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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
London, United Kingdom Jan 22, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ


UK Job Hunt Club

AGENDA: please see “Notes” lower down this message for additional details

1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 30 seconds (45m) (1)
3. Job Search Metrics (15m) (2)
4. Networking, sharing leads (10m)
5. Focus topics (20m)
6. Round up with Paul (15m)
7. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)

Notes to agenda:
(1) Elevator pitches – (eg telecon with recruitment agent. Each member gets 5 mins which allows for c. 3 - 4 minutes feedback. (I will keep the stop-watch)

(2) Metrics - As well as your backward review, we are incorporating targets for the next two weeks. This will help give you an added incentive to press on with your search.

A spreadsheet will be sent to those members who register to be filled out with instructions to return prior to Monday’s meeting. David Levenson will collate the results for circulation at the meeting.

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, January 17th so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 12 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Also, if you find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team as well as to update your directory. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to:, and filling out the form you will find there.


Tube station Barbican

Cleveland, OH Jan 22, 2018


5:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Eton Collection
2nd Floor Conference Room,
28601 Chagrin Boulevard,
Beachwood, OH 44122
I-271 and Chagrin, East of the interchange; The entrance is right next to Stone Oven Café


5:45 to 6:00pm Informal Networking

6:00 to 6:30pm Welcome; Introduction of First Time Attendees; Elevator Pitches; Good News Announcements

6:30 to 7:15pm The speaker will be Mark Young, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

7:15 to 7:35pm Member issues, ideas and requests for assistance

7:25 to 7:35pm Clean-up. Please replace chairs and clean up the room. We must be completely out of the room by 7:40pm.

7:35 to ? pm Adjourn to TAZA for food, drink and additional networking.

Bring plenty of business cards.

Review prior meeting attendee lists and develop a Plan to talk to members that you don’t know well. Bring a new technique or question to the Networking Event to practice in a safe environment. Keep your eyes open for mutually beneficial connections, they’re everywhere.

The best option for parking will be the West Side Market parking lot. It is free and open to the public. The lot is directly behind the brewery.


I-271 and Chagrin Boulevard, east of the interchange.

The 4-5 story building is next to the Stone Oven Café.

Charlotte, NC Jan 22, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Packard Place
222 S Church St,
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 248-5660


‘Supply Chain Finance’: What is it, and how tech is unleashing hidden profits for mid-sized companies?

Presenter/Speaker: Noam Mani, a serial entrepreneur and a savvy business & technology professional. Throughout his career, Noam launched successful tech companies, helped managements & boards of multinational corporations boost results and served at elite technology units at the Israeli defence forces.

Today, Noam is CEO of Quartix (, a Charlotte based Fintech company making ‘supply-chain finance’ available to mid-sized companies too. Quartix is a graduate of Queen-City Fintech, a technology accelerator sponsored by Bank of American and Wells Fargo.

Please remember: This is not Tom Maupin’s Chapter, this is your Chapter. Please come to this meeting and bring a fellow FENG member.

RSVP Acceptance and payment are required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website ( Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: should you have trouble going through the website.

Please call Tom Maupin on his cell phone (704) 756-6609 if you get lost or need additional information on the meeting.

Monthly chapter meetings are on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last an hour providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards.

We would like to spend the first 30 to 60 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
3. Share individual search and success stories.
4. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.
5. Bring your membership list.
6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.


Packard Place is located on South Church Street between 3rd & 4th Streets. Church is one way going South. There are parking garages at 4th & Church on both sides of the street. Suggest that attendees access 4th Street, which is one way going West, from Tryon or College and park at either of the garages at 4th & Church. Packard Place will be in the middle of the block on the right side as you head toward Romare Bearnden Park.

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Jan 22, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Robert Half/Accountemps - host
Shared Conference Room at
202 Centreport Drive
2nd Floor - Suite 220
Greensboro, NC 27409


PLEAS NOTE: Note this is the fourth Monday, the meeting was pushed out a week because of the ML King Holiday.

As Financial Executives we are intimately aware of transitions. Month-end, quarter-end, year-end, etc. are all transition points in our daily professional lives. The ending of a position, for whatever the reason, is a transition point as well. As we move into the New Year let us resolve to be more active in supporting those who are in an active career transition.

Please register and support a member as they transition from Alumni back to Active status.

To Bring: 90 second introduction

Practicing your 90-second introduction in the comfort of your own home is a good thing to do, but it is hardly enough. The missing element is a live audience. The additional benefit is that the live audience you will encounter at a meeting of The FENG will also be a friendly audience so you can improve this important tool.

