Co-Founder of Broughton Advisory Group (and VICTORY Success Strategies, a division of Broughton Advisory Group), Larry is a former US Army Staff Sergeant, serving 8 years on Special Forces A-Teams (commonly known as the Green Berets). He has successfully parlayed the lessons learned from his time in service to his country and applied them to the business world.
He is now a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and Founder/CEO of broughtonHOTELS; a nationally recognized, multi-unit, award-winning hotel company. Larry has received several business awards, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur® of the Year, Coastline Foundation’s Visionary of the Year, and Entrepreneur Magazine included his firm on their Hot 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies.
Larry has authored several articles and books on leadership, team building and entrepreneurial significance (and speaks to national audiences on these topics), and has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles across the country. He has also been a guest on news and TV programs on every major network, including multiple appearances on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. Additionally, he’s a featured contributor to U.S. Veterans Magazine, Vetrepreneur Magazine, and OC Metro. In 2005, Larry launched Broughton Quarterly; a life, style, and travel magazine for guests, clients and rainmakers at broughtonHOTELS.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Larry has interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs and CEOs on the topics of business, leadership, entrepreneurship and significance. He has attended the Executive Program at prestigious Stanford University; studied Russian at the world-renowned Defense Language Institute; and studied Political Science at University of California, Santa Barbara and College of San Mateo.
Co-Founder of Broughton Advisory Group (and VICTORY Success Strategies, a division of Broughton Advisory Group), West Point graduate, and former Army Captain. After serving on active duty, Phil enjoyed highly successful “duty assignments” in corporate sales for a Fortune 50 company, as a fee-only financial planner and as a national financial educator for a major military association. Over the last 15 years, Phil has counseled hundreds of entrepreneurs and thousands of transitioning military service members on financial, tax and success strategies.
He has given over 725 speeches on a variety of financial/business topics and has shared the stage with some of today’s most innovative business thought leaders. A prolific writer, Phil has over 100 business/financial by-lines in major magazines and is frequently quoted in publications such as Money, Kiplinger’s, Men’s Health and many others. A serial entrepreneur, Phil has run and sold two small businesses and currently actively owns a boutique financial planning firm and a strategic consulting business. He was recently recognized as the MVC (Most Valuable Contributor) by 300 small business peers for his innovations in marketing and business building.
Jessica Eaves Mathews, a multi-passionate entrepreneur and teacher, is America’s Advocate for Women in Business™, business lawyer, published author, speaker, busy CEO and leading authority on helping women entrepreneurs step into their power and create a brilliant business without fear and without undue risk to their assets or hard work.
Jessica has spent her legal career representing businesses and business owners, from solopreneurs, to mom and pop stores and restaurants, to professional service-providers, to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. She was the head of litigation and compliance for Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. She has been there in every phase of the business life cycle from start-up on.
As principal of Eaves Mathews LLC, she advised businesses on a variety of matters, including entity formation, trademark and copyright, IP, Internet Law, contracts. She served as virtual General Counsel for small and mi-sized businesses each month, advising them on a myriad of legal issues that arise from daily operations.
Her company, Leverage-a-Lawyer,™ is the first national, virtual law firm for small to mid-sized companies. Her team of exceptional, experienced attorneys provides world-class, flat fee legal services and virtual general counsel services designed specifically for small to mid-sized companies. And, for lean startups with no legal budget, she provides self-help legal guidance through excellent contract templates, information, trademark and LLC creation services. Through Leverage-a-Lawyer entrepreneurs and business owners for small and mid-sized companies can create a solid legal foundation for their business quickly, affordably and painlessly.