TCB’s 2022 Notable Military Veteran Executives have transferred leadership skills they developed serving our country to civilian jobs in industries ranging from fitness, food, and construction to government, technology, finance, and law. The 25 individuals have served our country in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and National Guard; some are still active members of the National Guard or military reserves. They also lend their time and expertise to organizations that support fellow veterans and service members.
“I am honored to be included in this great group of fellow veterans. The discipline we learned, and the dedication we bring to our communities, are part of the servant leadership that is the hallmark of our great country. Veteran. Servant. Leader. We live it every day.” stated Donald Raleigh.
In their announcement of this list of Notables, Twin Cities Business Magazine (tcbmag.com/notable/donald-raleigh) wrote, “In 2002, Donald Raleigh formed Evolve Systems in St. Paul with his wife, Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, to serve the small to mid-sized Minnesota business community with digital services. In addition to Evolve Systems, Raleigh also founded Evolve Payment, a merchant services agency that prioritizes bringing ethics and trust back into merchant processing.
After identifying a unique gap in the market, he created and developed AdaptrPay, software that gives merchants control over their customer data and addresses the risks associated with transferring processors. Raleigh served eight years of active duty in the Army, as a guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and as a presidential guard for Ronald Reagan. Today, he’s an active member of the veteran community, including the VFW (Veterans of Foreign War), and is a lifetime member and color guard at his local Lino Lakes American Legion Chapter.”