Seasoned Records Management Professional, James Merrifield Joins the FileTrail Team

San Jose, CA – October 15, 2013. FileTrail, the leader in Information Intelligence, today announced that Information Governance expert; James Merrifield has joined the FileTrail team in a strategy and execution role. Merrifield will focus on educating enterprise organizations on how to build and define records management lifecycle programs using Information Intelligence best practices.  He will bring a unique vision and approach to FileTrail, utilizing his extensive experience in system solutions and business processes. "We are honored to have Jim as part of the FileTrail strategy team. He brings a wealth of experience and innovative ideas around unified records management and compliance," says Darrell Mervau, CEO at FileTrail. "We are also very pleased that Jim brings real world experience with his new position, struggling through the same challenges our customers deal with everyday and finding practical solutions, using technology, to overcome them."

"As a former client, I've been using FileTrail for the past five years and know the product inside and out, building a solid relationship with the FileTrail team. FileTrail is a transformative application that helps companies create extraordinary results by aligning internal records management with information governance," says Merrifield. “I am excited to align my expertise with the strategic vision of FileTrail, delivering a unparalleled offering.”

Merrifield is a recognized leader, instructor and advisor in Information Governance and Records Management. Prior to FileTrail, he was the Records Information Manager at Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, where he established and maintained the firm’s records and information management program. Jim is also co-founder of Edward Allen Group, a training and consulting company.

Jim holds a bachelor degree in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University. He holds both the certified Information Governance Professional (IGP) and Certified Information Professional (CIP) designations. Jim currently serves on the MARA (Master’s in Archives and Records Administration) Program Advisory Committee at San Jose State University and is an AIIM Certified Training and Education Partner. Jim is a committed volunteer in his professional community and currently serves as President of the ARMA Connecticut Chapter.

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