The FENG Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Chapter
09/19/2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)
We will discuss the effectiveness (statistically speaking) of proactively reaching out to people to discuss “your situation” (aka your job search) instead of, for example, applying online and (reactively) waiting for a response.
About the Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Chapter
'We meet the third Monday of each month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Our objective is to support each other, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market. If you are available we'd love to have you attend -- dress is "job interview" attire, or "dressy" business casual.
As always, this is a great opportunity to network, practice your “elevator” speech and share ideas & tips with fellow FENG members.
Come prepared to learn and share your recent successes, describe your job search plans for the next month, and bring job search questions and concerns. Seek assistance from the group on topics where you need help.
It is important that you bring copies of your target list of companies and people you would like to meet. Also bring enough copies of your profile for other members. These are necessary tools you need so that people will know how to help you.
The networking objectives for the meeting are:
To give each member of our group an opportunity to meet with peers, share job leads and create a sharp focus on his or her career search target in the minds of our members. This allows members and guests to provide you with job leads, networking contacts and strategic search advice.'
- Tom Pilko
- Tom is a Corporate Financial Professional with Officer and Board level management experience. He has leadership roles with privately funded emerging growth companies, as well as multi-billion public companies. He has served organizations by providing business process and innovative financial strategies that achieved profitable results contributing to the financial strength and shareholder value of companies. He also serves as Committee Chairman and Director of professional organizations.
Tom currently serves as Division Board Member and Director for a unit of Signal Holdings, a service organization to the telecommunications industry. Tom led the financial team as CFO and Corporate Controller implementing ERP systems through six years of growth from one operating entity with revenue of $40 million to a nation-wide operation of 12 entities with revenue of $400 million.
Previously, he served as Consultant to the CEO for the merger integration of three multi-billion units purchased by a one of the largest global financial services organizations. Tom led a transitional team evaluating each companyâ€™s core competencies, products and distribution channels, while consolidating and streamlining operations.
His career includes serving as Vice President and Director for a special purpose investment subsidiary of Pennsylvania Manufactureâ€™s Capital Corp., a publicly traded provider of financial services. He was responsible for identifying corporate goals, achieving financial results and coordinating board actions. This was in addition to his role as a financial executive for PMC, managing investment policy and strategy for the $2.5 billion investment portfolio, along with a broad range of financial functions, including the startup of products managing captive insurance programs for clients. Tom was able to achieve a five-year track record exceeding investment performance benchmarks by between 5% and 8% annually contributing over $220 million in earnings that increased the financial strength of the companies.
Tom has also served as a financial officer with Reliance Companies that managed financial services, annuities and risk management services for clients. He was the financial leader for the Merger and Acquisition executive team acquiring controlling interest in NYSE companies that increased return on investment by several hundred million. To provide growth capital for a firm that had maxed its debt covenants, Tom created a $160 million Eurodollar asset-backed financing facility that was a prototype for other firms and became a $2.5 trillion industry.
Throughout his career, Tom was selected for assignments requiring his expertise with highly sophisticated financial products, analytical problem solving skills, leadership and communication abilities. Tom is known for his people skills and ability to use his financial knowledge to create new and innovative programs that add to the profitability and shareholder value of companies.
Tom earned his M.B.A. majoring in Finance from Drexel University and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pace University, NY. Tom also leads Professional organizations as a Director of the Financial Executive International, Philadelphia Chapter, is a former President of Philadelphia Treasurers Club as well as the Institute of Management Accounting. His non-profit Board leadership includes Boy Scouts of America and Kiwanis International.
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