John Todd, CEO, 1985 West Point Grad, Army Aviator, Paratrooper, Commander and Aide-de-Camp. John achieved incredible success during his decorated Army career. He carries the same passion and drive from his military service to the Alliance organization. Military service runs deep in the Todd family. He 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). 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.
John Zornick, President, A native of Buffalo, New York but claims Ohio as his other home state, John 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. John began with Alliance as a candidate recruiter and developed the Alliance Training Program. “Z,” as we call him around the office, is the candidate guru and leads each selected JMO from their on-boarding process through the conference. 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, NC State Wolfpack graduate and die-hard fan. Roger retired from the Army after service as a senior non-commissioned officer and Sergeants Major Academy select. His military duties were highlighted by participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, deploying as a First Sergeant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and lest we forget, struck fear in the eyes of new recruits as a drill sergeant. Upon retiring from the military, Roger joined Alliance and became the “Go-To” for candidate and client relationships. Roger lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Denise, an OR Nurse, and is the proud father of three children: Elizabeth, Rachel, and Travis.
Matt Pierce, Business Development Manager, Former Ole Miss Rebel football player, field artillery officer and award winning medical device sales rep, Matt has made it a point to always compete at the highest level. As Manager of Business Development and Career Consultant for Alliance, he finds, develops and retains some of the best transitioning officer talent the military produces. Having come full circle, Matt’s experience as a former JMO candidate gives him the insight and expertise JMOs and corporate partners value. After a 12-year hiatus, he returned to Sweet Home Alabama where he now resides with his wife and 2 daughters. SEC!
Ryan Wilde, Director of Recruiting, Bouncing around as a kid and watching too many war movies shaped Ryan’s future. Finding ROTC at the University of North Carolina sealed it. He went on to serve over four years as an infantry officer, completing two tours, and having little idea of what to do when the time came to move on. Thanks to Alliance, he enjoyed several strong years with Johnson and Johnson selling medical devices, giving him the confidence and knowledge to own a business for several more years prior to selling it for a profit and joining the Alliance team to help deliver the same quality service he benefitted from years before.
Jacob McCann, Candidate Recruiter, Tennessean by birth and humble by nature, Jacob chose to serve his country and his faith. He recently transitioned out of the army after an admirable performance as a logistics officer, settling his family in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area. He is simultaneously pursuing divinity school with the aim of becoming an army chaplain as well performing a different kind of outreach to other junior officers in transition to help them better understand their own drive and future goals and aligning great leaders with promising companies that place a premium on talent.