Jake Wood is the co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon. This amazing organization harnesses the skills of military veterans to respond to disasters across the country and the globe. Their mission started in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the country. Jake and his co-founder, William McNulty, led a small team into the heart of the rubble and did what veterans do – help.
In this week’s episode, Jake shares the founding story of TR and talks about how the organization has grown over the past 7 years. We dive into:
• The importance of maintain a strong and authentic culture
• Why veterans are well positioned to lead positive change in American communities
• The challenges of leading and growing a nonprofit
• Why it is ok (and sometimes best) to let people go
Jake is a great friend and Team RWB is proud to work closely with Team Rubicon. His journey from Division I football, to the Marine Corps, to TR is an amazing story and we’re pumped to share it with you!