Alumni & Friends: page 1

Read the latest stories about University of Florida Warrington College of Business alumni and friends, a powerful network of business graduates who are leading industries around the world.

Rob Carter

Innovation, delivered

IN TRANSIT Early on in his time at the University of Florida, Rob Carter (BSBA ’81) received some devastating feedback. As a pre-med student, he was struggling with the dreaded courses of chemistry and biology. After dropping both classes and

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Marketing to Gen Z: Tricks of the trade from a Gen Z social media marketing CEO

Nicole Rechtszaid (BABA ’21) is the co-founder and CEO of Ghost Agency, one of the first TikTok Shop Partners in the United States. Since beginning her career at age 14, she has become one of this generation’s most prolific social

David Weber

Award-winning dissertation reveals that women commit embezzlement more than men

Contrary to prior belief, women commit more embezzlement in the workplace than men. Dr. David P. Weber (DBA ’23) made this discovery in his dissertation for candidacy in the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Greg Rosica

The entrepreneur’s consultant

As a young man, Greg Rosica (BSAc ’86, MAcc ’88) spent a lot of time in his orthodontist’s Boca Raton office. Not only did he have braces twice, in high school, he also worked in the office after school helping

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Warrington alumni make up almost 40% of 2024 Gator100

The University of Florida recognized the world’s fastest-growing Gator Businesses the weekend of April 19-20, and 36 Warrington alumni were named on the 2024 Gator100 list. Warrington alumni led in the top 5 Gator100 businesses. Transfr, an emerging leader in

Jason Utton stands on top of a windmill.

The Business School Entrepreneurs Tackling Sustainable Development

UF MBA alumnus Jason Utton (MBA ’16) is among Forbes’ list of green entrepreneurs who are business school graduates at the helm of financially successful ventures that seek to promote sustainability and social well-being while reducing ecological risks. Utton, Power

Jim Fatzinger

DBA alumnus’ dissertation born out of personal tragedy awarded for excellence

Growing up in South Florida, Jim Fatzinger (DBA ’20) experienced a tragedy that many Floridians are all too familiar with – losing his family home in a natural disaster. Despite the devastating loss, Fatzinger found his own way to make

Zack Ellison

Warrington doctoral candidate co-authors book by CFA Institute

Zack Ellison (DBA ’25) co-authored the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Foundation’s latest book: An Introduction to Alternative Credit. The doctoral candidate of business administration at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business contributed a chapter on the

Chris McGibbon

Solving the real estate puzzle

For his first three years as an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Chris McGibbon (MBA ’01) thought following in his father’s footsteps into a career in chemistry was a stable path to follow. An internship experience with a

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UF Warrington expands wealth management program with Charles Schwab Foundation partnership

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Warrington College of Business students interested in pursuing a career in wealth management will now have expanded access to professional development opportunities thanks to a new partnership with Schwab Advisor Services and the Charles