Ever wondered what Navy SEALs, fighter pilots and other elite veterans do once they leave the military?
They go job hunting, just like everybody else looking for a new career. Except special operators and fighter pilots have spent on average 10 or more prime income earning years out of today’s offices and businesses and inside of combat units that demand all of their time, leaving no room for post-military career exploration until their separation is upon them; finding their place in the civilian world can be as big a challenge as anything they have faced in training or in combat.
Elite Meet was founded in 2017 to connect these elite veterans with high quality employment opportunities.
EM puts the work in upfront, vetting and prepping their members, so Hiring Partners don’t have to. To keep this service free, EM Hiring Partners who successfully hire and onboard an EM member will be asked to give a standard, tax-deductible donation after three months of successful employment.
Companies that are given recruiting access to Elite Meet members have been selected into our Hiring Partner program (apply below), have become one of our sponsors (sponsorship button below) or both.
Director of Outreach
San Diego native. Reformed corporate shark and road warrior. 25 years C-Level sales and marketing w/ Fortune 100 companies. SDSU Aztec. 20 years with my better half. Rescue kitty.
Director of Recruiting
160th SOAR Pilot. CA born, southern raised. Started flying helos at 16. Father. Husband. Horse Stable Owner. MBA in Project Management. Pursuing Pharmaceutical Sales in Nashville.
Director of Mentorship
Green Beret. Project Manager in the Telecom Industry. Hoosier living in New England. Studied Arabic in Oman. Father. Travel Enthusiast. Improving my BBQ skills day by day.
F/A-18 WSO turned South Carolina Police Officer. IT Undergrad and Diplomacy Grad. Grilling, woodworking, hunting, and outdoor enthusiast. Georgia DAWGS addict.
Job Team Program Manager
Green Beret. NYC based. AI & Machine Learning biz dev. Home cook and history fan. LA native. Citadel & Penn State MBA grad. Active local VFW member. Catholic father and husband.
Navy SEAL. Raised in San Diego but call Utah home. B2B Tech Sales. UC Berkeley Master’s in Data Science. Love crunching numbers, BJJ novice, avid snowboarder, reformed weightlifter. Integrity. Humility. Commitment. Faith.
Air Force CCT. Texas based. Air Force Academy grad. Avid reader and aspiring author. CrossFit affiliate owner. BJJ novice. German Shepherd dog dad. Proud father. Grateful husband.
NYC based filmmaker. Lived in MA and HI, a contrast that gives him a unique perspective and voice. Massachusetts College of Art and Design grad. Rock climber. Snowboarder. Adventurer.
Navy Veteran and 10 year Corporate Recruiter turned entrepreneur. Founded Military Talent Partners to empower businesses across the US to hire more veterans and military spouses into meaningful careers. Mentor to military talent. Career planning and discovery coach. WVU alum. Bunker Labs launch lab accelerator. Wife. Mom.
Job Team Mentor
CFO/COO, consulting/problem solver to small/emerging markets. Deloitte alum, mentor startups, work for VC's/PE in portfolio companies. Born and raised Detroit area, in Florida for 21 years (Melbourne). Run, swim, surf, SUP, boxing/Muay Thai. Married 31 years to HS girlfriend, three kids (25,22,17). Father lives next door, 93, WWII Army Sgt. Bronze Star V, 102nd Infantry.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder, SalesCollider | Executive Coach, Elite Meet
Startup Sales Leader turned Executive Coach. San Francisco-based super connector. Has launched or worked with the sales teams at AdRoll, InVisionApp, Asana, KeepTruckin, and mentors 200-300 startups per year at startup accelerators around the world. Has given talks at University of Chicago, Singapore Management University, and tech companies such as Adobe, Lyft, and LinkedIn.