Dr. James McClave
Dr. McClave founded Info Tech, Inc. in 1977, with the primary mission of applying statistical principles to real-world issues and problems. He worked on a U.S. Department of Justice grant as a consultant to the Florida Attorney General, investigating the use of statistical methods for detecting illegal collusion. Following a presentation of positive findings to more than 30 state attorneys general, Dr. McClave worked closely with the State of Florida in its investigations into highway bid-rigging, which resulted in a single state record recovery of $29 million taxpayer dollars. Since then, Dr. McClave and Info Tech have worked on scores of bid-rigging and price-fixing cases involving a wide range of products and industries.
The statistical tools developed by Dr. McClave and Info Tech to uncover illegal bid-rigging were incorporated into Info Tech’s first software product offering, the Bid Analysis and Monitoring System/Decision Support System (BAMS/DSS®). State departments of transportation use the BAMS/DSS software to conduct their own analyses and investigations of suspicious behavior in highway construction.
Over the past 30+ years, Dr. McClave has consulted on hundreds of matters before both state and federal courts. He and his Info Tech staff have applied sound statistical and econometric principles in cases ranging from antitrust to employment discrimination, from calculation of business damages to establishing pollution standards, and from business valuations to risk analyses.
Info Tech has grown into a 250+ person firm headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. McClave serves as President of the company.
Dr. McClave earned a B.S. degree from Bucknell University in 1966, majoring in physics, followed by a Ph.D. statistics from the University of Florida in 1971. He then was appointed a post-doctorate fellow at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he performed research in time series analysis and taught statistics to both undergraduate and graduate students. He then was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida, where he was tenured and promoted to Assistant Professor in 1976.