Meet the people that guide our organization
Next Step Inbound is committed to having a well-experienced and diversified board dedicated to guiding the organization through all initiatives.
Brandon is a Co-Founder and the current President of Next Step Inbound.
Currently, Brandon is a student veteran at Columbia University in the city of New York, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, professionally, Brandon is pursuing a career in Private Equity and currently works part-time for KSL Capital Partners.
Prior to his academic pursuits, Brandon served in the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman from 2016 to 2020, fulfilling roles within a Maritime Raid Force and a Regimental Sniper Company. Concurrent to his military career, Brandon attended three different community colleges prior to gaining admittance and matriculating to Columbia University.
As a Co-Founder of Next Step Inbound, and through enduring his own hardships while transitioning from military service to higher education, Brandon believes it is essential to provide an easily digestible, centralized source of information for service members interested in taking that next step after the armed forces and pursuing higher education.
Todd joined Next Step Inbound in 2023 as our Treasurer and CFO.
Professionally, Todd is a Managing Director at Lancaster & Hall – a contract and fractional CFO services and consulting firm. Prior to his role at Lancaster & Hall, Todd’s finance career spanned from being a divisional CFO for Walmart to holding various finance roles at Office Depot.
Outside of Next Step Inbound, Todd volunteers at additional non-profits within the veteran space, such as Service First Foundation, where he provides support and guidance for service-driven entrepreneurs.
Todd has a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in Neuroscience and an MBA focusing on Finance and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School.
Marcus Bartolome is a Co-Founder and the current Secretary of Next Step Inbound.
Currently, Marcus is a student veteran at Columbia University in the city of New York, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, professionally, Marcus is pursuing a career in Private Equity and currently works part-time for Star Mountain Capital.
Prior to his academic pursuits, Marcus served in the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman from 2016 to 2020, fulfilling roles within an Anti-tank Missileman Platoon and a Regimental Sniper Company.
Marcus holds a passion for helping veterans achieve their post-military goals, and he aspires to preserve the profound community of capable, driven student veterans that assisted him with his academic pursuits.
Born in Quantico, Virginia, Beth grew up in a Marine Corps family and was raised around the world, living for periods of time in Hawaii, Germany, and Korea. Professionally, Beth has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, for several non-profits, as a consultant, and on staff at major universities throughout the United States, including Colgate University, Princeton University, the University of Southern California, and Columbia University in the city of New York.
Prior to joining Next Step Inbound’s Advisory Board, Beth worked most recently as Executive Director of the non-profit Service to School (S2S) and, previous to that, directed the Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program (LSP), and, currently, works for the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI) at Columbia University – all of which assist transitioning service members and veterans with admission to undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, Beth serves or has served on a number of advisory boards including the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Advisory Committee on Education (VACOE), George W. Bush Institute’s Veteran Higher Education Task Force, Posse Veterans Program and Psych Armor.
Beth co-authored an article published in Forbes online on issues around higher education in the veteran space and has been interviewed for her insights by the NY Times, the NY Post and Military.com. Beth is a nationally recognized speaker on college access and transition issues faced by service members and veterans. Working with College Promise Campaign and ETS, Beth co-authored “Depicting the Ecosystems of Support and Financial Sustainability for Five College Promise Populations” published by Wiley Publications.
Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University.
Glen joined Next Step Inbound’s Advisory Board in 2022. Professionally, Glen works for the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI) at Columbia University in the city of New York, where he serves as the Assistant of Digital Media Production – producing learning and communications media content for the center.
Glen has a background in fine arts and commercial animation. As a character animator he has worked on Cartoon Network and Disney channel shows as well as directing many seasons of SNL’s TV Funhouse on NBC.
Jinyoung (Jin) joined Next Step’s Inbound’s Advisory Board in 2022. Professionally, Jin is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Finance Group at Proskauer – New York-based law firm. Prior to Proskauer, Jin worked for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Jin received his Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Before his academic and professional pursuits, Jin served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 2002 to 2006, within the role of a Communications Officer – serving at Scott Air Force Base, IL and Osan Airbase, Korea.
As a U.S. Air Force veteran, Jin devotes a significant amount of time providing pro bono legal services to disabled veterans. In addition, Jin also serves as a Board Member to Read Ahead, a educational non-profit which provides a reading-based mentoring programs for elementary school students.
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