James received his BA in Business Communications with a minor in English from Thiel College before quickly finding work with Gazette Newspapers as the Editor of the Pymatuning Area News where he managed all aspects of the weekly newspaper along with responsibilities for photography, ad placement, and publication of special inserts, monthly tourist publications, and an annual community guide.
In 1997 he was hired into Haitek Solutions to head up marketing for the small, growing ERP publisher. At Haitek he launched Envision ERP, a specialized manufacturing business application acquired by Sage Software in 2001.
James worked as Sage Software’s MAS ERP Product Marketing and Vertical Marketing Manager for distribution and manufacturing industries for five years leading Sage’s manufacturing and distribution marketing strategies for all Sage products ranging from Peachtree and Sage MAS to Abra and FAS.
He returned to work with Haitek’s original management under e2b teknologies in 2005 and currently guides all aspects of marketing while assisting as a sales engineer for product demonstrations.
James has been an avid hiker and camper since his early youth and continues to do so outside of work with his family.