Highly Decorated U.S. Army Ranger Joins LDR to Lead Leadership Consulting Division

October 5, 2017

LDR is pleased to announce the hiring of retired Army Ranger Jesse Yandell. Jesse will lead LDR’s Leadership Consulting Division that focuses on advising corporate executives on building a winning culture, igniting their leaders, and developing high performing teams. Jesse comes to LDR with a proven track record of leading in high-stress environments, coaching and counseling for top performance, and developing innovative leadership solutions as both an accomplished military professional and business consultant.

“Jesse is one of the most decorated non-commissioned officers in the U.S. Military and will quickly become a vital part of our organization,” said LDR Principal Rich Sexton. “Jesse brings years of experience that will not only positively impact LDR, but also will prove largely beneficial to the clients we serve and the diverse leadership problems they face. We are excited for what the future holds with Jesse on our team.”

Before joining LDR, Jesse worked at a leadership consulting firm as an associate where he focused on executive coaching and leadership development programs.

Jesse served in the U.S Army for 20 years and has 15 combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, Jesse held a variety of leadership roles within the 75th Ranger Regiment. He has been awarded the Purple Heart, six Bronze Stars (including a Bronze Star with Valor), two Meritorious Service medals, the Order of St. Maurice, and the Legion of Merit.

In his spare time, Jesse is an advocate for bettering the lives of American veterans and actively works with multiple veteran-focused non-profit organizations. He currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Taryn, and their 3-year-old twins, Braya and Justin.

Listen to Jesse from a recent podcast!



About LDR

LDR is an innovation consulting firm focused on providing an array of innovative management and strategy services, including advanced problem solving, investment acceleration, and leadership that helps business achieve their goals. We operate as a conduit between capital providers and invested companies to seize opportunities, develop innovation capabilities, and accelerate operations with the goal of maximizing ROI for all stakeholders.

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