The FENG Indianapolis, IN Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

05/31/2018 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Agenda:

Topic: Working For A Private Equity Owned Company

Speakers: Matt Howard, CFO of Indiana Limestone Company and Gene Wolf, VP of Finance of the Heartland Food Products Group, LLC

Agenda:
- 6:00 - 6:30 pm: General Networking
- 6:30 - 6:45 pm: Welcome and Introductions
- 6:45 - 8:00 pm: Our Program
- 8:15 pm: Adjournment

Presentation:
CFO-types who comprise the FENG’s membership work in a variety of industries, forms of corporate organization (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLP, LLC, C Corp, etc.), profit status (for-profit, not-for-profit, unit of government or quasi-government), and ownership structure (private, public, closely-held or widely distributed). Increasingly, fully or partially private equity (PE) owned firms comprise a growing component of the employment landscape for CFOs, and present unique challenges and opportunities.

In this FENG member moderated and presented session, we’ll explore this reasonably recent entrant into the Central Indiana ownership landscape. We’ll explore questions such as: Who are these firms? What makes them unique? What is unique about working there? How is the CFOs role different or similar to other ownership structures? How can one prepare to be a CFO for a PE-owned firm? How does a transitioning CFO gain access to that network? Is it common to go from one PE-owned firm to another as transactions occur? What is the investment/buy/sell process like? And more…

Bring your own questions also!

For this session we’ll have two panelists with long experience in the segment, Matt Howard and Gene Wolf.

Speaker's bios:

Matt Howard:
Matt is the current CFO of Indiana Limestone Company, having served in that role for the last 4 years, following financial service with firms such as Harlan Laboratories, Inc., Ingersoll Rand, Numonyx and Intel. Matt is a CPA, and earned both an MBA and BS from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Matt was honored as a 2016 IBJ CFO of the Year (https://www.ibj.com/articles/61431-cfo-of-the-year-matt-howard).

Gene Wolf:
Gene currently serves as the VP of Finance of the Heartland Food Products Group, LLC, and has served in that role for the last 15 years, having guided the firm from private ownership to partially PE-owned in the last several years. Gene is also a proud graduate of the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Join us for an evening of education and enlightenment!

Please note: This is a private meeting. Current or prospective FENG members (having 15+ years of finance experience) are invited to attend.

Donations: We will have a donation jar at the meeting please help us make this work by contributing.

Sponsor: Vaco Indianapolis
Because we won’t have food service at this location, VACO has graciously offered to order food and provide refreshments. To make sure we have enough food, but not too much, please register.

Vaco Indianapolis
Consulting Contract Direct Hire Solutions
8720 Castle Creek Pkwy, Suite 321 Indianapolis, IN 46250
317.712.3047
www.Vaco.com

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/5875+Castle+Creek+Pkwy+N+Dr+%23171,+Indianapolis,+IN+46250/@39.9154239,-86.070221,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8814b2cca6181e37:0xf7e6c3268bc6cd41!8m2!3d39.9154239!4d-86.0680323


About the Indianapolis, IN Chapter

When: The last Thursday of each month - except there will be a joint November/December meeting.

Agenda:
- 6:00 - 6:30 pm: General Networking
- 6:30 - 6:45 pm: Welcome and Introductions
- 6:45 - 8:00 pm: Our Program
- 8:15 pm: Adjournment

REGISTRATION IS NOT NECESSARY TO ATTEND but we would appreciate it if you would register.

Please note: This meeting is not open to the general public. Only current or potential FENG members with approximately 15+ years of finance experience are invited to attend.

Chapter Leadership

Kim Davis
davis.kimberlya@gmail.com
(765) 430-1977
David Phoebus
fengindy@gmail.com
(317) 443-0359
David Phoebus is Manager of Talent Acquisition at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. David has a wealth of workforce planning, recruitment and onboarding experience across multiple industries. He’s previously served in strategic talent acquisition and development positions at global consulting firm RGP, national public accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, and most recently with the national search and staffing firm Vaco. Early in his career, David held finance and operational roles at several leading consumer products companies.

David speaks regularly on networking and career development and is the chairman of the Indianapolis chapter of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG). Raised in Northern Indiana, David now lives in Carmel with his wife and two sons. He has a BS in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is a CPA.

Future Meetings

06/28/2018
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250

07/26/2018
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250

08/30/2018
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250

09/27/2018
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250

10/25/2018
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250

11/29/2018
06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Castle Creek Conference Center
5875 Castle Creek Pkwy N Drive, Suite 171
Indianapolis, IN 46250


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
David Phoebus
fengindy@gmail.com
(317) 443-0359

OUR SPONSORS:

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