Special Interest Groups
The Financial Executives Networking Group has Chapter Chairs located in 79 major cities across the continental United States, 11 International Chapters, and 39 Special Interest Groups.
Although most of our members are CFO's, or Controllers, many members are in special areas where the membership count is much lower. To facilitate any special networking opportunities I want to make you aware of the following special interest chairmen. Please feel free to contact someone in your specific area of expertise. You only need one sponsor, so here is an easy way to find one. Also, please take a look at our U.S. Chapters and our International Chapters.
To join one or more of these special interest groups:
• Navigate to the SIG's homepage page in the member section and click on the "Subscribe" link.
• Send the chair of that group an email, or call the phone number listed.
• You may want to email your résumé so we can better assist you.
We are open to establishing other special interest groups. If you have any suggestions please let us know.
Click a chapter title below for more information and meeting times.
|Aerospace & Defense Companies|
|Paul Cienki, Chair||(862) 812-6940|
|Tom McFarland, Co-Chair||(914) 576-8258|
|Tom Wolfe, Chair||(248) 703-5444|
|Ed Hayes, Co-Chair
Ed Hayes is an experienced Compliance Program Director and MBA who works across silos to deliver global reporting solutions to mitigate regulatory risk. He has delivered over 500 SEC filings related to US equities and derivative concentration. Recent Dodd-Frank experience includes a Title Vll Swaps Reform Project and HFT Trade Surveillance review for manipulative trading activity. Worked at major financial institutions including UBS, Instinet,LLC, Bank of New York Mellon and Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc.. As Co Chair in the NY Banking SIG,, Ed presents annual Dodd-Frank updates outlining the impacts and opportunities in the banking industry.
|Steve Picarillo, Co-Chair||(914) 771-5447|
|Loretta Stack, Co-Chair||(914) 202-8799|
|Tom Wilson, Co-Chair||(914) 589-9616|
|Casey Roach, Chair||(212) 455-8721|
|Alan Roth, Chair
Managing Director Previous Positions: Overall, 20 years of Wall Street Experience, last fifteen years in Investment Banking (1989-present). Other Investment Banking Positions have included: Prudential Securities: Director, Investment Banking Division, Business Services Group Lehman Brothers: Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Consumer Group Dean Witter Reynolds: Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Consumer Group My education includes the following: B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boston College; and MBA from Harvard Business School h: 203-254-3350
|Ed Johnston, Chair
Ed Johnston is CFO of Skanska USA Civil NE, Inc. He is a CPA with an MA and MBA, and has spent over 15 years in the construction field after having begun his career at Arthur Andersen. His experience ranges from Controller/CFO roles for mid-sized specialty trade contractors with work concentrated in New York, to serving as Treasurer for the Americas of a multi-national conglomerate. Ed is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA). He is past President of the Long Island chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA.
|Credit / Working Capital Management|
|Bob Shultz, Chair
During his corporate career Robert Shultz had a successful 30-year track record in a variety of industries within large and multi-national organizations. As Vice President of Corporate Credit and Customer Finance for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Robert established the Corporate Credit and Customer Finance function for global operations. Sales to 64 countries exceeded $5B. The focus was on restructuring the organization, streamlining and automating quote to cash processes and implementation of major systems improvements. In 2001 Robert became a Founding Partner of Quote to Cash Solutions (Q2C)LLC, a consulting firm focusing on the quote to cash cycle, management coaching, training and expert witness activities. Through process streamlining, organization integration and automation Q2C helps companies improve cash performance and manage accounts receivable risk. Robert has successfully provided clients with consulting and training services. Clients have included midsize and Fortune 500 companies in the entertainment, high tech, internet advertising, consumer electronics and spirits industries in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He has assisted them in determining how best to organize their credit and collection operation, leverage outsource options and implement systems solutions to automate manual efforts. Robert is a founding partner in the Trade Information Exchange. (TIE) Partners with the Credit Management Association to produce and distribute the anscersX (anscers.com) multi-bureau trade credit report. This provides extensive data from which most credit decisions can be made. Information comes from D&B, Experian and Equifax in one report. Access is over the web and no contract or minimums are required.T For many years Robert has participated in National Association of Credit Management (NACM) activities as a member of the Finance Credit and International Business Association(FCIB), the Credit Research Foundation (CRF), as a delegate to the Legislative Conference in Washington DC and as a member of the NACM's Technology and Policy Committees. Robert served on the of Directors of the Credit Management Association (CMA)for over 13 years and was the Chairman of the Board after heading up the CMA's Strategic Planning effort. He now serves as a Special Advisor to the Board. He was named CMA's Credit Executive of the Year in recognition of his contribution to the Credit Profession. Robert also served as a member of the National Dun and Bradstreet Advisory Group. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Credit Today Newsletter, UCLA Extension Program Advisory Board for the Credit Analysis and Management Certificate and was a participant in the UCLA strategic plan development process that led to a number of improvements in this program involving over 90,000 students. Robert currently teaches a UCLA Extension class covering credit analysis. He has also published numerous articles, speaks on credit management topics. About Q2C ABOUT Q2C: Since 2001, Q2C has been focused on delivering quality solutions that improve companies and financial institutions cash flow, operational efficiency, customer retention and satisfaction. Each Q2C practitioner (principals and associates) brings over 25 years of global financial and credit process management experience in a variety of industries. As "senior credit experts" Q2C tackles credit, collections and accounts receivable performance issues from the eyes of an experienced practitioner. They review processes, procedures, reporting, deduction management and organizational alignment. Q2C helps evaluate alternatives in selecting state of the art system solutions. They also serve as expert witness consultants in bankruptcy preference lawsuits. Additionally, Q2C provides a variety of Webinar and on-site training programs. For additional information visit Q2C's Blog on the web at www.quotetocash.com.
