Jim Salters

Jim is anything but your typical CEO. Through mission-driven leadership and innovative strategies, he has repeatedly generated 10x growth and profitability leading early stage companies. After mortgaging everything his family owned to pursue his vision for The Business Backer, the company has become an industry leader in connecting small businesses with the capital and expertise they need to survive and thrive. Jim's passion and belief in this mission has only caused the company to grow, and it has now eclipsed $130 million in funding to over 4,000 small businesses across the country. His leadership has been recognized both locally and nationally, with awards such as The Business Courier's Top 40 under 40 and being named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner. Jim graduated with honors from Princeton University, and is a fanatic student of life and business. He was also an all-conference linebacker for the Tigers. He lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Jody and their three young children: Molly, Lucy, and little Jimmy. Website: http://www.businessbacker.com