Libertas Funding Appoints James Smith as CTO

ChampionScott Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of James Smith as Chief Technology Officer at Libertas Funding, a financial technology firm specializing in providing small to medium-sized businesses with fast access to capital. James brings 20+ years of product, development and operational leadership with him to Libertas Funding.

James joins Libertas Funding from Hakkiri, a delivery tracking and reporting navigation system, which he Co-Founded and led as CEO.  Prior to Hakkiri, James spent 16 years with Eze Software Group in Development and Engineering where he, among many other accomplishments, led a global engineering team across the U.S., Central America, Asia Pacific, and the U.K. comprised of 250+ full-time employees and 100+ staff members and grew staff by 100+ to add capacity and address technology skillsets gaps. James began his career as a Systems Engineer at Raytheon.

James earned his Associates Degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida.

About Libertas Funding
Libertas Funding, LLC is a financial technology firm specializing in providing small to medium-sized businesses with access to capital. We have over 100+ years of combined funding and credit expertise that allows us to provide our clients access to optimal funding solutions to grow their businesses. We know that each business is unique. Instead of putting each business through the same model, we adjust to your needs. Our technology-driven platform delivers quick and meaningful decisions. Our products are transparent, simple, and flexible because we understand that no two businesses are the same. For more information about Libertas Funding, visit

About ChampionScott Partners
ChampionScott Partners is a leading retained executive search firm focused on delivering leadership solutions for technology and technology-enabled companies, globally. Throughout every search we undertake, we apply the strategic insights of an experienced search partner, the operating skills of an internationally expert management team, and the recruiting abilities of a premiere executive search firm. For more information, please visit or contact Geoff Champion & Chris Messing.