TAMPA – Pipas Law Group of St. Petersburg was recognized at the 2019 USF Fast 56 awards as the No. 1 fastest growing business owned or led by University of South Florida alumni.
The USF Fast 56 countdown was held April 26 at USF’s Marshall Student Center. To be considered for the recognition, an organization must have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a former USF student.
The event also recognizes the Fast 56 recipient with the largest percentage of cumulative growth among companies with more than $50 million. This year, that honor goes to Baldwin Risk Partners of Tampa, led by USF alumna Elizabeth Krystyn.
A second award honors the Fast 56 company with the highest annual revenue. It went to BlueGrace Logistics of Riverview, led by Bobby Harris.
Here are this year’s top 10 Fast 56 award recipients. To see the complete list of award recipients, visit www.usfalumni.org/2019F56winners.
1. Pipas Law Group, St. Petersburg
Christian Pipas, owner, ’07
Chris Waters, manager, ’12
2. VIBEngineering, St. Petersburg
Sara E. Calhoun, president, MS ’98
Jay Calhoun, vice president, MBA ’87
3. Healthy Bodies Medical & Dental Center, Brandon
Dr. Watson Ducatel, chief medical officer/CEO, ’06
Dr. Martha Ducatel, chief dental officer/CFO, ’06
4. ComplianceQuest, Tampa
Prashanth Rajendran, CEO, MS ’91
5. Intex Builders, LLC, Tampa
Shantell McLean, managing member, ’03
6. Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Miramar
Dr. Venessa Walker, chiropractic physician/owner, ’04
7. Hammerlane Apparel, Ocala
Joel Raney, founder, ’11
Jeff Correa, brand manager, ’10
8. The Joint, The Chiropractic Place, Tampa
Dr. Eddie Leonard, president, ’02
9. Patel, Greene and Associates, PLLC, Bartow
Hiren Patel, president, ’99 and MCE ’03
Gordon Greene, vice president, ’03 and MBA ’08
10. Baldwin Risk Partners, Tampa
Elizabeth Krystyn, founding partner, ’87
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