Aaron left his undergraduate studies after the events of September 11, 2001 to serve in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Engineer. After being traumatically wounded in combat, Aaron medically retired in 2008 and founded the defense consulting firm, Archangel, where he conducted assessments of critical infrastructure projects in foreign countries. In 2009, in an effort to support his fellow Green Berets and their families, he founded the Green Beret Foundation. He served as the foundation’s president for two years, and then on its board of directors for four years. In the years that followed, he worked on the trade floor at PIMCO. Today, Aaron is the co-founder and CEO of Vusar, a design collaboration software. He currently serves on the board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. He holds a degree in international studies (summa cum laude) and an MBA, both from UC Irvine. Aaron was a Poets and Quants “best and brightest” for the Executive MBA class of 2018.