Chapter Description

Welcome to the group!

We hope this group will prove to be extremely active and aggressive in networking and provide high quality job leads all over the world. The responses we've had thus far, from all over the globe, are a good indicator of the value you are already placing on this new and developing SIG. It is your group and we hope that besides the traditional strength of FENG networking, this group, in particular, will prove itself as an invaluable resource to us all; wherever we may find ourselves. Certainly, the composite experiences, globally speaking, are beyond just impressive!

This group is not just focusing exclusively on overseas positions, both contractual and permanent, but also on any US domestic positions that are international in scope. Obviously, there potentially exists an overlap here with the normal posting to the national FENG group but the probable worst-case scenario is that you get notified twice!

Like any evolving group, there needs to be some form of structure put in place so that, for us all, it is seen as seamlessly working and adding value over and above all those other networks and groups already established and functioning. Just being a FENG group per se is not good enough!


The suggestions we are putting forward are not intended to be viewed as dictatorial or burdening, but rather to make the process work better for us all. Certainly, we are in the draft stages and open to either outright rejection of an idea or welcome modifications.

We would like to ask that before you submit any international job lead(s), you complete the following:
1. Job Title:
2. Location/Country
3. Salary
4. Languages required (if any)
5. Any mandatory prior experience (a few words)
6. Length of assignment (contractual only)
7. Contact Person, email address / telephone#

Naturally, not all this information is available for every job lead, but the thinking is that as we grow the number of leads hopefully will increase significantly and this process will help us all rapidly identify potential matches without needing to read unnecessary and often long job descriptions. How many of you have read long international job descriptions/details, only to find somewhere in the last paragraph that you need fluency in Russian etc.? This process attempts to expedite the identification of critical requirements immediately. Commonsense, of course, dictates that where only scant information is available then just submit as is!! We hope you have enjoyed seeing those leads we've already forwarded to you, though the procedures need a little smoothing still.


Local area coordinators:
We hope that local groups can be established with at least monthly meetings of the International SIG members being part of the local FENG network group meetings.


We're hoping that all members will share any good internet sites and/or recruiters that focus on international assignments. We need you to encourage your contacts (and internal Corporate resources) to use this group to get overseas candidates for either contractual or permanent opportunities, much the way that FENG national works today, only difference being the focus.

Unfortunately, the economy has also taken a toll on what previously were excellent international job sites, so don't become frustrated with apparently dead-end web-links. Also, some sites ( may occasionally post an unbelievably great job in finance but most of the time you'll see nothing or jobs in catering etc, like fishing I guess, you have to keep trying and monitoring the site regularly!


If you come across any information that could be helpful to international folks then please pass that along as well.

Next Meeting
Wednesday May 8, 2024 3:00pm - 4:00pm US/Eastern

Topic:  The Ins and Outs of 409a Valuation

Speaker: Wade Hansen, Chairman and CEO, and Gordon Lin, Senior Director, Cabrillo Advisors


A 409a valuation is a tax requirement for all privately held companies, and it is complicated and important topic for all CFOs; it impacts the equity compensation for executives and the stock-based expense for the company; it implies the valuation of the company for shareholders and potential investors; and it has to be done correctly to meet legal/tax requirements.

Wade will discuss:
- the ins and outs of 409a valuation
- how companies can optimize the process
- who are the key stakeholders
- what to watch out for. 

Speakers' bios: 

profile img Wade Hansen:
Wade is the Chairman and CEO at Cabrillo Advisors and brings a great depth of experience and strategic perspective spanning more than 25 years in senior advisory, deal execution, business valuations and entrepreneurial roles.

During his time at Intrepid Investment Bankers he was responsible for growing the firm’s origination and coverage activities in key sectors, including technology, healthcare and life sciences. Prior to founding Cabrillo Advisors, and its predecessor firm MHT Partners in Dallas, Texas, Wade was a founding principal at Dell Ventures in Austin, Texas, where he invested in high-tech (software, semiconductor) business services, and Internet based companies. Wade began his postgraduate career at McKinsey & Co, where he served high-tech and pharma companies on matters of M&A and post merger management. He started his career in Ernst and Young’s Audit Department, where he was a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.

Wade has an MBA with distinction from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting summa cum laude. Wade holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.

Gordon Lin Gordon Lin:
Gordon Lin is a Senior Director in Cabrillo Advisors’ Orange County office. Gordon also co-heads Cabrillo’s life science practice and leads the firm’s Shanghai efforts.

Gordon has business valuation experience in a number of industries including banking, real estate, insurance, energy, utilities, manufacturing, technology, media and entertainment, aerospace, and professional services. Gordon Lin has provided valuations of companies across all stages of development, and of various types of securities, including common and preferred equity, debt and convertible instruments, restricted securities, stock options, warrants, and other derivative instruments, as well as a variety of structured interests within private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital firms.

Prior to joining Cabrillo Advisors, Gordon spent four years at FMV Opinions, where he worked on valuation and transaction advisory assignments relating to litigation support, corporate planning, estate planning, purchase price allocation, financial reporting, restructuring, solvency and fairness opinions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Gordon received his Master of Business Administration degree from the USC Marshall School of Business, where he concentrated in financial analysis and valuation. Gordon received his undergraduate degree in international studies from University of California, Irvine. He is a FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 66 and 79 Registered Securities Representative. 



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