Board of Directors
Devin B. Holmes, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warrior Gateway, Mr. Holmes is dedicated to connecting returning veterans with their local community as they transition to civilian life. His devotion to leverage and strengthen public-private partnerships provides veterans and their families with easy access to existing resources within the community. Mr. Holmes' development of the Warrior Gateway portal recently earned him a 2011 Federal 100 award and a 2012 ComputerWorld Honors Laureate award.
Mr. Holmes has over 17 years of technology experience in a variety of roles at start-ups and large corporations building innovative business-driven technology-savvy organizations. He has led software development and professional services teams globally as well as held executive management team positions at Startupers.com, The New York Times Company and OneSoft Corporation. Prior to Warrior Gateway, Mr. Holmes was engaged as a consultant at Cisco Systems to help IT and Marketing executives in a $1 Billion initiative. Leveraging both his fast-paced startup experience and a mature organizational focus, Mr. Holmes understands how to bridge the gap between technology and business while delivering measureable top line and bottom line results.
Mr. Holmes is a 2012 Young Leader at the French-American Foundation, holds MBA’s from both London and Columbia Business Schools and a BS in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
General Charles G. Boyd, USAF (Ret)
General Charles G. Boyd, United States Air Force (Ret.), was president and chief executive officer of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) from May 2002 until January 2010. Before joining BENS, he served as senior vice president and Washington program director of the Council on Foreign Relations.
General Boyd was commissioned through the aviation cadet program in July 1960 and retired in 1995 after 35 years of service. A combat pilot in Vietnam, he was shot down on his 105th mission and survived 2,488 days as a prisoner of war. The only POW from that war to achieve the four-star rank, General Boyd’s final military assignment was as deputy commander in chief of U.S. forces in Europe. His other assignments as a general officer include vice commander of Strategic Air Command’s 8th Air Force, director of plans at Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., and commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours.
Following his retirement from active duty, he served as the Director, 21st Century International Legislators Project for the Congressional Institute, Inc. and strategy consultant to then Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. In July 1998 he became executive director of the Hart-Rudman National Security Commission, which foresaw the growing terrorist threat to the United States well before the September 11, 2001 attacks and advocated priority attention be devoted to homeland security.
His military decorations include the Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with combat “V” and two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters.
General Boyd is a native of Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Air War College, as well as the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at Harvard University.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nixon Center, BENS, DRS Technologies, Inc., and Forterra Systems, Inc; is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Air University Foundation; and serves on the Transformation Advisory Group for U.S. Joint Forces Command as well as the U.S. European Command Senior Advisory Group.
David Foster is the Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organization dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.
From 1989 to 2006, Mr. Foster served as Director of United Steelworks District 11, a region spanning from Minnesota to Washington State and Alaska. From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Foster served on USW’s International Executive Board, governing union affairs in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Board’s task force on environmental policy, bridging the divide between works and environmentalists in the Northwest and throughout the United States.
Mr. Foster sits on the Advisory Committee of the Alliance for Climate Protection, chaired by former Vice President Al Gore. Mr. Foster is also the co-chair, with Mayors R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis and Christopher B. Coleman of Saint Paul, of the Mayors’ Green Manufacturing Initiative. Mr. Foster serves as adjunct faculty at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, teaching on the challenges to industrial unions in the global economy. Mr. Foster has also taught in the Maters in Advocacy and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Mr. Foster sits on the board of directors of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.
In 2008, Mr. Foster was one of two inaugural winners of the Peter A.A. Berle Environmental Integrity Award. The award recognizes demonstrated courage and integrity in defense of the environment by public officials and private citizens in the U.S. In 2004, Mr. Foster was awarded the Jane Lehman Bagley Award from the Tides Foundation for his work building labor-environmental coalitions in the United States.
Colonel Jack H. Jacobs, USA (Ret)
Jack Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, New York. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and entered the U.S. Army in 1966 as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program. Col. Jacobs served as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, executive officer of an infantry battalion in the 7th Infantry Division, and commanded the 4th Battalion 10th Infantry in Panama. A member of the faculty of the US Military Academy, Jacobs taught international relations and comparative politics for three years, and he was a member of the faculty of the National War College in Washington, DC.
