Roland Odeleye, ESQ.

Member, Board of Directors

About Roland Odeleye

Mr. Roland Odeleye is known for his innovative, visionary leadership and inventive problem-solving. An Information Technology (IT) Leader who has received several major awards for leading transformative programs and groups that drive change, resolving complex and entrenched business challenges, and cost-effectively reforming companies through business process re-engineering. He is passionate about both innovation and community involvement. He has over 30 years of expertise in the Financial Services sector, as well as a strong Intellectual Property law practice history, with a commitment to continually developing and inventing to generate solutions that improve lives and increase company value. He is recognized for driving top-level technology experience across business segments, and consistently delivering customer-focused, bottom-line oriented information technology solutions.

Mr. Odeleye is a reputed change agent, respected for elevating organizations into top performing entities with exceptional interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills with unimpeachable integrity and extraordinary commitment to customer service. Strengths include elevating team performance, delivering customer-focused solutions to business opportunities, building consensus around complex enterprise initiatives, negotiating win-win agreements with partners, and reversing the tide in failing IT groups, deteriorating client relationships, failing products, or failing projects.

He is a versatile, results-driven IT executive leader with a strong portfolio of successes in strategy development, project execution, operation optimization and team development across multiple industries and especially within the financial services industry. Recent hands-on leadership experience leading enterprise-wide strategic technology initiatives, large scale operational changes and integration efforts, including providing right-sourced support solutions to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Passionate about giving back, Odeleye’s community service commitment is far-reaching. He is the founder and Executive Vice President of the Abel Ogundokun Odeleye Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the AFIJIO people of Oyo State in Nigeria. Over the last 17 years, he has led the organization in awarding hundreds of scholarships to indigenous students, providing free healthcare services and intervention to tens of thousands of residents of these rural communities, and constructing various community infrastructures to support local education and healthcare needs.

Mr. Odeleye is a Patent Attorney with a J.D., Intellectual Property Law from Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan; with an MBA, Finance and a B.S., Computer Science both from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.