Charlie Mike Podcast

The Charlie Mike Podcast is about our Nations Combat Veteranpreneur’s talking about how they transformed their combat experience into a groundbreaking entrepreneurial success. We will discuss their experience in relation to what I have defined as their VisualReality; their personal vision of building a successful business leveraging their combat experience to bring the core strengths of a combat veteran into the entrepreneurial realm.
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Feb 27, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Scott Warren to today’s podcast.  Scott is the owner and chief ad strategist at The Exfil Project Traffic and Conversion Agency. As a digital nomad, he is successfully combining business building and paid social media advertising with exploring and plenty of time in the great outdoors. He and his family are traveling the USA in a 1985 Winnebago.

Scott is a former elite Special Operations Operator, with numerous overseas and war zone deployments. He holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Feb 20, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Michael Tacke to today’s podcast.  He is a California native who joined the Army following the 9/11 attacks. Michael served in the 101st Airborne as an Infantryman and later as a Green Beret in both 10th and 5th Special Forces Groups. He left the Army after 14 years in the fall of 2016 to pursue opportunities as an entrepreneur. Michael owns Veterans Heavy Haul Trucking which provides over-sized freight transportation services to customers all over the country. Additionally, Michael works at a software company, is a full-time MBA student at Lipscomb University and is a member of the National Guard. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Allison and their golden retriever, Ari.

Feb 13, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Jim Pfautz to today’s podcast.  He is a retired Special Warfare Commander, US Navy, Jim has quickly become a thought leader in the cutting edge world predictive analytics, helping leaders accomplish their goals faster, with reduced risk and increased control. A highly creative, systems-thinker Jim has helped law enforcement, military and industry leaders lead by quantifying traditionally hard to define 'soft' attributes like community relations, communication, trust and culture and then customizing solutions to optimize human performance. Jim is the creator of Predictive Behavioral Analytics, which blends behavioral science algorithms with easy-to-use technology to align behaviors today to create your desired tomorrow. The best way to predict the future…is to create it!

Feb 6, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Nick Bradfield to today’s podcast.  He is a Marine veteran, graduate of Northwestern University with a Masters in Predictive Analytics, and the founder of Divvy Investments, an advisor friendly robo advisor. He started his career in financial services as a financial advisor with a large brokerage firm.  After a few years Nick decided it was time to move on. He spent several years with a financial services consulting firm followed by a brief stint at a publicly traded technology company. Nick was not the right fit for the corporate world. Upon being told he needed to care less about customers, he decided it was time to go into business for himself. When not working, Nick can be found playing superheroes with his son, gazing deeply into his wife's eyes (of which she just rolled), and talking about baseball. Nick passed the Series 65 exam which allows him to operate as an Investment Advisor Representative.

Feb 6, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Justin Constantine to today’s podcast.  He is a former Marine and attorney and is now an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. He recently published his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office, Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines, which focuses on teaching mid-level managers how to lead people.  Justin is also a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a member of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, and a Senior Advisor at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation focused on veteran employment. 

Feb 6, 2017

Dwayne Paro welcomes Byron Chen to today’s podcast.  He is the author of Barracks to Boardrooms, Negotiating After Serving in the Military, and the founder of, a website and podcast dedicated to helping military members with their transition. He’s been working on several different business ventures since he left the military while balancing a career in tech. He was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.