|Philippe Belot, Chair
Philippe has more than 20 years of project and corporate finance experience in the emerging markets of Russia and Central Europe. Joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1993, he participated in the Russian Mass Privatisation Programme and developped private equity funds investing in newly privatised companies in the regions of Russia. In the course of his career at EBRD, his responsibilities encompassed project finance, managing the debt and private equity portfolio of EBRD in Central Europe (€1.2bn), handling equity exits and special situations, being Non-Executive Director on the boards of 5 companies (including a publicly listed one). He left EBRD in 2011 to become the Deputy CFO of Vimetco, the Russian metals and commodities group, as Head of Corporate and Project Finance. He left Vimetco in 2013 and is looking to support Eastern European companies in their international expansion. Philippe started his career in the internal audit and corporate planning departments of industrial companies DMC and Pechiney, then with Rothschild Bank where he carried out privatisation and M&A assignments in Western Europe and Hungary. Philippe graduated in finance from HEC Paris, the French leading business school. He speaks English, French, German, Russian and Polish.
|(07939) 20 88 99|
|Energy & Natural Resources|
|Robert Cossick, Co-Chair||(832) 331-1250|
|Cam Kruse, Co-Chair
Chief Financial Officer with fifteen years of increasing financial and operational management responsibilities. Proven performance at being a strategic business partner, developing world class accounting organizations, improving financial performance, and improving operational efficiencies. Fifteen plus years in the Energy Industry.
|Andrew Jowett, Administrator||(713) 785-3556|
|Keith Langworthy, Chair
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Financial Advisor; 150 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078 http://fa.smithbarney.com/langworthy
|Rick Feldt, Chair||(636) 379-3642|
|Richard Baland, Chair||(214) 432-2844|
|Bill House, Chair||(205) 426-5854|
|Rich Szymkowski, Chair||(412) 549-0314|
|Gary Patterson, Chair
Working with leaders who want to uncover their blind spots so that they can make the best decisions© Author of Million Dollar Spots:20/20 Vision for Financial Excellence and Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health. Founder FiscalDoctor. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) expert & speaker. KPMG CPA / Stanford MBA in Operations, Finance and Marketing. Worked in all major technology sectors and manufacturing, service, and distribution helping over 200 companies. Geographic background before coming to Atlanta includes the Northeast, Southeast, England, and Southwest. Although usually CFO, has held all functional titles, including COO, CTO, CEO, CCO, Head of Sales and President. http://www.FiscalDoctor.com P.S. See and hear the Fiscal Doctor now! http://tinyurl.com/ku2bh7
|Mike Jason, Chair||(908) 647-0271|
|IFRS/US GAAP Convergence|
|Aldo Rabih, Chair
Experienced CPA with knowledge of regulatory and investment management finance. Very well versed in policies and procedures as well as providing guidance on US GAAP and IFRS convergence.
