Our Team

A Dedicated Group of Professionals and Patriots


Chairman, The Folded Flag Foundation
Executive Chairman, Fidelity National Financial
USAF Veteran

After receiving his B.S. degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Foley served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of captain. He received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University and earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from the University of Washington School of Law. From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Foley practiced law in Phoenix, and focused primarily on corporate and real estate law. Following his legal tenure, Mr. Foley became affiliated with FNF. Through strategic acquisitions, Mr. Foley led FNF to become one of the largest title insurance companies in the nation. Today, Mr. Foley serves as Chairman of FNF, FIS and Black Knight.

Mr. Foley devotes time to many educational and community organizations. He serves as an advisory board member for the University of Washington School of Law and on the Florida Forum Advisory Board for the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Mr. Foley is also a member of the Dean’s Council and an Endowed Chair of the William Foley Chair in Corporate Law & Taxation at Chapman University School of Law. In 1997, he was chosen as Orange County, California’s Business Person of the Year, honored with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Semper Fidelis award and inducted into the Florida Council of Economic Education’s First Coast Business Hall of Fame in 2006.

Mr. Foley and his wife, Carol, are active philanthropists for many causes, especially those in support of children’s education. Mr. Foley serves as a trustee on the boards of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. His additional professional directorships include Winter Sports, Inc.; Remy International, Inc.; Ceridian Corporation; Fidelity Newport Holdings, LLC.; and J. Alexander’s LLC.

Vice Chairman, The Folded Flag Foundation
Senior Vice President, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services
Army Veteran

Fred Schremp is Senior Vice President at CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. Mr. Schremp has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry and an in-depth knowledge of employee benefit plan pricing and structures. Mr. Schremp was previously one of the founders and President of Multiple Benefit Services, Inc. from 1992 to its sale to CBIZ in 2011. Prior to that he was Vice President of Southeast Group Operations for Lincoln National Life; President, Lincoln National Health Plan (HMO); and Director, Preferred Plan of Georgia (PPO). Mr. Schremp earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of California. He served as an Officer in the U.S. Army in Europe, Vietnam, and the United States, during which time he was Airborne and Ranger qualified and was awarded the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars.

President, The Folded Flag Foundation

John Coogan has served in the non-profit & technology sectors for over twenty years and offers experience and expertise in strategic fundraising planning, fundraising infrastructure management, donor operations management, and program services management.

Throughout his non-profit career, Mr. Coogan has been involved in the successful solicitation of millions of dollars in charitable gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations; and in the design and deployment of critical fundraising and program delivery systems for a variety of charitable organizations.

Mr. Coogan is highly committed to veterans and military families, having served in the past as Executive Director for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and as Director of Technology & Fundraising Infrastructure for Wounded Warrior Project.

Mr. Coogan holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master's degree in Business Administration and Information Systems Management from the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business. He recently completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University, and is a strong proponent for delivering collective and effective impact to the veteran and military family community.

Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Mr. Coogan served in various technical leadership roles with Pricewaterhouse Coopers  and VERITAS Software Corporation, among other organizations.

Secretary, The Folded Flag Foundation
Chief Legal Officer,
Fidelity National Financial

Peter Sadowski is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of FNF. As Chief Legal Officer, he manages FNF’s legal department, consisting of more than 600 attorneys, paralegals and support personnel.

Mr. Sadowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, and came to the United States at the age of 14. He received a B.A. degree from St. Louis University in 1976 and his law degree in 1978 from St. Louis University School of Law.

After law school, Mr. Sadowski served as Assistant Attorney General of Missouri under John Ashcroft, who became the U.S. Attorney General under President George W. Bush. In 1980 he joined the Stolar Partnership, a law firm in St. Louis, where he became a partner in 1984. In 1996 Peter formed his own firm, Goldberg, Katz, Sadowski and Stansen.

Mr. Sadowski joined FNF in January 1999 and works from its headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

Treasurer, The Folded Flag Foundation
Executive Vice President of Finance, Fidelity National Financial

Richard (Rick) Cox serves as Executive Vice President of Finance at Fidelity National Financial. In his role he overseas financial reporting of portfolio investments, supports mergers and acquisitions, and manages the company’s taxes.

