James Ruzicka joined SimonCRE as a Chief Financial Officer in 2020 with an extensive financial background in commercial development, residential construction, along with banking and title company experience. He has worked for some of the largest builders in the country. Jim has participated on real estate acquisition teams acquiring properties totaling over half a billion dollars in Arizona, California, Washington and Mexico.
Prior to joining SimonCRE, Jim has served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Director of Finance for public and private organizations ranging in size from start-up to over $10 billion in annual sales. He has worked for D.R. Horton, Shea Homes, Taylor Morrison, and Meritage Homes in the past. Some of Jim’s past responsibilities included managing all aspects of the accounting and finance department. This included banking and investor relations.
Jim was born and raised in Oregon. He attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, where he graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, with a minor in Computer Science. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Arizona.