From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $6 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, Shark Tank, Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. He continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. This industry leader, best-selling author, and ground breaking entrepreneurial expert has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.
Grant Vermeer is the Founder and CEO of Academy Insider. Grant graduated from the Naval Academy in 2017 with a degree in Cyber Operations and is now an active-duty officer in the Cryptologic Warfare Community.
Shane McCarthy is the chief marketing officer of Sandboxx, a platform that supports almost 2 million service members and their supporters throughout their military journey via content, technology, & products enabling the military ecosystem to thrive. Shane has lead a full array of enterprise marketing and business operation teams, building foundations that enable companies to scale for growth.
Rich is a former Marine Corps Aviator turned entrepreneur. Rich has found his purpose in interviewing the executives at large companies to discover their values, beliefs and who they truly are as people so that we can all get to know these individuals as human beings and not just CEOs.
Charlynda Scales is a dynamic motivational speaker, brand ambassador, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt’s Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan’s Farms’ 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest.
She is a Clemson University graduate, with a degree in Aerospace Science and Business Management. She also holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership.
She started the company Mutt’s Sauce, LLC while she was still serving on active duty in the military.
Jason is honored to be the Founder and Executive Director of Warrior Rising as well as the CEO of Mission 6 Zero and author of Deliberate Discomfort: How U.S. Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.
He strongly believes in servant leadership, the art of determination, and the power of storytelling.
Jason is married to his wife Elizabeth, and together they have a little girl named Claire Jane and a boy, Jackson Jason.
Jason enjoys traveling, the history of the Roman Empire, supporting DC professional sports teams, and helping veterans find their purpose again through Warrior Rising.
Since 2011, Ms. Hall has served as Chief Executive Officer of Centurion Military Alliance (CMA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based transition assistance program designed to train, prepare and educate our nation’s transitioning military, veterans, family members and caregivers.
Considered a force-multiplier for DOD-TAP, CMA’s multidisciplinary integrated curriculum (co-authored by Mrs. Myers) is built upon a foundation of holistic health and well-being which underpins and further supports three core societal pillars: Educational Attainment, Financial Literacy, and Vocational Proficiency.
Dedicated to the cause. Empowered by my past. Driven to make a difference.
Boeing executive, US Army veteran and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Passionate about supporting the veteran community by focusing on education, transition planning and career development. Proven public speaker communicating the lessons of leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity.