Brian Stann is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hire Heroes USA, a decorated Marine, and a nationally recognized analyst for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
A Naval Academy football player and graduate, he served two deployments with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor, for his actions near the Al-Romana Bridge during Operation MATADOR in May 2005.
Stann’s MMA (mixed martial arts) career began in 2003 in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), where he earned black belt certification as an MCMAP Instructor Trainer. He began fighting professionally in 2006, while still on active duty in the Marine Corps. In 2008, he defeated
Doug Marshall to become the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) Light Heavyweight Champion, and he debuted in the UFC in 2009. Stann retired from UFC fighting in 2013 and, today, is a UFC fight analyst and speaker.
Stann took over as President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA, which is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., in 2008 and has grown the nonprofit organization to a total of seven offices across the country. Under his leadership, Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence and is recognized as a best-in-class veteran service organization by the USO, Call of Duty Endowment and the George W. Bush Institute.
In comments highlighting the need for Hire Heroes USA’s services, Stann says,
“This is the largest return of combat veterans to society since World War II. Coupled with the downsizing of America’s military, the need for assistance in finding the best civilian careers for our service members, veterans and spouses is great. These men and women are professionals with the skills and character to be an asset on any team.”
Born at Yokota Air Base in Japan, Stann currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia with his wife and three daughters.