FRED PARRISH Son of a Marine veteran, Fred Parrish is Founder and CEO of The Profit Experts, an affordable CFO service that helps small business owners improve their profitability and cash flow. He is also creator of The Profit BeaconTM, a new app that provides predictive analytics to help businesses make smart and timely decisions,…

MEMBER Born in Guangzhou, China, Jim served as an enlisted U.S. Marine later becoming a presidentially decorated Marine officer. Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jim’s corporate experience includes GM’s Packard Electric Division and PepsiCo. Since 1988, Jim has worked in entrepreneurial ventures in management consulting and technology exploration and application. Jim and his…

STEPHANIE BROWN, MSP Founder and CEO of The Rosie Network, Stephanie is a member of the DoD Office of the Assistant Secretary, Spouse Ambassador Network and a founding affiliate partner of the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) with other founding companies Disney, USAA, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and American Express, among others. CVOB’s…

CLAUDE BURNS, USN Claude Burns is an Oakland-based serial food and beverage entrepreneur whose companies have been featured in Fortune, Food and Wine, Urban Daddy, and Liquid Bread. Now as CEO of Office Libations, a corporate refreshment service, and Ale Tales, a specialty bottle shop with multiple locations, Claude currently employs 15 people who have…

TERESA DAVIES, USN Spanning both public and private sectors, Ms. Davies has a depth of experience in business development, sales strategy, client advocacy, and operations management, driving results and strengthening customer loyalty. Teresa served most recently as Head of Department, Program Development & Implementation for DNV GL, a global energy and sustainability consultancy. As Senior…

KAREN DROSKY Karen Drosky is VP of Human Resources at SoFi.  She has 20 years of broad experience in human resources, including talent acquisition, organization development, business partnership and executive coaching. She joined SoFi in July 2015. Prior to joining SoFi, she held human resources management positions at Logitech, Yahoo, Intuit and the University of…

JIM H. KEFFER, USAF Since his retirement, Major General Jim H. Keffer has started his own small business consultancy. He brings his tremendous leadership, small business experience and desire to help veterans to Veteran Program. General Keffer retired in November 2015 as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) where he served as the…

BOB LEET, USN Bob Leet is Vice Chair of Presidio Bank, located in San Francisco. Beginning at Wells Fargo Bank in 1964, his commercial banking career spans over 50 years. Bob has served in numerous domestic and international capacities in his banking career, including as CEO for two San Francisco-headquartered community banks. Before beginning his…

MICHAEL MALONE, USMC Mr. Malone is an experienced senior software executive who has specialized in managing and growing leading edge technology companies. Previously CEO of Gryphon Software Corporation and COO of Stellcom Technologies, he is also founding President of the San Diego Software Industry Council. Since 1999 Mike has been assisting venture capitalists and angel…

CHRISTOPHER STARLING, USMC Chris Starling retired from the Marine Corps as a Colonel with 26 years of service as an infantry officer, completing ten overseas deployments including three combat tours. His post retirement work has been focused on the veteran community. Currently he is the Executive Director, NPower California, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the…