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VIP Instructors

The VIP program is proud to feature a distinguished roster of over 250 of industry leaders and government experts who generously volunteer their time to deliver classroom instruction over the six VIP curriculums . These seasoned professionals bring decades of real-world experience and invaluable insights, offering a unique opportunity to learn from some of the best.

Below is a small sample of some of the incredible people who pass on their knowledge and insights to Arm Vets to Win!

Carlos Rivera

Carlos Rivera

Vice President, Global Health Culmen International
U.S. Navy Veteran

Mr. Rivera provides leadership and day-to-day management of corporate operations. He has more than 30 years of experience working in the health and information management sectors.

Ira Koretsky

Ira Koretsky (VIP GRAD)

CEO, The Chief Storyteller®
U.S. Army Veteran

For more than 20 years, Mr. Koretsky has been a sought-after speaker, delivering more than 500 keynotes and workshops in 11 countries. He is a public speaking and storytelling coach, improving your individual and organizational performance through better communication. He has accelerated success for growing companies to Fortune 50 corporations, non-profits, charities, and government agencies around the world.

Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali (VIP GRAD)

President &Founder, TISTA Science and Technology Corporation
U.S. Navy Veteran

Mr. Ali has over 30 years of military, federal government, and civilian experience in engineering, information technology, cybersecurity, and project/program management. While serving, Ahmed worked on various aspects of engineering, fire control radar, weapons systems, electronic warfare, and communications.

Nichole D. Atallah

Nichole D. Atallah

Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC

Ms. Atallah counsels employers and their compliance professionals in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, family and medical leave, labor union negotiations and grievances, executive compensation, and reductions in force.

Gloria Larkin

Gloria Larkin

President & CEO, TargetGov

Ms. Larkin is a nationally recognized federal contract business development expert. She is the author of The Basic Guide to Government Contracting and the co-author of The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business. TargetGov clients have won over $10 billion in federal contracts.

Richard Pineda

Richard Pineda

President &CEO, CALIBRE Systems Inc.

Richard Pineda is responsible for establishing and overseeing the company’s strategic direction; establishing corporate policies; and managing the overall business, financial performance, and CALIBRE’s long-term growth.  Mr. Pineda comes to CALIBRE through the company’s recent acquisition of Spear, Inc., a professional Information Technology (IT) solutions provider.

Kimberly Buehle

Kimberly Buehler

Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs Office of the Secretary of the Army

Ms. Buehler provides executive leadership for all aspects of the Army's small business mission, including advocacy and outreach for all small business programs, development and dissemination of policies and procedures for execution of small business functions, and oversight for the execution of the small business program at the Army’s contracting activities--equating to more than $20 billion dollars of annual spending.

Tom Jarboe

Tom Jarboe (VIP GRAD)

President and CEO, AIRtec, Inc.
U.S. Coast Guard Veteran

Mr. Jarboe is a Certified export compliance professional – ITAR and seasoned Program Manager and International Cooperative/Foreign Military Sales negotiator at the Program Office, State, and DoD levels. His expertise encompasses managing, coordinating, and harmonizing talks between foreign countries and the U.S. military during all phases of program development, configuration control, and delivery and post-production maintenance/support.

Dr. Malio West

Dr. Malio West (VIP GRAD)

CEO, Global Accounting, LLC
U.S. Navy Veteran

Dr. West is a senior financial leader with 22 years of expertise in capital markets, debt markets, IPO readiness, and global mergers & acquisitions (M&A). He is dedicated to the administrative, financial, and risk management operation of the organization.

Mark Healy

Mark Healy

Vice-president & General Manager
National Defense Ball Aerospace

5 years – Army Combat Engineer and Paratrooper, 82nd ABN and 20th Engineers (ABN)
11 years as a SE and Manager at GE Aerospace, Martin, Lockheed Martin
18 years as a Program Manager, Director, VP and GM at Ball Aerospace
Involved in Strategic Planning and lead development and implementation of the National Defense Strategic Plan for the last 10+ years
Business has grown from $226M/year in 2015 to $849M/year in 2020 (despite COVID)

Susannah Raheb

Susannah Raheb

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Corporate Supplier Diversity & Regulatory Compliance Leader

Ms. Raheb possesses 23 years of professional experience. In this position, Ms. Raheb identifies strategic initiatives to help Lockheed Martin achieve its supplier diversity goals and objectives to maximize the corporation’s utilization of small businesses through subcontracting and partnering initiatives.

Bede Ramcharan

Bede Ramcharan

President & CEO Indatatech
U.S. Army Veteran

Bede Ramcharan retired in 2000 after 22 years from the U.S. Army as a Service-Disabled Veteran. He founded Indatatech, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Global Supply Chain Solutions Company that has performed work in over 12 countries and has operations ongoing in over 13 states.

Camille Geiger

Camille Geiger

The Boeing Company
Global Supplier Diversity Leader & SBLO

Ms. Geiger is responsible for the overall deployment, development and success of supplier diversity strategies and initiatives for Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.

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