Bruce Odle, President
Bruce Odle is President of USA TODAY Sports Images, and since May 2008, he has been responsible for overall management, business development and strategic partnerships. He played an integral role in growing the business into the largest sports specialized photo wire service in the U.S., and he managed the acquisition of the company by Gannett Co. in August 2011. He continues to position the company to be a leader in the digital content production and syndication business along with founder Bob Rosato, a dedicated staff and the best professional sports photojournalists in the industry.
Prior to USA TODAY Sports Images, Bruce was Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and inside Legal Counsel of a learning technology company that grew from start-up to market leader over a ten year period. His responsibilities including raising $10M in private equity, managing shareholder relationships and securing strategic partnership for global sales and distribution. He also managed the spinout of a sports performance division where he oversaw product development and beta testing with 50 college teams and 100 pro athletes from the NBA, NFL and NHL.
Bruce practiced business and corporate law as an associate at the boutique Indianapolis law firm Cromer and Eaglesfield. He also served as a special advisor on agri-business issues for Indiana Senator Richard Lugar.
He is a graduate of Purdue University and Drake University Law School with International Law Studies through Notre Dame Law School in London, England. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.