DATATRAK Management Team
Jim Bob Ward – CEO and President
Jim Bob has served as a Director since January 8, 2016 and Interim Chief Executive Officer since February 23, 2016. He was subsequently named CEO in May 2016. An internet entrepreneur responsible for developing one of the first web-based development platforms in 1994, Jim Bob has been a technology consultant since 2009 creating collaborative financial systems including a global market investment system that manages over $100M annually. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Market and Client Strategy of DATATRAK during 2008 and the Executive Vice President of Research and Development of DATATRAK from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2006, he was CEO and President of ClickFind Inc., which was acquired by DATATRAK in 2006. He was CEO and President of Real Time Internet Services Inc. from 1994 to 2000. In 1997, Jim Bob established Managed Network Solutions which was sold in 2001 to become a Tier IV disaster recovery and business continuity company in Bryan, Texas with data centers in Houston and Dallas, Texas. Prior to that he worked at Texas A&M University as the Assistant Director to a market research center conducting economic consulting and SAS econometric and bio statistical analysis. Additionally, he conducted economic and technology consulting from 1992 to 2002 in the Caribbean Basin, Latin America and Europe. Jim Bob earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University and a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from New Mexico State University.
Julia Henderson – Chief Financial Officer
Julia has been the CFO and Treasurer since March 28, 2016. She has worked at DATATRAK’s Cleveland headquarters since August 2005. Since October 2012, she served as the Controller, reporting directly to the CFO and responsible for most of the Finance Department’s day to day activities. In her capacity as Controller, Julia worked closely with the Company’s auditors at BDO and other outside advisors. From 2010 to 2012, she served as the Accounting Manager and from 2005 to 2010, as a Staff Accountant. Prior to DATATRAK, Julia was a Senior Accountant at Concentrics Research from 2002 to 2005, which involved active clinical and marketing research studies in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to Concentrics Research, she was a Senior Accountant at West Pharmaceutical Services from 1999 to 2002. From 1996 to 1999, Julia was an accountant at Collaborative Clinical Research, DATATRAK’s original company, where she handled various financial tasks for the site management organization. Prior to Collaborative, she served as an Associate Accountant and Internal Auditor for Acme-Cleveland Corporation from 1993 to 1996. Julia graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting from John Carroll University in 1993. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant as well as a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the AICPA.
Scott DeMell – Vice President of Sales
Scott DeMell is the Vice President of Sales for DATATRAK. In this role, Scott oversees all sales activities and customer relations. Scott has been with DATATRAK since 2006 and has held a variety of leadership positions, including roles in Customer Relations, Project Management, Operations, and Sales Administration and Management. Prior to joining DATATRAK, Scott worked with NextMED Systems, a leading provider of practice management software and medical billing support. Scott earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Ohio University.
Tim Lyons – Vice President of Product Development and Operations
Tim Lyons is the Vice President, Product Development and Operations for DATATRAK. In this role, Tim oversees the strategic direction of product development and the operations of the organization to deliver an exceptional user experience. Tim has held a variety of leadership positions at DATATRAK, including roles in Software Development, Product Management and Clinical Project Management services. Prior to joining DATATRAK, Tim worked with Pharm-Olam, a global Contract Research Organization (CRO), and IntraVantage Medical Devices. Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota.