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Gene Blanton

Gene Blanton - Partner

Gene Blanton is a much sought after speaker, trainer, author and advisor. Gene founded his first multi-million dollar company at the age of 28 – a broadcast and telecommunications service firm – building towers up to 2,000 feet in the air. Gene has served in various C-Level roles for companies ranging from a Google Analytics Partner to a financial services firm which arranged financing for over 4,000 small businesses. Gene is a Marine Corps veteran having received four meritorious promotions for his leadership abilities by the age of 19. Gene is the author of Semper Fidelis Leadership: From The Corps to the Corporation which was the result of embedding with the 2nd Marine Division in Al Anbar Province Iraq in 2005 then again in 2007 representing the Long War Journal, the premier publication on the Global War On Terror.

Gene is the founder of the Semper Fidelis LeadershipTM Institute which is devoted to training crisis leaders who are spiritually grounded, mentally tough and physically skilled to be able to decide, communicate and execute in high- speed, high-stress chaotic environments. In 2015, Gene joined Boldmore Growth Partners to lead Boldmore’s Business Advisory Group. Boldmore offers solutions, resources, and advisory services to entrepreneurs, business owners, and private equity investors.

Gene is passionate in his support of wounded veterans and works tirelessly each year to raise funds for Carry The Load, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing back the true meaning of Memorial Day. In March and April of 2018, Gene will be Carrying The Load for the entire 620 mile Israel National Trail which runs from the Red Sea in southern Israel, crosses over 300 miles of the Negev and Judean Deserts before culminating on Mount Hermon on the Syrian border in the north.
 
Gene is married to the love of his life, Shelia, and they have two grown married children and eight grandchildren.