The FENG Dallas, TX Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

09/24/2019 – 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: Recruiters are our Friends: A Recruiter Panel Discussion

Panelists:
- Chris Brown, Founder, Managing Partner, RJ Byrd Search Group
- Helen Dickey, Founder, Partner, Harris & Dickey
- Debbie Williams, Founder, Owner, HastonWilliams
- Ben Pinto, Partner, Thomas Edwards Group (Moderator)

Presentation:
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear a lively discussion (including Q&A) with three accomplished panelists that have each founded, led and operated their own successful recruiting practice. They will share their unique experiences, stories and expertise to inform and equip senior finance executives with information that will prove valuable to their job search.

Speakers' bios:

Christopher Brown, Managing Partner, RJ Byrd Search Group

Chris has been in the search industry since 1996. He was hired by a large international staffing firm based on his prior his track record in sales. Within a year’s time, Chris achieved the #2 producer in the region and top 20 internationally among 175 offices. From there, Chris partnered up with his former Regional Manager to start up a new search firm, where he managed the branches in Dallas and Fort Worth. In 2003, Chris joined a local firm as a non-equity partner, started and built a multi-million dollar Technology Practice prior to the company’s acquisition. In 2007, Chris co-founded The RJ Byrd Search Group.

Chris is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization, has served on the Board in various capacities and in 2014-2015 is serving as President. Chris was a college athlete and continues to lead an active life style. He’s been married for 19 years, is a proud father of two and volunteers his time to local charities.

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Helen Dickey, Partner, Harris & Dickey, CPA, CISA

Helen Dickey is an executive leader with over 40 years of experience in the consulting and banking industries serving as an internal auditor, accountant and executive. Helen is recognized for her visionary leadership with sustained performance in high quality service delivery and client satisfaction, client relationship development and management, and team development. She has proven accomplishments in consulting and special project services in the areas of accounting, finance, internal audit, technology, and project management, in numerous and varied business environments.

Previously, Helen was an executive with Jefferson Wells, a professional services firm specializing in internal audit, finance and accounting, tax and technology advisory services. During her tenure at Jefferson Wells, she was the Regional Vice President for the firm for five years, managing half the US with thirteen offices reporting to her and assisting with the growth of the firm from $1 million to $425 million in revenues. She was responsible for establishing the vision and direction of the firm as well as ensuring thirteen offices accomplished their strategic goals and tactical business plans. She served as the Dallas/Fort Worth Managing Director for seven years where she was responsible for all aspects of managing the office, including strategic planning, financial management, assurance of client satisfaction and service quality, and people management. Early in her career, Helen worked at Bank of America and Comerica Bank in accounting and internal audit as well as KPMG and Pricewaterhouse Coopers performing external audits.

In 2010 Helen combined forces with Kelly Harris to found Harris & Dickey, LLC, a certified woman-owned professional services firm in DFW Metroplex. Now, almost 10 years later, Harris & Dickey is a successful professional services firm known for quality, customized consultative services in accounting, finance, internal audit, technology, project management and special project assistance, delivering services to companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Helen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a CPA for over 35 years and a CISA for over 20 years. She has been serving on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors since 2004 and is currently the Chairperson of the Audit Committee for the Chapter. She is a member of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

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Debbie Williams, Owner, HastonWilliams

Debbie is the Co-Founder of HastonWilliams, a boutique executive financial search and staffing firm located in Plano, Texas. Debbie has spent more than 28 years helping companies secure candidates for critical roles in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. She has an expertise in mid to executive finance and accounting positions within small to mid-sized companies.

Supporting the success of others has been a long-standing priority to Debbie. In 2009, she established the DFW CFO group to support local senior financial leaders. With over 1800 members the group hosts networking and educational events. She has also served as a speaker on several panels.

Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University. She spends her free time with Art, her husband, their four dogs and family.

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Ben Pinto, Partner and Director, Contract Services Division, Thomas Edwards Group

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 a Permanent 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.

Ben is married to his college sweetheart and has two grown daughters, two sons-in-law (also all Aggies-whoop!), and is referred to as “Duke” by his grandchildren. He is a longtime member of Watermark Community Church and serves with several not for profit organizations including Water is Basic and The Marcella Project.

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 2,544 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

10/22/2019
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

11/26/2019
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

12/17/2019
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
TBA


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

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