SendGrid is proud to partner with the Association of Veteran Entrepreneurs for a special event titled “Why are Veterans Excellent Entrepreneurs?” This dinner and networking event will bring together business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and media, along with special guest speakers to spark conversation on the valuable contributions Veterans bring to the entrepreneurial community. The event is next week, so sign up today!

Tom Deierlein will be the keynote speaker for the event. As a West Point graduate, former Airborne Ranger, U.S. Army Major and Operation Iraqi Freedom Vet, Mr. Deierlein knows a thing or two about how to excel under pressure and find new avenues to success. Recalled to active duty in 2005, he soon graduated from the JFK Special Warfare Center at Ft. Bragg. In September 2006, he was shot by a sniper and critically wounded. Originally told he may never walk again, he has since completed the Army Ten-Miler and two triathlons.

Today, this successful serial entrepreneur is the co-founder and current CEO of ThunderCat Technology, a systems integrator that specializes in data center solutions for the Federal government. In four short years, ThunderCat reached $148M in revenue and was named by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies.” Deierlein is also heavily involved in many important organizations such as the TD Foundation to assist Iraqi and Afghan Children, Wounded Warrior Project, USSOCOM Care Coalition, Troops First Foundation and the Joseph Riverso Foundation.

At SendGrid, we genuinely value the opportunity to leverage our business success to provide meaningful support to startups and entrepreneurs, especially in the local communities where our offices exist and employees reside.  We’re honored to be a part of such an amazing effort and would like to express our sincere appreciation to Daniel McCoy and Eric Johnson for involving us in their journey.

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Director, Developer Relations at @SendGrid. Passionate about bringing people together around things they love. I tweet at @TimFalls.