Local U.S. Chapters

The Financial Executives Networking Group has Chapter Chairs located in 80 major cities across the continental United States, 11 International Chapters, and 40 Special Interest Groups. Please feel free to contact someone in your geographic area. You only need one sponsor, so here is an easy way to find one.s

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Albuquerque, NM
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Atlanta, GA
Sheryl Cassity, Co-Chair

Sheryl Cassity is a internal audit leader possessing over twenty years of experience working with Fortune 100 companies like UPS, Coca-Cola and GE. She has a strong controllership background with extensive tactical and managerial experience in all aspects of finance, accounting, internal audit and system implementation. Currently, Sheryl is Global Senior Operations Controller for GE–Power, a $27B division of GE. Formerly held positions in GE-Power Services, Director of Business Services with Grant Thornton and Internal Controls Director at Swett and Crawford. Additionally, Sheryl was co-founder and CEO of Audigence, an investigative and forensics accounting firm designing efficient and effective control environments to minimize financial and compliance risks. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Professional certifications include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Management Accountant. Sheryl lives in Roswell, GA with her husband, Greg and has three wonderful children.

 (770) 365-9000
John Noyd, Co-Chair

John Noyd is a senior financial executive possessing thirty years of multi-industrial experience working with Fortune 500 companies like Emerson Electric, Parker Hannifin and UNISYS. With significant process improvement training (Six Sigma, Lean/Kaizen, etc.), he has a strong controllership background with extensive tactical and managerial experience in all aspects of finance and accounting. John is currently the CFO of National Bus Sales and Leasing, Inc., one of the nation’s largest bus dealers with multiple offices and sales throughout the United States. He earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Penn State University. Professional certifications include Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager and Six Sigma Green Belt.

 (678) 361-2285
Sean O'Shea, Co-Chair

Sean O’Shea is an experienced financial executive and active CPA. Sean has managed financial operations, transactions, planning, and reporting with a focus in the technology arena. He works in rapidly changing private, public, and private equity organizations improving processes, developing systems and analysis, and evaluating and integrating acquisitions. With over 20 years of experience in software, hardware, and professional services in both enterprise solution and SaaS environments, Sean is comfortable analyzing and strategizing with both debits & credits and 1’s & 0’s. He is adept at helping high-growth companies and rapidly changing organizations develop and improve their reporting, analysis, forecasting, and strategic planning by improving and leveraging the finance team, refining processes, and the pragmatic use of technology. Mr. O’Shea has a BBA from the Emory University Goizueta Business School and is an active CPA and CGMA. When he is not managing complex financial and intellectual property matters, Sean is an active leader in two non-profit organizations supporting education and experience in blacksmithing and STEM learning.

 (678) 612-1719
Jeff Spencer, Co-Chair  (404) 474-3245
Mike Stolorena, Co-Chair  (404) 915-2109
Paul Thomas, Co-Chair  (770) 413-3983
Austin, TX
Mark Ferguson, Co-Chair  (512) 671-8467
Rusty Hale, Co-Chair  (512) 435-1626
Mark Wadsley, Co-Chair  (512) 614-4883
Baltimore, MD
Lee Klebe, Chair  (410) 812-6594
Bergen County, NJ
Marty Latman, Chair

Marty is the Chief Financial Officer at Lansco Colors. He has been successful in improving organizations profitability through implementation of new procedures and information technology. He has a background in finance, operations and information technologies. His background is in 15 different industries ranging from consumer products manufacturing and distribution, software development, oil refining and exploration to not-for-profit. He is a CPA and CISA.

 (201) 919-2607
Birmingham, AL
Mike Morgus, Chair  (205) 541-4875
Boston, MA
Marc Cote, Co-Chair

Marc Cote is certified FocalPoint business coach and area representative. As a business coach, he leverages the FocalPoint business principles, tools and his 30 years of leadership, operations and finance experience to help business owners and leaders realize their goals and exceed their expectations. As an area representative, he looks for those caring and experienced business professionals that could be great FocalPoint Business Coaches. He is the son of a second-generation business owner with a deep-seated passion for business and helping others succeed. He was also a co-founder of Accellient Partners LLC, a drug development consulting and biotech start up firm, Synchroneuron Inc., a venture-backed biotech and Ternus Pharma, Inc., a start-up pharma company. Marc was previously the COO of Aptuit Consulting’s global biotech practice where he was responsible for managing all operating, financial & business development activities. Prior to Aptuit, Marc was with Dunkin’ Brands and had vice president roles where he was alternately responsible for Accounting, Tax, Finance and Shared Service operations. Marc started his career in the Entrepreneurial Services Group at EY, he received a BS in Accountancy from Bentley College and earned his CPA certificate in MA where he was a licensed CPA for 17 years. Marc is a member of Boston Harbor Angels and Sky Ventures where he is an active investor. In addition, he is a Co-Chair of Mass Bio's Entrepreneur University. Marc splits his time between Duxbury, MA and Naples, FL.

 (617) 538-5688
Will Oliver, Co-Chair  (781) 424-0179
Charleston, SC
Jim Doucher, Chair

James is a Green Card-carrying Canadian. He is a CPA, CMA who moved to Dallas TX in August 2011 and subsequently to Charleston SC in August 2016. James has just launched his own consulting practice (James Doucher Consulting – www.jdoucher.com) offering Outsourced CFO Services. James Doucher Consulting exists to solve the critical issues facing your organization. Providing a broad range of services and solutions to help facilitate change, achieve your vision and optimize performance and productivity. Looking for a Trusted Advisor with International Finance & Operations experience from a diverse range of industries – from entertainment to construction to manufacturing to consumer goods? Let James help with Strategy, IT Systems, Reporting, Budgeting, Costing, and fast-approaching changes to the Revenue Recognition guidelines. James enjoys spending his free time with his wife (Sue) and two daughters (Ella, 12 and Maya, 10).

 (972) 922-1478
Charlotte, NC
Tom Maupin, Chair

Tom is currently a Partner of VACO Charlotte, LLC., a finance, accounting and technology consulting/talent acquisition company. Tom started his career in banking in Dallas, Texas followed by a 10-year career in International Banking as manager of offices in Tokyo and Singapore. Tom is a seasoned financial executive with expertise in business development and relationship and profit center management, who has been able to successfully transition from international and corporate banking to corporate and personal trust senior management positions with Chase, First Union and First Charter Bank prior to recently changing careers to executive recruiting for finance & accounting projects. Tom has been married to his wife Judy since 1970. They have three sons, Michael, Brian and Jay. When Tom is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, he enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening, travel, and staying active. Tom was born in California, but grew up in Texas, and graduated from Rice University with a business degree in Commerce. After beginning his career in Texas with a major Dallas-based bank, he later was assigned to Tokyo, Singapore, back to Dallas, went to New York with Chemical Bank's Global Corporate Trust Group and came to Charlotte with First Union in 1999. Tom was a Vice President and Director of the Securities Transfer Association in New York for 6 years. He has been a member of The Corporate Transfer Association, The American Society of Corporate Secretaries and the National Investor Relations Institute. Since 1999, Tom has been the Chairman of the local chapter of The Financial Executive Networking Group, a 45,000 + national member networking organization and is a founder and member of the Davidson United Methodist Church Network Group, a non-denominational job search networking group.

