Lee Odess

General Manager of New Market Development, Latch
Lee Odess’s career has spanned nearly 20 years as an Entrepreneur and an Integrator (founded E+L+C), for a multinational billion-dollar manufacturer in the lock and access control industry (Allegion), and as an Executive of a startup who pioneered the IoT/smart lock/smart physical access control industry (UniKey), and as an Executive with the first cloud-based physical access control manufacturer (Brivo). He’s put all those years together to form The Inside, a platform focused on the physical security industry community, Group337, a consulting company focused on business creation in the security industry, and Security Industry Metrics, a data and analyst firm focused on bringing real data and reports to the industry. In October of 2021, The Inside, Group337, Security Industry Metrics, and all the content was acquired by Latch (NASDAQ: LTCH). He’s currently an executive at Latch helping develop and implement the company strategy.

Labeled as one of the 2020 IFSEC Global influencers in Security and as an uber-networker by the Washington Post, Lee Odess has over 18 years starting, building, and leading businesses with an exceptional track record for sales growth and marketing effectiveness. He’s always engaging on The Inside Community App and also wrote a book called "The 6 Phase Changes Shaping Access Control."

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