Please RSVP:
Using the RSVP feature will allow an attending member to:
- Receive a directory of all members who plan to attend. The directory includes their backgrounds from the FENG database.
- This directory can be used for your personal networking during or after the meeting.
- Allow the chapter chair to know how many people will be attending the meeting.

All FENG members, active and alumni, are welcome. Alumni members are also encouraged to attend. Please bring a guest who is interested in joining The FENG.


This is off NC68, just North of the NC-68 intersection with I-40 (in other words, the Airport exit, going towards the airport). After the I-40 stoplights, access to CentrePort Drive is the first stoplight (not too far down the road - maybe a 1/4 mile from the intersection mentioned above). Take an immediate left, the building past the Embassy Suites (not where Robert Half offices are).

Conference room is on the second floor.
Door locks at 6 pm.

Minneapolis, MN Jan 23, 2018


4:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN 55426

This is a joint meeting with FEI. FENG members who are not FEI members will pay $15.00 to attend the event. Please don't let that stop you from attending this valued added meeting!


FENG/FEI Twin Cities Event
Career Management Series
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Brookview Golf Course

Event Schedule:

4:30-5:45 Registration, Apps & Networking
5:45-6:00 Presentation from Karen Blacik
6:00-7:40 Presentation from Larry Kaufman
7:40-8:00 Cookies, Coffee

Program Overview:
Topic: Introducing and Understanding The Latest LinkedIn Platform: Source Talent, Research Acquisitions, Conduct Due Diligence, Secure a New Career Opportunity & More

Larry Kaufman is a global speaker on LinkedIn and a published author on LinkedIn. LinkedIn continues to evolve and financial executives need to have a presence and understanding of how to use this business networking tool beyond having a profile. Larry will help us better understand the new platform launched in Q1 of 2017. He will discuss specific functionality that will apply to any financial role or level from networking, sourcing talent for finance, accounting and treasury teams, and investigating acquisitions, conducting due diligence and performing proactive and reactive career searches.

Larry Kaufman - LinkedIn

Larry Kaufman is the Managing Director for the Midwest Region for Experis Finance overseeing sales and operations. He has been a global published LinkedIn speaker/trainer for over nine years. Larry has presented to CEO associations, Vistage (Vistage approved speaker), Renaissance Executive Forums, TMA (Turnaround Management Association), AM&AA (Alliance for Merger & Acquisition Advisors), and REIA (Real Estate Investment Association). In addition, he has presented to firms in many industries including the following: M & A firms, private equity firms, real estate, accounting, law, banks, hospitality/hotel industry, manufacturing and distribution industry, transportation, logistics, white glove delivery, construction, engineering, electrical contractors, and commercial flooring. Larry has also spoken to board members and human resource executives and he works with C-level outplacement organizations helping executives leverage LinkedIn to find their next senior level position.

Larry has been in sales and sales/operations leadership roles for the past 28 years. He has hired and developed inside and outside sales forces in healthcare, accounting and consulting firms. Larry has also worked on his own helping small to large companies recruit talent for their organizations, as well as facilitating corporate introductions to expand their client base.


Nashville, TN Jan 23, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Hillwood Country Club
6201 Hickory Valley Road
Nashville, TN 37215


Topic: "Girls, Math and Finance"

Speaker: Maura Cunningham, Founder & Executive Director, Rock the Street, Wall Street

To RSVP: For this meeting ONLY:

- Deadline to register is Thursday, January 18th
- When registering, please let them know you are a FENG member
- Seating is on a first come - first serve basis, and it is limited seating.

Please join us for a joint dinner with the Nashville FEI chapter. There is NO charge for the dinner.

- 5:00 p.m.: Networking/Cocktails
- 6:00 p.m.: Sit Down Monthly/Dinner Meeting
- 6:30 p.m.: Keynote Speaker

Premise: You can draw a straight line from age 9 to adulthood as to why we see so few women participating in financial decisions and entering into financial professions.
- Middle and high school girls underestimate their math capabilities and are still not choosing technical careers where the jobs are growing 20% annually.
- We lose girls in math at age nine in the U.S. This is a uniquely American and Western European problem.
- Researchers have changed their focus to socialization and attitudinal explanations for college majors and career choices. Are parents to be held responsible?
- Women hold a paltry 6.4% of CEO positions in America’s 500 biggest companies.
- Two out of three women state that they know little to nothing about finance.
- Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. self report that they are not competent to teach personal finance.
- Two components of math anxiety
- The study of finance can be fun!
- Women in the financial markets
- The government sector weighs in
- Field Research - What the teachers are telling us
- The three components of the RTSWS program
- Student stock analysis - an example
- What you can do as a financial professional to get more women into finance.

