John Shepard VAe

John Shepard

Founder | US Army

John Shepard has over 30 years’ experience in sales and management in the computer industry. Prior to starting VAe in 2009, Mr. Shepard co-founded two breakthrough technology companies involved with firewalls and biometric identification.

Michael Videira


Michael Videira works as the Chief Financial Officer for VAe. He manages the financial strategy of the company to provide training opportunities to veterans across the country. He oversees the Finance, Accounting and IT functions to align the company’s resources with its overall vision.

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Human Resources Manager

Lisa Smith is the Human Resources Manager for VAe. She is responsible for performing all human resources related responsibilities and provides guidance for the executive team. In addition, she also works directly with the teams at each VAe location to identify and fill hiring needs, advise managers, and support all other HR functions as needed.

Our team consists of Advocates and Instructors at 6 locations throughout the United States.

Learn more about the staff at our other locations.