Special Interest Groups

The Financial Executives Networking Group has Chapter Chairs located in 80 major cities across the continental United States, 12 International Chapters, and 40 Special Interest Groups.

Although most of our members are CFO's, or Controllers, many members are in special areas where the membership count is much lower. To facilitate any special networking opportunities I want to make you aware of the following special interest chairmen. Please feel free to contact someone in your specific area of expertise. You only need one sponsor, so here is an easy way to find one. Also, please take a look at our U.S. Chapters and our International Chapters.

To join one or more of these special interest groups:
 • Navigate to the SIG's homepage page in the member section and click on the "Subscribe" link.
 • Send the chair of that group an email, or call the phone number listed.
 • You may want to email your résumé so we can better assist you.

We are open to establishing other special interest groups. If you have any suggestions please let us know.

Click a chapter title below for more information and meeting times.

Aerospace & Defense Companies
Paul Cienki, Chair  (862) 812-6940
Asset Management
Tom McFarland, Co-Chair  (914) 500-8601
Automotive Industry
Tom Wolfe, Chair  (248) 703-5444
Doug Zucker, Chair  (914) 319-0295
Capital Markets
Casey Roach, Chair  (212) 455-8721
Alan Roth, Chair

Managing Director Previous Positions: Overall, 20 years of Wall Street Experience, last fifteen years in Investment Banking (1989-present). Other Investment Banking Positions have included: Prudential Securities: Director, Investment Banking Division, Business Services Group Lehman Brothers: Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Consumer Group Dean Witter Reynolds: Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Consumer Group My education includes the following: B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boston College; and MBA from Harvard Business School h: 203-254-3350

 (917) 362-5906
Construction Industry
Ed Johnston, Chair

Ed Johnston is CFO of Skanska USA Civil NE, Inc. He is a CPA with an MA and MBA, and has spent over 15 years in the construction field after having begun his career at Arthur Andersen. His experience ranges from Controller/CFO roles for mid-sized specialty trade contractors with work concentrated in New York, to serving as Treasurer for the Americas of a multi-national conglomerate. Ed is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA). He is past President of the Long Island chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA.

 (718) 340-0792
Credit / Working Capital Management
Bob Shultz, Chair

During his corporate career, Robert Shultz had a successful 30-year track record in a variety of industries within large and multi-national organizations. As Vice President of Corporate Credit and Customer Finance for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Robert established the Corporate Credit and Customer Finance function for global operations. Sales to 64 countries exceeded $5B. The focus was on restructuring the organization, streamlining and automating quote to cash processes and implementation of major systems improvements. In 2001 Robert became and remains, a Founding Partner of Quote to Cash Solutions (Q2C) LLC, a consulting firm focusing on the quote to cash cycle, management coaching, training, and expert witness activities. Through process streamlining, organization integration and automation Q2C helps companies improve cash performance and manage accounts receivable risk. Robert has successfully provided clients with consulting and training services. Clients include small, midsize and Fortune 500 companies in the entertainment, high tech, internet advertising, consumer electronics and spirits industries in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He has assisted clients in determining how best to organize their order to cash operations, leverage outsource options and implementing systems solutions to automate manual efforts. His focus has been to increase profitable revenue opportunities and implement efficiencies at lower operating costs. Robert also partners with the Credit Management Association to produce and distribute the AnscersX (anscers.com) multi-bureau trade credit report. This provides extensive data from which most credit decisions can be made. AnscersX delivers data from Dun and Bradstreet, Experian and Equifax in one consolidated report. Access is over the web and no contract or minimums are required. In addition to the above he is the Managing Partner in Cutting Edge Business Resources & Solutions. (CEBRS) This is a marketing representative firm having relationships with a variety of vetted service and software providers, each of which addresses a common need of businesses of any size or industry. Robert served on the Board of Directors of the Credit Management Association (CMA)for over 13 years and was the Chairman of the Board after heading up the CMA's Strategic Planning effort. For his work with the CMA he was named CMA's Credit Executive of the Year in recognition of his contribution to the Credit Profession. He now serves on the Board as a Special Advisor. He also serves as the Chairman of FENG’s Credit and Working Capital Management SIG, on the UCLA Extension Program Advisory Board for the Credit Analysis and Management Certificate and was a participant in the UCLA strategic plan development process that led to a number of improvements in this program involving over 90,000 students. Robert is an Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Credit Analysis class. He is also is a member of Advisory Boards for Los Angeles City College Business School and the Credit Today Newsletter Robert has published numerous articles, and regularly speaks on cash cycle management topics.

