Our veteran MBA ambassadors are veterans, just like you, who have made the transition to the civilian world. This group is for all active MBA Ambassadors.
Mike graduated from Providence College in 2007 with a BA in History and commissioned as an Infantry officer in the US Army. Mike’s first assignment was with the 172nd Infantry Brigade in Grafenwoehr, Germany from 2008-2011. Mike completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and was subsequently assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Carson Colorado from 2013-2016. Mike is currently a member of the Class of 2018 at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Adam is Philadelphia born and raised. He attended Temple University, was commissioned through PLC combined program, and became a Ground Intelligence Officer. He worked as the S2 at 2d Tank Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, NC and attached to 3/8 on an Afghan Police Advisor Team. He is a 2016 graduate of NYU Stern, and is currently an Investment Banking Associate with Citi. Adam is also currently involved in the Wall Street Warfighers Foundation.
Dan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a BS in Economics and Management and commissioned as an Aviation Officer. Dan's first assignment was flight school at Fort Rucker, AL where he become an Apache Pilot. Following flight school, he served as a Platoon Leader at Fort Carson, Colorado for 21 months including a deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dan's last assignment was the HHC commander for the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. He is currently pursuing his MBA from Washington University's Olin School of Business as a member of the class of 2018.
Casey is a 2004 graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned a BS in Art, Philosophy and Literature with a Minor in Systems Engineering. He received his MBA from Florida State University in 2011 with a concentration in Finance and Marketing. Casey was commissioned into the United States Army as an Armor Officer, serving as an XO until he was medically retired. He has worked in numerous marketing roles with Burger King Corporation, Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's) and Pall Corporation. Casey is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa, the largest franchised pool retail store in the country, where he oversees marketing and operations efforts for over 230 retail stores throughout the Southeast.
Pete Estridge graduated from The George Washington University in 2009 with a B.S. in Economics. Upon graduation from college, he received a commission in the United States Marine Corps through the NROTC program. He served for six years as a logistics officer and an officer selection officer. Pete is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Nate is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a B.S. in Political Science. After commissioning as a Marine Officer, he served on active duty for seven years as an Armor Officer, Fire Support Team Leader, and Project Manager. He has been privileged to lead military and civilian teams in a variety of challenging missions around the world. His most recent assignment was in Washington D.C. where he spent three years leading teams addressing a variety of strategic challenges. Nate is member of the Harvard Business School Class of 2018 and looks forward to helping other veterans in their transition.
Phillip was born and raised in Florida before enlisting in the Army at 17 years of age. While in the Army Phillip was a member of the 35th Signal Brigade, 112th Signal Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, and 7th Special Forces Group. He deployed once each to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of Special Operations Task Forces. While in the Army Phillip's passion for finance took root and led him to pursue an education in business and finance. Upon separation he returned to Florida and ultimately obtained his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida before enrolling in their Full-time 2 year MBA program. Phillip has experience in corporate finance and non-profit finance with New York Life Insurance Company and Youth Lift, respectively. Phillip's hobbies include backcountry hiking, paragliding, and coin collecting.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Karl Kadon graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and History, and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2015. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007-2011 as a ground intelligence officer and civil affairs officer, deploying to Al Qa’im, Iraq in 2009 as intelligence advisor to the 28th Brigade Iraqi Army, and to Sangin, Afghanistan from 2010-2011 as the civil affairs team leader for 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, and 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. From 2011-2013, Karl worked in Booz Allen Hamilton's Advanced Analytics practice in Washington, DC. Karl joined Goldman Sachs' investment banking division in 2015, and is an currently an associate in the firm's West Region Advisory group in San Francisco.
Shante graduated from Spelman College in 2012 with a BA in Economics. Upon graduating, she commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer for the Ohio Army National Guard. Her last military assignment was as an Assistant S2 for the 112th Engineer Battalion in Brook Park, Ohio. On the civilian side, Shante worked as a Pricing Analyst and later a Competitive Intelligence Analyst for a major insurance company. Shante is currently pursuing an MBA at NYU Stern as a member of the class of 2018.
Lucas enlisted in the Army in 2006 after earning his BBA from Bryant & Stratton College. He served as a Supply Sergeant with 3-158th Aviation Regiment for five years, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and then spent one year as a Civil Affairs Sergeant in the Army Reserve. After leaving the Army in early 2012, he was selected for NYSE Euronext’s inaugural Veteran Associate Program, and spent the summer working with the Global Corporate Client Group as part of the U.S. Equities team before attending Columbia Business School as a member of the class of 2014. After graduation, Lucas joined M&T Bank as part of their Executive Associate program, and he now works as a Relationship Manager focusing on NYC specialty real estate.
