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As someone who now makes sales calls all day long, it is sometimes hard for me to remember the difficulty I initially had in picking up that 400 pound phone. Back in the dark days of 1991-1992 (the two years I was out of work), I found that my experience doing collection work as a CFO sort of gave me a baseline of mental strength to pursue my networking contacts. I was CFO of an Advertising Agency. I suppose that collecting from “clients” is a little different than collecting from other deadbeats. To that end, I developed what I referred to as the “glass bell” technique. I found that if I called often enough, had my facts in order and [ Read more… ]

Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
New York, NY Jan 27, 2020

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

MLK Reschedule Monday - Big Apple Job Club
Riverside Branch Library
127 Amsterdam Ave. between 65th and 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

Agenda
Monday - Big Apple Job Club
****************************************
AGENDA

- Introductions

- Job Search Updates

- Specific Topics TBD
************************************
The meetings are every Monday from 11:00 - 1:00pm

The Co-Chairs for this Job Club are:
The Co-Chairs for this Job Club are:
- Mike Frieman - 917.597.4700
mffrieman@gmail.com

- Eileen Robbins - 646.932-6554
eileen.d.robbins@gmail.com

Agenda

1. Introductions

2. Job Search Updates

3. Specific Topics - TBD

Directions

Cleveland, OH Jan 27, 2020

Time

5:45 PM to 7:40 PM

Location

Eton Collection, 28601 Chagrin Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122 at I-271 and Chagrin, east of the interchange at Taza Lebanese Grill. The entrance is on the ground floor just to the right of the entrance for our regular meetings.

Agenda

This meeting will be on Monday, January 27th at our regular location, 28601 Chagrin Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122 Note that this will be the fourth Monday due the holiday.

Our speaker will be Kevin Ortner, Director, Transformation - Operations and Transition at The MetroHealth System.

Directions

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Jan 27, 2020

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

The FENG Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Chapter meetings:
1. offer an invaluable opportunity for members to create a sharp focus of their background with the other members
2. provide advice and knowledge of the local market
3. provide a pool of knowledgable "hiring managers" to test job search skills against
4. assist others to achieve their job marketing plan

Directions

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.

Charleston, SC Jan 28, 2020

Time

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Location

Charleston Job Club Conference Call

Phone Number:
United States +1 218-339-7800
Access code 464 5103

Agenda

Activity/Time (Minutes):
- Chair/Co-Chair Introductions/2
- Member - Report Outs/Updates/15
- Discussion - Job Opportunities: Job Boards, Company Site Alerts, Etc./5
- Member Support Dialog: Resume' Review, Interview Techniques/Approaches/etc./5
- Follow-Up Items - Next Meeting/ 2
- Chair/Co-Chair Closing Comments/1

Directions

San Francisco, CA Jan 28, 2020

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

East Bay SF FENG Group
4115 Blackhawk Plaza
Suite 100,
Danville, CA 94506


Agenda

Join Us at the East Bay SF FENG Breakfast Meeting

Our goal as a group is to help people evaluate their “Regular Full Time Opportunities” and 'go to market' strategies.

We discuss;
-new technology
-work on the basics of how to refine your elevator pitch
-what is working for you and
-what is not working for you?
-“the best time to look for an opportunity is when you don’t need to”. So bring to the meeting your personal and business development goals and prepare to contribute and enjoy the difference a community can bring.

As our facilitator Norbert Walz has said, “the best time to look for an opportunity is when you don’t need to”. So bring to the meeting your personal and business development goals and prepare to contribute and enjoy the difference a community can bring. (comment contributed by Steve Peterson)

Norbert A Walz,
925-216-5409
norbert_walz@yahoo.com

Directions

New York, NY Jan 28, 2020

Time

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ JOB CLUB
Study Room
Montvale (NJ) Public Library
12 Mercedes Drive,
Montvale NJ.

Agenda

JOB CLUB CO-CHAIR, DAVE ABRAMS, dabrams153@gmail.com

This job club will meet Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon (not on January 14th)

Directions

Westport, CT Jan 28, 2020

Time

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT JOB CLUB
Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880

Agenda

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT JOB CLUB

Introductions
Job Search Techniques, Reviews and Updates along with weekly progress reports.
Small group networking.
Resume/LinkedIn Profile/Networking Briefing reviews conducted as requested.

