Climb2Glory was founded in January of 2018 by partners Sam Johnson, Ted Reich, and Pat Mangin. Established following more than 75 years of combined experience in the U.S. Army and 21 years of combined experience at Fortune 100 companies, Climb2Glory leverages the successes our team has achieved throughout their military and professional careers for the success of those we serve, no matter the application or challenge.
We believe that every client is truly a member of our organization. We are a team-focused consulting partner, meaning that we work side-by-side with you — guiding and advising you on best practices, strategy development and implementation, and more. While we’ll work with you on your important initiatives, we remain available to you at any time to support your business as needs change and new opportunities arise.
Above all, we live by Duty, Honor, Country every single day. This mantra, developed through our experiences in the U.S. Army, means we’re committed to the success of our relationship with you and doing what’s best for your business at all times.
Sam is a proven executive leader with more than 45 years of experience building, shaping, and guiding organizations in challenging and complex environments across the globe. After serving 30 years in the U.S. Army, Sam worked in the energy industry starting at CONSOL Energy and culminating with his role as a Managing Partner at Climb2Glory. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
Ted is an executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in program/project management and operational excellence implementation across complex systems and organizations. After serving 22 years in the U.S. Army, Ted worked in the energy industry starting at Encana Oil & Gas and culminating with his role as a Managing Partner at Climb2Glory. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.A. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Pat is a senior operations leader with 20+ years of experience managing cross-functional organizations and consistently exceeding objectives. After serving 22 years in the U.S. Army Pat worked in the energy industry starting at CONSOL Energy and culminating with his role as a Managing Partner at Climb2Glory. Pat holds an M.A. in Geography, University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Geography, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.
A SDVOSB is a company that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a service-disabled veteran. The U.S. government sets aside contract opportunities for SDVOSBs, providing them with opportunities to support the country they’ve served in new ways. We’re proud to partner with SDVOSBs to help them identify government contract opportunities as well as to support their overall business growth goals.
In addition to partnering with veteran-owned businesses, Climb2Glory is also doing our part to stimulate the economic growth of the communities in which we operate. In particular is the Aerozone Alliance — a 15.5-mile district around the Cleveland Hopkins Airport and NASA Glenn Research Center. The Aerozone Alliance seeks to create 50,000 high-paying technical jobs in this area and its communities. Learn more about the Aerozone Alliance and its mission here.
As veterans ourselves, we understand the opportunities available to veterans and are committed to helping those who’ve served achieve their goals while supporting veteran-focused agencies and organizations. We support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the USO, and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. We encourage everyone to contribute and support the men and women who make sacrifices for the cause of freedom every day.
A State of Ohio program that provides preference to certified companies that compete for state business. At least 10% of employees must be veterans or on active service, and at least 51% of the business must be owned by veterans or those on active service. The company must be certified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business or a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Learn more here.