Jimmy Roussel President & CEO
New Orleans Startup Fund


Jimmy is a native New Orleanian. A 1988 graduate of Dartmouth College, Jimmy has worked for the past 30 years in a variety of startup environments, taking many of the companies from idea to revenue.

Jimmy has experience in all aspects of the startup arena from raising money, to building teams, to setting up sales and marketing plans, and product development. Jimmy’s past experience includes being Marketing Manager for Intralox, CEO of ProTier, EIR for the Idea Village, Managing Member of Global Medium/Clearwater Partners/Mehl Research Labs, and business consultant for Makebuzz. Jimmy sits on the board of a number of local startups.

Today, Jimmy is the President and CEO for the New Orleans Startup Fund. Jimmy is married with 3 children and lives in New Orleans.


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