The FENG Jacksonville, FL Chapter

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About the Jacksonville, FL Chapter

The Jacksonville Chapter currently has 286 members.

Chapter Leadership

Matt Laffey
mattlaffey@att.net
(904) 277-8023
Principal

Matt has over 20 years of senior management experience that spans secured lending, investment banking, and operating CFO and CEO roles. He began his career in commercial banking and asset-based lending, and left to become CFO of a bank client, a troubled $150mm food processor. After engineering a successful turnaround and sale of the business to a $6 billion global food processor, Matt was hired by Cybus Capital Markets, an investment bank. There, he did merger and acquisition, and corporate restructuring work for middle market companies in manufacturing, distribution, and financial service businesses nationwide, often in troubled situations. During his tenure, Matt successfully raised over $500 mm in debt and equity capital for privately-held, middle market businesses across a range of industries.

He moved from the capital markets back into a variety of operating roles: turning around a medical equipment manufacturer; integrating the purchase of a California high-tech cardiac catheter manufacturing acquisition for its Dutch parent; recapitalizing a consortium of secured lenders out of one of the largest food processors in the Southeast; and turning around and recapitalizing a food processor owned by a private equity group. Matt served as interim CFO for a custom manufacturing operation, guiding the business through a turnaround, an ERP systems implementation, and preparation for sale to a strategic buyer. He has guided firms through the complexity of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, and has been recognized by the federal bankruptcy court as a qualified Financial Advisor and Chief Restructuring Officer. He has provided expert witness testimony in state court cases involving economic loss.

Matt has performed capital raising or operational turnaround work across a range of industries including food processing, crop insurance, import-export brokers, plastics manufacturing, biotechnology research, medical device manufacturing, textile processing, durable goods manufacturing, building products, construction equipment, and ethanol. He serves as president of the North Florida Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and has served on the board of the Florida Turnaround Management Association.

Matt holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.
Steve Schoenly
steve.schoenly@gmail.com
(904) 657-0417
Steve Schoenly is the Senior Vice President of Compliance for Healogics, Inc. Healogics is the nation’s leading wound care management company, providing high-quality wound care and consulting services to nearly 800 hospitals across the United States. Member hospitals have access to advanced healing technologies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) management. Healogics hospital network partners include many well-regarded academic medical centers and hospital systems.

Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi, and began his career with Deloitte & Touche in Memphis, Tennessee. After transferring to the Moscow, Russia office of Deloitte he also worked for Price Waterhouse in Moscow before returning to work in New York for the Thomson Corporation and later Coty, Inc. as a senior manager in internal audit. Before relocating to Jacksonville to work for Lender Processing Services in 2009, he worked on Wall Street as an audit, finance and Sarbanes-Oxley consultant for some of the largest financial services firms in the world including Morgan Stanley, MetLife, and AIG. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), has a Lean Six Sigma certification, and is actively involved in professional organizations such as ISACA, AHIA, the HCCA and the IIA.

He can be contacted via email at steve.schoenly@gmail.com and welcomes connections via LinkedIn and his website: steveschoenly.com.

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