Jerrod Sessler is the founder and CEO of HomeTask, Inc. Born in 1969, Sessler has always had a passion for innovation and leadership. At four years old, Sessler told his mom that he wanted to drive a race car and in 1998 that dream came true when he started racing in a regional NASCAR series. After serving as a Navy Petty Officer and then as an engineer at Intel Corporation and finally as an entrepreneur and business owner, Sessler’s life took an odd, untimely, and altering curve. He was diagnosed with stage four metastasized melanoma. Sessler was given a 5% chance of living and opted to pursue alternative treatment by moving to a plant-based diet. Now, many years beyond that otherwise grim diagnosis, Sessler gives credit to God for his cancer-free and full life.
In 2004, Sessler founded HomeTask, Inc. using the business platform which allowed him to grow several great brands. The company grew to over 150 locations and five brands nationwide. Sessler was nominated as the Small Business Association (SBA) Person of the Year in 2007 and was named SBA Veteran Champion of the Year in 2010 for his work in offering significant discounts to veterans so that they can start their own business.
In 2009 Sessler became a published author with his book, “Five Percent Chance,” which shares his story of surviving cancer and taking responsibility for his health. In 2013 he authored “The Five Minute Workout” and in 2014 he released “Food Chains.” Sessler has enjoyed learning Spanish while traveling throughout Central and South America with his home-schooled family. Jerrod has been active politically for much of his adult life and currently serves in his hometown (and home state) of Prosser, Washington.