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Editorial by Matt Bud from the March 21, 2019 Newsletter

I often get the feeling from talking with members about their job search, that many of you are reluctant to use our Member Directory Search feature to full advantage as part of your job search. I only wish I understood why. The FENG membership directory is honestly the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It is a gold mine to all who delve into its many mysteries. It is a research tool and a resource that probably has no equal in the civilized world. (There I go again understating the value of our membership directory.) All other professions can eat their hearts out. Members of The FENG have agreed to open their good offices to one another, [ Read more… ]

Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
São Paulo, Brazil Mar 25, 2019

Time

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location

Conference call:
United States +1 605-313-4125
Brazil +55 11 3042-2466

Access Code: 269 355

Please refer to "Directions" for additional dial-in numbers.

To avoid the surcharge imposed by some US phone carriers such as T-Mobile and Metro PCS, you may place your call through the FreeConferenceCall app which is downloadable on your smartphone, tablet, or computer from freeconferencecall.com.

For future calls, we welcome your suggestions of alternative free-of-charge, reliable, and user-friendly means to connect.

Host:
Joe von Erh
jtvonehr@optonline.net
+1 203 918 8496

Agenda

This meeting will be held in Portuguese.

Agenda:
- Traditional Networking - 30-second elevator speech by members
- Assistance request for Brazil-related business situations
- Gaining a better understanding of social and business norms between Brazil and other countries
- Specific Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Internal Audit, Risk Management, M&A, and Information Technology topics related to Brazil.

Directions

Americas
United States +1 605-313-4125
Argentina +54 11 5219-0376
Brazil +55 11 3042-2466
Chile +56 44 890 9168
Costa Rica +506 4090 1367
Dominican Republic +1 829-239-8008
El Salvador +503 2568 1003
Guatemala +502 2458 1449
Mexico +52 33 4774 8477
Panama +507 833-6967

EMEA
Afghanistan +93 72 989 0544
Albania +355 4 454 1728
Algeria +213 98 221 05 46
Austria +43 1 2675283
Bahrain +973 6500 9110
Belgium +32 2 303 30 77
Bulgaria +359 2 437 2538
Croatia +385 1 7757 417
Cyprus +357 77 788645
Czech +420 225 852 054
Denmark +45 93 75 41 93
Estonia +372 614 8067
Finland +358 9 42721258
France +33 7 55 50 01 97
Georgia +995 706 770 403
Germany +49 221 98203406
Greece +30 21 0300 6468
Hungary +36 1 323 7160
Iceland +354 539 0354
India +91 172 519 9276
Ireland +353 1 437 2292
Israel +972 76-599-0003
Italy +39 06 4520 0640
Kenya +254 20 5231029
Kosovo +383 38 413 947
Latvia +371 25 893 119
Lithuania +370 37 248948
Luxembourg +352 20 30 10 04
Malawi +265 212 342 029
Malta +356 2031 0052
Monaco +377 93 10 82 23
Netherlands +31 20 322 3005
Nigeria +234 1 227 8520
Norway +47 21 93 06 47
Pakistan +92 21 37132336
Poland +48 12 395 08 46
Portugal +351 21 005 1199
Romania +40 31 780 7009
Russian Federation +7 499 971-60-34
Serbia +381 67 7892838
Slovakia +421 2/333 252 15
Slovenia +386 828 06520
South Africa +27 87 825 0108
Spain +34 872 50 31 69
Sri Lanka +94 115 322 970
Sweden +46 8 124 105 56
Switzerland +41 44 513 30 08
Tanzania +255 41 120 1038
Turkey +90 212 988 17 22
Uganda +256 206 301003
Ukraine +380 89 323 9839
United Arab Emirates +971 600 521273
United Kingdom +44 330 088 1927

Asia Pacific
Australia +61 2 4022 9113
Cambodia +855 96 696 7625
Japan +81 3-5050-5062
Malaysia +60 11-1146 0012
New Zealand +64 9-884 4767
Singapore +65 3138 9249
Taiwan +886 985 646 934

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Mar 25, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Robert Half/Accountemps - host
Shared Conference Room at
202 Centreport Drive
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.

San Francisco, CA Mar 26, 2019

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

East Bay Networking Group (EBNG)
Robert Half Corporate Office
Bishop Ranch 3
2613 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583

Agenda

East Bay Networking Group (EBNG) Breakfast Meeting

Reminder: EB SF FENG
Facilitator: Norbert Walz with Attila Bardos and Rob Gardner of RHMR

The Discussion Topic for this meeting is
Is it necessary to have a marketing plan to find your next opportunity? If yes, why? If no, why not?









