It all started when...
Early 2016, Lonnell McCall hired Jeff Shuford (a freelance developer) to develop a digital event flyer and mobile application for a family member's birthday party. As they started working on the project together, Lonnell asked Jeff if he would consider turning his passion into a business. Jeff decided to bring on his wife and partner with Lonnell to start a business they named "Tech From Vets" short for Technology From Veterans.
As they started working together the company grew and the two military veterans developed a growing client base and following. Since its inception in 2016 Tech From Vets has earned the following accolades:
- Jacksonville Business Journal 2017 BizTech Award
- Florida Fallen Heroes Gold Star Recognition Award
- Best Veteran-Owned Tech Startup of 2016
- Named The Future of Veteran Owned Tech Companies
- Most Innovative App - Kellum Real Estate
- Android App of the Day – Brentwood Golf Course
- 2x Technology Award Winner
- Best Real Estate App
- Business App of the Week - Courtyards At San Jose
- Technology Business of The Year 2016 Award
Development and innovation are only a small part of Tech From Vets' social responsibility. Our mission is to serve the public good through innovative technologies and partnerships and to deliver on our business responsibilities of growth and value to our customers, shareholders, and employees. Tech From Vets has grown from being technology originated from veterans of the military to incorporate technology from veterans of the NFL. Our objective is to engage, empower, and educate military veterans, disabled citizens, and disenfranchised youth through technology.
Jeff Shuford, Forbes Coaches Council Official Member
Named number 1 on the list of The Top 5 Emerging Tech Founders of 2017 by The Huffington Post, Shuford remains focused on acceleration and innovative development. Shuford is a 6-Time published author in Barnes & Noble, a decorated Iraq War Veteran, and recipient of the Community of Heroes Award from the Disabled America Veterans. Shuford's work has been featured in publications such as Business.com, Tech.co, Edgadget.com, EvanCarmicheal.com, Florida.com, Buzzfeed, Business2Community.com, University of Southern California, Executive Lifestyle Magazine and many others. Earning a Masters and Doctoral Degree from EIT Seminary in addition to earning a Combat Action Badge in Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-07 Dr. Shuford knows what it means to serve.
20 year Navy Veteran Lonnell McCall has led Tech From Vets from its inception. Graduation from Florida State College of Jacksonville with a Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Lonnell utilizes his management skills to assist in the growth and development of staff as well as the overall company.
Chief Financial Officer
Angel Shuford is a Licensed Real Estate Professional and a graduate of The Florida Real Estate Institute. Accumulating more than $2.1 Million in projected sales in just her first few months as a Realtor, Angel strives to help her clients make wise real estate decisions. Angel also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Tech From Vets and is in charge of their developmental and financial strategy.