CHUCK VOLLMER: Founder and President, Jobenomics
Mr. Vollmer is the author and founder of Jobenomics (https://jobenomics.com), which deals with mass-producing startup businesses and jobs emphasizing veterans, minorities, women, youth, and other hopefuls in underserved communities. Since its launch in 2010, Jobenomics has garnished widespread support for its economic, community, small business, and workforce development efforts. As of today, the Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement has reached an estimated thirty million people via lectures, the Jobenomics website, and the Jobenomics America TV Show. Dozens of communities (neighborhoods, cities, and regions) in North America, South America, the Middle East, and Africa now have Jobenomics chapters.
In response to mitigating the coronavirus and getting people back to work, Mr. Vollmer helped found Aleph Diagnostics (https://alephdiagnostics.com), a U.S. firm that imports leading COVID-19 test kits and diagnostic equipment. The Jobenomics/Aleph Diagnostics team is also working with local communities to mass-produce healthcare manufacturing and service businesses. The Jobenomics/EmeraldPlanet (https://www.emerald-planet.org) partnership is working to identify the world’s 1,000 best green business practices. To date, EmeraldPlanet TV has produced 2,800 shows and has a global audience. Mr. Vollmer is a co-founder and Board Member of the Combat Soldiers Recovery Fund (https://combatsoldiersrecoveryfund.org), a nonprofit that provides grants to disabled veterans. Mr. Vollmer is the Vice Chairman of the ACTS Freedom Farms (https://www.actsffa.com/) Advisory Board, an organization dedicated to creating veteran-owned U.S. micro-farms. The Jobenomics/National Faith-Based Empowerment Coalition (https://nfbec.org) partnership promotes underserved and under-resourced community transformation via Opportunity Zone Fund financing.
From 1996 to present, Mr. Vollmer founded and has led VII Inc, a strategic planning, systems engineering, and investment capital firm specializing in government and business initiatives. VII’s clients include major domestic and international government agencies and corporations. He is the author of the U.S. Air Force’s VECTORS and Global Information Operations, the National Guard’s VANGUARD campaign, and Rapid Dominance concepts. Corporations involved include numerous Fortune 50 companies. VII also assists innovators and entrepreneurs to start small businesses. VII Enterprise Solutions designed and maintained data networks for the U.S. Passport Agency data centers.
From 1999 to 2007, the U.S. Central Command hired Mr. Vollmer to help Arab leaders develop an anti-terrorism coalition. In this capacity, he led twelve symposia in the Middle East attended by airpower officials in the Arab Gulf, Europe, and the United States, and wrote several hundred U.S./Arab coalition-building documents. Today, Mr. Vollmer frequently lectures on the Mideast, Islam, Arabs, and the need for increased cultural engagement.
From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Vollmer was a Partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He organized and managed one of the largest U.S. consortiums involved with industry privatization in the former Soviet Union. These consortiums accomplished the most extensive privatization effort in history, converting over 70% of state-owned industries to private enterprises. He was a co-founder of the Community Learning and Information Network, a distance-learning corporation that has installed several hundred sites across America. Mr. Vollmer was also instrumental in establishing the National Automotive Center in Warren, Michigan.
From 1985 to 1991, he founded and was the Vice President/General Manager for General Dynamics’ new business and high-technology organization, called the Defense Initiatives Organization (DIO). The DIO started dozens of new enterprises, including a Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System that was used extensively in Operation Desert Storm, a Strategic Defense Initiative (aka Star Wars) Division, and a Diamond Film Development company. Within 3 years, the DIO captured over a quarter of a billion dollars of contract awards. Before the DIO, he was Corporate Director of Strategic Planning and Operations Analysis when General Dynamics was a Fortune 50 company and the world’s second-largest aerospace corporation.
From 1979 to 1985, he was a McDonnell Douglas senior engineer on the first design teams of F-15E Strike Eagle and Stealth aircraft. He also managed the marketing effort for the $32 billion sale of the F-15E to the USAF.
Mr. Vollmer served ten years on active duty in the USAF and thirteen years with the Air National Guard. He accumulated over 3,000 hours in various fighter aircraft, flew 175 combat missions in Southeast Asia, and received six Distinguished Flying Crosses and 11 Air Medals. Mr. Vollmer received a B.S. degree in Engineering Management from the USAF Academy and a Master’s in Education from Northern Arizona University. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management for Senior Executives. Chuck remains happily married to his high school sweetheart, Trish Eagan, from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Their son was the President of VII Enterprise Solutions and now manages a Systems Engineering Group at Cisco, a leading IT conglomerate.
Updated June 1, 2021