Leadership Team​

Dedicated, mission-focused, and talented professionals honored to serve
our nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses

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  • Carlos Rivera

    Co-Founder – 7 Eagle Group Caribe

  • Dave Wallace

    Director of Military Veterans Affairs

  • Donnoven Rios

    Social Media Intern

  • Josh Begley

    Recruiting Manager

  • Mark McKee

    Tech Training Director

  • Mike Robertson

    Coaching Director

  • Tom Kurzeja

    Director of Defense Contracts

  • Warren Bruce

    Director of UAS/Drone Division​

  • Naomi Bunce

    Manager

  • Mark Cater

    Veteran Ambassador

  • David Davidson

    Director of Business Development

  • Selwyn Gishen

    Director of Finance

  • Jordie

    Jordie Kern

    Founder

  • Michael Mangiafico

    Puerto Rico Director

  • Becky O’Mahoney

    Career Development

  • David Palamar

    Client Relations

  • Jay Sheehan

    Director

Carlos Rivera

Co-Founder – 7 Eagle Group Caribe


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Dave Wallace

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Donnoven Rios

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Josh Begley

Recruiting Manager


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Mark McKee

Tech Training Director


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Warren Bruce

Director of UAS/Drone Division​


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I served in the Marine Corps for 21 years as an F/A-18 Hornet pilot and deployed overseas both in and out of the cockpit. In addition to my fleet time, I also worked service-level program requirements for Marine Corps Unmanned Aircraft Systems and fleet configuration requirements for the Marine Corps’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

I have also traveled to The Republic of Palau many times with the non-profit group Project Recover. This was to assist in resolving unanswered questions regarding circumstances surrounding US Missing In Action (MIA) service personnel from World War II.

I am also currently a pilot for a major US airline and can be seen enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather of southern California with my family during my time off.

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I had the privilege of flying the F/A-18 for my career in the Marine Corps. I can’t imagine the incredible challenges, day-in and day-out excitement and thrill, and life-long friendships made during this endeavor could ever be beat in another profession.

During an out of cockpit tour, I had the opportunity to serve as a Joint Tactical Airstrike Controller in the 1st Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) and we embedded with the 7th Iraqi Division in Al Anbar and Al Basrah, Iraq in 2008. 1st ANGLICO is a tough outfit with incredible combat arms professionals and it was a true honor to be a part of it.

A happy snap in the cockpit of an AirBus 321 as I conduct the First Officer role and responsibilities for the aircraft.

This was taken during a 2014 USMC pilgrimage to the island of Iwo Jima (now called Iwoto). This was taken on Green Beach where the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 28th Marine Regiment landed under intense fire. In the background is Mount Suribachi which is the location of the iconic photo taken of the flag raising by Joe Rosenthal.

This is a photo of the 2010 team of The Bentprop Project (now Project Recover) standing in the area of the last known position of a USMC F-4U Corsair pilot who was shot down by Japanese air defenses in the Republic of Palau. The venture is very much a joint effort by citizens of both the US and Palau who would like to honor the Americans who fought and died liberating Palau from imperial Japanese occupation and rule.

This is our little crew picking up our golden retriever puppy – Bindi. She is quite the handful but the kids love her a great deal so we will keep her around I suppose!

Naomi Bunce

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I recently relocated to Tampa, FL where I enjoy the beaches on the Gulf and spending my time with my 3 children. I studied Criminal Justice/Behavioral Science at the University of Hartford and worked as a Branch Manager specializing in recruitment for the Light Industrial and Manufacturing Industry for over 10 years. My Step Father is a Vietnam Vet. and my Nephew is Active Duty in the Army and is a Specialist in Military Police.

Mark Cater

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I retired as a State Recruiting Sergeants Major (SGM) and served in the Army/Army National Guard for a total of 26 years. Prior to coming to 7 Eagle Group, I worked as the VP of Brand Engagement/Talent Acquisition for Military Talent Source LLC, Veterans Representative for the Department of Labor and State Coordinator for the Military Family Program.

Some of my duties will be to develop long-term relationships with Strategic Partnerships with other recruiting firms, military installations, State veteran representatives, potential clients, sourcing/placing strong candidates as well as generating new clients, attending career fairs, conferences, military installations and industry events building collaboration with hiring managers.

I received a Bachelor of Science in multi-media visual communications from Phoenix University as well as a Master-Level human resources certificate. I also serve as a Dale Carnegie Assistant Instructor and a Dale Carnegie graduate of Leadership and Sales Programs as well as enjoy being a Life-Time member of the VFW.

I love to spend time with family and friends, going on nature outings, and  picnic BBQ’s. I enjoy traveling for work and pleasure, enjoy sports and am a HUGE Patriots fan! I love running my annual horseshoe tourney every July and have a passion for helping transitioning service members currently serving in the Guard/Reserve while assisting veterans to find career opportunities whenever possible.

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These are my 4 boys: Mark II, Todd, Seth and Drew.

My son Todd Graduated from Coast Guard Training at Cape May, NJ.

Enjoying our Annual Horseshoe Tourney that I host and run. This was the 30th year I have run this fun event.

I’m with the 2 board members of the Augusta Military Association (AAMA) BBQ for all members.

David Davidson

Director of Business Development


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I enjoyed a distinguished 26-year career as a Leading Chief Petty Officer with the Navy SEALs. I was in charge of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Program responsible for training and equipping Special Operation personnel for Clandestine Advanced Special Operations Worldwide.

I am highly skilled in all aspects of defense and security management to include tactical training, risk management, and experiential learning. I led over 20 combat missions in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I also served as an Army Special Forces Medic Green Beret (18D).

