FACTS Engineering: Automation for All

Ron McVety could not have imagined his future in 1986. Armed with a mechanical engineering degree, several years of assembly machine design experience and the foresight that everyone benefits from automation; McVety had all he needed to transform his vision into reality. “I never thought creating a company from scratch was risky,” McVety said. “I […]

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Alluvionic: Right-Sizing Project Management, Process Improvement and Engineering Solutions

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Masters in MIS from Florida State University, Wendy spent most of her career in corporate America implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Yet, she desired more from her job. “I am passionate about making a difference,” Wendy said. “I love walking into a company […]

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Empowered Girlz Power the World: Tech Sassy Girlz Aims to Close the Tech Gender Gap and Solve the Leaky Pipeline

What is the common denominator between Sheryl Sandberg and Laine Powell, M.Ed., MSM, founder and executive director of Tech Sassy Girlz? Both are graduates of North Miami Beach Senior High School and advocates working to close the gender gap in STEM industries. Inspired by the career success of Sandberg, Powell has embarked upon an endeavor […]

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Universal Engineering Sciences: Business Mentoring Begins at Home

Mentoring may be a professional choice or a personal calling. For many, it is a charitable act of “paying it forward.” To Victoria Peralta, encouraging others with purposeful and concrete actions is as innate as breathing; it is instinctive. Peralta is an application developer and data analyst for Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. The company, headquartered […]

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Traction in Florida: Helping Entrepreneurs Get What They Want From Their Business

Entrepreneurialism flows throughout Chris White’s persona. The youngest of eight boys, White worked beside his brothers in the family’s two Chicago businesses; however, experiencing the economic wave of the 1970s and 1980s left White disinterested in the entrepreneurial lifestyle. White’s childhood impression of entrepreneurialism reflected, “This life is way too hard. I do not want […]

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2017 TechNovation Awards: Showcasing the Space Coast’s Innovative Expertise in Technology

    Company: FracTEL   President and CEO: Michael Crown                                                 Award: Rising Star in Technology   Since 2007, FracTEL has provided business-class IP telecommunication services to carriers, service providers and businesses […]

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ITProTV: The Netflix of IT Learning

How does someone go from working eight years in the transportation industry to founding a multi- million dollar Information Technology training platform? Ask Tim Broom, CEO of ITProTV. “I started in the trucking terminal, then worked my way into sales and operations management,” Broom said. “I went from Lakeland to Tampa, to Jacksonville, to Charlotte, […]

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A Beauty Breakthrough: Blinc Cosmetics

The eyes are the window to the soul, and therefore must be protected, cherished and treasured. Throughout history and across cultures, a notable symbolism is associated with the human eye. Big, bright and brilliant eyes are synonymous with allure and attractiveness. For Lewis Farsedakis, founder and CEO of Blinc, Inc., the eyes symbolize an entrepreneurial […]

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Invigicom: Connecting Worlds Through Web-Based Solutions

David Lamb, Founder and CEO of Invigicom, is no stranger to starting successful business ventures. Before Invigicom, he worked with a company in Mississippi to develop low-power, miniaturized wireless sensor systems for the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. The CEO suggested David and his team research and develop a product for industrial and […]

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randrr: A Clearer Approach to Designing Your Career Path

By Brigitta Shouppe   Terry Terhark started and sold two successful recruiting businesses, and served as president of ADP’s Talent Acquisition Solutions leading 1,000 ADP associates around the world. Yet, when he stepped back to look at his 30-year career, Terhark felt his industry had not evolved. “The job board may have evolved from the newspaper […]

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