Samuel Oliva – CEO, Co-Founder
Samuel Oliva has been the managing partner and CEO of several successful companies under common ownership for over 35 years. He currently leads four individual companies including three for which he was the founding member. Mr. Oliva currently acts as the Managing partner of ECS Financial Services; a Chicago suburban accounting and financial services firm where he has served since 1981.
He is also the CEO of Beacon Funding Corporation, an equipment leasing company which he founded in 1990. He also is the President and CEO of www.embroiderydesigns.com an internet e-commerce company which he started in 2002; Finally, he is the CEO of Liventus Inc; a custom business solution company, which he founded in 2002.
Mr. Oliva holds the professional designations of CPA, CMA, and CLP. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Western Illinois University in 1977 and later an earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1989, a few of his other achievements include AOC Financial Executive of the Year in 2002, University of Illinois Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductee in 2007, Western Illinois University Distinguished Alumni in 2008, and Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (TOYP) presented by the city of Osaka Japan in 1989.
Mr. Oliva currently serves on the President’s advisory board at Western Illinois University. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Harris Bank Glencoe for 12 years and was also a director and officer of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Executive Board.
Daniel Levin – President, Co-Founder
Daniel Levin is a founding member of Liventus and currently serves as the President. His responsibilities include overseeing business operations, business growth and managing software development.
In 2002, Daniel started Liventus as a spinoff of ECS Financial Services, Inc. alongside and under the leadership of current CEO, Samuel Oliva.
Initially, Daniel spearheaded software development. Within the first few years Daniel also took on the Information Technology Director role managing technology across the Liventus family of organizations including ECS Financial and Beacon Funding. Daniel was crucial in designing and implementing many mission-critical systems and was instrumental in building the Liventus datacenter, Liventus IT Helpdesk, and the entire technology infrastructures for three separate companies under shared ownership including ECS Financial, Beacon Funding, and Liventus.
Daniel has significant software development and business competencies in the prepaid card industry as well as the loyalty, incentive, and eCommerce industries. He has programmed, architected, and currently oversees complex high-volume and mission-critical custom software systems that conduct hundreds of millions of dollars annually. In addition, Daniel has played a key role in business and web site acquisitions as well as other internal systems development.
Daniel graduated from American University in Washington, DC with majors in Computer Science and Information Systems. He also holds many Microsoft programming certifications. When he is not in the office, Daniel is spending time with his wife and children or helping raise money for causes close to him including EB Research and Cancer Research.
Tim Dolloff – Principal
Tim Dolloff was the CEO and founder of DLS Software Studios, Inc., a custom software development firm that was acquired by Liventus, Inc. in 2017.
Since joining Liventus, Tim manages all open source team members and projects as well as handling client relationships with all clients that were brought over in the merger.
Tim has been working in software consulting since 1998 in a variety of roles. Initially developing code in the .NET, and LAMP stacks for a variety of enterprise clients, he quickly moved into leadership roles and became a project manager and business analyst where his time was spent managing technical staff and consulting with clients to help them improve their business processes while successfully translating those business needs to the technical specifications on various projects.
After founding DLS Software Studios, Inc. in 2010, he was responsible for all operations of the business including recruiting, business development, process improvement, and financials.
Tim has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Columbia College of Missouri and a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University.
Toby McDonough – Principal
Toby manages multiple development teams at Liventus focusing on innovating new automations around the financing industry. Toby’s focus is developing new software around employee productivity, sales and other automations that lead to business growth. His diverse background includes advising small to middle-market businesses in a variety of niche markets throughout the United States. Toby is passionate about what he does and it shows.
Toby has a Bachelors degree from University of Illinois.