C. Stephen Lynn

Partner at Cherokee Advisors LLC (Private Equity)

C. Stephen Lynn

C. Stephen Lynn

Partner at Cherokee Advisors LLC (Private Equity)

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Burtson Corp.
RP3 LLC
Back Yard Burgers, Inc.

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2354

Number of Boards

22

Birthday

1958

Age

61

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Co-Founder at Express Services, Inc.

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Chief Curator & Director of Collections at Tennessee State Museum

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Director & General Counsel at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Co-Founder & Executive Chairman at Devon Energy Corporation

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Kerr-McGee Corp.

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Co-President at Vector Management LLC

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Operating Partner at Shore Capital Partners LLC

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Former Co-Chairman, Partnership at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Manager at SWH Mimi's Cafe LLC

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Partner at Cherokee Advisors LLC (Private Equity)

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C. Stephen Lynn
Partner at Cherokee Advisors LLC (Private Equity)
Education
MBA, cum laude

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university's 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

BS in Industrial Engineering

Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville.

Career History
Managing Partner
2012 - Current
Founder & Managing Partner
Current
Partner
Current

Cherokee Advisors focuses on small- to mid-size investment opportunities in the following sectors: (1) consumer and business services (2) online marketing (3) software and (4) franchise including restaurant, retail and service. . The firm targets companies with predictable cash flow, identifiable growth and a track record of stable, predictable and growing EBITDA. Companies should participate in stable and growing markets and offer the opportunity to capture share through organic growth and/or add-on acquisitions. They should also possess sustainable competitive advantages, strong market positions and identifiable niches. Cherokee Advisors typically considers opportunities with revenues of $20 million to $500 million and EBITDA of $5 million to $50 million. Investments generally range from $5 million to $100 million. The firm participates in various types of transitions including management/corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, corporate divestitures and acquisition/growth capital.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2014

Bob Evans distributes a wide variety of refrigerated and frozen grocery products in 49 states and parts of Canada. The Bob Evans brand is a category leader in fresh sausage, refrigerated mashed potatoes and side dishes, and frozen breakfast. When you hear that Bob Evans Farms is committed to good food and great service, you may immediately think of our restaurants. Those same qualities stand behind our farm-fresh foods that our customers can enjoy at home every day. Over the past several years, Bob Evans Farms has expanded its food products division to include flavored sausage and complementary products such as refrigerated mashed potatoes, refrigerated slow-roasted entrees and frozen breakfast sandwiches. At the same time, we have never lost sight of our core food product – the original Bob Evans Sausage, which accounts for a strong percent of our sales volume. Based on customer response, we continue to introduce new items such as bratwurst, Italian grilling sausage, and frozen breakfast stuffers under the Bob Evans name. For wholesale solutions for businesses such as restaurants, convenience stores and vending, we have a Foodservice division, which manages a number of high-quality products — everything from Bob Evans Homestyle Sandiwches to Sausage Gravy. For more information about Bob Evans Retail, click here to find out how Bob Evans Foodservice can contribute to your success

Chairman
1999 - 2011

Cummings, Inc. manufactured sign and provided sign services. It specialized in design, manufacturing, and national roll-outs of new exterior sign products. The firm's products include pylon and monument signs, wall signs, channel letters, architectural elements and leaderboards. The company was founded by Thomas L. Cummings, Jr. in 1946 and was headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1995 - 1998

Shoney's LLC owned, operated and franchised restaurants. Its products were chicken, steaks, seafood, hamburgers and sandwiches. The company was founded in 1947 by Alex Schoenbaum and was headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

LaGrange College is a school in Lagrange.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FACILITATES COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TO CREATE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Senator at Office of the Senator from Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn

$1,000
2005

Senator at Office of the Senator from Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn

Investments
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Cummings Resources LLC provides branding services. It offers volume sign manufacturing and project management as well as on-going and conversion sign programs. The firm's sign products include custom signs, quantity runs, electronic signs, architectural signs, and neon letters. The company was founded by Thomas L. Cummings, Jr. in 1946 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

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