Grant served in the US Army as a Troop Commander of an attack reconnaissance troop where he was responsible for the training and well-being of over 60 soldiers, as well as the lethality, readiness, welfare, and integration of eight AH-64Ds Apache Attack Helicopters, four Unmanned Aerial Systems, and aircrews. In 2014 and 2019, Grant deployed in support of operations in Afghanistan, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on his most recent deployment during operations in Northern Afghanistan.
After the military, Grant owned and operated a moving company in New Hampshire where he employed 30 people. He took pride in teaching his employees core leadership skills to not only be successful in their role within the company but more importantly to excel in life. Grant led all aspects of the firm including finance, sales and marketing, operations, and setting strategic and operational goals for the future growth of the company.
I learned the true impact that strong leadership can have on an organization during my nine years of service in the US Army as a Troop Commander. Over the course of two deployments to Afghanistan nothing was more critical to the success of our organization’s mission than engaged leaders that put their people first. Often faced with complex and high-risk mission sets, we were always able to achieve our desired end state because of our cohesive and disciplined team environment, empowered team members who took initiative and held each other accountable, and mutual trust. The foundation in developing these types of elite organizations is strong and engaged leadership.
I owned and operated a moving company immediately following the military and found that these same principles of leadership and organizational success are just as critical in running a business. The most important asset in any organization is your people, and when led properly, a group of individuals can collectively come together to achieve tremendous feats.
Spur values the importance of strong leadership in growing and operating any organization. I look forward to the opportunity of utilizing hard lessons learned and applying this towards propelling a business to their next chapter.