The FENG Long Island, NY Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

01/29/2020 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

Agenda:

Meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 and end at 8:30. Members can begin arriving at 6:00 pm for unstructured networking.

New Year’s Resolutions Anyone???

Can you think of a better time of year to commit yourself to finding your next job. Whether you are actively seeking employment today or are, as Matt would say, “between searches, because there is no such thing as permanent employment. We are all just between searches,” the beginning of a new year is a great time to focus on your resume.

This month, we will focus on building a strong resume. How you present yourself through your resume is critical to your success in the professional world. While online job-hunting tools (such as Linkedin.com) are becoming more important than paper formats, both are still necessary. In this interactive meeting we will focus on the most important tool in your job hunting toolbox - your resume.

Lew Bader, in addition to co-chairing the Long Island Chapter of The FENG also co-chairs the Peer Resume Review Committee of The FENG. During this month’s interactive session we will explore the “Do’s and Don’ts” of effective resume preparation and presentation. Lew will share the guidelines used by the FENG Resume Review Committee members to guide them through the review process and provide quality, actionable feedback to FENG colleagues seeking assistance. During the meeting we will discuss both, professional resume guidelines as well as common resume mistakes.

For Networking:
Be sure to bring copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Be prepared to present your elevator speech. Practice your pitch 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.

Refreshments will be served. Please bring your name badge. Dress code is business casual

Future Long Island Chapter Meetings: Mark Your Calendar
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 6:30-8:30PM
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 6:30-8:30PM

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LONG ISLAND JOB CLUB - Thursdays, 10AM to Noon

This job search club is for members in transition. We have created a small team of 6 members doing self-managed job search support on STEROIDS.

To register for the job club go to the Long Island Chapter webpage and click on the Thursday meetings at 10 am to 12 noon. http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/

Next one is Thursday, January 16th, 2020 10AM-12PM

Meeting Location:
Abdriola, Goldberg & Associates
An Ameriprise Financial Services Office
401 Franklin Ave, Suite 101 & 103
Garden City, NY 11530

The FENG Long Island Chapter Leadership:

Lew Bader
lewbader@gmail.com
(516) 681-1298

Rob Dreyfuss
weali@aol.com
(516) 998-8635

The Long Island Job Club:

Steve Brennan
stevenbrnnn6@gmail.com
917.841.7764

Jim Zabatta
jjzabatta@gmail.com
516.672.3848


As always, be sure to bring about 15 copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 2 minute 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.

We plan on starting the meeting promptly at 6:30 PM, but attendees may begin to arrive anywhere from 6:00 PM for informal networking.


Directions

The office is one of two buildings in a complex located at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and Jericho Turnpike. Be sure to go to the building furthest east.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN RESERVED PARKING.


About the Long Island, NY Chapter

The Long Island Chapter Meetings on the last Wednesday of the month 6:30PM - 8:30PM (open 6pm for networking). The Chair of this chapter is Lew Bader. Rob Dreyfuss and Rich Schwamb serve as co-chairs.

Meetings are held each month at
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 117537
The office is one of two buildings in a complex located at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and Jericho Turnpike. Be sure to go to the building furthest east.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN RESERVED PARKING


Bring about 15 copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 2 minute 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.

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In addition, for those in transition who would like mentoring and job search assistance in small self directed groups, we have a LONG ISLAND JOB CLUB which meets Thursdays at 10 AM to 12 Noon.

