Speaking Topics:
I frequently speak, teach & write about:
Beating the Odds: 5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success
CEO’s Roles & Responsibilities - Rapid Growth Companies
Venture Capital Dealmaking
Reverse Engineering a Successful Exit Event
Capital Stacking - Get more than just Cash
Fast Track Your Venture Capital Fundraising
Innovation in the DOD Sector
Business Strategy from the United States Marine Corps

Recent Awards:


Best Advocate for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Oct 2018 | San Diego, California


Upcoming Events:
Let’s chat at an upcoming event:


President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation

Volunteer Recognition Day Luncheon
April 8, 2019 | Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego


San Diego Startup Week 2019

Over 4,000 entrepreneurs, 150 workshops, and a full week of fun!
May 27 - June 2, 2019 | Downtown San Diego


27th Annual Medical Device Conference

Medical Device Conference hosted by Wilson Sonsini
June 21, 2019 | Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Veterans in Media & Entertainment:
Writer’s Room Roundtable:

Resume Download Link

Past Events:


USD Veteran Leadership Roundtable

Committee Chair - Success Metrics
Sep 2018 | Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice


Reverse Engineering an Exit Event

Co-Hosted with Dave Berkus
Dec 2018 | Live webinar

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Adapting Military Lessons to Build Outstanding Startups

2018 | San Diego, California

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Veteran Entrepreneur Resources Workshop

2018 | San Diego, California

“On the Edge” with Jeremy Glaser at Mintz Levin

Feb 2017 | Del Mar, California


"On the Edge” with Mintz Levin

Oct 2018 | Del Mar, California


Recent Presentation Materials:

Playbook, blog, Investor Readiness Scorecard, Exit Readiness Scorecard, Industry Weather Report
SmartMoney Exit Report

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Silvia Mah
Ty Smith
Brad Palm
Rocky McMurray