I had the pleasure of interviewing Branden Marty. Branden is the owner of Veteran Roasters Cup O’ Joe Coffee, a Chicago-based, small-batch coffee company focused on hiring homeless and chronically unemployed veterans by providing them skills and experience in the coffee industry. As an active veteran advocate both in Chicago and across the US, Branden has helped thousands of veterans by building networks of support through organizations such as Rags of Honor, Combined Arms Chicago and the Department of Defense Warrior Games. Prior to his work in the daily brew business, Branden served as a helicopter pilot and Navy officer which led to his passion of supporting, assisting and leading those who served in the military and are currently struggling to reintegrate back into their communities.
Read "Two Ears and One Mouth — The Values I Learned In The Military That Prepared Me For Running My Own Business with Branden Marty" here: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/two-ears-and-one-mouth-the-values-i-learned-in-the-military-that-prepared-me-for-running-my-own-dcab7a2affae