Joe has bootstrapped four companies that have generated more than $1 million in revenues, with MycroBurst reaching $5 million in revenues. Early in his career, Joe handled business development and sales at USA Networks and Doubleclick. He has extensive international business experience overseeing an operation with over 70 employees in 3 continents. Joe is often asked to speak on topics including veteran transition, leadership and entrepreneurship. He’s been featured in such publications as Fast Company, and Entrepreneur and Inc Magazines. Joe regularly advises and supports early stage companies.
Joe is a former Army Reserve Captain and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service in Iraq in 2004. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Marketing. Joe is a proud husband and father of 5 kids. He also serves on the board for the Liberty USO.
Sean Gwinner is an Army Veteran who served two combat tours in Iraq as an Infantry Team Leader. In his four years of service, he achieved the rank of Sergeant, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Sean holds a B.S in Exercise Physiology, AASI level 1 Adaptive and AASI level 2 snowboard certifications which allowed him to coach athletes with physical and mental superpowers. Sean successfully engineered and managed several million-dollar experiential marketing campaigns for companies including Pepsi, NASCAR, Energizer Personal Care, and Just Born Brands. Sean also became an investment advisor operating in the commercial real estate capital market. He went on to build Crownstone Investment Group, which saw $96,000,000 in sales $1,900,000 in revenue in its first 18 months. Sean then became CEO/Team Leader of two Keller Williams Market Centers who averaged $225,000,000 in combined annual sales. Sean now volunteers for Veterans Court in Chester County. He remains an avid snowboarder and wakeboarder, and at 34 is approaching his 11th competitive season of Rugby with the Northeast Philadelphia Irish.
Alexis Werner attends Temple University's Fox School of Business as an Entrepreneurship & Innovative Thinking major. At age 15, she started a non-profit called Seeds of Hope. The mission of the organization is to advocate for veterans suffering from poverty and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). She has recently finished a film, Our Way Home, which reached thousands of viewers from screenings at universities, businesses, and from airing on PBS. Her work at Bunker Labs allows her to continue her passion of helping veterans succeed.
Alexis's mother is a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves, and her stepfather was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Infantry Airborne.