Jim Contardi ’91

October 26, 2016

Jim Contardi has been named CEO of ARCOM, a leader in architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) software solutions that integrate building specification content.

Prior to joining ARCOM, he served as CEO in Residence with Alpine Investors, the values-driven private equity firm that acquired ARCOM. ARCOM is a strategic partner to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and maintains and distributes the organization’s AIA MasterSpec content, which is used by 88 percent of the top architectural and engineering firms in the United States.

Contardi previously spent seven years at KKR-held First Data Corporation in a variety of general management and go-to-market leadership roles. He has held senior leadership positions at i2 Technologies, Entrust and SAP after starting his career at IBM.

He earned an M.B.A. from SMU’s Cox School of Business and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University.