Mike Ferraro, President & Co-founder, USAF Cmd Chief MSgt Retired

As President and Co-founder of Bridging The Gap, LLC, 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 establish and cultivate long term relationships, creating revenue generation and delivering to client requirements.

In his role as President, Mike ensures all career programs are well executed and delivered to both military veterans and to corporate clients enabling a successful engagement for our Patriot Fellowship Program, Boots to Business offering, and Red, White & Blue Valor program

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 Director of Military Outreach for the New Jersey ESGR, Felician College Veterans Advisory Board, and Operation Jersey Shore Vacation. In addition, he is a frequent guest speaker before veteran friendly employers and a radio show guest on the Welcome Home Show, 101.3 FM WIBG station and guest speaker at many military veteran community events.