 (805) 520-7880
Eastern Europe
Philippe Belot, Chair

Philippe has more than 20 years of project and corporate finance experience in the emerging markets of Russia and Central Europe. Joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1993, he participated in the Russian Mass Privatisation Programme and developped private equity funds investing in newly privatised companies in the regions of Russia. In the course of his career at EBRD, his responsibilities encompassed project finance, managing the debt and private equity portfolio of EBRD in Central Europe (€1.2bn), handling equity exits and special situations, being Non-Executive Director on the boards of 5 companies (including a publicly listed one). He left EBRD in 2011 to become the Deputy CFO of Vimetco, the Russian metals and commodities group, as Head of Corporate and Project Finance. He left Vimetco in 2013 and is looking to support Eastern European companies in their international expansion. Philippe started his career in the internal audit and corporate planning departments of industrial companies DMC and Pechiney, then with Rothschild Bank where he carried out privatisation and M&A assignments in Western Europe and Hungary. Philippe graduated in finance from HEC Paris, the French leading business school. He speaks English, French, German, Russian and Polish.

 (07939) 20 88 99
Energy & Natural Resources
Andrew Jowett, Co-Chair  (713) 785-3556
Kirk Sprunger, Co-Chair  (713) 385-7946
Family Businesses
Keith Langworthy, Chair


 (908) 370-2968
Financial Executives International
Matt Bud, Chair  (203) 227-8723
Food Industry
Rick Feldt, Chair  (636) 379-3642
Richard Baland, Chair  (214) 432-2844
Bill House, Chair  (205) 426-5854
Rich Szymkowski, Chair  (412) 549-0314
High Technology
Gary Patterson, Chair

Working with leaders who want to uncover their blind spots so that they can make the best decisions© Author of Million Dollar Spots:20/20 Vision for Financial Excellence and Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health. Founder FiscalDoctor. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) expert & speaker. KPMG CPA / Stanford MBA in Operations, Finance and Marketing. Worked in all major technology sectors and manufacturing, service, and distribution helping over 200 companies. Geographic background before coming to Atlanta includes the Northeast, Southeast, England, and Southwest. Although usually CFO, has held all functional titles, including COO, CTO, CEO, CCO, Head of Sales and President. http://www.FiscalDoctor.com P.S. See and hear the Fiscal Doctor now! http://tinyurl.com/ku2bh7

 (678) 319-4739
Mike Jason, Chair  (908) 647-0271
IFRS/US GAAP Convergence
Aldo Rabih, Chair

Experienced CPA with knowledge of regulatory and investment management finance. Very well versed in policies and procedures as well as providing guidance on US GAAP and IFRS convergence.

 (917) 520-3386
Information Technology
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
Joel Salomon, Chair  (917) 520-8703
Internal Audit
Marc Engel, Chair

Marc Engel, CPA, CISA, CBA, CFE Director, CFO Consulting Partners, LLC Marc Engel is a consultant for well known private equity firms and consults with numerous companies on financial controls and auditing. Before his consulting career Marc served as director of internal auditing with Marsh and McLennan; and the Director of Internal Audit at Kroll, the Risk Consulting Company. He also worked as EDP Audit Manager for a large regional CPA firm and as a senior audit manager for a recognized boutique banking CPA firm in New York where he led audit engagements for Israel Discount Bank and Bank Hapoalim. Marc has a proven track record of directing and completing audits and finding effective solutions for business controls. He is recognized as an industry leader at the New York State Society of CPAs where he is the Immediate Past Chair of Litigation Services Committee, and a member of the Anti Money Laundering Committee and the Banking Committee. He has chaired the very successful Anti-Fraud CPE conference, and presented CPE training on various topics. He has recently served as an adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught audit. Marc is active in a number of significant professional organizations including: The Institute of Internal Auditors, Information System Audit & Control Association, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has a B.S in Accounting from Lehman College, City University of New York.

