Thank You, Now What?

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

48 episodes of Thank You, Now What? since the first episode, which aired on May 22nd, 2020.

  • 14. Avi Deutsch

    November 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Avi served in the Israeli Army as a tank crew member and armor officer. He is a veteran of the Second Lebanon War. After working for the Bank of Israel and then at a youth village in Rwanda, Avi combined his skills and passion to enter the business of impact investing.

  • 13. Marshall Johnson

    November 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Marshall followed a family tradition of service by attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served as an Airborne Infantry Officer in the 173rd Airborne Brigade and is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. After attending Wharton Business School, he began another career as an investment banker before pivoting to corporate strategy and large-scale data operations. He lives a life of consistent improvement and has a track record of always leaving places better than he found them.

  • 12. Sally Roberts

    October 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Sally is a three-time National Champion and otherwise incredibly accomplished wrestler. She is a former U.S. Army psychological operations specialist and veteran of the war in Afghanistan. During her career, Sally wrestled for the Army’s World Class...

  • 11. Andrea Goldstein

    October 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Andrea is a Congressional Senior Policy Advisor, working on matters pertaining to women in the armed forces and female veterans. She is also a Navy Intelligence Officer, still serving in the reserves years since leaving active duty. She has been a...

  • 10. Jim Matheson

    September 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Jim is a career Naval Aviator and former TOPGUN instructor. He is now a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, where he teaches Entrepreneurial Finance and works on business issues related to the environment. Jim has spent the past two decades...

  • 9. Hannah & Tristan Ambrozewski

    September 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Hannah and Tristan met each other at basic training and would go on to serve as intelligence analysts in the U.S. Army, deploying to combat zones both together and separately. After 14 years of marriage, two kids, two career transitions, several...

  • 8. Mike Steadman

    September 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Mike won three National Collegiate Boxing Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy before becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. After serving overseas in Afghanistan, Japan, and the Philippines, Mike moved to Newark, New Jersey to work at...

  • 7. Katie Neff

    August 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Katie served eight years as a combat engineer officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After multiple overseas deployments, she commanded a unit of drill instructors and recruits at Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island. She is the first female Marine to...

  • 6. Sam Ellis

    August 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Sam fought on an often-overlooked front as an intelligence and cyber operations officer in the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he went on to work at a tech startup as a robotics engineer before co-founding an online cannabis marketplace. After some more...

  • 5. Nate Boyer

    July 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    After several deployments as a Green Beret, Nate went on to play college football for the Texas Longhorns. He continued to serve in the National Guard and even went back to combat during the offseason. After being given a chance to play for the...

  • 4. Monti Leija

    July 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Monti served 24 years in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Medic, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan annually for more than a decade straight. He now trains civilian and military medics while co-managing a medical innovation company. Check them out at...

  • Bonus: 4th of July Check-in

    July 4th, 2020  |  16 mins 36 secs

    Happy Independence Day! On this short bonus episode, Ben and Matt talk about how the podcast is going so far. Check us out at for social media, contact info, and ways to contribute. Check out the CXC Foundation at

  • 3. Nate Spearing

    June 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Nate began his career as an Army Ranger and went on to 14 years in special operations. He left the military to refocus on his family while starting a local construction and home remodeling business. We talk about his faith and upbringing, the...

  • 2. Micah Niebauer

    June 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Micah served as a Green Beret before he cofounded and became CEO of Southern Pines Brewing. We talk about lessons from early life, being a leader in the Army, and navigating entrepreneurship.    Links:

  • 1. Tara Heidger

    May 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Tara grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and joined the Army after 9/11 with a strong, curious desire to discover more of the world while making a difference.  After serving overseas as an intelligence analyst in Iraq and Germany, and training as a...

  • 0. Introduction

    May 22nd, 2020  |  2 mins 3 secs

    “Thank You, Now What?” is a podcast about life after service, where we discuss first-hand experiences and issues among veterans who’ve separated from the military. Host Matt DeVivo and producer Ben Murray talk about what to expect from the...