Three Gators discovered their UF connection as they worked within 20 feet of each other. Bob Rodriguez (MBA ’90), Jay Paull* (MBA ’99) and Vinod Devan* (MBA ’05) work at LightSquared, a satellite and wireless broadband company in Reston, Va.
“I felt an instant connection,” Paull says. “You feel like you have a connection and spirit that only Gators have.”
While both Rodriguez and Paull are LightSquared employees, Devan spent recent weeks there as a principal with PRTM, a global management consulting firm based in Chicago. They’ve connected through their UF roots.
Meeting Gators everywhere “makes you feel not lonely about where you are,” Devan says. “We tend to think about UF in terms of Florida and the Southeast and the United States, but it really is a global university.”