Charles Lynn Lowder

CEO, Co-Founder

An appointed member to the SBA Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs,  Lynn has diverse, in-depth leadership and operational experience in business, law and the military.  A former trial attorney/law firm executive, he went on to hold numerous business leadership positions, to include General Counsel-Mail Boxes Etc., COO-Colt Firearms, Trustee-Marine Military Academy, Director of Veteran Services-UCM, COO-Everest LLC, COO-2Toots Train Whistle Grill and President-Lowder Consulting.  His comprehensive skill-sets encompass all aspects of successful business leadership to include administration, HR, operations, sales and marketing, logistics, legal and PR.

A nationally recognized veterans-rights advocate on VA healthcare benefits, PTSD/TBI and entrepreneurship, Lynn is a founder/CEO of 1 Vet At A Time, a 501c3 (pending) organization advocating veteran business ownership.  His passion for veterans’ health and livelihood come from his service as an enlisted Marine and subsequently as a Marine officer commanding a special operations team (Vietnam), a rifle platoon, two rifle companies and an overseas base security company.

A decorated combat veteran, Lynn served as a team leader with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company (Special Operations) in South Vietnam where he was awarded the Silver Star Medal for valor, the Bronze Star Medal with combat “v” and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.  His combat experience is profiled in First Force Recon Company – Sunrise at Midnight by Dr. Bill Peters; Inside Force Recon – Recon Marines in Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning and Ray William Stubbe; and, Rice Paddy Recon by Andrew Finlayson.  His post-Marine Corps activities are profiled in:  Above & Beyond-Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World by Rudy Socha and Carolyn Darrow.

Lynn is an author, keynote speaker, mentor and past board member with for-profit/non-profit organizations.