Our goal as a group is to help people evaluate their “Regular Full Time Opportunities” and go to market strategies. We discuss new technologies and work on the basics of how to refine your elevator pitch. What is working for you and what is not working for you?

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)







Directions

Charleston, SC Mar 26, 2019

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

New York, NY Mar 26, 2019

Time

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location

TUESDAY BIG-APPLE JOB CLUB (TBJC)
Riverside Library
127 Amsterdam Avenue
Between 65th & 66th Street
New York, NY

Agenda

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 11 ON-GOING JOB CLUB MEMBERS. If you you are registrant number 12 or higher, we will work with on you to launch a second Big Apple Job Club. This second Job Club will need two Co-Chairs ... please feel free to Volunteer for this Leadership Role to help yourself and PAY-IT-FORWARD to FENG Friends.

Directions

Charlotte, NC Mar 26, 2019

Time

3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Elliott Davis
500 E. Morehead Street
Suite 700
Charlotte, NC 28202

Agenda

TOPIC:
Financial Executives International’s Charlotte Chapter invites you to attend …
Litigation Trends & Risk to Corporate Benefit Plans

Agenda/Speaker:

2 CPE Credits

3:30 pm - 5:30 PM
Professional Development Session: Litigation Trends and Risk to Corporate Benefit Plans (2 CPE credit hours)
Speakers: Sterling Perkinson and Jonathan St. Clair
5:30 pm - 7:00 PM
Networking Opportunity

FEI would like attendees to register on their website but FENG members can RSVP via The FENG website.
https://www.financialexecutives.org/Network/Chapters/Charlotte/Events/Charlotte-Spring-Chapter-Event.aspx

RSVP Acceptance is required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website (www.thefeng.org) or through the FEI link above. Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

Monthly chapter meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last around 2 hours 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.

Directions

GPS address. Entrance to the buildings parking deck is off of Morehead.

Dallas, TX Mar 26, 2019

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: “Effectively handling the most Critical Interview Questions” – Part 2

Speaker: Jim Ashworth, Partner with Joseph Michaels International

Presentation:
In placing over 1,100 business professionals over the last 28 years, Jim has conducted and documented over 5,000 interview follow ups.

Very simply, he has learned that there are four areas of an interview that will determine which of typically 3 to 5 candidates will get hired.

He will explain why traditional answers don’t work and how to more effectively handle these questions. Jim plans to conduct multiple role plays so our guests can experience the differences and more positive outcomes.

Speaker’s bio:
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.

Jim Ashworth, Senior Partner
Joseph Michaels International
jim.ashworth@josephmichaels.com
817.475.7525 Mobile
817.916.8444 Fort Worth
214.310.1220 Dallas

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.

Chicago (Suburban), IL Mar 26, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

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.



Directions

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.

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Mar 27, 2019

Time

7:15 AM to 10:00 AM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: The Four Key Phases of Turning Around a Business

Speaker: Jonathan H. Lack, Principal, ROI Ventures, LLC

Overview:
During this talk Jonathan Lack will review the four key phase of turning around a business that he covers in his book Plan to "Turn Your Company Around in 90 Days" (Apress 2013). Cash Flow Management, Improving Operations Management, increasing Marketing and Sales Efficiency, and Managing from the Top Down He will each be briefly reviewed.

Attendees will gain insights into a strategic comprehensive framework on how to help a struggling business improve its P&L and Balance Sheet without making matters worse.
Additionally, attendees will receive tips on how to:
- manage accounts manage accounts payables and accounts receivables better
- manage employee productivity better
- manage technology, facilities and manufacturing better
- manage process flows better
- understand your customers, competitors and key trends better
- develop a more effective marketing strategy
- develop a more effective sales strategy
- investors, and the board of directors better
- hire and manage outside consultants
- manage yourself and your staff better.

Speaker's bio:
Jonathan H. Lack is a serial entrepreneur and turnaround specialist. He is Principal of ROI Ventures, LLC a business advisory practice focused on strategic planning and interim management for growth companies facing challenges getting to the next level of their development and for mature companies trying to adjust to new market realities.
He has over 25 years of experience in management and strategic planning, focusing primarily on consumer product and services companies of all sizes (e.g. start-ups, mid-size, and Fortune 500) in a variety of industries (e.g. financial services, food & beverage, information services, healthcare, Internet, manufacturing, retail and telecom).

