The FENG Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

Next Meeting


09/24/2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Zoom Meeting


Introducing Dr. Michael V. Mulligan- Owner & CEO –Mulligan & Associates
Dr. Mike Mulligan is one of the leading authorities in the career management consulting industry. He founded his firm Mulligan & Associates in 1983 and has been directing his Corporate Sponsored Executive Outplacement for 36 years helping 100 CEOs and Presidents, 500 Chief level officers and 1,000 managers from different industries with separation trauma, career planning and finding employment. He served as a Fellow Manager for the International Career Certification Institute for 20 years certifying those moving into the industry. He wrote the guideline article “how to be an effective outplacement counselor”. His Ph.D. focused on counseling, group work & leadership.
Today he will discuss the five phases of his book Moving Out and Moving Up that all his clients discuss with him when going through the Mulligan program to improve their job situation. The five phases include:
• Leaving the company on a positive note handling the separation trauma, the stressors of a job search and knowing what to tell people.
• Assessing self and world of work and Identifying next job target
• Developing marketing materials, conducting a campaign to obtain interviews and offers. This includes identifying and keeping your references up to date.
• Integrating yourself in the company and building your personal power
• Moving Up-developing and executing a plan to transform your reports and department/division into the “best in their field”.
Dr. Mulligan’s book Moving Out and Moving Up and two other books such as Sharpening Your Helping Communication and Performance Facilitation Skills and Excelling as a Team Leader can be found at the website


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
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