint Thomas, BSBC '02

Vice President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Fleming Island, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 9

#ConstructionandDesign
#FlemingIsland
#FL
#2017

CEI

CEI Logo

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.

cherokeecorp.com

Gator Leader

Gabino Cuevas, BSCHE '83, MBA '97

CEO

Christine Franklin, MBA '97

President

Alex Sanchez, BSEN '95

EVP

Amanuel Worku, BSEN '98

Vice President

Industry

Engineering

Location

Miami Lakes, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 33
2017: Rank 95

#2018
#FL
#Engineering
#MiamiLakes
#2017

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.

No Website

Gator Leader

Daren Ellington, BABA '03, JD '12

Owner & CEO

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Apopka, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 84

#2017
#ConsumerProductsandServices
#Apopka
#FL

Curant Health Logo

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.

curanthealth.com

Gator Leader

Marc O’Connor, BSISE '90

Principal & COO

Industry

Health

Location

Smyrna, GA

Years Honored
2018: Rank 84
2017: Rank 65

#Health
#Smyrna
#GA
#2018
#2017

DeAngelis Diamond Logo

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.

deangelisdiamond.com

Gator Leader

John DeAngelis, BSBC ’91

Co-Founder

David Diamond, BBC ’85

Co-Founder

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Naples, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 39
2019: Rank 95
2018: Rank 38
2017: Rank 72

#ConstructionandDesign
#Naples
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017

DirecLogix Logo

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.

direclogix.com

Gator Leader

Aleef Adam, BA ‘90

Managing Partner

Industry

IT Services

Location

Parkland, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 85
2017: Rank 33
2016: Rank 34
2015: Rank 14

#FL
#2015
#ITServices
#2016
#Parkland
#2017
#2018

Dynamic Corporate Solutions Logo

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.

dynamiccorp.com

Gator Leader

Suzanne Lemen, MS '08

CEO

Industry

Human Resources

Location

Fleming Island, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 12

#HumanResources
#2017
#FlemingIsland
#FL

e-Builder, Inc. Logo

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.

e-builder.net

Gator Leader

Jon Antevy, BDES ‘93, MSBC ‘94

Founder

Ron Antevy, BSCE ‘91

President & CEO

Industry

Software

Location

Plantation, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 96
2017: Rank 77
2016: Rank 75
2015: Rank 50

#Software
#FL
#2015
#2016
#2017
#2018
#Plantation

Emerald C’s Development Logo

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.

emerald-cs.com

Gator Leader

Brittany Culbreth, BSBC ’06

President

Jesse Culbreth, BSR ’05

Vice President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 82
2020: Rank 47
2019: Rank 25
2018: Rank 6
2017: Rank 4

#ConstructionandDesign
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017
#2021

Entech Logo

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.

entechus.com

Gator Leader

Jake Spanberger, BSBA '00

President

Industry

IT Services

Location

Fort Myers, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 56
2017: Rank 100

#FortMyers
#FL
#ITServices
#2018
#2017

Entic Logo

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.

entic.com

Gator Leader

Manuel Rosendo, BSEE '88

President & CINNO

Industry

Software

Location

Pembroke Pines, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 40

#Software
#PembrokePines
#FL
#2017

Environmental Pest Service Logo

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.

environmentalpestservice.com

Gator Leader

Andrew Barrows, BSBA '06

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

George D. Pickhardt, BSA ‘69, MSA ‘71, MSE ‘05

Chairman

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Sarasota, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 13
2016: Rank 8

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#Sarasota
#FL
#2016
#2017

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.

No Website

Gator Leader

Danial Farrington, BA 94

Managing Partner

Industry

Legal Services

Location

Bethesda, MD

Years Honored
2018: Rank 44
2017: Rank 50
2016: Rank 69

#LegalServices
#Bethesda
#MD
#2018
#2017
#2016

FBC Mortgage Logo

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.

fbchomeloads.com

Gator Leader

John Nunziata, BSBA '94

CEO

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 28
2017: Rank 41

#2018
#FL
#Orlando
#FinancialServices
#2017

Front Street CommercialReal Estate Group Logo

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.

frontstreet.net

Gator Leader

Nick Banks, BSBA ‘90

Managing Director

Industry

Real Estate

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 52
2018: Rank 31
2017: Rank 32
2015: Rank 10