Rick joined Fidelity National Financial in March 2000 as Vice President of Corporate Tax. Prior to joining Fidelity, he served as Senior Tax Manager for Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for annual tax compliance, tax consulting, staff development and client relationships/business development.  Before that, Rick worked as a Tax Manager for KPMG and as a Tax Accountant for Farmers Insurance Group.

Rick is Chairman and President of Angel Mission, a ‘non-profit” assisting families in need with distressed children, and serves as the Chairman and CEO of Wine Decadence. Wine Decadence was founded in 2014 and is committed to offering world-class wine and cheese that provide opportunities for its customers to learn about and sample wine in a fun, social environment.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University in 1994.

Chairman, FIS Global

Frank Martire is Chairman of the Board of FIS since January 1, 2017. FIS is a fortune 500 company and has over $9 billion plus in revenue and 56,000 plus employees.  This appointment comes after serving since 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer, following the company’s acquisition of Metavante. From January 2015 through December 31, 2016, he was appointed Executive Chairman of FIS. 

During his time with Metavante, he served as Chairman of the Board of Metavante Technologies, Inc. and as CEO for Metavante Corporation, the principal subsidiary of Metavante Technologies, Inc.  Martire joined Metavante Corporation in January 2003 as President of its financial services group and was named President and CEO in April of that year.

Prior to that, Martire served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Call Solutions, a Waukesha, Wisconsin-based acquirer and integrator of specialized, one-to-one marketing services companies. This followed his role as President and COO for the Financial Institution Systems and Services Group at Fiserv, Inc., where he led a group that served banking, credit union and mortgage service providers. During his tenure, he grew annual revenue from approximately $110 million to more than $650 million, serving clients in over 90 countries through operations in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Asian-Pacific Rim.

Martire joined Fiserv through a merger of Citicorp Information Resources, where he served as Chairman and CEO. He joined the Citicorp unit through its merger with National Sharedata Corporation in 1983, where he was responsible for managing eight facilities management operations in the Midwest.

Community Leadership
Martire holds a variety of leadership roles in the community and serves on the board for several organizations. Recently, he was the Chairman of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Northeast Florida for two years, as well as a member of their Board of Trustees.  Also, he chairs the J Alexander’s Board and serves on the Baptist Health Board of Directors and Mayo Clinic Florida Leadership Council.

In Milwaukee, Martire was Chairman of the Aurora Health Care Board, served on the Children's Hospital Foundation Board, the Greater Milwaukee Committee and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. He also participated on the Business Advisory Council of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. Currently, Martire is Chairman of the board of his alma mater Sacred Heart University and Chair of the Executive Committee in Fairfield, Conn.

Awards and Designations
In 2007, Martire was named by Bank Technology News to its "Innovators' Hall of Fame." In 2012, Martire was awarded the Betty Boyer Leadership Award by the Jacksonville American Diabetes Association. In August 2013, he was named by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of their “Ultimate CEOs.”   

Martire graduated from Notre Dame High School, holds a master's degree in finance from the University of New Haven, Conn., and a bachelor‘s degree in economics from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

Martire has been married to his wife Marisa for over 47 years, has 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren.  

CEO, Black Knight, Inc.

Tom Sanzone is the CEO of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a premier provider of software and data and analytics to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate and capital markets verticals. As CEO, Tom is responsible for the company’s overall vision and direction, as well as management of Black Knight’s offerings for many of the nation’s largest lenders and servicers.

Tom has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Black Knight (formerly known as Black Knight Financial Services), Tom was Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm's commercial financial services business. Tom also held senior-level positions at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Salomon Brothers.

In 2015, HousingWire recognized Tom with its HW Vanguard Award, and the Jacksonville Business Journal selected Tom for its Ultimate CEO award. In 2016, Tom was also recognized by Ernst & Young as EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Florida (Technology Category). Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hofstra University, which presented him in 2014 with the Alumnus of the Year award.

CEO, ServiceLink

Chris Azur is the CEO of ServiceLink, responsible for the overall performance of the organization and support for its leadership in the mortgage services industry.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Chris served as President of ServiceLink and was instrumental in ServiceLink’s growth and positioning as a leader in the mortgage services industry through his focus on customer expansion and product innovation.

