Gator100 Recognizes Avant Healthcare Professionals as One of the Fastest-Growing Businesses Led by UF Alumni in 2018

Orlando, FL, February 08, 2018 --( Avant Healthcare Professionals was recognized at the University of Florida’s 2018 Gator100 ceremony. The ceremony was held at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on February 2, 2018.

Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.

Avant Healthcare Professionals was ranked 59 with a CAGR of 39.68%.

Avant Healthcare Professionals is the leader in international nurse staffing. Founder and CEO, Shari Dingle Costantini is an alumnus from UF’s College of Nursing, where Costantini earned her BSN.

“The Gator100 honors UF alumni from across the university who are founding and growing amazing companies around the country,” said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida. “It’s an incredible affirmation of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Gator Nation.”

About Avant Healthcare Professionals
Need nurses? Avant Healthcare Professionals ( is the premier staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Avant helps clients improve the continuity of their care, fill hard-to-find specialties, and increase patient satisfaction, revenue and HCAHPS scores. Avant is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and founding member of the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR).
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