 (704) 756-6609
John Brader, Co-Chair  (704) 957-1256
Ken Carlson, Co-Chair  (704) 655-0352
Phil Geissinger, Co-Chair  (603) 781-5936
Chicago – Downtown, IL
Steve Eschbach, Co-Chair

Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, is the Principal & Founding Member of his independent consulting company, Eschbach & Associates, LLC. This Illinois-based firm is a continuation of the Connecticut-based firm he established in 2006, where he advised clients on various investor relations programs and appeared as a financial expert witness in utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut. Most recently, Steve was the Vice President - Investor Relations for Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), a $5.5 billion market cap holding company of five Midwestern utilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota, from 2007 to 2015. Integrys was acquired by Wisconsin Energy Corporation, and he departed the company upon the close of the merger transaction in June 2015. Steve has held the lead investor relations role for several technology and energy companies such as FuelCell Energy, Inc., RMI.NET, Inc., Kinder Morgan, Inc., and Yankee Energy System, Inc. Prior to his investor relations roles at these companies, he was an expert financial witness in public utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut where he prepared and defended testimony in over a dozen proceedings on financial issues such as rate of return on rate base, return on equity, capital structure and other accounting topics. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut (1980), and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Hartford (1985). He attained his CFA Charter designation in 1989 and is an active member of a number of advisory committees of the CFA Chicago Society. Steve has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 1997 and is a past President of its Rocky Mountain (2001) and Connecticut/Westchester (2005-2007) chapters, and a former board member of the NIRI-Chicago chapter (2008-2013). He currently is a member of the NIRI-Senior Roundtable since 2013. Steve is the Co-Chair of The Financial Executives Networking Group’s Downtown Chicago Chapter. He is also a co-leader of the Career Transition Ministry of St. Raphael’s Parish and a current board member of the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association, both in Naperville, IL. Steve also was a strategic advisor to the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council in Southbury, Connecticut, and a voting board member of the Town of Southbury Pension and Investment Advisory Committee.

 (312) 550-9965
Matt Oey, Co-Chair

Senior finance executive with prior experience as CFO for InterDelta Corporation and PRT Bentoel, consumer product manufacturing companies in South East Asia. Currently a consultant specializing in process flow, risk analysis, business strategy, including Asia Pacific business development, and operations optimization. Target small medium enterprises (SME's) having an international focus. Mr. Oey a CPA in Illinois, has a BS Engineering with a concentration in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.

 (312) 255-1887
Chicago – Suburban, IL
Barry Ehlers, Chair

Barry is the "Tax Guy" - He is known for solving tax problems. Barry is actively involved in the Chicago business community, an avid networker and always willing to meet for coffee and help. Most importantly, Barry is the Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the FENG. Barry’s background includes working in public accounting and tax for more than 35 years in the Chicago area and across the country. Barry estimates that he (and teams he has worked with) has helped save taxpayers over $1 Billion in taxes. Barry is an active member of the Chicago Tax Club and a member of its Board of Directors as well as certain committees for the organization. He is a frequent speaker on a range of topics that affect companies and how they do business. Barry is licensed to practice law in Illinois and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

 (312) 209-6000
Steve Blondell, Co-Chair  (847) 651-3560
Cincinnati, OH
John Speridakos, Chair  (513) 791-0563
Cleveland, OH
Lamar Ratcliffe, Chair  (216) 752-7137
Columbus, OH
Rob Mockard, Chair  (312) 493-9328
Stefan Walliser, Co-Chair  (614) 296-8039
Dallas, TX
Bob Walker, Chair

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 for the past six consecutive years 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.

 (972) 980-8626
Denver, CO
George Thomas, Chair  (303) 887-3348
Jaime Velasco, Co-Chair  (720) 308-5060
Detroit, MI
Bob Carr, Co-Chair

Bob Carr is an Active Member, seeking opportunities to improve profitability and reduce costs. Most recently, he has performed general leadership roles in entrepreneurial startups. He was previously Manager of Business Operations, Cost Reduction & Program Management for Ford’s Electrical, Electronic Systems Engineering division, where he was responsible for all non-technical functions of the organization, from finance to program management to engineering process development. His deep experience is in profit improvement/cost reduction, innovation and "herding cats" and "juggling sharp objects." Previous Ford product development experience includes product-line turnaround, portfolio restructuring, and top-line growth/business development. Bob is a pro bono consultant to entrepreneurs at TechTown and through the Great Lakes Entrepreneurs' Quest and secretary to the board of the outstanding non-profit Appropriate Technology Collaborative of Ann Arbor. He earned his MSIA with Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now Tepper School). His BA in financial administration is from Michigan State University. Continuing technical education includes extensive coursework in mechanical engineering at University of Detroit-Mercy and graduate physics at Wayne State University. Bob has college teaching experience as adjunct faculty for accounting, economics and business ethics at Carnegie Mellon and Detroit College of Business. His LinkedIn profile -- http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertscarr.

 (313) 550-3971
Bill Roney, Co-Chair  (248) 459-9215
Fort Worth, TX
Connie McCarty, Chair

Connie McCarty, CPA, is a principal with Rainwater Business Advisors LLC. She has over 20+ years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions. She is a CPA and has a BBA in Accounting, BBA in Finance and a Masters in Taxation.

 (817) 946-9538
Bob Walker, Co-Chair

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 for the past six consecutive years 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.

 (972) 980-8626
Greensboro – Piedmont Triad, NC
Brad Earle, Chair  (336) 510-4776
David Stokes, Co-Chair  (336) 292-1271
Hartford, CT
Tom Carlson, Chair  (203) 885-8865
Houston, TX
Andrew Jowett, Chair

I am the CFO for a private-equity backed manufacturer of plastic injection molded products. I am a UK chartered accountant (PwC), having held various CFO/Corporate Controller roles in manufacturing/oilfield services companies. I specialize in process improvements.

 (281) 546-5994
Houston – Katy/Sugar Land, TX
Steve Elliott, Chair

Steve serves as the Tax Technical Director at Middleton Raines + Zapata in Houston, TX. Steve has over 30 years of diversified public accounting experience advising high net worth individuals, closely held and family businesses as well as trusts, estates, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit entities. In addition, Steve has extensive experience acting as a client advocate in regards to tax notices, audits and protests, including payment plans, and offers in compromise. Steve received his masters in taxation from Bentley University and did his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University both in Boston. He also holds Certificates in Advanced Taxation Issues and Personal Financial Planning from Bentley. Steve holds CPA licenses in the states of Texas, New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Networking Group. Steve is married and lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife and three daughters. He is active in church groups and is a strong advocate of cancer cure causes, serving on the Board of Directors for Linked with Liam an IRS non-profit foundation in Houston, TX. Steve is also very excited to serve on the Board of Directors/Accounting & Tax advisor for the non-profit organization S.T.A.N.O. Inc. as he proudly supports all branches of our U.S. military and is looking forward to lending help and support where and when he can.