Before being appointed President of ServiceLink, Chris served four years as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibilities for valuations and title and closing operations in both the loan origination as well as default services markets. Prior to joining ServiceLink, Chris served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ATM Corporation since its establishment in 1993.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration with dual concentrations in business administration and international business from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in administration of justice from the University of Pittsburgh.

Executive Vice President, FIS Global
Navy Veteran

Michael P. Oates is corporate executive vice president, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for FIS. In this role, Oates manages the legal support provided to FIS and its subsidiaries. This includes corporate governance, SEC and other regulatory compliance, contracting, litigation and general legal advice. Oates also serves as the chief human resources officer for FIS and, as such, has overall responsibility for the recruitment, retention and development of our global work force.

Oates has more than 16 years of experience in the human resources arena. Before joining FIS, Oates was vice president of Human Resources for Florida Rock Industries, Inc., in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to his work for Florida Rock Industries, he previously held positions as director of Labor Relations for CSX in Jacksonville, and as a partner at the law firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va., where he specialized in labor and employment law.

Oates also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he was a deep sea diving and salvage officer aboard the USS Reclaimer (ARS 42). Oates holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a juris doctorate from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was named to the Order of the Coif.

Former Commander
Army Materiel Command

Paul J. Kern, GEN, US Army (Ret) is a Senior Counselor with The Cohen Group. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AM General from August 2008 through January 2010 and is currently a Director with Exelis and iRobot Corporation, and a member of the CoVant Board of Managers.

General Kern retired after almost 38 years with the US Army as the Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command. The command of more than 50,000 personnel has worldwide responsibility for supply and maintenance support to the Department of Defense, manages the Army depot system, and conducts research for all the ground and rotary wing equipment.

Since retiring from the Army in 2005, he has held the Class of 1950 Chair for Advanced Technology at West Point, was a Vice President for Battelle, and a Director on the Anteon and EDO and ITT boards.

GEN Kern graduated from West Point in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He holds Master Degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He was a National Security Fellow at the J.F. Kennedy School, Harvard University and is currently a member of the Defense Science Board.  He has a unique career which blends technical expertise, combat operations, program management, policy development, and advisor to senior political leaders.

Former Commanding General
U.S. Army Europe

General Montgomery C. Meigs, U.S. Army (Ret.) is Visiting Professor at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin.  From January 2010 to July 2013, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) from January 2010 to July 2013.

During a 35-year career in the U.S. Army, General Meigs served as Commander, U.S. Army Europe (1998-2002). For the first year of that assignment, he also served as Commander of SFOR, NATO’s peacekeeping force in Bosnia. During this year, U.S. Army Europe and MITRE developed Blue Force Tracker. In addition, he commanded the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and was Commandant of the Army’s Staff College (1997-1998). During his tour he revised the Staff College’s leadership curriculum and oversaw the writing of the Army’s leadership manual. He also led the 1st Infantry Division in its deployment enforcing the Dayton Treaty in Bosnia (1996-1997).  He commanded the Iron Brigade of the 1st Armored Division in Operation Desert Storm and at Medina Ridge.

General Meigs’ decorations include the Department of Defense’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Bronze Star with “V” Device, and the Purple Heart. He received a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree and a doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Former Commanding General
Army Korea and Forces Command

Thomas Allen Schwartz is a retired United States Army four-star general who commanded the United States Army Forces Command from 1998 to 1999 and United States Forces Korea from 1999 to 2002.

He was commissioned in the infantry following graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1967. He served as a platoon leader and company commander with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry in Vietnam from August 1968 to October 1969. In addition to Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, Schwartz has also commanded III Corps and the 4th Infantry Division from October 1993 to November 1995. Schwartz holds Master degrees from Duke University and the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Ranger School, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, and the Armed Forces Staff College.

In 2004, Schwartz became chairman of the board of directors of the military Child Education Coalition an organization co-founded by his wife Sandy and other military spouses. He sits on the advisory board of Azbell Electronics.

Former Seabee Advisor to CNO

Michael W. Shelton, Rear Admiral (Ret.) retired as Chairman of EMCOR Government Services in 2014. Before joining EMCOR Group, Mike was president of Burns and Roe Services Corporation. Prior to that, Mike spent over 34 years in the Navy, rising to become the senior officer in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. His final assignment was on the Chief of Naval Operation’s personal staff as civil engineering/facilities advisor.

