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Mageda Lechtner

Mageda Lechtner (BA ’14, BS ’14, MSM ’15, MIB ’16) | April 2019

Lechtner (BA 2014, BA 2014, MSM 2015, MIB 2016) is Operations Program Manager at e-commerce solutions company Jagged Peak. She offered this advice to Gator graduates: “In every graduation address, you will hear plenty of eloquent speakers share their philosophy on a fulfilled and successful life. I will leave the

The winning team of Heavener School of Business students with their check from the Johnson & Johnson Case Competition.

Heavener student brings consulting skills to real-world scenario at the Johnson & Johnson Case Competition

By Camila Vincent de Urquiza, BSBA ’20 Throughout my time at UF, my interests have greatly varied, shifting from journalism, to law, and finally to marketing in the Heavener School of Business. I knew that I enjoyed psychology, and I needed a field where I could be creative and solve

Executive MBA students in a classroom listening to Professor Amir Erez

UF MBA Executive Program ranked among top 25 in North America

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Executive MBA program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business was ranked among the top 25 programs in North America on the 2019 QS Global EMBA Rankings. Out of 59 executive MBA programs in North America, the UF MBA Executive program was ranked No.

Jordan Podhurst

Jordan Podhurst (MSM ’12) | April 2019

Podhurst (MSM 2012) started with Amazon as an Area Manager at a Fulfillment Center in Lexington, Kentucky right after graduating from the MSM program. Since then, he launched an Amazon Robotics FC in Tampa, Florida and has since moved to Seattle, where he worked as a Senior Program Manager focused on

Team of four Warrington women competes at MIT Real Estate Case Competition

By Sugandha Sharma, Tori Carmichael, Li Yang and Ilona Day The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. – Thomas A. Edison We almost missed the opportunity Edison refers to in his quote. While trying to understand

Jay Ritter

Warrington finance faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Jay Ritter, Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, was one of 32 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2019-2022. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong

Michael Dougherty and Emily Buzby

Two Fisher alumni receive prestigious CPA award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumni Emily Buzby and Michael Dougherty received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.90 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have

Adam D’Augelli

Adam D’Augelli (BSBA ’09, MSF ’10) | April 2019

D’Augelli (BSBA 2009, MSF 2010) was named to CB Insights’ 2019 Top 100 Venture Capitalists list. He was ranked No. 84. CB Insights partners with The New York Times to provide an algorithmically-driven view into the question of who are the top VCs. D’Augelli is a partner at True Ventures, which

Knack team members look at a computer in their office space.

Knack wins $25,000 Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize

Former Gator Hatchery company and past Big Idea Competition winner Knack, a peer-to-peer tutoring app, was recently awarded a $25,000 Education Innovation Prize from the Lumina Foundation to help adults secure the knowledge and skills they need for tomorrow’s jobs. “When you get to college, you’re kind of left on

Jay Ritter on CNBC

IPO tech rush

With more than 200 companies planning to go public this year, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter weighs in on the wave of IPOs we might see in 2019. See what he had to say about the IPO rush in interviews with CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist and Yahoo! Finance. Dual-class share