 (516) 522-1433
Glenn Murphy, Co-Chair  (732) 801-4158
Angie Toney, Co-Chair  (703) 847-0402
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
Investment Banking
Matt Bud, Administrator  (203) 227-8965
Investor Relations
Steve Cantor, Chair

Steve Cantor is currently director of investor relations for Entegris, Inc., a Minnesota-based supplier of components and systems to the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. In August 2005, Entegris merged with Mykrolis Corporation to create a combined entity with 2,800 employees worldwide and annualized sales of approximately $600 million. Prior to the merger, Steve served as director of investor relations and corporate communications for Mykrolis, joining the company in 2002. Before joining Mykrolis, he was director of investor relations for Acterna Corporation, a leading provider of communications test and management solutions. During his 13-year career at Acterna, Steve led the company’s successful defense in a proxy fight and was instrumental in developing investor communications related to a leveraged buy-out of the company. In addition to his role in investor relations, he also performed various treasury and finance functions. Steve began his career in 1986 with Analog Devices, a leading maker of specialized semiconductor devices. Steve received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 1982 and earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1986.

 (978) 436-6750
Leasing Industry
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
M&A / Development
Bob Goddard, Chair

Bob has been a high profile CEO & CFO for 35 years with companies ranging from startups to Forbes 2000, specializing in M&A, IPO\\\'s, Turnarounds, International and Re-engineering for future growth. Bob is a graduate of Northeastern University and the AMP program at Harvard Business School.

 (617) 512-0333
Ken Goldman, Co-Chair  (617) 916-9162
Andy Perz, Chair  (631) 827-6968
Bob Ainsworth, Chair  (508) 303-3272
Hugh Glazer, Chair

Hugh Glazer has over 20 years experience in finance and business operations as well as expertise in start-ups, cash strapped turnarounds, integration of acquisitions and infrastructure development. He now serves as a consulting CFO/COO. He has held key finance and operations roles in several early stage and high growth businesses including Ingenta, Publist, Learning Technology Group/Simon & Schuster, Macmillan New Media, Eastern Connection and The New England Journal of Medicine. He has built the finance and administration teams in over seven companies. Glazer's experience includes Publishing, Internet Services, Advertising, Software Development, Wholesale Distribution and Business Services companies. He is an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and an adjunct professor at a Boston area college.

 (781) 771-2717
Michael Leber, Chair  (917) 441-0222
Rory Parness, Chair  (917) 923-4201
Mortgage Industry
David Lipscomb, Chair

David Lipscomb, CPA, MBA is a Financial executive with significant experience encompassing financial & management reporting, FP&A, governance risk & controls, project & program management and mortgage operations. David is the SVP Finance (CFO) of Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC and is an Active License CPA.

 (703) 300-8111
Mark Coron, Chair

Mark Coron has been co-chair of this chapter for the past 8 yrs with first Tim, then we added Paul, what a great addition!!! I have been in the Not for Profit sector for over 20 years in a various sectors. Organizations with budgets ranging from $ 5 million to $ 100 million. He has demonstrated strategic and financial leadership in the following sectors: Community, Chapter, NGO's with worldwide operations, Health & Human Services. Mark has held titles of Director of Financial Analysis and Systems, Controller, Consultant and his career has steadily grown in the areas of managing staff development, financial software enhancements and implementations. A super user of various financial applications. He has reported to CFO, and Executive Director. Mark now lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.

 (347) 425-4161
Tim Domini, Chair

Tim is a graduate of Babson College with a BS of BA in Finance and a MBA in management. Tim began his career in manufacturing cost accounting and worked his way through Publishing , Direct Marketing and Consulting organizations as the Controller or Business Manager. After a layoff from Readers Digest Tim began consulting directly and eventually became a full time associate with The A Team. During his tenure with the A Team Tim began working in the not-for-profit arena and identified the industry as one he had a great fit with. For the past Ten years Tim has been the Controller of the Brennan Center for Justice where he managed all Accounting Finance, budgeting and all presentations to outside funders. Tim has been a member of the FENG since 2001 and can help folks with all aspects of the job search, networking, resumes and elevators pitches. Tim lives in Bergan county.

