Innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in operations, finance, and business development with a proven ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom-line.


A dynamic talent with more than 20 years of senior executive leadership experience. Combines astute strategic, business, and financial skills to best effect. A proven ability to solve complex challenges, working with incomplete information in extremely high-pressure environments. Extensive experience translating long-term vision and strategy into actionable plans and specific direction to diverse, cross-functional teams. A results-oriented problem solver – reversing negative trends, controlling costs, maximizing productivity, and delivering on multi-million dollar projects that have increased efficiency, effectiveness and quality of life for his teams. Core qualifications include:

  • Risk & Budget Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Staff Training & Development
  • Change Management
  • Enterprise & Culture Building
  • Strategic Analysis & Planning
  • Effective Communication & Messaging
  • Innovative Program Development
  • Detailed Operational Planning & Execution
  • Complex Negotiations
 

Directed implementation of $500M in programs supporting resiliency of 67,000 forces and their families


Synchronized a team of 500+ Instructors optimizing performance of 6,000 + students annually


 Worked operations in over 70 different countries. Led simultaneous operations disaggregated by thousands of miles


Supervised 1,700+ personnel, a $95M budget and 42,000 acres with over 35 facilities


Led 400 + personnel conducting over 900 + Special Operations throughout Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom


 

We've developed and delivered Team Building and Leadership training for the following individuals & organizations:

  • Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft
  • Dennis Washington, CEO Washington Co
  • SIGGRAPH Conference
  • Bank One Corporation & Morgan Stanley
  • YPO Groups X
  • Gem Seal Pavement/Oldcastle
  • University of Alabama Football (2 x National Champions) 
  • Florida State Football (National Champions)
  • Auburn University Football (SEC Champions)
  • Baltimore Ravens (World Champions)
  • San Diego Chargers & Dallas Cowboys
  •  USC Tennis (4 x National Champions)

United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Tampa Bay, FL | 2013–Present

Director, Preservation of the Force & Families Task Force (POTFF-TF)

  • Managed $500M effort. Led two Legislative Proposals to change current law to better support requirements

  • Worked directly with 40+ members of the United States Congress to ensure resources and support

  • Directed a network of 1,000+ doctors, trainers, and family program coordinators to reach all program goals

  • Developed and implemented a Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) plan to monitor and validate program results

  • Refined human performance master plan for over 20 large scale construction projects

  • Developed and provided ongoing support for a Transition Management Program for retiring Special Operators

Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWCEN) San Diego, CA | 2011 - 2013

Deputy Commander

  • Managed curriculum development and safety for over 80 training courses and 6,000 + students annually

  • Directed the “pipeline” to create Navy SEALs, Sniper School, Free-fall Parachute School and all High Risk Safety training

  • Provided training capability briefings to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congressional Delegates, Senior Foreign Military Leaders, and over 100 other state, federal, and foreign government leaders

  • Team leader negotiating land use for critical training - multi service/agency challenge - environmental impact mitigations

 

Naval Special Warfare Group One San Diego, CA | 2009 –2011

Deputy Commander - *Assigned Commander for seven months while acting Commander was deployed

  • Briefed U.S. Vice President, SECDEF, and other key foreign policy officials on battlefield operations and challenges

  • Implemented a resiliency development program - efforts raised morale, readiness and effectiveness

  • Awarded the mark of Outstanding during Inspector General’s Command Assessment – commended for this result

  • Received the San Diego Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Military Honoree Award

  • Managed 10 Component Commands, 112 special assistants, and an extensive training range network, synchronizing efforts to man, train, and equip 1,700+ SEALs and support personnel conducting special operations around the globe

 

Special Operations Task Force - West Fallujah, Iraq | 2008 –2009

Commanding Officer

  • Established four new forward operating bases in remote regions of Iraq

  • Successfully targeted over 125 known terrorists and improved regional stability in critical regions of Iraq

  • Developed and implemented new aerial surveillance capability, effort improved battlefield effectiveness

  • Led 400 personnel; routinely briefed senior military and governmental leaders from the US and Iraq

  • Developed and implemented Third Location Decompression (TLD) stop in Germany. Effort improved service members’ ability to seamlessly reintegrate with their family upon return from combat

 

SEAL Team FIVE San Diego, CA | 2007 - 2008

Commanding Officer

  • Ranked #1 Commanding Officer on West Coast

  • Task organized and trained 200 personnel to deploy to combat around the world

  • Implemented 1st ever Combat Support Unit fusing operations, ordnance and supply into one cohesive team

 

United States Special Operations Command Tampa Bay, FL | 2004 - 2007

Operations

  • Planned and executed 57 intricate trips around the world for the Commanding Officer (a position leading 50K+ personnel) to meet with Heads of State, political leaders, ambassadors, business leaders, military leaders and combat units

  • Night Chief of Operations for Task Force in Afghanistan – tracking and ensuring battlefield requirements were met

  • Led a Strategic Planning Team of 125 personnel developing a classified operation plan against global terrorist organizations

 

SEAL Team EIGHT Afghanistan | 2001 – 2002

Task Unit Commander

  • Led 50+ personnel conducting full-spectrum special operations in Afghanistan

  • Key leader developing operational plans to surge into Afghanistan in response to 9/11

  • Trained three Carrier Battle Groups to conduct Maritime Interdiction Operations

 

Colombian Embassy Bogota, Colombia | Puerto Rico | Panama | 1998 – 2001

Plans Officer | Operations Officer

  • Led 150 personnel with $20M budget planning and executing operations throughout South America/Caribbean

  • Routinely briefed both US & Colombian Ambassadors, Deputy Chief of Mission and other key leaders

  • Worked alongside all US Agencies and the Colombian Government ensuring program readiness and effectiveness

University of Michigan | ROSS School of Business 

Executive Education: Leadership & Judgment


National University 

MA, Business & Organizational Management


University of Delaware 

BS, Financial Management