May 2002 to present, Michael W. Malott has been the Chief Executive Officer of Forex Direct Trading, DBA Semper Pacific Wealth Strategies, an investment advisory firm. Prior to Semper Pacific Wealth Strategies, Michael served in the United States Marine Corps. Which during his service and upon leaving active duty earned and received a Honorable discharge. Throughout his time as an active duty service member and combat related war campaigns, Michael graciously accepted several awards, medals and citations including those for meritorious service.
In 2012, Michael also Founded the award winning Veterans Green Projects, which strives to create “Work Off The Battlefield" for those who served and families in need. In 2015, Veterans Green Projects was awarded the JP Morgan Chase Mission Main Street Grant where only 20 out of over 35,000 competing businesses were selected. Veterans Green Projects has received Congressional Recognition as well as standout recognition by the Mayor’s Office along with District Senators. As recently as 2019 Michael was award, by The Rosie Network, The Military Veteran Entrepreneur of the year. 1997 (to present), he has been a federally licensed futures broker / commodity trader and is in good standing with the federal regulatory authorities maintaining the highest level of ethics as a CTA member. Michael enjoys being outside in the open air, Coin collecting and time well spent with family and friends.
Mr. Jaranilla (Rick) is a native Californian who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, traveled the world and currently resides in San Diego. Mr. Jaranilla has had an illustrious career serving as a crew member in USAF Flight Operations; retired Combat Veteran. Thereafter, opportunities found him in careers such as Logistic Management, Real Estate (Realtor), and Transportation. His bi-cultural background and focus on veteran community collaborations has led him to leadership roles within VGPI dedicating himself to providing "Work off the Battlefield".
Mr. Jaranilla, holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and two Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His primary focus is to utilize his learned skills by giving back to the environment through resolved processing of Electronic Waste and providing a sustainable source of employment for active duty, veterans, and their families to create a useful and quality of life for all. Currently, serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Veterans Green Projects.
Lorraina Aguirre, is a native Southern Californian who stems from City of Encinitas. Ms. Aguirre brings with her experiences in Small Business Structuring, Book Keeping, and Accounting. She is a small business owner of Aguirre’s’ Tax Service which has served the community for over 31 years. Her services include tax preparation for Federal, State; Organizations in Small Business, Corporate, Nonprofit, and sole Individuals. Lorraina is an experience negotiator specifically in areas of Offer in Compromise and performed detailed Internal/ External Audits and IRS Examinations. Additionally, she is a devoted Community Service Provider; served for 14 years as a Senior Behavior Therapist for an Early Intervention Program sponsored by San Marcos Unified School District. Lorraina, other accomplishments include raising four children as a single working full-time mother and being the first member in her family to graduate college. Ms Aguirre, is a graduate of Palomar College; with an Associate Applied Science Degree in Human Behavioral Science and earned several Certificates in Dietitian Management, Food Handler Management, and License Vocational Nurse.
Master Sergeant (MSgt) Robert Ulz of Kirkwood, Missouri served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps. MSgt Ulz was assigned to the 13th Marine Amphibious Unit, served as a radio operator and radio supervisor, and participated in various exercises and operations during deployments to the Western Pacific. Due to his assertiveness and attention to detail, his superiors selected him to serve in the capacity of a Radio Instructor for the Basic Communications Officer Course, Advanced Communications Officers Course, and the MCCDC SNCO Academy Quantico, Virginia. With a passion for service MSgt Ulz served as a Canvassing Recruiter and Officer Selection Assistant for Recruiting Station Twin Cities, Minnesota. Other notable assignments: Squadron Radio Chief for Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Iwakuni Japan, Battalion Radio Chief for 1st Landing Support Battalion, 1st FSSG, and Communications Chief for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group. Through advancements in his military career and the need to strengthen the Marine Enlisted Corps, MSgt Ulz decided to accept multiple positions as a Career Planner. His assignments included MALS 16, MCAS Miramar and Career Planning NCOIC for 3rd MAW. He was hand-selected for the redeveloped Career Planner Course where he served as a Group Advisor / Instructor.
Following his tour as an instructor, MSgt Ulz was reassigned as the SNCOIC for Career Planning with 1st Marine Logistics Group where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. MSgt Ulz was reassigned upon his return from Iraq to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Manpower Management Branch, to serve as an Enlisted Assignments Monitor, Occupational Field Sponsor, and as a member of the USMC Inspector General’s Staff. MSgt Ulz’s final tour was as the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Career Planner. Upon separation from service Retired MSgt Ulz accepted a position with SPAWAR in San Diego, CA. as a Program Management Specialist, where he was responsible for staffing requirements for more than 650 U.S. Navy reserve slots nationwide. Robert, as an avid supporter for veterans and their families, volunteered selfless time as the Social Media Coordinator for Blue Star Families and Military Consultant for La Jolla Playhouse’s “Home of the Brave”. Additionally, Mr. Robert Ulz holds training and certifications in Persuasive Presentations for Sales Professionals, Tools for Coaching Excellence, Curriculum Developer School, Professional Selling Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills, and Professional Sales Coaching, along with extensive military formal schools in Leadership Development, Workforce Management, Recruiting, Policy Implementation, and Program Management. Robert was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for providing over 150 volunteer service hours in 2018.