The FENG Dallas, TX Chapter

Next Meeting


10/27/2020 – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)




DO NOT register on The FENG website. Please see below under "Directions."


The FEI cordially invites members of The FENG Dallas and Fort Worth.

Topic: How to Be an Engaging Job Candidate

Speaker: Adam Tarnow, Founder, Tarnow and Company

A 2015 study by Microsoft determined the average attention span for an adult is around eight seconds. For context, that is roughly equal to the attention span of a goldfish.

Eight seconds. That's how long you have to engage someone with your resume, on the phone, or during an interview. You have eight seconds to prove you are the best candidate for the job.

Short attention spans have a profound impact on organizational life. Especially in the area of hiring.

This class will give financial professionals new battle tactics for this new day. Learning to battle short attention spans allows professionals to stand out from the crowd and ultimately land the job they want.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this class, participants will be able to…
1. Differentiate between the five most common causes of boredom.
2. Recognize how boredom negatively impacts them during the job search.
3. Apply various communication principles that will reduce boredom and increase engagement during their job search.

Speaker’s bio:
The first two decades of Adam's career couldn't have been more different.

After graduating from Clemson University with an accounting degree, he spent ten years as a CPA working with PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Neiman Marcus Group and finally BKD CPAs & Advisors.

The next ten years of his career were spent working at Watermark Community Church. While on staff, he had stints leading in the marriage ministry, college ministry, and ended his time at Watermark as the Director of Arts.

Adam is now the founder of Tarnow & Company, a business development consulting firm focused on accountants and other professional service providers. In addition, Adam is also a sought after communicator on the topics of communication, conflict resolution, executive presence, and emerging leadership.

Over his career, Adam has spoken over 500 times in churches and businesses. Adam has a unique gift for making the complex simple and disarming audiences with his wit, humility, and self-deprecating humor.

Adam has been married since December 2003 and has two boys. Free time in the Tarnow house typically involves playing, watching, or talking about some type of sport (especially baseball, basketball, and golf).


How to Register:
You MUST register on the FEI Dallas Chapter website:

- If you already have an FEI login, please use it. If you don’t remember your username or password, click SIGN IN TO REGISTER and use the “Forgot Login” option.

- If you don’t have an FEI login, you can create an account. Hold on to your username and password for future use.

- FENG members who are not members of FEI will need to enter this CODE at the registration screen: FENGMember

- If you are also a member of FEI, the system should recognize you as an FEI member but if not, log in with your FEI member username and password.

Contact for registration issues:

Jackie Dunn
FEI Dallas Chapter Manager

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 3,005 FENG members as part of this group.


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.

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. Make sure your screen name includes your First and Last Name.

2. 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?

3. 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.


The Dallas Roster and the FENG List of Chapters can be found on the FENG website at 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
(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

03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Bob Walker
(214) 532-1152