Maj (retired) Alejandro Ramirez retired as a combat army officer after twenty-two years of military service. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Training and Development, as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Resources, both from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and supports them in all aspects of their mission.

Mr. Ramirez’s combat experience, past performance, industry knowledge, and network of suppliers has enabled him to grow his business into a successful defense contractor. Alejandro Ramirez, started Universal Spartan, LLC modestly by selling survival and tactical items to the general public through e-commerce. Five years later this company transformed into a defense contractor that sources the federal government with tactical, medical, IT, and electrical equipment national and international. Mr. Ramirez did this by changing his business model to doing business with the federal government which his persistence and strong will lead him to acquire his SAMS certification as a SDVOSB.

His first contract that he executed was with the Navy Seals for three to five years. He now has over 300 contracts with various agencies of the federal government, with ten of those contracts being for terms of two to five years. Universal Spartan, LLC total sales to the federal government has exceeded millions and will continue to grow in the future.

Universal Spartan, LLC has signed a contractual teaming agreement with a large medical company and works with numerous large companies. In addition, the business has grown from four to ten independent contractors located throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Colombia, Egypt, and Israel. Some of his current customers are the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Veteran Affairs, and other Independent Agencies.

Universal Spartan, LLC is the 2018 Small Business Administration KY Veteran Small Business of the Year.  Alejandro Ramirez is also is the founder of the Kentucky Veteran Business Alliance, which brings back esprit de corps and unity of effort to all Kentucky veteran businesses, the community, and the state of Kentucky.