Jonathan earned a BA in Middle East Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master's in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Jonathan is the author of "Plan to Turn Your Company Around in 90 days" published by Apress.

Agenda:
- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speakers' Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking
- 9:00 am – 9:55 am: JSWT available time to use conference room (Job Search Work Team)

What to bring:
- Business Cards
- Name badge (Note: within the "Other Useful Documents" section of the FENG member portal there is a Word document name badge template available to print your own)

CPE Credit: will be available

Sponsor: The Talance Group is a boutique search and consulting firm that offers both Direct Hire and Contract placement of Finance/Accounting and Information Technology professionals. Our focus is solely in the Houston area, with extensive knowledge of our city’s talent pool, job market, companies and industries. The Talance Group has been named one of Houstons Fast 100 3 years in a row and is recognized as one of Houston's best places to work by the HBJ.

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

Directions

Please park in the Parking garage designated for One and Two Hughes Landing/Tower. We can validate parking for this garage only.

When you enter the building, you will walk past the elevators on the left. Down the hall, to the end.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/One+Hughes+Landing/@30.1720425,-95.4723102,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce2e6a1433:0x97dcfd50d599cb51!8m2!3d30.1720379!4d-95.4701162

Saint Louis, MO Mar 27, 2019

Time

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

The Lodge of Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres, Missouri 63131

Agenda

FENG FORUM

Topic: CULTURE and CASH -
The Interrelationship between Organizational Culture and Cash Management

Speaker: Dr. Sharilyn D. Franklin, Executive in Residence at Webster University

Agenda:
- 7:30am-8:00am: Networking & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
- 8:00am-9:00am: Presentation

To Register:
- Deadline is Tuesday, March 26
- Do NOT register on The FENG website
- fengforum@thefengstl.org

Presentation:
Organizational Culture is widely accepted as the dominant values, assumptions, and behaviors existent within an organization. The Organizational Culture also influences the way people interact, their acceptance or resistance to change, and ultimately the context within which knowledge is acquired, created, or transferred.

Cash Management encompasses all activities broadly related to planning, organizing, controlling, collecting, handling, and growing financial resources. Cash management is also greatly influenced by the Organizational Culture. Interestingly however, the relationship between the two (organizational culture and cash management) is often overlooked. In fact, significant losses are sustained annually by companies that fail to acknowledge and address the interrelationship between Organizational Culture and Cash.

This presentation will:
- Define and describe Organizational Culture.
- Explore Organizational Culture in relation to human behavior and misbehavior.
- Revisit relevant statistics concerning the cost of employee misbehavior and disengagement.
- Clarify and connect the concepts known as Organizational Behavior, Design, Effectiveness, and Development.
- Propose strategies that enhance employee engagement.

Speaker's bio:
Dr. Sharilyn D. Franklin is an executive in residence at Webster University and currently teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Strategy. She also helps develop curriculum so that Webster University business classes align with industry expectations.

Dr. Franklin has a 30-year history of successfully working with individuals, teams, and organizations to identify and solve problems; to create value-based opportunities; to manage continuous change; and to strategically position for global success. She has worked with clients such as, Goldman Sachs, Gillette, Sprite, CNN, and Anheuser Busch to name a few.

She has received in excess of 200 business, civic, or academic awards. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in both Communications and Political Science. She earned a master's degree in Business Administration from Fontbonne University. In addition, she earned a PHD in Management, specializing in Leadership and Organizational Development from Walden University. These are extraordinary academic, business, and civic achievements.

Dr. Franklin launched and continues to manage a portfolio of firms operating under the banners of FPM, FUSE and CLD focusing in the areas of brand, organizational, and leadership development.

She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; The Links Inc.; Top Ladies of Distinction; and the St. Louis Forum. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards including Salvation Army, Grace Hill Settlement House and the Laclede's Landing Redevelopment Corporation, to name a few. Dr. Franklin resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

Directions

http://www.desperesmo.org/index.aspx?nid=77

Tampa, FL Mar 27, 2019

Time

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Vaco Tampa
4030 Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

Agenda

Topic: Resume Workshop

Speakers: Kim Wacaser and Chris Nelson with VACO

Presentation:
It has been a while since we have done a resume workshop, so please join us on March 27th, for just that.

Kim Wacaser and Chris Nelson will be on hand to describe what needs to be on your resume to attract recruiters to you as a candidate and, just as importantly, what should not be there.

They will have plenty of anonymized resumes to show examples of what they see on a daily basis.

Feel free to bring you own resume to get feedback on it from Kim and Chris.