Directions

20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880

New York, NY Jan 28, 2020

Time

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

Tuesday - Big Apple Job Club
Riverside Branch Library
127 Amsterdam Ave. between 65th and 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

Agenda
Tuesday - Big Apple Job Club
****************************************
AGENDA

- Introductions

- Job Search Updates

- Specific Topics TBD
************************************
The meetings are every Tuesday from 10:00 - 12:00pm

The Co-Chairs for this Job Club are:
- Cinthya Orrala (917) 446-2946, cmorrala1@gmail.com

- Helen Miksits(646) 599-6466
miksitsh@gmail.com

Agenda

AGENDA

- Introductions

- Job Search Updates

- Specific Topics TBD

Directions

Tampa, FL Jan 28, 2020

Time

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Vaco Tampa
4030 Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held on TUESDAY

Topic: What does HR look for when hiring a finance executive?

Speaker: Jennifer Currence, President of The Currence Group, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ACC

Presentation:
Jennifer Currence will share some of the nuances that recruiters look and listen for during an interview process. Learn some new preparation techniques and how you can demonstrate your managerial skills in an interview.

Speaker's bio:
Jennifer Currence is the president of The Currence Group in Tampa, Florida, a corporate training and coaching company. She has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI), a Subject Matter Expert by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year in 2017.

Jennifer has 20 years of experience in Human Resources, earned her MBA with an emphasis in management, and holds nationally accredited certifications in coaching (ACC) and human resources (SPHR and SHRM-SCP). She is a professor of management at the University of Tampa and serves on the national faculty of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Jennifer is an international speaker. Her books “Developing Business Acumen,” “Applying Critical Evaluation,” and “Mastering Consultation as an HR Practitioner” are part of the SHRM Competency Series: Making an Impact in Small Business.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4030+W+Boy+Scout+Blvd,+Tampa,+FL+33607/@27.9661694,-82.5123212,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88c2c3ae1043065b:0xc9acb3ed8ff38c54

Dallas, TX Jan 28, 2020

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: Effective Networking Meetings

Speaker: Jay Fusaro, Principal and Founder of Eureka Professional Services

Presentation:
Mr. Fusaro will share his expertise in separating yourself from the competition with effective networking. He will explain the steps on how to properly prepare for a successful networking meeting. In learning the answers to three key questions that will be asked during the meeting, as well as the introduction of the concept of a Playbook, a critical component of your preparation, Mr. Fusaro will also share which networking tool he believes is best to use during your meeting.

Learning objectives:
By attending you will learn:
- The steps on how to develop a playbook for effective networking
- Top tools for networking during a meeting

Speaker's bio:
Jay is the Principal and Founder of Eureka Professional Services, where, as an interview coach he provides his clients with the skills and techniques necessary to successfully conduct an efficient and effective job search.

Jay graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, is a CPA in the state of Texas as well as a Certified SMU Business Coach. He was Vice President of Financial Planning for Alliance Data during their successful IPO.

Jay is a two time award winning author, his book titled “From The Other Side of The Desk: A Practical Guide to Shortening Your Job Search” received a 2017 silver medal from the Independent Publishers Association in recognition as the "Best Non-Fiction Informational E-Book” and the book was selected as the 2017 Book Excellence Award Winner in the “Career” category.

Jay has been a guest speaker at the Texas Society of CPA’s Expo Conferences in Houston, San Antonio and Arlington.

After 24 years in Dallas he and his wife Rosemary moved to Eureka Springs Arkansas.

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.

Directions

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

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

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 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.

Long Island, NY Jan 29, 2020

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

Agenda

Meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 and end at 8:30. Members can begin arriving at 6:00 pm for unstructured networking.

New Year’s Resolutions Anyone???

Can you think of a better time of year to commit yourself to finding your next job. Whether you are actively seeking employment today or are, as Matt would say, “between searches, because there is no such thing as permanent employment. We are all just between searches,” the beginning of a new year is a great time to focus on your resume.

This month, we will focus on building a strong resume. How you present yourself through your resume is critical to your success in the professional world. While online job-hunting tools (such as Linkedin.com) are becoming more important than paper formats, both are still necessary. In this interactive meeting we will focus on the most important tool in your job hunting toolbox - your resume.

Lew Bader, in addition to co-chairing the Long Island Chapter of The FENG also co-chairs the Peer Resume Review Committee of The FENG. During this month’s interactive session we will explore the “Do’s and Don’ts” of effective resume preparation and presentation. Lew will share the guidelines used by the FENG Resume Review Committee members to guide them through the review process and provide quality, actionable feedback to FENG colleagues seeking assistance. During the meeting we will discuss both, professional resume guidelines as well as common resume mistakes.

For Networking:
Be sure to bring copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Be prepared to present your elevator speech. Practice your pitch 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.

