Jim Malsch has spent his life carving out his own unique path to success. He has a heart for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, and he is eager to help them find their own way, too.
Jim’s journey began not in business school but in a van, touring the country as they bass player for The Killer Bees. In addition to playing bass, Jim also managed the band’s money — in a black, zippered microphone bag. He made sure the band got paid for its gigs. He also made sure the bar tabs were taken care of, the gas tank in that van stayed full, and that the band members got paid.
When Jim decided to come off the road, he returned to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. He moved into the tech sector and co-founded Enterprise Computing Services, LLC, an information technology services and solutions company. As CEO for 25 years, Jim grew ECS into one of the largest privately held IT companies in north Louisiana. The business grew to 50 employees and thousands of clients before he sold the business and opened a new chapter.
Jim turned his passion to the start-up community. He served for five years as chairman of the board for Cohab, a co-working space in downtown Shreveport. He continues to serve on the Cohab board as past chairman. He also serves on the board of Sci-Port and the Caddo Career and Technology Center Foundation.
As a serial entrepreneur, Jim has invested and mentored several local companies ranging from a brewery to a sports sideline replay application.
As Managing Member of JRM Ventures, LLC, Jim now helps others find their own way, too. The mission of JRM Ventures is to positively impact individuals, companies, and our community to help all achieve success.