Welcome to “The Horse’s Mouth” with Tom McManus, a cool, unique talk show where Tom’s guests sidle up to his bar to discuss sports, business and life. Today, Tom sat down with Alex DesJardins from LendingBear.

LendingBear is a Jacksonville based company that offers two product lines; short term, small dollar loans and pawn shops.

To learn more, visit https://www.lendingbear.com.

How do you define success?: Success to me is being able to provide you and your family with the life you want, all by doing what you love.
What Branch were you in and how long?: I served in the United States Marine Corps for just short of 21 years.

After your service ended, how did you spend your time? Did you go back to school? Immediately Enter the private Sector?: Immediately after retiring I moved to Jacksonville to be near my sister who owns a small business. I started working in the private sector within a month of retirement. I have been fortunate to find a Veteran’s owned organization, that I love, in which I serve as the Director of Human Resources.

Are you a member of any Veteran’s organizations? If so, which ones?: I am a member of the Marine Corps association – once a Marine, always a Marine.”The Horse’s Mouth: Veterans Edition” with Alex DesJardins from LendingBear