Jim Odom is a successful entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in creating successful companies and growing businesses. His current company, PreSonus, Inc., is a worldwide leader in digital electronics for media production with offices in the US, China, and Europe. He served for 8 years as Director of Research for Odom Hydrographic Systems, Inc. and was the design lead for numerous products that assisted the Army Corp of Engineers, Coast Guard, NAVO, NOAA, and hydrographic researchers around the world. He currently serves on Governor Bobby Jindal’s Innovation Council for the State of Louisiana, is a member of Board of Advisors to the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University, and a member of the Board of Manufacturing Advisors for the Audio Engineering Society. He also serves as a Director for several middle-market companies. Mr. Odom holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University, and Private Equity/Investment Banking training from The Investment Banking Institute, New York. He was awarded Innovator of the Year by the Louisiana Partnership for Technology and Innovation, Top 40 Under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report, Top 100 Fastest Growing Alumni Companies, LSU 2011, 2012, and was awarded Gold and Platinum Sales Awards for various music and film projects.