xJames A. Eichmann
Senior Executive - CTO; Information Technology; CDO
** ***** ********** at the executive level in software development and information technology ranging from fintech startup organizations to Fortune 500 businesses. I am a NJ CIO of the year Honoree, speaker at several NJ technology conferences, author of articles for publications dealing with digital transformation and former board member for several technology organizations.
Entrepreneurial executive with experience managing all aspects of a multi-million R&D / IT / Data organization. Managed full product development life cycle of internal and external application. Worked with fast growth companies to build engineering departments and created highly scalable state of the art software applications. Worked with large data sets in both a relational and document store architecture for fast retrieval. Respected and valued member of the executive team creating technical business units and achieving business objectives while managing P&L product line budgets. Responsible for revenue generating products that achieved business objectives while maintaining cost and producing maximum ROI.
Created Agile / Scrum team infrastructure to consistently delivery company products as well as managed offshore development resources dealing with time zone differences, language and cultural nuances for successful product releases.
CTO / CIO Areas of Experience:
Highly scalable systems (MySql, MongoDB) Mergers and Acquisitions
Database design and architecture P&L Responsibility
E-Commerce design and development Agile / Scrum product life-cycle development
Network engineering Organization and team building
Technology evangelist. Vendor & Contract Negotiations
Factor Systems, Inc - DBA Billtrust. Lawrenceville, NJ Oct. 2002 – 2019
Chief Technology Officer / CDO
●As an executive within Billtrust, I helped grow the billing and payment company from 2 to 500+ employees and 100M in revenue. Helped keep the company on the Inc. 500/5000 for 11 years.
●Managed all information technology and development initiatives. Including building infosec and compliance teams while managing their growth and activities.
●Managed new technologies for fast paced growth company and lead efforts to move to a scalable cloud infrastructure.
●Guided company in strategic planning of internal & external systems. While working with customers for systems product enhancements.
●Instrumental working on several M&A initiatives during due diligence and integration into parent company.
●Architected & Developed financial banking system for both credit card and ACH processing.
●Worked with engineering teams and grew the Product Development and QA departments to 150 technical resources.
●Introduced Agile / Scrum into the company and built teams with Scrum masters and product owners.
●Worked with sales teams to grow B2B customer base to over 2,000 with an average sales price of $130,000.
●Directed team of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) engineers using UiPath for new product development to process web page scraping and email parsing.
●Managed data science team responsible for linear regression modeling and data predictability.
●Supervised a team of full stack developers using both Windows and Linux for end-user productions systems.
●Managed teams working on cloud computing services AWS and Azure.
●Participated in 7 M&A events dealing with technical, security and compliance evaluations.
Worked to help raise over 100M during several capital rounds for company growth.
PAYTRU$T, Inc. Lawrenceville, NJ Mar. 2000 – Oct 2002
Executive Vice President IT / Development
(Formerly Secure Commerce Services)
●Reported to the CEO, responsible for managing all aspects of IT organization
●Managed $20 million in resources and fixed assets
●Managed engineering department for all web product lines.
●Directed three - 24 x 7 data centers
●Managed relationships with key partners
●Managed all Call Center Technologies across 3 locations.
●Coordinated and negotiated key IT, R&D and Telco. contracts
●Initiated and assembled disaster recovery plan outlining company WAN, telecommunication systems and production systems
Secure Commerce Services, Lawrenceville, NJ Nov. 1998 – Mar. 2000
Vice President Product Development
●Developed operational budget for R&D department
●Directed the successful start-up of a new organization increasing staff to over 60 engineers
●Designed and coded component base reusable architecture
●Designed secure network topology for B2C and B2B products
●Configured secure TCP/IP network access equipment
●Compared and selected technologies for corporate ERP and CRM application
Logic Works, Princeton, NJ Mar. 1996 – Nov 1998
(Platinum acquired Logic Works in May 1998)
Designed and coded data warehousing product with data modeling tools
Gathered user requirements, built design specifications, constructed a prototype, hired a six person development team and delivered product to market within ten months of start date.
Developed software using Microsoft Visual C++, 3 tier communicate TCP/IP API and leading databases. (SQL Server, Oracle & Sybase)
Managed the development of a Java system using a component-based architecture
Managed the development and deployment of Logic Works interface tools
Atlantic Information Management, Princeton, NJ Mar. 1995 – Mar. 1996
Betz Labs, Trevose, PA Nov. 1992 – Mar. 1995
United States Army, Ft. Detrick MD Apr. 1987 – Oct. 1992
Project Lead / Developer
Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
Bachelor of Science - Business and Finance; Minor - Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton, Philadelphia, PA
Upgrading Your Digital Business; Aug 2016 CIOReview
Companies and Consumers Look to the Cloud to Improve Services; Aug 2013 TechNews
SMBs Can Gain a Strategic Advantage with the Right Cloud-based Business Service; Oct 16, 2012 Computer Technology Review