Steve is a visionary, an experienced building professional, and an accredited solar expert, who has turned his passion for America and the environment into co-founding The Veteran Asset.
Kelly brings her entrepreneurial and construction experience, philanthropic background, journalism degree, and unique solar photovoltaic skill set to The Veteran Asset.
Wendy is dedicated to the TVA mission, currently serving as its Program Coordinator.She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, as well as, office administration.
Wendy has spent many hours volunteering for charities including The American Cancer Society. She has a team spirit and a passion for helping people which makes her a great gift to TVA.
Chris is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He holds an MBA in Business from the University of Redlands, Redlands California and lives in Southern California with his wife and three children.
Chris has over 15 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in several industries. He also has 10 years experience in manufacturing.
Chris started his career in solar energy in 2009 selling turnkey systems to residential and mid-size commercial properties. Since then, he has been involved in several large scale and utility scale solar projects throughout the United States.
Chris has extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of project development, project management and equipment procurement. Prior to his career in renewable energy, he was in pharmaceutical sales and marketing for nine years. For two of those years, Chris was the product manager for a very successful prescription drug released in the US in 2007 with a major pharmaceutical company.
Charlie is a social entrepreneur, high-performance team builder, sales executive, expert connector, and thought leader in the veterans in cleantech space. He is the Vice President of Global Sales for Command and Control Solutions, Corp (‘CaCS’ is a federal and NYS certified service disabled veteran owned small business). CaCS is a full service consulting and solutions firm providing best-in-class technology products and solutions for cybersecurity, risk management, information & knowledge management, staffing, executive consulting, and disruptive marketing. Charlie brings a deep bench of tier 1 special operations talent to CaCS and seeks to drive value for CaCS clients while disrupting the post-service transition model for veterans by bringing top performers on to project engagements and coaching them to success and guiding a process of search and discovery for the next mission/passion for these servant leaders.
Prior to joining CaCS, Charlie held positions at IRON SWORD (SDVOSB), a construction management firm with strong military-influenced leadership solutions. Charlie’s led strategy, partnerships, and talent development for IRON SWORD (SDVOSB) and led the Construction & Energy Services Division of IRON SWORD. Charlie is a NABCEP PV Entry Level, participated in the NY Executive Clean Energy Leadership Program (NYEXCEL) at Skidmore, and the NYU Clean Start Program at NYC Accelerator for Clean and Renewable Energy (ACRE) at the Urban Future Lab, where he co-founded Op.Re–an energy service company specializing in aggregating tech solutions in the cleantech space. He built a high-performing and high-trust team of professionals and managed a portfolio of $20M+ federal construction projects at VA Medical Centers.
Charlie has over 15 years of startup, team building, and management experience. In uniform, Charlie began his career in the Corps of Engineers, during which time he distinguished himself in his unit by earning the “Engineer Soldier of the Year” award from the Army Engineer Association. He served as a commissioned officer and led teams in combat as a platoon leader in Iraq and a detachment commander in Afghanistan. He also served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Rule of Law Field Force—Afghanistan.
During his career in the Army, Charlie also completed numerous Army courses to include the Army’s premier leadership course—Ranger School—as well as the rigorous Sapper Leader Course (Advanced Engineer Leadership Course), Special Forces Assessment and Selection, along with numerous others such as Airborne, Military Free Fall (HALO), Pathfinder, and Air Assault. Charlie has a BS with honors from West Point, a PG Diploma from London School of Economics and a master’s degree from King’s College London. He is a Marshall Scholar, a Truman Scholar, and a lifetime member of the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
Jamie is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served in Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She holds an MIS in Information Systems and MBA in Business from the University of Phoenix, and lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.
Jamie has over 18 years of technology, business systems development, and quality engineering experience in both the military and medical device manufacturing industries.
Jamie started her career in technology in the Marine Corps as a Tactical Network specialist and Small Computer Systems Specialist. During which she was responsible for installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of stand-alone and client- server information systems. Jamie managed the Marine Corps Tactical System Support communications center comprised of 30+ military and civilian employees with increasing levels of responsibility. Jamie, an expert in her field, was selected to deploy with a small detachment to travel between forward operating bases during OIF. Her role was to support Senior Leaders in their initial system installation of new communications technology during live combat operations.
After her active duty service, Jamie was hired by Guidant Corporation, now Abbott Vascular, which is a division of Abbott Laboratories. Her responsibilities have included Global Business Process Ownership for worldwide system applications, Global System validation and upgrades, Quality Engineering in support of 5 medical device products, Six Sigma and CAPA certifications, and 10+ years in an FDA controlled environment.
Jamie is currently an Associate Business Systems Consultant working in the Business Relationship realm. She is referred to as the subject matter expert on several of the global IT systems. She provides expert advice during selection, design, justification, implementation, audits, and business use of the information systems.
Jamie is a trusted advocate in the organizations she supports. She has spent many hours volunteering for nonprofit organizations. Currently, she is the Treasurer for her sons’ school PTA organization, as well as the Co-Chair treasurer for Women Leaders in Action at work. She looks forward to being able to contribute to the Veterans Asset organization helping her brothers and sisters make their transition from military to technology positions in the civilian sector.