Jan Rutherford is a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and successful business executive.
Jan entered the U.S. Army at age 17 (weighing 114 pounds), and spent six years in Special Forces as a medic and "A" team executive officer, and three years as a military intelligence officer. Jan has over 25 years of business experience and has held executive roles in business development, marketing, sales, training, product management, and as a CEO. He is the founder of Self-Reliant Leadership, LLC, leads Crucible expeditions with executives and transitioning special operations veterans, and is the author of The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership. He is also the co-host of The Leadership Podcast. Jan is a dual U.S. and Irish citizen, and is a senior instructor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, where he teaches leadership to MBA students in the U.S. and Ireland.