The FENG Kansas City, KS Chapter

Next Meeting


09/19/2017 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


700 W 47th Street, #1100
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 945-5500

(Please park in public areas, not in CBIZ building)


“LTV and CAC: The Six Most Important Letters for Growing Your Business”

Presented by Jeremy Smith Practice Leader Entrepreneurial Services of

What is customer lifetime value (LTV), how do you determine what yours is, and why is it critical to the success of your business? And what about customer acquisition cost (CAC)? What financial information do you need to calculate this all-important figure, and how does the interplay of LTV and CAC determine exactly how much you can afford to spend on the growth of your business.

Please join Jeremy Smith of MarksNelson for answers to these questions and more at the monthly


6:30 PM - Networking
7:00 PM - Announcements
7:15 PM - Presentation
8:30 PM - Adjourn

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- A Friend who might be interested in joining The FENG!

Dress: Business Casual


About the Kansas City, KS Chapter

The Kansas City chapter is growing and prospering. The 2017 year has been awesome! Don't miss out on the friendships and thoughtful dialog available to you as a member of this great organization.

Please note that we meet the third Tuesday of each month, with no meetings scheduled for July and December. We will alternate with Networking Meetings and Business Meetings. Business meetings include a speaker and group discussions on topics of interest to the group. Networking meetings are held in a relaxed setting and allow members a chance to get to know each other. Please check your schedule and RSVP for the meetings you can attend. Note that there are no registration fees for attending our meetings.

Take a minute to search the FENG Membership directory for the Kansas City Chapter. You will be impressed by the quality of our members. While there you are encouraged to reach out to a member with a background similar to yours. You could even plan to attend the next Chapter meeting.

Remember: This is the best time of year to network!

Chapter Leadership

Mark Blackton
(816) 668-8682
Mark Blackton is a finance expert with significant natural gas asset, commodities trading and project management expertise. His experience includes developing financial models to support the acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of tangible and intangible assets.

For the past three years Mark has traveled and been plying his craft internationally from the United Arab Emirates. During this time he has provided expert advice in the areas of asset development and asset valuation, these activities included drafting strategic business plans and developing financial models. He has also provided part time CFO services to start-up companies that serve the environmental clean-up industry.

Mark has recently returned to the Kansas City area, where he joined Molliter Advisory, LLC (“Molliter”) as Vice President. Molliter provides financial mergers and acquisition services to small businesses. Mark’s valuation and business management experience are well placed in this role. Mark enjoys providing high level financial advice to a business sector that has limited access to this level of expertise.
Gary Gates
(816) 536-7159
Mr. Gates is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for a privately held consumer products company. He is experienced in a broad range of accountabilities including strategic planning, treasury and cash management, risk management and P&L management.

He has served in all sizes of organizations ranging from start-ups and small business to mid-size companies to multi-billion dollar entities. His career has been heavily focused on food and consumer products with companies such as Oscar Mayer, General Foods, Kraft and American Italian Pasta.

Future Meetings

06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Sullivan's Steakhouse
4501 West 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Phone: (913) 345-0800

06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
700 W 47th Street, #1100
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 945-5500

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Mark Blackton
(816) 668-8682