***This event has been rescheduled from December 4, 2019, to February 19, 2020.
Public Houses are where people used to gather to grab a pint and talk about events of the day. It was how people communicate, collaborate and shared ideas because they were public and open to everyone. Over time, they shorten the name to Pubs.
Join us for our Monthly Packard Place Public House – for pints, networking, and sharing what’s going on with you. Networking starts at 5 pm and the Keg-Side Chat kicks off at 6 pm.
This month, Chris and Jon Boggiano will be joining us for our keg-side chat. These twin brothers founded Everblue Training Institute after leaving active duty. They grew Everblue to be the country’s largest training provider before selling and leaving the company in 2012. They had a chance to buy their original company, Everblue, back in 2017 and rejoined it full time in early 2019.
Chris & Jon Boggiano grew up unsupervised in running around the streets of Jersey City or the woods of upstate New York. Teamwork, creative thinking, and failure were part of their daily routine. The scenery is one of the only things that’s changed in the decades since.
Raised to value education, family, and service, Chris & Jon attended West Point and served for five years on active duty with the Army where they were both stationed in Germany. To their mom’s delight, they deployed together to Kosovo and Iraq were with the Army’s 1st Infantry Division.
Believing America’s involvement in the Middle East is driven by its need for energy supplies, Chris and Jon founded Everblue Training Institute after leaving active duty. They grew Everblue to be the country’s largest training provider for a variety of energy and sustainability-related standards before selling and leaving the company in 2012.
After Everblue, Chris & Jon applied together to the Sloan Fellows program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Asked during an interview with the admissions team what would happen if they only accepted one brother, Chris replied that the two were a package deal and they’d only attend together, or not at all. They were the first brothers to graduate as Sloan Fellows after spending their time at Stanford studying innovation in education.
After Stanford, Chris and Jon founded VersaMe where they developed the Starling wearable device for young children. They eventually transitioned the Starling’s technology to the University of Chicago. Starling 2.0 will be used for research and will continue to strive to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty.
Chris & Jon had a chance to buy their original company, Everblue, back in 2017 and rejoined it full time in early 2019. In their second act with the organization, they are adding new programs focused on innovation, cybersecurity, and personal leadership.