Jamie Allen, SR VP Finance: BS, History, US Naval Academy 2006; MS, Finance, Johns Hopkins University 2014. Over seven years active duty in a variety of operational and corporate assignments. Jamie worked for over three years in the Navy's executive headquarters at the Pentagon and managed an eight-hundred million dollar portfolio consisting of surface radars and sensors. Prior to his time at the Pentagon, he served for two years as the logistics department head and officer of the deck underway for Mine Countermeasures Crew SWERVE. He was responsible for all logistics and business operations of an eighty-five person rotational, special operations crew. Crew SWERVE transited the Panama Canal with port replenishment in Guatemala, Panama, and Mexico; deployed to the Arabian Gulf operating in and out of ports in Bahrain, Dubai, and Kuwait; and tested new technology for the Naval Laboratory in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining Crew SWERVE, Jamie attended the Navy's business school in Athens, GA, graduating as a Distinguished Graduate with course work in logistics, management, and leadership. After graduation from the Naval Academy, Jamie trained in Pensacola, FL, as an aviation candidate before being medically disqualified due to an eyesight problem. Upon his disqualification, Jamie volunteered to serve as the only Navy officer assigned to the Army's 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment during the Iraq Surge with combat operations against Al Qaeda and insurgents in Baghdad, Baqubah, and the Diyala River Valley. For his service, Jamie received an Army Commendation Medal, two Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and a Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Jamie, his wife, and two sons reside in Tulsa, OK, Honor Capital's Headquarters. Jamie recently led Honor Capital's successful New Markets Tax Credit financing for affordable fresh food stores that will end 10 food deserts. In addition to his duties as Senior VP of Finance, Jamie has oversight responsibility for our Tulsa, OK store.
Jim Allen, President: Jim has almost forty years of varied experience in community building. Before founding Honor Capital, LLC, he was the President of FiveStar Lifestyles, LLC, the developer of two, 1,000 acre golf course communities in metropolitan Kansas City. One, The National Golf Club of Kansas City, began in 1996, and contains the first Tom Watson Signature Golf Course Design in America. Additionally, Jim and his partners developed, owned and managed a 250,000 square feet neighborhood center anchored by a full service grocery store and a large community center. Jim gained extensive knowledge of apartment financing and operations during his time as Co-Chairman of Stern Brothers & Co, an investment bank; joint venture partner with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance and bond counsel, as a founding partner of Gilmore & Bell, P.C., a nationally prominent municipal bond firm. As a Navy lawyer, Jim served as a Special Court Martial Judge, prosecutor and defense counsel. He graduated J.D., cum laude, from the School of Law, and A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, from the College of Arts & Science, University of Missouri. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Tulsa, have been married for about 45 years, and their son, Jamie, is our CFO. The White House selected Jim as a "Champion of Change - Veteran Entrepreneurship."
Tony Borchers, Executive VP Real Estate: Tony has over 22 years of experience in community building and real estate development. Prior to becoming a partner and the Vice President of Real Estate Development of Honor Capital, Tony was the Director of Development for FiveStar Lifestyles where he worked side by side with our Founder and President, Jim Allen, for over 17 years. Tony’s roles in the FiveStar projects included acquisition, coordination of public finance activities, regulatory approvals from a variety of local, state and federal authorities, working with design and construction professionals achieving the projects’ goals and leasing/sales. Prior to his tenure with FiveStar, Tony was the Planning and Public Works Director for Platte County, a first class county in the Kansas City metropolitan statistical area. In addition to his planning and community development experience, Tony has extensive knowledge in the use of a variety of public finance tools including neighborhood improvement districts (NID), transportation development districts (TDD), community improvement districts (CID) tax increment financing (TIF) and a variety of tax credit financing tools. Tony is a past board member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Planning Association and an active member of the Urban Land Institute. Tony resides in Kansas City and enjoys spending time with his two daughters. He earned his undergraduate degree as a co-captain of the football team at Northwest Missouri State Universtity, and his Masters in Urban Planning at Missouri State Universtity. At the start of 2018, Tony will have oversight responsibility for our Wichita and Winfield, KS stores and the Kansas Hub & Spoke pilot program.
Matt Eisenbach, VP Special Projects: BS, Economics, US Naval Academy, 2006. Over six years of active duty as a Naval Nuclear Submarine Officer and Operations Officer. Certified Naval Nuclear Engineer by the Department of Energy. Completed four strategic deterrent patrols on board a U.S. Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine. Served in a variety of roles on board to include Electrical Officer, Damage Control Assistant, Quality Assurance Officer and Assistant Engineer. Served as Naval Submarine Support Center Kings Bay Operations Officer where Matt scheduled and safely executed all submarine movements throughout three ports in the Southeast Area of Operations. Awarded one Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal and one Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal for exemplary performance. Prior to working with Honor Capital, Matt was a Capital Project Engineer for International Paper and developed project teams to plan and execute various strategic, cost reduction, maintenance, and regulatory projects in a fully integrated containerboard paper mill. Matt led the team that opened our stores in Winfield and Wichita, KS and is currently focusing on our new stores in Oklahoma City and Altus, OK. In 2018, Matt will have oversight responsibility for the Altus, OK store.
