Shared Leadership Team

John Lambert​
Slaughter

Chief Executive Officer

Slaughter joined F3 on June 6, 2012. Rising through Regional F3 leadership in the mothership of Metro he joined the Nation’s leadership group in 2017 ending up at the current Chief Operating Officer. His mammon is owning a regional construction company. Slaughter also sits on the Board of Directors for two different construction trade associations. Extensive experience in the financial, legal, and operational areas of these entities serves him well at the helm of the “back of house” operations of the Nation. With a strong belief in the personal empowerment abilities of F3, Slaughter is focused on increasing membership across the globe while continuously assisting in adding tools to the F3 repertoire to help men have a strong impact in their families and communities. He also co-founded the Nation’s first workouts at a men’s residential substance abuse treatment facility and homeless shelter, both in Charlotte. The model has been used across the country and is one of the pillars for creating diversity in the Nation. 

Slaughter has a wife and daughter and an intensely burning love/hate affair with the game of golf. 

Ask him his favorite part of F3 and he’ll tell you “Acting like absolute children at 5:30 in the morning. If you’ve never been to a workout in the pouring rain, you’re missing out. It has healing powers”. 

Dark Helmet
Frank Schwartz

President

Frank joined F3 down in Fort Mill, SC, in Fall of 2014 with the intent of “not being fat anymore”. The complete trajectory of his life would change, however, from that point. He caught the vision of Sua Sponte leadership and in not too long a time, he found himself being asked to help with things at the Nation level. At the beginning of 2020, he began serving as the first ever President of F3 Nation, under the re-organized F3 structure.

Because of the dramatic effect of F3 on his life, he founded a leadership training consultancy in December of 2019, called G3L Leadership. G3L takes all the learnings from F3, as well as the training in communication, leadership, and Psychology that Frank has taken in his undergraduate and Graduate studies and puts it all together to help organizations create leaders.

Frank has been a successful entrepreneur prior to his starting of G3L, founding LEC Media in 2007, a corporate communications and video firm in Charlotte, NC which served clients like, Bank of America, Electrolux, Honeywell, and others.

He also serves in leadership in his church and community, is the husband of his far better half, Tracy, and is the father of three wonderful red-headed daughters (ages 16, 14, and 10).

TML
Roger Briggs

Chief Operating Officer

Roger Briggs aka “The Mighty Lance” or “TML” lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, Katharine (FiA’s “Guinevere”), son Beau (“Chet”) and daughter Caroline (“Cornflake”). He dates back to the early days of F3, joining the PAX of Charlotte Metro back in the summer of 2011. Since that time he has said ‘yes’ to pretty much anything anyone in F3 has asked of him, whether it’s CSAUP’s, mission trips, or serving 2.5 years as Metro’s Nan’tan. TML credits F3 for improving every facet of his life. He has been involved with several local charitable organizations, including serving on the board of Charlotte Family Housing for 7 years. Professionally, TML has worked in commercial real estate finance for the vast majority of his career, including 20 years at Wells Fargo and its predecessors.

GMO
Steve Schaefer

Head of Sectors

GMO joined F3 St. Louis in 2018 after being prescribed a 13th medication, getting tired of the extra 60lbs padding and ground hog day-ing the clothes on the treadmill.

He was slow to catch F3 fever after the first day of three (3) killer merkins, 6mos before the first Q and then 6mos off because “embracing the winter suck” wasn’t his thing, yet. After the first year, the fire was lit with him becoming a site Q, AO launcher, Nantan, pandemic lock down resistor, explosive growth leader, two winter suck endurer and four GrowRuck finisher.

GMO’s mammon is Digital Transformation and Innovation at a Global Agricultural Company. He also serves his church and community through various leadership and men’s ministry programs.

He’s blessed to be married to his beautiful wife of 30 years and has 3 adult daughters. His concentrica includes a flux protecting ShieldLock and several Whetstone relationships.

As Head of US Sectors, GMO is honored to serve the men of F3 Nation, their families and the communities impacted by their leadership.

Hello Kitty
Brian Jodice

Head of Comz

Brian Jodice is known in the F3 Gloom as “Hello Kitty.” Kitty (for short) lives in Apex, NC, with his wife, Liz, and their two little girls (F3 Rey and Pink Dinosaur in the F3 Dads world).