Scott graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a BS in Life Science. After becoming a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Scott served 24 months as a Platoon Leader before becoming an Aviation Maintenance Company Commander in the Army’s newest startup, the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade of Fort Carson, Colorado. Scott’s last assignment was as a sales manager – a Recruiting Company Commander – based out of Reno, NV. He is excited to be pursuing his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as a member of the class of 2018.
Jon graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a BA in Music in Sound Recording Technology. Upon graduation, Jon spent two years working in the country music industry in Nashville, TN before pivoting careers and commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy through OCS in 2010. As a Surface Warfare Officer he was first assigned as the Anti-submarine warfare officer onboard a guided-missile cruiser (USS ANZIO-CG 68) and later served as the command Training Officer and Public Affairs Officer onboard a guided-missile destroyer (USS GONZALEZ-DDG 66). In his final assignment, Jon served in a Foreign Area Officer role at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City as a Military Liaison to the Mexican Navy. Jon is passionate about helping veterans and hopes to be a useful resource to transitioning veterans. Jon is currently pursuing an MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business as a member of the class of 2018.
Kyle graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a BS in History. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the 3rd Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, WA, and served as a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and XO, deploying once to Iraq. After attending the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Kyle was reassigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY. He deployed twice to Afghanistan, first as a division future operations planner with 101st Division staff, and later as a Company Commander in the 3rd Brigade, 101st. Kyle is currently pursuing an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as a member of the class of 2018.
Andrew graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and commissioned into the United States Navy as a Naval Reactors Engineer in Washington, D.C where he worked for six years (5 active duty and 1 as a DON civilian). While at Naval Reactors, he received an M.E. in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Andrew is pursuing his MBA at HBS as a member of the class of 2018.
Oliver is a 2011 graduate of Boston University where he obtained a B.A. in Economics and was commissioned as a Marine Officer. He served as an Infantry Officer with 3d Battalion, 2d Marines as a Weapons Platoon Commander, Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) Platoon Commander and as a Company Commander. After transitioning from the Marine Corps in late 2015, he worked at J.P. Morgan in Sales & Trading. Oliver will be attending Columbia Business School to obtain his MBA starting in the fall of 2016 and returning to J.P. Morgan in the summer of 2017 as an Investment Banking Summer Associate in the Technology, Media and Telecom group. He is passionate about helping other veterans as he would not be in his current position without the incredible support of the military community.
Keal graduated from the University of Michigan. He worked on Capitol Hill prior to obtaining a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. Keal commissioned through the Navy’s Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island immediately following graduate school. After spending six years in the Navy, Keal is transitioning to attend and hopefully earn an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He looks forward to being a resource for transitioning service members.
Brent is a 2006 graduate of Duke University and was commissioned through NROTC. He served for eight years as a submarine officer in the Navy. While on active duty, he served aboard USS HOUSTON (SSN-713), forward deployed to Guam, and as an operations and exercise planner in Bahrain on the staff of Destroyer Squadron 50. After almost five years overseas, Brent transferred to Washington D.C. as a submarine tactics analyst at the Office of Naval Intelligence. After leaving the Navy, he earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and is now working as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group’s London office. Feel free to reach out for questions about living, recruiting, or working abroad!
Omar graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 2011 through OCS. He served in the 3rd Infantry Division and deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. While in the 3rd Infantry Division, he served as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Staff Officer. Omar will be attending the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University for the Class of 2018. While at Goizueta, he will focus on finance and strategy.
Allan graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2007 and was commissioned a Surface Warfare Officer. While on active duty, he served aboard USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG-56) in Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan and USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47) as part of Joint Task Force 151 deployed to East Africa on anti-piracy missions. On his shore tour, he was a staff inspector at Engineering Assessments Atlantic. After leaving the military, Allan returned home to pursue a public policy degree at The University of Texas at Austin. He currently works at General Motors, and will be starting his MBA at University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Class of 2018.
John is a 2009 graduate of the United States Military Academy where he received a B.S. in Leadership and Spanish and commissioned in the Infantry. John’s first assignment was with the 2 nd Infantry Division where he served and later deployed to Afghanistan as a Rifle and Scout Platoon Leader. As a Captain, he transitioned to Military Intelligence, where he served as a Battalion S2 and HHC Company Commander in the 10 th Mountain Division. As an Infantry Company Commander, John was recognized by the Army for outstanding leadership, receiving the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. John will pursue his MBA at Harvard Business School in the fall of 2016. Upon graduation, John will continue his active duty service in the Army as an instructor for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point.