Captain John Warren is our guest on SBR Radio where we be learning his key success attributes for being an entrepreneur and we will also dive into his experience as a Marine deployed in the most dangerous city in the world. John is currently running a $6 million start-up private investment company, Lima One Capital that is carving out a niche lending to seasoned real estate investors looking to purchased distressed real estate in a timely and efficient manner. He has experienced great success in the Atlanta market, where the residential market has a large supply of distressed properties and his plans call for expanding the model nationwide.
John is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. After graduation, he entered the corporate world with Michelin North America. There he accepted a fast-track management position and soon headed up sales for GA, AL, and Eastern TN. In October of 2004, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was commissioned a second lieutenant, volunteering to serve as an infantry officer. In September 2005, he was given command of 1st Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines. In March 2006, Warren and his forty-two Marines deployed with 3/8 to Ramadi, Iraq, the Sunni capital, known as the “most dangerous city in the world” and a “graveyard to Marines.” For seven months he and his Marines conducted combat operations and developed unique counterinsurgency operations to defeat Al Qaeda in Ramadi and win over a large portion of Iraqi support. While deployed in Ramadi, 1st Platoon was awarded 14 purple hearts, and Warren was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for valor in combat for “heroic achievement” as he “led a counter attack against insurgents attacking Observation Post Virginia.” At the end of the seven-month deployment, Lima Company had captured or killed almost all of the leadership within the Ramadi Al Qaeda cell and reduced insurgent attacks by 80 percent. Shortly after his return from Ramadi, Iraq, Warren was promoted and participated in his second deployment in the Middle East with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. After leaving the Marine Corps in June 2008, he married Courtney Prehmus and founded his own investment company, Lima One Capital LLC. He currently manages its $6M investment fund focused on private, equity-based lending. He also regularly speaks on counterinsurgency operations and leadership. He is a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and involved in High Tech Ministries.
You can contact John at http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnswarren or john@LimaOneCapital.com