A network of Elite Professionals

Elite Meet Members

Corporate Supporters

Elite Meet Events

Our Mission 

Elite Meet, founded in 2017, is a network-focused 501(c)3 organization that provides support to transitioning elite Veterans and an unmatched talent pool to corporate partners. 

Cultivating relationships is a pillar of Elite Meet. We facilitate events and provide forums for interaction between our members and corporate partners. It is our belief that each connection is meaningful and is a necessity as our members transition. 

We know the virtues, hard work and servant attitude that is a commonality among our members. These are qualities that are highly sought after by our corporate partners as they understand the value our members add to their team. 

Elite Meet, known for our signature conferences and intimate events, in which corporate partners educate our Veterans on their industry and opportunities, provides a forum for learning and networking for its partners and Veterans. 

 

Staff and Board

 

Megan Thatford

Megan Thatford

CEO

John Allen

John Allen

Co- Founder | Board Member

Zack Hughes

Zack Hughes

COO | Board Member

Garret Harrell, CPD

Garret Harrell, CPD

Director of Recruiting

Jim Flatley

Jim Flatley

Chairman of the Board, Elite Meet | Fmr. Banker, State Street

Ed Hine

Ed Hine

Elite Meet Board Member | Operating Partner, Cold Bore Capital

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Elite Meet Board Member | Founder, SalesCollider

“special operators and fighter pilots have spent on average 10 or more prime income earning years out of today’s offices and businesses and inside of combat units that demand all of their time; leaving no room for post-military career exploration until their separation is upon them.

finding their place in the civilian world can be as challenging as anything they have faced in training or in combat.

Elite meet was created to help elite veterans with high quality employment opportunities.” – John Allen, Elite Meet Founder 

 

“Elite Meet’s ability to attract high-caliber employers is unbeatable.  I have been to only one in-person Elite Meet event, and there I met three very promising employers who were excited for the opportunity to hire high-performance veterans.”

 

Attending EM Atlanta was a huge value add to my transition. From hearing stories of success (and failure) from fellow veterans who have traveled this path before, to actionable insights and motivation from an amazing lineup of experts, to invaluable networking opportunities that are still leading to new connections 6 weeks after the event. I am truly thankful and humbled that I was able to be part of team.

Ryan Castonia,  Air Force, Combat Rescue Officer

 

Elite Meet provides the resources, connections, and preparedness to high performing special operators. These members have an X factor that make them desirable to any employer. 

Hire elite special operators – and prepare to be impressed.

Natalie Oliverio, Military Talent Partners

Volunteers

Elite Meet volunteers embody the spirit of the organization. Their servant leadership mentality is displayed in their actions as they raise their hands to do more for the benefit of the members and growth of the organization. 

 

Jenny Moore

Jenny Moore

Adam Doyle

Adam Doyle

James Woyner, MS, MBA

James Woyner, MS, MBA

Joseph Barnard

Joseph Barnard

Oliver Hudson

Oliver Hudson

Sam Giampapa, Jr

Sam Giampapa, Jr

Dave Spenser

Dave Spenser

Chris Sanchez

Chris Sanchez

Mack Brunson

Mack Brunson

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman

Adam Dorminey

Adam Dorminey

Blake Fisher

Blake Fisher

Will Schweitzer

Will Schweitzer

Sam Scherer

Sam Scherer

Preston Wallace

Preston Wallace

Brian Elliott

Brian Elliott

Ken Pinckard

Ken Pinckard

Lee Graham

Lee Graham

Thomas Booth

Thomas Booth

Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy

Interested in volunteering?

860-365-5266

Location

PO BOX 165
Marlborough, CT 06447

Email

info@elitemeet.us

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