Larry Pope is the founder and CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, LLC, based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a United States Marine Corps Veterans and native of Cleveland, Ohio. He spent 17 years of his professional career in the financial services industry, working for regional and national financial institutions. Larry serves on several community advisory councils, boards, and committees. In this capacity, he stresses the importance of community engagement and empowerment. As CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, he has developed strong relationships with corporation, non-profit, and government organizations to provide training and education throughout northeast Ohio and beyond.