The FENG Washington, DC Chapter

Next Meeting


06/22/2017 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Boardroom of Cherry Bekaert LLP
Conference Room, Suite 400
1934 Old Gallows Road, 4th Floor,
Vienna, VA, 22182


CPE credit is available for this meeting!

Our agenda is:
6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-6:40: Call to order, agenda review, announcements, and introduction of host, Rick Schneider, Tax Partner – Cherry Bekaert
6:40-7:30: Presentation - “What’s on the Horizon for Income Tax Reform?” Speaker Rick Schneider, Tax Partner - Cherry Bekaert
7:30-8:30: 90-second announcements, adjournment

Speaker's Bio
A Tax Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C. practice, Rick has more than 30 years of experience providing business, financial and tax advice to entrepreneurs and businesses in the real estate, construction, hospitality, private equity, technology and government contracting industries. A member of the Firm’s Real Estate & Construction industry group, Rick focuses his practice on tax planning for businesses and their owners; complex planning and structuring for mergers and acquisitions; REIT IPOs; real estate transaction planning; creative use of joint venture and partnership structuring to achieve tax favored outcomes and enhanced cash flows. He also has significant experience aiding troubled companies with loan work-outs and restructuring. Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Rick was a principal at a major regional accounting firm, and a tax partner at E&Y for over 20 years where he had extensive experience serving public and private middle market clients with multi-state, international and real estate financial and transactional taxation needs.

Speaker's Firm
Cherry Bekaert LLP is an innovative consulting and full service CPA firm that serves as a valued advisor and partner to our clients by providing guidance on key operational and financial matters that advance their business goals. Cherry Bekaert is a top 25 national firm with over 1,100 professionals serving in offices that extend from Maryland to Florida and globally through our international alliance relationships. We focus on serving middle market businesses and entrepreneurs within seven industries- financial services, manufacturing and industrial, government contractors, state and local governments, real estate and construction, technology and life sciences, and education and other not-for-profit institutions. 


I-495 Beltway to Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike/Rte. 7) towards
Tysons Corner. Make left at first light into Fairfax Square, opposite the
entrance to the Tysons Corner Mall, after merging onto Rte. 7 West. Turn immediately
left onto service road in front of Fairfax Square buildings and proceed to last turn before gas station.
Make right at this turn and enter parking garage at last entrance on right at end of road. Meeting is
on 4th floor of building across from parking garage.

About the Washington, DC Chapter

The Washington DC Metro Chapter consists of 1,560 members who are senior financial executives in industry, public sector, professional services and non-profit orgnaizations. Meetings are held approximately once per month and are attended by 25-30 members and guests.

Guests are welcome to attend if invited by an existing member. Potential guests who are senior financial executives may contact one of the Chairpersons for information about attending an upcoming meeting.

Remember, "networking" works in both directions. You must be in the game to benefit.

Chapter Leadership

Art Del Buono
(202) 326-3464
Art currently serves as Senior Advisor – Financial Analysis in the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission, supporting the various missions of the agency, especially the merger approval process. He has worked on such high-profile mergers as Proctor & Gamble/Gillette, Federated/May, Nestle’s/Dreyer’s, Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer, and Whole Foods/Wild Oats. His pre-government career included eight years with General Electric in various financial roles, regional controller for a printing company, and CFO of a distribution firm. Art received his MBA in finance and accounting from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and completed the Financial Management Program at General Electric.
Ranjit Gupte
(703) 869-6057
Ranjit has worked in senior executive positions such as CFO, Controller, Head of Manufacturing and Chief of American Operations. He has worked internationally in India, Singapore and Malaysia. He is a licensed CPA with an MBA in Business Strategy from University of Pittsburgh, PA. Industry experience includes air conditioning, audio recording, machine tools, chemicals, crane manufacturing, refrigeration, electronic communication equipment and government contracting. He has headed international business development effort for the $20 Billion TATA Group from India in New York City.
Wade Tetsuka
(703) 717-3339
Wade is President of U.S. Transactions Corp., an organization which is focused on building and maintaining an exclusive network of CEOs and CFOs in government contracting. Wade has an extensive background in financial services including commercial card payment processing using Level-3 data. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. As a CPA, he worked for 10-years at Ernst & Young (San Francisco) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Stuttgart, Germany). Later he entered the medical device industry and served in the capacity of President/General Manager for mid-sized, fast growth companies.
Wade is a member of Vistage, a national CEO membership organization, a founding member of the Coudoun County CEO Cabinet, Board of Trustees of the Loudoun Education Foundation.