Matt Frederick, Board Member: Matt earned his degree and commission from the US Naval Academy. He was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and graduated from Infantry Officer School in 2007. He was assigned to operational units based out of Camp Pendleton, CA and completed 2 deployments. His last duty station was Inspector-Instructor for an Anti-terrorism unit located in Lafayette, LA. Matt deployed with Regimental Combat Team 5 and served as Heliborn Unit Commander, Mobile Assault Unit Commander and as Company Executive Officer over the course of a 13 month deployment to Iraq. Upon returning, Matt was assigned to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR) and served as Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer and Company Commander. While assigned to 1st LAR, he deployed again with Battalion Landing Team 1/4. His military decorations include Navy and Marine Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Achievement Medals, and numerous other medals and honors. Matt completed his graduate studies while serving out his last few years on active duty and received his Master’s of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. As a board member, Matt is assisting the development of our Hub & Spoke program, an initiative to make affordable, healthy, fresh food available to transportation challenged citizens and rural communities.
Jared O'Malley, VP West Operations: Jared is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, Class of 2006, with a BS in Economics. After graduation he served in the Navy for seven years as a Surface Warfare Officer, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He served on both the USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) while on sea duty in Norfolk, VA. During his time on USS San Jacinto, he served as the Ordnance/Force Protection Officer overseeing ship's armament and Anti-Terrorism policies. He was also a member of the Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) boarding team as the Boarding Officer and led a team of 18 sailors conducting MIO in the Mediterranean Sea. During his time onboard USS Oak Hill, he served as the Auxiliaries Officer as part of the engineering department overseeing all mechanical, refrigeration and service equipment outside the main engine rooms. Jared’s final tour in the Navy was served at the Military Personnel, Navy and Reserve Personnel, Navy (MPN/RPN) Budget Office in Washington D.C. as a Budget Analyst. He managed all Officer Special and Incentive Pays for the Navy totaling an annual amount of over $1,000,000,000. After serving his commitment to his country, Jared was hired by Kraft Foods Cheese and Dairy Branch in the Springfield, MO as a shift lead manager in the Distribution and Logistics Department. While at Kraft, Jared oversaw the shipping and receiving operations at the 2nd largest Kraft Cheese and Dairy American plant with regards to raw packaging materials and finished goods. He led a team of 30 to effectively and efficiently utilize 100% capacity of onsite warehouse space and ensured a 95% delivery attainment of finished goods while decreasing production line downtime by 20%. Jared has completed Save-A-Lot licensee training, led the team that opened the Tulsa store, and will assist in oversight of the Wichita and Winfield stores and the Kansas Hub & Spoke pilot program.
Marcus Scarborough, VP Community Engagement & Marketing: BS, English; Minor: Japanese, US Naval Academy, 2006. Active duty as a Naval Nuclear Submarine Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch, leading teams in maintenance and operations of a nuclear reactor responding to emergencies and injuries. Marcus operated in a high stress and challenging environment of an eight-billion dollar nuclear submarine. After his active service in the Navy, Marcus joined USAA and worked in hiring, marketing and relationship management. During his time at USAA, USAA received recognition as "the top military friendly employer" and "the top military friendly spouse employer." He also lead a staff of thirty that delivered impactful messages to consumers via radio and TV print ads, signage, public announcements, social media and public relations. As a relationship manager at USAA, Marcus worked with two new affinity groups requiring creation and production of custom products and a market plan to meet aggressive product and revenue goals. While at the Naval Academy, Marcus was captain of the Patriot League Champion track team. A native of Columbia, SC, Marcus returned home, after completing training at Save-A-Lot University, and led the opening of Honor Capital's first Save-A-Lot located in the Celia Saxon Center. Currently, Marcus is assisting the opening of new stores and engaging communities with emphasis on the Hub & Spoke Kansas pilot program. In 2018, Marcus will have oversight in the Oklahoma City store.
Bryan Winter, Chief Retail Operating Officer: BS, Computer Science and Mathematics, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), 2006; MS, Engineering Management, Old Dominion University (ODU), 2016. Bryan, Matt Eisenbach and Marcus Scarborough served together as Submarine Officers. Over seven years of active duty as a Naval Nuclear Submarine Officer and Program Manager. Certified Naval Nuclear Engineer by the Department of Energy. Completed 5 strategic deterrent patrols on board a U.S. Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine. Served in a variety of roles on board to include Machinery Division Officer, Radiological and Chemistry Controls Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Assistant Engineer. Served as Program Manager for two Top Secret Naval programs vital to national security while stationed at Operational Test and Evaluation Force. Awarded three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals and one Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal for exemplary performance. Prior to working with Honor Capital, he worked as a Reliability Engineer for International Paper where he developed project teams to plan and execute various strategic, cost reduction, maintenance, and regulatory projects in a fully integrated containerboard paper mill. Bryan, his wife and son, reside in Mooresville, NC, and he leads the teams operating the Eastern stores.