Checkfree Corp. has hired James Douglass as its chief financial officer, effective Sept. 23.
Mr. Douglass, who works at Medaphis Corp. in Atlanta, will be responsible for Checkfree's corporate financial strategy and margin objectives. He will report directly to Checkfree chairman and chief executive officer, Peter J. Kight.
Mr. Kight said Mr. Douglass' "work at Medaphis clearly demonstrates his ability to manage corporate finances in an environment of aggressive growth."
Checkfree, based in Columbus, Ohio, has made several acquisitions this year that have helped the company extend its offerings well beyond bill payment processing services.