Nov 30, 2022
In this episode, René Banglesdorf is joined by Steve Carroll, the Vice President of Operations with DevReady, a company that supplies contract software developers to a wide variety of cliental. Steve discusses working in the Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter and Test squadron during the terrorist attacks on September 11, the importance of supporting veterans after active duty, how to be a strong yet compassionate leader, and his extensive career journey.
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Steve is currently a Vice President of Operations with DevReady, a company that supplies contract software developers to a wide variety of cliental. Prior to joining DevReady he held rolls at Wells Fargo and Honeywell in strategic initiatives and operation management. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a degree in Operations and Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.
He joined the Marine Corps following high school and served 16 years in rotary wing aviation, retiring in September of 2015. During his time in the Marine Corps he spent 9 years assigned to HMX-1, the Presidential Helicopter and Test squadron, where he supported Presidents Bush and Obama. He was in the Marine Corps during the terrorist attacks of September 11th, involved in multiple diplomatic events, the testing of directed counter measures and numerous other forms of Presidential travel. In the Fleet Marine Corps, he deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He held a variety of billets including a flight line mechanic, enlisted aircrew, production manager, quality inspector and manager, and NATOPS evaluator for the VH-60N.