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Geoffrey Gaberino (MBA ’88) | April 2022

Gaberino (MBA 1988) is the owner and founder of Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc. With his wife Susan, the Gaberino’s design, build and manage investment vacation rental properties on the Gulf Coast of Alabama.  With a recent 4th generation legacy

Mike Balter

Mike Balter (BSAc ’88) | March 2022

Balter (BSAc 1988) is Regional Managing Partner at Marcum. He was recently recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a Power Leader in Business. He’s been featured in this list several times over the last decade. Balter continues to maintain

Troy Atlas

Troy Atlas (BSAc ’88, MAcc ’90) | January 2022

Atlas (BSAc 1988, MAcc 1990) has been named President and CEO of Home Safety Solutions. The Tampa native specializes in business development and process optimization. His career includes successful roles at Raymond James, AIG SunAmerica and Deloitte. With Atlas’ arrival,

Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman (BSBA ’88) | November 2021

Hoffman (BSBA 1988) is Director, Brand Partnership, at iHeartMedia Atlanta since 2014. Hoffman is an experienced media veteran with a demonstrated history of working with major regional and national brands including Publix, Orange Theory Fitness and Edible Arrangements. Strong business

Julio Esquivel

Julio C. Esquivel (BSBA ’88) | October 2021

Esquivel (BSBA 1988) has been selected to serve as a regional leader for Shumaker’s newly established Corporate, Tax and Transactions Service Line. Esquivel is a Partner in the Tampa office and serves as a trusted advisor to companies seeking a

Jim Heaney

Jim Heaney (MBA ’88) | September 2020

Heaney (MBA 1988) was appointed Chief Financial Officer of The Fresh Market.  Heaney has over 30 years of experience in finance leadership at some of the most distinguished companies in the world, Disney Cruise Line, Sea World Entertainment, Inc. and

John Yanes

John Yanes (MHS/MBA ’88) | October 2019

Yanes (MHS/MBA 1988) accepted a position to serve as President for Saint Joseph Hospital-London and Saint Joseph Hospital-Berea as of September 9, 2019. Both hospitals are within the Catholic Health Initiative Saint Joseph Health Lexington, Kentucky Market.

R. Scott Costantino

R. Scott Costantino (BSBA ’85, JD ’88) | August 2019

Costantino (BSBA 1985, JD 1988) is Managing Shareholder at The Costantino Law Firm, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida. He was recently sworn in as President of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA). Connect with him on

Bruce Brandes

Bruce Brandes (BSBA ’88) | July 2019

Brandes (BSBA 1988) is Executive in Residence at AVIA. In addition, he is Partner at Pivot Health Advisors. A career-long member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Brandes also currently serves on the Board of Advisors at several innovative

Michael Budwick

Michael Budwick (BSBA ’88, JD ’91) | June 2019

Budwick (BSBA 1988, JD 1991) is Partner and Co-Chair, Financial Fraud Group, at Meland, Russin & Budwick in Miami. Budwick recently represented a bankruptcy trustee in a case against General Electric, in which he secured $49 million to settle allegations