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Graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former lieutenant with his local fire department, Zachary is the founder of two successful start-ups. MN8 has three global brands (LumAware, Foxfire, and ClearGuard) and has grossed close to 30 Million dollars and raised $4+ Million in venture funding. The products are now used by over 80,000 firefighters and three of the nation’s largest retailers in addition to being carried by The Home Depot and Fergson Supply.


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Graduate of Princeton University. A US Army Intelligence Special Operations veteran of Vietnam, Richard founded Legacy Leadership as the most recent of his ventures in the field of experiential leadership and team development training and consulting.  As co-founder of Battlefield Leadership, he pioneered in the area of battlefield-based corporate executive education for dozens of Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services, energy and consumer packaged goods sectors. 



The President of the United States E award (Trump) For Exporting

Exporter of the Year by the Ohio Small Business Administration


Selected by the Obama White House

as one of ten Entrepreneurs to represent the United States at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference 


Zachary was featured In

-Entrepreneur Magazine

-Front page of,

-along with numerous other local and national media outlets such as, USA Today, and CNN Finance


Testified in Front of the US House of Representatives

-Selected as Entrepreneur of The Year by Ohio Chamber of Commerce

-City Councilman- City of Wyoming (Cincinnati), Ohio


Zachary's book, Warrior Entrepreneur

Amazon International Best Seller in multiple countries and categories and winner of several literary awards


US Playing Cards Frontline Leaders

Selected as one of 52 Veteran Entrepreneurs commemorating the Iraqi Most Wanted Deck of Cards


Founding Member of the Association of Outdoor 

Experiential Education

Later part of the Association of Experiential Education (AEE) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)


Accomplished Scholar of Military History 

 of the American Civil War, WWI, WWII and Early Southeast American Colonial history.


Founding Member

NY Society of  Human Resource Executives chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Led over 300

Executive Education Experiences

at battlefields such as Gettysburg, Normandy, Little Big Horn and other notable sites in the US and Europe.


Corporate CEO,  Executive Officer and Management Consultant 

Experienced in Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness, in five different industry sectors. Recent concentration in  Inclusive Leadership and Organizational Agility.


Author of Backwater Frontier

Frequent contributing author of articles in magazines and scholarly journals



Warrior Performance Framework is an innovative approach to executive education, distinguished by its integration of proven experiential learning methods, provocative conceptual models and military training techniques into a cohesive leadership and team development program offering usable tools custom-fit to a company’s unique challenges.
The WPF program enables an engaged, entrepreneurial culture with speed in innovation based on disciplined execution and focused accountability systems derived from elite military models. The tools entail simple templates, operative checklists, administrative dashboards, and acronymic mental models to ensure a consistent and efficient structure to basic business and leadership processes.
The diversified experience and credentials of our founders and advisory team are fully engaged in our ongoing business review and development initiatives.  
Our advisors include:

Dave Keszei, PhD

Clinical Professor (School of Business) University of San Diego and University of Edinburgh, Scotland

-Graduate of Xavier University and Pepperdine University (Ph.D.)

-USMCF/A18 pilot and Officer (Major) Combat Veteran

-Leadership Development Consultant

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Bill Gayler

Major General (ret.)
US Army

Chief of Staff, US Africa Command Combat Veteran

Leadership /Strategy Advisor for Fortune 500


Management /oversight across multiple agencies such as-Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of State, US Agency for International Development and Congress

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Riccoh Player

Colonel (ret.)
United States Marine Corps

Diversity and Inclusion Expert

Crisis Communication Consultant

Executive Producer -ЯP FILMS

Emmy Award Winner

Combat Veteran

Public Affairs Leader for multiple organizations such as US Congress , the Department of Defense , NATO , national news agencies and entertainment industries 

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Seb Wichmann

Founder of SebWichmann Consulting

-Learning and Development for: Vodafone, Adobe, Siemens, Rolls-Royce and other Corporations

-Bachelors in Communication with certifications from Stanford University and Harvard Graduate School

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Tim Jensen

Chief Strategy OfficerGrunt Style Apparel

-USMC Combat Veteran


-President Grunt Style Foundation


-Co-host Gaslighting the Warfighter Podcast


-Key note Speaker

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