After retiring from the military, I worked as a security liaison for an oil company off of North Africa and as an off-road driving instructor for Polaris Defense United States Special Operations Command. I have worked with 7 Eagle Group for the last three years to help Veterans across the nation find quality employment and to help companies add highly talented employees to their teams.

I have been working with 7 Eagle for over 4 years and I am currently living in Hendersonville, NC. When I am not working, you can find me hiking on my mountain property.

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Selwyn Gishen

Director of Finance


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Jordie Kern

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I grew up in the small town of Chappaqua, NY, about 30 miles north of New York City. After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin and studied Advertising. I had a great time in Madison and loved meeting people from all over the Midwest, cheering on the Badgers, and eating my share of bratwurst! During  college summers, my buddy and I painted houses and I fell in love with the life of an entrepreneur. I was hooked and addicted to being my own boss.

After graduating, I moved back home and my brother and I started a venture with Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente’s family to bring youth baseball players to Puerto Rico for weeklong training camps. It was a blast and we even saw a handful of campers make it to the pros. We later ran a similar camp for the New York Rangers to bring youth hockey players from the U.S. to Canada. We launched a variety of other businesses during the years before I started 7 Eagle Group in 2014.

Supporting Veterans has been my true calling and passion. I only wish I started this much earlier in my career. In 1997 I made the best decision of my life and married my close childhood friend, Ellen. We now live in the college town of Amherst, Massachusetts, with our two amazing kids, Malina age 19, Eli age 13, and two crazy dogs . When I’m not working, I love doing anything with my family…especially, hiking, biking, and traveling.

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The GI Bill paid for my dad’s education at Brown U. He was always grateful for that opportunity because his parents didn’t have much money. He was a straight A student and captain of the baseball team. He even played against George Bush, Sr. who attended Yale U. Dad said Bush was a smooth fielder, but couldn’t hit a lick! He played pro ball with the Cleveland Indians and advanced to their AA Club before hanging up the cleats. His first contract was for a whopping $250/year! His folks couldn’t believe that he wanted to be a ballplayer after earning a prestigious college degree.

Dad served as an Army Scout and conducted small team missions ahead of the main troops and reported back on the enemy positions. He claimed he never actually saw combat, but after watching a WWII documentary about the Battle for Manilla, I’m pretty sure he was just holding back and protecting us from the horrors of war. I regret I didn’t asked more questions while he was alive. I remember asking him if he ever considered not enlisting. “No way,” he declared. “Every kid in the neighborhood including all my friends and high school classmates signed up immediately after Pearl Harbor. That was our duty. We never regretted it and it was a great honor to fight for our country. NBC television anchor, Tom Brokaw, was spot on…truly a “great generation!”

Dad grew up in a poor neighborhood in South Boston with immigrant parents (Spanish was his first language). In 1942, at age 17, he left the city limits for the first time in his life for the Philippines. I remember him telling me about how scared he and his best buddy were to be heading off to fight at such a young age, but grateful they were getting shipped out together. “We shared the same single cot on the ship because neither of us wanted to be alone. We were shaking the entire ride over,” he said.

Our daughter, Malina, is a sophomore at Connecticut College in New London, CT (directly across the street from the Coast Guard Academy!). I remember like it was yesterday bringing her home from the hospital 19 years ago…wow, did that fly by! She’s such an amazing kid and I’m so proud of her (even though I miss her so much!).

My in-laws are incredibly generous and invite us to their Block Island, RI, vacation home for two weeks every August. It’s a beautiful island and we have such a great time with my sister-in-law’s family.

I love hanging with our 13-year old son, Eli. He’s a great athlete who loves boxing, basketball, and wrestling. He took me mountain biking this summer at a local ski resort. The highlight for him was watching his old man do his best “Superman” impression as I went flying over the handle bars attempting a jump…so glad I rented that helmet!

Michael Mangiafico

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David Palamar

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I served five years as an Armor officer in the US Army leaving the service with the rank of Captain. I recently retired from JPM in NYC as a Managing Director where I had worked for 28 1/2 years. I retired from the Investor Client Management group where I was the senior point of contact between the leadership of JPM and the C suite of my Asset Manager clients. Prior to that role I spent 24 years on the Institutional Fixed Income Sales desk. Prior to JPM I worked as a Financial Product Salesman in the Retail Market. At JPM I was extremely active in working with veterans and I was JPM’s Senior sponsor of their Direct Hire Program.

I have taught MBA Financial Markets classes at Columbia University and NYU as a guest lecturer and have served as a panelist at Columbia evaluating student presentations. I am the Class Treasurer of the West Point Class 1982 and currently serve as an Advisor on the Association of Graduates board. I have volunteered extensively both in teaching Financial Literacy to less-advantaged teenagers and to veterans and in speaking to active-duty military and veterans, offering Career Transition advice.

I received a BS with a concentration in Engineering Mechanics from the United States Military Academy and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.
In my free time my family is my main interest, I treasure time with my wife and kids. Years ago I worked as a Fitness Trainer, I enjoy my personal fitness regimen. I love Broadway. I speak Spanish and Mandarin Chinese both at the beginner level. I read FBI and Secret Service type books, mixing in a Classic or business book from time to time. I am well-read in Sales books, motivational books. My favorite book is the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I am a passionate Army football fan.

I love 7 Eagle because we are so additive to everyone involved. We either pose the idea to companies to hire veterans or work with those that already do to tailor the vet hire process so that the company receives trained, immediately additive hires. We assist the veteran in training them, in providing a mentor/support network of previously-transitioned vets for them to work with, and overall aid in their assimilation into civilian life as they leave the military. We not only thank them but we help them find the best situation for them and the hiring company, being there for them through the process.

Me in front of one of my tanks in 1983 (Platoon leaders were in charge of five tanks and the soldiers in the crews back in those days). Seeing my favorite president at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA while visiting during a vacation.

Jay Sheehan

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