Veterans ASCEND Podcast

Episode 14: Act NOW Education

Episode 14: Act NOW Education

In this episode we speak with Jay Salters, serving as an Active Duty Navy Lieutenant and has earned several awards and certifications during his time in the Navy. He has helped over 14,000 military members and Veterans across the nation, and helps to improve diversity...

Episode 13: Davis Investment Strategies

Episode 13: Davis Investment Strategies

In this episode we speak with Les Davis, the founder of Davis Investment Strategies and the host of Military Veteran Radio. We discuss his transition from the Army, and the path that led him to start his own investment company.

Episode 12: FISERV

Episode 12: FISERV

In this episode we talk with Dr. Vivian Greentree, with nearly 2 decades of leadership experience and is dedicated to creating powerful spaces for people to thrive. She is a proud Navy Veteran, and helps Veterans find careers with FISERV.

Episode 11: U.S. Bank

Episode 11: U.S. Bank

In this 9/11 anniversary episode, we are honored to interview two members of US Bank, Andrea Francen and Brian Hoops. We discuss their 9/11 memories, the impact on their lives, and how US Bank helps our Veterans find meaningful careers with US Bank.

Episode 10: Professional Network Connections

Episode 10: Professional Network Connections

In this interview, we talk with Hal Westmoreland, an Army Veteran and founder of Professional Network Connections. He talks about their connection to the Veteran community and how they help Veterans as much as they can.

Episode 9: GoodUnited

Episode 9: GoodUnited

In this episode we interview Nick Black, the founder and CEO of GoodUnited, which helps nonprofits connect with donors. They believe technology can help every donor have a good experience.

Episode 8: Wounded Warrior Project

Episode 8: Wounded Warrior Project

In this episode we interview Michael Livington, bringing 35+ years of military and leadership experience to WWP. We hear why their community programs are extremely important and how they help transitioning Veterans.

Episode 7: Operation Military Family Cares

Episode 7: Operation Military Family Cares

In this episode we interview Mike Schindler, Founder and CEO as well as a Navy Veteran. He is a subject expert and 20+ years of experience working with the government and military. We hear Mike's insights about Veteran transition and all about Operation Military...

Episode 6: Koch Industries

Episode 6: Koch Industries

This episode we interview Col. John Buckley, who has built a career on critical and creative thinking supported by agile thinking; we ask John about Koch Industries' program, based on the struggle of Veteran military transition into civilian life.

Episode 5: FDM Group

Episode 5: FDM Group

In this episode we interview John Tansel, head of Veteran Initiatives and recruits Veterans into the FDM Careers Program. The FDM Group helps young people get into the IT field across the world, originally based out of England.

Episode 4: Operation New Uniform

Episode 4: Operation New Uniform

In this episode, we interview Michelle McMannon (co-founder) and Shareta Jacobs (recent graduate of ONU), both who help Veterans transition out of the military into life-changing civilian careers.

Episode 3: Military Influencer Conference

Episode 3: Military Influencer Conference

In this episode we're joined by Curtez Riggs, creator of the Military Influencer Conference. He understands how to take military skills and experience into a language that recruiters understand, and he provides his transition from the military into civilian life.

Episode 2: Schlumberger

Episode 2: Schlumberger

Nick Tran joins us in Episode 2 and provides strategic leadership and Veteran outreach & recruitment strategies with Schlumberger, one of the world's largest oil field companies in the world. Schlumberger is dedicated to being a Veteran-ready company, and they...

Episode 1: Southern Company

Episode 1: Southern Company

Jamal Jesse joins us in our very first Veterans ASCEND podcast to hear his insights and Southern Company's connection with Veterans. Their mission is to provide safe and clean energy to their 10 million+ customers across the United States.

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