The FENG Washington, DC Chapter

Next Meeting


06/26/2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Cherry Bekaert
1934 Old Gallows Rd.
Suite 400
(4th Floor Conference Room)
Vienna, VA 22182



SPEAKER: Karen Riordan, VP of Sales, SSi Consulting

Space is limited so you must register!

6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-6:40: Call to order, agenda review, announcements, and introduction of host, Rick Schneider, Tax Partner – Cherry Bekaert
6:40-7:45: Presentation - “The Changing Role of the CFO in an increasingly Digital Environment” by Karen Riordan, including Q&A.
7:45-8:30: 90-second announcements, adjournment

The role of CFO is changing and technology is a major driver in that change. Often times the CFO is a key decision maker or influencer in a company’s technology initiatives. Join us as we discuss the benefits of technology from the CFO perspective. Topics include cloud strategies, automating processes with AI, and the on-going digital transformation.

- Learn how the finance department is upping their game with the latest ERP Technology.

- Learn how changes coming through AI, Automation, Dashboards, Integrations and Mobile technology are creating expectations for the Finance Department. .

- Learn how different industries are using technology to improve data management across a broad range of constituents and stakeholders.

Karen Riordan is Vice President and Owner at SSi Consulting. She has over 25 years of experience in the ERP software business and holds the Project Management Professional certification (PMP). Karen has been a small business owner and served on the board of a variety of not for profit organizations. Her role at SSi Consulting includes helping clients understand the value of cloud accounting and the benefits of the AICPA preferred provider of financial applications, Sage Intacct

CPE Credit: 1.0
LEVEL: Basic
NASBA CATEGORY: Information Technology
CPE SPONSOR: U.S. Transactions Corp Sponsor ID 138278 NASBA


I-495 Beltway to Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike/Rte. 7) towards Tysons Corner.
Make left at first light into Fairfax Square, opposite the entrance to the Tysons Corner Mall, after merging onto Rte. 7 West. Turn immediately left onto service road in front of Fairfax Square buildings and proceed to last turn before gas station. Make right at this turn and enter parking garage at last entrance on right at end of road. Meeting is on 4th floor of building across from parking garage.

About the Washington, DC Chapter

The Washington DC Metro Chapter consists of more than 1,750 members who are senior financial executives in industry, public sector, professional services and non-profit orgnaizations. Meetings are held approximately once per month and are attended by 25-30 members and guests.

Guests are welcome to attend if invited by an existing member. Potential guests who are senior financial executives may contact one of the Chairpersons for information about attending an upcoming meeting.

Remember, "networking" works in both directions. You must be in the game to benefit.

Chapter Leadership

Art Del Buono
(202) 326-3464
Art currently serves as Senior Advisor – Financial Analysis in the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission, supporting the various missions of the agency, especially the merger approval process. He has worked on such high-profile mergers as Proctor & Gamble/Gillette, Federated/May, Nestle’s/Dreyer’s, Johnson & Johnson/Pfizer, and Whole Foods/Wild Oats. His pre-government career included eight years with General Electric in various financial roles, regional controller for a printing company, and CFO of a distribution firm. Art received his MBA in finance and accounting from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and completed the Financial Management Program at General Electric.
Ranjit Gupte
(703) 869-6057
Ranjit has worked in senior executive positions such as CFO, Controller, Head of Manufacturing and Chief of American Operations. He has worked internationally in India, Singapore and Malaysia. He is a licensed CPA with an MBA in Business Strategy from University of Pittsburgh, PA. Industry experience includes air conditioning, audio recording, machine tools, chemicals, crane manufacturing, refrigeration, electronic communication equipment and government contracting. He has headed international business development effort for the $20 Billion TATA Group from India in New York City.
Wade Tetsuka
(703) 717-3339
Wade is President of U.S. Transactions Corp., an organization which is focused on building and maintaining an exclusive network of CEOs and CFOs in government contracting. Wade has an extensive background in financial services including commercial card payment processing using Level-3 data. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. As a CPA, he worked for 10-years at Ernst & Young (San Francisco) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Stuttgart, Germany). Later he entered the medical device industry and served in the capacity of President/General Manager for mid-sized, fast growth companies.
Wade is a member of Vistage, a national CEO membership organization, a founding member of the Coudoun County CEO Cabinet, Board of Trustees of the Loudoun Education Foundation.

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Wade Tetsuka
(703) 717-3339