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by Kelsey Moscater
Friday, Feb. 28, 2015
DEAN CARAVELIS HONORED WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL ALUMNI AWARD
UCF alumnus awarded by alma mater
Orlando, FL – Dean Caravelis, Principal and Chief Marketing Officer of Blezoo, LLC, received the Entrepreneurial Alumni Award at the 16th Annual Business Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet on Feb. 26, 2015.
The UCF College of Business presents this award to UCF alumni who “exemplify commitment, vision, calculated risk-taking, and growth potential. In their professional career, this person demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity and overcomes obstacles.” Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA from the UCF College of Business, where he started his path to success.
Dean has achieved this award by making strides in his professional and personal life. He founded Blezoo in February 2008 – a time of economic distress worldwide. Despite the odds, Dean led the company to exceptional success. Blezoo’s unique, yet innovative promotional marketing and branding platform has grown an extensive client list and continues to increase its sales by over 40% each year.
Outside the office, Dean is involved with several local non-profit organizations, including the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association where he sits on the board of the Central Florida Chapter. Dean, a 2013 Jefferson Award winner, also gives back to his alma mater through service. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the UCF Alumni Association Board of Directors, is a member of the President’s Circle and is active within the UCF College of Business Alumni Chapter Board.
Dean is excited and honored to have received the Entrepreneurial Alumni Award. His many accomplishments guarantee continued success for himself and his business, Blezoo.