Mike’s naval career spanned six command tours involving all facets of the Navy’s facilities and construction forces in virtually every armed forces operational area.  He commanded a Seabee battalion, regiment, and brigade; a Navy Public Works Center, and the Navy’s largest Engineering Field Division. He is a veteran of two “in country” tours in Vietnam, supporting the U.S. Marines during the Tet Offensive and the Joint Special Operation Forces.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and in management from the University of Arkansas.

Assistant General Counsel, Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Army Veteran

Randall M. Pais graduated in 1967 from the U. S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree with a JD degree in 1974 from the University of Tennessee College of Law elected to the Order of the Coif and Tennessee law review.  He is a member of the Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina and Washington state bars all by written examination.  Mr. Pais has over 42 years-experience in the legal profession with Exxon and Enron and from 2007 to present as Assistant General Counsel for Kinder Morgan, Inc.  There he provides advice for litigation, permitting and constructing natural gas and liquid pipelines in the United States.  After graduating from West Point, Mr. Pais served the Army in Field Artillery as an Airborne and Ranger qualified officer from 1967 to 1971 and in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 where he was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor and two other Bronze Stars.  He subsequently served in for 26 years in U.S. Army Reserve attaining the rank of Colonel receiving 2 Legion of Merits. From a community perspective, he was appointed by the Texas State Bar President to serve from 1995 to 2002 on the committee which writes the ethical rules for attorneys in Texas.  From 1990 to 2005 he served as Trustee, West Point Associations of Graduates and continues to serve as an emeritus member of the Board; from 1982 to present as a West Point admission representative for the Military Academy as well as Vice President of the Class of 1967 for past 25 years. More recently he has served as a community advisor to the U. S. Army’s Houston Recruiting Battalion and a member of Houston Mayor’s Veterans initiative.  In 1983 Mr. Pais was also selected as a Regional Finalist for a White House Fellowship.

Chairman, HomeNurse, Inc
Co-Founder, Top Level Design, LLC
Army Veteran

Peter Brual has over 24 years of experience in managing and leading startups within the healthcare, auto, loan, entertainment and technology sectors. He is the Chairman of HomeNurse, Inc., a leading provider of home care in the state of Georgia with over 1,500 employees.  Peter is also Co-Founder and Managing Member of Top Level Design, LLC, a 2 year old startup that is bringing .wiki and .ink address to the internet.  The company is also an applicant for several other top level domains to include .blog, .group, .gay, .design, .style, .art and .llc   Peter served as Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Home Health, Inc. , a startup, Medicare certified home health agency, and led the sale of the company to Georgia Baptist Hospital, now known as Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC).

Peter holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and earned a MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  Peter served in the U.S. Army infantry where he attained the rank of Captain and earned airborne, air assault and ranger qualifications. Peter is an Endowment Guardian with the Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County Foundation, Florida and a founding member of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, a benefactor of the Bryan Brothers Foundation in Camarillo, California and past nominee for the Merrill Lynch/Ernst Young Entrepreneur Award.

Managing Partner, PS 27 Ventures
Marine Veteran

James B. Stallings, Jr. is a Managing Partner of PS 27 Ventures, a private investment fund focused on technology companies. Mr. Stallings is also the co-founder of SmartBox, a healthy snack vending company. From 2009 until his retirement in January 2013, Mr. Stallings served as General Manager of Global Markets in IBM Systems and Technology Group. Prior to this, Mr. Stallings served in a variety of roles at IBM since 2002, including general manager, Enterprise Systems, IBM Systems and Technology Group. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Stallings founded and ran E House, a consumer technology company, and prior to that, Mr. Stallings worked for Physician Sales & Services, a medical supplier. From 1984 to 1996, Mr. Stallings worked for IBM.  

Mr. Stallings has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, including leadership roles in business management, strategy and innovation. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a Marine veteran.  Mr. Stallings has served as a director of FIS since April 2013.

President, The Folded Flag Foundation

John Coogan has served in the non-profit & technology sectors for over twenty years and offers experience and expertise in strategic fundraising planning, fundraising infrastructure management, donor operations management, and program services management.

