FAUAA Business Exchange

Support your fellow Owls! All businesses listed here are owned or operated by FAU Alumni Association members. For more information or to add your business, email BusinessExchange@fau.edu.

Architecture & Real Estate


Ellis Real Estate

Ellis Real Estate
Michael Ellis ’04, REALTOR®
ellisre.com, mike@ellisre.com, 754-264-4642

Ellis Real Estate is a luxury real estate brokerage representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of asset classes, including single-family residential, new development, and commercial and residential leasing. We are dedicated to providing our clientele with the highest level of service, attention, and discretion. Whether you are searching for a luxury estate home, listing a vacation home, leasing office space, or anything in between, your real estate needs will be met and your expectations exceeded. Fellow Owls will receive a 10% commission credit.


Business Services


Advanced Professional Services

Advanced Professional Services
Joseph Santiago ’97, Director
advancedprofessional.com, jsantiago@advancedprofessional.com, 954-725-6112

We understand the unique needs of physicians, other healthcare professionals, clinics, surgical centers and hospitals. As your strategic partner, APS will customize your insurance coverage to best manage your needs. We can provide a complete package to include medical malpractice, legal defense insurance, regulatory and cyber insurance, and workers compensation and commercial insurance coverage tailored for physicians and healthcare providers. It is our ability to assess your risks and obtain insurance at the most favorable rates, while delivering them with unmatched personal attention and unparalleled service that remains our trademark asset. For more information call 866-551-9805 or e-mail info@advancedprofessional.com.


IWD Marketing

IWD Marketing
Brian Simmons ’00, Managing Partner
www.iwdmarketing.com, brian@iwdmarketing.com, 561-392-0783

IWD Marketing - A Boca Raton Interactive Marketing Agency offering Web Development, SEO, Search Marketing, Web Programming and Graphic Design. Founded in 1998, IWD Marketing is one of South Florida’s most experienced, and well-respected marketing and design firms that has helped local and national businesses develop their web presence. We are fully dedicated to our clients’ needs and combine cutting-edge technology, visual design excellence, and superior customer service into each and every project. Alumni Offer: $100 in Google Ad Credits with any new Search Marketing Campaign or 6 Months Free Hosting with any new Web Development. Call or visit www.iwdmarketing.com.


Cleaning Services


PuroClean of Boca Raton

PuroClean of Boca Raton & PuroClean of Sunrise
Michael Greenstein '06, Managing Director
www.puroclean.com/pde-fl, mgreenstein@puroclean.com, 954-233-1100

When disaster strikes your business or home, contact PuroClean and we will take care of it. Managing Director Michael Greenstein and his team of professionals know how difficult it can be to deal with damage from fire, water, mold, or biohazards. You don’t want to take chances with your property — so trust the experts. PuroClean has a proven track record of experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and established relationships with local insurance providers and other partners in the South Florida area. Our recovery systems have restored thousands of homes and businesses nationwide. Call us 24/7/365. Thank you!


Communications and Technology


KM&M International, Inc.

KM&M International, Inc.
Keith McLaughlin, President
www.KMandM.com, KMMINTL@bellsouth.net, 954-341-9113

KM&M International, Inc. is an independent telecommunications consulting company headquartered in South Florida. KM&M offers global complex wide area data and voice communications network consulting with the focus for clients in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region. The company, an AT&T Premier Solution Provider, was established in February 1999 providing regional businesses, both U.S. and foreign based, with AT&T network designs, pricing, contracting and implementation services that meet their data and voice communications needs. Keith McLaughlin, President, has more than 45 years in the communications field with 30 years of that time concentrated in the CALA region.




A Little Knight Music
Ted Knight ’74, Owner
www.tedknight.com, knightmusic@bellsouth.net, 561-498-8866

Ted Knight leads bands for weddings and parties all over Florida. The World's Smallest Big Band uses two horns, The Ted Knight Orchestra uses four, and The Ted Knight Big Band is the real thing, 16 to 20 pieces strong. Each of these bands can play pop and rock as well as jazz and swing. Ted also leads Crosswind, featuring rock, reggae and country, and doubles as a DJ. He still plays with musicians he met in the FAU jazz band.


Financial Services


IWD Marketing

New York Life Insurance Company
Darren W. Auster ’87, Financial Services Professional
www.DarrenAuster.com, dauster@ft.NewYorkLife.com, 561-479-4700

As with most other things in life, the key to achieving your long-term financial objectives is planning. Your goal may be to fund your children's college education, protect your family during your working years, or guarantee your own retirement security. These things won't happen by accident. It's important to determine what you'd like to achieve financially and then map out a strategy that will help you meet those goals. The good news is that it's never too late to start, and we are here to help.


Financial Trust

Financial Trust Asset Management, Chartered
Arno O. Mayer ’85, Founder & President
financialtrust.net, amayer@financialtrust.net, 561-391-8188

Arno O. Mayer, CFA, CFP, President of Financial Trust Asset Management, has been providing investment advisory services since 1986. Arno earned his B.A. in Finance from FAU in 1985 and has also earned the following designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1989 and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1999. He founded Financial Trust Asset Management in 1989. Financial Trust Asset Management is a fee-only state registered Investment Advisory firm specializing in quantitative investment management. Clients utilizing his firm’s services include foundations, endowments, pension plans, and high net worth individuals as well as other non-affiliated advisors, broker-dealers, and institutional investors.




Tax Resource Center
Mike Mathews ’07, Owner
facebook.com/TRCincometax, taxresourcecentercoralsprings@gmail.com, 954-341-1110

Tax Resource Center is located in the Ramblewood Square shopping complex in Coral Springs. It is your one stop for all of your tax needs. We handle all types of tax preparation, tax resolution, bookkeeping, starting up a business for you, tax representation and notary services. Now accepting credit cards. Current students and alumni, please mention FAU when you come in!



