The Veteran Initiative

The Veteran Initiative

We believe in providing meaningful career opportunities to those who have served our nation, not only because they’ve earned it, but because it is the best business decision an organization can make. Our Veterans boast years of real-world leadership experience in the most difficult operating environments on the planet. At Wild Bill’s, we place a premium on the unique skills, character and work ethic our Veterans bring to the team. Specifically, we focus on providing enlisted leaders the opportunity to lead again in an environment that requires a strong background in operations management, logistics planning and team leadership.

Veteran Leaders

Our boots on the ground leaders operate with integrity, discipline and an unwavering commitment to operational excellence. The service they provide reflects our brand commitment to provide every customer with an unparalleled and unforgettable experience.

James Ferguson President & CEO

After serving 6 years on active duty James moved into the private sector in 2013. Prior to Wild Bill’s, he worked as a management consultant and at the executive level in many interdisciplinary healthcare organizations. Some of his military decorations include (2) Navy Commendation Medals and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Josh Frasier: Director of Sales

Josh served over 8 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. He moved into the private sector to work as a security supervisor in Basra, Iraq until late 2013. Prior to joining Wild Bill’s, he earned a Bachelor’sDegree in Psychology from FIT. Some of his military decorations include a Purpleheart and a Good Conduct Medal.

Drew St. Cyr: Director of Operations

Drew was medically discharged after serving 9.5 years in the military. He moved into the private sector working as a General Supply Specialist while earning a business degree. In 2017 he helped launch WRF as the Program Director. His military decorations include the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Steven Ortiz General Manager, Texas

Steven moved into the private sector in 2010 after 4 years active duty. Prior to his leadership role at Wild Bill’s, his experience included sales management, training and guiding multiple sales teams. His military decorations include Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Service Sea Deployment Ribbon and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Courtney Brown General Manager, Florida

Courtney served 4 years on active duty in communications & as a squad leader in combat in Afghanistan. In 2011 he moved to the private sector & was a Supervisor in the Culinary Industry. Some of his Military Decorations include a Nation Defense Medal, NATO Metal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

SERVING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED:  Warrior Reunion Foundation, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization, provides cost-free reunions to reconnect veterans who served in combat together. Wild Bill’s is proud to support the WRF mission through our exclusive brand partnership, donating a portion of all branded mugs back to the organization. Learn more about WRF’s important work here:

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