Jim Salters 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. Mr. Salters’ passion and belief in the mission he created for The Business Backer has earned the Company numerous awards for its ethical business practices and record breaking growth. Mr. Salters’ leadership is recognized both locally and nationally, with awards such as The Business Courier’s Top 40 under 40 and a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a graduate of Princeton University where he was an all-conference linebacker for the Tiger football team. Mr. Salters continues to be a fanatic student of life and business. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Jody and their three young children: Molly, Lucy, and little Jimmy.