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Meet The Team 2017-11-10T09:33:02+00:00

Everyone is a Leader.

Our leadership team is first and foremost entrusted with the success and development of our people. They are coaches and mentors. They keep ideas flowing and engines humming. Our leaders are accomplished and respected experts in their fields, bringing a rich collection of diverse experiences, interests and ideas to every meeting. These are the folks who provide the voice for the amazing work of our people.

Executive Team

Chris Hale
Chris HaleCEO and Co-Founder
As CEO, Chris Hale oversees the strategic direction and growth of the company. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and nine-year Navy veteran, Chris is passionate about connecting the military community with opportunities in the civilian sector, including as entrepreneurs like himself. He is an advocate for veterans and their families, believing that military alumni are better off for their service and that America benefits from their many contributions. Chris earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Rich McCormack
Rich McCormackPresident and Co-Founder
President Rich McCormack helped to create the G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse brands and digital resources that thousands of active duty service members, veterans and military spouses use every day. Rich has worked tirelessly to expand the reach and influence of these brands, along with Military Friendly®, within the military community and government agencies. Rich spent four years at Rodman Naval Base in Panama as a Navy Supply Corps Officer. He holds an MBA from The University of Georgia and a BA in Political Science from Virginia Military Institute.
Scott Shaw
Scott ShawVP of Business Development and Co-Founder
As head of Business Development, Scott Shaw has worked with employers and schools to build their presence within the military community and drive response to their jobs and programs since 2001. A 21-year Navy veteran and retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, he was recognized on numerous occasions as the Top Dog in Navy recruiting in every facet, including Individual Recruiter Enlisted & Officer, office manager, and regional supervisor. Today, Scotty oversees long-standing relationships with hundreds of organizations nationwide.
Mike Stevens
Mike StevensChief Operating Officer
Mike Stevens, former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), is Victory Media’s Chief Operating Office. Prior to joining Victory Media, Mike served for 33 years in the US Navy, and became the 13th MCPON on September 28, 2012. As the most senior enlisted person in the Navy, Mike acted as an advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel in matters concerning more than 400,000 sailors and their families. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College and has completed numerous civilian and military leadership programs, including the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government’s “Leadership in Crisis” program.
Daniel Nichols
Daniel NicholsChief Product Officer
Daniel Nichols’ pursuit of his own calling to bridge education and employment began more than a decade ago working with new medical students on the Haiti-Dominican border, and has stretched through wide-ranging experiences from combat operations in Iraq to serving as a Presidential appointee at the US Department of Labor. As Chief Product Officer, Daniel drives the strategy for the G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands, platforms, benchmark ratings, and transition resources. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business; an M.A., Counseling, and M. Div., Theology, from Asbury Theological Seminary; and a B.A., Religion/Spanish from Grove City College.

Department Heads

JoAnn Conner
JoAnn ConnerVP of Finance & HR
Sean McAlister
Sean McAlisterVP of Digital
Chris Bench
Chris BenchHR Manager