James “Jay” Rice brings extensive experience on both sides of the procurement process to the Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) Consulting Team.
As a buyer and seller for IT projects in Michigan, Jay honed his skills in mission-critical application deployment, operations (24×7), maintenance, business process reengineering, technology spend analysis, and IT decision-making.
Jay also is versed in vendor contract negotiations and vendor contract management. Most recently, he served as the services general manager for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. In that position, he was responsible for oversight of IT for the Michigan State Police, Department of Corrections, and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. He was responsible for $101 million IT spend.
Prior to holding that state position, Jay served as a client account consultant for Accenture where he sold and delivered IT professional services to the state of Michigan, local government, higher education institutions, and numerous nonprofits.
Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master of Business Administration and Management from Dartmouth College. He is a welcome addition to the SPI Team.