In honor of Veterans Day, Silicon Couloir’s November 4th Chance Meeting will feature a presentation by combat veteran and organizational leader, Todd Hanna. Reflecting on his service as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, his two combat tours in Iraq, and his time leading and training Marines in various environments, Todd will share how the military leadership principles and lessons he learned during his time in service apply to leading companies, organizations, and teams of all types and sizes, across all industries.
If you want to know how a warrior ethos, mindset, and principles can improve your own leadership skills, your team’s effectiveness, and your company’s performance, this is a program you won’t want to miss!
A passionate, innovative, successful, organizational leader, Todd Hanna has extensive experience creating, leading, and improving organizations in the for-profit and non-profit environments, and is a decorated military veteran, having served two combat tours in Iraq as an officer in the Marine Corps from 2002 - 2008. Todd has led teams and organizations of all sizes and across multiple industries, including real estate, nonprofit, financial services, construction, online publishing, and consumer package goods. In addition to his operational leadership roles, he has served as a board member of Davos Brands (owner & developer of the highest quality, best-in-class wine and spirits brands) and as a Venture Partner at ATX Seed Ventures (an early-stage venture capital fund created by expert entrepreneurs serving emerging entrepreneurs). Todd has led and served on dozens of nonprofit boards, and is a co-founder of a youth leadership & mentoring organization, Explore Austin.
Todd is the founder & Principal of Belay On Advisors, a consulting firm he created with a mission to "guide and inspire organizations to new heights". Focused on helping start-up and early-stage companies grow and scale, Todd helps organizations in four primary areas: Leadership, Strategy, Purpose, & People. Todd has been formally recognized for his leadership throughout his career, and the organizations he has led have received awards such as "Best Place To Work", "Fast 50", and awards for vision and execution. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, is a former Outward Bound Veteran Instructor, and was an “Austin Under 40” award winner. In addition to his professional pursuits, Todd is a passionate outdoor adventurer, having climbed, hiked, biked, and paddled all over the country. He lives in Jackson Hole, WY with his wife and two, teenage sons.
FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!