Refreshments will be served. Please bring your name badge. Dress code is business casual

Future Long Island Chapter Meetings: Mark Your Calendar
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 6:30-8:30PM
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 6:30-8:30PM

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LONG ISLAND JOB CLUB - Thursdays, 10AM to Noon

This job search club is for members in transition. We have created a small team of 6 members doing self-managed job search support on STEROIDS.

To register for the job club go to the Long Island Chapter webpage and click on the Thursday meetings at 10 am to 12 noon. http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/

Next one is Thursday, January 16th, 2020 10AM-12PM

Meeting Location:
Abdriola, Goldberg & Associates
An Ameriprise Financial Services Office
401 Franklin Ave, Suite 101 & 103
Garden City, NY 11530

The FENG Long Island Chapter Leadership:

Lew Bader
lewbader@gmail.com
(516) 681-1298

Rob Dreyfuss
weali@aol.com
(516) 998-8635

The Long Island Job Club:

Steve Brennan
stevenbrnnn6@gmail.com
917.841.7764

Jim Zabatta
jjzabatta@gmail.com
516.672.3848


As always, be sure to bring about 15 copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 2 minute 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.

We plan on starting the meeting promptly at 6:30 PM, but attendees may begin to arrive anywhere from 6:00 PM for informal networking.


Directions

The office is one of two buildings in a complex located at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and Jericho Turnpike. Be sure to go to the building furthest east.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN RESERVED PARKING.

Real Estate Jan 30, 2020

Time

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location

Amegy Bank Tower
1717 West Loop South, 24th Floor
Houston Room
Houston TX 77027

Agenda

Topic:
"Commercial Real Estate - Review & Outlook"

KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Renea Burns, Partner
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LTD.

CRE Review & Outlook
• CRE Sector in 2019
• CRE Outlook in 2020
• Key Trends

Schedule:
7:30 – 8:00 AM Check-in and Informal Networking
8:00 – 8:30 AM Commercial Real Estate Broker and Lender’s Updates/Perspectives
8:30 – 9:20 AM Presentation Key Note Speaker
9:20 – 9:30 AM Closing Remarks

Sponsors & Hosts:
Libby Cadillo MBA Managing Director & CRE Broker, Cadillo Companies, LLC.,
Vince Calicchia, MBA Vice President Business Banking, Amegy Bank of Texas, a division of Zion Corp.
Leslie Hector, MBA Senior Partner Texas, Vaco – A Talent & Solutions Firm

All members and guests are welcome to meet, network, and share your expertise! Dress is business casual. Complimentary Parking and breakfast foods.

Facilities & meals graciously underwritten by Amegy Bank & Vaco.

****To attend remotely by phone or online streaming, please use the following access:

Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-4488
Access code: 407785#

International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/feng_sig_realestate

Online meeting ID: feng_sig_realestate

Join the online meeting:

https://join.freeconferencecall.com/feng_sig_realestate

Directions

From the 610 Loop & San Felipe exit, stay on the northbound feeder road. The Amegy Tower is on the right hand side. Park in the building parking on the back side of the property.

Long Island, NY Jan 30, 2020

Time

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

LONG ISLAND JOB CLUB
Abdriola, Goldberg & Associates
An Ameriprise Financial Services Office
401 Franklin Ave, Suite 101 & 103
Garden City, NY 11530

Office Contact: Jim Zabatta - 516.672.3848


Agenda

Introductions
Job Search Techniques, Reviews and Updates along with weekly progress reports.
Small group networking.

Resume/LinkedIn Profile/Networking Briefing reviews conducted as requested.

Directions

Indianapolis, IN Jan 30, 2020

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: "My view from the other side of the table. Observations of a Recruiter by day and job candidate by night!"

Speaker: David Phoebus, Indianapolis Chapter Co-Chair

Agenda:
- 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

Presentation:
This past summer I found myself unexpectedly looking for my next position. While working my search, I took a contract position as recruiter for a local company. During the day I was a recruiter looking at resumes, cover letters etc. recruiting candidates for sales and engineering positions. At night and on weekends I was writing my own resume and cover letter looking for my next position.

Looking at resumes and talking with candidates I learned some things to help my own search. Unfortunately I also got to see the frustrating side of being a candidate in a job search. I’d like to say it sped up my search, it didn’t, and I was more patient with the process as a candidate, only God can give me more patience, but I did learn things that can help your search and understanding of the search process.

