Jarrett Hodson
Jarrett HodsonFounder & Chief Executive Officer
With a deep understanding of the mortgage industry, Jarrett Hodson has his finger on the pulse of today’s homebuyers and sellers. Throughout his career he has worked as a loan officer for a number of mortgage companies and currently serves as the production manager for Midland Mortgage. He also works as the Founder & CEO of Because You Served, LLC. His vision for Because You Served was born out of his experience working with veterans for home loans. Because You Served provides the opportunity to give back to veterans while creating a platform to market targeted services to home sellers. Jarrett is a Citadel graduate and lives in Charleston with his wife and son.
David Hodson
David HodsonChief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
As a lifetime entrepreneur, David Hodson has worn many hats working as a visionary business owner, realtor and banker. During his career he has created, sold and led many concepts. Notable business ventures include: Carolina Pottery Smithfield with five stores in four states—listed in Inc. 500’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Company; Factory Stores of America with 32 shopping centers in 26 states—listed on the NYSE where he served as President and CFO; and Oil Franchise Associates with 10 Valvoline Instant Oil Changes in two states. With a personal goal to use his gifts to make ideas a reality, he supports Jarrett’s vision by providing day-to-day operations support for Because You Served. He also leverages his real estate license to help meet client needs. With an MBA from the University of Dayton and BA from Miami University, David and his wife live in the Charlotte area.

Board of Advisors

Christopher Kupec
Christopher KupecAttorney
Christopher Kupec is a highly experienced financial services attorney and partner at Holland & Knight. His practice focuses on middle-market lending transactions involving banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions.
Brigadier General (Retired)
Brigadier General (Retired)Victor Petrenko
With more than 14 years of senior management experience, General Petrenko has lead multi-disciplined organizations with up to 20,000 personnel to achieve the highest levels of productivity and efficiency. General Petrenko discovered Because You Served when he relocated back to the USA. Since that time, he has been a raving fan—and now board advisor.
Jesse Jones
Jesse JonesAttorney
Jesse Jones leads the Business Law Team at the McIntosh Law Firm. Throughout his career, he has provided services to individuals and businesses in corporate law, estate planning, asset protection and commercial transactions and litigation.