DAN EVANS

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Just a little bit about Dans background: Family, Marine Corps, professional career, and a brief summary of where I’m going.

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Dialogue with former military leaders turned entrepreneurs. Why they took the leap into entrepreneurship and you can too.

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Reinventing Yourself One Day at a Time

It’s been a short time since I transitioned out of the military and began a new career in Corporate America. Since then, I’ve had a minute to reflect back on what I now clearly know was overcoming one of the biggest hurdles of my adult life— reinventing myself.

Noah Currier | Marine & Founder of OscarMike.org

In 2003, 21 year old Marine Corporal Noah Currier from Poplar Grove, IL, was deployed to Iraq with Charlie Co 1st LAR as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three days after arriving home from combat Noah and a fellow Marine were in a vehicle headed back toward Camp Pendleton when the driver fell asleep at the wheel sending their vehicle rolling down an embankment. Noah suffered a severe paralyzing spinal cord injury from the accident.

Justin Constantine | Professional Speaker & Leadership Consultant

As a Marine officer, Justin Constantine volunteered for deployment to Iraq in 2006, and served as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. While on a routine combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived.

Ryan Michler | Founder of Order of Man

Ryan Michler served in the National Guard and is the founder of Order of Man, a podcast dedicated to taking back what it means to be a man. His program focuses on learning from the best men our world has to offer, and returns men to the roots of masculinity.

Michael Zacchea | U.S. Marine & Veteran Advocate

Michael Zacchea served in the Marine Corps. Mike has been involved in several key business geared to help Veterans. He founded the CT Veterans Chamber of Commerce 501(c)6 organization in 2013, the only veterans organization registered to lobby in the CT General Assembly. He has been recognized as the 2012 Veterans Business Champion by the Small Business Administration, and been inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame. Mike serves on several veterans advisory boards for elected officials.

Raphael Hernandez | CEO of Phase 5 Strategies

Raphael Hernandez served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, United States Marine Corps and in coordination with J. Walter Thompson Atlanta, the Marine Corps’ advertising agency, led a strategically aligned, multi-million dollar, national level, research driven integrated marketing program designed to support 3,700 plus U.S. Marine Corps enlisted and officer recruiters, located across the United States.

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Dan is one of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His dedication and passion in enhancing the District’s multiple social media platforms is nothing short of brilliant. Most notable was his ability to develop a training and execution plan that ultimately increased leads and quality by leveraging social media to reach a more diverse population of applicants and linking them up with our sales force.

Jorge Escatell Recruiting Advertising Officer USMC

“Dan did an outstanding job of getting the Marine Corps involved in the social media revolution. Now, Marines from all over the country are following Dan’s tactics, and the Marine Corps has even changed its social media policy and platform because of him. Dan had a tremendous influence on this”

Michael Wick Combat Correspondent USMC

Dan is the type of leader you want in your organization; his entrepreneurial mindset gives him the ability to influence others while creating a highly innovative environment. He is not afraid to share fresh ideas, which while pursuing his own interests help those of the organization, and its stakeholders. He continuously invests in his literacy through abundant reading material that have helped him maintain a higher standard in his course of action.

Gustavo Bustos Recruiter, USMC

Dan demonstrates creative strength by being clever and imaginative. During my tenure, Dan always dynamically and aggressively engaged in the pursuit of professional excellence and continuously produced superior results. His degree of leadership far exceeds that normally expected for an individual in his position and experience. Daniel is a must have on any team!

Edgar Carpenter Director of Audience Development, Gannett Media

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Daniel stands out to me as one of the most disciplined, competent, and dedicated students I have had. Despite extreme demands with work and school, Daniel completed all of his work on time and exceptionally well. In an environment where many students are looking to do the least amount possible, Daniel amazed me with his commitment to fulfilling his responsibilities willingly and professionally. He is an absolute asset.

Kate Klemme Adjunct Professor, Utah Valley University

I have never come across a more qualified expert in social media than Dan Evans. He is not only well versed in the various platforms, but he has a unique understanding and expertise in utilizing each platform collectively to market and sell a brand, and in our case, the United States Marine Corps.

Amanda Anderson Public Affairs Officer USMC

Dan Evans is a visionary innovator who walks the talk. Dan was 1 of 3,700 Marine Corps Recruiters hand-selected to serve on the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Digital Communications Working Group. Dan is a leader, teacher and scholar who thinks and acts by applying systems thinking and modeling the way.

Raphael Hernandez Chief Marketing Officer USMC

Daniel is one of the finest students I have known. His work is of high caliber. While in an undergraduate program he consistently produced a quality of output that was clearly at a graduate level. He possesses keen insight. He also demonstrates a caliber of leadership that is rare. He understands authentic leadership and how to help others achieve their goals in life. l recommend Daniel without reservation for positions of leadership, high responsibility, and trust.

Gordon Whitehead CEO Captus5