04/21/2016 2:02PM EDT
Kevin Bowles has over 25 years of experience and success with entrepreneurial ventures, both nationally and internationally, in roles as a CEO, VC, Consultant/Advisor and Educator. He has proven the ability to craft a vision, develop a business plan, raise the capital, form the team and lead, with passion, the execution of the business model. Kevin has achieved this model several times in a variety of sectors including: technology, clean tech, energy, media, medical device, consumer products and education technology resulting in two private financial exits.
Kevin currently sits on the Advisory Board of Lonerider Beer, a top 5 Craft Beer Company in North Carolina where he is advising Lonerider on a growth strategy through partnerships as well as capital formation. Kevin also recently lead the sale of an energy technology company for $8MM to a Canadian-based energy company, and a Danish medical device company to a US-based medical device company for over $1MM in cash and royalties. He is CEO/Founder of Box Lunch Media which sells nature based media to the education/national parks market on a direct basis and through Discovery Education.
Kevin previously served in a variety of executive and operating roles. He was Director of corporate strategic planning for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; a venture capitalist at Cherokee Investments/Fairview Advisors; associate at Scott Madden; and an exploration geophysicist and a natural gas and gas storage marketer for Texaco USA (now Chevron).
Kevin earned an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler, a MS in Geology from Louisiana State University and a BS in Geology from Washington and Lee University.