10X Vets Member Spotlight
Member: Josh Weed, USAFA ’01
Company: Senior Director, Veteran Ventures Capital
Josh Weed is a full-time investor in both real estate and private enterprise ventures. He is a limited partner in several privately-held investments. He is a Senior Director at Veteran Ventures Capital and a member of the Fund’s investment committee.
In his corporate career, Josh was a dynamic executive with proven results leading operations, finance, corporate services, budgeting, and accounting organizations in both the public and private sector. From 2012 to 2020, Josh served in numerous executive roles with increasing progression and responsibilities within Stewart & Stevenson, a privately-held manufacturer, and distributor of specialized equipment serving the oil & gas, marine, transportation, power generation, and material handling industries. In 2015, Josh was appointed Stewart & Stevenson’s Chief Operating Officer leading all aspects of business operations, corporate shared services, financial planning and analysis, supply chain, and training. He worked closely with the Chairman and CEO on the development of Corporate Strategy and M&A activities, taking responsibility for its execution. These strategic efforts culminated with the successful sale of Stewart & Stevenson to Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) for $752 million.
Prior to joining the private sector, Josh honorably served as an Air Force financial management officer for 10 years on active duty. He still serves today as a Reserve Officer in the Air Force Budget Office at the Pentagon. While on active duty, Josh managed a $32 billion-dollar Operations & Maintenance appropriated fund portfolio at Headquarters Air Force (Pentagon). He also had tours of duty in a variety of wing and command tours culminating in his final assignment leading all aspects of budget and financial operations across the Air Force Command in Europe and Africa, overseeing a $2B budget.
Welcome, New Members!
Welcome to the new members who joined us in November and December:
Dan Driscoll, The Krydon Group, Inc.
Darold Londo, Federal Resources Corp
Matthew Rother, Oakmont Group
Jeremy Jonas, Rock the USA
Ray Garfield, Garfield Public/Private LLC
Alex Vela, RM Exteriors Group LLC
Michael Mandarino, 123-Investing
Frank Scappaticci, Gray Line Investments
John Plumstead, Gray Line Investments
Chris Lopez, ProfiTank
Gibson Armstrong, Annapolis Leadership Institute
Tuesday, January 11th: Mindfulness Circle
The Mindfulness Circle is for 10X Vets members who want to optimize their performance by becoming fully present in their work and in their life. Increase your creativity, reduce your stress level, increase your attention span, and lower your anxiety alongside members who are interested in 10Xing their business and life through mindfulness.
Thursday, January 13th: Capital Circle
Increase your knowledge, network and net-worth in this group of entrepreneurs, real estate investors, investment fund managers, and start-ups who are raising capital.
Friday, January 14th: Digital Growth Circle
The Digital Growth Circle is for 10X Vets members who want to generate more business in the digital realm. Here, you’ll learn the best digital strategies, tactics and tools from experts and proven best practices from your peers.
Tuesday, January 18th: Government Contracting Circle
The 10X Vets Gov Con Circle helps aspiring entrepreneurs find both business and financial success in the Federal Government contracting industry.
Wednesday, January 19th: Real Estate Development Circle
This meeting is for 10X Vets members in the real estate development and construction industry who want to grow their network, increase their knowledge and win more work.
Thursday, January 20th: Community Meeting
All members meet monthly for cross-industry networking and knowledge sharing.
10X Vets is for military veterans who want to grow their businesses to a new level.
As fellow military veterans and entrepreneurs, we know you have the inner qualities it takes to succeed as a business owner, but we also know how difficult it can be to become one. This is why we built 10X Vets for you—so you can grow your business while working alongside fellow military veterans who share common attributes of intelligence, integrity and grit.
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