Senior policy advisor, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Jimmy Odom speaks at Grind during Blue Sky's event 'How to stand out in Chicago's startup scene.'
(Andrew A. Nelles / for Blue Sky / July 31, 2014)
Jimmy Odom, founder of on-demand delivery service WeDeliver, is the senior policy adviser at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Odom began his new job Sept. 11, 2015, about three months after the acquisition of Chicago-based WeDeliver by Deliv, a larger competitor.
WeDeliver was founded in 2012 after winning Startup Weekend Chicago. Its first product, WeDeliver for Business, helps local businesses sell products online and deliver them. In 2014, the company introduced WeDeliver Locally, a free app for iPhone and Android.
“My mom, Camille Odom, always said, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated,’” Odom told Blue Sky. “I’m always hopping out of my skin as a CEO and entrepreneur and getting in the eyes of the customers. I think this subconsciously has guided me the entire time.”