The FENG Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

Next Meeting


09/19/2019 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Local Pour
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77380


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: The Talance Group and USI
- Dress: Business casual

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

What to bring:
- Business Cards
- Name badge: To print a name tag, log on to the website, go to “Members Only.” Then scroll down to “Member Downloads.” From there scroll to “Other Useful Documents.” Then scroll down to “FENG-Name Badge”


- The open area in the back section of Lour Pour, near the Lake, is reserved.

- 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
- Bicycle self-lock stands are available in front of Whole Foods Market and Starbucks
- Private aircraft parking available at the Conroe-North Houston Regional airport
- Watercraft docking is available on Lake Woodlands near Trulucks restaurant
- Personal drone heavy lifting transporter (available in about 18 years)

About the Houston (The Woodlands), TX Chapter

The Woodlands chapter covers The Woodlands and surrounding areas north of Houston.

We hold monthly business morning meetings (except November and December) and occasional evening social meetings.

1. BUSINESS MEETINGS: The Woodlands sub-chapter meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (no meetings in November and December). CPE Credit will be available, courtesy of Calvetti Ferguson.

Time: 7:15 am-10:00 am
One Hughes Landing Tower
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

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.

- 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 - Job Search Work Team

Breakfast / Coffee 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

2. SOCIAL MEETINGS: We meet Quarterly for our evening social meetings:

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Typically a restaurant in the famous Hughes Landing restaurant row
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard,
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office



Leadership team:
Co-chair - Bryan Valencia, Calvetti Ferguson, (832-742-2400 -
Co-chair - Jim Anderson, B2BCFO (954-661-5709 -
Co-chair - Bartho van Otterdyk, BVO Global Solutions, (281-222-1538 -
VP Membership - Mark Kerr, Sparkle Sign Company,

Chapter Leadership

Jim Anderson
(954) 661-5709
Bryan Valencia
(281) 755-1714
Bryan has over 30 years of professional experience and serves as the Tax Partner-in-Charge at Calvetti Ferguson. He provides a comprehensive array of tax planning and consulting services to both public and private companies, including specialized support in the areas of research and development (R&D) tax credits and incentives, Section 199 domestic production activities deductions (DPAD), and accounting for income taxes under ASC 740 / FAS 109 and uncertain tax positions (UTPs) / FIN 48. He assists clients with proactive tax planning.

Bryan has developed a focus in the manufacturing and distribution, energy, information and technology, and other industries. He has significant experience assisting clients with Internal Revenue Service and other tax authority examinations, appeals and other controversy matters. His professional experience also includes international and federal tax planning and compliance when he previously worked for a large publicly-traded corporation.
Bartho van Otterdyk
(281) 222-1538
Bartho van Otterdyk is an accomplished finance and accounting practitioner with extensive multinational and multi-industry experience.

His industry expertise includes Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Software development. These corporations have ranged in size from technology start-ups to Fortune global 500 companies.

Bartho’s international experience includes financial management of operations in Australia, North America, South America, Asia and the European Union.
Mark Kerr
(281) 703-2143
Andrew Jowett
(281) 546-5994
Chapter Administrator and co-chair of the main Houston chapter.

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

Future Meetings

07:15 AM to 10:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

07:15 AM to 10:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX 77380

07:15 AM to 10:00 AM
One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bryan Valencia
(281) 755-1714