|This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.|
|Clarine Usher, Chair||(781) 801-9133|
|Will Chen, Co-Chair||(516) 520-7371|
|Marc Engel, Chair
Marc Engel, CPA, CISA, CBA, CFE Director, CFO Consulting Partners, LLC Marc Engel is a consultant for well known private equity firms and consults with numerous companies on financial controls and auditing. Before his consulting career Marc served as director of internal auditing with Marsh and McLennan; and the Director of Internal Audit at Kroll, the Risk Consulting Company. He also worked as EDP Audit Manager for a large regional CPA firm and as a senior audit manager for a recognized boutique banking CPA firm in New York where he led audit engagements for Israel Discount Bank and Bank Hapoalim. Marc has a proven track record of directing and completing audits and finding effective solutions for business controls. He is recognized as an industry leader at the New York State Society of CPAs where he is the Immediate Past Chair of Litigation Services Committee, and a member of the Anti Money Laundering Committee and the Banking Committee. He has chaired the very successful Anti-Fraud CPE conference, and presented CPE training on various topics. He has recently served as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught audit. Marc is active in a number of significant professional organizations including: The Institute of Internal Auditors, Information System Audit & Control Association, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has a B.S in Accounting from Lehman College, City University of New York.
|Glenn Murphy, Co-Chair|
|Angie Toney, Co-Chair||(703) 847-0402|
|Thomaz London, Chair|
|Matt Bud, Administrator||(203) 227-8965|
|Steve Cantor, Chair
Steve Cantor is currently director of investor relations for Entegris, Inc., a Minnesota-based supplier of components and systems to the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. In August 2005, Entegris merged with Mykrolis Corporation to create a combined entity with 2,800 employees worldwide and annualized sales of approximately $600 million. Prior to the merger, Steve served as director of investor relations and corporate communications for Mykrolis, joining the company in 2002. Before joining Mykrolis, he was director of investor relations for Acterna Corporation, a leading provider of communications test and management solutions. During his 13-year career at Acterna, Steve led the companyâ€™s successful defense in a proxy fight and was instrumental in developing investor communications related to a leveraged buy-out of the company. In addition to his role in investor relations, he also performed various treasury and finance functions. Steve began his career in 1986 with Analog Devices, a leading maker of specialized semiconductor devices. Steve received a bachelorâ€™s degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 1982 and earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1986.
|This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.|
|M&A / Development|
|Bob Goddard, Chair
Bob has been a high profile CEO & CFO for 35 years with companies ranging from startups to Forbes 2000, specializing in M&A, IPO\\\'s, Turnarounds, International and Re-engineering for future growth. Bob is a graduate of Northeastern University and the AMP program at Harvard Business School.
|Ken Goldman, Co-Chair||(617) 916-9162|
|Brad Wiese, Co-Chair||(303) 768-0585|
|Andy Perz, Chair||(631) 827-6968|
|Bob Ainsworth, Chair||(508) 303-3272|
|Hugh Glazer, Chair
Hugh Glazer has over 20 years experience in finance and business operations as well as expertise in start-ups, cash strapped turnarounds, integration of acquisitions and infrastructure development. He now serves as a consulting CFO/COO. He has held key finance and operations roles in several early stage and high growth businesses including Ingenta, Publist, Learning Technology Group/Simon & Schuster, Macmillan New Media, Eastern Connection and The New England Journal of Medicine. He has built the finance and administration teams in over seven companies. Glazer's experience includes Publishing, Internet Services, Advertising, Software Development, Wholesale Distribution and Business Services companies. He is an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and an adjunct professor at a Boston area college.
|Michael Leber, Chair||(917) 441-0222|
|Rory Parness, Chair||(917) 923-4201|
|David Lipscomb, Chair
David Lipscomb, CPA, MBA is a Financial executive with significant experience encompassing financial & management reporting, FP&A, governance risk & controls, project & program management and mortgage operations. David is the SVP Finance (CFO) of Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC and is Active license CPA.
|Mark Coron, Chair
Mark Coron has been co-chair of this chapter for the past 8 yrs with first Tim, then we added Paul, what a great addition!!! I have been in the Not for Profit sector for over 20 years in a various sectors. Organizations with budgets ranging from $ 5 million to $ 100 million. He has demonstrated strategic and financial leadership in the following sectors: Community, Chapter, NGO's with worldwide operations, Health & Human Services. Mark has held titles of Director of Financial Analysis and Systems, Controller, Consultant and his career has steadily grown in the areas of managing staff development, financial software enhancements and implementations. A super user of various financial applications. He has reported to CFO, and Executive Director. Mark now lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.
