Christian James

Christian James is the co-founder and COO of Xcentric. He is a seasoned veteran, having worked in the technology industry for the past 18 years and with CPAs for the past 15 years. Prior to starting Xcentric, Christian served as Director of Technology for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth and then became the lead technology engineer at CPA Systems in Atlanta, Georgia after selling his first business Covenant Systems. Christian spent 10 years in the Atlanta area before moving to Bozeman, Montana where he opened an Xcentric office. Christian has a business degree from Texas Wesleyan University and was recognized in The CPA Practice Advisor’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2011-2014 and 2016-2017.

With Xcentric since


What I love about Xcentric

We have an awesome team!


Hanging out with my family, mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting

What would be your dream job (assuming you have the necessary skills)?

A rancher

What car best describes your personality?

A truck

If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be (excluding a wish for more wishes)?

I’d wish for the ability for me and my family to always live life to the fullest, for the ability to pick up new hobbies/skills and be immediately proficient, and for a ranch

Favorite quote

“You’re about as happy as you decide to be” (Thanks Dad)

Favorite band/musician

Lyle Lovett


My wife and I have three amazing little girls

Blog posts

Apr 26

Welcome to the New Xcentric Cloud Portal

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Cloud Portal.  Over the last fifteen years, we have been fine-tuning this custom platform around one simple idea…technology is hard – how can we make it easier for

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Dec 11

An updated Cloud Portal is coming to Xcentric Cloud on December 18

With the upcoming production release of Xcentric Cloud Portal on December 18, 2014, we are excited to provide insight into the latest improvements.  Version 1.8 brings a variety of new features that are the culmination of the most frequently

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Apr 12

5 Reasons CPA Firms Should Consider Virtualization

Is all of the recent talk about virtualization just hype? We don’t think so. Here are 5 fundamental ways CPA firms- and all businesses for that matter- could reap benefits from leveraging virtualization for their next network refresh:

Better utilization

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Jan 07

New Xcentric Cloud Portal

We are excited to announce our new Cloud Portal! The new site, cloud.xcentric.com, brings a variety of tools under one umbrella, streamlining the user’s Xcentric Cloud experience. You’ll now only need one username and password to access

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Job title

Chief Operating Officer


Bozeman, MT

Request Christian to speak at your event

Christian's Speaking Topics

    • Security Concerns for Today’s CPA Firm
    • The Strategic Network Administrator
    • CPA Firm Technology Best Practices

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