Co-Founder and Board Member
Jim Rice is the Co-Founder of Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC which he jointly formed in December 2006. He served as Co-CEO until 2022 and currently holds positions as an advisor and board member at Nautilus. Under his leadership, Nautilus Solar has grown from a start-up to a leading solar company which has developed and managed over $1 billion of solar projects. Jim is an energy industry professional with over 30 years of experience. During his career, he has operated, financed and invested in energy assets. Jim's experience includes founding another energy company, leading Carlyle/Riverstone's power sector private equity efforts, and leadership positions at several major financial institutions.
Jim served his country as a nuclear-trained U.S. Naval Officer, and during that time, he spent over half of a year underwater, on strategic patrol, and he led the refueling of a submarine's nuclear reactor while in the shipyard. He has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the United States Naval Academy.