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The Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) is a transformational program for Service Academy graduates who are building businesses. Our podcast features entrepreneurial success stories from the Service Academy community (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy). To learn more, please visit: www.sabmgroup.com.
 
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“All of this is very easy to do if you form a relationship with a firm like ours very early because we can crawl with the business, we can walk with the business and then run with the business as it goes from the idea phase to the startup phase to the growth phase…depending on where you are and how mature your business is, you can always reevaluate…
 
“I think a lot of us as entrepreneurs need to hit that home run in the beginning, early. We just need to get something and we’re going to crush it. But it’s those singles and doubles, and winning those little by little, getting one client. Making them very happy with your service, or your product, then doing it again and again.” - Freddie Kim (USMA…
 
“If you want to build resilience in kids, the first rule is to take them into an unfamiliar environment…and the second rule is to plan it in a stepwise way meaning plan, discuss, do and then revisit the shared memory together….We built this curriculum for a ship out of a need, but this isn’t just a Navy thing this is something that everyone can ben…
 
“My personal mission statement in a phrase is to eliminate the civilian-military divide in the country…what we bring with us as veterans, those underlying soft skills are precisely what today’s corporate leaders say they desire for success for their businesses in the marketplace.” - Matt Louis (USMA ‘91) Matt Louis is a leading expert in career tra…
 
“Once you start thinking about residual results, meaning you do something once that will pay you in perpetuity, then things change in your life. I try to do more things to create these residual results because that gives you so much more capacity, autonomy, and control over your time.” - Kirby Atwell (USMA ‘05) Kirby Atwell started his first full-t…
 
“I think all of us who left the Academy know how to adapt and learn in often a rapid, stressful environment. I think that’s the hallmark of Academy grads…all of us have learned the skill of learning how to learn. Part of it is having the confidence to know you have that skill.” - Niv Caviar (USAFA '90) Niv Caviar is the CEO of Spine Ovations, Inc.,…
 
“We want to be the dominant player in professional education and usher in an entirely new era of professional education. We want to be the medical education platform for a mobile generation.” - Christ West (USMA ‘88) Chris West (USMA ‘88) is the Chief Operating Officer of ConveyMed, the number one app for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that agg…
 
“Grittiness and the ability to wear multiple hats simultaneously are the two areas that I see as being big lessons from my time in the military and that have carried over and proved true in spades as the leader of an early-stage startup.” - Matt McBride (USNA ‘06) Matt McBride is a dynamic healthcare leader that has spent the last decade guiding ea…
 
“Being the leader of a business is sometimes a lonely spot to be in whether you’re leading 10 people or 1000 people. The ability to have someone else to lean on and ideate with, to have conversations with and to think about the next steps with is really important. The more you understand about yourself, the better and more effective you will be as …
 
“Almost 80% of the buyers' journey is not attributable. We focus on the 20% that is. Our recommendation is also to focus on the dark funnel, where that 80% are feeding and getting their thought leadership from.” - Matt Bolian (USMA ‘11) Matt Bolian is the Co-Founder of RevPartners, a company that designs, builds and executes revenue operations to s…
 
“My formula is 1) develop your relationship with God, 2) when you make big decisions, seek advice from those who are wiser than you, and 3) act. Action says I’m prepared to accept the risks and any consequences associated with this decision. This kind of mentality will help you move forward in any area of your life.” - Burnie Lund (USNA ‘03) Burnie…
 
“Not having a paycheck for the first time in my life and taking a jump into the unknown was scary as hell, but honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more fulfilled in my career since making that decision. I was thinking, this feels great…I’m having a blast. For the first time in my life, it opened my eyes to the fact there’s a different way of liv…
 
“What I discovered, which is the most important message of everything we're saying, is that you have to become an authentic person. An authentic person knows who they are, you have discovered your gifts and powers, you have forgiven those that have wounded you, healed the wounds, you are trusting your intuition, you're confident, you're courageous,…
 
“There have been times through the years when I've had a complex relationship with my experience of going through the ups and downs of being a student at the Naval Academy. But now, at this point, I would say that for the last 10 years of my professional journey in particular, it's explicitly no question that my experience in the military has been …
 
“My belief is not what the business is, but in people, that’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my career is teaming up with the right people.” – Henry Russell (USNA ‘03) “I’m a true believer that the strength of your ally determines the strength of your outcome. It’s never about me, it’s the team that we put together and about the people who are o…
 
“Our priority is to do well while doing good…Diversity says there's a difference between one person and the next. Inclusion identifies the value of that difference. That's what we need for our veterans, that difference needs to be valued by the civilian marketplace, and it needs to be harnessed so that the collective can be better than the individu…
 
“I just want to double down on the idea of letting go…you have no idea how quickly the universe will deliver what you want if you get out of the way. What’s the beam of light that you want to stand under? Don’t block it! It’s important to have goals. Be true to what you actually want to achieve, don’t place any filters on it, write it down, and let…
 
