Meeting Information
Tuesday March 12, 2024
8:00am - 9:30am US/Central GMT-5:00
Marsh McLennan Agency 6160 Golden Hills Dr. Golden Valley, MN 55416

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Please join us at our monthly career development meeting with guest speakers from StevenDouglas – Karen Melby, Managing Director, Midwest Region-Interim Resources and Chad Miyamoto, Director, Accounting & Finance Search and Karen Melby, Managing Director, Midwest Region-Interim Resources.


Navigating today’s job market can be overwhelming. How you position and market yourself can be key to attracting prospective employers and setting yourself apart from the competition. Join us for an interactive and informative discussion on current market conditions and how to position yourself for success.


Learning Objectives (1 Non-Technical CPE is being applied for):

  1. Gain perspective on current market hiring trends and opportunities.
  2. Discuss career growth strategies and how to best position yourself in the market.
  3. Explore alternatives to the traditional career.




image001.jpgKaren Melby: With 30 plus years of professional services industry background, Karen provides leadership for the Interim Resources practice in the Midwest in addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Minneapolis office of StevenDouglas. In this position, Karen develops new business and hires experienced professionals in the areas of finance & accounting, internal audit/compliance, and human resources. StevenDouglas provides high caliber individuals to assist a wide variety of clients in solving their business issues. Our clients include CFOs, Controllers, VPs of Finance and Internal Audit, VPs of HR, Directors and Managers, CIOs and Directors of IT.


Prior to joining StevenDouglas, Karen led the Minneapolis office of a global professional services firm to an all-time high for revenue growth, profitability and employee headcount. She developed new client business in the areas of finance and accounting, internal audit and human resources. Karen spent over 17 years at various consulting firms including PwC, Deloitte, and Towers Perrin (now WTW). Karen has a proven ability to scope and collaborate with her clients and truly understand their needs. She has a proven track record of success in developing and maintaining excellent client relationships and delivering the highest level of service.


Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, is involved with several professional organizations, and serves on the Board of CornerHouse, an interagency child abuse evaluation and training center.


image002.jpgChad Miyamoto: Chad has been a top-performing headhunter since 2006 and previously spent 11 years as an Accounting and Finance professional. This diverse experience gives him extensive, hands-on knowledge in the expertise, providing insight and a comprehensive understanding of the placements he makes. Chad specializes in Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, and Operations spanning Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity and VC-backed companies, as well as small to mid-sized private businesses and non-profits. He’s known for his unique skill set in Accounting and Finance, and the many, successful placements he makes in that area, including a focus in Human Resources, Senior leadership (C-Suite, VP, Director) and Operations.


With Chad’s experience as both a hiring manager and candidate, he truly recognizes the need to become a trusted partner and advisor to be able to make a difference in the process. He prides himself on the many, long-term connections he’s built throughout his career. Chad believes this approach is the reason clients continue to reach out to him directly for over 17 years, and why he has many candidates he’s placed several times over the course of their careers.



This is a joint meeting with FEI and FENG.  Members, potential members, and qualified guests are welcome. Free parking is available in the lot.  Coffee, Tea and Pastries are provided.


If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact FENG Chair George Boyadjis at [email protected]


For those financial leaders looking to build a career, learn, share insights, and build a professional network or in a career transition or considering a change, we encourage you to attend our FREE Career Development Monthly Meetings, co-hosted with FEI Twin Cities, and generally held on the second Tuesday of the month, from 8 to 9:30AM.


To-Do's: Please be prepared to introduce yourself to the group during roundtable introductions.  An ideal elevator pitch introduction should cover your name, current or most recent position and company name, and the goal for your next opportunity including target industries, position, company size, whether private, public or non-profit, and any location preferences.


Who Should Attend? This meeting is open to all corporate financial leaders including managers, directors and above, who report up through the office of the CFO or chief audit exec.  Service providers or those in a client-facing role are typically not eligible to attend. Questions can be directed to [email protected].


For meeting information, please contact:

George Boyadjis

(612) 373-0298
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