Our Speaker:
David Phoebus is a Talent Acquisition professional with full cycle recruiting experience enhanced by employment strategy and employee branding skills. Customized strategies for unique positions, evaluating job board options and social media brand building. Experience with both public and private companies in the manufacturing, consumer products, retail, distribution, and professional services sectors. A unique background of accounting, consulting, business development and talent acquisition drives well-developed business analytical skills and a passion for people. David is a founding member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG).

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

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

Sponsor: Vaco Indianapolis
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, please register.

VACO Indianapolis:
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.

Vaco Indianapolis
Consulting Contract Direct Hire Solutions
8720 Castle Creek Pkwy, Suite 321 Indianapolis, IN 46250
317.712.3047
www.Vaco.com

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/5875+Castle+Creek+Pkwy+N+Dr+%23171,+Indianapolis,+IN+46250/@39.9154239,-86.070221,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8814b2cca6181e37:0xf7e6c3268bc6cd41!8m2!3d39.9154239!4d-86.0680323

Energy & Natural Resources Jan 31, 2020

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, Texas 77019

Agenda

The Energy and Natural Resources SIG covers both traditional oil and gas (E&P, R&M, Pipeline and Transportation) as well as Power (utilities, etc.)

The SIG meets on the last Friday of the Month.
We will currently be holding events quarterly.


Title of Presentation: “The State of Mergers, Aquisitions & Divestiture in Oil & Gas : Midstream Upstream & Downstream. “
( MAD MUD)

Our guest speakers for this meeting are:

Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP manages client assets via energy strategies focused primarily on public markets and private equity. Prior to PEP, Mr. Pickering served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Investment Management. TPH Asset Management managed both public and private equity strategies for institutional and individual clients. Dan has spent 24 years as an energy portfolio manager, researcher and analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. He currently serves as the portfolio manager of the PEP Energy Equity Opportunities Fund and on the Investment Committee of PEP’s Energy Co-Investment and research-based strategies. Dan grew up in Missouri, has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Pickering Energy Partners: https://www.pickeringenergypartners.com/

and

David Wishnow VP at Darcy Partners https://darcypartners.com/

Mr. Wishnow currently leads the Energy Technology Identification and Relationship Management function at Darcy Partners where he provides oversight of the Emerging Energy Technology research platform. Prior to joining Darcy Partners, Mr. Wishnow was an Equity Research Analyst with experience covering both the global Oil Service & Capital Equipment and IT Hardware & Communication Infrastructure sectors. Most recently serving as a Vice President of Equity Research with Jefferies & Co., following prior positions of increasing responsibility with Evercore ISI, GMP Securities and other leading financial institutions. Mr. Wishnow holds both a Masters in Energy Finance and a Bachelors of Science in Management with a Finance Concentration from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

and

John-Paul Hanson

John-Paul Hanson is Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey’s Oil & Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) Group and Co-Head of the Energy Group.

During his career, Mr. Hanson has worked on numerous financing, M&A/A&D, valuation, and financial recapitalization/restructuring engagements. In addition to domestic U.S. transactions, he has been involved in transactions for several Latin American-, European-, and South African-based companies, advising companies and stakeholders regarding the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of a wide variety of corporate finance transactions in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the oil & gas industry, including financings, M&A/A&D transactions, exchange offers, and reorganizations in applicable local jurisdictions. His notable engagements include SandRidge Energy, Inc.; Berry Petroleum Corp.; Yates Petroleum; Samson Resources Corp.; ATP Oil & Gas Corp.; Endeavour International, Inc.; Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Quicksilver Resources, Inc.; BPZ Energy Corp.; Trident Resources Corp.; Magnum Hunter Energy; Swift Energy Corp.; U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program Office; U.S. Energy Corp.; GBGH Ltd.; Big West Oil, LLC; Solutia, Inc.; National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc. (formerly PG&E NEG); and Gas Transmission Northwest Corp., among others.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hanson was a Manager of Alternative Lending at Commonfund Mortgage Corp., where he structured whole loan and portfolio fundings, sales, and securitizations involving a variety of asset-backed lending transactions. Earlier in his career, he held a similar position at MoneyLine Lending. Mr. Hanson began his career in finance trading fixed income securities at NNJ, a private family wealth fund formerly based in San Francisco.
B.A. Brigham Young University
MBA University of Maryland

Jesse Thompson
Senior Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch

Jesse ThompsonJesse Thompson serves as senior business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Thompson, who joined the Bank in 2010, performs research and analysis on issues affecting the Houston and Gulf Coast economy. In particular, he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries. He also collects information for the Dallas Fed’s Beige Book summary of current economic conditions. He is author of the monthly Energy Indicators, the Houston Economic Indicators, and contributes to the quarterly publication Southwest Economy.