Speaker's bio:
Maura Cunningham is the Founder and Executive Director of Rock the Street, Wall Street, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Maura's span of 25 years of financial services experience includes her beginnings on Wall Street where she worked at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Real Estate Syndication, UIT's and Mortgage Backed Securities. Maura then headed south and developed a successful financial planning practice on the east coast of Florida then later in Nashville, Tennessee.

Maura stays current with the market by trading index options. She founded Rock The Street, Wall Street in 2013 when she saw the vast majority of women bewildered by their financial choices and the meager percentage of women leading the financial services sector and S&P 500 companies, currently at 4.6%, a drop from a 40 year high of 5% in 2013. Thus far, Rock The Street, Wall Street, founded right here in Nashville, has introduced the subjects of savings and investments to over 600 girls in both private and public high schools across 5 cities including Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Memphis, Nashville and New York. Students learn the HOW and WHY of investing, and in the process become more comfortable with financial math.

This past fall, Maura was invited to participate at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) conference at The White House, created a formal partnership with the CFP Board and rang the closing bell at Nasdaq in recognition of her efforts to eradicate financial illiteracy and bring more women into the M of STEM, finance. Rock The Street, Wall Street has been featured in Forbes Magazine, ThinkAdvisor, Business Insider and Accounting Today. In March 2015, Maura was honored in New York City at the Catalyst annual gala.


Chicago (Suburban), IL Jan 23, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685


Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $10 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.


From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Dallas, TX Jan 23, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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


Topic: Keys to the Executive Job Search

Speaker: Jim Ashworth, Partner with Joseph Michaels International

Jim is going to talk about the keys to executive job search and will touch upon the do's and don'ts of an executive job search and some key tips on moving your search forward. Learning objectives include adding skills to your job search plan.

Speaker’s bios:
As Partner with Joseph Michaels International, Jim Ashworth plays a key role in placing senior level accounting and financial professionals with client companies within the North Texas area. Jim is well recognized within our industry as one of it’s top professionals. Jim Ashworth is a long-term member of The Pinnacle Society, a national organization with membership reserved to the top 75 in our profession. Jim’s work ethic, experience and passion for his work have allowed him to take an important role in the development of the consulting team at Joseph Michaels International. Jim is an active supporter of the business and accounting schools of his alma mater the University of Texas at Arlington. With a seemingly endless supply of energy Jim’s “hobbies” include work, community involvement, song writing, grandkids and the occasional round of golf.

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.


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

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

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

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

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

Eastern Europe Jan 23, 2018


6:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Baltic Restaurant
74 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA
United Kingdom


General Networking Meeting

Meeting for drinks at 6:30 pm; followed by dinner at 7:30 pm.

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity whether you are currently employed or in transition.

Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

Please bring a friend who is interested in joining The FENG.


Houston (The Woodlands), TX Jan 24, 2018


7:15 AM to 9:00 AM


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


Topic: Treasury Functions and Risk Issues

Speaker: Amy Gunn, Senior Treasury Management Consultant, SVP, Wells Fargo Bank

CPE Credit: will be available

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

Amy Gunn will discuss the following topics:
- Evolving threats in the fraud landscape
- A real-world customer perspective on fraud
- Strategies your company needs for fraud protection

Speaker's bio:
Amy Gunn is a Treasury Management Consultant for Wells Fargo’s Middle Market bank serving the greater Houston area. Amy has been with Wells Fargo since 2005 and enjoys helping clients streamline, create efficiencies and protect their companies from internal and external fraud. Amy is a graduate of Texas A&M University and enjoys spending time with family, traveling and cooking.


Boston, MA Jan 24, 2018


7:30 AM to 9:30 AM


Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton, 230 Third Avenue, Waltham
at CityPoint 4th Floor Conference Room


Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

7:30 AM – Coffee/Juice & Light Networking
8:00 AM – Introductions & 30 Second Elevator Pitches
8:15 AM – Presentation & Interactive Discussion on Networking and the Job Search Process
9:00 AM – Wind-down, and Final Networking Discussions
9:30 AM - Adjourn

Speaker's bio:
Mike Daley is Founder and President of Daley And Associates, a highly regarded Boston Executive Search and Contract Staffing firm focusing on accounting and finance, IT, legal , Life Sciences and administrative disciplines. Mike has distinguished himself in the executive search and contract staffing industry since 1982. A Boston native, Mike began his career at Robert Half International (RHI) where he was consistently recognized as the top executive recruiter nationally and was promoted to national director in 1990. Following his time at RHI, Mike served as President of the international recruiting firm, Vedior Professional Services (VPS), which included AccountPros, HRi, Ingenium Resources and Stone Legal Resources. During his tenure, Mike transformed a one-office, $1 million company, into a $100 million professional services organization, with 14 offices nationwide.

