CEO and Founder, Gemini Industries; U.S. Small Business Administration 2017 Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year
A maverick in National Security for 35 years, Victoria Bondoc created Gemini Industries at age 25 and grew the company to operations at 20 US locations and overseas. She was an engineer on “Star Wars”, a system to intercept incoming missiles, worked undercover with the Army investigating black market crime, and has generated $300 Million in sales to contribute to the US economy. She was awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration 2017 Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year and the U.S. Small Business Administration 2017 Massachusetts Woman Business Owner of the Year. She is a two-time recipient of the Special Congressional Recognition honor. As a Keynote speaker, she has inspired audiences of 300 to 1,100 with experiences overcoming challenges, building a business with a 30-year track record, and contributing to national security. She shares her tough and effective approach and uses music, film, history and examples from her own experience to show how “battlefield” concepts can be used to take the competitive edge and achieve business or career goals. Victoria is the founder and CEO of Gemini Industries, a strategic advisor to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, assisting in anticipating and averting terrorist attacks across the globe. Since 1986 she has grown Gemini from one person and created more than 1,300 jobs. She has built a “No-Fail, No-Excuses” culture at Gemini that has delivered advanced technology for the Navy Seals, and created strategies to help leaders anticipate terrorist attacks and apply military concepts to business. Victoria came to the US with her parents, both Filipino immigrants, who came to a foreign country and made great sacrifices to give their children the best opportunities. Early in life, she was diagnosed with a rare, life-long vision impairment called — Cone Dystrophy — that did not stop her from being successful in life. Although she inherited a severe disability, she doesn’t use it as an excuse and continues to inspire others to achieve their dreams.
Victoria is the Chairman of the Board of the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce. She is a charitable supporter of The Bill Belichick Foundation, The Ellie Fund and several military organizations. Victoria serves on the Forbes Business Council and is a Forbes Contributor. She was the winner of the American Business Awards Maverick of the Year Silver Award. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Boston University.
Business Battlefield to Boardroom: Using Military Concepts for Business Success
- Establish “Battlefield” credibility and get in “The Game”.
- Rise above competitors using the Military premise, “If you can’t get the little things right, you won’t be trusted to get the big things right”.
- “Picture the Win” to get the courage to face challenges and achieve goals.
Victoria Bondoc was an engineer on the “Star Wars” missile defense program, worked undercover investigating black market crime, and grew Gemini Industries to have operations at 20 US locations and overseas. You will leave with a new sense of “mission” and plan for success.
No-Fail, No-Excuses: Go from Entrepreneur to Leader and Grow Your Business
Victoria Bondoc created a No-Fail, No-Excuses culture that has supported the Navy Seals, Homeland Security, and some of the most complex National Security projects. She will discuss how you can create a plan for success using concepts that she used to generate $300 million in sales and build a company that operates at 12 US locations and overseas. Time is money. Your team is waiting. What are you doing?
Victoria Bondoc Testimonials
“Victoria is a dynamic and motivational speaker. She has so much knowledge to share from her amazing experiences working with the military and running a successful company for over 30 years that is of interest to any business audience. She brings lots of energy and ideas into the room.”
“Victoria is impactful, direct and sincere. She knows how to explain in simple ways the importance of her vision. And what I most like about her is that she encourages people to step into action, giving them the same endless energy and enthusiasm she has for her causes.”
“Today was AWESOME!!! What a way to kick of the series! Victoria was AMAZING!!! Even with Big Papi coming tonight at MCC I couldn’t miss it and boy am I glad I didn’t.”
“Having been active in the business community and in many different organizations I’ve had the pleasure of hearing a wide variety of speakers. From personal development gurus to business leaders presenting many different topics. I can honestly say that Victoria Bondoc ranks up there with the best of the best. Her stories are compelling, her delivery is impeccable and her message clear. If you’re looking for a dynamic leader to share experiences and lessons learned look no further – she is the one for the job!”
“Victoria is a true role model and someone to be admired. She is smart, tough, innovative and dedicated to her clients and employees. If I needed someone to deliver a task she would be one of the first people I would call. Victoria is a dynamic speaker and knows how to run a business as well as motivate her employees and do a first-class job for her clients. She has common sense and great organization skills which are so important in this fast-paced world we live in.”
“Battlefield to Boardroom is content that can apply to any business. Victoria’s delivery is both engaging and informative. I came away with information that I can use to motivate myself in my own business practices as well as leadership pointers that can empower those around me.”
“Victoria knocked it out of the park!!! She is a tremendous speaker and really had us all on the edge of our seats waiting to hear more.”
“The energy and information Victoria shared in her Battlefield to the Boardroom talk was so motivating. I felt myself nodding and smiling the entire time. I couldn’t wait to get back to start motivating and sharing with my team. Basic stuff but so incredibly powerful!”
“Because of Victoria’s philanthropic involvement with the Ellie Fund, we’ve had the distinct pleasure of hearing her speak on several occasions. Her passionate and dynamic presentations engage audiences of all sizes and demographic backgrounds. Victoria shares her “keys to success” in an optimistic, enthusiastic and highly energetic manner, inspiring greatness and encouraging team building. As a transformational speaker, Victoria has our highest recommendation.”
“Victoria Bondoc is a dynamic and passionate speaker whose presentations are well researched and informed by her thirty-plus years as the founder and leader of Gemini Industries, a very successful company serving our military and national security interests.”
“Deeply rewarding, raw experience from the battlefield contributing to the success of an organization…What a refreshing concept applicable everywhere. Well done.”