Zach Heltsley, president of the BJU Public Policy Organization said, “With the election just weeks away, we are pleased to host John Warren to give our students and the greater Greenville community an opportunity to hear his vision for leading South Carolina forward.”
Warren earned a BA from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is the founder and CEO of Lima One Capital, a specialty mortgage finance company. Currently lending in over forty states, the company has grown into one of the largest lenders for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. It has been recognized as the Fastest Growing Company in South Carolina, one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina, and the Most Ethical Company in South Carolina.
Prior to founding Lima One Capital, Warren served four years on active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. In March of 2006, he deployed with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines to Ramadi, Iraq, where he spent seven months conducting combat operations against insurgent forces. While deployed, he was decorated for “valor” and “heroic achievement” as he “led a counter attack against insurgents attacking Observation Post Virginia.” In total, he led over 300 combat missions and left the Marine Corps with the rank of Captain.
A resident of Greenville, Warren is an active member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and Young President’s Organization (YPO), and is a member of Downtown Presbyterian Church and several other civic organizations. Most recently, he was named to Greenville Business Magazine’s “50 Most Influential” and the Upstate Business Journal’s “The Closer,” for its annual Who’s Who Awards.
Following his presentation, Warren will hold a question and answer session. The forum is free and open to the public.