Established in 2003 as a career school in Denver for career changers and veterans, LeaderQuest is an IT education provider that transforms aspiring IT practitioners into job-ready specialists through training in technology and project management at campuses across the U.S. LeaderQuest empowers career changers and military veterans with critical, job-ready IT skills, and assists them in securing thriving careers in technology and business within weeks rather than months or years. LeaderQuest’s number one goal is to help find rewarding employment in the IT and IT management fields for 100% of the students who earn their skills or certifications through LeaderQuest. LeaderQuest, focuses on creating a community of individuals empowered to pursue careers they love, by offering training and IT certification programs on the most relevant and in-demand skills including cybersecurity, network administration, desktop and technical support, project and service management.
Jeff Shuford is the President and CEO of Tech From Vets. Tech From Vets is an award-winning veteran-owned technology company headquartered in Jacksonville Florida. In addition to running Tech From Vets, Shuford is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only organization for successful business and career coaches. Shuford led his technology company to be named the Best Veteran Owned Tech Startup of 2016 by The Huffington Post as well as earning the prestigious BizTech Innovation Award presented by The Jacksonville Business Journal. Shuford hosts a weekly TV segment called The Buzz on Veterans. Shuford’s show has been watched by thousands and focuses on veteran-owned, and veteran committed businesses throughout Northeast Florida. Shuford’s technology company recently developed an award-winning mobile application called Vets 22. The innovative app connects veterans with life-saving resources and discounts worldwide. The Vets 22 app has been featured in print and media publications such as; Sports Illustrated, NFL Network, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and iHeart Radio among others. Shuford is an Army Veteran who served in the Iraq War earning a Combat Action Badge during OIF 06-07. Recently named number one on the list of the Top 5 Emerging Veteran Tech Founders of 2017, Shuford dedicates his time innovating and educating entrepreneurs on the importance of an expanded digital footprint.