Logo for University of Florida’s 2018 Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. was named to the University of Florida’s 2018 Gator100 during a ceremony Feb. 2 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

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.

Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. was ranked 48th with a CAGR of 46.47%.

Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. is a personal injury law firm with offices located in both Joplin and Columbia, MO. Since the firm’s founding in 1997, Charlie Sticklen and Shelly Dreyer have received over $100 million in settlement judgements for their clients. With a support staff of five, Sticklen & Dreyer provides personalized customer service to clients throughout Southwest and Central Missouri. Founding partner, Charlie Sticklen, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1988. Both Charlie and Shelly Dreyer are graduates of the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO. In addition to being named to the 2018 Gator100 list, Sticklen & Dreyer, P.C. was also named to the Law Firm 500, a list of the top 500 fastest-growing law firms in the country, for the second year in a row.

“It’s quite an honor and very humbling for our firm to be listed among this distinguished group of University of Florida alumni. I doubt I could have been a part of this accomplishment were it not for my undergraduate experience at the University of Florida combined with my legal education from the University of Missouri.” – Charlie Sticklen, founding partner and University of Florida alumnus.

“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 Oct. 1, 2017, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more in 2014. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:

  1. Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2014, through Oct. 1, 2017; or
  2. Served as company’s chief executive from Jan. 1, 2014, through Oct. 1, 2017; or
  3. Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2014, through Oct. 1, 2017.

View the full list of Gator100 honorees at gator100.ufl.edu.