Operation Home Foundation

LoanSnap supports our veterans coming home so we created Operation Home Foundation, a new charitable foundation to support U.S. military veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life. Proceeds from our new Veterans Administration (VA) Smart Loans program and voluntary donations from our conventional consumer mortgages will be used to fund charities that show innovative and effective ways to support our veterans.

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Board Members

CAPT Kevin McLaughlin

CAPT Kevin McLaughlin is a native of Newport Beach, California. He enlisted in the Navy in 1989, completed Navy Nuclear Power School, Prototype, and served as a Nuclear Electronics Technician (ET) before being selected to the Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) program in 1991. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nevada and a Master’s Degree from George Washington University. CAPT McLaughlin was commissioned and designated a Naval Aviator in August 1993. His sea tour assignments include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), VFA-151 Training Officer aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), VFA-94 Safety, Maintenance, and Operations Officer aboard USS NIMITZ, and VFA-14 Commanding/Executive Officer aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN 74). During his Command Tour, VFA-14 won the Battle Efficiency and the 2012 RADM Wade McClusky Awards. Ashore, CAPT McLaughlin served as a TOPGUN Instructor, a Washington DC Intern Fellow, the Organization Policy Officer at the North American Aerospace Defense/US Northern Command, and the OIC of both TOPGUN and STRIKE assigned to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. He has over 3700 hours and 875 carrier landings aboard 10 different carriers. Personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Strike-Flight Air Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal (3), Joint Staff Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4), Good Conduct Medal, the David McCampbell award, the Charles H Bryant Leadership award, and various unit and service awards. He is also the President of the Tailhook Association.

CMC Ronald L. Culpepper

Command Master Chief (SEAL) Ronald L. Culpepper, U.S. Navy (RET) has always had a passion to serve his fellow mankind with the end state of purpose and connection. Command Master Chief (SEAL)Ronald Culpepper led a distinguished 30-year career through his leadership and selfless service evident in his numerous honors. In addition to five Bronze Star Medals, CMC Culpepper has been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, a Joint Achievement Medal, four Navy Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon and Combat Medic Badge along with numerous unit and campaign awards. His deployments include assignments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom where Master Chief Culpepper served in all leadership positions supervising, training and integrating United States Special Operations with worldwide Coalition Special Operations personnel. Mr. Culpepper, who holds top secret security clearance, is currently assigned to Naval Special Warfare GROUP ONE as a Department of Defense Civil Servant working in Requirements. Ronald Culpepper has deployed around the world over 30 years utilizing military leadership and its strategies to combat worldwide terrorism and the defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations. His insight is drawn from experiences that include supervising and integrating elements of the Naval Special Warfare Group ONE in training, equipping and deploying four SEAL Teams for Naval Special Warfare, with over twenty years of experience as a leader and manager in Naval Special Warfare and Joint Special operations Forces, CMC Culpepper is sought worldwide for his counsel and insight into high-performing team development and strategic issues relevant to both the battlefield and boardroom. Ronald Culpepper lives in San Diego, CA, with Kiley and their ten-year-old son Boedy. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ron grew up in Vernal, Utah where he attended school prior to enlisting in the Navy in 1987.

Karl Jacob

Karl Jacob is a serial entrepreneur who has been building, advising and investing in companies for the last 20 years. During his career Karl has raised 23 rounds of financing from a wide range of investors, including True Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, Microsoft, eBay, Integral Partners, Norwest Ventures, Greylock, Benchmark Capital, FT Ventures, Ignition Partners and Vulcan Ventures. Many of Karl’s companies have been successfully acquired, including Dimension X, acquired by Microsoft; Keen/Ingenio, acquired by AT&T; Cloudmark, acquired by ProofPoint; and Coveroo, acquired by Zazzle. Across his various tenures as a start-up CEO, Karl has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in investor returns and up to $150 million in revenue per year. In 2005 he joined Facebook as one of its first advisors and has gone on to advise several other companies. Karl is also a prolific angel investor and mentor for start-up companies including Mayvenn, June, Healthtap, Everlane, Skillshare, Rescale, Memsql, Haven, Shippo and many others. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California’s Engineering School, where he sits on its board of counselors.