Cory Argenbright is a United States Army Veteran serving in both Iraqi and Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader. During his military service he was selected as the Training Advisor to the Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal School and the Liaison to the Multi-National Security Transition Command on Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations.
His time in the Military and after a nightmare transition Cory developed a passion for ensuring “Those that transition after me should never suffer the way I have suffered”. It’s this passion that drove Cory to start his own consulting company in late 2013. He then partnered with Stephan Porter to rebrand and found Saint Maximus Consulting in early 2020.
After transitioning from the US Army Cory has held positions in multiple industries; culinary, hospitality, construction, environmental services, government contracting, gas & oil, telecommunications and entertainment. Throughout his time in the above industries he has worked to educate and advise executive leadership on the capabilities and advantages of hiring from the Military Community.
With over 20 years of Leadership and Business Success in both the Military and Non-Military experience Cory brings a “no nonsense” approach to consulting that ensures that Saint Maximus Consulting clients are truly educated on the “Why” and “How” of Military hiring and retention. With the values of Integrity, Trust, and Passion, he ensures that Saint Maximus Consulting services are tailored to the needs of the client in a cost-effective way that drives a quicker Return on Investment.
Former Sergeant and Retired Lieutenant Colonel Stephan Porter retired from the Army after 32 years of service. He now focuses his time serving the greater Transitioning Military Community (active duty, reserves, veterans, families, caregivers, etc) find success.
A Founding Partner of Saint Maximus Consulting, focused on the Military Community, Stephan works to provide a stable landing place within the organizations of industry. St. Max provides full spectrum support services to build (or refine) Military Community Talent Programs to acquire and retain, that strategic talent, but also leveraging their network and experiences to meet needs of the businesses they support.
Stephan is a staunch advocate for the Military Community Support World and an active member of the Joint Base San Antonio Transition Alliance. He serves on the Board of Directors for Victory for Veterans; on the Advisory Council for the San Antonio USO Pathfinder TRansition Program; as a facilitator for the Centurion Military Alliance; a Veteran Ambassador with Wellness Wishes; a Career Readiness Coach for Four Block; a volunteer with Vets2Industry; a Veterati Mentor; the founder of MilCountry support network; and the VFW Post 7011 representative to the Comal County Veterans Commission.
Enlisting in 1987 to pursue a career in Physical Therapy, he first served at Irwin Army Hospital, Ft Riley, KS (where he was born). He was Commissioned in 1994 as a Medical Service Corps Officer, still desiring a life in PT, but receiving orders to the 4-27th INF (Wolfhounds), 25th INF DIV (HI). That assignment was pivotal, as it changed his focus from what he could gain, to one of service. He ended his career in October of 2019, consulting back to the Army Medical Department Operations as Logistics planner.
Stephan lives in New Braunfels, TX and is married to an amazing woman, Juliana. They are very active at their church, the Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery. They are blessed beyond belief with 11 children, Chris, Johny, Nathaniel, Anna, Joshua, Gideon, Timothy, George, Isaiah, Miriam, Joseph.
Tony Taylor is a husband, father, son, mentor and friend to many.
Tony is a proud veteran; serving two terms in the military; worked as a Captain for the Department of Defense Fire Department as well as roles as an Executive Recruiter, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, and also Safety.
He is currently a Motivational Speaker and Business Development Consultant. He travels internationally to deliver the message of not only finding your purpose but living in it.
All of Tony’s endeavors have one main trait in common, SERVICE to others.
Tony’s methodologies are consistent with knowing yourself, purpose and execution.
These methodologies are carried out by incorporating four action items:
(1) Being your authentic self and accepting others as their authentic selves
(2) Being kind
(3) Listening with the intent to learn
(4) Action-Do it
Due to Tony’s affinity to service and own personal journey he is very driven with the mission of ensuring all veterans are afforded gainful and prosperous employment.
Tony Taylor first joined Saint Maximus late in 2020 as the Veteran Employment Program Director, but quickly became the marketing guru we needed to go to the next level.
He is a visionary, influential, and forward-thinking Talent Acquisition Leader that specializes in Diversity & Inclusion efforts with two decades of extensive expertise in strategic state-of-the-art recruiting adeptness across diverse industries, key performance metrics, and directing and developing high performing teams.
Tony has a proven track record of success creating and implementing excellent talent sourcing initiatives, recruiting programs, and effective recruiting strategies securing top candidates.
He is always instrumental in aligning workforce strategies with tactical solutions, solving complex problems. Demonstrates exceptional proficiency leading industry standards and best practices, delivering excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Brian Drew first joined forces with Saint Maximus in early 2020 to leverage our shared experience and desires to change the world, but with mostly a shared vision for helping Veterans and their families!
For over 18 years, Brian Drew has started, partnered in, consulted on, and helped 100’s of small businesses. His expertise has guided these SMBs at the start, held their hands through hard times, and walked with them at the end. Brian has insight into many different industries, and knows the one thing that all small businesses have in common; passion and courage. He understands the dreams and ambitions of every individual owner. Those experiences give him insight into how to guide these dreamers to success and beyond.
Brian started his first company, Simply Computers, with one idea in mind; help the average person understand technology. That single idea was to take the complexity out of technology and leave the high-tech gibberish to the other guys; explain it in layman’s terms so that we could all understand. No longer would there be a barrier between those who know and those who do not. It started out with him running around, sometimes into the wee hours of the night, fixing people’s computers. One client became five, then ten, then a hundred. It wasn’t long before Simply Computers grew beyond his imagination. He then started Simplex Technologies and added services and higher-level clients. Simplex Technologies became an integrated technology firm emphasizing the value and importance of combining technology with traditional advertising and Public Relations disciplines for success. In addition as he grew he partnered with Forward March helping retiring Veterans. All the way to the other end of the spectrum by starting Global Commodities Management, which brokers multi-billion dollar PPE deals with international and domestic clients.
Today, through that growth, he has never lost sight of who they were and where they wanted to go. That one single idea still drives him every day. His responsibility is to make the small business world attainable and understandable to anyone who has the entrepreneur’s dream and desire.
“If you want it, go get it. Your move…”
-Brian G Drew