#Gainesville
#FL
#2015
#2019
#2018
#2017
#RealEstate

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.

gf-pc.com

Gator Leader

Geoff Frazier, BSBA ‘89

President

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Sarasota, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 68
2016: Rank 20

#FinancialServices
#Sarasota
#FL
#2016
#2017

Global Safety Management Logo

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.

gsmsds.com

Gator Leader

Julia MacGregor, MBA '12

CEO

Industry

Software

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 23

#Software
#Tampa
#FL
#2017

Green Design Construction and Development Logo

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.

gdcflorida.com

Gator Leader

John Creswell, BS '81

Owner

Shaun Kogut, Alumnus

Owner

Industry

Construction & Design

Location

Stuart, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 67
2019: Rank 19
2017: Rank 81

#2019
#ConstructionandDesign
#FL
#2017
#Stuart
#2021

Greenshades Software Logo

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.

greenshades.com

Gator Leader

Matthew Kane, MBA ‘06

Owner

Industry

Software

Location

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 91
2017: Rank 83
2015: Rank 97

#JacksonvilleBeach
#FL
#2015
#2017
#2018
#Software

Greyson Technologies Logo

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.

greyson.com

Gator Leader

Greg Nordone, BSBA ‘98

CEO & President

Industry

IT Services

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 35
2016: Rank 74

#ITServices
#FortLauderdale
#FL
#2016
#2017

Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals Logo

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. 

gsvacationrentals.com

Gator Leader

Geoff Gaberino, BSBR ‘84, MBA ‘88

Owner

Susan Gaberino, BSBA ‘86, MBA ‘88

Owner

Industry

Real Estate

Location

Gulf Shores, AL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 43
2015: Rank 81

#GulfShores
#AL
#2015
#2017
#RealEstate

Hall Architect Logo

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.

hallarchitects.com

Gator Leader

Gregory Hall, BDES '83, MARCH '86

President & Principal Architect

Eleana Hall, BSBA '92

CFO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Sarasota, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 76
2017: Rank 54

#ConstructionandDesign
#Sarasota
#FL
#2018
#2017

High Mark Construction Logo

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.

highmarkgc.com

Gator Leader

Tom Harl, BSBC ’98

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Altamonte Springs, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 44
2019: Rank 56
2017: Rank 26

#AltamonteSprings
#FL
#2020
#ConstructionandDesign
#2019
#2017

Highland Homes Logo

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

highlandhomes.org

Gator Leader

Robert Adams, BSBA ‘61

President

Industry

Construction & Design

Location

Lakeland, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 94
2017: Rank 69
2016: Rank 47
2015: Rank 73

#Lakeland
#FL
#2015
#2016
#2017
#2019
#ConstructionandDesign

Hyatt Survey Logo

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.

hyatt-survey.com

Gator Leader

Pamela Hyatt, BSSM '90

President

Russell Hyatt, BSSM '90

Vice President

Industry

Other

Location

Bradenton, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 94
2017: Rank 82

#Other
#Bradenton
#FL
#2018
#2017

Hydro-Dyne Engineering  Logo

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.

hydro-dyne.com

Gator Leader

Jay R. Conroy, BABA ‘00, BSEN ‘00

President

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Clearwater, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 94
2016: Rank 97

#Clearwater
#FL
#2016
#2017
#Manufacturing

ImpactWindows.com Logo

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.

ImpactWindows.com

Gator Leader

John Miller, Jr., BDES '87, MBC '89

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Key Largo, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 47

#ConstructionandDesign
#KeyLargo
#FL
#2017

Infinite Energy Logo

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.

infiniteenergy.com

Gator Leader

Darin Cook, BS ‘87

CEO

Industry

Energy

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 91
2018: Rank 86
2017: Rank 49
2016: Rank 90

#Energy
#Gainesville
#FL
#2016
#2020
#2018
#2017

Insula Companies Logo

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.

insulacompanies.com

Gator Leader

Fred Cochran, MBA 03

President

Industry

Real Estate

Location

Sarasota, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 71
2017: Rank 59

#RealEstate
#Sarasota
#FL
#2018
#2017

InTec Logo

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.

intec360.com

Gator Leader

Louie Wise, III, BSBC ‘94

CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Ocala, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 44
2015: Rank 93

#Ocala
#FL
#2015
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

InTouch GPS Logo

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.

