Executive MBA Alumni Pop Up Event: Garrett Cathcart Executive Director, + More Perfect Union (Virtual)
Join us for our next Executive MBA Alumni Pop-Up Event featuring Goizueta alumni who discuss their unique backgrounds and what they gained from their Emory EMBA.
This session features Garrett Cathcart, who is the founding Executive Director of More Perfect Union, a veteran-led movement to strengthen our communities and heal the divide in our country by creating meaningful connections through service and leadership. Garrett is also a co-founder of 550 Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that specializes in pre-seed funding for start-ups founded by military veterans. 550 believes in the convergence of the veteran and founder communities offers the opportunity to partner with founders carrying their military experience and values into solving problems in the commercial sector. Previously, Garrett served as the founding Executive Director of Mission Roll Call, a national organization that provides veterans a powerful and unified voice in public policy, and as the first Southeast Regional Director of Team Red, White and Blue. Garrett served nine years as a United States Army Cavalry officer and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Garrett’s service included three years in ground combat leadership roles beginning as a Reconnaissance Scout Platoon Leader in Baghdad during the Surge in 2007, colloquially known as the bloodiest year in Iraq. Garrett was also an embedded military advisor living and operating with the Iraqi Army in 2008, and as a Cavalry Troop Commander in Afghanistan where he was commended for his work with local Afghan militias to fight the Taliban.
Garrett’s awards include three Bronze Star Medals, an Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, and a Meritorious Service Medal. Garrett is currently a Major in the Army Reserves where he serves as an Associate Professor of Leadership and Military Science at Georgia Tech.
Garrett graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004, the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University in 2018. He is a Truman National Security Fellow and a George W. Bush Veteran Leadership Scholar. Garrett regularly speaks on leadership, service and building innovative teams. He has addressed the Atlanta Hawks, New York University, The Home Depot, The Federal Reserve Bank, and guest lectured at the US Military and Air Force Academies. He has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, CNN, USA Today, and on Fox News, and CBS World News.