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Joe Rivas III selected as Top Military Entrepreneur of the Year by IAOTP

Joe Rivas III is a retired Army Green Beret and the President & Founder of Rivas International and Rack Ops CBD. He was recently selected as Top Military Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

(PRUnderground) February 10th, 2021

Joe Rivas III is a retired Army Green Beret and the President & Founder of Rivas International and Rack Ops CBD. He was recently selected as Top Military Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over twenty-five years of professional experience, as a retired Army Green Beret and also as an unconventional project manager in the corporate world, Mr. Rivas has certainly proven himself as an accomplished entrepreneur and expert in many fields. Joe is a dynamic results-driven leader who has excelled in each and every position he has ever served. Currently, Mr. Rivas is the Founder of Rivas International and co-founder of Rack Ops CBD, along with his partner in life and business, Marisa Budaj.

Rack Ops CBD has a brand goal to innovate, impact and establish a strong presence in the Veteran community. Their products adhere to an ethos of sustainability and unparalleled quality control, utilizing only the finest ingredients, 100% organic and 100% THC free. Through Rivas International, their mission provides the ability to help Veterans heal using natural remedies for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while bringing legitimacy and compliance to the new opportunities regarding the cannabis industry.

Mr. Rivas’ impressive repertoire of prior roles includes his honorary position as a Staff Sergeant for the Army Special Forces (Airborne), he was a Member of the Executive Protection Detail and Counter Assault Team for Dyna Corps, Inc., where he provided support and security for the President, he served as the President for Shrike Industries and also as a Senior Project Manager for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

As a Military Entrepreneur, some of the areas in which Joe is highly skilled and trained in are Executive Management, Management Consulting, Strategic Partnerships, Compliance Management, Logistics Management, Strategic Planning, Employee Training, Executive Protection, Private Investigations, Military Operations, Physical Operations, Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Military Training and Physical Security.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated, choosing Joe for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is innovative, brilliant at what he does and has a passion for helping others. We felt he would be an amazing asset to our network of professionals. We hope to spend time with him at the Annual Awards Gala.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Joe has received awards, accolades and has been recognized for his dedication to his profession. This year he is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and also for the Business Innovator of the Year Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  Joe will receive his award while in attendance of IAOTP’s 2021 Annual Awards Gala being held at the magnificent Plaza Hotel in New York City this December.

In addition to his thriving career, Mr. Rivas has received a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantry Badge for his notable service. He also holds the US Patent for CCW101 Helmet Stabilization Apparatus.

Looking back, Joe attributes his success to his perseverance, his family for their continued support and adoration and to his extraordinary desire to heal. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and creating alternative methods to assist with mental health issues. For the future, Joe hopes to continue helping his fellow Veterans and Military families achieve a more healthy, organic and holistic way to help the growing problem many of them all face.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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