About Our Founder

Biography of our Founder:

Jim Bartlett
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™

James D. Bartlett, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. After a 30-year career in high-technology, Jim founded Arise Energy Solutions to help Coloradoans reach their objectives for lower energy costs and smaller carbon footprints through renewable energy solutions. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in communications, then studied engineering and business in graduate programs during his career in senior management and executive roles at IBM, NEC, Philips, and StorageTek. After leading a successful turn-around as EVP & COO of a publicly traded high-tech corporation, Jim ran a management consulting practice and served as VP of business development for a leading software company.  In 2008, he finally left corporate America to launch a successful remodeling and handyman services company that still operates today, delivering affordable residential and commercial services as a general contractor.  As Jim observed the significant improvements in solar energy and wind energy generation technology, coupled with Federal and local incentives making it dramatically more attractive, it rekindled the passion for renewable energy he first expressed as a high school science fair finalist.  That passion led to AES.  Today Jim enjoys meeting with clients and helping them determine the best approaches to achieving their solar energy or wind energy objectives.  When not meeting with clients, designing photovoltaic solar solutions or managing the back-office side of the business, Jim burns his “personal energy” competing in Taekwondo, scuba diving, skiing, reading, and playing piano.  Jim and his wife Michele have two grown children and live in Littleton Colorado.