John Todd, CEO, is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served on active duty for over seven years as an Army Aviator, six of which were at Ft. Bragg, NC. At Bragg, he had the opportunity to be a pilot and paratrooper, command two companies, and serve as an Aide-de-Camp.
Since his transition from active duty, John has served in a variety of roles to include Sales Representative, General Manager, and President and CEO of several companies in different industries.
Since 1996 John has founded or co-founded eleven corporations and has been the controlling shareholder of three others. He has built and successfully sold several of these companies, two of which achieved Inc. 500 status. Presently, he is the CEO of three companies.
John is married to Virginia (Condit) Todd, a 1985 West Point graduate, and they have been blessed with six daughters (Theresa, Patricia, Catherine, Stephanie, Maggie and Caroline) and three grandchildren (Paul, Nellie and Elizabeth). John’s decision to create Alliance was prompted by the desire to serve the military community. He is especially proud of the service commitment and sacrifice of his family. Theresa (USMA 2009) is married to Greg Lambert (USMA 2008), Patricia (USMA 2010) is married to Jonathan Smith (USMA 2008), and Caroline is attending West Point as a member of the class of 2023. His daughters and sons-in-law completed a combined nine combat tours, serving with units in the 10th Mountain Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Infantry Division, 75th Ranger Regiment, 10th Special Forces Group and the 16th MP Brigade.
Today John serves as the CEO of Alliance.
John Zornick, President, is a native of Buffalo, New York but claims Ohio as his other home state. He graduated from the United States Military Academy where he was a distinguished cadet majoring in Engineering Management. He served as an infantry officer in airborne, light, and mechanized units throughout a 20 year career. He graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College and earned his master’s degree in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a combat veteran, commanded a rifle company, and an airborne long range surveillance detachment, while also serving in a variety of staff positions at every level from battalion through Army Service Component Command. In his tours away from troops, he taught mathematics at West Point and served with the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. John has been with Alliance since 2006, where he began as a candidate recruiter. While in that role, he developed the Alliance Training Program and took on the full time role of administering the program to hundreds of candidates each year. He lives in the Chapel Hill area with Pam, his wife of 30+ years. They have two children, John Jr. (USMA 2010) and Joseph.
Roger Lush, Senior Vice President, is a graduate of North Carolina State University. Roger retired from the Army after service as a senior non-commissioned officer and Sergeants Major Academy select. Roger’s assignments include Fort Stewart, Georgia; Germany; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Riley, Kansas; Hawaii; and Fort Benning, Georgia. His military duties were highlighted by participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, service as a drill sergeant, and deploying as a First Sergeant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon retiring from the military, Roger joined Alliance to concentrate on industry experience recruiting and business development. He now leads our business development and client team as a Senior Vice President. Roger lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Denise, a Registered Nurse, and is the proud father of three children: Elizabeth, Rachel, and Travis.
Robin Freeman, Controller, grew up on a tobacco and cotton farm in rural North Carolina. She drove her own tractor, worked in the fields, and kept the books for her parents’ country store and cotton gin until 1997, when she began to pursue a full-time career in accounting. Robin received her masters degree in accounting with a concentration in tax and has provided accounting, payroll, and income tax preparation to dozens of small businesses in various industries during the past 17 years. She is co-owner of B&R Livestock Cattle Farm and owns Roma’s Clydesdale Farm. She founded the associated non-profit, A Chance in the Country, in 2009 with a mission to promote responsible horse ownership among potential horse owners through hands-on education, offer underprivileged & special needs children hands-on experience in the care of horses, and to expose children and youth to the country and farming way of life. A Chance In The Country also participates in a Wounded Warrior program in Eastern, NC that focuses on family activities and provides the Warriors with an opportunity to enjoy a day on the farm with the horses. Robin serves as the Controller of Alliance and three other affiliated corporations. She also provides financial services to Alliance’s entrepreneurial candidates. She lives in Castalia, North Carolina with her Clydesdales, ponies, miniature donkey, many dogs and zebra.