Jesse was born and raised in Ridgewood, NJ and joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17 as an Infantry Rifleman. After receiving a secret clearance he was assigned to guard nuclear and strategic weapons for two years and held various leadership roles. Shortly after his transition to Camp Pendleton, CA he deployed to Iraq in 2007 with 1st Battalion 1st Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division for a 7 month combat deployment. During his deployment he conducted over 180 missions in the Al An Bar Province as the body guard to the mission commander and lead turret gunner.
Jesse founded HonorVet Inc. in 2010 as part of his dedication to give back to the Veterans' community, of which he is an active member as an executive council member for VFW, American Legion Member, and frequent volunteer at events hosted in his local Veterans Hospital. Jesse held a regional executive position for a security and investigations company managing operations in multiple states. Jesse is currently the General Manager for System One and directs corporate initiatives nationally, which are aimed at promoting employment for veterans of all generations. Jesse has been featured on Fox & Friends, MSNBC, USA Today, PBS's Healthy Minds, and New York 1. He has been a keynote speaker at Syracuse University, University of Connecticut, corporate summits, local schools, veteran organizations, and public gatherings. In November 2010 he was selected as an honorary captain for the Syracuse University Football team.
Jesse is the Executive Producer for the Unity For Vets Concert series which kicked off it's first concert on November 11th, 2011 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The concert featured Bret Michaels with special guests: ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons, Ellis Hall, Cuba Gooding Jr., and The Unity All-Star Band. Jesse sits on the Board of Trustees for the Patriot Brass Ensemble and the Board of Directors for the Aaron Grider Foundation. He was honored as the 2010 "Dream and Innovation Award" recipient from Syracuse University for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program and the 2011 "Courage Award" recipient from the Care Plus Foundation for his work to lower the stigma of mental illness.
Executive Vice President / Co – Founder
James McCain was inspired to enlist in the military after seeing his hero Pat Tillman leave the NFL for a career in the Army, in 2006 he joined the Marine Corps. He was first assigned to 1st Battalion 1st Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division as an Infantry Rifleman in 2006. In July of 2007 he was deployed to Iraq with 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, and served as point man for his infantry squad. Upon his return back to the United States he was selected to join the Scout Sniper Platoon and served with them for 2 years. James deployed for a second time in 2009 as part of the 13 Marine Expedition Unit to the South Pacific in order to conduct training and humanitarian aid operations.
James joined HonorVet.org as a Co-founder and Executive Vice President after seeing one of his closest friends from the Marines spiral out of control after transitioning out of the service. His friend became heavily depressed and suffered from PTSD resulting in drug use and homelessness. James has made it his life's mission to help Veterans who struggle after separation from the military. He is currently attending Texas A&M University and majoring in History.
James is the Executive Producer for the Unity For Vets Concert series which kicked off it's first concert on November 11th, 2011 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The concert featured Bret Michaels with special guests: ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons, Ellis Hall, Cuba Gooding Jr., and The Unity All-Star Band. He was elected as the Treasurer of the Student Veterans Association for Texas A&M in 2011. James was honored as the 2011 Courage Award recipient from the Care Plus Foundation for his work to lower the stigma of mental illnesss.
Chief Operating Officer
Dick Moore has a strong track record of executive management and maximizing shareholder value in leadership positions in early stage and start-up IT ventures, as well as in large public corporations. Currently, Mr. Moore is CEO of Odeo, a private company based in New York.
Odeo provides a world class SaaS video management solution, making it easy for companies to use video as a tool to communicate with their employees, partners and customers. Prior to joining Odeo, Mr. Moore served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Financial Fusion, a Sybase Subsidiary; served as SVP at Cygent Systems later becoming CEO; and was Senior Vice President of Sales at Pyramid Technology. He began his career at Unisys Corporation where he spent his first seventeen years in advancing positions. Mr. Moore is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Chief Nate White
National Director of Public Safety Opportunities
Nate enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in 1975. He served with 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division as well as the 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. He was honorably discharged in 1979 with the rank of Sergeant (E-5). Nate joined the Phoenix Fire Department in 1980. He has held certifications as a Paramedic, HazMat Technician and as an Airport Rescue Firefighter during his 31 year career. He attended the Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy and was P.O.S.T. certified as an AZ Peace Officer in 1998 through the fire department Arson Investigators program. Nate currently works as a Command Officer for the Phoenix Fire Department and holds the rank of Battalion Chief.
Thomas Amon, Esq
General Counsel / Board Member
Tom Amon is a director and general counsel of HonorVet. Mr. Amon is an attorney practicing in New York City specializing in corporate and securities matters.
Tom is a U.S. Army veteran who has been active in supporting veterans groups and promoting veterans’ rights for over 40 years. In addition to his work for HonorVet, Tom sits on many corporate and not-for- profit Boards. Tom is married and has three sons – he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
National Director for the HonorVet Corps
Alyson became involved in HonorVet in 2010 after being inspired by the organization’s clear, relevant mission and dedicated team. Her interest in veterans’ causes stems from her father’s Army service in Vietnam, her grandfathers’ Army and Coast Guard service in WWII, as well as the military service of other friends and relatives.
Alyson utilized her experience as a supporter of charitable institutions to devise HonorVet’s Young Professionals program (the “Corps”). HonorVet Corps will be an inclusive volunteer and donor organization, respectful of the time and resources of participants. These regional groups are comprised of a local board, a fundraising committee and a recruitment squad. All participation levels are designed with clear roles and expectations, largely set by the local membership group itself.
Alyson is Vice President Corporate Strategy & Assistant to the President at Signature Bank, a New York commercial bank serving privately owned companies and their owners. She joined Signature Bank in July 2000, ten months prior to its opening, to establish its sales incentive program and develop pricing for certain product offerings. Alyson is a graduate of La Salle University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She was raised in Yorktown Heights, NY and currently resides in Manhattan.
Director of Marketing & PR
Alexandra became interested in HonorVet due in part to its innovative "holistic" and Web-centric approach. She believes that providing an array of capabilities, accessible anytime and anywhere via Web or mobile, is the best way to connect with and really helping our veterans though challenging times and ultimately to meaningful employment.
Beginning in High School Alexandra volunteered at an assisted living home for the elderly. Every week she would spend time visiting, reading, and helping those in need. Some of whom were veterans. Alexandra never forgot the passion and pride those veterans voiced for the country they so love and served.
Alexandra will be responsible for supporting HonorVet's marketing and outreach in collaboration with our PR and Advertising firms, coordinating with HonorVet management on the overall marketing budget, strategy and initiatives. Her focus is to raise the overall awareness of HonorVet while collaborating with other team members like our Public Safety team to provide the necessary marketing and advertising services for them to achieve success.
Alexandera is a recent graduate of Suffolk University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast journalism.