Having grown up in the Sports & Entertainment Industry and having led soldiers in the U.S. Army for the last 17 years, Teddy Kleisner is no stranger to the Rising Tide portfolio. Teddy graduated from West Point in 1997 and embarked on a series of leadership adventures in some of the Army’s most storied units – the 101st Airborne Division, Stryker Brigades, and the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. His experiences include several years of peacekeeping and combat operations in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He also takes great pride in the years he spend teaching small unit leadership and tactics in the Army’s grueling Ranger School. Teddy is currently a Lieutenant Colonel serving in the United States Army. When he’s at home in Washington D.C, Teddy and his wife Susan spend time their corralling three young sons.