Alumni & Friends

Steve Weiss

Alumnus joins cloud solutions leader

Steve Weiss (BSBA ’80) was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Accelera Solutions, an industry leader in Cloud, Mobility, and Virtualization solutions. Read more about Steve here.

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The Trader Turned Teacher

Will Frazer has always been good with numbers. It allowed him to flourish at the Fisher School of Accounting, and have a successful career on Wall Street. But it wasn’t until later in Frazer’s life that his affinity for numbers made a true impact. As a teacher at Gainesville’s Buchholz

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How Big Data is changing retail

What comes to mind when you think about careers in the retail industry? Store management? Merchandising? Buying and planning? It’s a common misconception that retail is limited to these fields alone. However, many other industries are branching from retail. In fact, retail supports 1 in every 4 American jobs. Nielsen

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Alumnus named to influential list of global executives

Tom Arnold (BSBA ’80, JD ’83) ranked No. 10 in Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s ranking of the “100 Most Significant and Impactful Asset Owner and Public Executives of 2016.” Arnold, a candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’ Doctor of Business in Administration Program, is Head Americas Real Estate

hyatt brown

Measuring your inner self

If you were to paint a self-portrait, would it accurately depict your appearance? Like artists, job seekers have a similar challenge. In a job interview, you must understand who you are in order to properly convey your strengths and intentions. In other words, “Know yourself so you can portray yourself.”

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Change for the better

Noelle Fennessy (BSAc ’16, MAcc ’16) came to a memorable, and somewhat sobering, realization two years ago when she attended Beta Alpha Psi’s Annual Meeting—an international gathering of the honor organization for financial information students and professionals. “Every chapter seemed to be more active than we were,” said Fennessy, now

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College mourns loss of alumnus, finance leader

The College lost one of its most prominent alumni Sunday with the passing of William A. “Mac” McGriff III, who lost his courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He was 72 years old. McGriff (BSBA ’69) was a longtime supporter of the University of Florida and the Warrington College

Fisher alumna to share journey to the C-Suite

Karen O’Byrne’s (BSAc ’89, MBA ’06) journey to the C-suite had its twists and turns, but she never wavered thanks to her accounting education. It’s a success story O’Byrne hopes current Fisher students will emulate. O’Byrne, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Modernizing Medicine, will be one of

  • 9 signs you’re a UF Warrington alumnus
  • 9 signs you’re a UF Warrington alumnus
  • 9 signs you’re a UF Warrington alumnus

9 signs you’re a UF Warrington alumnus

What are some of the experiences that made your time at the UF Warrington College of Business memorable? Here’s a look at some fun moments only a Business Gator can relate to… Because of Dr. Lutz, you’ve never forgotten the difference between features and benefits. The drilling-a-hole-in-a-book-demo helped the lesson

Emerging Entrepreneur

Nick Reader (BSAc ’97) remembers the conversation with his wife, Melanie (B.A.E ’97, M.Ed. ’98), before he started his entrepreneurial journey—a scary departure from his lucrative and prominent position as Chief Financial Officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “The bad news was that I was going to make next to