intouchgps.com

Gator Leader

Drew Sheahan, BSA ‘03

President & Partner

Industry

Software

Location

Lakeland, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 25
2016: Rank 80
2015: Rank 19

#Lakeland
#FL
#2016
#Software
#2017
#2015

J. Raymond Construction Logo

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.

jray.com

Gator Leader

John Sofarelli, BBC ‘81

President & Owner

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Longwood, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 64
2017: Rank 71
2016: Rank 76

#Longwood
#FL
#2016
#2018
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

Jackson Orthodontics Logo

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.

drjacksonsmiles.com

Gator Leader

Alfred Jackson, BSESS '01

Owner & Orthodontist

Industry

Health

Location

Charlotte, NC

Years Honored
2020: Rank 94
2019: Rank 55
2018: Rank 57
2017: Rank 60

#Health
#Charlotte
#NC
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017

Jaguar Power Sports Logo

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.

jaguarpowersports.com

Gator Leader

Shaun Jackrel, BSA ‘10

Owner

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 35
2017: Rank 16
2016: Rank 31

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2016
#2018
#2017

Jimerson Birr Logo

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.

jimersonfirm.com

Gator Leader

Charles Jimerson, JD ’05

Founder/Managing Shareholder

James Birr, III, JD ’00

Shareholder Partner

Industry

Legal Services

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 75
2018: Rank 65
2017: Rank 37
2015: Rank 62

#Jacksonville
#FL
#LegalServices
#2015
#2017
#2018
#2021

JK2 Construction and Scenic Logo

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.

jk2.com

Gator Leader

Paul Holmes, BSBA ’76

President

Rick Amundson, BBC ’84

VP of Operations

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Apopka, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 61
2019: Rank 85
2017: Rank 45
2016: Rank 72

#ConstructionandDesign
#Apopka
#FL
#2020
#2016
#2019
#2017

KAST Construction Logo

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.

kastbuild.com

Gator Leader

Mike Neal, BBC '79

CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

West Palm Beach, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 62
2018: Rank 36
2017: Rank 17

#2019
#WestPalmBeach
#FL
#ConstructionandDesign
#2018
#2017

Kaufman Lynn Construction Logo

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."

kaufmanlynn.com

Gator Leader

Michael Kaufman, BBC ‘81

President & CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Boca Raton, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 74
2015: Rank 60

#BocaRaton
#FL
#2015
#2017
#ConstructionandDesign

Kennetic Productions Logo

Kennetic is a corporate film crew. It focuses on capturing authentic stories and beautiful visuals that bring organizational passion to life.

kenneticproductions.com

Gator Leader

Christopher Kennelly, BSTEL ’03

CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 98
2017: Rank 63

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2020
#2017

Knight Pest Control Logo

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.

knightpest.com

Gator Leader

Randy Stout, BSA ‘79, MAG ‘80

Entomologist & VP

Industry

Environmental Services

Location

Port Richey, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 86
2016: Rank 81

#PortRichey
#FL
#2016
#EnvironmentalServices
#2017

Kris Darby Flooring & Interiors Logo

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.

krisdarby.com

Gator Leader

Michael Walser, BA ‘92

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Suwanee, GA

Years Honored
2017: Rank 28
2016: Rank 28

#Suwanee
#GA
#2016
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice Logo

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.

LapofLove.com

Gator Leader

Dani McVety-Leinen, BSA ’04, DVM ’09

CEO and Founder

Mary Gardner, DVM ’08

CIO and Co-Founder

Industry

Other

Location

Lutz, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 87
2020: Rank 19
2019: Rank 11
2018: Rank 19
2017: Rank 76
2016: Rank 45
2015: Rank 29

#Lutz
#FL
#2020
#2015
#Other
#2016
#2019
#2018
#2017
#2021

LeadingAgile Logo

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.

leadingagile.com

Gator Leader

Mike Cottmeyer, BSCEN ’93

CEO

Industry

IT Services

Location

Duluth, GA

Years Honored
2021: Rank 25
2020: Rank 66
2018: Rank 74
2017: Rank 53
2016: Rank 3

#Duluth
#GA
#2020
#2016
#2018
#2017
#2021

Leaven Law Logo

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.

leavenlaw.com

Gator Leader

Ian R. Leavengood, BSAC '95, MACC '95, JD '00

Managing Shareholder

Industry

Legal Services

Location

Saint Petersburg, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 99

#2017
#LegalServices
#SaintPetersburg
#FL

Mad Dog Mail Logo

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.

