Dennis began his business career at IBM after graduating from Boston College. During his five years at IBM, he received an MBA from Babson College. Dennis left IBM to become a principal in a facilities management company that ran the IT departments of several mid-size businesses. In 1979, he founded C/F Data Systems. C/F Data was engaged in general program development and consulting in its early years, at the same time that the company developed a software solution for the construction industry. Dennis has been involved in all functional areas of the company and continues to be a guiding force in helping to shape its direction.
Dennis participates in several community activities, including SHINE-Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Boston By Foot. He is an avid golfer and is on the Board of his Golf Club. Dennis and his wife Ann reside in Quincy, MA where they enjoy their water front living. They have two daughters and two grandsons.
Eric graduated from Bentley University in 1983 with a degree in Marketing Management. He began his sales career at ADP, where he was exposed to accounting system sales and a number of industries. In 1985, he joined the C/F Data System sales department and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Sales. In 2003, he left the company to pursue an opportunity to sell Timberline software with a local distributor. Eric was hailed as one of the top producers in the Timberline channel. In 2008, he joined Textura, another company with software products that complement the construction industry. After seeing how other companies operate and treat their customers, Eric realized what he had at C/F Data and returned as its President.
Eric is active in many trade associations including the Construction Financial Management Association and the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he is an avid cyclist and skier and plays on several softball teams. He also enjoys watching his three sons compete in athletic events, including his middle son, Andrew, who is a professional Ultimate player currently playing for the San Francisco Dogfish. Eric and his wife Amy reside in Needham, MA.
As the Vice President of Operations, Marilyn Kelland takes on many duties to ensure the company runs smoothly, whether it be customer support or anything else. Marilyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science from Bridgewater State College in 1987, and for the next several years she worked her way to become the Head of the Payables department of an Electrical Contractor using STRUCTURE. She started with C/F Data in November of 1994 with seven years of STRUCTURE experience already under her belt, and with this company she had the opportunity of being a NAWIC member and the Senior Support Representative.
As she has come to know the software inside and out, Marilyn still makes time for life outside of her work. She enjoys candlepin bowling and golfing, and she has even used her sewing skills to make cheerful pillowcases for children in hospitals battling cancer. Giving back to her community is important to Marilyn, and serving as a Representative Town Meeting member is just another way she does this.
John A. Rapaport, Esq. is the Chief Contracting Officer (CCO) and General Counsel (GC) for Component Assembly Systems, Inc./Component West, a national wall and ceiling specialty subcontractor with offices in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Maryland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. John graduated from the University of Michigan Honors Program with a B.A. in History in 1986. Thereafter, he received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1989. After practicing construction law, John joined Component in 1991, a firm founded by his father Lew in 1964 and where he remains the company’s Chairman and CEO. John spearheaded the company’s efforts to digitize and modernize its technology infrastructure. Through his vision, the company was able to develop its own award winning proprietary software known as CASim, now in its fourth version, which tracks and update progress on its projects using the latest technologies. John serves on the New York City Bar Association's Construction Law Committee and The University of Michigan's Honors Alumni Council, among many groups. He is a Member of the Bars of Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C..