Transition from Military Service into Tech.
No Coding Required.

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Sean's Successful Track Record Helping Vets Transition Into Tech

RaeAnne Pae

Facebook, US Army

Ray Gobberg

WalkMe, Google, US Air Force

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Ian Faison – Victory Media, U.S. Army

“The Academy is the perfect training ground for transitioning veterans getting into tech. You’ll learn cutting edge sales/marketing tactics and implement with real companies.  You don’t need to be a computer whiz to be in tech, but you do need a rock-solid understanding of the ecosystem.  Ideal for veterans who seek a fast-paced environment where the training wheels come off quickly.”

You Will Work with Real Companies on Live Projects.

Want to transition from military service into a non-tech role at a tech company and begin making a meaningful difference from day one? The Academy helps smart, driven, creative thinkers gain real experience and transition into new careers. Be among the next wave of innovators in this exciting industry. Break into Tech. #NoCodingRequired
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David Stewart – Academy Student, US Air Force

“In an effort to direct my own life, I decided that the best way to extend and expand my abilities was to attend the Academy because it appealed to my desire for a high tempo, real-world deep dive into tech business development.”

Meet Your New Network

The Academy can help you harness your elite military training and experience, and focus it on breaking into the tech sector, while also tapping into our extensive network, which already includes veterans. You’ll work closely with innovators, while developing your own areas of expertise. And with each new Academy cohort, your network of like-minded peers will grow while your professional network continues to expand.

Meet your incredible community of professional mentors who have built and sold tech companies, helped shaped the future of tech, and are now lending their advice, experience and expertise to you. You’ll be gaining insights and knowledge from the brightest minds in the industry, and making lifelong connections.

Will Bunker

Founding Partner GrowthX, Co-Founder GrowthX Academy,

Ian Faison

Victory Media

RaeAnne Pae


Ray Gobberg

WalkMe, Google

Jared Nielsen

RedOwl, Apple

Colin Supko

Patriot List

Travis Wright

Huawei, Symantec

Dr. John McQuaid

San Francisco VA, Veterans Health Administration

Akili King


David Lim Army
David Lim

Marketing Manager, Demand Generation

Julia DeBari

UX Program Director, Lead UX Instructor

Marina Broido

UX Designer

Sean Sheppard

Founding Partner, GrowthX and Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Dr. Wayne Neale

Co-Founder, GrowthX Academy

Hitesh Parashar

Product Management and Marketing Leader

Tania Sheppard

Brtania, Director of Community at GrowthX Academy

Kory Kredit

Manager, Product Design/Product Experience at FusionSoft

Conrad Wadowski

CEO & Founder at

David Kolodny

Wilbur labs

Max Altschuler

SalesHacker, Udemy

Sean Ellis

Josh Fechter

Co-Founder BAMF Media

Nir Eyal

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,

Jennifer Cordova

Senior Interaction Designer, Intuit

Noam Segal

Experience Researcher, Airbnb

Phil Balagtas

Design Director, GE Aviation Digital Solutions

Catherine Cooper

Founder, EmpathyWise

Jamal Nichols

Human Centered Design Expert and Design Educator

Carlos Ramon

Compass, Akamai, PeopleSoft

Doug Landis

Growth Partner @ Emergence Capital

Lydia Laurenson

News Deeply, Journalism for Brands

Marco Salsiccia

Accessibility Consultant, Lyft

Mark Breier

In-Q-Tel, Amazon

Lauren Feldman

Girls in Tech

Bob Lehto


Troy Effner

Sr. UX Researcher, Wells Fargo

Camille Rickets

First Round Capital

Michael Mitchell

User Experience Design Strategist, Simplicit Inc.

David Dulany

Act-On Software, Inc.

