Monty 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.
Taylor Mulkins is currently retired. He has over 20 years experience in the distribution industry after retirement from the US Army. Taylor held various positions with M&W Distribution Services (a regional distribution provider) and GES Global Experience Specialist. Positions included Warehouse Manager, Director of Customer Services, Transportation, Business Development, Operations and General Manager. Taylor was directly responsible for the performance of over 100 employees while increasing company accuracy and profitability. While in the Army, Taylor served in in multiple line and staff positions in 3ID, 3ACR, 2ID, 1 Cav Div and I Corps. Notable positions included tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader, troop commander, chief of G3 training and forward support operations. He received a BPA from the University of Mississippi and a MA in Management from Webster University. Taylor resides in Marietta, GA.
Michael 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 has over 18 years of experience leading teams that focus on using technology to improve corporate performance. As co-founder and CEO of LogicBay, John works with leading companies to develop and implement strategies for scaling indirect sales channels using a combination of services and technology. More recently, his company’s software product became the first platform authorized by the State of North Carolina for use by entrepreneurs and small businesses in the State to raise capital using the new investment crowdfunding law called the NC PACES Act. Prior to founding LogicBay in 2003, he held several senior positions as a sales and operational leader. John 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. John also co-founded VETToCEO in 2013, a non-profit organization that offers its signature Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors program. John holds a BS in Criminal Justice and an MBA with a concentration in Technology and Operations – both from Bryant University.