044 Dwayne Paro welcomes Dan Frank to today’s podcast, as part of our Courageous Champions of Veterans series. As the CEO of Three Wire Systems, LLC, Dan Frank oversees the operations and strategic direction for the company. In 2007, the company created the VetAdvisor® program to provide proactive preventative care to military Veterans, supporting them throughout their journey by managing behavioral health, wellness, financial, and employment issues. The VetAdvisor® interactive platform incorporates personalized goal setting and high-tech biometric and social feedback, coupled with real time high-touch personalized coaching. VetAdvisor drives greater Veteran engagement, productivity, and workplace retention. VetAdvisor comprehensively supports Veterans with complex conditions by fostering a culture of emotional wellness as part of our holistic health strategy.
Dan was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® in both 2012 and 2013 for Greater Washington. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Additionally, Dan was selected as the 2009 Vetrepreneur of the Year by the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and won an honorable mention from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Veterans Enterprises as the 2008 Enterprising Veteran of the Year.
Connection to Military and Veterans (1:41)
Dan joined the military after completing the college. He attended aviation officer candidate school in Pensacola FL, then on to flight school. He became certified to fly the Prowler, electronic warfare aircraft followed by three carrier duty assignments. He completed with a three-year shore duty. Dan decided to separate from the military at that point and joined a commercial company, KPMG. This was a seesaw of various emotions for the transition as the company wasn’t military centric. Dan decided he would continue his service into the reserves. This took him another five years into his career. Which lead to his career in technology.
Courageous Champion Support (11:00)
Dan found he was stifled in his corporate job and wanted to be able to expand out. He struggled with the politics within the organization and found it difficult to maneuver within. He quickly realized he needed to do his own endeavor. Over time he did a lot of researched and used his network to get advice. After this he and his wife decided they would go all in and created Three Wire Systems. Dan feels he had a lot of luck along the way and was able to capitalize on various opportunities. There was a lot of risk in starting the business given his personal circumstances with a growing family. Under Three Wire Systems they had an opportunity to support a health care contract for the VA. This was the start of his Vet Advisor business where they coach veterans in transition and use technology as a way to provide more robust support. They take a holistic point of view to impact peoples lives and make a difference in veterans lives long term. They have figured out how to bring in data from various personal technology devices to correlate and assist the individual veteran with a plan that will get them well on track to building living empowering lives.
How to Contact Dan (31:33)
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