 (832) 710-4770
Dave Sheehan, Co-Chair

I have a broad based financial operations experience in aerospace manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and automotive aftermarket distribution. My experience includes senior leadership positions for small to large businesses in public, private, and government contract entities. My background also includes significant success with productivity and turnaround (change) management requirements. Specific skill sets include business modeling, strategic market based pricing, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, six sigma and lean sigma. Varied responsibilities have included financial leadership for a large chemical manufacturing company (> 50 locations), global aerospace manufacturing, creation and leadership of a global shared services organization, a $1 billion recapitalization to launch new products for growth, and senior financial leader for an SAP global platform implementation (order to cash). Moved to Houston 2 years ago and joined B2B CFO as a partner. Graduated from Arizona State University with a Degree in Accounting Vietnam Era veteran serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. Married with one son (an Aggie).

 (210) 701-2909
Houston – The Woodlands, TX
Jim Anderson, Chair  (954) 661-5709
Bryan Valencia, Chair

Bryan has over 30 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. 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.

 (281) 755-1714
Robert Cossick, Administrator  (832) 331-1250
Andrew Jowett, Administrator

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.

 (281) 546-5994
Bartho van Otterdyk, Administrator

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.

 (281) 222-1538
Indianapolis, IN
Kim Davis, Co-Chair  (765) 430-1977
David Phoebus, Co-Chair

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.

 (317) 443-0359
Jacksonville, FL
Matt Laffey, Chair

Principal Matt has over 20 years of senior management experience that spans secured lending, investment banking, and operating CFO and CEO roles. He began his career in commercial banking and asset-based lending, and left to become CFO of a bank client, a troubled $150mm food processor. After engineering a successful turnaround and sale of the business to a $6 billion global food processor, Matt was hired by Cybus Capital Markets, an investment bank. There, he did merger and acquisition, and corporate restructuring work for middle market companies in manufacturing, distribution, and financial service businesses nationwide, often in troubled situations. During his tenure, Matt successfully raised over $500 mm in debt and equity capital for privately-held, middle market businesses across a range of industries. He moved from the capital markets back into a variety of operating roles: turning around a medical equipment manufacturer; integrating the purchase of a California high-tech cardiac catheter manufacturing acquisition for its Dutch parent; recapitalizing a consortium of secured lenders out of one of the largest food processors in the Southeast; and turning around and recapitalizing a food processor owned by a private equity group. Matt served as interim CFO for a custom manufacturing operation, guiding the business through a turnaround, an ERP systems implementation, and preparation for sale to a strategic buyer. He has guided firms through the complexity of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, and has been recognized by the federal bankruptcy court as a qualified Financial Advisor and Chief Restructuring Officer. He has provided expert witness testimony in state court cases involving economic loss. Matt has performed capital raising or operational turnaround work across a range of industries including food processing, crop insurance, import-export brokers, plastics manufacturing, biotechnology research, medical device manufacturing, textile processing, durable goods manufacturing, building products, construction equipment, and ethanol. He serves as president of the North Florida Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and has served on the board of the Florida Turnaround Management Association. Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.

 (904) 277-8023
Steve Schoenly, Co-Chair

Steve Schoenly is the Senior Vice President of Compliance for Healogics, Inc. Healogics is the nation’s leading wound care management company, providing high-quality wound care and consulting services to nearly 800 hospitals across the United States. Member hospitals have access to advanced healing technologies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) management. Healogics hospital network partners include many well-regarded academic medical centers and hospital systems. Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi, and began his career with Deloitte & Touche in Memphis, Tennessee. After transferring to the Moscow, Russia office of Deloitte he also worked for Price Waterhouse in Moscow before returning to work in New York for the Thomson Corporation and later Coty, Inc. as a senior manager in internal audit. Before relocating to Jacksonville to work for Lender Processing Services in 2009, he worked on Wall Street as an audit, finance and Sarbanes-Oxley consultant for some of the largest financial services firms in the world including Morgan Stanley, MetLife, and AIG. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), has a Lean Six Sigma certification, and is actively involved in professional organizations such as ISACA, AHIA, the HCCA and the IIA. He can be contacted via email at steve.schoenly@gmail.com and welcomes connections via LinkedIn and his website: steveschoenly.com.

 (904) 657-0417
Kansas City, KS
Mark Blackton, Chair

Mark serves as Vice President of Molliter Advisory, LLC (“Molliter”). 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. 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.

 (816) 668-8682
Gary Gates, Co-Chair

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.

 (816) 536-7159
Tony Kelley, Co-Chair

Tony Kelley has extensive experience as a start-up/turnaround manager, with a proven track record of delivering tangible results. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for a distributor of food service equipment. Senior executives have recruited him into major firms like AT&T and Western Union. He has led major reengineering and start-up initiatives. At AT&T, he created the operations portion of the consumer products division from scratch to a $500 million division. While at Western Union, he fixed a multi-million dollar issue by implementing changes in three critical areas; policies and procedures, appropriate human resources and implementing new financial systems. He has management experience in four functional areas, Finance/Accounting, Information Technology, Operations, and Supply Chain Management. His experience includes businesses in the computer, financial services, consumer products, telecommunications, premium incentive, food service, health care, and pharmaceutical industries. He received his MBA in Finance/accounting, MA and BA from the University of Missouri-St Louis and a Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation from the National Association of Credit Management. He has taught classes at the college level and has written articles published in professional journals. (Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3187617) He has led several cross-functional project teams that have selected, installed, and modified ERP/WMS packages. He has re-engineered the business processes as well as create specifications for system changes and implementations.

 (816) 213-5731
Knoxville, TN
Stephen Arnold, Chair

I call Knoxville my hometown, but have spent about half my life outside of the area. I'm currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of Arkis Biosciences and also running a consulting practice. From an industry perspective, I've focused on medical technology, software, and capital equipment manufacturing. I formerly served as CFO of Sensus Healthcare (NASDAQ: SRTS), a medical device company focused on radiation therapy systems for the treatment of skin cancer. I've also served as CFO of Inspired Technologies in Pittsburgh, PA, and Vice President, Finance and IT of Advanced Measurement Technology, a division of Fortune 400 company AMETEK (NYSE:AME). On the education side, I hold a BA degree in Business Administration from Furman University, an MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management, and am a CPA registered in the state of Tennessee.

 (724) 309-9294
Las Vegas, NV
Carlos Fabbri, Chair  (702) 240-7408
Libby Lamm, Administrator
Lehigh Valley, PA
John Dunbar, Chair

John is an operations oriented financial executive with demonstrated progressive responsibilities for corporations ranging in size up to $500 million, including international experience. Industry experience includes manufacturing, consulting, chemicals and service.

 (610) 737-9618
Jim Lynch, Chair  (610) 633-0868
Long Island, NY
Rich Schwamb, Chair

Richard Schwamb is a Retirement plan specialist servicing 100+ Companies in the Tri-State area. Richard has been named for 4 years in a row as one of the Industries top 100 plan sponsors by Plan Sponsor magazine. He is a Title Certified 401(k) Professional and Co-Chairman of Long Island's Financial Executives Networking Group. Richard has held positions as Treasurer, Controller, and General Manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

 (516) 254-9184
Ed Johnston, Co-Chair

Ed Johnston, CPA is a vice president within Skanska USA, based in Queens, NY. Formerly CFO of its Civil Northeast operating unit, he is currently managing part of a national ERP conversion / business transformation program. Ed also manages the US engagement of Skanska’s international Corporate Community Investment initiative, a component of its larger sustainability agenda. Ed has written about “Accounting for Sustainability” for CFMA’s Building Profits and is a past president of CFMA’s Long Island chapter. He has earned an MA and MBA, as well as CFE and CM&AA certifications.

