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Larry Broughton


Larry Broughton is an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and former Special Forces Operator. As a former US Army Staff Sergeant, serving 8 years on Special Forces A-Teams (commonly known as the Green Berets), Larry has parlayed the lessons learned from his time in service to his country and applied them to the business arena attaining extraordinary success.

He is the Founder & CEO of Broughton Hotels (, a leader in the boutique hotel industry; as well as Co-Founder & CEO of Broughton Advisory (, a strategic vision, elite team building, and transformational leadership training company. Larry has received several business awards, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®, the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur® of the Year, Coastline Foundation’s Visionary of the Year, Passkeys Foundation’s Leaders of Integrity and Entrepreneur Magazine included his firm on their Hot 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Larry has authored several articles and books on leadership, team building and entrepreneurial significance, including VICTORY: 7 Entrepreneurial Success Strategies for Veterans and his most recent FLASHPOINTS for Achievers. His upbeat, creative approach to business and life has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles across the country and he’s been a guest on news and TV programs on every major network, including multiple appearances on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and most recently MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg.

Larry has presented to, coached, and mentored thousands of current and aspiring military veteran entrepreneurs across the country at multiple events, including the IVMF’s Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program; the SDVOB National Conference; Veteran Women Igniting The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) conferences; VBOC/SBA events throughout California; several Student Veterans of America university chapters; Wounded Warrior Project’s National Leadership Summit; and has delivered a keynote address and training on overcoming fear and failure to the Pentagon’s Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Larry has attended the Executive Program at prestigious Stanford University; studied Russian at the world-renowned Defense Language Institute; and Political Science at University of California, Santa Barbara and College of San Mateo.

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March 29, 2016
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