Jim Butler

Dr. Jim Butler serves as Chief Technology Officer of HqO. Prior to HqO, Jim was Chief Technology Officer, Global Supply Platforms for Verizon Media and served as co-chair of the IAB/OpenRTB standards body for real-time digital media commerce. In the years leading up to the merger, Jim was CTO of Nexage, a real-time mobile media exchange. Nexage was acquired by Millennial Media in 2014, which was then acquired by AOL/Verizon where he served as VP of Engineering of Publisher Platforms. Prior to Nexage, Jim was CTO of matchmine, a media discovery network, and before that the CTO of eCredit, a B2B credit decisioning platform later acquired by Fidelity Ventures. Jim has held Chief Architect positions at EC Cubed and American Management Systems as well as various architecture, engineering, and consulting roles at Pioneer Investments, JP Morgan Chase, CapitalOne, Ameritech, Royal Bank of Canada, Boston Consulting Group, BAE Systems, and Raytheon Company.

Since 2002, Jim has served as the founding Chairman of the Boston Technology Leadership Council. He is the author of the 2003 book “Technology Blueprints: Technology Foundations for High Performance Companies” along with numerous technical publications in IEEE, ACM, and other peer reviewed journals and conferences, as well as two granted patents in the area of reliable web service architecture.

Jim holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BSEE Magna Cum Laude from the University of Lowell.