Founder and CEO of Project Opportunity.
Joe Giordano, Owner of Consulting, Training, and Development Services, has over forty (40) years’ experience in the workforce development, human resources and leadership development arenas. His vast experience includes a twenty (20) year career as a Personnel Administrator and Training Supervisor with the United States Army and seventeen (17) years as owner of Consulting, Training, and Development Services.
Joe’s military career included nominative assignments to NATO and the United States Military Academy. Highlights included coordinating security (Operation Eagle) in support of the welcoming home of the 52 hostages from Iran after their release from captivity in January 1981. Joe also developed numerous leadership and management training programs to provide career progression skills for participants.
Joe developed Project Opportunity, a free entrepreneurship training program for veterans, active duty, and reserve personnel who wish to start a small business or expand their current small business as an alternative to traditional employment and in response to the high unemployment rate among the veteran population. Project Opportunity started on the Eastern Shore of Maryland of 2010 and has continued as an annual training program. Over the past few years it has expanded to Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, Prince George’s County, and Southern Maryland. Classes are held in locations in the Spring and Fall.
Joe is a member of American Legion Post 64 and a charter member of the Eastern Shore Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of the State of New York and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a Human Resources Management Specialization from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.