Throughout his non-profit career, Mr. Coogan has been involved in the successful solicitation of millions of dollars in charitable gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations; and in the design and deployment of critical fundraising and program delivery systems for a variety of charitable organizations.

Mr. Coogan is highly committed to veterans and military families, having served in the past as Executive Director for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and as Director of Technology & Fundraising Infrastructure for Wounded Warrior Project.

Mr. Coogan holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master's degree in Business Administration and Information Systems Management from the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business. He recently completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University, and is a strong proponent for delivering collective and effective impact to the veteran and military family community.

Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Mr. Coogan served in various technical leadership roles with Pricewaterhouse Coopers  and VERITAS Software Corporation, among other organizations.


Director of Strategic Partnerships

Tim has served in the non-profit sector for more than 10 years developing collaborative and impactful community partnerships, creating and managing organizational strategic plans, innovatively meeting the budgetary needs of expanding programs, developing and managing internal infrastructures, and cultivating diverse and multicultural donor pools. During his career, he has successfully raised millions of dollars for various charitable causes and organizations.

Mr. Mullin previously served as a Director for the USO in Las Vegas and Executive Director for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. For both 24-hour nonprofit organizations, Mr. Mullin managed the day-to-day operations, oversaw and implemented new strategic plans, exceed fundraising goals, and increased programming.

Born and raised in the Las Vegas valley, Mr. Mullin graduated from Green Valley High School before earning his Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Furthermore, Mr. Mullin is a strong believer in giving back to his local community. He is a Co-Founder and Past Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Southern Nevada. In 2014, Mr. Mullin was elected to the National Board for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), a national movement to develop emerging leaders to advance a diverse and powerful social sector. YNPN currently has more than 50,000 members in 45 chapters across the United States.

Mr. Mullin also serves as an Honorary Commander at Nellis Air Force Base, a member (and past Chair) of the City of Henderson’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Advisory Committee, a Class 3-2013 graduate of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy, a 2015 Graduate of the FBI Las Vegas Field Office Citizen’s Academy, and is an active advocate and graduate (Class of 2010) of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Las Vegas program.

Community Engagement Manager

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Operations Manager

Tom grew up in a veteran family and previously worked for Florida Blue and American Express in sales and operations for 14 years.  In 2015 he also worked with Army and National Guard reservists in Florida as a member of West EFX conducting combat simulation exercises.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.


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Michelle Kersch is Chief Marketing Officer for Black Knight, Inc. She is responsible for all branding, advertising, media relations, special events, companywide internal and external communications, and other marketing-related activities. Prior to her position with Black Knight, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Lender Processing Services. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Florida. Michelle has also earned the designation of Accredited Public Relations professional.


Managing Partner
Dietrich Partners

Marc Kutter has led companies in the software, analytics, captive, insurance, employee benefits, financial services, and healthcare industries as an executive in various strategy, business development, and operational roles ranging in size from early stage start-ups to large corporations.

In addition, Marc proudly served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. He served in the 10th Mountain Division and the 82nd Airborne Division in the Middle East, Central America, and the Balkans.

Marc earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Marc also serves on several early stage boards mentoring entrepreneurs and giving back to the community by working with several non-profit organizations.


Founder & Managing Partner
Cool Mellon

As Managing Partner of CoolMellon, Greg Anderson is responsible for developing and executing the business development strategy to attract borrowers to the site; and source, screen, and conduct due diligence on borrowers. He brings more than 20 years experience in all aspects of the real estate development industry.

Greg is member of the Texas Association of Business and the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. He is a graduate of the Austin Technology Incubator Work Shop.

Greg earned a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy.

U.S. Navy


Vice President of Residential Lending
Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.

With over 15 years of experience in every aspect of the mortgage business, Craig strives to help others buy homes and manage their current mortgage debt. His goal is to assist new, current, and past clients to have an exceptional experience while buying or refinancing their home. His experience helps him navigate the complex mortgage environment and provide the best options for clients' needs.

Craig works with Realtors, accountants, financial advisors, builders, and attorneys to assist their clients. His thorough and detailed process allows him to assess and put clients into the correct loan program for their needs whether they are first-time homebuyers or savvy real estate investors.

