As President and Founder of Bridging The Gap for Veterans, a Non-profit 501(c)3 IRS Fully Determined organization, Mike is a retired military enlisted leader and professional, an accomplished corporate executive, experienced management consultant, former government civilian, and small business entrepreneur who fully understands how to create and implement career programs, cultivate long term business relationships, establish revenue generating income as an entrepreneur, and deliver to client requirements.
In his role as President, Mike ensures all career transition programs are well executed and delivered to both military veterans and to corporate clients enabling a successful engagement. He founded and leads the BTG Adopt a Coffee Platoon program enlisting corporations and businesses to join our program, donate coffee to military units and public safety professionals.
Throughout his civilian career, he has held technical and leadership positions in several Fortune 500 companies to include AT&T, Booz-Allen, Emerson Electric as well as within the federal government. A serial Entrepreneur, he has focused his passion and purpose in life by establishing military veteran career and educational programs that make a difference and a direct impact to veterans and their families.
During the culmination of nearly 32 years of honorable military service in both the active and reserve components, Ferraro achieved the highest rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Before his retirement from military service in June 2013, he had leadership oversight of nearly 28,000 Airmen at Numbered Air Force, Wing and Squadron levels and participated in numerous worldwide missions involving wartime campaigns and humanitarian airlifts.
He earned an M. S. in Aeronautical Science and a B.S. Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Currently serving on several Non Profit, Industry and Academia Board of Advisors to include:
- Chairman, New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
- ThanksUSA Board of Advisor Member
Finally, he is a weekly RVN Television Talk Show Host on Apple, Roku and Amazon Streaming TV. Also, a frequent guest speaker before veteran friendly employers and a Radio Show Guest on the Welcome Home Show, 101.3 FM WIBG station.