SMPS Houston Professional Development Webinar | Finance 101

August 26, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Do you want to expand your knowledge of A/E/C finance? Comprehend basic contract language? Help your firm be profitable?

Understanding basic financial principles is essential for current and aspiring A/E/C leaders. It’s a critical part of doing business, especially when it comes to analyzing and improving your firm’s bottom line. A firm grasp on these concepts and how they relate will help you communicate effectively with other leaders—and climb the success ladder.

Fortunately, the finance side of our industry doesn’t have to be a dry and complicated mystery. Packed with valuable information and case study examples, this workshop will equip you with the tools to help make smarter marketing and business development decisions, impact your firm’s profitability, and take your seat at the leadership table.


Chris D. Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM 
Owner & CEO (chief elevation officer)
Apex Business Strategies

Chris has a passion for helping A/E/C firms reach peak potential. After working for a structural engineering firm for more than 25 years, that passion led him to launch Apex in 2019.

He started in the A/E/C industry as a junior CAD technician and worked his way up into the role of executive vice president and chief operations officer.

His business acumen comes from his many firm operational roles including marketing and business development, financial oversight, business operations, and overseeing IT needs.

Chris became a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2013. He has served many leadership roles in the Society locally, regionally, and nationally, including president of SMPS Oklahoma in 2006–2007 and president of the Society’s board of directors in 2018-2019.

He enjoys spending time outdoors and watching Oklahoma Sooner sports.

Please RSVP by 8/25 at noon. Once your registrtaion is complete, you will receive a Zoom Link along with your confirmation. No fault cancellation 48 hours in advance in writing to [email protected]


$15.00 SMPS Houston Member

$15.00 Group of THREE or More or Member of another SMPS Chapter

$30.00 Not a member of SMPS