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Matthew ”Whiz” Buckley | No Fallen Heroes : Healing Veterans from PTSD with Ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT

E. Matthew Buckley (callsign “Whiz”), a decorated Navy fighter pilot, is the Chief Executive Officer for TOPGUN Options LLC (TGO) and Strike Fighter Financial LLC in Boca Raton, Florida. He is also the Producer of the groundbreaking documentary film No Fallen Heroes.

Prior to starting TGO he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Options News Network, a financial media company headquartered in the Chicago Board of Trade. He rose from the position of Managing Director of a leading multi-billion-dollar Wall Street trading firm to CEO in one year at the age of 38. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and execution, raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, building profitability, public speaking, charitable fund raising, leadership development, and team building.

Prior to this Mr. Buckley was the Managing Director of Strategy for the largest Wall Street proprietary volatility arbitrage equity options trading firm. He was responsible for the strategic development, successful execution, and debriefing of all strategic plans across the firm and retail business units. His efforts enabled the firm to grow from 99 employees to over 600 and increase in enterprise value from $150M to over $2.5B in just 3 years.

Before heading to Wall Street Mr. Buckley was the Director of Leadership with a military themed consulting company, where he became an internationally recognized and highly sought-after public speaker. He created and deployed leadership and strategic planning and execution processes and was a primary executive consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, including GE, Cisco, Sanofi, Macquarie, McKesson, AT&T, VMWare, Logitec, Fidelity, Cargill, Oracle, Capital One, MasterCard, Medtronic, Abbott, Medtronic, Siemens, and Gilead Sciences.

From 1991-2006, Whiz was a highly decorated Naval Aviator with the United States Navy serving at multiple duty stations worldwide. He was an F/A-18 Hornet Instructor and Adversary Pilot with experience in hostile situations. He flew 44 combat sorties over Iraq and was awarded 2 Strike/Flight Air Medals. He graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He served as a Department Head in a fighter squadron responsible for the safe operation and combat capability of 12 F/A-18 Hornet aircraft worth over $500 million. His responsibilities included the supervision and management of 200 naval personnel and material assets during combat operations. He managed the career paths and professional development of officers and enlisted personnel, managed a $25 million operations budget, and was responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing allied assets in the Persian Gulf theater as the Mobile Targeting Officer in Riyadh, KSA. He conducted briefings for the highest levels of the National Command Authority and held a Top Secret/SCI clearance. He was recalled to active duty and served during Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.

Mr. Buckley lost his sister at the age of 19 to a drunk driver when she was a freshman at Villanova University. Whiz vowed to fight drunk driving and support Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their mission of ‘No More Victims’. He currently serves as the MADD Dash 5K honorary co-executive chairman and for 3 years in a row raised the most donations both as an individual and company.

In 2020 Mr. Buckley founded the TOPGUN Fighter Foundation, a 501c3 charity dedicated to reducing the national tragedy of veteran suicide through alternative and leading-edge therapies.

Mr. Buckley serves on the Broward Sheriff’s Office Advisory Council as well as the Executive Committee for the Parkinson’s/Alzheimer’s Research & Education Foundation of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

He has combined his unprecedented experiences in the military and in corporate America in the writing of From Sea Level to C Level: A Fighter Pilot’s Journey from the Front Lines to the Front Office. His follow-on work Covid Crash: From Panic to Profit chronicles how Whiz was one of the only financial professionals in the world to predict to the day the market reaction to the covid virus and detail how he empowered his members to recognize outsized profits. His latest work Strength and Gratitude is an international best seller in 3 categories ranging from business to leadership.

Mr. Buckley is married to Susan and has 3 children – Matthew, Jack, and Keeley. Matthew and Jack plan on following in their father’s footsteps by serving their country in the Marine Corps and Navy.

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