He posts with the PAX of Carpex, where he jumped into F3 with both feet in May of 2017. At the start of 2020, Kitty took over the reins as Q of Culture for F3 Nation, and through his mission and D2X to connect the pax of F3 to something bigger than themselves. Kitty and F3 Repeato host the weekly Circle of Trust (COT) Podcast, which highlights the news of the F3 Nation. In addition to Q’ing Culture for the Nation, Kitty dips into that D2X bucket to design logos seen across the Nation having worked with Orlando, Chicago, Denver, South Wake, F3 Disaster Ops and more.

Mammon for Kitty is through strategic communications and branding. He serves as the Executive Vice President for a non-profit, advocacy organization called Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. He is the oldest of three F3 men – Ralph, F3 Atari (Puget Sounds) and Adam, F3 Lightyear (Montgomery, AL), and his father is F3 Board Member Lt. Gen. Ralph Jodice (USAF-Ret.), Red Baron. 

Erik

Gobbler
Erik Nowak

Weasel Shaker

Erik Nowak grew up on West Virginia on the family farm. His days were filled with dirt, chicken manure, and the sounds of birds. At 18 he became a Hokie and eventually joined the Army. He has served in uniform for 15 years and counting

In April of 2017, he became Gobbler when The Nation planted the first shovelflag in the Steel City. In October 2019 he traveled across the country to Tacoma, WA where he joined the pax of F3 Puget Sound.

His new home brought new F3 duties. He joined the TRUEbadours and worked to help the regions of the West. In April 2021 he fell and hit his head. Dark Helmet took advantage of Gobbler in his weakened condition and asked him to be the Nation’s Weasel Shaker. His duties are a contributing cause to his inability to recover.

Gobbler has been blessed with an amazing M, two 2.0’s and another on the way in September.

Beans
Mike Sluhan

Head of Growth

Mike Sluhan, AKA “Beans,” came to F3 in a non-traditional way. In late 2018, a retreat taking place in St. Louis, MO had a few individuals from F3 as part of the leadership team putting on the retreat. One of the mornings during the retreat weekend, a workout option was offered. Little did Mike know; he was about to be renamed “Beans” and enter the F3 community.

Life was at a difficult point for Mike at that time and F3 was exactly what he needed; he just didn’t know it yet. Now, Beans desires to bring F3 to as many men as possible in the hopes that it can have the same impact in their lives! Since becoming involved with F3, Beans has served as a site Q, the Host Q for the St. Louis GrowRuck, Firestarter Q and now serves as Head of Expansion for the Nation. Continuing to help Plant, Grow and Serve all new opportunities for expansion within F3 is a passion for Beans in an effort to help spread this great community across the world.

Beans has been involved in the financial services industry for over 20 years, hence the reference to a bean counter as the origination of his F3 name. In 2008, he helped found a wealth management firm in St. Louis where the focus has been, and continues to be, in creating the “Next Generation of Wealth Planning”. Beans has been blessed with three wonderful children who have been the burning light in his heart and have been an inspiration to become the best father he can be.

Bono

Bono
Seth Brown

Head of Leadership Development

Seth Brown joined F3 on April 18, 2015, because his neighbor and good buddy Shrimp mentioned “in F3, we work out in the gloom so we can be fathers and husbands the rest of the day”. That phrase hit home in just the right way.

Since that day Seth served as a Site Q, Nantan, and created several ways to seek to invigorate the region, like the 3 Headed Hound and Black Pearl. Since March 2017, Seth has been part of the GrowRuck team, serving as the Q from the summer of 2018 to the winter of 2020.

Seth met his bride, Joanna, in 1992, when they went to their first Valentines Dance. They have two shorties, Caitlin and Madison, who are strong, independent ladies (most of the time;).

Seth serves the principals, teachers and students with Pitt County Schools where he has aimed to “engage and empower effective, creative, and innovative teacher leaders since 1997. He is the co-Director of DEEL, the Department of Excellence, Equity, and Leadership, where he led over $25M in federal grants focused on teacher and school leadership.

