Jordan Blashek is Director and Head of Talent at Schmidt Futures. In this role, he leads the development of the organization’s talent program portfolio to ensure coherence across programs. Jordan also leads Schmidt Futures’ internal people functions.
Prior to Schmidt Futures, Jordan served five years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, reaching the rank of captain. He commanded units ranging in size from 40 to 250 Marines during two combat deployments to the Middle East and Afghanistan. From 2011-2012, he led a helicopter-borne raid force as part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a crisis response task force positioned in the Horn of Africa. In 2013, he served as a combat advisor in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he trained and advised the 215 Corps of the Afghan National Army.
Jordan also serves on the board of Operation Gratitude, a non-profit that supports U.S. troops deployed overseas, and is the author of the non-fiction title Union: A Search for Common Ground (forthcoming, Little Brown Publishing).
Jordan holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. from Princeton University.