maddogmail.com

Gator Leader

Jon Anderson, MA '97

Founder & President

Kim Anderson, BSJ '94, MAMC '97

COO

Industry

Other

Location

Fernandina Beach, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 67

#Other
#2017
#FernandinaBeach
#FL

MCCi Logo

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.

mccinnovations.com

Gator Leader

Donny Barstow, MBA '05

President

Industry

Software

Location

Tallahassee, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 85

#Software
#Tallahassee
#FL
#2017

McKenzie Construction Logo

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.

buildmckenzie.com

Gator Leader

Gavin McKenzie, BA ‘03

CEO

Industry

Construction & Design

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 58
2017: Rank 19
2016: Rank 19

#Construction
#Miami
#FL
#2016
#2019
#2017

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.

medicalcarealert.com

Gator Leader

Bryan Stapp, BSBA 84

President

Industry

Security

Location

Northville, MI

Years Honored
2019: Rank 48
2018: Rank 68
2017: Rank 88

#Security
#Northville
#MI
#2019
#2018
#2017

Member Benefits  Logo

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.

memberbenefits.com

Gator Leader

Earl “Chip” Trefry, Jr., BSBA ‘72

CEO

Nicklaus Trefry, BABA ‘01

COO

Industry

Insurance

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 87
2017: Rank 24
2016: Rank 17

#Jacksonville
#FL
#Insurance
#2016
#2017
#2019

Miller Construction Company Logo

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.

millerconstruction.com

Gator Leader

Harley Miller, BBC '69

CEO

Brian Sudduth, BSBC '00

President

Industry

Construction & Design

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 46
2017: Rank 20
2016: Rank 11

#ConstructionandDesign
#FL
#2016
#2017
#2021
#FortLauderdale

Moss Logo

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.

mosscm.com

Gator Leader

Scott R. Moss, BBC ‘96

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 29
2017: Rank 36
2016: Rank 91

#FortLauderdale
#FL
#2016
#2018
#2017
#ConstructionandDesign

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.

nujak.com

Gator Leader

Frank Kendrick, BBC 89

President & CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Lakeland, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 2
2017: Rank 6

#2018
#Lakeland
#FL
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

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.

openjaus.com

Gator Leader

Daniel Kent

President

Thomas Galluzzo

Co-Founder

Nicholas Johnson

CTO

Jack Gillespie

VP of Business Development

Industry

Engineering

Location

Longwood, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 51
2017: Rank 42

#Engineering
#Longwood
#FL
#2020
#2017

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.

oandbconstruction.net

Gator Leader

William Randle, Jr., Alumnus

Owner & CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Boca Raton, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 11
2016: Rank 2
2015: Rank 20

#BocaRaton
#FL
#2016
#2015

#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

Orangetheory Fitness Logo

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.

orangetheory.com

Gator Leader

Dave Long, BHS ‘00, MSM ‘01

Founding Partner & CEO

Industry

Other

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Years Honored
2019: Rank 12
2017: Rank 5
2016: Rank 1

#Health
#FortLauderdale
#FL
#2016
#2019
#Other
#2017

palmer kent associates Logo

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.

palmerkent.com

Gator Leader

Doug Horn, BS ‘88

Co-Managing Director

Alyssa Lerner, BS ‘85

Co-Managing Director

Industry

Human Resources

Location

Boca Raton, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 57
2016: Rank 71

#HumanResources
#BocaRaton
#FL
#2016
#2017

Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors  Logo

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.

petticoatschmitt.com

Gator Leader

Ryan Schmitt, BA ‘99

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 62
2017: Rank 10
2016: Rank 26

#Jacksonville
#FL
#2016
#2018
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

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.

mailandpackages.com

Gator Leader

Craig Meddin BA ’01

CEO

Industry

Other

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 45
2018: Rank 63
2017: Rank 98
2016: Rank 89

#Other
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2018
#2017
#2016

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.

primusbuilders.com

Gator Leader

Erik Gunderson, BSBC '94

Executive Vice President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Woodstock, GA

Years Honored
2017: Rank 30

#ConstructionandDesign
#2017
#Woodstock
#GA

Proctor U Logo

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.

