“If you want to go quickly go alone. If you want to go far go together.” - African Proverb
“If you want to go quickly go alone. If you want to go far go together” - African Proverb
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FLO-OPS L.L.C.
Giovanni’s interest in education began during his undergraduate career at the College of the Holy Cross. He studied abroad and interned as a math teacher at a middle school in Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon graduation, Gio moved to Milwaukee to teach 2nd grade Math and Spanish to an underserved community in the South Side of Milwaukee. Being a first-generation college graduate, he always remembers how much his single mother emphasized the value of education. This fueled his drive to share the keys to success with younger generations. Gio strongly believes everyone should have the proper resources to succeed in higher education, regardless of their background.
During his graduate certificate program in Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, Gio realized how much he was lacking in organizational skills.Every class was filled with vital information that kept falling through the cracks. Drawing circuits and trying to understand the professor at the same time became overwhelming. While prepping for a class one day, he glanced over all the information in his syllabus, and it was at that moment, in 2014, that the concept of FLO-OPS arose. In late 2019, FLO-OPS was officially established, and is now on course for product launch.
Upon finishing at Santa Clara University, Giovanni was hired by Japanese Lens and LED Manufacturer, Moritex. After working there for 2 years, he then joined Adams Corp, a full automation supplier of robotics, machine vision, and pneumatic and hydraulic power units for OEMs. He is currently working as a District Sales Manager for a US manufacturer, providing solutions for municipalities in Florida and the Caribbean.
Giovanni holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Spanish from the College of Holy Cross. Gio has a passion for community involvement and participates regularly in community service initiatives with the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation.
Marketing Director of FLO-OPS L.L.C.
Born and raised in Woodbridge, VA. From her first pre-k recommended reading list until now, she has always had a passionate love for learning.
It wasn’t until starting her undergraduate career and hearing the stories of grade schools all over the US that she learned her meaningful and cherishable academic journey was not at all common experience. Upon realizing this, she developed an inclination toward mentoring and encouraging excitement for education amongst both her peers and younger generations.
From elementary school through college, Lindsi played a variety of sports, but landed on running. She moved to Florida in 2010, being awarded a full-tuition academic scholarship and recruited on athletic scholarship to run cross country and track for the University of Miami. Lindsi explored pursuing a minor in education, taking a course in pedagogy, but ultimately focused on her degrees in Motion Pictures and English. Following her undergraduate studies, Lindsi interned for a year with a Florida production company, working on a variety of projects from commercials to reality TV pilots to music videos. Transitioning from the internship back to being a full-time student, Lindsi continued her education through a dual-enrollment program with Florida International University and Miami Ad School. Through this 2-year program, she studied Global Strategic Communications and Creative Copywriting, with the goal to be fully equipped to write engaging and strategic copy and commercials for developing businesses. Lindsi’s deep-rooted athleticism has preserved her heart to always root for and help the underdog.
Currently, Lindsi still resides in Florida and works full-time creating video content for a sports supplement company in Boca Raton. Lindsi is serving as the marketing director for FLO OPS and is excited for an opportunity to provide students with a resource that can transform fulfilling and memorable educational experiences from a rare phenomenon to the expected standard.
Lindsi holds a B.S. in Communications from the University of Miami, an M.S. in Mass Communications from Florida International University, and a Certificate in Creative Copywriting from Miami Ad School.
Lindsi’s works with an international volunteer group ASEZ (Save the Earth from A to Z) and practices the organization’s motto as her personal life mission as well: “Let us become one and save the world from the beginning to the end.”
Dereck Rovaris, Jr.
Attorney and General Counsel of FLO-OPS L.L.C.
Was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a large family that placed a high value on education. His love for learning led him to study philosophy and history at Tulane University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2013. After graduating, Dereck studied Digital Design and Media Arts at Tulane‘s School of Continuing Studies before applying and getting accepted to study law at Santa Clara University, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. While studying at the SCU School of Law, Dereck decided to take on a dual degree program, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at SCU’s Leavey School of Business. While managing his coursework in the two separate schools, on top of his various internships and jobs, Dereck recognized the vital role that Learning Management Software tools play in students’ academic achievement, either crippling them or propelling them to success.
Dereck completed his studies at Santa Clara University in 2018 earning both his MBA and Juris Doctorate. He then moved back home to New Orleans and worked as a practicing attorney for about one year before opening his own general practice law firm, Rovaris Law Group, LLC, in 2019. Dereck has worked with FLO OPS since its inception and is responsible for its corporate governance, draft agreements, and managing its various legal matters.
Chief Financial Officer of FLO-OPS L.L.C.
Was born in Ghana but raised in Newark NJ. As an immigrant and child of immigrant parents, there was always strict emphasis on the power of education. His father would always quote Nelson Mandela stating “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. As citizens of the world, Ken believes it is all of our responsibility to continue educating ourselves and the younger future generation. And now with the advancement of technology, educating oneself and learning is becoming convenient.
Ken Graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Economics. Ken has since held various roles within the financial services industry. Ken enjoys mentoring and being a motivational speaker for the future generation.
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