|Tim Domini, Chair
Tim is a graduate of Babson College with a BS of BA in Finance and a MBA in management. Tim began his career in manufacturing cost accounting and worked his way through Publishing , Direct Marketing and Consulting organizations as the Controller or Business Manager. After a layoff from Readers Digest Tim began consulting directly and eventually became a full time associate with The A Team. During his tenure with the A Team Tim began working in the not-for-profit arena and identified the industry as one he had a great fit with. Tim has been the Controller of Finance and Operations for the Brennan Center for Justice during the past two years and works in Grant-Fund accounting. Tim has been a member of FENG off and on for over 8 years and is very familiar with all the issues of networking, job change, resumes, and elevator speeches! Tim lives in Rockland County with his wife and son.
|Paul Konigstein, Chair||(516) 270-5070|
|Carl Taibl, Co-Chair||(925) 964-9025|
|Adaeze Nwachuku, Chair||(908) 265-9263|
|Stephen Peca, Chair
Stephen has extensive professional experience ranging from banking and finance to capital markets, private equity, project management, risk management and executive education. Stephen formed and is managing director of Concourse Realty Group which provides transaction, asset and portfolio strategy and management business solutions, along with equity investment services, to owners, investors and lenders of commercial real estate, infrastructure and alternative energy projects in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Stephen pursues a related business venture focused on start-up and growth company services, Windy Acres Capital & Advisory, and is also an adjunct assistant professor at New York University. Stephen previously was with Moody’s Analytics, Inc., Fleet Securities, Inc., The Fuji Bank, Limited, The Tucker Companies, Inc. and Urban Investment & Development Co. Stephen has a Certificate in Advanced Management from the University of Chicago, a Certificate of Effective Project Management for Building Design and Construction and a Certificate in the Executive Management Series in Real Estate Development both from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a BBA in Public Accounting from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Chartered Management Consultancy Surveyor and a Certified Public Accountant. He has received the New York University Award for Outstanding Service and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Stephen is also a member of CoreNet Global, the Asset Management Roundtable, the Investment Management and Hedge Fund Roundtable and is Co-Chair of the Real Estate Group as well as Co-Chair of the Private Equity Group of the Financial Executives Networking Group.
|John Yates, Co-Chair
John Yates is a Group Finance Director/CFO, specializing in fast growing companies from early stage through to preparation for exit, particularly those backed by private equity. Industry sectors include: technology (software, hardware and services), media, telecoms, business services, infrastructure, construction, health care, oil and gas and equipment leasing. John has extensive international experience having lived/worked in the UK, USA, Middle East, South Africa, Far East, Western and Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Romania).
|Howard Nagelberg, Chair
Howard is a financial executive with 25 years of experience in two major sectors of our economy. Currently he is CFO of JUICE Pharma Advertising - an independent pharmaceutical marketing services firm. He has also served in numerous positions within the Omnicom and Grey Advertising networks at both the divisional and corporate entities. His professional services sector experience also includes owning and operating a recruiting and consulting business in NYC. Prior to his 15 years in the service arena he held various positions in the manufacturing sector including various planning, forecasting, reporting and operational responsibilities at Tambrands, GE/RCA and Amstar. He also worked in investor relations at a computer company early in his career. Howard holds a BA in Economics as well as an MBA in Finance from the City of University of New York.
|Stephen Peca, Chair
Stephen has extensive professional experience ranging from banking and finance to capital markets, private equity, project management, risk management and executive education. Stephen formed and is managing director of Concourse Realty Group which provides transaction, asset and portfolio strategy and management business solutions, along with equity investment services, to owners, investors and lenders of commercial real estate, infrastructure and alternative energy projects in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Stephen pursues a related business venture focused on start-up and growth company services, Windy Acres Capital & Advisory, and is also an adjunct assistant professor at New York University. Stephen was a Director with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. and was the firm’s commercial real estate and project finance subject matter expert providing consulting services and executive education to global clients. Previously, Stephen was with Fleet Securities, Inc. where he established a loan sales and trading business for the bank. Stephen spent eleven years at The Fuji Bank, Limited where he was a corporate relationship manager originating and managing a global loan and commitment portfolio where he gained extensive experience arranging international and cross border loans, project finance and other financial structures totalling well over USD10 billion. Before joining the Fuji Bank, Limited, Stephen was Vice President of Accounting, Finance and Administration (CFO) for The Tucker Companies, Inc., a regional real estate developer and property investor. He also spent about seven years at Urban Investment & Development Co., a national real estate developer, manager and investor. Stephen has a Certificate in Advanced Management from the University of Chicago and a BBA in Public Accounting from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Management Consultancy Surveyor. Stephen’s book, Real Estate Development and Investment: A Comprehensive Approach, has been adopted by numerous universities and industry professionals globally.