Thompson earned an MA in economics, with emphasis on empirical microeconomics, and BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Houston.

Melinda Yee Partner Oil & Gas Mergers & Aquisitions Transactions Services

Melinda, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, leads Deloitte’s Oil & Gas Merger & Acquisition Transaction Services practice. She has more than 20 years of public accounting experience with Deloitte, serving both corporate and private equity clients. Melinda has led numerous M&A teams, both foreign and domestic, on various acquisition and divestiture transactions of varying sizes and complexities, and has experience across the energy spectrum.




Directions

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Feb 1, 2020

Time

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Location

PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

Agenda

BREAKFAST MEETING: MONMOUTH/OCEAN Chapter in Freehold, NJ

- For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely among yourselves.

- At 8:45, General announcements. If anyone has something they want to share with the group. Then, everyone will have a chance to say their elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds, please).
Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 10 people with a facilitator for each group. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be based on mutual interest: financial services, consulting, manufacturing, accounting, etc..

- Within each sub-group, everyone will have a chance to talk about his/her issues and how the group can help, job search problems/opportunities, etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance.

- Everyone can stay as long as they want, but the leader will make sure everyone has an equal chance to talk based on the 10:30 break.

I will update the attendance list for everyone who shows up. It will be available on the website for about a month.

PLEASE BRING: a name-tag, business cards, and copies of your marketing material.

DRESS: informal (jeans are fine)

Please note this is just a few blocks down the street from CentraState Hospital.

COST: This is an informal meeting. We will ask everyone to buy their own coffee and snack and join us at the biggest table we can find.

We look forward to seeing you.

Marty Mussman
Jim Hockenberry

Directions

Use the following link for directions to the Freehold Panera Bread: http://goo.gl/maps/YUPB8

Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN Feb 3, 2020

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Near Pickerman's Deli, Room 140, 701 Xenia Ave, Golden Valley, MN. The meetings are held in a meeting room that is adjacent to Pickerman's Deli

Agenda

First Monday FENG / FEI Minneapolis Career Transitions Group Networking Meeting

Objective: To connect financial executives who are in transition from different industries, for the purpose of networking toward gainful employment for all attendees. Attendees are all working to find the next opportunity (all jobs are temporary) and we like to encourage everyone who attends to offer up to the group any opportunities that you know about which do not fit your background, or that you have no interest in pursuing.

To-Do's: Please prepare a brief summary of your background to present to the group. Please be prepared to discuss your target industry, size, whether private or public, location preferences; and describe your goal for your next opportunity.

Who Should Attend? This meeting is open to all financial executives including the directors, managers and above that report to the office of the CFO.

Directions

The Deli is located in the Golden Hills Office Center Building - Two blocks North of 394 and Xenia.


London, United Kingdom Feb 3, 2020

Time

11:00 AM to 1:15 PM

Location

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

Agenda

The FENG Job Club

1. Networking, upcoming events, courses, sharing leads (10m)
2. Elevator pitches (all attendees to pitch) (40m)
3. Job Search Metrics, including LinkedIn views and active search dates (10m)
4. Focus topics (25m)
- Two weeks in the life of (one of the Job Club members) (10m)
- (Professional Development/Competitive Advantage topic agreed at last meeting) (15m)
5. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)
6. General round up and job market assessment (5m)

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

A detailed agenda & spreadsheet to report job search metrics will be sent by Kelly Lamb with Goodman Masson, to those members who have registered.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

If you do find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to: http://www.thefeng.org, and filling out the form you will find there.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

Susquehanna Valley, PA Feb 3, 2020

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Alvernia University
Alvernia Upland Center Building, first floor, Room 117
540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611

Agenda

READING

Agenda:
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.

Preparation:
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

Directions

www.google.com/search?q=540+upland+avenue+reading+pa&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7TSNP_en&gws_rd=ssl

- Room 117, first floor, right side toward the rear of the building.
- Free parking at the facility.

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE Feb 3, 2020

Time

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

The Belgian Cafe
Crowne Plaza
Dubai Festival City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Agenda

This is a great opportunity to meet new people and catch-up with old friends.

Michael Capel, Abu Dhabi/Dubai Chapter Chair, will be sitting at a table with The FENG sign.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Crowne+Plaza+Dubai+-+Festival+City/@25.2236741,55.3470063,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e5f5d7b1c467a19:0x500787de98cfb807!8m2!3d25.2236741!4d55.349195

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