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#30: Maintaining a Post-Military Balance with Mathew Vermilyer

A United States Marine Corps Veteran, Mathew Vermilyer is the Director of Data & Analytics at PeakActivity. PeakActivity is a technology and marketing consultancy that works with businesses to increase online sales and brand presence through digital acceleration. The company also advances businesses through each stage of their digital journey; they do this through modernization, optimization, innovation, and engineering services.

Summary

Mathew is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. During his service in the U.S. military, he was responsible for weapons maintenance; he analyzed unit progress and developed and implemented training programs to improve skills and performance. As a result of his service, he received 4 accommodation certificates for his outstanding performance and participation in the Global War on Terrorism.

After serving in the military, Mathew worked as an e-commerce search analyst for Office Depot and OfficeMax. Both merged into the nation’s largest chain of furniture, electronics, print services, and other office supplies. Eventually, he joined PeakActivity as its 10th employee.

PeakActivity is a technology and marketing consultancy that works with businesses to increase online sales and brand presence through digital acceleration. The company also advances businesses through each stage of their digital journey; they do this through modernization, optimization, innovation, and engineering services. Currently, Mathew serves as PeakActivity’s Director of Data & Analytics.

Episode Highlights

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0:32 – 07:58: Mathew discusses his time serving in the military (being a U.S. Marine, doing a tour in Afghanistan, building units, etc.). He touches upon how his active duty impacted his family and his education. Moreover, he emphasizes the skill building and strategic thinking he developed during his time in the U.S. military.

08:18 – 16:00: Following his post-military life, Mathew talks about the journey he took when furthering his education and finding a career in security. In doing so, Mathew touches upon his ever-evolving networking skills. Mathew also emphasizes the effects his service in the military had on his personal and professional life. Essentially, he relays the work he put into balancing his military service with his career.

16:27 – 20:50: While discussing the finalization of his post-military transition, Mathew also talks about his career at Office Depot and at OfficeMax. Following this, he talks about his latest career transition into PeakActivity. He culminates his discussion by touching on the importance of maintaining a post-military balance through corporate intensity and personal relationships – especially friendships.

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