Did you realize that veterans are highly successful entrepreneurs, even more so than their non-veteran counterparts? They apply principles and disciplines from their military service, as well as their higher education afforded by their service. However, Partner & veteran Derren Burrell also knows that access to startup capital is a huge roadblock for them. He’ll share what he is doing to change this. Derren Burrell’s bio.
Eric Bents, Executive Director for Field Operations, co-hosts the discussion.
A little about Derren Burrell:
Derren Burrell, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) has over 25 years as a professional financial manager in both public and private sectors. He is the Founder & President of Veteran Ventures Capital, LLC, an investment and consulting firm focused on scaling veteran-owned and led businesses. In this capacity he oversees all aspects of the company operations and fund management. Prior to this he served as the Chief Operating Officer for TAG Resources, LLC, a retirement service company with over $1.5 billion in assets under management (AUM), where he was responsible for tripling the AUM and doubling the company. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Certified Defense Financial Manager, and Level 3 Certified in the Secretary of Defense Financial Management Program.