The board

Lee Bird, Board Member Lee Bird currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President for At Home, a home décor superstore offering a vast assortment of value-driven merchandise in 100 retail locations in 27 states. Lee joined the company in December 2012 and in a short time has transformed the 35-year-old Garden Ridge brand into the more consumer-relevant At Home retail chain. Read more →

Lee Bird, Board Member

Lee Bird currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President for At Home, a home décor superstore offering a vast assortment of value-driven merchandise in 100 retail locations in 27 states. Lee joined the company in December 2012 and in a short time has transformed the 35-year-old Garden Ridge brand into the more consumer-relevant At Home retail chain.

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Mike Sformo, Founder & CEO mike@operationbackbone.org After attending Notre Dame Catholic School in Batavia NY, Mike served his country by joining the US NAVY stationed, 32nd ST, San Diego, CA, CG-30, and attached to the US Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, AS-41, San Diego CA. Mike Served during the Gulf War, 91- as part of the American force in Operation Desert Storm. 1992 off the coast of South America conducting counter-narcotics operations. 1993 off the coast of Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope. 93 to discharge, Sub base Point Loma S.D. Read more →

Mike Sformo, Founder & CEO
mike@operationbackbone.org

After attending Notre Dame Catholic School in Batavia NY, Mike served his country by joining the US NAVY stationed, 32nd ST, San Diego, CA, CG-30, and attached to the US Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, AS-41, San Diego CA. Mike Served during the Gulf War, 91- as part of the American force in Operation Desert Storm. 1992 off the coast of South America conducting counter-narcotics operations. 1993 off the coast of Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope. 93 to discharge, Sub base Point Loma S.D.

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Lieutenant General Francis H. (Frank) Kearney III US Army, Retired Lieutenant General Frank Kearney retired on 1 January 2012 from the United States Army after more than 35 years of service. His final active duty assignment was Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counter-Terrorism Center in Washington DC. General Kearney now serves as the President of his own consulting company, Inside-Solutions-LLC focusing on leader development in organizations and is a partner in and co-founder of Willowdale Services LLC, which invests in and develops small businesses, performs national security consulting, as well as leader development training and mentoring. Read more →

Lieutenant General Francis H. (Frank) Kearney III
US Army, Retired

Lieutenant General Frank Kearney retired on 1 January 2012 from the United States Army after more than 35 years of service. His final active duty assignment was Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counter-Terrorism Center in Washington DC. General Kearney now serves as the President of his own consulting company, Inside-Solutions-LLC focusing on leader development in organizations and is a partner in and co-founder of Willowdale Services LLC, which invests in and develops small businesses, performs national security consulting, as well as leader development training and mentoring.

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