Murph, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Murph joined the US Air Force, where he learned to fly the F-15. He has logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15, and has accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance jet aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing's Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph's job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a combat flight leader, he has flown missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East.
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After years in the military, Murph returned to his love of business. Prior to his service in the Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where had helped increase his company's sales by 500%. Years later, Murph became Director of Sales for a small paint company. Realizing that the concepts of the Flawless ExecutionSM model could be applied to business, he engaged the proven model Plan. Brief. Execute. Debrief. and increased his company's sales from $5 million to $52 million. Realizing that many companies could benefit from these same concepts, Murph started Afterburner Seminars.
Through his leadership, Afterburner has become one of Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, and Murph has been regularly featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and many more. He has been named as one of Atlanta's top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of 50 men and women fighter pilots has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner's unique, high-energy programs. Afterburner notable clients include the Who's Who of the Fortune Global 1000 list of companies. Murph's groundbreaking book Business Is Combat, is now in its third printing, and his latest book Flawless Execution was released May 1st, 2005 by Harper Collins publishing.
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