“If you want to find a way to transition out, it's possible, right? It's possible but it really starts with knowing what you want…just because you're not a commander doesn't mean you're not a leader. You can still find other ways to lead…there's so much opportunity in the civilian world, to still make a difference and influence people in a positive…
 
Ryan Martin (USMA ‘11) is a West Point graduate and Co-Owner of Fulfillment CO, a personable and startup-friendly fulfillment center in Colorado Springs, CO. Concurrent to Ryan's military career as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, which includes two combat deployments to Afghanistan, Ryan handles all new client outreach, software integrations, and onb…
 
Frank Scappaticci is a U.S. Army veteran and full time real-estate professional and partner with Gray Line Investments. Over the past five years Gray Line Investments has become successful in single family and small multi family investing and completed over 100 deals. The company now focuses the majority of their attention on self storage facilitie…
 
Scott Leishman (USMA ‘77) has over thirty years of experience in B2B sales and marketing. After working for West Point Association of Graduates as Assistant Director of Career Services, Scott decided to buy a shipping and freight franchise with his son. InXpress is an international shipping and freight consulting firm and authorized sales partner f…
 
“My whole goal, whoever I coach or whoever I’m working with, is clarity. I want you to have clarity about where you’re going…I help people get better at what they do.” -Gary Slyman (USNA '81) Gary Slyman (USNA’ 81 ) is President and Founder of Great Transitions Strategies, a Leadership Consulting and Coaching practice with the mission to empower in…
 
“The most important thing you know is what you don’t know…we present opportunities to people. We look at the law, we look at the code, and we say here’s something you could do that will have this impact.” - Geoffrey Dietrich (USMA ‘00) Geoffrey Dietrich (USMA ‘00) is a full-time Managing Partner of Cantley Dietrich, PC, a national boutique law firm…
 
“The goal of this program is not to give you a checklist of things you have to do in ten days, the goal is to shift the way that you’re showing up so that your reflexive self becomes your best self...You can’t un-see the perspectives that you create as a result of what you do through Madefor. You’re going to see things a little bit differently and …
 
“Networking is not what you can get, it's what you can give. If you’re willing to give and to give over time and to give without an ulterior motive, then more than likely if you need something it will be available in the network that you’ve established already because you gave first.” - Kymberli Speight (USAFA ‘87) Kymberli Speight (USAFA ‘87) is p…
 
“Abandon the fantasy of, hey, I’m going to get to this level and have everything figured out. That’s a dangerous mindset to have because you should always be trying to get better and learn more and keep pushing yourself...don’t have the grass is greener mentality. The comparison game will kill you. It’s always a grind and I have utmost patience and…
 
“It’s great to get together with like-minded individuals to discuss the things that bring us together and certainly, the vetrepreneur community that we’re part of is something that’s growing and thriving...we wanted to create a fund that addressed the veteran network because we know how veterans have this incredible ability to execute and get thing…
 
“When starting a business, subject matter expertise makes all the difference and it gives you credibility.” - Simone Zacharias, USAFA ‘12 Simone Zacharias is an Acquisitions Officer in the U.S. Space Force and COO and Co-Founder of GoBeagle, Inc, a company that helps business owners conquer corporate compliance by helping them keep all their legal …
 
“I am extremely happy...waking up and going to work everyday is fun. The "Sunday Scaries," those feelings you get before going back to work on Monday, are gone. It’s fantastic.” -Beth Sutey (USMA ‘07) Before leaving active duty military service, Beth Sutey served in Italy, Afghanistan and Iraq. Following active duty, Beth worked for Amazon.com in T…
 
“I always struggled to fit into a mold...people in Africa didn’t want to fit me into a mold, they wanted to know who I was. There was no mold to fill and I really held onto that. I saw the impacts of having genuine conversations with people with no expectations or knowledge on either side of who the other person was or who they were in the past. Th…
 
“For me, the greater the challenge, the more fun it will be.” - Scott Chesson Scott Chesson (USNA ‘84) is a highly experienced finance executive with over 20 years of experience as the CFO of several small to medium-sized businesses. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a mathematics degree, Scott served as a Surface Warfare Officer an…
 
“We work with people who are unwilling to accept that life is going to be boring...people who want to go out and grow together, to be excited, to make things an adventure, to look at the next challenge as a mountain to climb rather than a drudgery to push through. We’re looking for people who want to be better leaders, who want to show up more auth…
 
“What would you do if you knew you would not fail? Fail as many times as you need to be successful. You only fail when you quit.” - Randy Wimmer (USNA ‘91) We’re so excited to have Randy Wimmer (USNA ‘91) on the SABM podcast today. After 10 years of active duty military service, Randy launched his first Federal Government contracting company from h…
 
“Instead of thinking about re-growing hair, we’re helping men to embrace and accept hair loss. Our mission is to empower the bald and balding to live their best lives through our online community and we’ve created a skincare routine around that...I struggled with losing my hair and created MANTL,Inc. to help men through that process.” -Pete Ricci (…
 
