UCF – Industry Speaker and Student Q&A Panel

Featured Industry Speaker: Benjamin Patz, Managing Partner, DeepWork Capital

Presentation title: “How to Build a Flying Vacuum or A Career in Engineering”

Mr. Patz’ brief biography:  Prior to starting DeepWork Capital, Mr. Patz was Chief Operating Officer for Presidio Networked Solutions, a multi-billion-dollar Information Technology solutions provider.  He joined Presidio through the acquisition of Coleman Technologies, Inc. in 2009, the firm he co-founded and ran as CEO.  At CTI, he grew sales to $250M while staying active in technical pursuits such as leading the UCF/CTI team to the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge, an autonomous vehicle competition.  Mr. Patz has also been the principal investigator on several   SBIR grants relating to the application of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks to control systems.  He has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MSEE degree from the University of Central Florida.  He was Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for Florida in 2002 and received UCF’s Professional Achievement Award in 2016.


This event also featured Flit-Path students, who have already secured full-time jobs, offering their insight and advice to other students who are currently applying and interviewing with firms for full-time positions upon graduation. Six FP students volunteered to speak to their fellow students and their comments were greatly appreciated by all in attendance!