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Five Warrington alumni named among 2021 40 Gators Under 40

The Warrington College of Business was well represented on the third annual 40 Gators Under 40 list with five Business Gators 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 list, two are graduates

What career types can benefit from an MBA?

Business acumen is pervasive throughout many industries and there are numerous career paths that can benefit from adding business knowledge to their repertoire. While individuals from all educational and career backgrounds can benefit from an MBA, we asked UF MBA alumni with backgrounds in medicine, law, engineering, communications, STEM and the military to share why an MBA was right for them.  Read on to see what UF MBA alumni in each of these fields had to say about how an

Christopher Pernicano (MBA ’93) | April 2021

Pernicano (MBA 1993) is Chief Technology Officer at Tellus, the leading electronic visit verification (EVV) provider/software manufacturer providing EVV software and claims processing technology designed specifically for the home health and long-term care markets. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President at FPS Group. Pernicano was recently appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners. 

Kamila Chytil (MBA ’06) | April 2021

Chytil (MBA 2006) has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) at DentaQuest, a Boston-based company that provides outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide.  Under Chytil’s leadership, the Office of the COO will include operations, information technology and marketing and will reimagine a new path for the customer experience while optimizing digital efforts, overall technology and operations.  Before joining DentaQuest, Chytil served as Chief Operating Officer at MoneyGram International in Dallas, where she

Strong performance for UF MBA in latest US News ranking, despite pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In spite of a volatile year with plenty of challenges for higher education, UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business held onto its strong position on U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Graduate Schools” released Tuesday. For the third consecutive year, UF MBA was named among the top 10 U.S. public programs and top 30 national programs. The UF MBA Full-Time program rose to the No. 26 spot overall and the No.

How can a business education help you run a plastic surgery practice?

Andy Lord: So, tell me about San Diego. I guess Ron Burgundy would say, “Stay classy, San Diego.” Amber Yoo: Yes. [Laughing] Lord: We Are Warrington is a new podcast that helps young business leaders discover what is possible by highlighting stories from the Warrington College of Business Community about the University of Florida experience, business industry insights, innovative research and more. I’m your host, Andy Lord. Today’s guest is Amber Yoo. Amber is a double gator who earned her bachelor’s

How UF MBA achieved the No. 1 ranking for career services

A significant aspect of any business school’s overall success is the strength and reputation of its career services office and the students who take advantage of the programs and services it offers. Having the opportunity to call yourself “best in the world” is certainly one way to validate one’s success among the top business schools around the globe. Here at the University of Florida-Warrington College of Business, we can do just that. With the recent release of the Financial Times’ Global

What I learned about creating inclusive workspaces from the former CHRO of Stitch Fix and Lululemon

Margo Downs is the former Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) of Stitch Fix and Lululemon; she’s also a speaker, teacher, and advisor who we had the privilege of engaging with in a discussion and Q&A session titled “Creating Inclusive Workspaces.” As an MBA candidate pursuing a career in Human Resources with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, I was extremely excited to hear from Margo and learn about how we, as future business leaders, can work to create inclusive

‘It’s intense’: four students reflect on doing an online MBA

The pandemic has added to the pressures, but Zoom chats with classmates help lighten the load. UF MBA Online alumnus Benjamin Castro (BSBA ’15, MBA ’20) shares about his experience in the program in this story from the Financial Times. 

UF MBA Online earns top marks across the board in latest from Financial Times

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In a time when the ability to earn a great education online has been critical, the UF MBA Online program has again proven itself as one of the best options available to students, according to the Financial Times’ “2021 Top 15 Online MBA Programs” ranking released Monday. “The pandemic has changed much about our world, including access to online education,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “With more options than ever before, UF