Jim Salters, Chairman and Co-Founder
CEO Accelerator: Mission-Driven Leader, Investor and Elite Performance Coach
Jim was born in a trailer park in the Pacific Northwest. From his hard-working blue collar roots, he was able to excel in football and academics and attend Princeton University, becoming the first person in his family to attend college.
After an initial career in consulting, Jim and his wife mortgaged nearly everything they owned in 2009 to invest and become CEO of The Business Backer, and launch its mission to champion American small business owners with expanded access to a much lower cost of capital. Under Jim’s direction, The Business Backer grew from five to over 100 employees and generated 30x growth in revenue, leading to an 8-figure exit to Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) in 2015.
Jim left The Business Backer / Enova in 2018 to pursue his passion: coaching CEOs to achieve elite performance, meaning and purpose in their personal, family and business lives. He also continues to champion small business owners and give back as chairman and co-founder of Quanta HCM. Quanta HCM provides superior payroll and HR software and contributes 50 percent of its profits to the nonprofits customers select.
Jim passionately dedicates time, talent and treasure to giving back. He is currently the Board Chair of EasterSeals Greater Cincinnati, executive committee and founding board member of Team Gleason, The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and a regional leader within Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Jim’s leadership has been recognized both locally and nationally, with awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and The Business Courier’s Top 40 under 40.
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