John Chaney, Co-Founder
John Chaney, CPA/MBA, co-founded Dexter + Chaney with Mark Dexter in 1981 after working together at the Seattle office of Arthur Andersen & Co. They decided to form their own company after determining there was a market need for construction management software for construction companies with $1 million or more in annual sales.
John is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association's Puget Sound chapter and is a former member of the chapter's board of directors and a former chairman of its Academic Scholarship Committee. John is an industry leader in the design of construction management software and is a frequent contributor to major industry magazines. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from University of Washington and his Bachelor of Science from University of the Pacific.
Mark Dexter, Co-Founder
Mark Dexter, CPA/MBA, founded Dexter + Chaney with John Chaney in 1981 after working together at the Seattle office of Arthur Andersen & Co. They decided to form their own company after determining there was a market need for construction management software for construction companies with $1 million or more in annual sales.
Mark has 20 years of experience in the technical side of software development. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors and a regular contributor to construction periodicals. His areas of expertise include computer programming, fourth-generation languages, database applications, and operating systems. Mark earned his Masters of Business Administration from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.
Norbert Orth, President
Norbert Orth, Dexter + Chaney’s President, joined the team in 2011 and provides the strategic guidance and leadership that keeps Dexter + Chaney at the head of the pack when it comes to client satisfaction and technology innovation. Norbert brings more than 25 years experience from executive leadership roles ranging from large multinational firms to technology start-ups. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of strategic planning and operational execution for Dexter + Chaney products and services. Norbert holds a degree in business from the University of Washington.
John Ulacia, Vice President of Operations
John Ulacia, Dexter + Chaney’s Vice President of Operations, manages the company’s support, training and custom programming activities. As Secretary and Treasurer of Dexter + Chaney, he also is in charge of the company’s financial management. John joined Dexter + Chaney in 1995 as director of operations. He was promoted to his current position in August 1999 when he assumed partial ownership of the company. John holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Economics and an MBA, all from the University of Washington.
Curt Westberg, Vice President of Heavy/Highway Sales
Curt Westberg, Dexter + Chaney's Vice President of Heavy/Highway Sales, joined the team in August of 1994 as Regional Account Manager. He assumed the National Sales Manager position in June, 2003, after successfully selling Spectrum Construction Suite for nine years. He was named Vice President in January of 2008. Curt is responsible for growing and managing all facets of the sales effort at Dexter + Chaney. A true Cougar, Curt holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington State University, and a Master of Arts in Literature, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Bill Neel, Vice President of Development
Bill Neel, Dexter + Chaney's Vice President of Development, heads the enhancement, maintenance, installation, documentation, and quality assurance efforts for Spectrum Construction Suite. He works with a staff of more than 20 talented individuals. "Our goal is to solve our customer's problems, and make them more efficient in running their business," said Bill. "We are always seeking to improve in all areas to meet that goal." Bill became Development Manager in 2005 and was named to his current position in January 2008. Bill joined Dexter + Chaney in July 1992 as a programmer. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The University of Washington.
DJ Juntunen, Director of Accounting
Debbie (DJ) Juntunen joined Dexter + Chaney in September 2008 as the Director of Accounting and is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial management, strategic planning, budget and human resources processes.
DJ brings with her a strong background in the financial sector and is an innovative person with a proven ability to analyze operations, as well as introduce strategic and tactical solutions. Prior to joining Dexter + Chaney, DJ was the Director of Finance and Technology at Seattle Jobs Initiative, where she performed strategic planning and development of business strategies to maximize the best possible outcomes for the organization’s not-for-profit client base.
DJ is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director
Wayne Newitts joined Dexter + Chaney in April of 2010 as the Director of Marketing. He has more than 15 years of marketing experience in the software industry and years of experience as a design engineer. Wayne has a Bachelor’s of Science in engineering from Texas A&M University and also pursued a Master’s of Science in engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Joel Tanner, Support Manager
Joel Tanner, Dexter + Chaney’s Support Manager, heads the company’s software and systems support. Joel joined the company in April of 2011 as a support staffer. Joel supervises a team of 22 customer support professionals, some of whom are CPAs or MCSE's. He is a CPA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Alabama.
Danielle Tyler, Professional Services Manager
Danielle Tyler, Professional Services Manager, leads Dexter + Chaney’s implementation consulting, project management, and training groups. Working for an electrical contractor led Danielle into the construction software industry where she acquired eighteen years of experience in customer support, consulting, and professional services management roles before joining Dexter + Chaney. Danielle manages a team of over 20 professionals, many of whom are CPAs. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Accounting and Business Administration from Warner Pacific College.
Maura Alford, Special Projects Manager
Maura Alford, Special Projects Manager for Dexter + Chaney, leads a team that provides development of tailored programming solutions, data conversion assistance, third party vendor interfaces, and advanced training and consulting services for clients. Before joining Dexter + Chaney in September 2004, she held various roles in Data Management and Software Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Central Connecticut State University.
Geoffrey Falk, Product Manager, Spectrum Construction Software
Geoffrey Falk is the Product Manager for Spectrum Construction Software. He joined Dexter + Chaney in 1996 as a trainer and support staff member and was promoted to the role of Training and Implementation Manager in 2003. In 2006, he became the Manager of Dexter + Chaney’s E-learning and Employee Development. In 2010, Geoff became the Product Manager responsible for the product lifecycle–from strategic planning to the successful release–of Spectrum Construction Software. He is the subject matter expect on all things Spectrum. He works closely with clients and other industry leaders to keep abreast of new issues and trends in the construction industry.
Geoff is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from The University of Puget Sound.