James Lee Sorenson
Founder, Sorenson Impact Foundation
Jim is a world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator. Among the numerous companies Jim has founded, are those that have become instrumental in developing new industry categories and tens of thousands of jobs. These include digital compression software and tech solutions which enable on-line video and addressability, data and interactivity at scale on broadcast TV at Sorenson Media and Video Relay Services (VRS) which have transformed opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals through Sorenson Communications. Jim also served as Chairman of the Board of MediConnect Global, a leader in medical records digitization and data analytics.
Jim is regarded as an important thought leader and pioneer of the impact investing movement around the world through his role as Chairman of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, which funds sustainable, scalable endeavors that maximize positive impact on the lives and societies they touch. Sorenson also endowed the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah. Sorenson serves as Chairman of the Board of Village Capital and a member of the National Advisory Board of Impact Investing.
Jim has served on many community boards, including Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, Gallaudet University, the University Venture Fund, Art Works for Kids, the Utah Sports Commission, and Trustee of the University of Utah.