Frank Territo started his college career at St. Petersburg College, a full-time student who was also working full-time as a technician for Firemaster, a fire suppression system and equipment franchise based in Clearwater, FL.

He soon graduated from Pasco-Hernando Community College with a 4.0 grade point average and was recognized as PHCC’s “Honor Graduate,” a designation given to the student with the highest grade point average in the graduating class.

In 2009, Territo launched his own small business.  Three years later, he has been able to see how his business studies, particularly in the areas of accounts receivable and accounts payable, play out in the real world.

After transferring to USF, he immersed himself in the USF community without allowing his focus on academics to wane:  he currently has a 3.99 grade point average.

Territo is president of Tau Sigma National Honor Society at USF (an organization for transfer students) and leads the USF Council of Honor Societies.  He is a member of the Council of Transfer Advocates and currently serves as a teaching assistant for Business Statistics II.

Last summer, Territo served as an intern with Ballast Point Ventures.  He was responsible for providing a steady supply of prospective companies for investment review by the partners at the firm, gathering accurate data about prospective companies, and making recommendations based on Ballast Point Venture’s investment criteria.