LONG ISLAND JOB CLUB
(PLEASE SIGN UP/REGISTER BELOW FOR THIS CLUB)

Jim Zabatta jjzabatta@gmail.com 516.672.3848
Steve Brennan stevenbrnnn6@gmail.com 917.841.7764

Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:
Andriola, Goldberg & Associates
Ameriprise Financial Office
401 Franklin Avenue, Suite 101 & 103
Garden City, NY 11530

JOB CLUB MEETING GUIDELINES:
• Job Clubs are designed to accelerate your successful search process
• Job Clubs are NOT a substitute for Chapter Meeting. Job Clubs are NOT one-off networking events.
• Meetings are self-directed groups comprised of 6-10 members
• YOU CAN ONLY BE A MEMBER OF ONE JOB CLUB AT A TIME
• Objective: 70% Success rate for landing full-time/interim/consulting assignments in four months
• You MUST attend all weekly two-hour meetings; unless interviewing/family emergency
• Register for your Job Club meetings so that we can hold a space for you and can contact you if necessary
• If you can’t attend, text Job Club Chairs; do NOT unregister
• BE ON TIME; stay for entire meeting
• Promptly share all job leads with other Job Club members; it’s The FENG way
• Provide metrics of your 20-30 hours of weekly job search initiatives along with results

Chapter Leadership

Manny Velez
manuel.velez173@gmail.com
(917) 886-3825
Rob Dreyfuss
weali@aol.com
(516) 998-8635
Rich Schwamb
rsschwamb@gmail.com
(516) 535-0557
Richard Schwamb is a Retirement plan specialist servicing 100+ Companies in the Tri-State area. Richard has been named for 4 years in a row as one of the Industries top 100 plan sponsors by Plan Sponsor magazine. He is a Title Certified 401(k) Professional and Co-Chairman of Long Island's Financial Executives Networking Group. Richard has held positions as Treasurer, Controller, and General Manager for several Fortune 500 companies.
Lew Bader
lewbader@gmail.com
(516) 967-6201
Lew Bader is a finance and operations professional with more than forty years’ experience in Fortune 500 companies.

Lew joined Counseling in Schools in 2015 as Finance Director and is focused on improving business processes, policies, and technology across the organization to better serve the communities where CIS works.

Prior to joining Counseling in Schools, Lew held various positions at Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, including SVP of North American Customer Service, SVP of Global Order-to-Cash and VP of North American Shared Services.

Lew earned his BA and MS degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York and his MBA from St. John’s University. He is certified in Change Management, is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is CPA Qualified.
Jim Zabatta
jjzabatta@gmail.com
(516) 672-3848
Corporate Development Executive
- New Sales Initiatives - includes new product and market development with a focus on building long term relationships.
- Mergers & Acquistions - buy and sell side experience buying and selling public and private companies and conducting Equity and Fixed Income IPOs.

Retirement Plan Analysis and Management
- Plan takeover and analysis with a focus on cost savings, compliance strategies and employee education goals.
-Provide employee education programs to plan participants.

Senior Health Insurance Representative
- Advise and enroll Medicare beneficiaries on Medicare health and prescription plan options.
- Conduct Educational Seminars on the A, B & Cs of Medicare to Adult Communities and Centers, Veterans Organizations and Business Groups.
- Enroll Groups and Individuals into Health and Benefit Plans.

Financial Analysis
- Business Valuations - valuation of both public and private companies utilized for taking companies public, valuing for disposition purposes and tax support documentation.
- Financial Planning - analysis of financial situation for retirement planning and insurance strategies.
- Development of both marketing and operational budgets for existing and start-up businesses.

Senior Management
-Extensive experience working with and presenting to C-Level Executives and Business Owners.
- Hire and train Financial Advisors, Analysts and Staff positions to expand operations.
-Leadership experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Steve Brennan
stevenbrnnn6@gmail.com
(917) 841-7764

Future Meetings

01/30/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LONG ISLAND JOB CLUB
Abdriola, Goldberg & Associates
An Ameriprise Financial Services Office
401 Franklin Ave, Suite 101 & 103
Garden City, NY 11530

Office Contact: Jim Zabatta - 516.672.3848


02/26/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

03/25/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

04/29/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

05/27/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

06/24/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

07/29/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

08/26/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

09/30/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

10/28/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

11/24/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753

12/16/2020
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Ernst & Young LLP
One Jericho Plaza
Suite 105
Jericho New York 11753


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Lew Bader
lewbader@gmail.com
(516) 967-6201

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