Warner A. “Drew” Myers is an entrepreneur and investor in the Greater Cincinnati area. His most prominent commercial venture was RecruitMilitary, LLC, a military-to- civilian recruitment firm. The company produces media and offers a range of services that help employers throughout the United States attract and retain high-quality military veteran talent. Myers founded RecruitMilitary in 1998; in 2013, he sold the company to a team of investors led by private equity.
Myers holds a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from Xavier University. While at Indiana University, he was president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Upon obtaining his BA in 1986, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He attended the 6-month infantry-focused officers’ school, graduating in the top 5 percent of his class. He then served as a platoon commander and later as an executive officer in charge of a 150-man artillery unit in various stateside and overseas assignments. Myers was also the aide-de-camp for Brigadier General Ron Christmas. Against his peers, he was ranked in the top three of all the lieutenants in the First Marine Division and, as a result, was augmented into the regular Corps in 1990. Myers also spent three years on recruiting duty, ranking first among nine peers in the eastern United States on numerous evaluations. He received the Navy Achievement Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal, and was initiated into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
Myers left the service in the rank of captain, and between 1993 and 1999, worked in different sales and sales management roles including work for a small, family-owned consulting company that specialized in the improvement of sales performance. In just over two years, he was promoted from inside manager to national account manager, then to senior vice president of sales. During this time, Myers started working on the concept that would eventually become RecruitMilitary.
Myers joined Perot Investments in 2000, reporting directly to Mr. H. Ross Perot in Perot’s family office and dividing his time between Cincinnati and Plano, Texas. He served as vice president of business development for a project to explore the viability of an e-commerce business serving the military audience. In 2001, he completed his assignment with the Perot organization and began to devote all his efforts to RecruitMilitary.
After the sale of RecruitMilitary, Myers was the founder and Managing Member of Quantico Summers, an opportunistic private equity fund focused mainly on investments in real estate. Myers is the co-founder and Managing Director of Foxhole Equity, a mid-market private investment firm based in Greater Cincinnati with interests in both operating businesses and real estate. Myers is also the co-founder and Operating Partner of brightSTAR Communities, a partnership formed in 2019 for the acquisition and redevelopment of high-quality affordable housing communities in the U.S. Midwest and Southeast, and the co-founder of Diatom Aviation, a firm created to provide equipment-repair and assembly services to DHL, UPS and other global air-cargo carriers operating in Cincinnati, Louisville and other airport hub locations. Myers is also the co-founder of Professional Pallets, a leading manufacturer and recycler of wood pallets, crating, and related logistics support.
Myers spends time away from his investments assisting military veterans in their transition to civilian life, young adults as they navigate careers and college, as well as time advising and coaching other entrepreneurs. Drew and his family support Back2Back Ministries, Summit Country Day School, and several other worthy organizations through the Drew and Kim Myers Family Charitable Fund.
Myers and his wife Kim, a retired forensic psychologist, reside in a recently remodeled firehouse in downtown Cincinnati. They have two children, Simon, a senior analyst in private equity, and Zoe, a student majoring in fashion design and environmental sustainability at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.