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Beyond The Uniform – Interview

Recently, I was interviewed by Justin M. Nassiri, Founder & CEO of StoryBox.  Justin has an impressive background that includes graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, serving as a Nuclear Submarine Officer, completing Stanford Business School, and doing summer internships at McKinsey & Company and Algentis.  Upon completion of business school, he embarked on an entrepreneurial path that created StoryBox Inc.

StoryBox helps marketers capture and leverage customers stories to better tell their brand narrative. Everyday, customers use their voices, pictures, videos, and words to share their experiences with products and services, creating the most trustworthy, shareable, and memorable way to learn about a brand. StoryBox has helped tell the stories of hundreds of companies, including Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Levi’s, and IBM.

Storybox is located in San Francisco, California, and is backed by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Blumberg Capital. More information is available at or

His entrepreneurial ventures continued with the creation of Beyond The Uniform, a platform for Justin to interview military veterans about their civilian career. His goal is to provide both active duty members & veterans of the Armed Forces with the resources they need to be successful in their civilian career.

BTU #39: Frank Van Buren – Blackhawk pilot to 18 years in Financial Services at Wells Fargo

“Frank L Van Buren shares his journey from an Army Chief Warrant Officer flying Blackhawks to entering the Financial Services industry at Wells Fargo, where has worked for the past 18 years. If you’re considering the Financial Services industry, this is an exceptional overview.”

For those interested in financial services, this one-hour conversation covers a lot of topics, including:

  • How to decide between Investment Banking and Sales & Trading.
  • An overview of the Financial Services industry and where you might fit in.
  • What I learned from over 18 years in Financial Services.
  • How to find your dream and uncover what you might want to do for a career.

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