Our Team

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Damian

Founder & CEO                        

Retired Navy SEAL (20 years), Damian has spearheaded advanced technology for mission planning, coordination and navigation in Special Warfare Operations since 1996.

Spending the past 10 years (until retiring in 2016) at Naval Special Warfare Development Group as an Assaulter, Breacher, Pointman and Sniper Team Leader on countless real world combat operations spanning over 11 deployments. While there launching the first dirt bike and UTV strike operations utilizing cutting edge terrain and imagery analysis during very rapid planning phases.

Before that time Damian served as a Breacher/Explosives Instructor (4 years) after kicking off his career as a Recon Sniper and Combat Swimmer at SDVT-2 (2 deployments, 6 years).

Founding LEADNAV in 2014, his focus was and still is to bridge the gap between todays ever growing technology and those who work and play "Off the Grid". 

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Ben

Head of software engineering

Ben's been building apps since the day the App Store launched. 

Prior to joining LeadNav in mid-2016, Ben lived in San Francisco where he built and maintained high-volume data analytics applications as a contractor for Facebook.

He majored in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech, but started writing code as an undergrad and never looked back. He moved back to his hometown of Austin, Texas and co-founded one of the first app development shops within weeks of Apple kicking off the App Store. As that company grew Ben built apps for AT&T, ESPN, and KitchenAid among dozens of other enterprise clients.

After a brief stint as a product manager for a startup in Austin, Ben started another software development company in Austin which he helmed until they landed the Facebook deal that took him out to San Francisco.

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STEVEN

Operations & Business Development

Building and maintaining new business relationships through both our LN-OFFROAD and LN-TACTICAL divisions.

Steven graduated Indiana University of Pennsylvania for Criminology and minored in Geography.

Prior to joining LEADNAV in late 2017 he gained experience as an oil and gas landman and in pipeline acquisition. 

Avid outdoorsmen, he is now spearheading our transition back east into the mountains of Asheville NC. This location will act as our new eastern office.

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Joe Clark

Co Owner, Investor & Mentor

Guiding a number of our retired Special Warfare Operators from combat to business...

Mr. Joe Clark is Founder and serves as Chairman of Aviation Partners Boeing, Inc. Mr. Clark serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aviation Partners, Inc. Joe has been active in aviation from the moment he left the University of Washington. In 1966 he founded Jet Air, the first Learjet dealership in the Northwest. His career in aviation grew quickly with marketing and sales assignments for Gates Learjet and The Raisbeck Group. In 1981 Clark teamed up with Milt Kuolt to form Horizon Air, a highly successful regional carrier that was later sold to Alaska Airlines. In 1986 he founded Avstar, Inc. and established a worldwide sales system to market ex-military jet training aircraft to American companies and private individuals.

 

 

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Fred

sponsorship coordinator and PR Representative

In charge of taking care of at least a dozen sponsorship inquiries a week as well as the very few complaints we receive...Fred is a man of many talents...the company clown...he also makes us smile.

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