Monty Heath (Executive Director) completed his first life’s goal by becoming a US Navy SEAL. He was fortunate enough to serve alongside America’s finest in both Operation’s Enduring Freedom and Joint Forge. Monty credits SEAL Teams Two and Six, as adding significant tools to his metaphorical toolbox. He has twice been awarded the Bronze star with combat Valor designation. He then did the “most difficult thing” he’d ever done – he left the SEAL Teams voluntarily after serving in the Navy for over 10 years. He then transitioned from active duty and joined the ranks of veterans to start a family and changed his focus to the civilian sector. Through the years, he has managed a variety of successful programs and contracts as a civilian contractor including supervisor of the Navy’s SEAL Mentorship program and BUD/S Preparatory program. Today, Monty is extremely proud to lead his new unit – VetToCEO.
Michael Horn (Board Director) is President of Brothers Body and Equipment. The Company manufactures custom specialty vehicles and equipment for federal, state, and local government agencies as well as worldwide commercial firms. Prior to buying Brothers Body and Equipment he served as the Senior Project Director at LogicBay. Michael was responsible for overseeing all project management activities. Michael’s experience in managing large, complex projects is vast and diverse. Previously, Michael managed Gov’t Sales and Alliances at KLi. As the Alliance VP, he managed the Washington National Guard relationship. In addition, he developed and maintained relationships with other alliance partners. Michael served 21 years in uniform. In the U.S. Army he was an Airborne-Ranger specializing in project management for the development of infantry missile, mortar, and flame weapon systems. Michael received his MS degree from Troy University. He completed the US Army Command and General Staff College. Michael received his BA at the Virginia Military Institute.
John Panaccione (Board Director) has over 18 years of experience leading teams that focus on using technology to improve corporate performance. As CEO of LogicBay, he has led the company from startup in early 2003 through its capital raising efforts through the transition of the company's business model to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model in 2006. Prior to founding LogicBay, he led sales and marketing for Cognitive Arts, an innovative leader in high end simulation-based e-learning, until helping to sell the company to a strategic acquirer in 2002. Prior to his tenure at Cognitive Arts, John led SumTotal Systems' professional services and technology integration organization, overseeing the operations of over 200 staff in 10 offices located in three countries. He has led the integration of six successful acquisitions during his career. John also served for six years on active duty as a U.S. Army officer, mostly as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division prior to launching his business career.