James E. Sampel

James is a strategic IT executive with a solid history of designing and integrating leading edge technology to drive innovations across diverse industries. A true change leader and transformation expert, he has consistently proven his ability to strategize and deliver right-sized solutions to a full range of business and IT problems. Known as the “go to guy” to drive turnaround and execution of failing projects. Trusted leader known for sound business judgment and out-of-the-box innovation. His core competencies include: IT Infrastructure and Security Management, Project management, Systems Architecture & Integration, Enterprise Systems Implementation and M&A Due Diligence.

Experience: James works with management of growth and middle market companies to evaluate business issues and challenges on the technology and operating sides of the business, providing leadership and business advice, driving decision making, and delivering solutions. Prior to providing fractional CIO/CTO and IT services, James was CIO and Managing Director of Greenwich Associates, a research based consulting firm servicing the financial services industry, Director of Information Technology for 454 Life Sciences Corporation, an early-stage life sciences equipment manufacturing company, Manager of Advanced and Emerging Technology for Perkin Elmer a Fortune 200 manufacturer of life sciences and laboratory equipment; Previous roles with Perkin Elmer included: Manager of Global Infrastructure, Senior Network Architect, Senior Systems Analyst, Software Support Supervisor and Field Service Engineer.

Education: M.B.A. in Information Systems, Pace University; B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University.

Certification: James has a wide range of industry certifications including – Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Six Sigma Black Belt; Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS) and Systems Engineer (MCSE); Certified Lotus Professional Administration and Development (CLP); Certified Gauntlet/Checkpoint Firewall Systems