 (516) 993-9360
Los Angeles – South Bay, CA
Mike Welch, Chair

Mike is a CFO with experience in large and small, public and private, and manufacturing and service companies. He also has an exceptional record in Corporate M&A, having headed Corporate Development at Mattel for many years. Mike founded the South Bay Chapter in 2003 to provide a networking forum for FENG members in the LA basin.

 (310) 540-4732
Los Angeles – Hollywood/Santa Monica, CA
Nastaran Motiei, Chair  (310) 904-4692
Los Angeles – Orange County, CA
Dave Quimby, Chair  (949) 231-7649
Bill Abbott, Co-Chair  (949) 231-2580
Don Nesbit, Co-Chair  (949) 933-9293
Louisville, KY
Bill Ferko, Chair

Bill Ferko, CPA, is a board member for Sypris Solutions (NASDAQ: SYPR) where he serves on the Nominating and Governance and Compensation Committees. Mr. Ferko is the Chairman for Dismas Charities. Mr. Ferko also serves as the Interim CFO for CRS Reprocessing and as a consultant for private equity firms. Mr. Ferko was appointed in May 2016 by the Governor of Kentucky to serve as a commissioner for the Kentucky Horse Park. Previously as a senior vice president at Republic Bank he led mergers and acquisitions and risk management activities from 2009 until 2014. Mr. Ferko was vice president and chief financial officer of Genlyte Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLYT) from 1998 until 2008. Genlyte was the largest North American manufacturer dedicated to lighting fixtures and controls for residential, commercial, and industrial markets. He oversaw the sale of Genlyte to a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. for $2.8 billion and continued as CFO and led the integration process until January 2009. Genlyte was designated by Forbes Magazine five times as one of America's “400 Best Big Companies.” Genlyte was recognized by Business Week Magazine in 2002 as one of the Best 100 Hot Growth Companies. Genlyte’s sales were approximately $1.8 billion. The company had 6,500 employees located in North America, Europe, and Asia. As chief financial officer, Ferko helped direct Genlyte’s acquisitions of Thomas Lighting, Ledalite, Chloride Systems, Translite Sonoma, Shakespeare Composite Structures, JJI Lighting Group, USI Manufacturing, Vari-Lite, Strand, Carsonite, and Hanover Lantern – companies whose products filled various niches in the company’s markets. Prior to Genlyte, Mr. Ferko served in finance executive positions for Tenneco Inc. and its divisions including Tenneco Automotive, Tenneco Packaging (now PCA and Pactiv), and Case IH (now CNH). Mr. Ferko served as the CFO for Monroe Auto Equipment Co., and as the group controller for Tenneco Packaging’s primary mills, timberlands, and molded fibre divisions. Mr. Ferko also served as CFO and led the transition of a Goss Graphic Systems from being a Rockwell division to a stand alone LBO public debt company. Mr. Ferko is president of Financial Executives International Louisville FEI chapter. Mr. Ferko has served as member of the Sypris Solutions (NASDAQ:SYPR) board of directors since 2005. Sypris develops and produces encryption systems for defense agencies and manufactures truck components and high pressure enclosures. He is also chairman of the board for the Dismas Charities which operates 34 state and federal residential re-entry centers and support offices in 14 states serving as the primary re-entry point for nearly 7,000 offenders returning to society from state and federal prisons each year. A Wisconsin native, Mr. Ferko earned his MBA and BS in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and he received his CPA certificate from Illinois.

 (502) 645-3414
Rick Mills, Administrator  (570) 850-3865
Madison/Milwaukee, WI
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Memphis, TN
Bob Wallace, Chair

Bob is the CFO for the Plough Foundation, a $100 million private foundation that promotes philanthropy throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Previously he worked as a corporate controller, treasurer and senior level financial executive for corporations with up to $1 billion in revenue. He holds CPA and CGMA designations and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoys assisting other accounting professionals in career development and job transitions.

 (901) 210-6962
Miami – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Samach, Chair  (954) 214-1618
Miami, FL
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Miami – Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, FL
John Hunt, Chair  (561) 236-8313
Raoul Quijada, Chair  (954) 255-7233
Mid-Hudson, NY
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Minneapolis, MN
Theresa Quinn-Accurso, Chair  (847) 814-4009
Monmouth/Ocean, NJ
Marty Mussman, Chair  (732) 422-4942
Jim Hockenberry, Co-Chair  (609) 683-0382
Don Sondak, Co-Chair  (732) 539-8592
Montgomery/Bucks County, PA
Ed Borkowski, Chair

Ed is a C level executive and/or consultant with a diverse client base in the Philadelphia PA area. Manufacturing in the Bio-Tech, Pharmaceuticals, Med-Device or Automation Industries.

 (215) 298-0715
Nashville, TN
Mark Myers, Chair

As a Certified Career Management Coach, my passion is connecting others to achieve their goals and helping in their career transition and networking pursuits. Seasoned finance and accounting professional with 11 years in public accounting and 15 years in private industry, followed by 3 years in a business development role for a global professional services firm. After a time of building my coach practice, I returned to the accounting field, serving as CFO for a regional engineering firm for 17 months while the firm was going through an acquisition. Recently, returned to public accounting serving small businesses and non-profits. Clients during career included an array of businesses from small closely-held businesses to Fortune 500 firms. Adjunct faculty responsibilities at two local universities include business and accounting topics in an Engineering Management Masters' Degree program, and Career Success topics in a 'degree-completion' program. Other volunteer activities include Financial Executives International, TN Society of CPAs, AICPA, IMA, International Coaches Federation, and Tennessee Coaches Alliance.

 (615) 260-0782
New Orleans, LA
Bob Levine, Chair

Chief Financial Officer Successful in creating profits, shareholder value and wealth. Leadership roles in private and public companies including manufacturing, distribution, oilfield services, plastics, professional services, mining, domestic and international. Strong strategic planning skills. Successful in challenging high growth,crisis-management, start-up and turn-around environments. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Consistent, solution-focused and profit-driven leader with the business acumen, vision and experience to move beyond the numbers and formulate cost effective strategies to maximize profits, shareholder value and wealth. Hands on experience in management, financial admin-istration, banking relationships, human resources, information technology, insurance, and public relations. Accomplishments in organizational restructuring, strategic planning and op-erational improvements through a team approach.

 (504) 934-4919
Barry Tassin, Chair

About B2B CFO®: For over 25 years, B2B CFO® has been helping companies by providing CFO services. We have over 200 partners around the country. Each B2B CFO® partner works with multiple companies so having a highly skilled financial executive on your team is now affordable. About Barry Tassin: Barry is a Partner with B2B CFO®. He has served in the positions of CFO, Vice President of Finance & Accounting, and Controller for public and private companies including New York Stock Exchange companies, a Fortune 250 company, ENR Top 25 companies, construction firms, real estate developers, and companies operating internationally. He also has experience in commercial banking and in the petroleum services industry.

