The FENG Jacksonville, FL Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

09/20/2019 – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

The offices of Aston Carter
7077 Bonneval Road, Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Agenda:

1. 90-second introductions and elevator speeches
2. Members will be asked to share at least one resource, job lead or other helpful information with the group
3. Networking and Open Discussion

Practicing your 90-second announcement in the comfort of your own home is a good thing to do, but it is hardly enough. The missing element is a live audience. The additional benefit is that the live audience you will encounter at a meeting of The FENG will also be a friendly audience so you can improve this important tool.

It is important to you in your career to stay connected to The FENG whether you are currently employed or in transition. Meetings provide a great opportunity to meet new people and catch-up with old friends. One can never have enough networking contacts. You need to continually nurture the friendships you make through The FENG. "The Power of Networking. The Power of Friendships." is what we are all about.

Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/7077+Bonneval+Rd,+Jacksonville,+FL+32216/@30.2470241,-81.5994073,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e5ca04b197d063:0x3ec1f1a8a31f2891!8m2!3d30.2470195!4d-81.5972133


About the Jacksonville, FL Chapter

The Jacksonville Chapter currently has 289 members.

We will be taking a summer hiatus for June, July and August. See you in September.

Chapter Leadership

Matt Laffey
mattlaffey@att.net
(904) 577-8254
Principal

Matt has over 25 years of senior management experience that spans secured lending, investment banking, and operating CFO and CEO roles. He began his career in commercial banking and asset-based lending, and left to become CFO of a bank client, a troubled $150mm food processor. After engineering a successful turnaround and sale of the business to a $6 billion global food processor, Matt was hired by Cybus Capital Markets, an investment bank. There, he did merger and acquisition, and corporate restructuring work for middle market companies in manufacturing, distribution, and financial service businesses nationwide, often in troubled situations. During his tenure, Matt successfully raised over $500 mm in debt and equity capital for privately-held, middle market businesses across a range of industries.

He moved from the capital markets back into a variety of operating roles: turning around a medical equipment manufacturer; integrating the purchase of a California high-tech cardiac catheter manufacturing acquisition for its Dutch parent; recapitalizing a consortium of secured lenders out of one of the largest food processors in the Southeast; and turning around and recapitalizing a food processor owned by a private equity group. Matt served as interim CFO for a custom manufacturing operation, guiding the business through a turnaround, an ERP systems implementation, and preparation for sale to a strategic buyer. He has guided firms through the complexity of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, and has been recognized by the federal bankruptcy court as a qualified Financial Advisor and Chief Restructuring Officer. He has provided expert witness testimony in state court cases involving economic loss.

Matt has performed capital raising or operational turnaround work across a range of industries including food processing, crop insurance, import-export brokers, plastics manufacturing, biotechnology research, medical device manufacturing, textile processing, durable goods manufacturing, building products, construction equipment, and ethanol. He serves as president of the North Florida Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and has served on the board of the Florida Turnaround Management Association.

Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.
Ann Mackey
mackey.ann@gmail.com
(904) 389-6884

Future Meetings

10/18/2019
08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The offices of Aston Carter
7077 Bonneval Road, Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL 32216

11/15/2019
08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The offices of Aston Carter
7077 Bonneval Road, Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL 32216


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Matt Laffey
mattlaffey@att.net
(904) 577-8254

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