• Veteran-Owned. Veteran-Operated.

    Boots to Board specializes in providing customized tools, training and career support for military members transitioning from active duty service into both the civilian workforce and top MBA programs.


    Boots to Board distinguishes itself from other organizations because it is run BY veterans FOR veterans.

    All of our consultants are former military officers who have transitioned in the past 5 years into Fortune 500 Companies around the country. Our wide breadth of work experience, academic and business networks and understanding of what it takes to excel as a Veteran in today's market will make your journey smoother.

  • Our Consultants

    We are veterans who have successfully navigated both graduate school admissions and the job hunt across top companies. We look forward to showing you the ropes!

    Elisabeth Reed


    Lead Consultant



    Lis was raised in Atlanta, GA. She is an Annapolis graduate and former Naval Aviator. Lis transitioned off of active duty and into the workforce in 2012.


    Lis earned her MBA at The McCombs School of Business (UT Austin) where she was an active member of the McCombs Admissions Committee. She has a wide breadth of experience in the technology sector: operations experience in supply chain and fraud prevention at Apple, program management and sales at Dell, and most recently, industry recruiting at Google.


    Lis has personally worked with over 200 individuals on their resumes and career development strategies. She has also led career transition seminars for a variety of top MBA programs around the country, including the Next Step Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.




    Pete Mamone


    Lead Consultant​



    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Pete is a West Point graduate and former Army Aviator (AH-64). He twice served as a Company Commander and deployed to Iraq in 2008 and 2011. Pete transitioned from active duty to graduate school in 2013.


    Pete earned his MBA at The McCombs School of Business (UT Austin) where he was an active member of the McCombs Admissions Committee. After graduation, Pete gained work experience both consulting and recruiting for Deloitte, LLP. Pete is a Google employee focusing on industry recruiting.


    Pete’s clients have an impressive track record as a result of his advice on application development and interview preparation.



    Luke Schamel 


    Lead Consultant​



    Luke grew up in upstate NY. He is an Annapolis graduate who transitioned to the workforce from active duty in 2012.


    Luke has work experience in federal- and private-sector management consulting, having spent several years at a boutique consulting firm and then at Booz Allen Hamilton.


    Luke holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a MA from Columbia University. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Texas Solicitor General, a summer associate at BakerHostetler, LLP, and a judicial intern for the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. he currently serves as a law clerk for Justice John P. Devine on the Supreme Court of Texas.



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