Speakers' bios:

Kim Wacaser:

Area of Expertise: Accounting and Finance

Kim is a proud born n’ raised Florida girl! She grew up in Orlando and attended Stetson University in Deland, Fl. She worked full time while completing a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance (double-major) and went on to get her Master’s in Accounting while taking on a Graduate Assistant position in the Career Services office. Vaco is the place where she can utilize her background in accounting while also nurturing both her competitive and social butterfly tendencies. Since 2012, Kim has been focused on top level accounting and finance talent, bridging a connection with clients to fulfill their organization’s needs while helping the candidate achieve his/her career development goals.

Chris Nelson:

Area of Expertise: Accounting and Finance

Coming from the ever-changing wireless industry, flexibility and adaptability have become part of Chris’ professional DNA. Combine that with 10 years of Financial Planning and Analysis, where he progressed to the role of Senior Manager of Revenue Analysis, and Chris had found himself uniquely positioned to transition into the role of Accounting & Finance Recruiter.

Chris’ philosophy of always trying to do what is right for customers and clients aligns perfectly with the beliefs and culture of Vaco. Chris offers candidates many services (at no cost) to improve their chances of landing their dream job, including assistance with their resume, detailed executive summaries that truly sell their skill sets and professional passions, Excel training, PowerPoint presentation training, and of course interview coaching.

If you are ready to improve your life with new employment opportunities, Chris is ready to help you reach your career goals.

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

Cincinnati, OH Mar 27, 2019

Time

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

8044 Montgomery Rd
Kenwood Towers
Kenwood, 1st Floor Conference Room,
There is plenty of FREE parking available.

Agenda

Firstly, thank you for the flexibility in our meeting schedule this month. Our next meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 27th, with general networking festivities kicking off at 5:30 pm.

I am pleased to announce a Special Guest Speaker, Lee Wall, CFO, Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., who will be presenting "A Networking Odyssey". Lee will be providing insights into his personal journey, over which, among other things, he successfully tackled gaining entry into the private equity space and changing industries.

In addition to pizza and refreshments provided by our friends and colleagues at Vernovis (Thank you Wendy!), as a special treat, Lee will also be providing Frisch's hot fudge cakes for dessert. (Thank you Lee!).

Background on Lee Wall:

Lee was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants in April 2018 where he oversees the finance, information technology and Frisch’s Kitchen Commissary teams.

Prior to joining Frisch’s Lee spent seventeen years in corporate leadership roles and portfolio company CFO roles within what was often described as the Family Office of Daily Mail & General Trust plc. Most recently he held the CFO office at Hobsons, the global education technology company headquartered in Cincinnati.

Lee has extensive experience in building strategic finance functions, creating efficient accounting organizations and leading numerous M&A transactions.

Lee moved to the United States in 2001, initially working in Connecticut, then New York and the Bay Area.

He started his career in the United Kingdom with the Big 4 accounting firm KPMG where is gained his professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant.

Lee was born and educated in the United Kingdom and currently lives in Mason, Ohio with his wife and five children.

As always, please feel free to spread the word to your friends and colleagues, who are welcome to attend. No worries if you are running late.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.










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.



Directions

Austin, TX Mar 27, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

8108 Mesa Dr.
Suite A-100,
Austin, Texas 78759


Agenda



Bring business cards and name tags, and resumes.

Directions

Susquehanna Valley, PA Mar 27, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

MEETING CANCELLED

Agenda

Please join us for the joint LANCASTER and READING meeting in April.

Directions

Rochester, NY Mar 27, 2019

Time

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room
1129 Empire Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14609

Agenda

Rochester

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

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity that shouldn’t be missed whether you are currently employed or in transition. One can never have enough networking contacts. You need to continually nurture the friendships you make through The FENG. "The Power of Networking. The Power of Friendships." is what we are all about.

Please bring:
- a Friend who is interested in joining The FENG

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/MacGregor's+Grill+%26+Tap+Room/@43.1755319,-77.5266241,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d6ca2e35516023:0x3b8a30dcf24d476d!8m2!3d43.175528!4d-77.5244301

Houston, TX Mar 28, 2019

Time

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location

Amegy Bank Tower
1717 West Loop South,
9th Floor, JCC Room C
Houston TX 77027
Complimentary Parking

Agenda

The Current Trends in Construction in TEXAS

by Sean Johnston, CFO

Butler-Cohen

· Join us on the discussion of the Construction sector in TEXAS

· The trends affecting this sector and considerations when building new construction

