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Midwest Chapter Meeting - How to Get The Value Edge!

When: Tuesday, March 12
From 7:30 AM until 9:30 AM
Where: McDermott, Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL  60606
United States
Contact: Midwest Chapter of FFI

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How to Get The Value Edge!

Come to the FFI Boardroom Resources & Power Networking Event to begin to find the answers to the following questions:

· Who Are Value Builders?

· Get Everyone to Understand Long Term Value

· Dig Deeper, Act Sooner

· Know When to Hold Them and When to Fold Them

· Four Steps to Value Builder Status

About the Speakers:

Bill and Shep are co-authors numerous articles and two major books: Building Value through Strategy, Risk Assessment and Renewal, (617pages CCH, 2006) and The Private Equity Edge: How Private Equity Players and the World’s Top Companies Create Value and Wealth, (McGraw-Hill, 2009) with Arthur Laffer.

William J. Hass, CTP is CEO of Teamwork Technologies, Inc., a value based consulting practice in Northbrook, IL. Bill specializes in strategy, dramatic performance improvement, turnarounds, board governance, effectiveness and communication for boards and senior management teams.

Bill is a sought after speaker on value building. He consults and writes on a variety of issues and was the community leader for the Center for Financial Leadership (CCFL) serving over 30,000 CPAs in over 8 states. Bill is a Certified Turnaround Professional and is a former chairman of the 8,000 member Turnaround Management Association. Bill has served on the Executive and Finance Committees of the University of Illinois, Alumni Association Board of Directors. Bill was a partner at Ernst & Young where he led the Midwest Strategy Practice. He received his MBA in finance from the University Chicago GSB (1971) and has an undergraduate degree in engineering with highest honors from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Shepherd G. Pryor IV is a managing director of Board Resources, a Division of TeamWork Technologies, Inc. He focuses on board governance, finance, and director training. Shep is Chairman of the Board of Ulteig Engineers, Inc, (Private) an engineering professional services firm. He serves on the board of Taylor Capital Group, a bank holding company (NASD), as a Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the audit committee of Joway Health Industries Group (OTCBB), In the past he has served on the boards of Hartford Computer Group, a provider of computer repair services, HCI Direct, a manufacturer and direct response retailer, Petrolane, Inc. (NASD), a propane distribution company, and Archibald Candy Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer.

Shep is a Visiting Professor at Keller Graduate School of Management, in Chicago, where he teaches finance courses, including M&A and international. In addition, he serves as an expert witness, consultant, and member of non-profit boards. He was formerly Deputy Group Head for Corporate Banking at Wells Fargo Bank. Shep received his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and his A.B. (cum laude) in Economics from Princeton University.

About THE PRIVATE EQUITY EDGE: "Political, financial, and business leaders can get a quick course on economics and business, combined with a different and enlightening perspective on how the world works. Read this book, and enjoy while learning.”
- George P. Schultz, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase, International Advisory Council; CEO and Director, Bechtel (ret.); former Secretary of the Treasury, State, and Labor; and former Dean, University of Chicago, Graduate School of business.