Zach Iscol

Zach Iscol, Founder & CEO of Grid North

A combat decorated former Marine officer, Zach Iscol fought in the second battle of Fallujah and later helped build many of the components  within US Marine Corps Forces- Special Operations Command where he led one of the first teams to deploy and served as the first officer in charge of Recruiting, Screening, Assessment and Selection (RSAS).  Zach also commanded a combined US Marine and Iraqi National Guard Unit in Al Anbar. After leaving the service, he wrote, produced, and directed “The Western Front”, a 2011 Tribeca Film Festival selection about the war in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province. A digital media entrepreneur, Zach is the founder and CEO of Grid North, a collection of the leading brands for military-related content, advertising and employment. Owned and operated by veterans, its mission is to improve the lives of the military community and be its voice. Grid North properties include Task & Purpose, a digital-first media company that gives a voice and platform to the military community and is an honest broker on its behalf; Hirepurpose, the only full service career platform owned and operated by veterans, designed specifically for the military community; and MilSpouseLife, the modern network for military partners and families. Zach also serves as the Chairman and co-founder of the Headstrong Project, a non-profit affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical Center that provides world-class, cost and bureaucracy free mental healthcare to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering from the hidden wounds of war. A 2001 graduate of Cornell University, Zach was a member of the 2013 Team USA for USA Triathlon and serves on the board of advisors for the Center for a New American Security and previously on the board of directors for the International Refugee Assistance Project and Art in the Armed Forces. He is the 2017 recipient of Phillips Exeter Academy’s John Phillips Award.
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