James Ha, CGMS
President & CEO
James is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in high growth companies. As President & CEO of eCivis, he guides the company's strategic direction and oversees all facets of business operations. Over the past decade, James has thoughtfully combined innovative technology and collaborative strategies with public sector leaders and grant professionals to help revolutionize grants management in the United States. James has overseen dozens of transformative enterprise implementations in state and local government. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration, with an emphasis on accounting, and a second bachelor's degree in information technology from the University of Massachusetts. James has completed the Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management and is Six Sigma Certified.
Merril Oliver, CGMS
Executive Vice President & COO
Merril is one of the nation's most respected and accomplished grant professionals. Prior to joining eCivis, Merril served as the director of the Maryland Governor's Grants Office. Merril was the founding deputy director of the office in 2004, serving in that capacity for 10+ years. Merril spent a year in Puerto Rico, where she developed a centralized federal funds management office for the Governor in 2014. Merril has also served on the US Office of Management and Budget and Association of Government Accountants Intergovernmental Partnership as a Steering Committee Member and co-chaired multiple workgroups for the Partnership. She was president of the National Grants Management Association from 2009-2012 and in 2011, Merril was appointed by the Obama Administration to the Presidential Executive Order Workgroup on Improper Payments. Merril earned a B.S. from Towson University.