Judson Kauffman

President

In addition to managing the business side of Terradepth, Jud leads the company’s sales and marketing efforts. Prior to setting out to map the world’s oceans he had a diverse career.

After enlisting in the US Navy 2 weeks after 9/11, he went on to become a surface warfare qualified intelligence analyst, a search and rescue swimmer, and finally a Navy SEAL. He deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom earning multiple combat distinguishments. After his military career, Jud was selected to lead the US Navy’s Special Operations and Special Warfare Mentor Program to support recruiting and selection efforts nationwide. Following this role, he shifted into business and became the Vice President of Product Development at Lightbulb Innovation Group in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2012, along with Joe Wolfel, he founded Exbellum—boutique consultancy providing companies with human capital solutions and strategic advisory services. After selling Exbellum in 2018, Jud and Joe combined their love of the ocean with their passion for adventure and founded Terradepth. Jud serves on the boards of Advena Defense, Cold Bore Capital, and Desert Door Distillery. He has an undergraduate degree in business from Belmont University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. Jud is a compassionate family man, a free-spirited outdoorsman, a mediocre musician, and eats an unhealthy amount of barbecue.

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Judson Kauffman

President

In addition to managing the business side of Terradepth, Jud leads the company’s sales and marketing efforts. Prior to setting out to map the world’s oceans he had a diverse career.

After enlisting in the US Navy 2 weeks after 9/11, he went on to become a surface warfare qualified intelligence analyst, a search and rescue swimmer, and finally a Navy SEAL. He deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom earning multiple combat distinguishments. After his military career, Jud was selected to lead the US Navy’s Special Operations and Special Warfare Mentor Program to support recruiting and selection efforts nationwide. Following this role, he shifted into business and became the Vice President of Product Development at Lightbulb Innovation Group in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2012, along with Joe Wolfel, he founded Exbellum—boutique consultancy providing companies with human capital solutions and strategic advisory services. After selling Exbellum in 2018, Jud and Joe combined their love of the ocean with their passion for adventure and founded Terradepth. Jud serves on the boards of Advena Defense, Cold Bore Capital, and Desert Door Distillery. He has an undergraduate degree in business from Belmont University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. Jud is a compassionate family man, a free-spirited outdoorsman, a mediocre musician, and eats an unhealthy amount of barbecue.

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