Years in Business
Jim Buchanan – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Founded as CSSI: Computer Support Services in 1988, in a small suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan area, Jim has grown the company through smart technology advancements, business acquisitions and strong people management. CSSI became Buchanan Associates in 2000 and then officially became Buchanan Technologies in 2009. Jim currently serves as Buchanan’s Chief Executive Officer, where he is responsible for strategy, sales, and operational delivery for the organization. Jim is a seven-year veteran of Vistage and a twelve-year veteran of SIM (Society of Information Managers). His certifications include AT&T System V Engineering, Novell CNE, Microsoft MCSE, and ITIL 3.0. Jim also has experience in enterprise data center management, virtualization, switching, routing, and storage technologies.
Stephen Sweett – President
Stephen started with Buchanan in the role of Regional Vice President and has been with Buchanan since September 2000. He now serves as president for the company, and in this role, oversees the sales and marketing departments with a focus on new business development and existing customer growth. Stephen attended Saint Mary’s University and has a BA in Economics and Finance. His strong leadership skills encourage the people of the organization to perform at their highest levels and his knowledge in process flow drives the operations and delivery side of the business to new heights.
Doug Hansen – Chief Financial Officer
Mid-2020, Doug joined Buchanan Technologies as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Doug served as principal and CFO of Thomas Marshall Group, engaging in various strategic and financial consulting projects. Prior to that, Doug held multiple other CFO and executive-level roles for companies including MedSynergies (now Optum), Accelion Health, and Perot Systems (now NTT Data). Doug began his career with Ernst & Young leading audit teams for global Fortune 500 companies.
Robert Venable – Vice President of Finance & Operations
Robert started at Buchanan Technologies in 1984 as Chief Financial Officer leading the legal, payroll and finance teams. In 2020, Robert’s role shifted to include overseeing operational aspects of the company in addition to its finances. Robert has strong business acumen and knowledge in both the legal and financial environments and has continued to bring new ideas, processes, and cost-saving strategies to the organization.