Avant Healthcare Professionals Selected to Gator100

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February 26, 2019

Avant Healthcare Professionals was named to the University of Florida’s 2019 Gator100 during a ceremony recognizing the 100 fastest-growing business owned or led by UF alumni on Feb. 22 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

Avant Healthcare Professionals was ranked 20th with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 65.58 percent. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s CAGR over the past three years to generate the ranking.

“It is truly an honor to be named one of the world’s Gator-led fastest growing companies,” said founder and CEO, Shari Dingle Costantini. “Thank you to all the employees at Avant that work diligently to fulfill our mission of ‘Changing Lives.’”

Avant Healthcare Professionals is a staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. UF alumni Shari Dingle Costantini and Spence Lloyd, CFO, represented Avant at the ceremony. This is the second year Avant has been honored at this event.

“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.”

To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Sept. 28, 2018, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more every year since 2015. View the full list of Gator100 honorees at

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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