Thursday, June 13, 2019
Vice President of Sales & Operations, Bernard Specialties, Inc.
Former U.S. Navy Seal
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Chris is a decorated former Navy SEAL speaker with twelve years in the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community serving as a medic and SEAL Instructor. During his time in the SEAL Teams, Chris was able to qualify as a Master Training Specialist, HRST Master, Diving Supervisor, Range Safety Officer, Free-fall and static line parachutist, Nationally Registered Paramedic, and numerous other NSW qualifications. As a SEAL Instructor, he evaluated, trained, and mentored hundreds of SEALs through a litany of high-risk training. Many of these students have gone on to do amazing things in the Global War on Terror.
Along with his SPECWAR career, Chris also served as a Navy Supply Corps Officer for nearly 9 years, growing his leadership talent further. Often referred to as the MBAs of the Navy, he was able to gain tremendous experience as a Business Financial Manager and Government Acquisition professional. To make it official, Chris completed his MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in May of 2014.
Retired from Military service in September, 2014, Chris joined Afterburner, a speaking and consulting firm based in Atlanta. Here, he was able to translate the 20 years of military expertise into a consumable and unique business process that leverages a process used by exceptional military teams.
In June of 2018, Chris chose to focus on the Oil and Gas industry and joined Bernard Specialties Inc. (BSI) as their Vice President of Sales and Operations. He is able to combine his unique military experience and consulting background to grow both top and bottom line revenue for this privately held Houston based company.
Howard Energy Partners
16211 LaCantera Pkwy
First Floor Cafe
San Antonio, TX 78256