In 2005, Mike pooled his extensive personal and professional network and business acumen to start Daley And Associates, LLC. Along with long time colleague Hank Phillips, Mike founded Daley And Associates with the focus of building a more relationship-driven model for executive search and contract staffing. As president, Mike specializes in personally introducing finance, accounting, banking, investment, and legal talent to a variety of successful firms ranging from emerging businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Mike still runs a desk and is involved hands-on in the deals at Daley And Associates. His passionate and interpersonal approach to staffing permeates the corporate culture at Daley And Associates.

Mike graduated with honors from Stonehill College.


230 Third Ave is conveniently located off of Exit 27, Winter St/Third Ave in Waltham on Rte 128. There is free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128.

Cincinnati, OH Jan 24, 2018


5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Kenwood Towers
8044 Montgomery Road
1st Floor Conference Center
Cincinnati, OH 45236

There is plenty of FREE parking available both inside and outside the building.


Speaker: TBD

Parking: Free Parking both inside and outside of the building

I look forward to seeing you all again as we kick off the New Year!

Best regards,

John D. Speridakos
Chair, Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), Cincinnati Chapter
513-981-1494 cell

Basic Framework of Meeting:
5:30-6:00 PM - General Networking
6:00-6:30 PM - Introductions/9-second announcements
6:30-7:30 PM - Speaker Presentation
7:30-8:00 PM - General Networking

Festivities begin at 5:30 pm.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided by our friends and colleagues at Vernovis.

An evening not to be missed. I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.

Basic Framework of Meeting:
5:30-6:00 PM - General Networking
6:00-6:30 PM - Introductions/9-second announcements
6:30-7:30 PM - Speaker Presentation
7:30-8:00 PM - General Networking


Intersection of I-71 & Montgomery Road

There is plenty of FREE parking available both inside and outside the building.

Susquehanna Valley, PA Jan 24, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608



1. Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech.
2. Share recent successes and failures.
3. Present networking requests.
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns.
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

1. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual

Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.


Parking: There is parking in the rear of the building if you take the Grant Alley back behind the Murray Insurance building. The entrance is in the back also.,+Lancaster,+PA+17602/@40.0391756,-76.3034399,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c624ed07e01471:0xc5337a9fe4fec9de

Miami (Palm Beach/Treasure Coast), FL Jan 24, 2018


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Palm Beach County Library 
3650 Summit Boulevard 
West Palm Beach, FL 33406


General Networking

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

The objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

Please bring:
- Name Badge
- Personal Contact cards
- Resumes
- Your 90-second elevator speech

Attire: business casual

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.


From I-95: Take I-95 to Southern Blvd. (Exit 68), go west to Congress Ave., then south to Summit Blvd. Turn right on Summit Blvd., Library is midway between Congress Ave. and Military Trail on the left.

From Florida’s Turnpike: Take the Turnpike to Southern Blvd., go east to Jog Road, then south to Summit Blvd. Turn left on Summit Blvd. to Library on right.

Indianapolis, IN Jan 25, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250


Topic: Reduce Turnover, Improve Productivity by Leveraging all Three Pillars of a Successful Talent Strategy

Speakers: Ben Ernst and David Piatt, District Managers for ADP

- 6:00 - 6:30 pm: General Networking
- 6:30 - 6:45 pm: Welcome and Introductions
- 6:45 - 8:00 pm: Our Program
- 8:15 pm: Adjournment

The external factors businesses face today are requiring organizations to change and adapt. These factors include changing economic and political conditions, the digital revolution, an augmented workforce and changing talent demands as there are now five generations in the workforce. For your business to succeed, you’ll need to outperform the competition in three key areas of talent:

- Talent Acquisition: attracting and recruiting talent into your organization
- Talent Management: accurately measuring performance in your organization
- Talent Activation: coaching and engaging your talent to reach outstanding performance

When successfully executed, here are the results:
- 21% greater productivity
- 22% greater profitability
- 10% greater customer satisfaction
- 25% less turnover
- 48% fewer safety incidents

In this presentation, Ben and Dave will discuss all three areas, but focus on talent activation. How do you get more people in your organization to perform at their highest level? What impact does an improved talent strategy have on employee retention?