“Nothing will ever feel as good as striking someone out in front of 40,000 people, but helping new clients realize what they can accomplish for their families with the financial resources they have and seeing the look of relief and amazement on their faces comes pretty close.” - Mitchell Harris (USNA ‘08) In this episode, we discuss: How Mitch bala…
 
“It’s a specialty field, but if you can find and understand the risk, you can find the potential value to capture on a real estate purchase...I heard it described as a bond investment wrapped in real estate and I resonate with that. There’s consistent cash flow securitized by the credit of the company and there’s a lot of value in that because ther…
 
“Sometimes old rules are the best...be nice to your friends, treat people well, and if there’s someone you want to meet, provide them with value." - Jason Williscroft (USNA '95) Jason Williscroft is a U.S. Navy veteran and Founder and CEO of Tribify, LLC, an enterprise-grade, AI-enhanced data management system that leverages the power of social net…
 
Joe is a financial attorney and co-owner of ASR Alternative Investments with over 20 years of experience in both the legal and financial industries. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, Joe was commissioned and served as an A-10A Thunderbolt II fighter pilot and was stationed in the Unit…
 
Hersh Rai and Nick Vu (USNA ‘19) have set the record for the youngest Academy grads on the podcast! Hersch and Nick are both active duty in the Navy, stationed in Hawaii and Florida, and are partners in RaiVu Capital, a real estate investment firm that invests in multifamily real estate and mobile home parks. In this episode, we discuss: How they g…
 
Click here to register for the Real Estate Investing Accelerator 2.0 Discovery Webinar on Saturday, September 18th! “People love the content, the fact that it’s military and action-based...I care about helping people get closer to their goal of financial freedom. That’s it. The results people have attained has skyrocketed because of how the course …
 
“I’m really passionate about understanding as much as possible and sharing as much as possible on what it takes to be successful as a small B2B business owner...whether you’re a client or not. It’s a tough job and we’re here to guide B2B business owners through the process.” -David Wuensch (USMA ‘77) Following graduation from West Point, David serv…
 
“If you can get the right tools behind you and understand where your vision will take you, there are no limits to what you can do.” - Greg Martin (USAFA ‘98) Greg Martin (USAFA ‘98) is a Principal at The Enginuity Group in Charlotte, North Carolina where he provides boutique M&A services including buy-side advising, sell-side advising, business sca…
 
I want to share our story. Our goal is to help you figure out what your next step is. I’d love to hear from you and connect, not only with the real estate side of things, but also if you’re interested in RV living, mountain biking, or traveling around America the Beautiful.” - Victor Thompson (USAFA ‘07) Victor Thompson (USAFA ‘07) is a lifestyle e…
 
David Duncavage (USMA ‘75) joins us on the podcast with a background very different from many of our previous guests. David was a linebacker on the West Point football team and an infantry officer before he became a Trappist monk. He then joined the corporate world, working in companies that developed cutting edge technologies. David is now an exec…
 
“This deal reinvigorated me. Being part of the Real Estate Accelerator gave me a new focus where I applied what I learned to go after what I wanted.” - Jeff Quinn (USAFA ‘93) “This is the best deal I’ve ever been part of. Action is the number one thing that separates the dream from reality...seize control of your fear and plow forward.” - Buddy Rus…
 
Ty Rose (USNA ‘06) is a Managing Director at Oaklins Capital Alliance, a leading international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financial advisory firm. In his role as Managing Director, Ty focuses on working with business owners to capitalize on acquisition opportunities. In this episode, we discuss: The typical process Oaklins walks business ow…
 
John Schwartz (USMA ‘86) is the Founder and President of the Center For Combating Elder Financial Abuse. His Center is focused on reducing elder financial abuse by providing innovative detection and prevention solutions. Prior to establishing the Center, John served his country for over three decades in the Army and FBI. In this episode, we discuss…
 
Dan Yokoyama (USMA ‘05) is a commercial insurance broker with Clarke & Sampson, a company focused on helping business owners mitigate risk. Although Dan never dreamed of being in the insurance field, he has become very passionate about helping business owners protect their businesses with commercial insurance. In this episode, we discuss: His tips …
 
Chase Hobby (USNA ‘07) is the Co-Founder of VRB Labs, a CBD company focused on optimizing physical and cognitive performance. Coming off active duty, Chase and his business partner Evan Seale (USMA ‘10) joined forces while at Wharton Business School to create a company focused on creating a clean, safe, and effective CBD product for elite military …
 
Brendan Aronson (USNA ‘12) is the Co-Founder and CFO of Paintru, a company that turns photos into custom paintings. Through their network of artists, Paintru makes it easy to turn your most cherished moments and memories into a work of art. In this episode, we discuss: His moment of clarity that led him to bet on himself as an entrepreneur How Pain…
 
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