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James Lee Sorenson

Chairman, Sorenson Impact Foundation

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 James Lee Sorenson Biography

A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator, James Lee Sorenson has built highly successful companies in industries ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment. Jim enjoys combining innovative and worthwhile ideas with talented management teams to produce growing new enterprises. This successful combination has produced thousands of new jobs and vibrant companies. Throughout his career, Jim has helped establish highly impactful programs and organizations that improve the lives of the working poor, build regional business communities and train the next generation of entrepreneurial and investment leaders. In his philanthropic endeavors, Jim prefers self-sustaining charitable enterprises that can lift and empower large numbers of people. He actively donates time, money and energy to institutions that help individuals in poverty-stricken areas become self-sufficient.

Jim is a recognized leader in impact investing and provided the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah with a $13 million gift in 2013 to create the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center (SGII Center). The Center seeks to emulate Jim’s philanthropic and business endeavors by providing students with real-world experience with social entrepreneurs and interaction with foundations and investors to facilitate impact investing to address a broad range of societal problems. In addition, Jim is the chairman of Village Capital, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of peer support to build enterprises that change the world.

Jim did not begin his career at the top, and managed several successful business enterprises while in college, He has helped develop several new industry categories, including digital compression software that played a role in ushering in the online video revolution at Sorenson Media, and video relay services that transformed opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals at Sorenson Communications. In 2005, Sorenson Communications was acquired in the most lucrative private equity deal in Utah history up to that time, and one of the nation’s largest deals of the year. Early in his real estate experience, Jim developed the 120-acre Sorenson Research Park in the early 1980s. Today, he leads an investment group developing market-leading commercial and residential projects, including The Pointe, a mixed-used business park in Draper, Utah. In 2009, Jim led a team that acquired a $701 million structured portfolio of commercial real estate loans from the FDIC.

Jim co-founded Sorenson Capital, Utah’s leading mid-market private equity firm, which has raised more than $650 million to invest in U.S. companies. In 2001, Jim provided the seed money for the University Venture Fund (UVF) at University of Utah\'s David Eccles School of Business. Now the world’s largest student-run educational investment fund, UVF provides unrivaled hands-on experience in venture capital and entrepreneurship for students. In addition, Jim served as chairman of the board of MediConnect Global, a leader in medical record retrieval that sold to Verisk Analytics in 2012 for over $370 million.

Jim has served on many community service boards, including Mission Markets, University Venture Fund, Art Works for Kids, Gallaudet University, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Governor\'s Office of Economic Development.

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James Lee Sorenson

Chairman, Sorenson Impact Foundation

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James Lee Sorenson Biography

A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator, James Lee Sorenson has built highly successful companies in industries ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment. Jim enjoys combining innovative and worthwhile ideas with talented management teams to produce growing new enterprises. This successful combination has produced thousands of new jobs and vibrant companies. Throughout his career, Jim has helped establish highly impactful programs and organizations that improve the lives of the working poor, build regional business communities and train the next generation of entrepreneurial and investment leaders. In his philanthropic endeavors, Jim prefers self-sustaining charitable enterprises that can lift and empower large numbers of people. He actively donates time, money and energy to institutions that help individuals in poverty-stricken areas become self-sufficient.

Jim is a recognized leader in impact investing and provided the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah with a $13 million gift in 2013 to create the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center (SGII Center). The Center seeks to emulate Jim’s philanthropic and business endeavors by providing students with real-world experience with social entrepreneurs and interaction with foundations and investors to facilitate impact investing to address a broad range of societal problems. In addition, Jim is the chairman of Village Capital, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of peer support to build enterprises that change the world.

Jim did not begin his career at the top, and managed several successful business enterprises while in college, He has helped develop several new industry categories, including digital compression software that played a role in ushering in the online video revolution at Sorenson Media, and video relay services that transformed opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals at Sorenson Communications. In 2005, Sorenson Communications was acquired in the most lucrative private equity deal in Utah history up to that time, and one of the nation’s largest deals of the year. Early in his real estate experience, Jim developed the 120-acre Sorenson Research Park in the early 1980s. Today, he leads an investment group developing market-leading commercial and residential projects, including The Pointe, a mixed-used business park in Draper, Utah. In 2009, Jim led a team that acquired a $701 million structured portfolio of commercial real estate loans from the FDIC.

Jim co-founded Sorenson Capital, Utah’s leading mid-market private equity firm, which has raised more than $650 million to invest in U.S. companies. In 2001, Jim provided the seed money for the University Venture Fund (UVF) at University of Utah\'s David Eccles School of Business. Now the world’s largest student-run educational investment fund, UVF provides unrivaled hands-on experience in venture capital and entrepreneurship for students. In addition, Jim served as chairman of the board of MediConnect Global, a leader in medical record retrieval that sold to Verisk Analytics in 2012 for over $370 million.

Jim has served on many community service boards, including Mission Markets, University Venture Fund, Art Works for Kids, Gallaudet University, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Governor\'s Office of Economic Development.

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    Booking fees for James Lee Sorenson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Lee Sorenson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Lee Sorenson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Lee Sorenson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Lee Sorenson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Lee Sorenson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Lee Sorenson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Lee Sorenson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Lee Sorenson for your event is available upon request. James Lee Sorenson generally travels from Salt Lake City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Gassner Otting, Zack Rosenburg, Jean Case, Jenna Nicholas and Frederick Hutson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Lee Sorenson for an upcoming event.

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