Jim Merlin

Chief Business Development Officer

As Chief Business Development Officer, Jim Merlin is responsible for assisting Executive Vice President & COO Helen Waters in evolving our Business Development and Sales Operations team. Combining his sales, implementation, client services, and accounting skills, Jim provides guidance on how to grow MEDITECH's business through new market segments, product lines, and assessments of third-party collaborative vendors.

Leveraging his firm understanding of financial analysis and forecasting, Mr. Merlin also works in tandem with MEDITECH's sales and product management teams on detailed financial analyses of new products, platforms, and pricing.

Previously, Mr. Merlin brought his strong financial background to the role of Chief Accounting Officer. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing MEDITECH’s financial health—including all aspects of the company’s accounting practices, working with our external auditors, and navigating the financial impact of upcoming accounting and regulatory changes.

Mr. Merlin began his career with MEDITECH in 1986 as a financial product demonstrator, gaining experience in a variety of divisions before transferring to the Accounting group in 2004. He graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He and his wife Patti have two children, Emily and Sean.