Our Mission

Hope For The Brave has one simple focus - build bridges that link military service members to the right people, the right training and the right support to have successful careers once they transition out of the military.

Our Vision

We want to be the place veterans turn to for support and guidance as they navigate civilian life after serving our country.

Our Story

We started Hope For The Brave because we have a collective passion for leadership, mentoring others and giving back. With Kevin being a veteran of the U.S. Army, focusing our passion on a specific group of individuals, veterans, made perfect sense to us.  Once we identified that there were gaps in the process of transitioning from military to civilian life, we knew that we could help.

Since starting our organization, we've been overwhelmed by the support of our friends, family and business connections who want to help support our veterans and Hope For The Brave's mission. We are so excited to offer our programs to all veterans in need of career and business guidance.

Meet the Founders

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Kevin McClendon

Co-Founder & President

US Army Veteran 

Amie Thompson

Co-Founder & Vice-President

Meet Our Advisors

If you've been a part of any business, you understand the importance of having the right team. In building Hope For The Brave, we've been fortunate enough to have an incredible group of business leaders supporting us every step of the way.

Diversity is the most critical component of building the right team of advisors. We've assemble a group that has diverse backgrounds, experiences, opinions and ideas. Together, this network is ultimately what will make Hope For The Brave a success.

To learn more about our initial advisors, click on the picture to read their bio.

Donald Thompson, Jr.

Tech Executive, Business Strategist, Author, Speaker

Paige Bayliss

Human Resources IT Business Executive

Erroll Reese

IT Executive & Entrepreneur, Sports Broadcaster

Elizabeth Overstreet

Technology and Healthcare Business Consultant

Brian Maloney

Vice President of Radio at Capitol Broadcasting Company

Frank Pollack

Marketing Executive & Entrepreneur