Cory is the founding President of T. C. Lewis & Co. and oversees all company operations worldwide. He has guided T. C. Lewis & Co. from inception to being honored by Inc. magazine in its list of the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America and highlighted in the Financial Times, appearing prominently at No. 36 on its inaugural Fastest Growing Companies in the Americas list, alongside publicly traded powerhouses like Tesla, Uber, Netflix, and PayPal.
Cory holds a Bachelor's, an MBA, and real estate broker licensing in multiple states. He has been published in numerous business and industry-related publications locally, regionally, and nationally. He is a speaker at national real estate investment conferences regularly and has received a number of awards including Inc. 500 honoree by Inc. magazine, Builder of the Year, named One of the 10 Best Brokers in Tennessee, featured in Business Journal magazine's Top 40 Under Forty, Distinguished Alumni, Community Supporter of the Year, multiple Builder/Architect Magazine cover-stories, Mountain South magazine Young Successful Single, Tennessee Small Business Excellence Award, etc.
Cory also serves as a Partner in TopCat Markets, Inc. convenience stores, he's a founding Partner in TC's Pro Hardware & Outfitter Company, and Chief Investment Officer of Lewis Oil Company, Inc. He is founder of the Northeast Tennessee Green Building Council, Co-founder of the Young Professionals Tri-Cities (YPTri) non-profit organization, distinguished member of the International High IQ Society, and serves on numerous boards and committees (both professionally and community-related) throughout the Appalachian region.
Prior to founding T. C. Lewis & Co., Cory had an eclectic background of work, including serving as the AD for the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training and Florida Operations. He also served as Real Estate Director for Lewis Oil Company, Inc.
The philosophy that drives him summed up with a quote: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly - specilization is for insects.” -Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love