 (504) 982-9557
New York, NY
Tim Glackin, Chair  (908) 531-0685
Tom Hall, Chair

TOM HALL (COO ... CFO WITHOUT BORDERS) is a business, finance, accounting, treasury, internal audit and financial reporting executive. He serves as a consultant and certified instructor in IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) serving large and medium size Financial Services Entities in New York since 2004.. He is a Board Director and Partner for "IRON CREST PARTNERS LLC" in New York City (with offices in London , Cincinnati and Charleston also); which is a Consortium of Subject Matter Experts in Risk Management, Cyber Security and Modernization consulting. Tom is the CFO for PEPPER LLC, a CLOUD based technology for Alternative Asset Management. He serves as the COO for "The Daily Shot BRIEF; a daily e-newsletter on Global Macro Events that has 30 thousand subscribers in 90 countries. Over 25 years industry experience as a finance executive working with companies including World Gold Council, American Stock Transfer & Trust LLC, Marathon Petroleum Company, Marathon Oil Company, AIG, Atlantic Savings Bank, GSO Capital Partners (Member of The Blackstone Group), U.S. Steel Corporation and American Lawyer Media, Inc.; and seven years in public accounting, including KPMG. Positions held include COO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, Treasurer and Chief Audit Executive. He is a Former Adjunct Assistant Professor at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) specializing in IFRS and financial statement analysis instruction. Current Chair of the FENG's New York Metropolitan Chapter and Co-Chair of Risk Management SIG. Tom is a CGMA, CPA and MBA; and an alumnus of the University of Illinois, University of Toledo and Columbia University. Tom Hall – CPA, CGMA, MBA, IFRS TomHall@IronCrestPartners.com www.IronCrestPartners.com p. 212.933.4944

 (212) 933-4944
Dennis McIntosh, Chair

Dennis is a highly accomplished CFO with a broad spectrum of experience. He consistently delivers in fast paced environments. After working for Price Waterhouse Coopers, he spent 14 years leading internal audit functions for international manufacturing, publishing, technology, and insurance companies. While working with Ernst & Young as a Senior Consulting Manager, Dennis was hired away by one of his clients, a start-up life insurance company, as its CFO. After seven years, Dennis led the merger of the company, which was generating over $200M in annual revenue with assets of $1.7B. Subsequently, Dennis, led two start-up companies (digital media and energy – B2B & B2C companies) through successful sales of the companies. In the not-for-profit world, Dennis accomplished the turnaround of a struggling school management company realizing positive cash-flow and supporting 40% growth. Dennis has strong leadership and mentoring skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. From his insurance expertise, Dennis is familiar with implementing risk management strategies to protect investments. From his start-up technology experiences, he understands what is required to move a business from an idea into reality and keep cash flowing. He knows how to identify and implement KPI dashboards as well as redesign both products and processes for improved ROI. Dennis is known as a clear goal setter, who gets the immediate and long-term objectives done. His goal is to assist business owners and executive management effectively, while building respectful trusting relationships with all key stakeholders. He possesses strong fin/tech core competencies honed by his multiple industry experiences: Industry Experience - Technology Services - Energy - Digital Media - Manufacturing - Telecommunications - Publishing / Advertising - Health / Life Insurance - Not For Profit - Audit / Consulting (PWC & EY) Through these areas of expertise and industry experience, Dennis has led the due diligence on 18 acquisitions representing $1.3B in investor funds and became proficient out of necessity in forecasting $200M+ companywide multi-national cash flows. He gained an astute understanding of both technology and organizational change management from successfully implementing several finance systems, needed for the start-ups and high growth companies’ growth including Sage, Microsoft’s AX & NAV Dynamics, NetSuite, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, and SunGard’s EAS.  Dennis has a broad range of investor and board leadership experiences including Audit Committee Chairman, Intelligroup Inc. a publicly traded technology services company; Ex-Finance Officio Member, SBLI USA Insurance, a mutual $1.7B life insurance company; Board Member, Bayan Capital, a small business investment group; Board Member at both Altruik Inc. and US Energy Group as well as Ex- Officio roles for the Finance Committees for Orbis International and Success CS Inc. Lastly, Dennis is a CPA, holds a B.A. degree with honors from Andrews University, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is currently co-chair for the New York Chapter of The Financial Executives Network Group. He is certified in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Not for Profit Accounting (NFP), and is also certified by the Global Chartered Management Accountants organization (which focuses on manufacturing & cost accounting). He is a past president of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Boston), a current active member in the UCONN alumni association, and serves as a mentor for Columbia University masters students.

 (617) 312-7278
Aldo Rabih, Chair

A US CPA and Canadian CPA with expertise in financial services, tax and regulatory reporting. Financial and Accounting Leader with experience on Risk and compliance oversight for financial services and many other organizations. Capable to lead teams and mentor small business within growth stage to expand to profitability.

 (917) 520-3386
Norfolk, VA
Al Noll, Co-Chair  (252) 715-5814
Oklahoma City, OK
Ben Goff, Co-Chair

Ben Goff provides management and financial consulting across several industries including Automotive, Automotive Lending, Oil & Gas, Legal, and Financial Services. Focusing on the financial and analytical functions within a company, Ben is able to help companies understand the dynamics of their organization that impact profitability. He not only has the ability to identify the problems within an organization but solve the problems through turnarounds, process efficiencies, reorganization, raising capital, acquisition or divestiture. Many times Ben has been brought in to consult and has been named CEO/CRO to clean up and sell the company.

 (615) 661-6576
Omaha, NE
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Orlando, FL
Mark Brice, Chair

Mark R. Brice has over thirty years of accounting, internal audit and management experience. Currently, Mr. Brice is the Director, Internal Audit & Chief Compliance Officer for FARO Technologies, Inc. in Lake Mary, Florida where he oversees the internal audit and compliance functions for FARO, the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. Mr. Brice’s career includes previous Chief Audit Executive (CAE) roles with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Teleflex Inc. and Cookson Electronics, and he also spent 13 years with GTE Corporation after starting his career in the Chicago office of Ernst & Young. Mr. Brice’s specialties include financial and internal controls, manufacturing operations, international business, financial reporting and analysis, and anti-corruption laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Brice earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was an Evans Scholar at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and he has been a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) for more than twenty years. He is the current Treasurer and a past President of the Central Florida (Orlando) Chapter of The IIA, and has also earned three other certifications: CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management).

