The FENG Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

Next Meeting


06/09/2020 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


This will be a Zoom virtual Meeting
Instructions will be sent after you register on the website


The Greater Chicagoland FENG Chapters 3rd-ever WEBINAR –
Attaining and Retaining Job Search Referrals: Basic & Advanced;
Includes Metric Macro Program

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM CT
Do you want to leverage landing your next career opportunity through contacts you have made from previous companies you have worked at?

In most cases, the effective networking efforts involves the process of creating internal advocates within a targeted company.

It takes a well-defined process to know who to target, how to engage them and the kind of communication it takes to earn their interest in helping professionals in their career search endeavors.

Key takeaways will include:
• The importance of having a job referral.
• The steps in preparing to search, find and select job referrals.
• How to get an internal sponsor to help your cause.
• What to say and do with targeted individuals in face-to-face (and now video conference) networking conversations.

Two bonuses for attendees (you need to participate to have access to such!) –
• How to effectively use a job search referral template to capture and journal referral contacts.
• Metric Macro Program – how to effectively navigate through the LinkedIn downloadable data that will shorten the time in transition, supports social distancing and improved identification security (lessens that amount of time needed to be online!).


Bob Rosell has performed Project Management and Software Quality Assurance roles and on several multi-year projects for companies like Motorola, Electro-Motive Diesel and Boeing. He has contributed to the development and continual improvement regarding the Illinois workNet DuPage workshop program. He founded Social Media Emotional Intelligence (SMEI) to focus on job referrals. Bob has helped place individuals through sponsored referrals, as well as shorten the transition time for people looking for their next career success.

Additional meeting details are as follows:
(1) Dress code: Business Casual from the waist up (or as far as your video camera can capture).
(2) Coffee and Donuts/Bagels/Pastries will be served by you and you alone.
(3) Parking – Your parking lot, driveway or garage is the best option.
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00.
(5) Bring 0 printed copies of your resumes/handbills/business cards but have them ready electronically for subsequent distribution.
(6) Be sure you can modify/edit the name that appears in your video window so that we can refer to you by your preferred name rather than, “Dad’s Cell Phone,” “iPhone 10XR,” or “,” or whatever the default name of your device is when logging into Zoom for the first time.’

This meeting is virtually sponsored by The Addison Group (our special thanks to them!):

Jason Douglas
Branch Manager, Finance & Accounting
Addison Group
125 S. Wacker Drive, 27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

312.424.0300 Office 312.424.0900 Fax

Please RSVP by Sunday evening, June 6, 2020. TIMELY RSVP is REQUIRED for subsequent email with instructions for video meeting URL. Registrations after that deadline will be waitlisted and will require special dispensation from various supreme powers that may be allowed if time and effort can accommodate (we are all volunteers that provide this service so chances of this happening are extremely remote).

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.


About the Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

The overall Chicagoland area membership (Downtown that meets at various executive recruiter locations in the Chicago Loop and Suburban that meets in Rosemont) has over 6,000 members but most if not all are also members of other Upper Midwest Chapters such as Madison/Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Indianapolis (Indiana).

Meetings are typically held from 730a to 1030a on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the second week of each month and the posted meetings on our web site includes the specific location.

Meeting spaces have limited capacity and we allow the invitation of non-member guests to join us. Consequently, members are encouraged to register early to ensure a spot on the attendance list and are not wait-listed when capacity is reached and exceeded. Additionally, we ask that registered attendees cancel when a conflict arises so as to allow those wait-listed to be able to attend.

Chapter Leadership

Matt Oey
(312) 255-1887
Senior finance executive with prior experience as CFO for InterDelta Corporation and PRT Bentoel, consumer product manufacturing companies in South East Asia. Currently a consultant specializing in process flow, risk analysis, business strategy, including Asia Pacific business development, and operations optimization. Target small medium enterprises (SME's) having an international focus.

Mr. Oey a CPA in Illinois, has a BS Engineering with a concentration in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.
Jerry Scherer
(847) 835-1175
Jerry Scherer is President of JB Scherer Consulting Group LLC. He is a passionate advocate of the use of decision support tools to assist the C-Suite in gaining better insights and making more informed decisions. Jerry is a Value Added Reseller of the decision support tools of Palisade Company (, including their flagship product, @RISK(TM), which enables Excel users to perform Monte Carlo Simulations. He also collaborates with Professor Emeritus Willard Zangwill, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, who has developed Bayesian Inference software to dramatically improve management decision making. For more information about Jerry and to access articles that he has written, please visit his website at You may also communicate with him directly via e-mail at
Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965
Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, is a valuation expert in mergers, acquisitions, investor relations, corporate communications and business development. He is the Principal & Founding Member of his independent consulting company, Eschbach & Associates, LLC, that includes his role as Managing Director of Atlanta-based Asbury Investor Relations; and President of Transworld Business Advisors of Naperville that focuses on mergers, acquisitions, franchise development and franchise sales.

Steve is a frequent public speaker on many topics relating to networking and business development and since 1991 a published author in a number of media outlets. His most recent book, 'Link, Learn, Leverage: Why Networking is Your Greatest Asset" is available at For more information (and to connect with him), see

Future Meetings

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Robert Half - Protiviti Offices
101 N Wacker Dr., Ste 1400, Chicago, IL 60606

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
560 West Washington Blvd., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Addison Group
125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Advanced Resources
111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60604

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Parker + Lynch
200 South Michigan Ave. 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Parker + Lynch
200 South Michigan Ave. 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965