Jim Contardi

ARCOM Chief Executive Officer


Jim Contardi was named CEO of ARCOM in 2016. His leadership style is molded by more than 20 years experience of working with and helping to grow remarkable teams. Throughout his career, he has guided teams to compelling results at leading software and technology-enabled business firms. As a trusted leader, he believes in collaboration with an emphasis on process discipline and focused execution. 

Jim was most recently a CEO in Residence with Alpine Investors and 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. 

His diverse experience includes in-country international work, direct and indirect channel management, product management, corporate strategy and sales enablement. He has extensive exposure to SaaS, mobile and enterprise applications in retail and industrial distribution, financial services, and consumer goods; and solution expertise in commerce platforms, payments and supply chain management. 


Master of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, graduated with honors