August 9, 2014 Team Rubicon Launches ‘Operation: Backbone’ To Clean Up Mt. Baldy After Deadly Mudslides
Jake Wood, Team Rubicon CEO Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2016 Builders + Innovators SummitLOS ANGELES - October 19, 2016 - Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Jake Wood of Team Rubicon as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2016 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.Goldman Sachs selected Jake Wood as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. Jake Wood is cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that utilizes the skills of military veterans to deploy disaster response teams. Under Wood’s leadership, Team Rubicon has responded to over 100 disasters since the 2010 Haiti earthquake and grown from eight to 33,000 members. Wood is a leading veterans’ advocate who has briefed President Obama on veterans’ issues, met with former Presidents Bush and Clinton on disaster response and testified before Senate. As a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Wood deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Scout Sniper and earned the Navy-Marine Commendation Medal."We are honored to recognize Jake Wood as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2016," said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. "This is the fifth year that we've hosted the Builders + Innovators Summit where emerging business leaders gather to discuss their common interests in building thriving organizations."For more than 145 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.About Team Rubicon Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.teamrubiconaus.org.
March 9, 2016
Veteran-led Disaster Response Organization Team Rubicon Appoints Art delaCruz as Chief Operations Officer
February 23, 2016New Board Members General Stanley McChrystal & Jonathan Smidt to Attend 2016 NYC Salute to Service Awards
December 30, 2015 Veteran-Led Nonprofit Team Rubicon Deploys Following Texas Tornadoes; Disaster Response Teams Also on the Ground in Mississippi & Missouri
December 21, 2015 Team Rubicon Partners with Carolinas HealthCare System to Scale Up Medical Capabilities in Disaster Response
December 17, 2015 American Express Partners with TR to Deploy Volunteers in Support of the Department of the Interior’s Disaster Mitigation and Response Efforts