 (914) 263-2135
Paul Konigstein, Chair

Paul Konigstein helps nonprofits master finance and accounting. He specializes in making financial concepts understandable to non-financial nonprofit leaders to enable the strategic use of finance to achieve organizational goals. Paul has twenty five years experience as a controller and Chief Financial Officer at arts, culture, education, and international development not for profits including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Hall of Science, Helen Keller International, ArtsConnection, and the American Montessori Society. He is currently a Senior Consultant at Accounting Management Solutions, a CliftonLarsonAllen LLP division. Paul is also chair of the Bridgespan NY nonprofit CFO Group and co-chair of the Financial Executives Networking Group not for profit special interest group. He holds an MBA in finance from New York University and a BS in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 (516) 270-5070
Adaeze Nwachuku, Chair  (908) 265-9263
Private Equity
Stephen Peca, Chair

Stephen has extensive professional experience ranging from banking and finance to capital markets, private equity, project management, risk management and executive education. Stephen formed and is managing director of Concourse Realty Group which provides transaction, asset and portfolio strategy and management business solutions, along with equity investment services, to owners, investors and lenders of commercial real estate, infrastructure and alternative energy projects in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Stephen pursues a related business venture focused on start-up and growth company services, Windy Acres Capital & Advisory, and is teaching or has taught at Baruch College, Fordham University, and New York University. Stephen also teaches for Euromoney Learning Solutions (London). Stephen previously was with Moody’s Analytics, Inc., Fleet Securities, Inc., The Fuji Bank, Limited, The Tucker Companies, Inc. and Urban Investment & Development Co. Stephen has a Certificate in Advanced Management from the University of Chicago, a Certificate of Effective Project Management for Building Design and Construction and a Certificate in the Executive Management Series in Real Estate Development both from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a BBA in Public Accounting from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Chartered Management Consultancy Surveyor and a Certified Public Accountant. He has received the New York University Award for Outstanding Service and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Stephen is also a member of the Asset Management Roundtable, the Investment Management and Hedge Fund Roundtable and is Co-Chair of the Real Estate Group as well as Co-Chair of the Private Equity Group of the Financial Executives Networking Group.

 (908) 507-3818
John Yates, Co-Chair

John Yates is a career interim Finance Director/CFO, specializing in mid-cap sized organisations that are facing challenges in the areas of strategy, transformation, operational performance, mergers and acquisitions or face cash flow issues. He often works with Private Equity and Venture Capital backed companies as well as privately owned companies. Industry sectors he works in are: TechMediaTelco, Business Services, FMCG, NGO, Health and Hospitality. John has extensive international experience having lived/worked in the UK, USA, Middle East, South Africa, Far East, Western and Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Romania).

 (777) 5560101
Professional Services
Howard Nagelberg, Chair

Howard is a financial executive with 25 years of experience in two major sectors of our economy. Currently he is CFO of JUICE Pharma Advertising - an independent pharmaceutical marketing services firm. He has also served in numerous positions within the Omnicom and Grey Advertising networks at both the divisional and corporate entities. His professional services sector experience also includes owning and operating a recruiting and consulting business in NYC. Prior to his 15 years in the service arena he held various positions in the manufacturing sector including various planning, forecasting, reporting and operational responsibilities at Tambrands, GE/RCA and Amstar. He also worked in investor relations at a computer company early in his career. Howard holds a BA in Economics as well as an MBA in Finance from the City of University of New York.

 (212) 367-2404
Real Estate
Stephen Peca, Chair

Stephen has extensive professional experience ranging from banking and finance to capital markets, private equity, project management, risk management and executive education. Stephen formed and is managing director of Concourse Realty Group which provides transaction, asset and portfolio strategy and management business solutions, along with equity investment services, to owners, investors and lenders of commercial real estate, infrastructure and alternative energy projects in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Stephen pursues a related business venture focused on start-up and growth company services, Windy Acres Capital & Advisory, and is teaching or has taught at Baruch College, Fordham University, and New York University. Stephen also teaches for Euromoney Learning Solutions (London). Stephen was a Director with Moody’s Analytics, Inc. and was the firm’s commercial real estate and project finance subject matter expert providing consulting services and executive education to global clients. Previously, Stephen was with Fleet Securities, Inc. where he established a loan sales and trading business for the bank. Stephen spent eleven years at The Fuji Bank, Limited where he was a corporate relationship manager originating and managing a global loan and commitment portfolio where he gained extensive experience arranging international and cross border loans, project finance and other financial structures totalling well over USD10 billion. Before joining the Fuji Bank, Limited, Stephen was Vice President of Accounting, Finance and Administration (CFO) for The Tucker Companies, Inc., a regional real estate developer and property investor. He also spent about seven years at Urban Investment & Development Co., a national real estate developer, manager and investor. Stephen has a Certificate in Advanced Management from the University of Chicago and a BBA in Public Accounting from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Management Consultancy Surveyor. Stephen’s book, Real Estate Development and Investment: A Comprehensive Approach, has been adopted by numerous universities and industry professionals globally.

