1. From Marine Corps to Media Company Owner with Rich Cardona
On this introductory episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich dives into his personal journey to finding his passion, from retired military veteran to executive storyteller. Listen in as Rich discusses why he’s so passionate about helping veterans find their marketable skills and who will benefit most from the guests, advice, and hard truths revealed on future episodes.
Rich Cardona is a first generation American and retired Marine Corps attack helicopter pilot.
After getting a Masters in Business Administration our of fear he wouldn’t be marketable, he ventured into the traditional workplace and landed a job with Amazon. While he admits the company is the tip of the spear, his experience in fulfillment was extremely unfulfilling.
He left, moved into his in-laws basement and searched for which is his curiosities could potentially lead to a business of his own. After spending time with and documenting Claude Silver, Vayner Media’s Chief Heart Officer, he realized that there was a need for executives like her to become more visible.
Rich Cardona Media was born. Rich’s team helps executives and entrepreneurs become more visible by using video to create long term content and social media strategies.
As part of his service after service Rich has also created a video series and podcast called The Leadership Locker where influencers and industry leaders share their expertise with transitioning service members and veteran entrepreneurs.