JIM PRITCHETT '71
Kappa Sigma Tau Man of the Year, 2013
Jim Pritchett has served in key leadership positions as a founder or developer of high-tech companies in the oil and gas, aerospace and healthcare industries. For more than 30 years, he has provided strategic planning, marketing, sales and business/operational management, including raising capital and overseeing mergers and acquisitions on both the buy and sell side.
He served as Chairman and CEO of Petris Technology, a global leader in enterprise software for technical data management in the upstream oil and gas industry, until the company was sold to Halliburton in August 2012. Prior to Petris, he held positions with IBM, Insource Management Group and DuPont Information Systems. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Trinity Computing Systems and President at Atec, Inc.
He now has a consulting practice for high-tech companies and serves as CEO of Dynamic Health Strategies, a benefit value-optimization and management company that provides health care data analytical tools to self-insured employers, enabling them to control health care costs and improve employee well-being.
He has served on the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation's board since 2010 and is currently Board Chairman. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Frank C. Erwin award, an honor bestowed by the Tau actives. As a Kappa Sigma undergraduate, he served the Tau Chapter in numerous roles, including Grand Master in 1974. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1974, he earned his MBA in marketing from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business in 1976.