VBOC Staff & Host Organization

The vision of the VBOC at Pathway Lending is to be a key player that connects current and former military members who are, or aspire to be, entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful.

Reggie Ordonez, VBOC Director

Reggie served in the US Marines in Light Armored Reconnaissance units has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. He was a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer that specialized in leadership, management, curriculum development, and instruction. He most recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship: Economic Development from Belmont University, and developed a passion for using his entrepreneurial education as a catalyst for veterans to excel after their military careers. Reggie is a formally trained instructor with over 2,000 hours of experience in both the classroom and the field, leading and training senior US Marines to be subject matter experts in their occupation.


The Veterans Business Outreach Center is housed at Pathway Lending, a non-profit based in Nashville, Tennessee with a mission of providing underserved businesses with lending solutions and educational services that result in job creation and economic development.

The VBOC at Pathway Lending will provide in-depth business consulting, classroom training, and online education on topics such as strategies for business expansion, cash flow management, and access to capital.