Avant Healthcare Professionals Awarded “Gator100” for Being One of the World’s Fastest-Growing Gator-Led Businesses in 2021

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April 14, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 14, 2021) Avant Healthcare Professionals today announced that it has been named on the University of Florida’s “Gator100” list for 2021. Each year, the University of Florida Alumni Association recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. This year’s ceremony will take place on April 23 as a virtual event.

The Gator100 is awarded to University of Florida alumni who have created and guided some of the world’s fastest-growing companies. Avant Healthcare Professionals has been recognized on the Gator100 since 2018, with this year marking its fourth consecutive appearance on the list. The award serves as the University of Florida’s premier entrepreneurial awards program.

“This recognition is especially meaningful given the positive impact that Gator Nurses have had during the COVID-19 pandemic. I salute nurses and all frontline workers for their contributions during these unprecedented times,” said Shari Dingle Costantini, CEO and founder of Avant Healthcare Professionals.

Avant Healthcare Professionals is the premier recruiting and staffing specialist for internationally educated healthcare professionals andwas founded by UF alumni Costantini in 2003.

To be recognized by the Gator100, companies must have been in business for at least five years and have annual revenues of $250,000 or more. The Gator100 is ranked by Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), which is used to determine year-over-year growth over the past three years. CAGR is determined by global accounting firm Ernst & Young.

View the full list of 2021 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 has placed thousands of international healthcare professionals across U.S. facilities to help 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). Avant Healthcare Professionals is a member of the Jackson Healthcare® family of companies.


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