proctoru.com

Gator Leader

Matthew Jaeh, BS ‘05

CTO

Jarrod Morgan, Alumnus

Strategy Officer

Industry

Other

Location

Birmingham, AL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 95
2017: Rank 15
2016: Rank 5
2015: Rank 8

#2015
#2016
#2017
#2018
#Other
#Birmingham
#AL

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.

profit.ly

Gator Leader

Micheal Mosseri, BSCEN '01

CTO

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 62

#FinancialServices
#Miami
#FL
#2017

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.

rapid-genomics.com

Gator Leader

Marcio Resende, PhD 14

CEO

Leandro Neves, PhD 13

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Industry

Biotechnology

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2018: Rank 40
2017: Rank 55

#2018
#FL
#Gainesville
#Biotechnology
#2017

RB Marks Construction, Inc. Logo

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.

rbmarks.com

Gator Leader

Russell Cammack BSBC ’96

CFO

Mark Zaremskas BSBC ’96

COO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Winter Springs, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 69
2020: Rank 54
2017: Rank 48
2016: Rank 77

#ConstructionandDesign
#WinterSprings
#FL
#2020
#2016
#2017
#2021

Red Apples Media Logo

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.

redapplesmedia.com

Gator Leader

Marc Robertz-Schwartz, BSTEL ‘89

President

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Leesburg, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 89
2016: Rank 48

#Leesburg
#FL
#2016
#AdvertisingandMarketing
#2017

Rhyme and Reason Design Logo

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.

rhymeandreasondesign.com

Gator Leader

Karen McKenzie, BFAGR ‘06

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Scarlett Rosier, BSADV ‘05, MSADV ‘05

Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Atlanta, GA

Years Honored
2018: Rank 61
2017: Rank 91
2016: Rank 84

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#Atlanta
#GA
#2016
#2018
#2017

Rhythm Engineering Logo

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.

rhythmtraffic.com

Gator Leader

Reggie Chandra, ME ‘93

CEO

Industry

Engineering

Location

Lenexa, KS

Years Honored
2017: Rank 75
2016: Rank 62

#Engineering
#Lenexa
#KS
#2016
#2017

ripa & associates Logo

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.

ripaconstruction.com

Gator Leader

Chris LaFace, BSBA ‘05

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 79
2016: Rank 22

#Tampa
#FL
#2016
#ConstructionandDesign
#2017

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.

rotogrinders.com

Gator Leader

Cameron MacMillan, BSAC 07, MS 09

Co-Founder & COO

Industry

Media

Location

Nashville, TN

Years Honored
2018: Rank 26
2017: Rank 3

#TN
#Nashville
#Media
#2018
#2017

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.

skyfacialplasticsurgery.com

Gator Leader

Amber N. Yoo, BABA 04, MBA 10

Vice President

Industry

Health

Location

San Diego, CA

Years Honored
2019: Rank 47
2018: Rank 24
2017: Rank 34

#Health
#SanDiego
#CA
#2019
#2018
#2017

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.

marinerwealthadvisors.com

Gator Leader

Sean Shapiro, BABA '10

President

Industry

Real Estate

Location

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 87

#RealEstate
#JacksonvilleBeach
#FL
#2017

Social News Desk  Logo

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.

socialnewsdesk.com

Gator Leader

Kim Wilson, BSTEL 02

President & Founder

Industry

Media

Location

Atlanta, GA

Years Honored
2019: Rank 31
2018: Rank 11
2017: Rank 51
2016: Rank 14

#2016
#Software
#Atlanta
#GA
#2017
#2018
#2019

SSP Innovations Logo

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.

sspinnovations.com

Gator Leader

Skye Perry, BSBA ’00

CEO

Industry

IT Services

Location

Centennial, CO

Years Honored
2021: Rank 26
2020: Rank 93
2018: Rank 55
2017: Rank 39
2016: Rank 29
2015: Rank 45

#Centennial
#CO
#2015
#2016
#2020
#Software
#2018
#2017
#2021

Station Four Logo

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.

stationfour.com

Gator Leader

Chris Lahey, BS ‘04

Co-Founder & Development Partner

Chris Olberding, BA ‘04

Co-Founder & Creative Partner

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 18
2016: Rank 9

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2016
#2017

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.

stonyp.com

Gator Leader

Steve Wasula, BA '94

Founder & President

Industry

IT Services

Location

Winter Park, FL

Years Honored
2017: Rank 52

#ITServices
#WinterPark
#FL
#2017