|Paul Zambrotta, Chair||(864) 884-4176|
|Rodger Jacobson, Chair
Rodger is currently the Vice President of Finance for On Campus Marketing, a direct marketing firm providing products to University students and their parents. Rodger has over 20 years experience in the retail, restaurant, direct marketing and hospitality industries. Rodger began his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton. Rodger is a CPA and holds a B.S.C in Accounting from Rider University. Rodger is located in Bethesda Maryland.
|Lynn Gargano, Chair
Lynn Gargano is an experienced financial executive with over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. She has broad hands on experience in finance, administration and public accounting. She has her CPA (NYS) and Series 27. Positions held include Chief Financial Officer, Director of Management Reporting and Controller. She has actively participated on Risk Management, Business Continuity and Vendor Management Committees. She started her career in public accounting. She has Big “4” Public Accounting Firm experience. Financial Services Investment Management Practice serving major and smaller mutual fund, hedge fund, private equity, broker dealer, unit investment trust and GIPS investment management clients.
|Don Browne, Co-Chair||(973) 827-4584|
|Tom Hall, Co-Chair
TOM HALL is a business, accounting, treasury, internal audit and financial reporting executive. He serves as a consultant and certified instructor in IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for RGP and currently serving large and medium size Financial Services Entities in New York since 2006 for RGP. He is a Board Director for \"IRON CREST PARTNERS LLC\" in New York City (also with offices in London and Cincinnati). He has 25 years industry experience as a finance executive working with companies including Marathon Oil Company, AIG, World Gold Council, 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 serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) specializing in IFRS instruction. Currently the Co-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.
|Aldo Rabih, Co-Chair||(718) 627-6788|
|Peter Mintz, Chair
Peter Mintz, Founder and President of Fleetwood Research, has two decades of experience in equity analysis. His expertise includes analysis of small and mid-cap companies and producing research reports, business plans, due diligence reports, industry white papers, valuations and other investment related documents. He teaches Financial Statement Analysis at The New School in New York and holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business.
|Dick Voll, Chair||(201) 447-5244|
|Michael Hartley, Chair
Michael Hartley is a telecommunications financial executive based in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Hartley has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications in local and long distance service. Mr. Hartley specializes in telecom expense management, including carrier to carrier costs and corporate telecom expenses. Mr. Hartleyâ€™s experience includes 11 years with MCI and several years consulting with corporate clients. Positions at MCI include Director of International Line Cost where he audited and managed MCIâ€™s international settlements and Director of Planning for the $10B Business Division headquartered in Atlanta, GA.. Over an eight year period, Mr. Hartley supported corporate clients to manage internal telecom expenses by negotiating contracts, auditing invoices, designing new audit and payment processes, and developing custom software to automate the audit process. Clients included many well known Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Hartley is an expert in telecommunications invoicing with experience in local billing, long distance billing, and all levels of carrier to carrier billing (local Reciprocal Compensation, CABS billing, and international settlements).
|Transportation & Distribution|
|Andreas Rothe, Chair
Andreas Rothe is a Chief Financial Officer with a proven career achieving significant productivity, profitability and predictability improvements. Most recently, as CFO of $1B Harsco Infrastructure, he co-led the successful restructuring and turnaround activities. Prior to joining Harsco, he served as SVP and Global Controller at the engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff and prior to that as SVP of business administration and finance (CFO) at Hapag -Lloyd (Americas) Inc., a container transportation company. Before that, he held senior financial management positions with Schenker, Inc., a logistics and distribution company. Rothe received MBA and B.A. degrees from the University at Cologne, Germany. He has held national and local leadership positions in organizations such as Financial Executives International (FEI), International Executive Resource Group (IERG) and the Rotary Club. Rothe resides in Short Hills, New Jersey.
|Bruce Lynn, 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, strategic planning, credit, systems enhancements as well as operating and capital budgets. In his current role as a Managing Director 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).
|John Schwarten, Chair
John currently is a partner of OEM Capital Corp. a NYC based boutique investment bank. He has held a number of executive and management positions including: Interim CEO, CFO and Consultant for companies with operating revenues of $5 to $500 million. Previously, Mr. Schwarten spent 15 years in the banking industry in New York City. During this period his roles included advisory in international finance for US based corporations with Bankers Trust Company, and manager of commercial and merchant banking for the New York City branch of Banque Worms (France). He began his banking career at Marine Midland Bank. Mr. Schwarten holds a Bachelor\'s Degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago.