Meet the Team

Craig W. Petrus

Executive Director, Business Career Services

Email (craig.petrus at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.3263

Craig joined the Warrington College of Business in June of 2009. As Executive Director, Craig is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College’s Business Career Services Office and ensuring the delivery of quality career development programming and services to students representing the Heavener School of Business, Hough Graduate School of Business, and the Fisher School of Accounting. In this capacity, Craig leads his team towards continuous corporate development, along with working one-on-one with the business students to provide career counseling. Overall, Craig and his team are responsible for providing career services and programming to over 6,000 students within the Warrington College of Business at UF.

Prior to his career at UF, Craig was an Executive Recruiter with two of the world’s leading executive search firms: Korn/Ferry International and Spencer Stuart. In these roles, Craig was responsible for placing C-level and VP level executives at companies such as Assurant Group, Coca-Cola, DHL, Florida Power & Light, Hawaiian Airlines, Jabil, Microsoft, Winn-Dixie and ZipCar. Craig also brings with him an 11-year career within the Professional Sports industry, working in sales and marketing roles for both the Miami Heat and the Florida Panthers. If you would like to see more about his background, you can find that in Craig’s LinkedIn profile.


Michelle Bloom-Lugo

Director, Undergraduate Business Career Services

Email (michelle.bloom-lugo at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.0269

Undergraduate Career Coach for:

  • Economics (Last names beginning with the letters N-Z)
  • Information Systems (Last names beginning with the letters N-Z)

Graduate Career Coach for Professional MBA

Michelle Bloom-Lugo is the Director for Undergraduate Career Services for Warrington College of Business, and brings more than two decades of experience in career counseling, executive search, and program management to the role. She leads a team of professionals obsessed with helping students connect with employers to leverage their strengths into great jobs lives. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Michelle’s career included corporate recruiting for finance, technology and human resources roles. She successfully executed searches for major Fortune 500 companies, including many investment banking firms headquartered in New York. Within the Business Career Services Team, she has coached MBA Executive and Professional students as well as Specialty Masters students. Michelle is active in both community and professional associations; she is currently a member of The Society for Human Resource Manager (SHRM) and a member of the National Association of Women MBAs. She also serves on the board of directors for Peaceful Paths, which provides services to survivors of domestic violence. You can find even more in Michelle’s LinkedIn profile.


Jason Rife

Director, Graduate Business Career Services

Email (Jason.Rife at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.3257

Graduate Career Coach for Full-time MBA

Before transitioning into career services, Jason spent a decade in private sector project management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategy roles. Prior to earning his MBA, Jason spent several years at ExxonMobil managing technology projects and working in corporate finance. Upon graduation, he spent several years within John Deere’s MBA Strategic Management Program, later transitioning to a strategy consulting role with McKinsey & Company. There, he provided guidance to senior executives in banking, media, and retail. His love of recruiting and coaching students led him to make the jump to career services at UF, where he now teaches students how to tell their story to companies and helps companies recruit talented students. When he’s not advising students, he’s working with his team to identify ways to enhance Business Career Services’ or coaching case competition teams on how to build and deliver presentations to corporate executives. You can read more about his background in Jason’s LinkedIn profile.

Undergraduate Career Services


Olivia Anderson

Associate Director, Business Career Services

Email (Olivia.Anderson at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.0165

Undergraduate Career Coach for:

  • Management
  • General Studies (Last names beginning with the letters A-F)
  • Finance (Last names beginning with the letters A-F)
  • Accounting (Last names beginning with the letters A-I)

Olivia is a recruiting and HR professional turned business school Career Coach. She has recruiting experience in various industries, including corporate media, publishing, non-profit, trade associations, legal, and executive search. She started her career in Washington, D.C., where she took recent graduates from crashing on their friends’ couches to starting their first, full-time jobs in the city. Two years later, she moved to the corporate side of recruiting at Atlantic Media (the parent company of The Atlantic), where she hired sales, marketing, finance, and research folks, and ran an internship program full of college students just like you. Now, at UF, she prepares students for the real world and helps employers find students who are near-perfect candidates for their open positions. When she’s not with students, you can find her Program Directing the College’s Leadership Development Program or designing the perfect meme for the Business Career Service’s Facebook page. If you’d still like to know more about her, you can find that in Olivia’s LinkedIn profile.


Derek Guffin

Associate Director, Business Career Services

Email (Derek.Guffin at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.0165

Undergraduate Career Coach for:

  • Marketing (Last names beginning with the letters S-Z)
  • Finance (Last names beginning with the letters S-Z)
  • General Studies (Last names beginning with the letters S-Z)
  • Economics (Last names beginning with the letters A-M)
  • Accounting (Last names beginning with the letters S-Z)

Working with undergraduate students for over a decade, Derek found his true passion helping students find meaning and purpose in the world of work. A University of Florida alumni, Derek has spent much of his career counseling students to better understand themselves, their major, and how to successfully make the post-college backpack to briefcase transition. Founder of Heavener Career Week and co-founder of the Career and Academic Peer Mentor program, Derek helped Heavener establish its first career-centered student programing. A former Florida mascot as an undergraduate, Derek also teaches two undergraduate courses and attends most home basketball games in his spare time. If you’d like to learn more about him, you can find that in Derek’s LinkedIn profile.


Scott Nachlis

Associate Director, Business Career Services

Email (Scott.Nachlis at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.0165

Undergraduate Career Coach for:

  • Information Systems (Last names beginning with the letters A-M)
  • General Studies (Last names beginning with the letters G-L)
  • Finance (Last names beginning with the letters G-L)
  • Marketing (Last names beginning with the letters A-I)
  • Accounting (Last names beginning with the letters J-R)

Scott has been working in higher education ever since he first stepped on campus at Ithaca College for the fall semester of his freshman year. Choosing to avoid the Van Wilder forever-a- student lifestyle, Scott continued to get involved in many parts of campus, which ultimately lead to a career in Student Affairs. After earning his graduate degree, Scott joined the Career and Leadership Programs team at the Warrington College of Business working with the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP) and Warrington Diplomats. Scott currently works in Business Career Services helping students develop along their career journey. When Scott isn’t facilitating a mock-interview or critiquing a resume, he is most likely at a Warrington Diplomat event, trying out a new restaurant in Gainesville, finding someone to talk about last night’s hockey game, or watching a movie. He is always happy to meet and interact with students, but a good first step to learn more about him is in Scott’s LinkedIn profile.


Cecilia Schulz

Director of Student Programs, Miller Center for Retailing
Career Coach, Business Career Services

Email (Cecilia.Schulz at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.3289

Undergraduate Career Coach for:

  • Retail Minor (all)
  • Marketing (Last names beginning with the letters J-R)
  • General Studies (Last names beginning with the letters M-R)
  • Finance (Last names beginning with the letters M-R)

Cecilia Schulz is the Director of Student Programs for the David F. Miller Center for Retailing and a Career Coach for Business Career Services. Her career has spanned multiple industries, from crisis counseling to culinary arts to owning and operating a retail boutique. For over two decades, Cecilia has taught Retailing Systems and Management and the Retail Leadership Seminar, championed the largest Retail internship Program in the country, and served as the faculty advisor for the Retail Society since its inception. She has advised thousands of business students and hundreds of student advisory board members. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, with majors in psychology and manual communications. Cecilia is a mom, partner, devoted friend, a maniacal quilter, and a gym rat. If you’d like to know more about her, you can find that in Cecilia’s LinkedIn profile.

Graduate Career Services


Leigh Graves Hall

Associate Director, Business Career Services

Email (Leigh.Hall at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.3372

Graduate Career Coach for MIB, MSM and MSRE

Leigh has a background in human resources management, recruitment, and is also a fellow UF Alum (Go Gators!). Through her different HR roles, she attended numerous career fairs and evaluated many online job postings wishing she could help individuals before starting the job search process. When the prospect arose to join the career services team at Warrington, she jumped at the opportunity! Since joining the team, Leigh has worked closely with the Specialized Masters programs at the Hough Graduate School of Business and is currently the Career Coach for the MIB, MSM and MSRE programs. One of Leigh’s favorite aspects of her job is to help a student develop from those first nerve-racking days of orientation to a confident, polished individual at graduation ready to start their career. She helps students from the moment they walk through the doors of Hough Hall to begin their job search with a strategic plan and a polished resume, to progress to interviewing, and eventually to assisting with offer evaluations. In addition to helping students, Leigh plays a role in corporate relations, helping to provide tailored guidance and customized recommendations to organizations looking for top talent. Leigh can also be found helping out the Real Estate Society, the MIB and MSM Ambassadors, and working on finding new ways to show students that Business Career Services is the place to be! Check out Leigh’s LinkedIn profile for more details.


Erica Nowak

Associate Director, Business Career Services

Email (Erica.Nowak at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.4951

Graduate Career Coach for ISOM, MAcc, MSE

Hailing from Upstate New York, Erica comes to UF with a corporate recruiting background having hired interns, full-time, and senior management positions within the Fortune 500. She has recruited throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Erica also has experience in higher education working with International Programs, Admissions, and Multicultural Affairs. When she is not sticking post-it notes on her forehead to help students with their interviewing skills, you can usually find her working with a non-profit theatre, playing tennis, or spending time with her two nieces. You can read more about her background in Erica’s LinkedIn profile.


Summer Pelletier

Associate Director, Business Career Services

Email (summer.pelletier-gaura at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.0170

Graduate Career Coach for Professional MBA

Summer is a Double Gator and UF MBA alumna. Prior to returning to UF for round three as a B-school Career Coach, she worked in corporate HR at United Technologies. She recruited on college campuses and at national career fairs, searching for talent ready to launch MBA-level careers. She also worked at JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America in financial services roles previously. In her current role, she is advising professional MBA students throughout the career search or career enhancement process. When she’s not working with students, Summer can be found championing the student chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs. To learn more about her, check out Summer’s LinkedIn profile.

Events


Robin Gregory

Events Manager, Business Career Services

Email (Robin.Gregory at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.3262

Robin Gregory is the Events Manager for Business Career Services. She is the key team member for the creation, planning, and execution of College-wide Career Services events. She started a successful career in the financial industry working for companies like Norwest Bank (Wells Fargo), Edward Jones Investments, and Global State Mortgage. After a relocation to Florida, Robin began working for the University of Florida where she managed the coordination of event logistics and functions for the Director and Administrative team of a K-12 school in the College of Education. Robin is a busy wife and mother who has been married for 19 years. When she’s not event planning, her calendar is filled with mastering new gluten-free recipes, playing chauffer, and managing the schedules of her two very active teenagers. If you’d still like to know more about her, you can find that in Robin’s LinkedIn profile.

Recruiting


Kristy Smith

Recruiting Coordinator, Business Career Services

Email (Kristy.Smith at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.3264

Kristy is the Office Manager and Recruiting Coordinator for the Business Career Services Office, with past experience in various University of Florida Administrative Offices including Career Services in the College of Law, Warrington College of Business, and IFAS Personnel. Kristy started her career in the Payable and Disbursements Department in 1987. After beginning her career on the financial side of UF, Kristy also wanted to gain knowledge assisting with student, staff and employer interaction, and recruiting. Kristy has worked in the College for 20 years and the University of Florida for 30 years.

Administrative


Danny Townsend

Administrative Support, Business Career Services

Email (Danny.Townsend at warrington.ufl.edu)
352.273.4950

Danny has been with the University of Florida for nearly 11 years and has served in a variety of Administrative roles. He currently serves as the Administrative Support Assistant for the Business Career Services Office, and has an extensive background in customer service and administrative support functions assisting team members with office clerical tasks, payroll, data entry, and survey creation. Danny also serves as internal liaison for cross-functional teams within Business Career Services and the Warrington College of Business. Danny is very involved in Alachua county serving as a board member for a local community organization. When he is not providing superior customer service, you can find Danny behind the piano in his hometown of Hawthorne, FL.

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Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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