About the College

The Bellinis: Passionate About Giving Back

Arnold F. “Arnie” Bellini is the co-founder and former CEO of the Tampa software development company ConnectWise. Bellini started the company with his brother David in 1982, before personal computers were on every office desktop.

Over four decades, the business created technology and business platforms that revolutionized IT support and managed services. Bellini earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the USF Muma College of Business in 1982. Today, he is CEO of Bellini Capital. He also serves on the college’s Executive Advisory Council. He is an avid endurance swimmer and was the first person over 50 to swim the English Channel in 2013.

Lauren Bellini graduated with a marketing degree from USF. The couple have two sons, Arnold IV and Peter. Peter Bellini is in the MBA program at USF.

After Arnie Bellini sold ConnectWise in 2019 for a reported $1.5 billion, he and his wife’s focus shifted to philanthropic efforts. He believes the best way to ensure student success is to offer internships while they are students.

The Bellini Center for Talent Development builds on that philanthropic spirit by establishing a program to streamline the internship process and create a pipeline of talent.