Bada Bing
Chris Gambino

Head of Technology

Chris Gambino joined F3 in the fall of 2017 after listening to The Art of Manliness Podcast (AOM) Episode #324 featuring DREDD and OBT discussing how Fitness, Fellowship and Faith are the Cure of Sad Clown Syndrome. Chris had always been an outdoors and fitness nut, but knew he was missing something. F3 promoted the notion that they were “more than a workout” group, so what did he have to lose? 

Chris showed up the next day to his first workout in the F3 Jacksonville region and the rest is history – Bada Bing was born. Bada Bing has served his region as Head of COMZ and enjoys documenting workouts and events as a hobbyist videography. He is passionate about utilizing technology as a supplement to real world relationships between men to further the F3 mission and help other men just like him find F3. 

Bada Bing’s career has spanned Operations for healthcare, start-ups and technology companies. He has worked for companies such as Peerfit, Papa, and Black Knight. He also serves as a deacon at his local church in Ponte Vedra, FL, is involved in media relations for an OCR company and occasionally hosts a zero-time award winning podcast called Dudeology Show.

Bada Bing married his bride in 2005 and they have two shorties, Noah and Gabriella. 

Board of Directors

As we respectfully and carefully approach this next growth phase, you will see an emphasis in our board members on foundation building, independent oversight and governance, and setting up organizations and their leaders for long-term success of F3 Nation and F3 Foundation.

As noted on Twitter and in many face-to-face and/or phone conversations, the selection of F3’s initial Board marks the beginning of many opportunities for F3 and for its PAX. F3 hopes you will continue to reach out if you are able and willing to help, and the organization remains driven by and for the local workout as a gateway to male community leadership — free, open to all men, held outdoors, peer-led, and ending in a CoT.

The new board joins you in doing all we can to make sure F3 remains true to its mission and principles for today’s and generations of future leaders.

Rick Danis F3 Board of Directors

Rick Danis
Legal Zoom

Board Member

Rick Danis has extensive experience both as a public and private company Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, managing all corporate governance issues, including board meeting governance, board approvals, minutes, and related activities. Danis has sat on several company subsidiary boards as well as a 501(c)3 board for a company set up in cooperation with the White House’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Obama administration. Danis has served multiple organizations executing initial public offerings, corporate spin-offs, M&A, equity and debt financings, and entity formations. He sat on the first F3 Puget Sound board, helping launch F3 in an area over 2000 miles from another F3 workout. Danis works in the Bay Area and lives in the Seattle area with his wife and daughter.

Clayton Hromadka
Shoota

Chairman

Clayton Hromadka serves as the CEO/Executive Director of the Tennessee PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association). In this role, he oversees a section of the largest sports membership organization in the country — which has over 28,000 members — as well as its local Foundation and their programming. In addition to this role, he has chaired, managed, or served on, multiple boards for 501 (c)(3) organizations. Hromadka also brings an understanding of regional logistics, creating a culture across an expansive geographical section by activating mission at a grass roots level. Hromadka began F3 in 2018 and lives in Franklin, TN with his wife and two children.

Ralph Jodice
Red Barron

Board Member

Ralph Jodice served in the United States Air Force for 36.5 years, retiring as a Lt. General on 1 July 2013. He has over 3.500 flight hours in the F-111A/E, F-15E. T-38A, and the UH-1N. He served in multiple operational assignments and commanded at six different levels leading US and multinational organizations from 8 to over 8,000 pax in peace time and in combat. From 2015 through 2020, he was a Senior Mentor for NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He was one of 13 retired Generals and Admirals who mentored and coached senior NATO commanders and the staffs for high level exercises and specific training events. He served for 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Phi Alpha Chi Alumni Association and for the Rotary Club of Hanover. He and his M, Judy, have 3x 2.0s, all active in F3, and 7x 3.0s

Dave Redding
Dredd

Founding Member

After graduating from Boston College in 1985, David Redding served nine years in the United States Army in the Infantry and Special Forces. Redding left the Army in 1994 to attend Wake Forest University Law School. Since his graduation in 1997, his practice has been primarily located in Charlotte, North Carolina in the area of commercial litigation. He has vast experience in all facets of complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. He has taken several cases to North Carolina’s appellate courts on complex issues involving indemnification, liability limitation and the uniform commercial code. Redding is a founding member and Emeritus CEO of the men’s fitness, fellowship and faith group, F3.

