The FENG Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

Next Meeting


07/11/2017 – 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Salo LLC
560 West Washington Blvd., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661

Salo LLC plans to have someone stand by the door towards the beginning as guests are arriving, but will have directions on the window on how to call to get up here as well.


Topic/Speaker -

“Incorporating LinkedIn into your Financial Executive Level Career Transition Strategy for Today and for Tomorrow”
• 2 Hour PowerPoint Presentation and Web Demo

Key Areas Addressed:

♣ Understand the basic to advanced features of LinkedIn.
♣ Learn how to build a powerful individual profile to highlight your industry/finance/accounting expertise, and how define your leadership role from your previous company(s).
♣ Leverage LinkedIn to reconnect and network more effectively with fellow peers, business partners, service and product providers.
♣ Build a world class network through LinkedIn by networking more effectively and efficiently.
♣ And learn more to leverage immediately after the demo and presentation…

LinkedIn Speaker Bio:

Larry Kaufman is the Managing Director for the Midwest Central Region at Experis Finance, Senior Sales Leader and Rainmaker. Larry has been a Global Published LinkedIn Public Speaker/Trainer for over 9 years. He is a past presenter to FENG and he has presented to CEO Associations, CEO Roundtable of Chicago, Vistage (Vistage Approved Speaker), Renaissance Executive Forums, FEI, CFOLG, TMA (Turnaround Management Association), AM&AA (Alliance for Merger & Acquisition Advisors), M & A Firms, Private Equity Firms, The Real Estate Industry, Hospitality/Hotel Industry, REIA (Real Estate Investment Association). He has also presented to Board Members, Human Resource Executives, ITA (Illinois Technology Association), the Manufacturing and Distribution industry, Construction Companies, Engineering Firms, Electrical Contractors, Commercial Flooring Companies, Banks, Insurance and Law Firms.

Larry has been in sales and sales leadership roles for the past 28 years. He has hired and developed inside and outside sales forces in healthcare, banking to consulting firms in the BPO and the accounting industry as well. Larry has also worked on his own helping small, mid-market to larger companies recruit talent to their organizations and helping them with corporate introductions to expand their client base.

We will also do networking amongst members and then a general discussion on job search topics and other topics that members might want to discuss.

We share new ideas on networking/career search topics as well as references/introductions into target company opportunities. We look forward to more interactive discussions for advice to conquer our career search challenges and provide additional introductions/references on opportunities we are pursuing.

Details are as follows:
(1) Business Casual attire is appropriate.
(2) Host is providing beverages and snacks as well as name tags (be sure to thank our gracious hosts!).
(3) Parking –The train is the best option as the meeting location within blocks of Ogilvie and Union Stations. There are two parking lots near the offices: Presidential Towers garage – located on Madison and Jefferson or an open lot at Washington and Des Plaines.
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00 (again, be sure to thank our gracious hosts!).
(5) Bring 35-40 copies of your resume/handbill.
(6) RSVP deadline is Monday, July 10, 2017 at Noon CT.

Please Register:

Members login: this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

Guests of members are welcome. Register on this link:

Members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

We hope to see you at the FENG meeting. If you have any questions please contact:

Downtown Chicago Sub-Chapter Chairs:

Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965

Matt Oey
(312) 255-1887


About the Chicago (Downtown), IL Chapter

The overall Chicagoland area membership has nearly 3,000 members with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Meetings are held in downtown Chicago. Watch the newsletter or announcements for meeting details.

Chapter Leadership

Matt Oey
(312) 255-1887
Senior finance executive with prior experience as CFO for InterDelta Corporation and PRT Bentoel, consumer product manufacturing companies in South East Asia. Currently a consultant specializing in process flow, risk analysis, business strategy, including Asia Pacific business development, and operations optimization. Target small medium enterprises (SME's) having an international focus.

Mr. Oey a CPA in Illinois, has a BS Engineering with a concentration in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965
Steven P. Eschbach, CFA, is the Principal & Founding Member of his independent consulting company, Eschbach & Associates, LLC. This Illinois-based firm is a continuation of the Connecticut-based firm he established in 2006, where he advised clients on various investor relations programs and appeared as a financial expert witness in utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut.

Most recently, Steve was the Vice President - Investor Relations for Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), a $5.5 billion market cap holding company of five Midwestern utilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota, from 2007 to 2015. Integrys was acquired by Wisconsin Energy Corporation, and he departed the company upon the close of the merger transaction in June 2015.

Steve has held the lead investor relations role for several technology and energy companies such as FuelCell Energy, Inc., RMI.NET, Inc., Kinder Morgan, Inc., and Yankee Energy System, Inc. Prior to his investor relations roles at these companies, he was an expert financial witness in public utility rate cases for the State of Connecticut where he prepared and defended testimony in over a dozen proceedings on financial issues such as rate of return on rate base, return on equity, capital structure and other accounting topics.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut (1980), and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Hartford (1985). He attained his CFA Charter designation in 1989 and is an active member of a number of advisory committees of the CFA Chicago Society.

Steve has been a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) since 1997 and is a past President of its Rocky Mountain (2001) and Connecticut/Westchester (2005-2007) chapters, and a former board member of the NIRI-Chicago chapter (2008-2013). He currently is a member of the NIRI-Senior Roundtable since 2013. Steve is the Co-Chair of The Financial Executives Networking Group’s Downtown Chicago Chapter. He is also a co-leader of the Career Transition Ministry of St. Raphael’s Parish and a current board member of the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association, both in Naperville, IL. Steve also was a strategic advisor to the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council in Southbury, Connecticut, and a voting board member of the Town of Southbury Pension and Investment Advisory Committee.

Future Meetings

07:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Addison Group
125 South Wacker Drive
Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Eschbach
(312) 550-9965