The Financial Executives Networking Group
The Power of Networking. The Power of Friendships.

The FENG Dallas, TX Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

05/26/2015 – 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

Agenda:

Topic: A Discussion of the local job market over the next 6 months and general job search Q&A

Speakers: Bob Walker, MorganStanley Wealth Management; John Casey, John Casey & Associates; Cliff Edwards, President, Thomas, Edwards Group, Inc.

We will have three career experts discussing the DFW job market and what skills and industries are hot. They will also conduct an audience Q&A to discuss job related topics.

By attending this program you will learn more about the local job market and how to position yourself to get the most traction. You can also learn insights into how best to manage your job search.

Speaker's bios:

John Casey:
John uses his functional and industry experience coupled with his talent network to help companies find financial, operations and sales talent. His career focuses on servant leadership, which combines his ability in finance with a passion for selling and for helping others. John seeks to build new relationships with CFOs and CEOs needing help in finding talent.
John is the Founder and Managing Director of John Casey & Associates, a boutique talent firm providing general management, financial and human resources consulting and interim staffing services. His firm specializes in helping manufacturing, distribution, retail, professional services and energy companies.

Prior to working at Hudson in an executive search role, John held executive positions in several large companies including Pepsico, Brierly Partners and Doskocil. John was the Co-leader of Tatum's Dallas office and is the founder of CEO Netweavers, the largest CEO networking organization in the US. John has an undergrad degree from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard.

Bob Walker:
Bob is an Investment Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a Registered Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager assisting businesses and individual clients in developing and implementing workable strategies to help them reach their financial objectives.

He was named in Texas Monthly as among the top 7% of advisors in Texas, and in the top 3% in Dallas in 2010 and 2011 by Five Star Wealth Manager.

Bob began his career at Arthur Young, CPAs, and was an international banker for 15 years at a major money center bank in charge of Europe and the Middle East. He has been a CFO at several companies. As a former accountant and CFO, Bob’s distinctive qualifications and experience work to help improve his clients’ positions. He is a graduate of the Thunderbird Graduate School and Northern Arizona University. He holds a Masters Degree in International Management and Business Administration.

Cliff T. Edwards:
Cliff is the President and majority shareholder of Thomas, Edwards Group, a Dallas based executive search and staffing firm. Thomas, Edwards Group (TEG) specializes in the placement of accounting and financial professionals on an interim or direct hire basis. TEG has won "Best Places to Work" awards several times and is regularly included on the Dallas Business Journal's Book of Lists. The company has been in business for over 18 years.

Prior to starting Thomas, Edwards Group, Cliff held various roles in banking, accounting and management consulting. He was a Manager in Coopers & Lybrand's national banking and real estate consulting groups. Before that, he has been a commercial real estate lender at a regional savings bank, an accounting manager for a financial institution and a staff auditor in public accounting. He earned a BBA in Accounting at the University of Oklahoma. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Cliff passed the CPA exam in 1985 but is no longer licensed to practice.

Directions

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=4835+Lyndon+B+Johnson+Fwy&city=Dallas&state=TX&zipcode=75244&latitude=32.926569&longitude=-96.823458&geocode=ADDRESS&redirect=true

The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22D exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.


About the Dallas, TX Chapter

DFW Chapter of the FEI/FENG

Our group is unusual because we have combined the two separate groups, the FENG & the Dallas Chapter FEI Member Career Services Committee, into the DFW Chapter of the FEI/FENG to help any qualified senior financial executive that is looking for a job.

We currently have 2,418 FENG members as part of this group.

MEETINGS

We get together once a month. We occasionally have guest speakers. The bulk of the meetings are to network, meet new members, share leads and go over updates on leads. It is a no-pressure casual meeting where members can join in fellowship to discuss things.

The normal schedule for the monthly meetings of the DFW Chapter of the FEI/FENG is the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

Call Bob Walker, DFW Chapter Chair of the FEI/FENG, with any questions at 214-696-7044.

You are most welcome to attend.

There are many ways to benefit from the FEI/FENG and there are many ways to take part. As usual in life, the more you take part, the more you get out of it. What really makes the FEI/FENG flow is everyone's participation.

The purpose of our chapter meetings is to offer an invaluable opportunity for you to create a sharp focus of your background with the other members.

In order to further this goal, you are asked to do the following:

1. Bring a name badge to the meeting. Print your name badge in the largest type possible. To print a name tag: Log on to the website and go to the “Members Only” link. Then scroll down to “Member Downloads.” From there scroll to “Other Useful Documents.” Then scroll down to “FENG-Name Badge.”

2. Bring copies of your resume and business cards. I am always surprised and dismayed when new members come to our meetings without copies of their resume or a business card.

3. Polish your 90 second announcement. Ask a friend if it communicates who you are. Simple messages are best. Although most of us are more than willing to change industries, the reality is that jobs that fit are some how related to our industry background. Listen to other's presentations and see if you can help them with their search. Can you make an introduction for them? Can you give them a mailing list? Can you recommend or loan them a copy of a book?

Try to get to know one or two people at each meeting. This makes the process more personal, and there is simply no substitute for this kind of personal contact.

CHAPTER LIST & ROSTER

The Dallas Roster and the FENG List of Chapters can be found on the FENG website at www.theFENG.org. The user name and password are available in the nightly newsletter. It is in a Word document format and when opened is downloaded for your use. See the link in lower left hand corner of the home screen for entry into the document section.

See you at the next meeting !!!!

Chapter Leadership

Bob Walker
rbobwalker@gmail.com
(214) 696-7044
Co-Chair, Dallas Chapter of the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

Future Meetings

06/23/2015
06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bob Walker
rbobwalker@gmail.com
(214) 696-7044

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