A network of Elite Professionals
Elite Meet Members
Elite Meet Events
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
Co- Founder | Board Member
COO | Board Member
Garret Harrell, CPD
Director of Recruiting
Chairman of the Board, Elite Meet | Fmr. Banker, State Street
Elite Meet Board Member | Operating Partner, Cold Bore Capital
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
“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.
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.