Alumni & Friends

Features Warrington alumni Jane Sun, Alfonso Tejada, Steve Weiss, Andrew Starling, Barbara Jean Raskin and the 2018 Gator 100 winners with an orange background and the Gator Ubiquity Statue.

Alumni News Roundup: Business Gators making their mark in 2017-2018

Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Warrington College of Business alumni proved why they are difference makers. With their eyes set on innovation and results, Business Gators across the world made a positive and robust impact on their businesses and in their careers. From making deals with The Sharks to being

Racing for a personal cause

George Pollock discovered his love of cycling as a student at the Fisher School of Accounting while competing on the UF club cycling team that made the collegiate cycling national championships at Stanford University in 1990. Over 25 years later, he channeled his passion for cycling into a more personal

Todd Hoffman

Startup success never tasted so sweet

Todd Hoffman (BSBA ’02, MS-DIS ’03) is a self-described chocoholic, which is not something you’d expect from someone who is also a triathlete. Luckily for Hoffman, he can feel less guilty indulging his sweet tooth after working up a sweat with a treat from Chloe’s Fruit, the company he also

Members of the Knack team from left: CTO David Stoker, CMO Shawn Doyle, CEO Samyr Qureshi, Community Austin Doyle, and CPO Dennis Hansen.

Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik

Former Gator Hatchery company Knack, a tutoring app for college students, recently raised $1.5 million from Charles Hudson’s Precursor Ventures and Tampa Bay Lighting owner and Fenway Sports Group Partner, Jeff Vinik. Read more about Knack’s success and where it’s going next from TechCrunch.

Michael Donohoe

Fisher School alumnus named to 2018 Top 50 Undergraduate Professors list by Poets & Quants

Fisher School of Accounting alumnus Michael Donohoe (Ph.D. ’11, BSAc ’01) was named to Poets & Quants’ 2018 Top 50 Undergraduate Professors list. Donohoe is currently an Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne Gies College of Business. He was named a

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Why engineers should consider an MBA

As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law and health care. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an

Jim Hoover

Making an impact with analytics

Travel has been a constant in Jim Hoover’s life. Born in Gainesville to parents who both attended the University of Florida, his family moved frequently before settling outside of Tampa in Plant City, Fla. Hoover (MBA ‘96, DBA ‘17) continued bouncing from location to location as a supply officer in

Together we Go Greater

The University of Florida is in the midst of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. Running from 2014-22, the Go Greater campaign is among the largest active campaigns for a public university, and Warrington is aiming to raise $250 million of UF’s $3 billion goal. October 2018 marks

Gator Ubiquity Statue with people in motion around the statue.

My best memories from the Warrington College of Business

Homecoming is a time to celebrate the best of what the University of Florida has to offer, and what better way to highlight what makes our university great than with some of your best business school memories? We asked our alumni to tell us on social media about their best

Mitch Jacobson

Powering the world of new technologies

Mitch Jacobson (BSBA ’80) had doubts about his first job after graduating from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Following several interviews with multiple companies, he decided to take a position in sales at then-printing and office equipment giant A.B. Dick. “I wasn’t sure if I would be