The FENG Boston, MA Chapter

Next Meeting


06/20/2018 – 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton PC
230 Third Avenue,
at CityPoint 4th Floor Conference Room
Waltham, MA

(Free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128)


Topic: Managing Your Career and the Power of Networking

Did you know that a broad and diverse network is the # 1 predictor of career success? Join us for an informational and interactive discussion on the connection between how you manage your career and the strength and depth of your network. Using effective skills, tools and strategies you can promote your talent and skills, advance your career and add value to your organization. Learn more by attending this event which will introduce you to the effective Contacts Count approach to networking ( and practice your new introduction which you will be able to immediately apply in your networking conversations.

7:30 AM – Coffee/Juice & Light Networking
8:00 AM – Presentation & Interactive Discussion
8;45 AM – Practice Your New Introduction (What do you do and why are you here?
9:00 AM – Wind-down, and Final Networking Discussions
9:30 AM - Adjourn

Speaker bio:

Vern Schellenger
Vern Schellenger, is a Certified Trainer and Professional Consultant with Contacts Count LLC and an Associate with Career Thought Leaders. Vern is an accomplished Human Resources and Learning and Development professional. He has held senior level positions with organizations as diverse as Dunkin Donuts, the American Chemistry Council, the American Bankers Association and Lee Hecht Harrison.

At Dunkin Donuts he lead the training function to national prominence including appearances on TheToday Show and Good Morning America.

Vern holds a Master degree in Leadership and Organizational Change from George Washington University. His current areas of focus are career management and networking – both of which fuel his passion to help others.

And a bit more….
Sports junkie. Life-long learner. Laid-back. Career management expert. Networking thought leader. Customer service fanatic. Gym rat. Master trainer. Works hard, plays hard. Patient and Persistent. Strategic thinker. Music-lover. Dances like nobody’s watching.


230 Third Ave is conveniently located off of Exit 27, Winter St/Third Ave in Waltham on Rte 128. There is free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128.

About the Boston, MA Chapter

The Boston Chapter has 3,366 members. 36% actively searching and 64% alumni (working).

Chapter Leadership

Marc Cote
(617) 538-5688
Marc Cote is certified FocalPoint business coach and area representative. As a business coach, he leverages the FocalPoint business principles, tools and his 30 years of leadership, operations and finance experience to help business owners and leaders realize their goals and exceed their expectations. As an area representative, he looks for those caring and experienced business professionals that could be great FocalPoint Business Coaches.

He is the son of a second-generation business owner with a deep-seated passion for business and helping others succeed. He was also a co-founder of Accellient Partners LLC, a drug development consulting and biotech start up firm, Synchroneuron Inc., a venture-backed biotech and Ternus Pharma, Inc., a start-up pharma company. Marc was previously the COO of Aptuit Consulting’s global biotech practice where he was responsible for managing all operating, financial & business development activities. Prior to Aptuit, Marc was with Dunkin’ Brands and had vice president roles where he was alternately responsible for Accounting, Tax, Finance and Shared Service operations. Marc started his career in the Entrepreneurial Services Group at EY, he received a BS in Accountancy from Bentley College and earned his CPA certificate in MA where he was a licensed CPA for 17 years.

Marc is a member of Boston Harbor Angels and Sky Ventures where he is an active investor. In addition, he is a Co-Chair of Mass Bio's Entrepreneur University. Marc splits his time between Duxbury, MA and Naples, FL.
Will Oliver
(781) 424-0179