He was in Vietnam twice, both times as an advisor to Vietnamese infantry battalions, and he is among the most highly decorated soldiers from that era, having earned the Medal of Honor, two Silver Stars, and three Bronze Stars. Jacobs retired as a Colonel in 1987. He was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of AutoFinance Group Inc, one of the firms to pioneer the securitization of debt instruments; the firm was subsequently sold to Key Bank. He was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust, where he ran foreign exchange options worldwide and was a partner in the institutional hedge fund business, and he founded a similar business for Lehman Brothers. He retired in 1996 to pursue investments.
He is a principal of The Fitzroy Group, a firm that specializes in the development of residential real estate in London and invests both for its own account and in joint ventures with other institutions. He serves on a number of charitable boards of directors and is the Vice Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He holds the McDermott Chair of Humanities and Public Affairs at the US Military Academyand is an on-air analyst for NBC News. Colonel Jacobs is also the author of the Colby Award-winning memoir, “If Not Now, When?,” released by Penguin in October 2008.
In 2011, Colonel Jacobs received a Murrow Award, and was nominated for an Emmy for his on- air reporting in NBC’s, Iraq: The Long Way Out.
Anthony Scaramucci is founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with $6.9 billion in total assets under management and advisory as of November 30, 2012. Founded in 2005, SkyBridge serves a wide range of market participants through its investment portfolio comprised of multi-strategy fund of hedge fund products, customized separate account portfolios and hedge fund advisory services. The firm also produces a large, annual investment conference in the U.S. and Asia known as the SkyBridge Alternatives (“SALT”) Conference.
A frequent commentator and speaker, Mr. Scaramucci is the author of The Little Book of Hedge Funds: What You Need to Know About Hedge Funds but the Managers Won’t Tell You (Wiley: May 2012) and Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul (Wiley: May 2010). He is a regular contributor to CNBC.
Prior to founding SkyBridge, Mr. Scaramucci co-founded Oscar Capital Management, an investment partnership and managed accounts business which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Upon Neuberger Berman’s sale to Lehman Brothers in 2003, he served as a managing director in its Investment Management Division. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Scaramucci was at Goldman Sachs & Co., where in 1993 he became a vice president in Private Wealth Management.
Mr. Scaramucci earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a board member of Warrior Gateway and The Brain Tumor Foundation, sits on the Board of Advisors for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University and is a member of the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee. Mr. Scaramucci is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New York Award in the Financial Services category.
In 2004 in response to the nationwide outpouring of support following Pat’s death, together with family and friends, Marie established the Pat Tillman Foundation. Actively involved since its inception, first as a member of the Foundation’s board of directors and now as President, Marie led the effort to redefine the Foundations’ mission in 2008 by developing a major initiative – the Tillman Military Scholars program. This program aims to create the next generation of leaders by helping a select group of veterans, active service members and their spouses fulfill their academic dreams.
A native of San Jose, California, Marie graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and early in her career worked in marketing and production at The Arizona Republic and ESPN before leaving to focus full time on philanthropy.
Marie is passionate about not only supporting veterans but shares her story to encourage all young people to get involved in serving their communities. She has been a featured speaker at the United States Air Force Academy Center for Character Development, University Of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Harvard Kennedy School and Clinton Global Initiative University.
Marie is also a writer and has contributed to a variety of projects. Grand Central Publishing released her memoir about love, loss and life, entitled The Letter in June 2012.
The Honorable Thomas Eugene White, USA (Ret)
Thomas Eugene White served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 23 years, rising to the rank of Brigadier General serving as an Armored Cavalry Officer. Mr. White served two combat tours in Vietnam, and six years in Germany culminating in command of the 11th Armored Cavalry regiment.
Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. White served as Chairman/CEO of Enron Power Corporation, Enron Operations Corp, Enron Ventures Corp., and Enron Energy Services.
In 2001, Mr. White was nominated by President George Bush, and confirmed by the US Senate to become the 18th Secretary of the Army. Mr. White led the Army through the early days of the Global War on Terror, until he left office in May 2003. Mr. White helped found DKRW Energy, a partnership focused on developing alternative energy infrastructure.
Mr. White’s military decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, four Legions of Merit, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, and the Grand Merit Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. White serves as the Honorary Colonel of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. In 2010, Mr. White was designated a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy.
Mr. White holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, and a Master of Science Degree from the US Naval Postgraduate School.