Jake Wood is co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones around the world. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has scaled to 100,000 volunteers and deployed teams to some of the worst catastrophes of the century.
As a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Wood deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a scout sniper and earned the Navy-Marine Commendation Medal. A leading veterans’ advocate, Wood has met with former Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton on veteran transition and disaster response. He has also testified before a Senate committee to improve mental health care services for returning veterans and is the author of Take Command: Lessons in Leadership.