Wilmington, DE 19805, US
VetsLinQ is a business-oriented social-media networking portal focused on U.S. military Veterans, powered by a proprietary hybrid search engine . VetsLinQ is the first B4V (Business for Veteran) on-line platform for Veteran-owned businesses, enabling them to network and locate buyers for products & services and/or find resources needed to grow their business. Our “B4V” platform uses a proprietary self-directing algorithm which enables Veterans and Veteran-owned businesses to expand their business in a very cost-effective and time-effective manner because it connects them with business partners that offer only what they are seeking. Contrast that with multiple, general-purpose search engines that statically list products and services but require users to sift through them one-by-one, on a time-consuming, trial-and-error basis to try to locate what they are seeking for their respective businesses. Time is money, especially in today’s economy – VetsLinQ saves Vets time.
Products / Services
VetsLinQ internet portal networking / business connection services
VetsLinQ is the only B4V tool in existence, helping Veterans and active duty military personnel transitioning to civilian life find the resources and connections they need to be successful. VetsLinQ subscribers complete an on-boarding questionnaire which profiles the products and services a Vet-owned business is offering as well as listing resources it may need for the successful operation of its business. The algorithm powering the portal searches profiles of other subscribers and delivers pre-qualified LinQs that meet each other’s needs. Subscribers also will benefit from discounts on products / services offered by promotional partner businesses. VetsLinQ has two major revenue sources: advertising (from subscribers’ businesses and third-parties that wish to conduct business with Vets) and subscription fees.
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth J. Hilk
Ken brings to VetsLinQ an extensive successful career in corporate business leadership, marketing and operations with over 31 years experience at the DuPont Company. Ken led acquisition and divestiture teams and did commercial deals up to $100M; buying and selling manufacturing plants, licensing technology globally and strategically building businesses at DuPont. Ken’s education includes an Executive MBA from Wharton School and a BS magna cum laude from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Ken’s seasoned business acumen in marketing and sales, as well as knowledge and ability to raise capital fits very well at VetsLinQ.
Michael R. Thompson
Mike is a seasoned Wharton MBA, U.S. Army Veteran and business executive with over 30-years demonstrated expertise in sales, client relations and business development, especially in early stage business ventures. His experience spans the large corporate Fortune 50 environment to start-ups in the investment, bio-engineering, real estate development and beverage industries.
Mr. Thompson served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He received an MBA degree in Marketing & Strategic Planning from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors from LaSalle University with a B.S. degree in Operations Research.
Mike brings significant leadership skills to VetsLinQ and can mentor and collaborate with individuals from many disciplines, successfully integrating individual contributions into team results.
Chief Marketing Officer
Troie D. Battles
Troie Battles brings 25 years of wide business experience, graduating from Brigham Young University, with a BS in Accounting. Troie started her career in public accounting and eventually became CFO of a large coaching company for 11 years, doubling revenues to over $300 Million. Troie then focused on developing start-up ventures, growing from zero to large multi-million dollar companies, helping entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed. Troie founded her own health publishing company to create new products that dramatically improve the health and well being of individuals, and several innovative products were patented. Troie is the CEO of several publishing companies that support home-based business owners and promote materials that deal with health and well-being. Troie’s energy, passion and great desire to work with people helping them achieve their dreams make her a great fit with the mission of VetsLinQ.