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#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Jimmy Odom, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Intersect Illinois

Date: October 28, 2016 Author: Megan McCann Category: #4TechDiversity Company Culture Diversity Innovation Tags: , , Comments: 0

We all have an idea of how we think government works (and everything we thJimmy Odom, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Intersect Illinoisink is wrong with it). And then you meet someone like Jimmy Odom and everything you thought you knew changes. A vibrant, visionary, technology-loving entrepreneur, father of three and Chicago insider to the core, Odom served as Senior Advisor of Minority Business Development for the Illinois Department of Commerce and has recently transitioned into a new role as Senior Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Intersect Illinois, a nonprofit focused on economic development in Illinois. He is committed to improving the business landscape in Illinois by encouraging the opportunities, growth and success of entrepreneurial ventures across minority communities. His tech-industry competency (a former Emerging Leader for Apple in the Midwest) combined with his own entrepreneurial success (he founded hyperlocal logistics company WeDeliver, Inc. after leaving Apple) have made him one of the tech and business communities’ most sought after thought leaders. We are thrilled he was able to take some time to share insights with McCann Partners about an area of shared passion: increasing diversity and inclusion opportunities through technology, across the tech industry and throughout the Illinois community we know and love.

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Megan McCann is an established IT recruitment leader in Greater Chicago who developed a unique, collaborative approach to IT solutions and talent services. Megan and her team integrate themselves fully with each client to truly understand the company, its culture and its needs. By focusing on matching the proper consultant to the right opportunity and establishing a strong cultural fit, Megan and her team drive incredible results for her clients.