Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Articles: page 1

Joseph Camerlengo Jr. (BSBA ’91, JD ’94) | June 2020

Camerlengo (BSBA 1991, JD 1994) decided to focus and then specialize in representing the victims of tractor trailer, bus and CMV crashes by founding The Truck Accident Law Firm. Using his BSBA background, Camerlengo created the first boutique law firm specializing in tractor trailer crashes in Florida. Camerlengo was the first Florida attorney to achieve Board Certification in Truck Accident Law from the N.B.T.A. His firm lives their motto of “do one thing, and do it better than everyone else.”

Chuck Valence (BSBA ’95) | June 2020

Valence (BSBA 1995), along with his wife Cyndy, is the Broker/Owner of Valence Realty Group LLC, a boutique residential real estate company in the Orlando area, and serves the Central Florida community at large. Valence started selling real estate in Gainesville in 1994 while still in school and 26 years later is still passionate about helping people buy and sell homes! Designations/Certifications include: Luxury Home Specialist, Seller Representative Specialist, Distressed Property Expert, REO Specialist. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Orlando Gutiérrez (BSBA ’13) | June 2020

Gutiérrez (BSBA 2013) was named a 2020 MBA to Watch by Poets & Quants. Gutiérrez recently graduated with his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He plans to enter the real estate investment and development industry.  Read more about Gutiérrez in his MBA to Watch profile. 

Tom McGurk (BSBA ’86) | May 2020

McGurk (BSBA 1986) is a Managing Director with BluWave, LP, a consulting firm servicing the PE industry. He joined the firm in late 2016 while it was in “stealth mode,” and has been responsible for client growth and account management from the outset. The firm has serviced over 350 private equity groups across North America by providing a unique solution focused on helping them locate specialty service providers for diligence and value-creation efforts. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

2020 40 Gators Under 40 list includes seven Warrington alumni

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business alumni made a strong showing on the second annual 40 Gators Under 40 list, with seven individuals named as honorees.    Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the

Tadia James (BSBA ’11) | April 2020

James (BSBA ’11) is a venture capitalist with GingerBread Capital. In her role, she works closely with GingerBread’s portfolio of companies to drive operational efficiencies and generate revenue growth.  James started her career at J.P. Morgan in the Investment Bank in Sales Strategy covering the Latin American region before moving to the Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence team. Working at the intersection of business and technology, she was responsible for managing the strategy and distribution of timely, actionable, and highly secure threat

Feeding Florida families amid COVID-19

For Kurt and Teresa Long, life amid the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t altered too drastically. The St. Petersburg couple feels lucky to say that the biggest change to their lives is limiting their outings to only the grocery store. The Longs recognize, though, that they don’t share the same reality as many of their fellow Floridians.   The reality is that the state of Florida has only been able to process about 4% of its unemployment claims, leaving more than 850,000

Warrington alumnus transitions plastics company to make face shields amid COVID-19 pandemic

Before the coronavirus asserted its grasp on the world, a normal day for Joseph McCabe (BSBA ’10) would have been centered around managing the team at Hialeah-based Faulkner Plastics. In his role as Vice President of the 55-year-old, family-owned company, he oversaw the production and distribution of plastic products, specifically in stock shapes like sheets, rods and tubes. Faulkner Plastics specialized in both distributing a variety of plastic commodities to local and regional businesses as well as fabricating custom-made pieces

Mary Jane Brunel (BSBA ’00) | March 2020

Brunel (BSBA 2000) is Commercial Acquisition and Leasing Specialist with Portal Realty. She earned her CCIM designation in 2015.  “Best Regards to my Graduating Class of 2000!” she said. “As this year is 2020, it’s time to look back with amazement at all I have accomplished since graduating that year. The Warrington College of Business provided me with a fine foundation for my chosen path of Commercial Real Estate. Last year was my best year yet. I needed help, so

Matt Clark (BSBA ’01, JD ’04) | February 2020

Clark (BSBA 2001, JD 2004) is President at Broadway Real Estate Services and StoreRight Self Storage. He recently became the chairman of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. Clark is a long time Lakelander who began his professional career as a commercial litigator, with a strong focus on commercial real estate litigation. He began his legal career with one of Atlanta’s largest law firms, Troutman Sanders LLP, before returning to Lakeland and joining Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A. In 2009,