Featured Speaker

Mr. John Hughes

John Hughes' most recent role - Manager of Business Development at Wilson Perumal & Company, an international strategy consulting firm.  His other roles in Dallas include Director of Field Finance for FleetPride and the Director of Finance - Operations & Supply Chain at Hostess Brands. Prior professional experience includes Vice President of Financial Planning at Musician's Friend in Oregon, M&A and valuation projects in Latin America, as well as various financial leadership roles at IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, and Aramark.  He sits on the Advisory Board of The Latin American Company and is an Ambassador in the Dallas FEI chapter. Career coaching experience includes leading the Atlanta Chapter of FENG for three years - during which he lead career search discussions twice a month.  Through these presentations and three progressively shorter career transitions, he developed the Five Essential Elements of a Successful Job Search process that he is to share with the group tonight.  He utilized this process to move to Dallas without knowing ANY ONE.  How effective was it? Within 4 months it resulted in a one-month project; 6 months later it resulted in a multi-year role; Years later it facilitated a change in careers within 2 months John has an MBA in International Management and Finance from the Irish Management Institute in Dublin (with Fordham University), a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Penn State, and a BS in Business Management from Le Moyne College in upstate New York.  John currently resides In Dallas.