Relationship Manager
Lenox Advisors

Chief Investment Officer
AZA Capital Management

Christopher Recker serves as Partner and Chief Investment Officer for AZA Capital Management.  His experience includes employment at InterOcean Capital LLC, UBS O'Connor, New Millennium Hedge Fund, and Deloitte & Touche.

Chris is a former United States Army Captain, and holds an MBA from Kellogg School at Northwestern University, a Masters of Public Policy (Economics and Finance) from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Engineering and Physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Vice President, Financial Advisor
Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Darryl is a Financial Advisor responsible for providing investment and wealth planning advice to individuals and families and their trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and pension plans. In conjunction with Bernstein Global Wealth Planning and Analysis Group,

Darryl provides counsel to clients and their professional advisors on a variety of matters, including tax and estate planning, multigenerational asset allocation, individual and corporate retirement planning, and the sale of closely held businesses. Bernstein Private Wealth Management is a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC is a member of FINRA and is a subsidiary of AllianceBernstein L.P.

Senior Counsel
Loeb & Loeb LLP

Andy Smith is a patent attorney based in the Chicago office of Loeb & Loeb, LLP.  There, he focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with a specific emphasis on patent prosecution and licensing in various technologies including computer software and mobile applications, green technologies including advanced diesel engine ignition systems, Internet business solutions, and beer brewing technologies.

He is also co-founder of Ten Ninety Brewing Co. in Glenview, IL, and served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army.  Andy holds a B.S. in Military History from West Point and received his law degree as well as a Masters in Computer Science from DePaul University.

Greater New York City Area

Managing Director
AB Asset Advisers

Mr. Bang is an investment management executive with experience in fund management and client relationship where he successfully launched and built an investment firm. As Founding Managing Partner at Drexel Hamilton Investment Partners LLC, an SEC registered investment management firm, he was responsible for forming the business, overseeing the general management of the firm to include sales/marketing, investments, operations and sub-adviser relationships. He successfully launched an equity long/short Hedge Fund and six Mutual Funds (US Equity, Global Equity, Asia Pacific Equity, European Equity, Multi-Asset Real Return and Active Treasury) and served as the President of the Drexel Hamilton Mutual Funds.

Mr. Bang was the Fund Manager for the Drexel Hamilton Multi-Asset Real Return Fund (ticker: DHMUX), an active asset allocation fund. Throughout his career he held leadership responsibility for operations, business development and portfolio management. His experience includes public equity, hedge fund and private equity products. He was Senior Vice President at Shinhan Investment America, where he covered hedge funds and mutual fund managers in North America.

Prior to joining Shinhan, Mr. Bang was a Relationship Manager at AIG Global Investments working with institutional clients invested in Private Equity and HF products. Previous to AIG, he was a Client Portfolio Manager at GE Asset Management (GEAM) pension group where he oversaw $2.5 Billion in institutional clients’ investments in global and international equity portfolios. Mr. Bang managed client relationships at GE Equity’s start-up private equity group, Venturemine.com prior to GEAM. He began his financial services career at UBS investment bank in international equity, having transitioned to the financial services industry after serving six years in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Captain.

Mr. Bang is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. degree and also received an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. Mr. Bang currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vancro Inc. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Senior Supervisory Resident Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

As Senior Supervisory Resident Agent, Jim DiOrio leads all investigation involving allegations of Public Corruption, Financial Frauds, Securities Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Civil Rights, Government Fraud, Violent Crime, Terrorism, and Human Trafficking amongst other White Collar Crimes in all of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

He partners with all County and Local Law Enforcement Partners as well as the United States Attorney to investigate and prosecute violations of Federal Law. Serves as Program Coordinator for all of New Jersey's Civil Rights and Human Trafficking Investigations.

Jim also serves as Program Coordinator for New Jersey's International Human Rights efforts including violations of Genocide, Child Soldiers and International War Crimes.

Founder and CEO

Ben Sandford is a combat veteran United States Army Special Forces Officer who commanded a Special Forces A-Team and performed duties in multiple US embassies in the former Soviet Union.

