The FENG Story


The Financial Executives Networking Group is a 501(c)(3), founded in 1991 as a forum for senior financial executives to share job opportunities and experiences. Members have held titles such as Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer, Managing Director, as well as Vice President of Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, or Internal Audit.

Matt Bud, Chairman

Under the leadership of its Chairman, Matthew R. Bud, The FENG has grown from a small Connecticut-based organization to one with over 30,000 members spread across the entire United States and internationally. It is the largest networking group of its type in the entire world. Matt is a volunteer, as are all of the other 200+ individuals in our leadership. He is also a Managing Partner of The Financial Executives Consulting Group, LLC (

Among the first to recognize the power of the Internet as a social networking tool, Matt has connected its members on a daily basis through outbound email.

Our members currently represent the senior financial management of over 8,000 private and 2,500 public companies:

Over 40% work at companies with sales over $500 million;

Over 55% work at companies with more than 500 employees;

The FENG is organized geographically with chapters in almost every major city in the United States. We have active international chapters in London and Toronto. Members also join various “special interest groups” organized by 21 industries and 13 financial functions (e.g. Treasury, Tax, Internal Audit, etc.). This matrix approach maximizes each member’s networking opportunities to enhance and manage their career.

The FENG newsletter is published 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Each month we publish over 500 pages of senior level financial job opportunities, as well as career advice. The FENG also works with other networking groups to sponsor events and conduct conference calls to keep our members informed about the issues that shape today’s financial world.

Featured on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and in The Wall Street Journal, The FENG is a nationally recognized organization for senior financial professionals.

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