 (908) 507-3818
Paul Zambrotta, Chair  (864) 884-4176
Rodger Jacobson, Chair

Rodger most recently was CFO for On Campus Marketing, a direct marketing firm providing products to University students and their parents. Rodger has over 25 years experience in the retail, restaurant, direct marketing and hospitality industries. Rodger began his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton. Rodger is a CPA and holds a B.S.C in Accounting from Rider University. Rodger is located in Bethesda Maryland.

 (240) 393-9442
Risk Management
Ignacio Garijo-Garde, Chair  (917) 459-0563
Tom Hall, Chair

TOM HALL is a business, accounting, treasury, internal audit and financial reporting executive. He serves as a consultant and certified instructor in IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for RGP and currently serving large and medium size Financial Services Entities in New York since 2006 for RGP. He is a Board Director for "IRON CREST PARTNERS LLC" in New York City (also with offices in London and Cincinnati). He has 25 years industry experience as a finance executive working with companies including Marathon Oil Company, AIG, World Gold Council, Atlantic Savings Bank, GSO Capital Partners (Member of The Blackstone Group), U.S. Steel Corporation and American Lawyer Media, Inc.; and seven years in public accounting, including KPMG. Positions held include COO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, Treasurer and Chief Audit Executive. He serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU) specializing in IFRS instruction. Currently the Co-Chair of the FENG's New York City Chapter, Tokyo Chapter and Risk Management SIG. Tom is a CGMA, CPA and MBA; and alumni of the University of Illinois, University of Toledo and Columbia University.

 (212) 933-4944
Aldo Rabih, Chair

A CPA and Canadian CPA with leading expertise in tax and reporting. Financial and Accounting Leader with expertise in compliance and regulatory oversight for financial services and many other organizations. Capable to lead teams and mentor small business within growth stage to expand to profitability.

 (917) 520-3386
Securities Research
Peter Mintz, Chair

Peter Mintz, Founder and President of Fleetwood Research, has two decades of experience in equity analysis. His expertise includes analysis of small and mid-cap companies and producing research reports, business plans, due diligence reports, industry white papers, valuations and other investment related documents. He teaches Financial Statement Analysis at The New School in New York and holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business.

 (914) 663-9510
Dick Voll, Chair  (201) 447-5244
Sudhir Bagga, Co-Chair  (857) 222-7328
Michael Hartley, Chair

Michael Hartley is a telecommunications financial executive based in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Hartley has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications in local and long distance service. Mr. Hartley specializes in telecom expense management, including carrier to carrier costs and corporate telecom expenses. Mr. Hartley’s experience includes 11 years with MCI and several years consulting with corporate clients. Positions at MCI include Director of International Line Cost where he audited and managed MCI’s international settlements and Director of Planning for the $10B Business Division headquartered in Atlanta, GA.. Over an eight year period, Mr. Hartley supported corporate clients to manage internal telecom expenses by negotiating contracts, auditing invoices, designing new audit and payment processes, and developing custom software to automate the audit process. Clients included many well known Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Hartley is an expert in telecommunications invoicing with experience in local billing, long distance billing, and all levels of carrier to carrier billing (local Reciprocal Compensation, CABS billing, and international settlements).

 (770) 434-6033
Transportation & Distribution
This leadership position is available, contact Matt Bud for more information.
Bruce Lynn, Chair

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, strategic planning, credit, systems enhancements as well as operating and capital budgets. In his current role as a Managing Director 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).

 (203) 655-4806
John Schwarten, Chair

John currently is a partner of OEM Capital Corp. a NYC based boutique investment bank. He has held a number of executive and management positions including: Interim CEO, CFO and Consultant for companies with operating revenues of $5 to $500 million. Previously, Mr. Schwarten spent 15 years in the banking industry in New York City. During this period his roles included advisory in international finance for US based corporations with Bankers Trust Company, and manager of commercial and merchant banking for the New York City branch of Banque Worms (France). He began his banking career at Marine Midland Bank. Mr. Schwarten holds a Bachelor\'s Degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago.

 (203) 952-6404