Meet the Edmunds GovTech Team
At Edmunds GovTech, our goal is to serve our customers with the utmost care and service. More than 70% of our employees are dedicated to customer support and product development. Our team consists of Certified Tax Collectors, Finance Officers, Project Managers, and more. All services including product development, installation, training, and support are exclusively provided by in-house Edmunds GovTech team.
Meet our leadership team!
Owner & Executive Chairman
Bob started at Edmunds in 1982 as an Associate Programmer. He made significant contributions to the company, and in 1991 was appointed President. His father, Robert R. Edmunds retired a few years later, at which point Bob was then appointed CEO. With his clear vision and team-based collaborative approach, Bob has seen the company evolve to become the East Coast leader in software solutions for local government. He now presides as Executive Chairman, while also advocating for many philanthropic endeavors including: Edmunds’ Family Charitable Trust, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, South Jersey Select AAU Basketball, and more.
Chief Executive Officer
Jim assumed the CEO role at EGT in 2019 following service on our Board of Directors. Jim was recently CEO of SICOM Systems and prior to that was CEO of Maxwell Systems, ERP software providers in the restaurant technology and construction industries, respectively, and portfolio companies of LLR Partners. Prior to Maxwell, Jim founded Naviant, Inc., a data warehousing and direct marketing software business. Prior to Naviant, Jim worked in the software businesses of General Electric Aerospace and GE Information Systems. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served on active duty as an Infantry Officer for 6 years. Jim and his wife live in Newtown Square, PA. His three sons currently serve as Army Officers around the globe.
Chief Product Officer
Ida assumed the role of CPO at EGT in 2019 after serving as VP, Operations at Logics, LLC, which we acquired in 2019. Ida has over 30 years’ experience in Finance & Administration computer solutions in the local municipality market, including similar roles with Accela (Springbrook/KVS). Her experience ranges from Customer Support, Implementation Services, Product Design, Development Management, Sales & Marketing, and Business Planning & Growth. Ida attributes her success in the industry to her focus of creating strong partnerships with customers. Ida attended Canisius College in Buffalo NY in Accounting and Business Administration and is an active member of GFOA in both New York and North Carolina. Ida is located in our Raleigh, NC office.
Senior Vice President – Special Projects
Rich joined Edmunds GovTech in 1992 when there were 28 clients, and it was easy to remember everybody’s name. Prior experiences at Coca-Cola and a regional forms printing company were instrumental as he advanced at Edmunds. Rich enjoys hiking, fishing, community activities, and spending time with his wife, Mary Ann, family, and friends in Medford, NJ.
Chris Easterwood, PMP
Vice President, Professional Services
Chris joined Edmunds in 2010 as a Software Support Specialist with a degree and background in Accounting. Through the years he has led over 200 implementations, and has also managed our Client Services Team. Chris received his certificate as a Project Management Professional in 2015, and is currently leading our experienced Professional Services Team who is responsible for delivery of our software implementations.
Vice President, Concept Development
Tom received his Computer Science degree from the University of Delaware in 2005. In 2009, he started at Edmunds as a Software Developer working on the MCSJ Software Suite. He was instrumental in creating a number of our Web and Mobile app solutions and is currently leading the charge on our next-generation offering. The Concept Development Team completes the research and development needed to remain on the forefront of software functionality and ease-of-use. Tom helps oversee and coordinate efforts across our full development team while driving innovation and staying up to date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry.
Vice President, Customer Support
Jeff received his Accounting Degree from Pfeiffer University in 1993 and began working for a municipal government shortly thereafter. In 1999, he started at Edmunds GovTech as a Support Specialist, and a few years later migrated to the Solutions Department as a Consultant. During this time, he participated in dozens of user group conferences and events where he was able to build strong personal relationships with many of our users. These opportunities have allowed him to gain a 360° view of our business and the customers we serve. With 20+ years of municipal government experience, Jeff uses his experience to help enhance our level of service and improve the customer’s journey with EGT.
Vice President, Product Development
As Vice President of Product Development at Edmunds, Vito oversees the advancement of the MCSJ product. He and his development team are responsible for the continuous development and improvement of our proprietary software applications.