First Sergeant (ret) Matt Eversmann personifies the qualities of duty, courage and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges. On October 3, 1993, Matt was placed in charge of a group of Army Rangers to lead a daytime raid against an eager enemy militia. His inspiring story of survival was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the harrowing experience. For his actions on the battlefield he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device. During his remaining time in uniform, he worked at the Army War College, taught at The Johns Hopkins University and was finally deployed to Iraq where he lived with the Iraqi Army for 15 months during The Surge. He remained on active duty until May of 2008, when he retired after 20 years of service. His frustration with the typical hiring process for veterans fueled his desire to help others avoid the “veterans predicament,” where great servicemen and women are overlooked because of a broken hiring system. Since his retirement from active duty, Matt has worked in several industries in mid-level to senior-level positions. He was an operations officer in healthcare, an executive director in a non-profit and a VP of leadership development for a data management company.
He and his wife Tori founded Eversmann Advisory in early 2018. Their mission is to connect veterans with exceptional employers who realize their value. Matt is a published author of his book, The Battle of Mogadishu. He is also a professional speaker and a documentarian. His film about operations in Afghanistan titled “Send Me” aired on PBS Miami in October 2018. He is currently collaborating on a military-themed book with bestselling author James Patterson to be published in 2020. He and Tori live in West Palm Beach, Florida with their daughter and two black labs. Matt is a huge fan of his Big Green Egg, loves to travel and is an aspiring surfer.