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The FENG Hartford, CT & Springfield, MA Chapter

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About the Hartford, CT & Springfield, MA Chapter

Our next chapter meeting will be held on June 18, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Please register for the meeting using the RSVP function on the chapter webpage.

KFORCE Finance & Accounting
111 Founders Plaza
Suite 1501
East Hartford, CT 06108

90 Second Introductions

Please be sure to bring:
Name Badge, Tent, Resumes, and Business Cards

Dress: Networking with Professionals

The Hartford CT/Springfield MA Chapter welcomes active and alumni members from ALL FENG chapters. Guests are welcome with review by chapter leadership.

If you need additional information please contact:
Tom Carlson

Chapter Leadership

Tom Carlson
(203) 885-8865
Ron Lombardi
(203) 470-1752
Ron Lombardi is CFO at NYSE listed Prestige Brands. Prior to Prestige he was CFO at Private Equity owned Waterbury International Holdings. He has also held positions as COO and CFO at Cannondale Sports Group, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Gerber Coburn Optical and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Gerber Scientific. Early in his career, Ron held senior level management positions at Emerson Electric and Scovill Fasteners, Inc. Ron is a CPA has an MBA from American International College and a BS from Springfield College.

Jack Henrie
(860) 680-2361
Jack Henrie has been a C-level executive to dozens of private and publicly traded corporations since 1986, going into companies as a change manager and “turn-it-up” executive. Jack has increased the net present value of corporate cash flows by well over $250 million and increased stakeholder wealth by at least $500 million. His industry experience spans from agriculture to nuclear energy and from start-ups to multibillion-dollar organizations. As CFO of a high technology international service company with a working capital deficit nearly twice its annual revenue, he took them to a surplus position in ten months and to a 5330% return on equity by his fourth year.

As CFO of TyMetrix, a web-based service solution company, Jack gained it recognition as CT’s fastest growing technology company with 7049% revenue growth and took EBITDA to sales from 0% to 37.5% while the company’s business grew from domestic to 129 countries. Jack took TyMetrix from a sole practitioner CPA providing a financial statement compilation to a Big 4 audit without adjustment, improved risk management and financial reporting and controls with a 2-day close (even at YE) to set TyMetrix up for its acquisition, providing strategies that could have increased its selling price by $70 million. Following the buy-out, Jack returned to his entrepreneurial roots as President & CEO of Executive Resources for Great Outcomes (ERGO), LLC providing CEO, CFO, and Board-support to high tech and other companies.

Jack has an MBA from the University of Rochester, now the Simon Graduate School of Business, earned his CPA while working for Arthur Young in Chicago, and has also worked for KPMG Peat Marwick and Deloitte & Touche.
Gail Benson
(203) 376-5066
Ms. Gail B. Benson is Principal of The Benson Group, LLC, a professional services firm providing IT Audit, Risk Management and Compliance solutuions. Before forming The Benson Group, she was Senior VP of Information Technology Audit for Webster Bank. Prior to Webster Bank, she was Director of the Information Technology Risk Management Practice at Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP. Gail has over 20 years of information technology audit experience, including three years as an IT Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was responsible for information technology control assessments for approximately 130 diverse middle market clients in the New England area in the manufacturing, high technology, retail, health care, construction, higher education, utility and telecommunications industries. She has extensive experience in the internal audit arena at AT&T, Aetna, and ING Group (Financial Services) where she was responsible for numerous technology and technology-based audits, as well as business process re-engineering projects. While at ING, Gail performed in depth Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery audits for the national broker dealer line of business, and completed the IT control assessments for the Aeltus division’s annual SAS 70 reports. Since 2004, Gail has completed fifteen Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT compliance projects.

Ms. Benson holds MBA and BS degrees from the University of New Haven, and an AS degree from Endicott College. A Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, and holder of the Certification in Control Self Assessment, Gail has presented at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Hartford Chapter of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and has taught several CISA exam preparation review classes. Gail also serves on the Editorial Review Committee for The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) IT Audit publication.

Neil Livingston
(860) 675-6557
Neil Livingston has his own technology investment and consulting firm. Prior to this, he was the President of Chester Precision, a Tier 1 automotive supplier to the big three.


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