John Paluska

Special guest

On September 11, 2001, John was an 18-year-old freshman at Fordham University. That day and in the days that followed, John volunteered at Ground Zero, aiding in the rescue and recovery operation. He subsequently joined the Army, becoming a Green Beret with combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations.

A Purple Heart recipient, John medically retired from the military after over 10 years of service. He currently works at Bank of America Securities, Structured Finance with a focus on Environmental, Social & Governance, and is heavily involved with the company’s military veteran hiring.

John is earning his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he has been active in their Nonprofit Board Leadership Program. A former State Department intern and joint fellow with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S Special Operations Command, he also serves on the Fundraising Committee for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Taste of Wall Street, and is a Founding Member of Special Forces Association - Chapter 58.

John Paluska has been a guest on 1 episode.