Why We DO What We Do

Dr. Wright’s transition from Service Member to Project Manager was long, slow and arduous.  He struggled to gain the right combination of experience, degrees, credentials, demonstrable skills, and ability to translate his value cogently for civilian hiring managers, recruiters, and human resource professionals.  

However, once he translated his military experience and talent into the context of project management though, his fortunes changed immediately, and rapidly!  He had found the land of milk and honey that is a meaningful, lucrative career in project management!  

He now dedicates the full measure of his decades of experience, education, training, and skills as a Veteran, business executive, professor, project manager, and hiring manager to help bring his Veteran Brothers and Sisters into this same bountiful career!

To help him help Military Members become Project Managers, he has assembled a team of industry experts delivering a Veteran-specific transition program that creates a bridge between industry, profession, and Veteran.  The result is a powerful, proven end-to-end value stream producing exceptionally well-qualified project managers ready to deliver immediate value to organizations day one.

Priorities & Passion

Our Mission

We help Military Veterans become Project Managers by inspiring them about the incredible value of their military experience to the lucrative field of project management, training them how to manage civilian projects and earn professional certifications, and preparing them and placing them with employers who value their experience and expertise.

Our vision

We will be the premiere project management trainer of choice for the Military, Defense, and Veteran communities; and we will be a leader in the movement to help military Members, Veterans, and Retirees make a successful transition to civilian life after their honorable and dedicated service to their country.

Our Philosophy

We only took off the uniform, not our oath to our Brothers and Sisters; not one of them gets left behind.

 

Our Values

  • Integrity - We believe in honesty and transparency.  We treat everyone with respect and dignity, and provide the absolute best value that we can possibly deliver. We seek to instill confidence in our clients that they are well prepared and can always count on us to deliver the mission and results they expect.  We do this out of the depths of our heart with a passion to help other people succeed, even at the expense of ourselves.

  • Commitment - We believe that our success is measured only by how successful we help our clients become. We are committed to the success of everyone we work with.

  • Excellence - We believe in doing the best we can at everything we attempt. We continually seek improvement in our processes, technology, relationships, and ultimately our character.  We strive to ensure that our clients receive the absolute best training, preparation, support, and customer service available anywhere.

We are all decorated Veterans, Veteran spouses, or Veteran children, successful project managers, and proven educators, meaning you have access to the best possible cadre and staff!

Meet your VETS2PM Team…

ERIC "DOC" WRIGHT, PH.D., PMP, CPD

ERIC "DOC" WRIGHT, PH.D., PMP, CPD

Founder & CEO

Doc Wright is the Founder & CEO of Vets2PM, LLC, and Vet Stone, LLC, with expertise in financial and project management, accounting, leadership, adult instruction, and PMP exam application completion and audit defense. Eric is dedicated to helping Military Veterans profoundly change their lives through project management, entrepreneurship, and AI. Doc served active duty during the Gulf War Era in the U.S. Navy and Post-911 as a federalized California National Guardsman. His project portfolio includes several enterprise-wide financial system upgrades, multiple accredited curricula, retail and customer service delivery, audits, and human capital projects. He has also held many academic leadership and faculty positions, and is the Treasurer of the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses.

JEREMY BURDICK, AP, PMP

JEREMY BURDICK, AP, PMP

COO

Accomplished Manager with more than 20 years of experience leading Project, Program, and Operational initiatives within a large, diverse organization. Expertise in foreign affairs, policy analysis, and instruction, training, and development within the aviation industry. Adept at leading small and large high performance teams toward a common goal, safeguarding operations, assets, and enabling streamlined processes and significant manpower and cost savings. A natural communicator, effectively liaising at all levels, on joint / international collaborations, and within multi-cultural environments. Technical proficiency in building Access databases and working with Microsoft Office and Adobe suites. Notable business acumen and leadership in lean process improvements. United States Air Force Veteran.

DJ MCCORD, MSM, PMP

DJ MCCORD, MSM, PMP

Director of Education

DJ McCord is a USMA graduate and military Veteran with 25+ years as an officer in the Regular Army, the US Army Reserve, and on the General Staff of the Indiana Guard Reserve.  He has 15 years’ experience as a project manager in diverse industries such as pharma, military, publishing, agricultural/chemical, and health care, on projects with state-wide and national scope.  DJ holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, with a concentration in Project Management, and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.  He has co-authored published articles on project/personnel management and has taught at 3 different universities in the state of Indiana.

MIKE HOAL, MBA, PMP

MIKE HOAL, MBA, PMP

CFO

Mike Hoal is a Veteran of the U.S. Army (Sergeant First Class, Military Intelligence). His project portfolio includes several ERP implementations, 2 CRM implementations, and several other technology-focused projects. Mike’s passion is in helping veterans transition successfully into meaningful careers in project management where their values, dedication, integrity, and leadership can shine and be a value-add to any organization.

KELLY WRIGHT

KELLY WRIGHT

Director of Student Services

Kelly Wright is Director of Client Services with Vets2PM, utilizing her background in business management and experience running a successful Internet-based start-up to provide exceptional client relationship management. Additionally, she leverages her project management skills and abilities to plan, manage, and deliver, project and business process success to grow Vets2PM’s services.

 

CATHY MICLAT

CATHY MICLAT

Director of Career Services

Cathy Miclat is a professional resume writer and executive search recruiter with expertise in many industries, including helping transitioning veterans to find their ‘civilian’ voice.  Over the past 23 years she has worked in recruiting and human resources, evaluating candidate credentials against specific job requirements, and facilitating overall best fit scenarios.  

 

BRIAN NISWANDER, MBA

BRIAN NISWANDER, MBA

Interview Skills Workshop Facilitator

Brian Niswander is an Air Force Veteran with over 24 years of experience with Fortune 500 and public sector organizations with a diverse career that includes marketing, management, strategic planning, global distribution, supply chain, and manufacturing. During the seminar, you’ll learn his unwritten interviewing rules that have been developed through first-hand experience as a hiring manager, job candidate, interview coach, and marketing professional. 

EVAN MORGAN, MPM, PMP

EVAN MORGAN, MPM, PMP

Mentor & Instructor

Evan Morgan is a retired prior-enlisted Air Force officer with broad experience across military, private sector, and federal government project and program management. During his military career, he led projects surrounding communications electronics R&D, service contract outsourcing, process improvement, and large-scale reorganizations. As a C-level executive in the technology sector, Evan managed strategically-aligned programs that enabled double-digit growth for his award-winning company and fueled his passion for Project Portfolio Management.

JOEY EISENZIMMER, MBA, PMP

JOEY EISENZIMMER, MBA, PMP

Marketing Manager

Joey Eisenzimmer is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and transitioned after five years of active duty service in 2013. While on active duty, Joey served as a military police officer and special reaction team member, collaborating and training with both state and federal law enforcement agencies, leading operations and training Marines along with civilian police officers. Joey is a graduate of the Vets2PM course and earned his PMP® in 2015. He holds an MBA with concentrations in Digital Marketing and Project Management. Joey also works as an SEO Project Manager and has several years of experience in digital marketing.

GARRIK DENNIS, PMP

GARRIK DENNIS, PMP

Mentor & Instructor

Garrik Dennis is a US Army veteran, having earned his PMP certification through Vets2PM in 2017. His project experience ranges from small-unit tactical planning to brigade-level communications upgrades. Garrik is passionate about assisting veterans in their pursuit in earning project management certifications, as well as helping them through the military transition process altogether.