Vet Pivot

Jan 26 2021 73 mins 4

Vet Pivot -- Join former United States Air Force Master Military Training Instructor Matt Kuchera as he breaks down the critical topics facing veterans and transitioning service members today. Matt talks candidly about how to take your career and post-military life to the next level and dominate your post-service success journey.

Vet Pivot, Episode 6 - The one with Mike Zacchea and Musical Guest King Moe
Oct 21 2019 58 mins  
Mike Zacchea is the Executive Director of the US Veterans Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, Mike founded the UConn Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, through which he has helped veterans start more than 140 businesses. Mike helped form a non-profit organization of military advisers in 2006 to help Iraqi interpreters immigrate to the United States, known nationally as Netroots: the List Project. He served on a multi-agency cross-disciplinary working group chaired by the CT Dept of Veterans Affairs focusing on veteran reintegration, education, training, and workforce re-entry issues. Mike founded the CT Veterans Chamber of Commerce 501(c)6 organization in 2013. Since 2013, the Chamber has successfully lobbied and helped pass a number of laws promoting veterans workforce reintegration and access to healthcare in CT. He was recognized as the 2012 Veterans Business Champion by the Small Business Administration, and inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame. Mike serves on several veterans advisory boards for elected officials. Mike was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs for the Small Business Administration in 2015, and in 2018 became the Chairman and was re-appointed to a three year term, advising the Administrator on policies and issues affecting more than 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses producing more than $1.2 trillion in GDP.The music on this episode is by King Moe, a hip-hop artist on The Marine Rapper's label Ninja Punch Records. Songs on this episode:Rebel BluesFresher Than YouMove in Silence (ft. Love Keyyz)

Vet Pivot, Episode 4 - The one with Ronaldo Linares and musical guest Ricky Sweum
Oct 07 2019 69 mins  
Ronaldo Linares is a Marine Corps veteran and celebrity chef who has authored a Latino Cuisine cookbook for Diabetics which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Following his Marine Corps service, Ronaldo enrolled in the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City where he graduated with high honors. In 2016, Ronaldo was named Influencer of the Year by the Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM) and honored by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey as Culinary Person of the Year. Ronaldo has showcased his culinary style on Food Network’s Chopped and Supermarket Stakeout, BBC America’s crosscountry chef competition “Chef Race,” and appearances on WNBC, Fox News, Telemundo, and Univision. He is a popular featured chef presenter and speaker at live events including the Food Network’s “Food & Wine Festival,” the Diabetes EXPO, and The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.To learn more about Ronaldo you can go to his website by clicking here.Musical Guest: Ricky Sweum: Ricky Sweum is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, educator, and music producer. He is known for his six solo albums, dozens of sideman albums, and his 16 years of performing with and leading US Air Force Bands. Ricky is currently the leader of the jazz big band at the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West in the Bay Area, California. Ricky has performed and taught around the globe in places as wide-ranging as Carnegie Hall in New York City, remote Arctic Circle villages in Alaska, ancient Kabuki theaters in Japan, Muslim boarding schools in Indonesia, and cruise ships sailing through the Caribbean. He has played music for audiences in every US state, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, and Indonesia.To learn more about Ricky you can go to his website by clicking here.Songs Featured:Yesterday’s TomorrowSleeping ManConsciousness

Vet Pivot, Episode 3 - The one with Kevin O'Brien and musical guest Phat Phunktion
Sep 30 2019 57 mins  
Kevin O'Brien is THE Veteran Recruiter. Co-founder of Veteran Recruiting, his team is changing the way that businesses and veterans engage one another in order to drive better synergistic outcomes. Kevin has been in the industry for more than twelve years and has pioneered the virtual career fair space, having connected more than 4 million veterans with more than 1300 industry leading companies. You can learn more about Kevin and his company at Kevin is also organizing a Veteran Hiring Event on the Battleship New Jersey in Philadelphia, PA which will be an event that any organization or transitioning Veteran will not want to miss!For Information on Career Fairs Phunktion, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students formed in 1996, have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world. A nine-piece tour de force that combines the polish of top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is today one of the most talked about bands in the Midwest. Their self-produced CDs have sold in the thousands, and their live shows sell-out virtually everywhere they perform. In their hometown of Madison, WI, they have been known to attract crowds of upwards of 5,000 people. To check out more you can find them in the iTunes store, stream them on Spotify or other major music outlets. Songs featured:Well Run DryKnockin' em DownHigher

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