The FENG Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Chapter

Next Meeting


03/29/2018 – 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450


Topic: “STRIVE – The 6 Step Plan for Effective Career Transition”

Speaker: Doug Thorpe, President & Managing Partner, HeadwayExec

Doug will take you through an easy-to-understand and proven method for enhancing your job search. We will explore these critical elements:
- Finding your passion
- Targeting the opportunities
- Creating a value proposition
- Writing a resume that tells the right story
- Winning at networking and interviewing
- Making the job stick

Speaker's bio:
Doug Thorpe is a leadership advisor for business Owners and Entrepreneurs. He helps busy people discover new heights in their own leadership ability to make a difference. Mr. Thorpe can show you the tools, measurable action steps, and proven ways to improve performance.

He can find any small business owner a MINIMUM of $10,000 in less than 45 minutes… guaranteed… and without spending a cent on marketing or advertising. Using a proven method for evaluating your company, Mr. Thorpe performs a complete diagnostic on you and your skills to determine the exact steps you need to take in order to grow your business from where it is right now to where you really want it to be.

He is an author of "The Uncommon Commodity", his breakout book written in a common sense way, to help managers become better leaders. If you have questions about being a better Leader or feel stuck where you are, you have found the right place to get answers.

His leadership blog at is followed by over 170,000 worldwide. He has been named to multiple Top 50 and Top 100 lists as a most influential leadership blogger.

Mr. Thorpe’s credentials include certification as a John Maxwell Coach and Motivational Speaker. He has presented messages and keynotes to thousands of event attendees.

Doug Thorpe
President & Managing Partner
Phone: 832.998.8309
Mobile: 281.467.5692

The meeting will begin and end with networking, business card exchanges, 90 second elevator speech practice opportunities as well as Resume review drop-offs. The middle of the meeting will be our guest speaker.


Corner of Westheimer & Peek

Parking: There is lots of free parking as well as a great Coffee Shop called Kosmos in the corner of the main Church building where the Community room is located.,+Katy,+TX+77450/@29.7336737,-95.7629392,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864120dd5c0aecd5:0xd2d51cd9ec9ed006

About the Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Chapter

The Katy/Sugar Land chapter covers the West side of the Houston metropolitan area.

We will be taking a summer hiatus for the months of July and August.

We invite any member of The FENG to join us.

Leadership Team:

Steve Elliott, Chair
Middleton Raines + Zapata
Office: (832) 710-4770
Cell: (516) 510-1943

Dave Sheehan, Co-Chair
(210) 701-2909

Our meetings are a combination of networking meetings and scheduled speakers. Check the calendar often!

Chapter Leadership

Steve Elliott
(832) 710-4770
Steve serves as the Tax Technical Director at Middleton Raines + Zapata in Houston, TX. Steve has over 30 years of diversified public accounting experience advising high net worth individuals, closely held and family businesses as well as trusts, estates, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit entities. In addition, Steve has extensive experience acting as a client advocate in regards to tax notices, audits and protests, including payment plans, and offers in compromise.

Steve received his masters in taxation from Bentley University and did his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University both in Boston. He also holds Certificates in Advanced Taxation Issues and Personal Financial Planning from Bentley. Steve holds CPA licenses in the states of Texas, New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Networking Group.

Steve is married and lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife and three daughters. He is active in church groups and is a strong advocate of cancer cure causes, serving on the Board of Directors for Linked with Liam an IRS non-profit foundation in Houston, TX. Steve is also very excited to serve on the Board of Directors/Accounting & Tax advisor for the non-profit organization S.T.A.N.O. Inc. as he proudly supports all branches of our U.S. military and is looking forward to lending help and support where and when he can.
Dave Sheehan
(210) 701-2909
I have a broad based financial operations experience in aerospace manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and automotive aftermarket distribution. My experience includes senior leadership positions for small to large businesses in public, private, and government contract entities. My background also includes significant success with productivity and turnaround (change) management requirements. Specific skill sets include business modeling, strategic market based pricing, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, six sigma and lean sigma. Varied responsibilities have included financial leadership for a large chemical manufacturing company (> 50 locations), global aerospace manufacturing, creation and leadership of a global shared services organization, a $1 billion recapitalization to launch new products for growth, and senior financial leader for an SAP global platform implementation (order to cash).

Moved to Houston 2 years ago and joined B2B CFO as a partner.

Graduated from Arizona State University with a Degree in Accounting

Vietnam Era veteran serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Married with one son (an Aggie).

Future Meetings

07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450

07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Elliott
(832) 710-4770