Speakers’ Bios:
Ben Ernst and David Piatt are District Managers for ADP. For the last 6 years they each have worked with organizations across the state of Indiana to improve process efficiencies around payroll, benefits, and HR and helped develop and implement strategies around talent management. Ben and Dave are passionate in understanding the challenges of businesses and helping them utilize modern best practices to achieve new levels of success.

About ADP:
ADP is a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise. Our unmatched experience, deep insights and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.

Please RSVP:
Because we won’t have food service at this location, VACO has graciously offered to order food and provide refreshments. To make sure we have enough food but not too much, either:
1. Register on the FENG website
2. Reply to

Donations: We will have a donation jar at the meeting please help us make this work by contributing.

Please note: This is a private meeting. Current or prospective FENG members (having 15+ years of finance experience) are invited to attend.

Sponsor: Please help us thank our chapter sponsor:
For a combined 50 years, we've done all the worrying for you. VACO Indianapolis has the experience, resources and connections to find even the most specialized talent. Our tenure in the market means we’re always in the loop - gauging the pulse of Indianapolis businesses, industries and trends. We live and breathe a partnership mentality and go the extra mile to add value in all that we do. We also partner with the community and are involved with the Financial Executives International (FEI), Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) and SEC Pros.


Washington, DC Jan 25, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


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


TOPIC: Demystifying Blockchain Technology

SPEAKER: Scott Greenwell, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Unleased Technologies

Space is limited so you must register!

6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-6:40: Call to order, agenda review, announcements, and introduction of host, Rick Schneider, Tax Partner – Cherry Bekaert
6:40-7:45: Presentation - “Demystifying Blockchain Technology” by Scott Greenwell, including Q&A.
7:45-8:30: 90-second announcements, adjournment

If you've been skimming financial news over the past year, you may have noticed the word "blockchain" touted as paving the way to the future. But what exactly is it? How will it change the way we communicate, store data, and process transactions in the years to come?

Join us as we de-mystify the terminology and understand the benefits of blockchain, not only for the global tech community, but virtually all industries in the future.

- Learn how blockchain is more than just the framework for crypto-currencies such Bitcoin and Ethernet.

- Learn about how blockchain and compares to the current internet protocol commonly in use today.

- Learn how different industries and companies are using blockchain technology to improve data management across a broad range of constituents and stakeholders.

Scott Greenwell is a founding partner of Unleashed Technologies and its Creative Director. Scott excels at creating high-impact marketing platforms that unify corporate branding and drastically increase the effectiveness of sales teams by utilizing web, print, and media. Additionally, Scott possesses the ability to understand target demographics, and how to leverage that information to achieve long-lasting, creative design for engagement-driven websites.

Scott began his career in the entertainment industry, with a focus on video game design. Scott graduated valedictorian of his class at Full Sail University with a degree in Digital Arts and Design. Shortly following graduation, Scott was recruited by Automated Graphic Systems (AGS) to become an integral part in designing unified marketing platforms for large enterprise clients across the nation. Leveraging a successful track record in flash media, graphic arts, and enterprise website design, Scott then moved his career over to Bethesda-based Softworks, working on the popular hit title “FallOut 3.”

Scott regularly gives back to the design community and helps to grow new talent through his experiences in designing over 60 non-profit and commercial websites. Scott is a member of the Drupal Association and Concept Feedback, an online community of web designers where he contributes his design knowledge and expertise to other designers around the world.

CPE Credit: 1.0
LEVEL: Basic
NASBA CATEGORY: Information Technology
CPE SPONSOR: U.S. Transactions Corp Sponsor ID 138278 NASBA


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

Reno (Northern Nevada), NV Jan 26, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Mimi's Cafe
5090 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511


Please join us for drinks, appetizers and networking with your peers. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

Please invite some colleagues.

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.


Tulsa, OK Jan 29, 2018


11:45 AM to 1:00 PM


Hideaway Pizza
Cherry Street, 1419 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120


Informal Networking Luncheon

The objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.


San Francisco, CA Jan 30, 2018


7:30 AM to 9:00 AM


EAST BAY / San Ramon
Robert Half Corporate Office
2613 Camino Ramon, BR3
San Ramon, CA 94583


Held on the last Tuesday, 7am-9am


Richmond, VA Jan 30, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Tavern 19
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113


General Networking

Please join us as we ring in the New Year!

Whether you are employed or in transition, meetings offer a golden opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

Please bring a friend who is interested in joining The FENG.


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