Rick is a business professional with over 35 years of experience
helping organizations, including start-up, not-for-profit, and turnaround
situations, succeed. After a 13-year career of providing audit and consulting
services to clients at Price Waterhouse, Rick became the founding CFO of
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. Universal Stainless was formed
in August 1994 to purchase an idled specialty steel facility in Bridgeville,
Pennsylvania, and successfully completed an IPO in December 1994 (Nasdaq: USAP). Rick
accepted the challenge of creating accounting and manufacturing systems from “a
blank sheet of paper.” During Rick’s 16-year tenure, USAP acquired two
additional facilities and grew annual revenues to more than $200 million.
In May 2010, Rick formed Ubinger CFO Services, LLC to provide predetermined
CFO services to small businesses. To date, Rick has worked with more than 40
companies involved in the manufacturing, distribution, software development,
transportation, and professional service industries. The primary role of Rick’s
services is designed to help business owners improve their cash flow
performance through the identification and monitoring of key performance
In June 2012, Rick also became co-owner and chief financial officer of
Acuity Finishing (formerly Plastikoil of Pennsylvania), a full-service bindery
and print finisher located near Pittsburgh.
Rick is a 1981 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a
member of the AICPA and PICPA. He also serves on the board of directors of
the Foundation for IUP and is a past board member of Wesley Family Services.
A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Rick and his wife, Lori, have been
married 36 years and have four children and two grandchildren.