James Rice

James (Jay) H. Rice

Executive IT Advisor

Jay is a dynamic technology and business leader, known for his ability to deliver value from IT within growing organizations. At Hartman, he helps construction and real estate executives make strategic IT and cybersecurity investments to achieve business goals, manage risk, and drive innovation. 

Jay’s background in technology leadership spans various sectors, including health and human services, distribution, retail, government, and financial services. Before joining the Hartman team, Jay excelled as the Senior IT Management Executive for the State of Michigan, where his strategic leadership played a pivotal role in transforming IT operations. In this critical position, Jay significantly improved business-driven IT governance processes, optimized project portfolio management, and implemented robust financial strategies to ensure efficient resource allocation. He also has leadership experience working with private equity firms and Fortune Global 500 companies. 

Jay resides in Michigan and is an avid reader, runner, and golfer. He enjoys working on home improvement projects with his wife, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.  



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