After leaving military service, Ben managed several hundred million dollars annually in semiconductor sales & development funding from the world’s largest cell phone, satellite phone and tactical radio makers. As CEO of Sarantel USA he led global sales, marketing and business development teams in a satellite antenna company which developed into a globally recognized brand with 80% share of the US defense industry for battlefield navigation. He has recruited and mentored sales teams in both start-up and NASDAQ 100 Technology Companies.

Ben is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies and has a Master’s degree in International Affairs w/ a concentration in Finance and Business from Columbia University. He lives on the upper west side of Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.

CW Consulting

Conan is a senior executive with an exceptional record of growth and achievement in the insurance and reinsurance industry. A results-focused executive with an entrepreneurial and creative mindset, Conan has been consistently recognized for his leadership abilities exemplified by his building and staffing successful international reinsurance franchises with strong revenues and profits. Conan is currently President of CW Consulting which provides a diversity of advisory services to insurance / reinsurance companies, brokers, and investors in the areas of management / leadership, organizational effectiveness, strategy, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, staffing, product evaluation, portfolio management and hedging.

Prior to CW Consulting and up until the end of 2015, Conan served as Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton USA, the US insurance subsidiary of the Hamilton Insurance Group in Bermuda. Recruited to lead the start-up of this new, cutting-edge, technology-driven insurer, Conan built, staffed and drove growth from scratch to automated property and casualty underwriting in 30 states (E&S) and 15 admitted states in 18 months. Conan put the business on track to generating ~$150M in 2016 and also spearheaded the acquisition and licensing of two insurance companies ($14M deal) serving as building blocks for US operations.

Earlier, Conan was a founder of Validus Holdings in 2006, serving as Validus Reinsurance’s first Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), followed by promotion to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CUO, Conan led his team in building a portfolio of over $1.2B of global property and specialty reinsurance. As CEO, Conan was instrumental in reorganizing Validus Re into a standalone, autonomous global operation, drove continued overseas expansion into Latin America, Europe and Asia, and integrated the acquisitions of Talbot Underwriting and IPC Re.

Conan is also a founder of Axis Re, a subsidiary of Axis Capital Holdings, providing leadership and direction for its launch in Bermuda in 2001. He built and managed a $600M reinsurance portfolio and served on the Axis Senior Management Committee, the company’s operating board, with direct involvement in enterprise-wide strategy and decision-making.

Conan began his insurance / reinsurance career holding a variety of underwriting, advisory and broking roles with Guy Carpenter & Company, Everest Reinsurance, Aon Re, Inc., and Marsh and McLennan. Outside of work, Conan has been involved in numerous leadership activities including serving on the boards of The Princeton Society, The Bermuda Sloop Foundation and The Institutes (CPCU).

Conan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in National Security and Public Affairs from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as a 1st Lieutenant and infantry officer in the Republic of Korea and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Airborne Wings and Ranger Tab. Conan presently resides with his wife and three children in Princeton, New Jersey.


Principal, Senior Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager
Sentinel Trust Company

Anthony DeToto is Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Officer at Sentinel Trust Company, where he leads selected client relationships. Anthony is responsible for assuring client families, prospective clients, and strategic relationships have access to the full range of customized solutions provided by the Firm.

Prior to this, Anthony served as Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch in San Jose, California; as Regional Vice President, Pragmatech & PRT Group in Chicago, Illinois; and as a Broker for Daniel James & Wright Company Insurance in Columbus, Ohio.

Anthony is a West Point Graduate and former United States Army Officer, having served proudly in Bamberg, Germany and Udhari, Kuwait.

Susman Godfrey

Mr. Melton is a partner at Susman Godfrey and has served as the Chairman of the firm's Practice Development Committee. He has tried and won cases in state and federal court for both plaintiffs and defendants. He focuses solely on trying and winning complex commercial cases of all types.

Mr. Melton is a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, and has been granted Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent 5.0 rating, the highest rating given. Mr. Melton’s success has been recognized by H Texas Magazine naming him a "Lawyer on the Fast Track", one of "Houston's Best Lawyers Under 40", and as a "Professional on the Fast Track".

Mr. Melton regularly speaks on topics, including litigation tactics, innovative pretrial agreements, intellectual property, oil and gas, securities law and insurance matters. His speaking engagements include presentations for the State Bar of Texas, the University of Houston, the University of Chicago, the American Conference Institute and the Dallas Intellectual Property Bar Association.