Robert Schleusner
Snap Fade

Board Member

Robert Schleusner recently left Bank of America after 24 years. His most recent role was Head of the Wholesale Credit organization where his team was responsible for extending credit to the firm’s global commercial clients. Prior to this role, he served as Global Head of Leveraged Finance during an 18 year career in capital markets. He is currently pursuing an executive certificate in Leadership Coaching through the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies. Through his involvement with F3, Schleusner is President of the F3 Foundation and works to help F3 Metro with its annual Come to the Table event. A husband and father of three children, Snap Fade has been active in F3 since its formation in January 2011.

Jason Silverstein
AP

Board Member

Jason Silverstein is a technology executive with over 20 years experience inside public and private companies such as Tango Card, Tucows, Rightside, Yahoo!, ACBJ, and the National Basketball Association. Silverstein joined F3 in 2011 and has served its Chairman of the Board as well as multiple F3N operating group roles, including technology, operating, and finance roles. In 2015, Silverstein moved from F3 Metro (Charlotte, NC) and established F3 Puget Sound in the Seattle area, where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Tom Wilson
Checkpoint

Board Member

Tom Wilson is a Managing Partner at DecisionPoint Advisors. He has over 35 years experience in the technology industry and his strategic and general management skills include experience in developing and growing new businesses, managing international operations and finances, raising capital, and leading his own boutique M&A firm. Tom currently serves on two public company boards, Jack Henry (NASDAQ:JKHY) and NN Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) and has served on numerous non-profit boards including the United Way, Junior Achievement, Charlotte Ballet and the US National Whitewater Center. Tom graduated from Clemson and Duke, lives in Charlotte with his wife Laurie, has two grown sons, and has been involved in F3 for 7 years.

Torian Board Member

Torian Richardson
Carmen SanDiego

Board Member

Torian is an investor, culture scientist, and global executive coach drawing from his vast experience to inspire the genius in others to live valiantly so that potential grows into impact. For over 20 years, Torian has provided international leadership in analytics, culture & people development, as well as strategy & innovation. He is a lifelong learner through immersion living and working on four continents and journeying through over 85 countries. He currently serves as the Head of Global Inclusive Recruiting for Nvidia and caregiver for his parents.

The scope of his work has been vast and includes work in the fields of finance, consulting, education, and transportation with business unit responsibilities of over $80M in P&L leadership. He has worked with American Airlines, San Francisco 49ers, Meijer, Deloitte, BCG Digital Ventures, and is featured in a Wharton Business course on leading diverse teams. Additionally, Torian has served as a Chairman of the Board for GlobalMinded innovation network as well as served as a consultant with Harvard Business School Club of New York for international projects. As the Business Solutions Director for the continent of Africa, based out of Lagos, Nigeria, Torian was responsible for successfully building an educational technology and service business throughout the continent for Pearson (PSO). From Africa, Torian moved to China and became an entrepreneur founding Guanxi Universal and lecturing at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.. 

Born on Chicago’s Southside, Torian is the product of a working-class family living in a variety of neighborhoods in Chicagoland during his formative years. He is a first generation college graduate, earning a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Benedictine University, a Masters of Public Administration in International Development from Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he studied Mandarin as well as graduating from Harvard Business School.

John Lambert​
Slaughter

Chief Executive Officer

Slaughter joined F3 on June 6, 2012. Rising through Regional F3 leadership in the mothership of Metro he joined the Nation’s leadership group in 2017 ending up at the current Chief Operating Officer. His mammon is owning a regional construction company. Slaughter also sits on the Board of Directors for two different construction trade associations. Extensive experience in the financial, legal, and operational areas of these entities serves him well at the helm of the “back of house” operations of the Nation. With a strong belief in the personal empowerment abilities of F3,

Slaughter is focused on increasing membership across the globe while continuously assisting in adding tools to the F3 repertoire to help men have a strong impact in their families and communities. He also co-founded the Nation’s first workouts at a men’s residential substance abuse treatment facility and homeless shelter, both in Charlotte. The model has been used across the country and is one of the pillars for creating diversity in the Nation. 

Slaughter has a wife and daughter and an intensely burning love/hate affair with the game of golf. Ask him his favorite part of F3 and he’ll tell you “Acting like absolute children at 5:30 in the morning. If you’ve never been to a workout in the pouring rain, you’re missing out. It has healing powers”.