The FENG Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

04/17/2017 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 S. Valley Road
Paoli, PA 19301

Agenda:

The focus of our meeting is networking. The networking objectives for the meeting are:
To give each member of our group an opportunity to meet with peers, share job leads and create a sharp focus on his or her career search target in the minds of our members. This allows members and guests to provide you with job leads, networking contacts and strategic search advice.

Come prepared to deliver your 2 minute drill (90 second announcement), share your recent successes, describe your job search plans for the next month, and bring job search questions and concerns you may struggling with, so the group may provide you with assistance.

It is important that you bring copies of your target list of companies and people you would like to meet. Also bring enough copies of your profile for other members. These are necessary tools you need so that people will know how to help you.

Attire is business casual.

Directions

Directions
For Mapquest users:
225 S. Valley Road Paoli, PA 19301

FROM THE PA TURNPIKE/KING OF PRUSSIA:
- Valley Forge/King of Prussia Exit of the Turnpike. Through the toll to the second exit "Route 202 South West Chester"
- On US Route 202 South go two exits to "Route 252 South Paoli"
- On PA Route 252 go 2.3 miles to Route 30 (E Lancaster Avenue)
- Right on US Route 30 (West) Three traffic lights to South Valley Road.
- Left on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

FROM EXTON AND POINTS WEST
- Exit US 202 North at US Route 30 East to Fraser.
- Or Exit Rt. 30 Bypass at US Route 30 East to Fraser
- Take US-30 East past Paoli Hospital, then under Rail Road Bridge to Fifth traffic light to South Valley Road
- Right on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

FROM I 95
- Take the I 476 North Exit
- Go 4.5 miles to Exit 3 "US-1 South Lima"
- Turn Left off the ramp and Merge onto US-1 South
- Go 2 exits to PA 252 North Newtown Square
- Turn Right off the ramp onto PA Route 252.
- Go 6 miles to US - 30 West (E Lancaster Avenue)
- Left on US Route 30 (West) Three traffic lights to South Valley Road.
- Left on South Valley Road about a mile to the Paoli Presbyterian Church on your left.
(See below)

(FROM ABOVE)
- Park in the front of the church parking lot.
- Walk in the front door.
- Go to the end of the long hallway.
- Our meeting room is the ADULT LOUNGE at the end of the hallway.

Drive carefully and we look forward to seeing you there.


About the Philadelphia-Suburban, PA Chapter

We meet the third Monday of each month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The meetings on January 16 and February 20, 2017 are cancelled. The facility is closed for the MLK and Presidents Day holidays. Please join us at our first 2017 meeting on March 20.

Presbyterian Church in Paoli, PA. Mapquest : 225 S. Valley Road Paoli, PA 19301

Our objective is to support each other, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market. If you are available we'd love to have you attend -- dress is "job interview" attire, or "dressy" business casual.

As always, this is a great opportunity to network, practice your “elevator” speech and share ideas & tips with fellow FENG members.

Chapter Leadership

Tom Pilko
Tpp539@aol.com
(610) 719-1508
Tom is a Corporate Financial Professional with Officer and Board level management experience. He has leadership roles with privately funded emerging growth companies, as well as multi-billion public companies. He has served organizations by providing business process and innovative financial strategies that achieved profitable results contributing to the financial strength and shareholder value of companies. He also serves as Committee Chairman and Director of professional organizations.

Tom currently serves as Division Board Member and Director for a unit of Signal Holdings, a service organization to the telecommunications industry. Tom led the financial team as CFO and Corporate Controller implementing ERP systems through six years of growth from one operating entity with revenue of $40 million to a nation-wide operation of 12 entities with revenue of $400 million.

Previously, he served as Consultant to the CEO for the merger integration of three multi-billion units purchased by a one of the largest global financial services organizations. Tom led a transitional team evaluating each company’s core competencies, products and distribution channels, while consolidating and streamlining operations.

His career includes serving as Vice President and Director for a special purpose investment subsidiary of Pennsylvania Manufacture’s Capital Corp., a publicly traded provider of financial services. He was responsible for identifying corporate goals, achieving financial results and coordinating board actions. This was in addition to his role as a financial executive for PMC, managing investment policy and strategy for the $2.5 billion investment portfolio, along with a broad range of financial functions, including the startup of products managing captive insurance programs for clients. Tom was able to achieve a five-year track record exceeding investment performance benchmarks by between 5% and 8% annually contributing over $220 million in earnings that increased the financial strength of the companies.

Tom has also served as a financial officer with Reliance Companies that managed financial services, annuities and risk management services for clients. He was the financial leader for the Merger and Acquisition executive team acquiring controlling interest in NYSE companies that increased return on investment by several hundred million. To provide growth capital for a firm that had maxed its debt covenants, Tom created a $160 million Eurodollar asset-backed financing facility that was a prototype for other firms and became a $2.5 trillion industry.

Throughout his career, Tom was selected for assignments requiring his expertise with highly sophisticated financial products, analytical problem solving skills, leadership and communication abilities. Tom is known for his people skills and ability to use his financial knowledge to create new and innovative programs that add to the profitability and shareholder value of companies.

Tom earned his M.B.A. majoring in Finance from Drexel University and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pace University, NY. Tom also leads Professional organizations as a Director of the Financial Executive International, Philadelphia Chapter, is a former President of Philadelphia Treasurers Club as well as the Institute of Management Accounting. His non-profit Board leadership includes Boy Scouts of America and Kiwanis International.
Jim Schwartz
jschwartz56@comcast.net
(610) 906-6712
James E. Schwartz is a senior executive with a lengthy record of solving corporate financing and managerial problems as well as improving business profitability. His specialty is arranging equipment-backed leasing and secured financing and managing businesses that provide such financing.

Since 2009, Jim has been an independent corporate finance consultant performing project work in the above areas. He also advises clients about working capital improvement and management of accounts receivable; assesses questions of business strategy and operational effectiveness; provides credit analysis and due diligence support for acquisitions and dispositions; and supplies expert opinions on financing and operational matters.

Previously, Jim had extensive general management and customer relationship development roles at firms such as The CIT Group, a large third-party financing organization, and Siemens Medical Solutions, a major international provider of medical imaging, treatment and analysis equipment and services. Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Economics) from Purdue University. He passed the Uniform CPA Examination early in his career.

Jim resides in Chester Springs, Penn. He is a long-time volunteer and leader in several organizations that support people in job transition. He also leads a local arm for a group providing volunteer income tax preparation assistance.

Future Meetings

05/22/2017
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 S. Valley Road
Paoli, PA 19301


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Jim Schwartz
jschwartz56@comcast.net
(610) 906-6712

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