James Howard


Education: Miami University (Oxford, OH), Boston University
Degree: B.S. Business (Major: Accountancy, Minor: Management Information Systems), EdM in Policy, Planning and Administration
Skills: Monies, Business Analytics
What I am really good at: Internal controls, financial analysis, Excel

As Controller, James is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting and financial operations at Strata. He has 13 years of experience, having worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Boston University prior to joining us. His career has provided him with a broad skillset, including but not limited to: financial controls, business process optimization, financial reporting and analysis, and managing a team of healthcare finance personnel. The “bottom line” (accounting pun intended), is that his goal here is simple: maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of everything for which he and his staff are responsible, so his time can be better spent collaborating with the management team on key strategic initiatives in order to exceed our organizational goals.

James grew up in Ohio, but considers Boston his true home since he’s been here for over a decade. He loves all things sports as he grew up playing every one imaginable – baseball, football, soccer, and even a short stint as an amateur 10-pin bowler! Even though his roots are in Midwest his heart lies with the Pats and Sox (and he certainly doesn’t mind the B’s or C’s!). He is somewhat "conflicted" in that he loves being outdoors, especially backwoods camping with zero frills and no signs of civilization, but at the same time is a technophile and is almost always connected. He currently lives in Brighton with his wife, Francesca, and their two kids: a Beagle-mix, Tessie, as well as their son, Aidan.

Daniel McCormick

Daniel McCormick

Director, Information Technology