The FENG Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

Next Meeting


09/27/2017 – 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)


One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380


Topic: Gaining Control/Losing Control: IT Trends and the CFO

Speaker: Casey Hall, Chief Information Officer, Aventine Hill

CPE Credit: 1 Free Credit

- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Information Technology has enabled companies to achieve global scale and process efficiencies while enhancing basic operational and financial control. The latest trends in cloud, internet of things, Big Data, block chain, algorithms, machine learning and others offer even greater potential efficiencies but introduce entirely new risks to companies. This discussion will share highlights of what new technology is becoming available and how CFOs will be faced with thinking differently about processes, financial information, and risks.

Casey Hall’s bio:
Casey Hall has 25+ years’ experience in business and IT leadership roles in industries ranging from manufacturing to financial services. He is currently a CIO at Aventine Hill Partners providing CIO advisory services to client CEOs, COOs, and CFOs across diverse industries. Casey has driven large scale business process improvements, global & local scale system implementations, merger/acquisition IT integration, and divestiture transition. He has assessed and provided IT strategy and ERP roadmaps for companies ranging in size from $50 million to $1 billion in revenue.


About the Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

The Woodlands chapter covers The Woodlands and surrounding areas north of Houston.

We hold monthly business morning meetings (except November and December) and occasional evening social meetings.

1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Woodlands subchapter meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in November and December).

Time: 7:15 am-9:00 am

One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

2. SOCIAL MEETINGS: June, September and December

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Local Pour
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Leadership team:
Co-chair - Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson, (832-742-2400 -
Co-chair - Jim Anderson, B2BCFO (954-661-5709 -
VP Membership - Robert Cossick, PSC Industrial,
VP Membership - Bartho Van Otterdyk, Conversio Health,

Chapter Leadership

Jim Anderson
(954) 661-5709
Bryan Valencia
(281) 755-1714
Bryan has over 27 years of professional experience and serves as the Tax Partner-in-Charge at Calvetti Ferguson. He provides a comprehensive array of tax planning and consulting services to both public and private companies, including specialized support in the areas of research and development (R&D) tax credits and incentives, Section 199 domestic production activities deductions (DPAD), and accounting for income taxes under ASC 740 / FAS 109 and uncertain tax positions (UTPs) / FIN 48. He assists clients with proactive tax planning and is recognized for his expertise in the area of R&D tax credits.

Bryan has developed a focus in the manufacturing and distribution, energy, information and technology, and other industries. He has significant experience assisting clients with Internal Revenue Service and other tax authority examinations, appeals and other controversy matters. His professional experience also includes international and federal tax planning and compliance when he previously worked for a large publicly-traded corporation.
Robert Cossick
(832) 331-1250
Andrew Jowett
(281) 546-5994
Chapter Administrator and co-chair of the main Houston chapter.

I am the Controller of Greene's Energy Group, a PE-backed oilfield services company. I am a UK chartered accountant (PwC), having held various CFO/Corporate Controller roles in manufacturing/oilfield services companies. I specialize in process improvements.
Bartho van Otterdyk
(281) 222-1538
Bartho van Otterdyk is an accomplished Finance and Accounting leader with extensive multi-industry and international experience. His industry experience includes Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Mining, Correctional Management; Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Professional Services. Bartho's global experience includes financial management of operations in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Future Meetings

07:15 AM to 09:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Local Pour
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77380

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bryan Valencia
(281) 755-1714