Financial Trust

FARE Accounting Services, LLC
Sharon Ringnalda ’06, President
www.fareaccounting.com, sringnalda@fareaccounting.com, 954-993-8734

FARE Accounting Services, LLC, is your preferred accounting and professional services firm located in South Florida. Whether your business is large or small, private or public, our team of experts can provide the resources and solutions you need to get the job done right. We believe in efficient and affordable services in order to promote the growth of new and/or small businesses. Our multifaceted company was established to offer the best in customer service handling all your accounting and business consulting needs. To speak with an experienced member of our staff, simply contact us at your earliest convenience.



Financial Trust

Ribotsky, Levine & Company, CPAs
Elliott Starman ’79, CPA and Managing Partner
RibotskyLevine.com, ewscpa@RibotskyLevine.com, 305-895-0202

For 32 years, Ribotsky, Levine & Company has provided personalized tax, accounting, auditing and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Elliott Starman, our managing partner, joined us in 1982 and led the Firm to outstanding recognition. RLC is now a peer-reviewed member of the FICPA and AICPA and often ranked one of the Top-25 CPA firms by the South Florida Business Journal. Elliott is our liaison to the Alliott Group, a prestigious worldwide alliance of independent accounting and consulting firms. Contact him and get a close analysis and professional consideration of your needs from a fellow Owl!


IWD Marketing

Kris R. Wall ’01, Associate Vice President/Investments
www.stifel.com/fa/kristopher-wall, wallk@stifel.com, 561-615-5332

Kris has been providing full-service investment planning and investment management services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations for over a decade in the South Florida area. He works with his clients on a one-on-one basis to determine their needs, risk tolerance, and life goals and design a comprehensive investment plan to help them pursue their financial goals. To attempt to achieve this, he utilizes stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, managed money, alternative investments, college savings plans, retirement plans, options, insurance, and annuities.



Health & Well-Being



IWD Marketing

Nussentials Corporation
Bonnie Halperin ’74
www.nussentials.com/bonnie, bonnie@nussentials.com, 561-213-5999

Nussentials is a health and wellness company committed to giving millions, making millions and feeding millions. Our mission is to dramatically advance the physical, emotional and financial well being of people all over the world through innovative products, financial opportunity and unprecedented charitable giving.


Adv Dentistry

Advance Dentistry South Florida 
Kelli Carter Taller '06 and Richard J. Staller, D.D.S., owners 
www.ad-sf.com,   Kelli@ad-sf.com, 561-213-5999

Advanced Dentistry South Florida is a full service dental practice located in Delray Beach that provides all dental care in one relaxing location.  If you are in need of emergency care, regular cleanings, a checkup, dental implants or a brighter smile, we are happy to become your dental home.  With 4 general dentists and 5 dental specialists, we provide comprehensive dental care for all of your needs.  We are also pleased to provide Botox therapy for both cosmetic and jaw pain.  Proud to be the FAU Athletics Team Dentist!  Contact us for current Owl Discounts.


IWD Marketing

The Wisdom Way LLC
Monique Jackson ’15
www.thewisdomwayllc.com, wisdomwayllc@gmail.com, 954-2983-4332

The Wisdom Way is the solution for personalized companion case and non-medical assistance for older adults, seniors, and people with medical conditions. At The Wisdom Way we are passionate about caring for our clients and understand that choosing a home care provider is a decision of trust, confidence, and credibility. The importance of caring for you or your loved one is of utmost priority to us and we are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each individual we serve.


Legal Services


IWD Marketing

Anthony J. Horky, P.A.
Anthony J. Horky ’94, Owner
www.horkylaw.com, ahorky@horkylaw.com, 561-989-3206

Business law and litigation law firm that provides business owners with personalized legal services from the boardroom to the courtroom. Efficient and cost-effective representation in the areas of business formation, contract preparation and transactions, commercial real estate and real estate litigation, landlord-tenant leasing and evictions, business torts and contract disputes, and construction law and lien enforcement. Whether you are a startup or an established commercial enterprise, call today to find out how we can help you with your business legal needs.



IWD Marketing

Law Offices of Stephen Orchard
Stephen Orchard ’98, Attorney
www.orchardlaw.com, info@orchardlaw.com, 561-455-7961

Law Offices of Stephen Orchard specializes in personal and corporate bankruptcy, foreclosure litigation and/or foreclosure defense, short sale representation, and loan modifications, as well as a variety of civil litigation matters including real estate, business, contract, and construction lien litigation. Additionally, the firm offers continued support throughout the rebuilding process such as keeping your home, new home purchase, new business venture, or rebuilding credit. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION so you can begin your path to financial freedom.



IWD Marketing

Race For The Arts
Mary Birch ’96, Executive Chairman of the Board
www.RaceForTheArts.org, webmaster@RaceForTheArts.org, 561-301-9391

Race for the Arts in conjunction with Arts for a Complete Education is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for arts programs in Palm Beach County Schools through sponsorships and a running and walking event. It is our goal to increase audiences and support students in music, drama, dance, photography and other art programs. Additionally, we sponsor an annual student art contest. At the event, students perform along the race route and on stage, and student artwork is displayed for the community to enjoy. Schools that participate are the schools that benefit; please see our website for opportunities.






The Roman Guy

The Roman Guy
Sean P. Finelli ’08, Owner & Co-Founder
https://theromanguy.com, info@theromanguy.com, 888-290-5595

The Roman Guy is a tour company specializing in Rome & Colosseum tours, Vatican tours, Venice tours, Florence tours, as well as a Italy Trip Planning service. We have offices in Florida as well as Rome, Italy.