Called to Serve. Proven to Perform.

Our Fellows are senior Non-Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Officers from Green Beret, SEAL, Delta Force, 75th Ranger Regiment, Marine Corps Special Operations and Air Force Special Operations units. They are the military’s pro athletes with special skills and advanced degrees, ready to find the right career. SOTF provides coaching and connections to help Special Operations veterans identify, prepare and execute a personal marketing plan. We also provide unique interactive opportunities for C-Suite executives to meet and explore opportunities in small venues.

Leadership. Made in America.

 The Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans transition from the military into their next successful career.

What began with a simple question in a dinner conversation between four senior executives and Rob O’Neill, the U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden, “What are you going to do next?” has evolved into a four phase program that curates the transition experience for Special Operators of all services. Every year since inception we have increased the numbers of Special Operator veterans supported and funds raised.

In 2019, from Boston to San Francisco, 68 Special Operators transitioned into some of our nation’s highest performing companies. For 2020, we had 142 Fellows accepted into the SOTF program. In 2021, we supported 195 Fellows in their transition with Special Operators successfully transitioned into post military careers.

Board of Directors and Founders

Mark Whaling

Mark Whaling

Chairman, Head of Global Securities at Canaccord Genuity

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Don Crosby

Don Crosby

Vice Chairman

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Laurent Roux

Laurent Roux

Treasurer, Founder/CEO, Gallatin Wealth Management

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Tommy O'Connor

Tommy O'Connor

Secretary, Vice President of Sales and Operations, Mohawk

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Robert J. O'Neill

Robert J. O'Neill

At Large / Co-Founder, Leadership Speaker, Former Team Leader at SEAL Team 6

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Todd Koetje

Todd Koetje

Senior Vice President, Business Development & Finance at Cable One

Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs

CIO of Insurance Solutions Group, Apollo Global Management

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Chip Vandenberg

Chip Vandenberg

Partner – Senior Advisor at Trivest Partners, Private Equity Group

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Dave Pearson

Dave Pearson

Digital Sales Leader at Deloitte

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Rob Kirila

Rob Kirila

Managing Director, Black Powder Partners

Simon Macioch

Simon Macioch

Director of Operations, Team North Central, Curative

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

Keynote Speaker, Former Fighter Pilot, Managing Director at Victory Strategies

Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy

Leveraged Finance Director

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Clint Kollar

Clint Kollar

Co-Founder & Chief Origination Officer at Sixth Street

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Dan Poritzky

Dan Poritzky

Managing Partner at Blue Rise Ventures

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Foundation Staff

Tommy Stoner

Tommy Stoner

Chief Executive Officer

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Lauren Manley

Lauren Manley

Director of Operations

Dennis Hayashi

Dennis Hayashi

Director of Corporate Engagements and Programs

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Bobby Payne

Bobby Payne

Director of Development

Brian Greata

Brian Greata

Director of Marketing

Kyle Isaacs

Kyle Isaacs

Mentor Coordinator

Meg Tobias

Meg Tobias

Director of Information Systems

Melba Holliday

Melba Holliday

Managing Partner, Atlantic Leadership Group

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Financials

501(c)(3) Determination Letter
Annual Report 2020
Form 990