The FENG Charlotte, NC Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

02/21/2017 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

McCormick & Schmick's
200 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Agenda:

TOPIC:
"BITCOIN: The Internet of Money" - Presented by Mark Dukas
CPE Seminar - 2 Free CPE Credits

Vaco Charlotte is partnering with FENG Charlotte and Mark Dukhas for this installment of the Vaco CPE Series. Mark Dukas holds an undergraduate Degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. He spent over 10 years with Tyco Int’l (now Johnson Controls) in field positions and consistently received top awards for achievement.

Mark specializes in the technology field and work with projects which help the adoption of Blockchain technologies in the area of fintech, autonomous organizations, smart contracts and decentralized markets. He provides consultation and assistance to cryptocurrency businesses and individual clients who are looking to become proficient with Bitcoin.

As an early adopter in Bitcoin and its technologies Mark also brings skills in financial markets and bitcoin trading arbitrage. Mark supports values of decentralization, end-to-end security, user control, and open permissionless innovation.

REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION:
While there is no cost to attend, participants must register no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017 via the FENG website or by emailing Jennifer Christ at jchrist@vaco.com.

CPE INFORMATION:
CPE Certificates will be emailed to participants after the event.
• Program Description: What is Bitcoin and its origins; How Bitcoin can become one of the strongest assets ever created
• Learning Objectives:
Who created Bitcoin?
How does Bitcoin derive value?
What is a Blockchain?
Is Bitcoin secure?
What does bitcoin mining really mean?
What purposes does Bitcoin serve?
Real life use cases
• Delivery Method: Group-Live
• CPE Field of Study: Money & Banking
• Program Knowledge Level: Beginner
• Prerequisites: No
• Advance Preparation: No

VACO CPE EVENT QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS:

Please contact us and let us know what you think! You can also visit here to learn more about the most current CPE standards in your state. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (704) 887-9788.
Refund Policy: Any issues or refund requests should be submitted to Jennifer Christ (jchrist@vaco.com).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Vaco is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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Please call Tom Maupin on his cell phone (704) 756-6609 if you get lost or need additional information on the meeting.

Monthly chapter meetings are on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last an hour providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards.

We would like to spend the first 30 to 60 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
3. Share individual search and success stories.
4. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.
5. Bring your membership list.
6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.

Directions

McCormick & Schmick’s is located at the southwest corner of S. Tryon and 4th Street. The closest parking garage is the First Citizen's Bank Garage on the corner of 4th & Church (behind M&S, same building)


About the Charlotte, NC Chapter

The chapter in Charlotte has over 1,100 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Monthly chapter meetings are on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last two hours providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards, following our featured speaker’s presentation

We would like to spend the final 30 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (New attendees should bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Featured Speaker (Topic) for the Evening. Will generally have 75 – 90 minutes of time.
3 Networking within Group: Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
4. Share individual search and success stories.
5.. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.

6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.


Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! We look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd Monday evening of every month!

Chapter Leadership

Tom Maupin
tommaupin@windstream.net
(704) 756-6609
Tom is currently a Partner of VACO Charlotte, LLC., a finance, accounting and technology consulting/talent acquisition company. Tom started his career in banking in Dallas, Texas followed by a 10-year career in International Banking as manager of offices in Tokyo and Singapore. Tom is a seasoned financial executive with expertise in business development and relationship and profit center management, who has been able to successfully transition from international and corporate banking to corporate and personal trust senior management positions with Chase, First Union and First Charter Bank prior to recently changing careers to executive recruiting for finance & accounting projects. Tom has been married to his wife Judy since 1970. They have three sons, Michael, Brian and Jay. When Tom is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, he enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening, travel, and staying active.

Tom was born in California, but grew up in Texas, and graduated from Rice University with a business degree in Commerce. After beginning his career in Texas with a major Dallas-based bank, he later was assigned to Tokyo, Singapore, back to Dallas, went to New York with Chemical Bank's Global Corporate Trust Group and came to Charlotte with First Union in 1999.

Tom was a Vice President and Director of the Securities Transfer Association in New York for 6 years. He has been a member of The Corporate Transfer Association, The American Society of Corporate Secretaries and the National Investor Relations Institute.

Since 1999, Tom has been the Chairman of the local chapter of The Financial Executive Networking Group, a 45,000 + national member networking organization and is a founder and member of the Davidson United Methodist Church Network Group, a non-denominational job search networking group.
Ken Carlson
ken.carlson917@gmail.com
(704) 655-0352
John Brader
john_brader@hotmail.com
(704) 957-1256
Phil Geissinger
Phil.Geissinger@PGConsulting.us
(603) 781-5936

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Tom Maupin
tommaupin@windstream.net
(704) 756-6609

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