The Team

Richard Bronson, CEO / Founder

Richard Bronson - Founder/CEO

Before launching 70MillionJobs, Richard served as Director of Executive Relations and Prison Engagement at Defy Ventures, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing incarcerated men and women second chances upon release, by training them in entrepreneurialism. His role at Defy included fund-raising, business development and leading New York events. Before that, he was a co-founder of the popular nostalgia website, His career began on Wall Street, where he managed money at Lehman Bros. and Bear Stearns. He eventually went on the found Biltmore Securities, a registered broker-dealer based in South Florida. Richard grew Biltmore to nearly 500 employees, spread out over four national offices, and took many companies public. After Biltmore, Richard founded Channels Magazine and launched several successful consumer product and service businesses. Richard was convicted of securities fraud in 2002, arising from his activities in the 1990s and served two years in a Federal prison camp.

Dan Mozzochi, Operations Manager

Dan Mozzochi - Operations Manager

Dan brings management, operations, marketing and project management experience to the 70MillionJobs team. After graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Communications, Dan started his career in retail, managing teams of up to 200 people for both Abercrombie & Fitch and Target. Most recently he was Senior Project Manager at AHA, a marketing agency in the Portland area. There he helped Fortune 500 companies like Charles Schwab and Nike execute their integrated digital marketing programs.

Justin Vail, Consultant

Justin Vail - Consultant

Most recently, Justin served in the Obama White House as the Deputy Director of Private Sector Engagement, where he led the Fair Chance Business Pledge, an effort to ensure job opportunities for individuals with a criminal record. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Justin clerked for judges in both the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri. He previously served as a Policy Aide to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and helped lead the Senator's successful re-election campaign in 2012. He also worked on then-Senator Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Justin is a native of St. Lous, MO, and a graduate of Truman State University and Washington University School of Law.

Advisory Board

David Thorpe

David Thorpe

David currently serves as Director of Employment and Vocational/Educational Counseling at the Fortune Society in New York, where he oversees job placement and retention, working closely with foundations and various governmental agencies. Before that, he was a Program Manager at the Osborne Association. He received a BA from St. John’s University, graduating summa cum laude.

David served nearly 25 years behind bars prior to embarking on his career in workforce development. David was also a 2016-2017 Beyond the Bars Fellow at the Center for Justice at Columbia University.

Peter A. Gudmundsson

Peter is the President and CEO of RecruitMilitary, the leading veteran-hiring solutions company in the nation. A former U.S. Marine field artillery and intelligence officer, Gudmundsson is a graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA) and Brown University (BA).

John Kirland

John serves as Senior Vice President Corporate and Workforce Development at The Doe Fund, where he leads major employer engagements for employment and training leverage. Kirkland was previously Vice President-Corporate Employment & Development Partnerships at FEGS in New York City.

Jessica Centano

Jessica is Director of Workforce Development, at the Center The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a non-profit dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions.