Clint Bruce Co-Founder & Former Navy SEAL
Clint Bruce is the founder and president of Trident Response Group, a global intelligence and advisory group headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in Dallas, Mr. Bruce was a standout football player at the United States Naval Academy, where he lettered for four years and was named Captain of the ’96 Aloha Bowl Champion team.
Entering into the elite Navy SEAL Community in 1997, Bruce completed BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training with Class 217 and reported to SEAL Team 5. There he had the opportunity to deploy in various positions of command and leadership with three consecutive SEAL Platoons, two of which were post 9-11.
Stephen Holley Co-Founder & Former Navy SEAL
Stephen L. Holley, Jr., grew up in Dallas and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000. He served in Basic Underwater Demolition for SEAL Class 234. Mr. Holley was a SEAL officer at SEAL Team Five for five years and completed four deployments to Iraq and Southeast Asia. He currently works as an Office Tenant Rep at Jones Lang LaSalle in Dallas.
Aaron Rigby Executive Board Member
Aaron Rigby grew up in Dallas and is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. While on active duty, Mr. Rigby completed two deployments to the Middle East, including as a security team leader for the USS COLE immediately following her terrorist attack in the Port of Yemen in 2000 and as a member of the strategic planning team that developed plans in Afghanistan and Pakistan that lead to the introduction of the first ground forces in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Rigby received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and is currently a corporate attorney with Sidley Austin LLP.
Coleman Ruiz Board Member & Former Navy Seal
Coleman V. Ruiz, Jr.
Coleman is President of Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, and a former Naval Officer in the Naval Special Warfare community (U.S. Navy SEALs). He spent 13 years on active duty, completing six operational combat deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq, serving in both troop and joint task force command. His final tour of duty was part of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) in Virginia Beach. While at NSWDG he led operations and sensitive military programs requiring coordination across the most senior levels of the U.S. government, including advisory positions for two U.S. Ambassadors.
Since completing active duty service Coleman has served on the board of Carry The Load, as the Director of Operations for a team cohesion and leadership development company, and sits on the board of two veterans non-profit organizations.
Coleman also sits on an advisory board at the Philadelphia Eagles football organization, and participates with a community of professionals and practitioners in an ongoing research project called Mission Critical Teams. The community of professionals includes military special operations, the FBI, urban and Wildland firefighters, law enforcement, and emergency room doctors.