John Todd, CEO, is a native Bostonian, and graduate of Boston College High School and the United States Military Academy at West Point. John served over 7 years on active duty as an Army Aviator. After completing flight school, he served 6 consecutive years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in various Airborne units. His military duties were highlighted by pre- Advanced/Career Course selection for two separate Company Commands and assignment as Aide-de–Camp to a Major General. Upon separation from the military, John entered Corporate America and has served in a variety of positions to include Sales Representative, General Manager, President and CEO. He has worked for both Inc 500 companies and Global 50 companies and has served as CEO or controlling shareholder for thirteen different corporations in a variety of industries. John has successfully led numerous mergers and acquisitions for several corporations and has consistently delivered exceptional returns for shareholders. John has served as CEO of Alliance since its founding in 2003. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Virginia, a fellow 1985 West Point graduate and former Military Police officer, and is the proud father of 6 children: Theresa, Patricia, Catherine, Stephanie, Maggie and Caroline. Theresa is a 2009 West Point graduate who is presently serving on her second deployment to Afghanistan (first with the 10th Mountain Division and presently deployed with 4th ID). Patricia is a 2010 West Point graduate and serving at Fort Bragg as part of the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne). She has also deployed to Afghanistan and is married to Jonathan Smith who is a 2008 West Point graduate who completed 3 combat tours with the Ranger Regiment and 82nd Airborne division.
John Zornick, President, is a native of Buffalo, New York but claims Ohio as his other home state. He graduated from the United States Military Academy where he was a distinguished cadet majoring in Engineering Management. He served as an infantry officer in airborne, light, and mechanized units throughout a 20 year career. He graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College and earned his master’s degree in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a combat veteran, commanded a rifle company and an airborne long range surveillance detachment, while also serving in a variety of staff positions at every level from battalion through Army Service Component Command. In his tours away from troops he taught mathematics at West Point and served with the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. John has been with Alliance since 2006 where he began as a candidate recruiter. While in that role he developed the Alliance Training Program and took on the full time role of administering the program to hundreds of candidates each year. John has served as the president of Alliance since 2013. He lives in the Chapel Hill area with Pam, his wife of 30+ years. They have two children, John (USMA 2010) and Joseph.
Roger Lush, Senior Vice President Business Development, is a native Chicagoan and a graduate of Grayson County High School and Vicennes University. Roger retired from the Army after service as a senior non-commissioned officer and Sergeants Major Academy select. Roger’s assignments include Fort Stewart, Georgia; Germany; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Riley, Kansas; Hawaii; and Fort Benning, Georgia. His military duties were highlighted by participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, service as a drill sergeant, and deploying as a First Sergeant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon retiring from the military, Roger joined Alliance to concentrate on industry experience recruiting and business development. He now leads our business development and client team as a senior vice president. He lives in North Carolina with his wife Denise, a Registered Nurse, and is the proud father of three children: Elizabeth, Rachel, and Travis. Connect with Roger here.
Robin Freeman, Controller, grew up on a tobacco and cotton farm in rural North Carolina. She drove her own tractor, worked in the fields, and kept the books for her parents’ country store and cotton gin until 1997, when she began to pursue a full-time career in accounting. Robin received her masters degree in accounting with a concentration in tax and has provided accounting, payroll, and income tax preparation to dozens of small businesses in various industries during the past 17 years. She is co-owner of B&R Livestock Cattle Farm and owns Roma’s Clydesdale Farm. She founded the associated non-profit, A Chance in the Country, in 2009 with a mission to promote responsible horse ownership among potential horse owners through hands-on education, offer underprivileged & special needs children hands-on experience in the care of horses, and to expose children and youth to the country and farming way of life. A Chance In The Country also participates in a Wounded Warrior program in Eastern, NC that focuses on family activities and provides the Warriors with an opportunity to enjoy a day on the farm with the horses. Robin serves as the Controller of Alliance and three other affiliated corporations. She also provides financial services to Alliance’s entrepreneurial candidates. She lives in Castalia, North Carolina with her Clydesdales, ponies, miniature donkey, many dogs and zebra.