 (484) 602-4814
Philadelphia – Suburban, PA
Tom Pilko, Co-Chair

Tom is a Corporate Financial Professional with Officer and Board level management experience. He has leadership roles with privately funded emerging growth companies, as well as multi-billion public companies. He has served organizations by providing business process and innovative financial strategies that achieved profitable results contributing to the financial strength and shareholder value of companies. He also serves as Committee Chairman and Director of professional organizations. Tom currently serves as Division Board Member and Director for a unit of Signal Holdings, a service organization to the telecommunications industry. Tom led the financial team as CFO and Corporate Controller implementing ERP systems through six years of growth from one operating entity with revenue of $40 million to a nation-wide operation of 12 entities with revenue of $400 million. Previously, he served as Consultant to the CEO for the merger integration of three multi-billion units purchased by a one of the largest global financial services organizations. Tom led a transitional team evaluating each company’s core competencies, products and distribution channels, while consolidating and streamlining operations. His career includes serving as Vice President and Director for a special purpose investment subsidiary of Pennsylvania Manufacture’s Capital Corp., a publicly traded provider of financial services. He was responsible for identifying corporate goals, achieving financial results and coordinating board actions. This was in addition to his role as a financial executive for PMC, managing investment policy and strategy for the $2.5 billion investment portfolio, along with a broad range of financial functions, including the startup of products managing captive insurance programs for clients. Tom was able to achieve a five-year track record exceeding investment performance benchmarks by between 5% and 8% annually contributing over $220 million in earnings that increased the financial strength of the companies. Tom has also served as a financial officer with Reliance Companies that managed financial services, annuities and risk management services for clients. He was the financial leader for the Merger and Acquisition executive team acquiring controlling interest in NYSE companies that increased return on investment by several hundred million. To provide growth capital for a firm that had maxed its debt covenants, Tom created a $160 million Eurodollar asset-backed financing facility that was a prototype for other firms and became a $2.5 trillion industry. Throughout his career, Tom was selected for assignments requiring his expertise with highly sophisticated financial products, analytical problem solving skills, leadership and communication abilities. Tom is known for his people skills and ability to use his financial knowledge to create new and innovative programs that add to the profitability and shareholder value of companies. Tom earned his M.B.A. majoring in Finance from Drexel University and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pace University, NY. Tom also leads Professional organizations as a Director of the Financial Executive International, Philadelphia Chapter, is a former President of Philadelphia Treasurers Club as well as the Institute of Management Accounting. His non-profit Board leadership includes Boy Scouts of America and Kiwanis International.

 (610) 719-1508
Philadelphia – Downtown, PA
Kevin Murphy, Chair  (267) 256-2672
Phoenix, AZ
Mark Johnson, Chair

Mark R. Johnson, MBA, brings more than 34 years of diverse financial and operational experiences from closely held small and medium size entities to large public companies serving as a CFO, CPA, and a Project Consultant. His background includes Senior Manager with a Big 4 public accounting firm, senior management positions with several Fortune 500 retailers, as the chief financial officer for a family owned $250 million retailer and two startup ventures here in Arizona as the chief accounting officer. Recently he served as the Project Lead Consultant on Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls documentation and testing for several casinos in Las Vegas and a $2 billion equipment leasing company in Scottsdale. He has also instructed accounting and auditing courses for post graduate students at schools such as Arizona State University and Western International University locally. As a partner with B2B CFO® for the past five years he has served small family owned business owners in diverse industries including, construction, healthcare, education, hospitality, variable print media, food manufacturing and auto glass repair with bank financing, budgeting strategic planning, due diligence and IT software integration. Mark is a Certified Business Transition Expert™ working with business owners that need assistance and a plan to exit from their business now or in the future.

 (602) 882-3086
Pittsburgh, PA
Mike Wittkopp, Chair

Mike has long enjoyed global economic news, investments analysis, and most aspects of corporate finance. His progressive career includes 26 years of working in the defense and space market at Unisys and then The Boeing Company starting as a G/L accountant. He is currently the COO / CFO of a small but talented IT services company in Monroeville PA. Mike continues to dedicate time to the development of Non-Profit organizations, stemming from supporting United Way allocation committees, and the Boeing Employee Community fund. Mike and his family established To Play Too, a Pennsylvania based charity working to provide opportunities for children of all abilities to play together at special needs adapted facilities. Mike also helped establish Believe N Ride, a startup Non-Profit to enable a farm’s resources to provide horseback riding for children attending a nearby special needs school. Mike holds a BS in Finance as well as a Masters of Management from The Pennsylvania State University. During 2015, Mike gained both FINRA series 7 & 63 certifications, allowing him to provide financial services to individuals, and this year completed the ITIL Foundations Certification.

 (215) 450-7064
Portland, OR
Rich Dreasher, Chair  (503) 260-9892
Portsmouth, NH
Ralph Hunter, Co-Chair

With 30 years of overall experience, Ralph is an insightful business leader who has served in executive-level finance and sales operations roles for the past 15 years. Considered a true "partner" and "business advisor", Ralph combines strong financial acumen with a deep understanding of the operational cadence of a business. As a change-agent, Ralph has guided organizations through acquisitions, mergers, integrations, restructurings, divestments and an IPO in London, during times of substantial growth and expansion as well as during severe economic headwinds. With an international background comprised of working in six countries and speaking four languages, he is comfortable guiding multi-cultural teams and initiatives. Ralph's industry experience extends to pharmaceutical, medical device, internet, B2B and B2C technology and HR services. He has a foundation in public accounting having worked for Coopers and Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the UK and the US, obtaining his Chartered Accountant qualification while in the UK. Ralph is currently a partner with B2B CFO®, the largest CFO and Exit Transition Services company in the nation, with more than 225 partners in 46 states.

 (978) 621-2648
Michael Potorti, Co-Chair

Michael is currently the Director of Internal Audit at Sprague Energy, one of the largest independent wholesale distributors of refined products in the Northeast US. He is also the founder and Managing Director at MP Audit and has been hired by Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies across the manufacturing, service, banking and insurance industries, and their subsidiaries worldwide, to assess, develop, and implement the internal controls that reflect industry best practices. He specializes in Internal Audit, SOX, Internal Control Optimization, Risk Management, Data Mining, FCPA and the UK Bribery Act. Prior to MP Audit, he was an Audit Manager at Deloitte. Due to his international experience, he has conducted training seminars, wrote self-study materials, produced audio programs and published numerous articles on SOX compliance and audit standards.

 (347) 578-0585
Princeton, NJ
Jim Hockenberry, Chair

Jim Hockenberry has been a member of FENG since 1997. He graduated with a BA from Lafayette College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. A CPA, he started his career with Ernst & Young, and moved to W.R. Grace where he held a number of financial positions including 16 years in its Lausanne, Switzerland European HQ. His last position was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Grace Europe’s $900 million Specialty Chemical operations. He led a multi-functional team to reengineer Grace Europe’s financial operations, and the team was nominated for the Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Returning to the United States, he worked as the Division Controller of Ivex Corporation’s Packaging Division. Working through Resources Global Management, he was the Director of Finance for PSE&G’s Energy Technologies deregulated division, and Elizabethtown Water’s Director of Revenue. He left Resources to become the Director of Finance for Mistras Holdings, a privately held high-tech company, and later the Director of Finance for Integra LifeSciences, a medical device company in the Princeton area. He is now an independent consultant and Financial Executive, committed to improving a company’s execution and financial performance through of range of financial, operational and analytical processes. Having left corporate America, he has headed in new directions and has started to write fiction. His first book, "Over Here", a fictionalized account of German sabotage in America during World War One, should be available in the Fall 2014. He is working on a sequel, "So Beware" centering on the Paris Peace conference of 1919 and the German revolution at the same time.

