Directors 
Mark C. 
President / Chairman

Elected President / Chairman in November 2019, Mark is a Navy Veteran and owner of Stars and Stripes Clothing Co NY. He specializes in Eco-friendly apparel, custom business apparel and the retail/wholesale clothing industry. Mark is a New York State Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and also the owner of Stars and Stripes Naughty Night.

 

Mark served with the United States Navy from September 2012 - September 2017 as an Air Traffic Controller stationed in Key West, Fl.

 

After being Honorably Discharged, Mark attained his Bachelor's degree at Stony Brook University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S in Business Management with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Currently, Mark is a full-time MBA Student all while scaling his businesses online and taking advantage of the future of e-commerce.

 Secretary / Director

         Dave C.

       Nick T.

 Treasurer / Director

Retired as a Commander (O-5) after serving 27 years in the military, 8 years US Army and 19 US Navy, Dave now works for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Farmingdale as the Veteran Business Advisor.

Throughout his 27 years in the military, Dave was assigned and functioned as an Intelligence Officer HUMINT / CI (Restricted Line) for both the Army and the Navy serving CONUS and OUTCONUS including Europe and the Middle East. 

As SECRETARY for NYVOBA, Dave handles all aspects associated with the position as well as preparing the Association for expansion to Regional Chapters to include all of New York State. 

He is a Certified New York State Business Advisor leveraging his experience as a Veteran Business Advisor for the advancement of the membership with regard to all business related topics. 

Nick is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 15 years experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, with extensive experience in general and financial management; corporate finance and formation; turnarounds and strategic planning.

 

Nick served honorably in the United States Navy with numerous Western Pacific deployments aboard the USS Alamo and other Naval units, now serving as TREASURER for NYVOBA.

NVT CPA PLLC, provides professional accounting & management consulting services in Finance & Accounting, Program/Project Management & Administrative Support & Federal Acquisition & Grants

Nick is Certified by the VA and NYS  as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Mineola, NY..

LARRY G.

Director

Larry is a Marine Corps Veteran and currently a Managing Partner and Broker at Foresite Realty Advisors-LI, LLC. (ForesiteLI).  Formed in 2009, ForesiteLI is a Commercial/Investment firm specializing in solving owner’s problems in the Commercial Realty sector.

 

ForesiteLI is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York State as a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified at the Federal level by the VA for New York and Massachusetts and Certified at the Massachusetts and New York State level as a State Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB).

 

Larry served with the United States Marine Corps in Viet Nam in 1969-70 in the Combined Action Program earning his Honorable Discharge in 1975.  Prior to ForesiteLI Larry spent 30 years in Operations with Pathmark Stores.

 

Besides being a Director with NYVOBA, Larry and his wife Linda live in Amityville, NY where ForesiteLI is located in a home office.

ROBERT N.

Director

Robert is a Marine Corps Veteran and current Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, Wealth Management Company.

Robert enlisted into the Marine Corps on September 12, 2005 and trained in a number of areas, Basic Supply Administration Course, Combat Marksman Coaches Course, Breachers Course, Designated Marksman Course, Financial Management Resource Analyst Course and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course, after which, he was assigned to the Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, VA.  Robert was deployed to Haditha, Haqlaniyah, and Bani Dahir Iraq Mobile Movement Team - 1 in the Al Anbar Province as well as Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan as a 3D MLG Comptroller with the Inspector General’s Office and Travel Operations Chief.  

Robert develops tax efficient compensation packages for employees and executives assisting in the navigation of the pension system and creating efficient strategies to redeploy capital to enhance financial plans.  Besides being a Director for NYVOBA, he is also a Director and Chapter Captain for Team RWB Long Island, Vice President of Project9Line and Founder of Vets’ Lives Matter. 

JOSHUA B.

Buffalo Chapter President

“Joshua grew up in Lakewood NY, where after HS he joined the Marine Corp. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal during his combat tour in Afghanistan.  His company is certified by New York State as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB).

Joshua has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems. He is currently the Founder and President of Normeltech and the Founder and COO or Normel Paintball.”

https://normeltech.com/

As the Buffalo Chapter President, he is responsible for businesses located in the Counties of ERIE, NIAGARA, ORLEAN, GENESEE, WYOMING, ALLEGANY, CATTARAUGUS and CHAUTAUQUA

 Chris W

President Emeritus

A former Navy SEAL from SEAL Team 2 - Special Warfare Division, Chris served as the first President of NYVOBA from July 2018 until November 2019.

 

He currently serves in an advisory role to the new President and Board of Directors for NYVOBA, while also serving on the Board of Trustees for the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum located in West Sayville, NY.

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