February 15, 2022: Chapter Meeting

Annual Joint Meeting with ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Cleveland

Keynote Presentation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kim Katzenberger, Group CFO, The Riverside Company

TOPIC: “Accelerating Growth and Transforming Finance at Smaller Middle Market Businesses”


Mr. Kim Katzenberger joined Riverside in 2012.  He started as a Finance Director supervising the CFOs and finance functions at six portfolio companies in Riverside’s Microcap Fund.  He was promoted to Group CFO of the Microcap Fund in 2014.  Before joining Riverside, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Fiji Water Company, an international consumer products business.  Previously, he held several positions at General Electric, including Vice President-FP&A at NBC’s TV Group, Finance Integration Leader at GE Consumer Products, CFO of GE’s LED lighting division, and Director of FP&A at MSNBC Cable.  He holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Professional Development Session

Presented by:

TOPIC: “The Synergy Solution: How Companies Win the Mergers and Acquisitions Game”

PRESENTED BY: Mark Sirower, Principal, Deloitte

M&A continues to be top of mind for financial and corporate development leaders as we live through the largest concentration of deals in industrial history — the numbers are staggering. Unfortunately, the results for acquirer’s shareholders, on average, are disappointing and can be traced back to a variety of problems. We will discuss the key themes of The Synergy Solution and the M&A cascade, including M&A strategy, valuation, Announcement Day, and integration that illustrate the required connectedness across the cascade.

CPE Credits Earned: 1 hour

Event Details/Registration

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Professional Development Session (bar opens at 3:45 pm/will close once the presentation begins)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Additional Networking

(will be held in the Ballroom on the 3rd floor)

The Union Club
1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44115

Complimentary valet parking available at The Union Club. Access the garage off of E 12th St.

Pre-registration is required

No charge for FEI Members with pre-paid chapter dues

No charge for Strategic Partners

$50/per person for non-members


FEI NEO is committed to the health and safety of our members, partners,  and guests. We have developed guidelines and best practices which will be in accordance with guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio and those set forth by the venue. All guidelines will be communicated to attendees prior to the meeting.