Raised in Michigan and Florida (where he lives today), Frank is the son of a Vietnam veteran—who early in life succumbed to Agent Orange, which meant Frank had to sneak into the military (after college). Enlisting into the 75th Ranger Regiment, where he first served in combat, Frank was also a sniper instructor and served with the Army Marksmanship Unit (HQ’s for the US and Olympic Shooting team). After military service, he became a National Security Contractor and ultimately diversified from covert operations into construction, the medical industry and defense contracting. With more than 200 employees in a dozen states, throughout 5 different companies…and with more than $4 billion in combined gross revenue, he’s received many business accolades. A few include placement at the top of the INC 500 list to Veteran Business of the Year (from both the VA and SBA) to the American Legion’s highest recognition for veteran hiring practices (his favorite acknowledgement to date).
Frank was also gifted with debilitating Tourette’s Syndrome (the full body twitching kind, replete with screaming and swearing fits—or pretty much everything/anything one may have heard about TS, from virtually any comedian, doctor or television special over the years). Finding a way to rise above the teasing, bullying and abuse—and at his worst: a suicidal, homeless drunk—he found a way some 25 years ago, to rise above the madness, and now focuses on empowering others, into business. One of his favorite charitable activities is hiking, climbing and surfing with blind, amputee and otherwise disabled veterans, on global adventures. Frank has climbed Mt. Everest and the 7 summits (some more than once) as well as dozens and dozens of the world’s most challenging alpine, rock and ice climbs, on every single continent. He’s equally surfed Fiji to Ireland and from New Zealand to Panama to Bali and back.