Meet Michaela Cerce

Michaela Cerce has served as Centauri's Business Analyst since 2016. In this role, Michaela is required to run daily, monthly and quarterly reports, test and monitor system issues, build new reports and assist with claims updates and surveys. 

Michaela earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management in 2013, followed by an MBA in 2016 from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She also earned her Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designation earlier this year.   


Her dedication and positive attitude provide support to our company as a whole. "One of Michaela's many great attributes is that she approaches everything with positivity and dedication. The Centauri team is made better by her inclusion," said Jimmy Boyle, Business Analyst Supervisor. 

She is known more famously around Centauri's corporate office for her phenomenal (Gluten-Free) baked goods. It's only natural that as a little girl her dream job was to be a baker. She loves giraffes, Bon Jovi and can turn any spreadsheet into a work-of-art. 

From this spotlight, we hope you get to know a little bit more about Michaela!



What is your favorite thing about your career?

I like that there’s usually always new data and projects to work on. Also, I enjoy the people that I work with – it makes coming to work fun!

What motivates you to work hard?

Meeting goals and deadlines by finding new and creative ways to figure out projects motivates me to work hard because I have a tangible result at the end that gives me a feeling of accomplishment.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

After watching countless episodes of Island Hunters on HGTV, I am convinced that I could make the island life work… with endless margaritas readily available.

What is your biggest fear?

A world with no gluten free snacks.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Purchasing my own condo this past year here in Sarasota is something that I am very proud of accomplishing.

What makes you laugh the most?

My family & friends, witty jokes, and shows like The Office, Schitt’s Creek, and Impractical Jokers.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I have always had a love of baking, so I wanted to be a pastry chef, which is why that is one of my favorite hobbies.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

I would work a day at Charm City Cakes with Duff Goldman, one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Basically, any Bon Jovi song would make the karaoke song list!

How would your friends describe you?

I think my friends would describe me as kind-hearted, organized, and considerate of others.

What's the bravest thing you've ever done?

Jumping out of a plane to go skydiving with one of my best friends is one of the bravest things I have ever done in my life.