Honoring our veterans, active duty military service members and their families who support them is something we do every day at StreetShares. Now, together with iHeart Media, we’re ‘Highlighting Our Heroes’ through a campaign featuring 25 exceptional StreetShares members. We’ve partnered with iHeart Media to tell stories over the next few months of our members, including veteran and military spouse business owners, military members, veterans and families who support them.
As a veteran-owned and veteran-run company, we’re dedicated to serving veterans through our financial solutions such as veteran business loans, the Patriot Express* Line of Credit, and government contract financing.
“Veterans, military service members and their families sacrifice for our country. We’re honored and humbled to help share their stories through the ‘Highlighting Our Heroes’ campaign with iHeart Media,” said Mark Rockefeller, CEO and Co-Founder of StreetShares and Iraq war veteran.
Tune in to BIG 100 in the Washington, DC metro region each weekday at 5:00pm EDT or stream online at iheartmedia.com to hear stories of our veterans, service members and military families. You can also subscribe to the StreetShares blog to be the first to know who we’re featuring or visit highlightingourheroes.com to see who's featured.
This Week’s Featured StreetShares Members
Claude Burns, Navy Veteran
Originally from Waldorf, Maryland, Claud graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 and spent six years on active duty in the Navy. He served as the Communications Officer on USS Abraham Lincoln and later as the Deputy CIO of the Center for SEAL and SWCC. After graduating from business school at MIT, he moved to Oakland, California to start his first company. Noble Brewer is a subscription-based beer club delivering craft beer from homebrewers. Claud continues to serve the veteran community today through is veteran small business.
Admiral Rob Wray, Retired Navy Veteran
Admiral Wray comes from a military family – in fact 19 members of his immediate family have worn a uniform to serve our country. After 38 years in uniform himself, Rob is now CEO of BlueStar HonorCare, which employs 55 people in Rockville, Maryland. BlueStar HonorCare was created to help America’s aging veterans and family members maintain healthy, safe and independent lives from their homes through technology including medical alert systems and more. The company’s mission is to continue to serve veteran families through its services and hiring veterans.
Lori and Lieutenant Colonel Carl Churchill, Army Veteran
Lori and Carl are co-founders of Alpha Coffee, a coffee shop in Salt Lake City, Utah and premium small batch coffee home delivery service. Carl is a retired US Army combat veteran who served 21 years, including multiple deployments to Central America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia. Their daughter, Denai is a key member of the Alpha Coffee team and their son, Trevor serves in the 19th Special Forces Group. The company donates coffee to deployed troops and a portion of its profits are donated to supporting military charities.
Brandon Shelton, Army Veteran
Brandon Shelton is the Founder and Managing Partner at Task Force X Capital (TFX), an advisory and venture capital firm focused on developing Veteran-owned startups. Brandon developed his financial, strategic and operational skills through various experiences in high intensity environments from the military after 9/11 to working as a banker on Wall Street in 2008. Brandon founded T2 Growth Advisors to connect these skills to startups and small businesses. He is also a Board Director at NAVSO and at the StreetShares Foundation.
Commander Colin Supko, Navy Veteran
Colin is a native of Nevada and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999. Colin served as a Navy SEAL Officer for 16 years to include three combat tours in the Middle East. He is currently the Commanding Officer for all west coast reserve SEALS. Colin holds multiple masters degrees from the University of San Diego and Stanford University. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Navy Commendation for Valor and is a two-time Startup founder. Colin's most recent venture, patriotlist.us is a safe and secure hyperlocal peer-to-peer market for members of the military, veterans, and their families.
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Over several weeks, we’ll feature highly impactful veterans and StreetShares members on iHeart Media’s BIG 100 radio station and on our blog. Be the first to know who will be featured that week by subscribing to our blog.
*This program is not associated with the SBA Patriot Express Loan Program, which was discontinued.