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Executive Leadership Team

Craig Ross

Chief Executive Officer

Craig is the Chief Executive Officer for eCivis and Questica. He has over 30 years of Public Sector software experience, working in various leadership positions across all departments of a software organization. He has a deep understanding and respect for technology and the positive impact it can have on improving efficiency and outcomes for Public Sector organizations.

Prior to joining Questica and eCivis, he spent 19 years in several executive roles at Harris Computer Systems (a division of Constellation Software Inc).

Craig holds a BA in Economics from Carleton University.

Artur Elizarov, MBA, MA, MS

Chief Operating Officer

Art is the Chief Operating Officer at eCivis. He is responsible for the alignment, prioritization, and organizational strategy of company investments and ensuring operational excellence.

Before eCivis, Art was the Chief Administrative and People Officer of Mission Cloud Services, Inc., Chief Operating Officer of Gimbal, Inc., a mobile advertising and data solutions provider, and Vice President of Human Resources at New Dream Network, LLC. He also spent 2 years as the Guru of Employee and Labor Relations at Los Angeles County.

Art holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnic Studies from UC Santa Barbara, an MS in Labor Relations from the University of Massachusetts, an MBA from Northeastern University, and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Merril Oliver, CGMS

Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer

Merril is the Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at eCivis. She is responsible for optimizing the customer experience and delivering user-centric solutions that drive customer ARR/revenue growth and improved customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining eCivis, Merril served as the director of the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office. She 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. She 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, was appointed by the Obama Administration to the Presidential Executive Order Workgroup on Improper Payments.

Merril holds a BA from Towson University and is a Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS).

Stefan Baerg

Vice President of Sales

Stefan is the Vice President of Sales at eCivis and Questica – both GTY Technology companies. He has over 20 years of experience leading sales organizations across public and private sector industries.

His tours of duty include American Express, TD Bank, and several leading tech companies delivering best-of-breed solutions to global markets.

Stefan holds a BCOMM in business, marketing, and sociology from the University of Alberta and a project management certificate from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Nicolie Lettini, MBA

Vice President of Indirect Services

Nicky is the Vice President of Indirect Services at eCivis. She is a nationally recognized industry leader in indirect cost allocation and total cost of service studies. Nicky has nearly two decades of consulting experience, preparing over 700 cost allocation plans and cost recovery services and producing nearly $1 billion in cost reimbursement for clients during audits.

As a former senior consultant with both Maximus and Public Resource Management Group, LLC (PRM, now MGT), Nicky gained a broad base of experience working for state and local governments throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. As Founder and CEO of CostTree, acquired by eCivis in March 2018, she developed the first comprehensive SaaS/Cloud cost allocation solution on the market.

Nicky holds a BA in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA in Accounting at California State University, Sacramento.

Linda Ngo

Vice President of Human Resources

Linda is the Vice President of Human Resources at GTY Technology. She has more than 15 years of applied experience servicing global FinTech and consumer good businesses across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to joining eCivis through GTY Technology, Ngo deepened her expertise in Compensation, Talent Management, Diversity, Recruiting and Leadership of global enterprise teams.

Linda holds a BA in Business/Social Science from York University.

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