Chief Executive Officer
Serving as the Chief Executive Officer of GenomeNext, James Hirmas has a passion for building companies to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges through the use of disruptive technology. Throughout his career, James has facilitated technological advances in commercial enterprises and has worked extensively with the US Federal Government to solve information technology and business challenges with the use of cutting edge technologies, such as cloud computing.
In 2009, James lead the re-design and implementation of www.recovery.gov, the first Federal public facing website built on Amazon Web Services. In 2010, he co-founded and became the CEO of JHC Technology, a company dedicated to assisting large commercial enterprises, non-profits and public sector organizations to transition datacenter operations, IT strategy, and software development to the Cloud. While James remains a part of the JHC Technology Board of Directors, he has stepped down from his role as CEO of JHC Technology in March of 2014 in order to launch GenomeNext.
James hopes that by merging cloud computing advancements, cutting edge genomic algorithms, and an expert team of passionate software developers, cloud computing engineers, and bioinformatics researchers that GenomeNext will propel genomics into an era of unparalleled discovery and innovations.
James is a retired service disabled veteran of the US Armed Forces (US Army 2000 – 2004), and currently serves as a member of the DC Chapter of the Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business Council.