 (609) 683-0382
Raleigh, NC
Ted Bachman, Chair

A combat veteran who works diligently to provide valuable professional services in all aspects of C-suite needs for small to mid-sized businesses through Bachman & Associates. Turning Challenges into Success

 (919) 606-3477
Jack Finley, Co-Chair  (919) 832-5130
Reno, NV
Scott Berry, Chair  (775) 720-8415
Richmond, VA
Mike Drew, Chair

Michael Drew is an experienced financial services executive with a diverse background in banking and lending. He specializes in developing and implementing strategic financing solutions as part of a holistic wealth management process for businesses and high net worth individuals. Over the past 20 years, Michael has held leadership positions including Director of Project Management at Treliant Risk Advisors and Capital One's Commercial Bank, Executive Director and Senior Product Manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's Banking and Lending business, and Director of Operations & Reengineering within Citi's Consumer Lending Group. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and later joined Ernst & Young's Management Consulting practice. Michael holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a BA from Fordham University. He earned a Professional Master of Banking certification from Louisiana State University and the Virginia Bankers Association.

 (917) 697-1467
Jonathan Tunner, Co-Chair

Jonathan has over eighteen years of broad business and investment experience, including living abroad while working in the international coal industry, venture capital and private equity analyst & deal maker, CFO of an ultra high net worth private investment company, and Founder of Constellation Partners. Jonathan started his career in 1995 in the international coal industry working for the retired CEO and Chairman of Massey Energy, Morgan Massey. While working side by side with Morgan, Jonathan spent over four years immersed in the US, Latin American and European steel, industrial and thermal markets. Jonathan held diverse roles covering business development, contract management, multi-modal logistics, technical sales, and mine capital expenditures. His experience includes in-depth business development and contract negotiations ranging from large US and European customers such as Swedish Steel, New England Power Co. (National Grid), Southern Companies, to industrial and environmentally sensitive customers such as Elkem and Sprague Energy. Starting in 1998, Jonathan began to transition his career to venture capital and private equity, leading to a significant role with an ultra high net worth family investment office. As CFO of a $200 million private investment company, the bulk of his work related to sourcing, funding, overseeing and selling privately held businesses across a spectrum of sizes and industries including direct investing in US oil & gas and offshore energy. His duties included extensive financial modeling covering investment and sensitivity analysis, re-forecasting of company financials, distressed / re-structuring models, and both debt and equity capital raising for portfolio and prospective portfolio companies. Jonathan held extensive operational duties within the family office and portfolio companies, including CEO, CFO and COO, while also serving on numerous boards. In 2009, Jonathan started Constellation Partners; a boutique firm providing strategic, leadership and finance related consulting services to lower middle market businesses. Constellation primarily focuses on companies with high growth or distressed situations - such as acquisition integration, strategic planning and implementation, management of distressed operational and financial situations, and high growth initiatives. Jonathan has been on-site with a client, one of the largest truck tire dealers in the United States, for the past three years. His role has been overseeing post-acquisition integration, financial and operational restructuring, key account leadership and daily oversight of all staff and operations. He and his wife and daughter live in Richmond, Virginia and enjoy traveling, cooking, sailing, skiing, horses, and a variety of other outdoor pursuits. BA Hampden-Sydney College 1995 & MBA University of Richmond 2000.

 (804) 986-0674
Rochester, NY
John Peters, Chair  (585) 624-5564
Dennis Szywala, Co-Chair  (716) 812-8911
Sacramento, CA
Edward Burnham, Chair  (832) 444-5886
Bob Nale, Chair  (916) 939-7299
Salt Lake City, UT
This leadership position is available, contact for more information.
San Antonio, TX
Tom Loftus, Chair

Mr. Loftus is an independent consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the transportation and logistics industries. His primary focuses are financial planning and budgeting, financial accounting, investment analysis, company valuations, corporate finance, and acquisitions. Since 2009 Mr. Loftus has worked as an independent consultant. His services have included advising clients on submitting applications for federal loans and grants, transportation master planning, evaluating large freight and transportation investment projects and logistics and operations studies. Mr. Loftus has completed consulting projects in the United States, Azerbaijan, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, Philippines and Uganda and worked with the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Loftus was Chief Financial Officer of Vectora Transportation a third-party logistics company serving the wind energy industry, CFO of Central Illinois Railroad Holdings, Senior Vice President Finance & Treasurer with Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Manager Acquisitions with RailTex, Inc. Mr. Loftus has an MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia.

 (210) 437-3117
San Diego, CA
Dan Ruchman, Chair

Dan Ruchman is a financial management consultant helping companies with a full range of financial and accounting-related issues, sometimes serving as interim or parttime CFO, always lighting their path to stronger short and longterm profitability. In his consulting practice of Ruchman & Associates, he serves as a trusted advisor to CEOs and CFOs, helping them develop their business plans, reorganize their finances and jump-start their businesses. He is passionate about helping companies plan their growth, model their business, control operations, analyze and solve problems and increase profitability. With 25+ years of financial management experience in both large and small companies, his background includes strategic and operational planning, financial reporting, venture and bank financing, financial analysis, investor relations, other areas. He was vice president finance and administration at Phyton Biotech, director of financial planning and analysis for Bausch & Lomb, group controller at Computer Consoles, and CFO at Inslaw, a software firm. He graduated from Princeton University, and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He resides in San Diego, is active in a number of professional organizations, and is on the liberal arts advisory board of the Rochester Institute of Technology. And when goaded, Dan can also play some mean blues and rock 'n' roll on the piano.

 (858) 784-0104
Orlando Kleen, Administrator  (858) 673-8829
Grant Miller, Administrator

High Technology communications, engineering, products and services executive CFO/COO. Extensive M&A transaction experience, International based Corporate Development leadership for Time Warner, CFO & COO for more than 8 start ups. Currently CFO/COO for Semiconductor chip design engineering company with 4yr ramp from $1.7M to $25M. Board Member and Audit Chair for public Biotech company.

 (619) 203-6569
San Francisco, CA
Mary Pinard Scipi, Chair  (510) 589-5754
Yuichi Iwata, Co-Chair  (858) 775-6346
Drew Wahl, Co-Chair  (415) 574-5291
Norbert Walz, Co-Chair  (925) 216-5409
San Jose/Silicon Valley, CA
Taj Gulamani, Co-Chair
Ron Koling, Co-Chair
David Paul, Co-Chair  (408) 398-3277
Drew Wahl, Co-Chair  (415) 574-5291
Seattle, WA
Abigail Quackenbush, Chair
Spokane, WA
Paul Malen, Chair

Paul Malen, CMA, CFM, has over 27 years of experience in providing financial, accounting, IT, risk management and HR leadership to rapidly growing companies. His industry experience is diverse covering aviation, mining, retail, and manufacturing. Paul has a strong track record of improving processes utilizing lean techniques, increasing profitability, and developing team members into effective, action-oriented leaders. He is currently Director of Operations for Global Metal Technologies.

