The FENG Dallas, TX Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

07/24/2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

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

Agenda:

Topic: Professional Recruiter Panel

Speakers:

Recruiter Panel: Kelly Harris, Founding Partner, Harris & Dickey; Rich Lavinski, Managing Partner, East 57th Street, and Lynn Mazur, Recruiting Manager, CFO Suite.

Moderator: Ben Pinto, Director, Contract Services Division, Thomas, Edwards Group

Presentation:
The panel will discuss how best to work with recruiters and how they evaluate candidates and work with clients.

Learning objectives include:
- How to open up lines of communication with search firms
- How to best position yourself to work with search firms

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.

Speakers' bios:

Ben Pinto:
Ben brings 20+ years of accounting and finance experience working with companies of various sizes and industries including insurance, manufacturing, oil & gas, professional services, real estate and retail. He currently serves as Director of the Contract Services Division for the firm. Prior to joining Thomas, Edwards Group, Ben was a Business Development Manager and an Executive Search Recruiter with a professional services firm for 12 years. He also served as a Regional Manager and VP for a national, privately-held company in the automotive industry. He began his career in Big 4 audit with Ernst & Young and is a Texas CPA and member of the Dallas Chapter of CPAs. A proud Aggie, Ben graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting.

He is a longtime member of Watermark Community Church and serves with several not for profit organizations including Water is Basic, The Marcella Project and New Friends New Life.

Ben Pinto, CPA
Director, Contract Services Division
Thomas, Edwards Group Inc.
5151 Belt Line Road, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 214-239-1288
Email: ben@thomasedwards.com
Phone: 214-823-6440
info@e57partners.com

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Kelly Harris:
Kelly Harris has over 25 years of corporate and consulting business experience. The last ten years of her career were spent in consulting with Titus, Resources Global Professionals (a Deloitte spin-off) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was responsible for overseeing delivery of services, operations, growth, business development, resource management and provided strategic direction and leadership.

Kelly is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor in Business Administration majoring in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Board Connection, and has served on the Board of Directors for Family Gateway since 2005.

Harris & Dickey is a women-owned business based in Dallas, Texas. The founders/partners of Harris & Dickey are Kelly Harris and Helen Dickey.

Kelly Harris
Harris & Dickey
Founding Partner
972-672-7597
kelly.harris@Harris-Dickey.com

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Richard Lavinski:
Rich is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East 57th Street Partners Consulting, has founded and led several of the largest and most highly regarded professional firms in the DFW marketplace. In his role at East 57th Street, Rich is responsible for leading the direction of the practice and managing the various consulting services offered to clients.

With over 20 years of experience, Rich has used his management, operations and financial experience to help organizations meet their goals through providing Consulting, Project Management, Talent Acquisition and Professional Staffing services. Rich has extensive experience servicing the needs of Private Equity, Telecom, Banking, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Fortune 500, and Charitable Non-Profits.
Rich graduated from the University of Chicago with an AB in Economics. He earned his MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Taxation from University of North Texas. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of WaterStone (formerly known as The Christian Community Foundation), The Cartmell Home Foundation, and Lakeview Methodist Foundation. Rich also serves on the Business School Advisory Boards of the University of North Texas School of Business and Southern Methodist University.

Richard Lavinski
Managing Partner
East 57th Street Partners
214-823-6440
rlavinski@e57partners.com

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Lynn Mazur:
Lynn is dedicated to talent management within our DFW consultative and interim staffing solutions practice. She has over 23 years’ experience focused on Finance and Accounting search in the DFW area.

After moving to Dallas in 1994, Lynn played a key role in growing a newly established contract division for a global recruiting firm. She was promoted twice to leadership roles and earned President’s Club honors for both individual and management production. In 1999, Lynn joined the founding partners of an executive search firm to help establish their footprint in Dallas and was recognized as Rookie of the Year. After an acquisition of the firm, she was instrumental in implementing the success of Texas strategies on a national basis.

Lynn graduated from University of Maryland and is an active member of the Frisco community, serving with her teenage children on Young Men’s Service League and National Charity League.

Lynn Mazur
Recruiting Manager
The CFO Suite
(972) 786-6773
Lynn.Mazur@CFOSuite.com

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.


About the Dallas, TX Chapter

DFW Chapter of the FENG/FEI

Our group is unusual because we have combined the two separate groups, the FENG & the Dallas Chapter FEI Member Career Services Committee, into the DFW Chapter of the FEI/FENG to help any qualified senior financial executive that is looking for a job.

We currently have 2,523 FENG members as part of this group.

MEETINGS

We get together once a month. We occasionally have guest speakers. The bulk of the meetings are to network, meet new members, share leads and go over updates on leads. It is a no-pressure casual meeting where members can join in fellowship to discuss things.

The normal schedule for the monthly meetings of the DFW Chapter of the FEI/FENG is the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

PLEASE NOTE: December's meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of the month.

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

Call Bob Walker, DFW Chapter Chair of the FENG/FEI, with any questions at (214) 532-1152

You are most welcome to attend.

There are many ways to benefit from the FENG/FEI and there are many ways to take part. As usual in life, the more you take part, the more you get out of it. What really makes the FENG/FEI flow is everyone's participation.

The purpose of our chapter meetings is to offer an invaluable opportunity for you to create a sharp focus of your background with the other members.

In order to further this goal, you are asked to do the following:

1. Bring a name badge to the meeting. Print your name badge in the largest type possible. To print a name tag: Log on to the website and go to the “Members Only” link. Then scroll down to “Member Downloads.” From there scroll to “Other Useful Documents.” Then scroll down to “FENG-Name Badge.”

2. Bring copies of your resume and business cards. I am always surprised and dismayed when new members come to our meetings without copies of their resume or a business card.

3. Polish your 90 second announcement. Ask a friend if it communicates who you are. Simple messages are best. Although most of us are more than willing to change industries, the reality is that jobs that fit are some how related to our industry background. Listen to other's presentations and see if you can help them with their search. Can you make an introduction for them? Can you give them a mailing list? Can you recommend or loan them a copy of a book?

Try to get to know one or two people at each meeting. This makes the process more personal, and there is simply no substitute for this kind of personal contact.

CHAPTER LIST & ROSTER

The Dallas Roster and the FENG List of Chapters can be found on the FENG website at www.theFENG.org. The user name and password are available in the nightly newsletter. It is in a Word document format and when opened is downloaded for your use. See the link in lower left hand corner of the home screen for entry into the document section.

See you at the next meeting !!!!

Chapter Leadership

Bob Walker
rbobwalker@gmail.com
(214) 532-1152
Bob is an Investment Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a Registered Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager assisting businesses and individual clients in developing and implementing workable strategies to help them reach their financial objectives.

He was named in Texas Monthly as among the top 7% of advisors in Texas, and in the top 3% in Dallas for the past six consecutive years by Five Star Wealth Manager.

Bob began his career at Arthur Young, CPAs, and was an international banker for 15 years at a major money center bank in charge of Europe and the Middle East. He has been a CFO at several companies. As a former accountant and CFO, Bob’s distinctive qualifications and experience work to help improve his clients’ positions. He is a graduate of the Thunderbird Graduate School and Northern Arizona University. He holds a Masters Degree in International Management and Business Administration.

Future Meetings

08/28/2018
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

09/25/2018
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

10/23/2018
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

11/27/2018
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

12/18/2018
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bob Walker
rbobwalker@gmail.com
(214) 532-1152

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