· The specific drivers underlying these movements

Schedule:
7:30 – 8:00 AM Check-in and Informal Networking
8:00 – 8:30 AM Commercial Real Estate and Lender’s Updates
8:30 – 9:15 AM Presentation by Key Note Speaker Sean Johnston
9:15 – 9:30 AM Closing Remarks

Hosted by:

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


If you can't attend there will be a conference call line:

605.313.4498 Access Code: 753876


Directions

Real Estate Mar 28, 2019

Time

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location

Amegy Bank Tower
1717 West Loop South, 9th Floor
JCC Room C
Houston TX 77027

Agenda

The Current Trends in Construction in TEXAS

by Sean Johnston, CFO

Butler-Cohen

· Join us on the discussion of the Construction sector in TEXAS

· The trends affecting this sector and considerations when building new construction

· The specific drivers underlying these movements

Schedule:
7:30 – 8:00 AM Check-in and Informal Networking
8:00 – 8:30 AM Commercial Real Estate and Lender’s Updates
8:30 – 9:15 AM Presentation by Key Note Speaker Sean Johnston
9:15 – 9:30 AM Closing Remarks

Hosted/Sponsored by:

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


If you can't attend there will be a conference call line:

605.313.4498 Access Code: 753876

All members and guests are welcome! Dress is business casual. Complimentary Parking.

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.

Mexico City, Mexico Mar 28, 2019

Time

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Location

The Hotel Presidente Intercontinental
Campos Eliseos 218
Ciudad de Mexico 11560 Mexico

Agenda

You are cordially invited to a joint meeting with the British Chamber of Commerce.

El Grupo de Finanzas de la BritChaM tiene el honor de invitarlos a su desayuno conerencia:

Topic: The first 100 days of the new Presidential Administration

Días de la nueva administración: un análisis desde la perspectiva del sector financiero

Speakers:
- Alan Elizondo, Bank of Mexico
- Carlos Mateos, CM Communication
- Odracir Barquera, Political Advisor

Moderator: Armando Nuricumbo, Nuricumbo & Partners

Cost: 820$ no socios

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/InterContinental+Presidente+Mexico+City/@19.4272119,-99.195803,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x85d201ff04e04db7:0x9193a9b689ebc23!8m2!3d19.4272119!4d-99.1936197

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Mar 28, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Escalantes Mexican Restaurant - Hughes Landing
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX 77380

**Note: Escalantes is a new venue we will be trying for the 28 March 2019 quarterly social. It is very close to the Local Pour venue we have utilized previously **

Agenda

Please join us for a social evening. It is a great opportunity to make new friends as well as catch-up with old friends!

- Drinks: Buy your own
- Appetizer sponsor: USI
- Dress: Business casual

Who Should Attend: FENG members, prospective members, and Woodlands chapter previous speakers.

What to bring: Business Cards and a Name badge

Parking:

Free parking is available in the multi-story parking garage above Whole Foods Market (entrance on Aviator Way)

Self-pay Valet parking is available near the restaurant

Appetizer sponsor information:

https://www.usi.com/

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. By taking a financial driven approach to risk management, USI has been able to give their client’s a competitive advantage in the marketplace while attracting best-in-class industry talent with a long history of deep and continuing investments in our local communities.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Escalante's+Mexican+Restaurant/@30.1705556,-95.4731742,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce40a2708b:0x20760df9758b8768!8m2!3d30.1705556!4d-95.4709855?hl=en

Indianapolis, IN Mar 28, 2019

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: Integrated Payables-Strategic Value Creation

Speakers: Ken Irwin, Executive Director, Middle Market Banking, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Brian Rodgers, Executive Director, Payables, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

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:
- Drive economic benefits from using the most efficient payables channels
- Improve efficiency through automation
- Generate working capital
- Fraud prevention through use of technology
- Increase firm value

Speakers' bio:

(1) Ken Irwin:
Ken Irwin graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1982. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1984. His career started in public accounting. He has been with JPMorgan Chase and predecessor organizations since 1986. Mr. Irwin is with the Commercial Banking Division, developing and managing client relationships with companies ranging from $20MM to $100MM in revenue. Ken is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis

(2) Brian Rodgers:
Brian is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance. He has spent the past 20 years working in Financial Services and Banking with the last 10yrs focusing on Payables and Commercial Card Programs. Brian has worked with business ranging from less than $1MM in revenue to over $5B to implement strategies to enhance working capital, identify operational savings and grow revenue.

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 on The FENG website or write to: fengindy@gmail.com

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

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