Brian Rice

Brian Rice

VP OF strategic initiatives

As Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Standley Systems since 2016, Brian leads a team that incubates new initiatives and brings them to maturity. He and his team focus on improving client interpersonal interactions and increasing staff productivity. His goal is to implement best practices valued by both Standley team members and clients.

As a guideline for developing strategic goals and initiatives, Brian utilizes the change management methodology outlined in the book Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change (Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan and Switzler), as well as other leadership principles championed by authors Patrick Lencioni and Marcus Buckingham.

Born in Duncan, Oklahoma,  Brian moved with his family to Comanche, Duncan, Edmond, Norman and Rush Springs as he was growing up. He attended high school at Oklahoma School of Science and Math. He worked at Saxon Publishers while attending college and earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Following graduate school, he worked at Compassion International in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A very family-oriented husband and father, Brian enjoys gardening, board games, mountains, forests, beaches, national parks and Ultimate (the sport). He will proudly tell you it’s possible he holds the record for lifetime watermelon consumption!

A man of devout faith, Brian approaches life and work with a calm, steady hand and servant heart.