Dr. Rebecca Homkes

Director, Ashridge Strategy Management Centre

Josephine Foucher

Hotwire, AgilOne

Samir Patel

SearchForce, 500S

Mary Anderson

Dolby Labs

Ryan Kulp founder and Marketer/Developer

Max Shevyakov


Phyllis Davidson

Oracle, SiriusDecisions

Vasil Azarov

Startup Socials, Growth Marketing Conference

Paul Donovan

SAP, Ariba

Kevin Wheeler

Future of Talent Institute

Jared Brick

Founding Director at Brick House Media Co

Eric Bouck


Zack Onisko

Autodesk, Hired

Ralph Barsi

Achievers, Service Now

Brian Burnett

SAP, Cloudera, IBM

Scott Caito


Mara Lewis

Co-Founder, ID8

Jeremy Glassenberg

Product Strategy Consultant

Jorge Soto

Twitter, MoPub

Eli Schwartz

Survey Monkey

Mauria Finley

Citrus Lane

Tim Yandel


John Suh

Hyundai Ventures

Craig Wortmann

Professor of Entrepreneurial Selling, University of Chicago

Jonathan Chizick

Drippler, Samsung, Dell

Mick McGee

President and Co-Founder, EchoUser

Amy Huang

Director of User Experience, Blurb

Laura Klein

Author, UX for Lean Startups

David Krevitt

Coach, IDEO, BlackRock

Steli Efti

Adam Wald

Lyft, BlueCrew

Lloyed Lobo, Cofounder, & Boast Capital

Dionne Mischler

Inside Sales by Design

Sam Parr

The Hustle, The Anti-MBA

Chris Ortolano

DiscoverOrg, Sales Hacker, Inc., AA-ISP

Vincent Dignan

Magnific, Planet Ivy

Dan Murphy

Elay Cohen


Sujan Patel

Web Profits

Rally Pagulayan

Vice President of Experience Design, EchoUser

Shawnda Williams

Sr Manager User Experience & Visual Design, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Lael Sturm

LPS Solutions, LAVAN, Choice Maternity

James Scott


Kumar Thangudu

Launch Puppies

Emilie Davis

Manager of Customer Success, Periscope Data

Annie Chiou

The Creative Group

Michael Lubin

Hint Health

Josh Fraser

Torbit (Acquired by Walmart)

Misbah Ashraf

Partner, India Goes Global

Bob More


Mario Martinez Jr.

Founder, Vengreso

Joshua Jansen

ApplePie Capital

Yuriy Timen


Derric Haynie

Vulpine Interactive

Conor Lee


Zach Lukasiewicz

Double or Trouble

Kenneth To

Solve Growth

Sharon Neo

Digital Influence Lab

Theo Mandel

User Experience Design and Usability Research Consultant

Lindsey Phillips

Bluewolf, an IBM company

Julia McKellar

Bluewolf, an IBM company

Dan Olsen

Product Management and Lean Startup Consultant and Coach, Olsen Solutions

Cynthia Johnson

Ipseity Media

Shona Reed

Sr. UX Researcher, Autodesk

Amy Malinowski

Design Lead, Moneythink

Arjun Arora

500 Startups

Mark Donohue

Catalyst Insight Partners

Lincoln Murphy

Storm Ventures

Lisa Ratner

UX Designer and Researcher, Greenfield Labs / Ford Smart Mobility

E.L. (Liz) Fox

Senior Product Designer, Salesforce

Dan Cohen

CEO, Accomplio

Alan Van Pelt

Design Research & Strategy Consultant, Stanford University

Dan McGaw

Effin Amazing

Shilpi Agarwal

Social Strategi

Dane Howard

Chief Experience Officer, Trov Inc.

Ashmi Pathela

Growth & Strategy Consultant

Scott King


Steve Crepeau

True Sales Results LLC

Amy Slater

Amy Slater Consulting

Dulma Altan

Bill Marcus

MobileForce Software

Sameer Bhasin

Marketing and Brand Strategist

Honey Patel

Business Operations, Uber

Gilad Shamri

Growth Marketing Consultant

Nicolette Mullenix

Dynamic Signal

Dave Hawley


Tami McQueen


Ashley Welch

Co-Founder, Somersault Innovation

Pushpa Ithal


Victoria Waksman

Business Development, Partnerships and Program Management

Aurelia Setton

B2B Sales, Customer Experience, Angel Investor

Tony Yang

VP of Marketing & Startups Advisor

Yow-Hann Lee

Amazon, Lytro

Robyn Bald


Andrew Oddo

Bowery Capital

John Ledoux

John Ledoux #thegrowthdude

Clinton Reeves

Pivotal Software

Troy Wendt

Bell Rock Consulting

Kunal Punjabi

Product Management / Marketing Executive & Startup Advisor

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