Managing Director
US Trust

Regional Vice President- Digital Media Sales


Vice President, Corporate Administration
Fidelity National Financial

Las Vegas

Real Estate Agent
Simply Vegas

Brendan is currently a Real Estate Agent with the Gafford Group at Simply Vegas. In addition, Brendan owns a real estate investment and development firm that specializes in the Las Vegas single-family residential and multifamily market.

Los Angeles


Divestiture Execution Manager
Bank of America

Authentically American

Dean is the Founder and CEO of Authentically American, LLC.  Authentically American’s mission is to create US jobs by supporting Made in USA manufacturing.  Dean is leading the journey for Authentically American to be an iconic American brand that is truly American made.  Prior to launching Authentically American, Dean served as the President, CEO, and Owner of Omega Apparel for 5-years.  Omega is a leading supplier of dress uniforms for the United States Military.  Dean’s professional experience began in the United States Army after earning his undergraduate degree at West Point.  He served 7-years as an officer, helicopter pilot, and Army Ranger.  While in the Army, Dean earned his MBA in Finance from Cal State and launched his business career with former Big 5 firm KPMG Consulting as a Project Manager.

The majority of his business career was spent in the CPG industry at Procter & Gamble and Mars Inc. in business development, sales, marketing, and strategy.  Dean is a true servant leader with a proven track record of breakthrough results.  As a former Division I ice hockey player, he is highly competitive and possesses a tireless work ethic.  His primary focus is on growth, building a highly engaged team, and creating a winning culture.

Dean is happily married to his bride Kelly of 23-years.  They have 4 children, the most recent adopted from Ethiopia.  Dean is also active in his church and the local community.  He has served on the board for several for profit and non-profit companies and organizations


Fulham Partners


Battle Monument Partners

W. John Oliver is Manager of Battle Monument Partners, a private commercial real estate fund with the mission to Increase the Economic Power of Veterans and Industry Leading Professionals.

John has 20+ years of experience as an operating executive and investor in private equity and venture capital backed companies.

He is an alumnus of West Point and Yale School of Management, and resides in Richmond, Virginia.

Salt lake City

The Ensign Group

Washington D.C.

Ninth Wing Partners

Senior Director
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

As a Senior Director with BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Ben Rodgers is responsible for advising business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives on the intracacies of preserving their hard-earned money.

In conjunction with BNY Mellon's Portfolio Managers, Wealth Strategists, and Private Bankers, Ben works closely with his client's personal tax and legal advisors on all matters ranging from tax and estate planning, concentrated stock positions, asset allocation decisions, and the sale of privately held businesses.

Director of Leasing
Property Group Partners

Christopher Soucie has been the Director of Leasing for Property Group Partners since December 2014.  He oversees the leasing of approximately 5 million square feet in Washington, DC, New York and Florida of trophy office assets.

Previously, after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1992, Christopher served as a Signal Officer at Fort Hood as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion S1/Adjutant.  In 1997, he was selected for the Funded Legal Education Program by the Army to attend law school.  Having graduated from George Mason University School of Law in 2000, he served at Fort Drum for three years.  During his time at Fort Drum, in addition to being the Chief of Legal Assistance and Senior Trial Counsel, he deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in 2001-2002 as legal advisor for combat operations.  After spending a year in Charlottesville earning an LLM, he served as one of four army litigation attorneys for Military Personnel Branch of the Army Litigation Division from 2004-2006.

After leaving active duty in the Army in 2006, Christopher held a variety of positions, to include Senior Vice President of brokerage for Cassidy Turley and Managing Director for CBRE.  From 2013-2014, he worked for a concentrated hedge fund with a focus in synthetic biology.

Christopher earned a BS in Engineering Management from the U.S. Military Academy (1992), a JD from George Mason University School of Law (2000), and a Masters of Law from the Judge Advocate General's School (2004).

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An Incredible Need

As recently as 2003, the benefit paid to eligible survivors of military personnel killed in the line of duty was only $6,000. Due to congressional action since 2003, that death benefit has been raised – first to $12,000 and then to $100,000. Despite the increases, the current death benefit remains incredibly inadequate.

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It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

- Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army