Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum Construction Software, announced the appointment of Brian Rice as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Rice replaces retiring CFO John Ulacia, who is retiring after 20 years of steering the company’s financial and operational growth.
Rice brings a proven track record in executive-level software and technology company management to Dexter + Chaney. Rice was previously the CFO/COO at LexBlog, a social media and content marketing firm focused on professional services companies. Prior to LexBlog, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at NetMotion Wireless, an enterprise software company, where he oversaw significant revenue growth as the company’s first CFO.
Rice began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young, working in both the Seattle and Paris offices. He graduated from the business school at the University of Wisconsin with a BBA Accounting degree.
“We’re pleased to be able add Brian to our management team. He has a strong financial and operational leadership background that will serve Dexter + Chaney well as the company continues its significant growth,” said Dexter + Chaney President Norbert Orth.
Rice said he sees a lot of opportunity for Dexter + Chaney in the years ahead and that the company has positioned itself well in the construction software marketplace through its ongoing commitment to embracing new technology and providing continual updates to Spectrum.
“This is a company that has all of the ingredients to continue to have success and grow on hand and I’m excited to get back into the enterprise software field,” Rice said. “I have some pretty big shoes to fill in succeeding John Ulacia, but I look forward to working with the excellent team in place at Dexter + Chaney and contributing to this company’s future growth.”
Rice added that he was particularly attracted to the company culture at Dexter + Chaney. “Caring about their customers and working directly with them on a daily basis is something that just comes natural here. It’s not just lip service. This is what makes good companies great and a big reason why Dexter + Chaney has grown like it has over the years,” Rice said.
Orth noted that Ulacia was critical to fostering that company culture over his 20 years with the company. “He was a true leader in a leading company and we’re sad to see him go. But after all of his hard work and dedication over the years, he has more than earned his happy retirement.”