The FENG Indianapolis, IN Chapter

Next Meeting


07/27/2017 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


12000 Exit Five Parkway
Fishers IN 46037-7940


Topic: Job Market Update

Speakers: Brian Geddes, Partner, Vaco Indianapolis, LLC and Michael Smith, Director, Vaco Financial

Because we won’t have food service at this location, OfficeWorks has graciously offered to order pizza and provide refreshments. To make sure we have enough food but not too much, either:

1. Register on the website:
a. Members: this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.  
b. Guests:

2. Reply that you will be attending to:

We will have a donation jar at the meeting please help us make this work by contributing.

- 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm: General Networking
- 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm: Welcome and Introductions
- 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm: Our Program
- 8:15 pm: Adjournment

We keep hearing it is the first candidate market in over 10 years. Brian and Michael will give you their perspective from inside the market. What areas are hot and what areas are still moving slower. They can also give you some insights on salaries in this new market. As always, Brian and Michael will be happy to answer your questions.

Our Speakers:
Brian Geddes is a Partner with Vaco Indianapolis, LLC who spent the early years of his career working in public accounting and private equity. He focused on a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, education, and non-profit/governmental. Mr. Geddes has spent the last 14+ years in the recruiting/consulting industry working for a Fortune 500 firm and the last 5 years with Vaco.

Michael Smith is a Director with Vaco Financial where he networks with the top Finance and Accounting professionals and partner with the best clients in the Indiana region to mutually benefit both parties. Prior to joining VACO, Michael spent 12 years with Tyco Integrated Security where he held various financial leadership positions. Michael is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Please help us thank our chapter sponsors - VACO and OfficeWorks:

For a combined 50 years, we've done all the worrying for you. VACO Indianapolis has the experience, resources and connections to find even the most specialized talent. Our tenure in the market means we’re always in the loop - gauging the pulse of Indianapolis businesses, industries and trends. We live and breathe a partnership mentality and go the extra mile to add value in all that we do. We also partner with the community and are involved with the Financial Executives International (FEI), Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) and SEC Pros.

From a small office in the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, to the Capital Center, the canal and currently our Fishers facility, OfficeWorks has been a leader in delivering tailored solutions to business, government, learning, and healing environments for 32 years. From entrepreneurial startups to large corporations, the OfficeWorks team of 57 employees including 17 dedicated furniture installers, is here to help customers become more successful and help them create great places to work, learn, and heal.

Please note: This meeting is not open to the general public. Only current or potential FENG members with approximately 15 years of finance experience are invited to attend.


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About the Indianapolis, IN Chapter

When: The last Thursday of each month - except there will be no meeting in February, March or December.

- 6:00 - 6:45: General Networking
- 6:45 - 7:15: Welcome and Introductions
- 7:15 - 8:00: Our Program
- 8:15 : Adjournment

REGISTRATION NOT NECESSARY TO ATTEND but we would appreciate it if you would register.

Please note: This meeting is not open to the general public. Only current or potential FENG members with approximately 15 years of finance experience are invited to attend.

Chapter Leadership

Kim Davis
(765) 430-1977
David Phoebus
(317) 443-0359
David Phoebus is Manager of Talent Acquisition at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. David has a wealth of workforce planning, recruitment and onboarding experience across multiple industries. He’s previously served in strategic talent acquisition and development positions at global consulting firm RGP, national public accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, and most recently with the national search and staffing firm Vaco. Early in his career, David held finance and operational roles at several leading consumer products companies.

David speaks regularly on networking and career development and is the chairman of the Indianapolis chapter of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG). Raised in Northern Indiana, David now lives in Carmel with his wife and two sons. He has a BS in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is a CPA.

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For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
David Phoebus
(317) 443-0359