The FENG Westport, CT Chapter

Next Meeting


09/12/2018 – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Temple Israel in Westport, CT. We meet in the Temple’s Board Room, on the first floor. The entrance is through the Temple’s administrative offices on the left hand side of the main entrance. Alumni members are always welcome!


Please try to be on time. I never punish those who show up on time by starting late. And, you honestly do miss something when you arrive late.

The beginning of the meeting will be devoted to members delivering their 90-second announcements so we can learn more about each other.

Our very special guest speaker for this meeting is the fabulous (and not to be missed) Debbie Fay. Her topic is:

The Interview: Your Most Important Presentation

Debbie Fay, founder bespeak presentation solutions, llc

Think about it; an interview is really a presentation to one person, or more, about YOU. And it is a persuasive presentation as well. These two things being true, it only makes sense that you prepare for this one-on-one presentation as though it were the biggest and most important of your life. What are the preparations? What is the best way to present yourself in an interview? Debbie Fay, a public speaking coach and presentations specialist will walk us through the components of developing and delivering that most important presentation; the interview.

Debbie Fay is the founder of bespeak presentation solutions, llc, a public speaking coaching/presentation development company. Debbie is an award winning trainer and teacher with a lifetime of performance experience who has helped hundreds of people of all ages and vocations present themselves and their material with confidence, conviction and clarity. Debbie is the author of NAIL IT. Create and deliver presentations that connect, compel, and convince. Available on Amazon and through other bookstores.

For more information about Debbie Fay and bespeak, go to:, or contact Debbie directly at


With regard to future meetings, please mark your calendars for the second Wednesday of the month and try to keep this date available. Interviews, work, and family emergencies are good exceptions.

In order to get the maximum benefit from our meeting:

1. Bring a name badge and/or "tent" to the meeting.*
2. Bring copies of your résumé and/or business cards.
3. Polish your 90 second announcement.

*(A tent is a 8" x 12" piece of cardboard folded in half with your name on BOTH sides.)

You should plan that the formal session will end no later than 6:30 PM so that the remaining 1/2 hour can be spent on a "scramble". Everyone should stay alert during the 90 second announcements so that when we break for individual networking you are able to connect in depth with as many people as possible. I want to strongly emphasize the importance to your job search of making a personal connection to other members.

If you bring a BIG name badge & big tent, this will also help. There is nothing more embarrassing than to get engrossed in a conversation with someone and have to ask them to repeat their name! Make it easy for others to remember you.


The directions to Temple Israel are very easy. Take the Merritt Parkway to Exit 42.

FROM NEW YORK: At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Route 57 North (Weston Road). At the 2nd stop light, turn right onto Lyons Plains Road.

FROM NEW HAVEN: At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Route 57 North (Weston Road). At the 1st stop light, turn right onto Lyons Plains Road.

There is a fork in the road just prior to the Temple. Lyons Plains Road branches off to the left, Coleytown Road to the right. Stay to the right on Coleytown. Temple Israel will be on your right at 14 Coleytown Road. Do not park in front of the building. A large parking lot is located at the end of the driveway past the main entrance. The number at the Temple is 203-227-1293.

About the Westport, CT Chapter

The Westport, Connecticut Chapter of The FENG was founded in 1991 and was our networking group's first chapter. Matt Bud and Bruce Lynn serve as Co-Chairs.

We meet in Westport at Temple Israel. Please join us!

Chapter Leadership

Matt Bud
(203) 227-8965
In addition to being Chairman of The FENG, my other full time job is Managing Partner of The Financial Executives Consulting Group, LLC. The "all senior professionals, all the time" approach we use to solve client issues is unique. I primarily handle business development for the firm. Please visit our website at: to learn more about what we do.

Matt Bud
32 Gray's Farm Road
Weston, CT 06883
(203) 227-8965 Office Phone
(203) 820-4667 Cell
(203) 227-8984 Fax
Paul Stuhlman
(203) 286-3939
Bruce Lynn
(203) 655-4806
Bruce has acquired over 20 years of corporate and banking experience in all aspects of treasury and financial management by successfully tackling major assignments in such areas as treasury operations, cash management, working capital management, strategic planning, credit, systems enhancements as well assignments involving the planning and analysis of operating and capital budgets.

In his current role as a Managing Partner for The Financial Executives Consulting Group and as a former VP, relationship manager at Bankers Trust and Director of Cash Management and Working Capital at Ogden Corporation he has advised many Fortune 500 companies on methods to enhance treasury performance.

He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business and is certified as a Corporate Treasury Professional (CTP) by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).

Bruce has been a contributor to the AFP’s Exchange and has made numerous presentations to the AFP and its regional associations as well as presentations to other professional associations such as the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (NACT) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Matt Bud
(203) 227-8965