 (509) 710-0135
Springfield, MA
Tom Carlson, Chair  (203) 885-8865
St. Louis, MO
Harold Jennings, Chair  (314) 498-9034
Tony Accurso, Administrator  (314) 872-1736
Dave French, Administrator  (314) 821-1512
Bob Goldsticker, Administrator  (314) 726-0005
Susquehanna Valley, PA
Gary Brown, Co-Chair

Gary Brown is a Senior Finance Professional with extensive experience working for organizations from small business through the Fortune 500 and across multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, defense contracting, apparel, telecommunications and insurance. He has a proven track record in rapid growth and distressed companies working through financial turnaround, restructuring, bankruptcy filing and financing. Specific expertise in: • Leadership and Team Building • Process Improvement Design and Implementation • Turnaround and Restructuring • Strategic and Financial Planning • Financial Management and Reporting • Financing and Bank Relationships • Cash Management and Forecasting • Systems Implementations and Enhancements

 (717) 471-8062
Tony DiGirolamo, Co-Chair

Tony DiGirolamo is a seasoned financial executive with 25 years experience in CFO and Controller’s roles. He is both a hands on contributor and a company leader contributing to management team success. Tony’s career is a track record of increasingly responsible positions with large and small companies both domestic and international including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Rockwell Corporation, Otis Elevator, A.B. Dick Company and Sweet Street Desserts, Inc. At the various companies, Tony’s experience included food, biotech, capital goods, automotive and consumer products industries as well as technical financial and project support functions. His varied business experience and financial expertise helps clients gain the ability to identify and solve business problems as well as to contribute to company strategy. Tony holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant. Tony has been a FENG member since 1999 and practices FENG networking as taught by Matt Bud.

 (610) 927-0667
Brian Fields, Administrator  (717) 728-3284
Tampa, FL
Rob Taylor, Chair

CFO Accuform Manufacturing

 (727) 286-1441
David Coons, Co-Chair

Controller, Rhein Medical

 (813) 789-0709
Vinnie Prigitano, Co-Chair  (813) 230-9612
Tucson, AZ
Myrna Newman, Chair

Myrna J. Newman After living in Glenview, Illinois for 36 years, we sold our home and most of our belongings in October, 2016 and have been travelling since then. Currently traveling between Ecuador, Tucson and any off the beaten path destination that is remotely reasonable, I continue to service two clients in the Chicago area. The first is a behavioral services not-for-profit for whom I produce monthly financial statements and special projects; the second is a small for-profit family owned corporation that makes crepes at local farmers markets, sourcing ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. In 2013 and early 2014, I consulted at Jewish Vocational Services to assist in preparation for the annual audit procedures. Myrna J. Newman was Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Professional Diversity Network (f/k/a iHispano.com) from February 2012 until July 2013. During that time I completed an IPO for the Company as well as establishment of GAAP accounting for the LLC and Corporation. Prior to joining PDN, I served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Jewish Vocational Services of Chicago from 2009 to 2010. From 2008 to 2009, I was Corporate Controller for Atlas Material Testing L.L.C., a manufacturer of weathering and material testing solutions. I served as Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer of Motient Corporation, a wireless data communications network from April 2003 until June 2007. Prior to that, Myrna J. Newman was Vice President of Finance at Heads and Threads International LLC, an importer and distributor of metal fasteners. Myrna J. Newman is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and her B.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University. MJ also served as Treasurer for The Optimist Club of Glenview for fifteen years and as Treasurer for Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook from 2007 until 2016.

 (847) 899-1871
Tulsa, OK
Scott MacDonald, Chair  (316) 209-7400
Stan White, Co-Chair  (918) 671-9538
Warren County, NJ
Greg Hampson, Chair

Greg Hampson is a senior level financial executive who helps organizations see beyond the numbers to maximize the value of their company dollars. He has extensive experience in steering companies through all business phases from startup through turnaround scenarios. Greg played an intricate role in positioning a start up company that grew revenues 207%, and he enhanced liquidity for a highly leveraged company by improving key working capital metrics. For a Fortune 100 company expanding product lines, he valued, negotiated, and integrated multiple acquisitions with revenues of $16M. Greg has held CFO, Vice President of Finance, Controller, and other senior level financial positions with numerous firms, including Fortune 500 companies TRW and IBM. His reputation is built upon his leadership in directing finance, accounting, human resources, legal and administrative functions at both the divisional and corporate levels for firms encompassing the public, private and non-profit sectors covering a broad spectrum of diverse industries, with both domestic and international scenarios. Greg has led acquisition/divestiture teams, product pricing initiatives, process re-engineering efforts and system installation projects. He has a passion for staff development as he recognizes the critical role employees play in delivering results. His expertise also includes financial operations, controllership, forecasting, financial modeling, treasury and cash management and strategic planning. He earned a B.S. degree from Morningside College in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Greg is Chapter chairperson for the Financial Executives Networking Group and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Contact Information 14 Sky View Drive Sparta, NJ 07871

 (973) 726-5096
Ray Miller, Chair

Ray is a Partner in B2B CFO, a national firm providing Chief Financial Officer services. Ray has over 25 years of financial and operational experience in a variety of industries. His industry experience includes consumer and industrial products, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, non-profits, and technology. Prior to joining B2B CFO, Ray has been consulting where he primarily assisted clients with M&A activities and other major investments. His clients have included Aventis, Colgate Palmolive and Schering Plough. Prior to consulting, he held a variety of positions with General Chemical, Akzo Nobel, and Unilever. Ray earned an MBA from the University of Chicago as well as a BA in accounting from Michigan State University. After graduate school, he completed executive education work at Duke University.

 (908) 684-5411
Washington, DC
Art Del Buono, Chair

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.

 (202) 326-3464
Ranjit Gupte, Chair

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.

 (703) 869-6057
Wade Tetsuka, Chair

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.

 (703) 717-3339
Westchester, NY
Ed Zebzda, Chair

Ed Zebzda co-founded the Westchester Chapter in June, 2001. He also co-founded and ran another support group, SSET - Support for Spouses during Employment Transition. Ed is a former Career Counsellor for Spherion.

 (914) 243-4566
Paul Larsen, Co-Chair  (914) 967-7908
Mark Lerner, Co-Chair  (914) 629-6280
Westport, CT
Matt Bud, Chair

In addition to being Chairman of The FENG, my other full time job is Managing Partner of The Financial Executives Consulting Group, LLC. The "all senior professionals, all the time" approach we use to solve client issues is unique. I primarily handle business development for the firm. Please visit our website at: www.TheFECG.com to learn more about what we do. Matt Bud Chairman 32 Gray's Farm Road Weston, CT 06883 MattBud@TheFECG.com (203) 227-8965 Office Phone (203) 820-4667 Cell (203) 227-8984 Fax

 (203) 227-8965
Bruce Lynn, Co-Chair

Bruce has acquired over 20 years of corporate and banking experience in all aspects of treasury and financial management by successfully tackling major assignments in such areas as treasury operations, cash management, working capital management, strategic planning, credit, systems enhancements as well assignments involving the planning and analysis of operating and capital budgets. In his current role as a Managing Partner for The Financial Executives Consulting Group and as a former VP, relationship manager at Bankers Trust and Director of Cash Management and Working Capital at Ogden Corporation he has advised many Fortune 500 companies on methods to enhance treasury performance. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business and is certified as a Corporate Treasury Professional (CTP) by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). Bruce has been a contributor to the AFP’s Exchange and has made numerous presentations to the AFP and its regional associations as well as presentations to other professional associations such as the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (NACT) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

 (203) 655-4806
Paul Stuhlman, Co-Chair  (203) 286-3939
Wichita, KS
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