Virtual Lunch for Wharton CFOs with Cliff Edwards, WG'90

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
11:45am— 1:00pm
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Allison McHam

(214) 598-2673

Join the Wharton Club for an Exclusive, Virtual Lunch for Wharton CFOs!

The WCDFW has launched a series of exclusive lunches, each one focused on a very specific professional function. This is a great way to not only network, but to develop more connected relationships with Wharton peers.

These micro-events are typically in person over lunch, but given current health precautions, we will have a virtual “brown bag” lunch discussion. 

The purpose of the micro-lunches is to provide an intimate setting in which our alumni can meet and engage their peer group in a protected, informative, and effective way, and this virtual discussion is capped to 10 attendees

This event is hosted by Cliff Edwards, WG'90, CEO of Thomas Edwards Group, an Executive Search Firm specializing in the direct hire and interim placement of accounting and finance professionals. Prior to starting Thomas Edwards Group, Cliff held various financial roles in banking, accounting and management consulting. He was a Manager in Coopers & Lybrand’s national banking and real estate consulting groups. Before that, he was a commercial real estate lender at a regional savings bank, an accounting manager for a financial institution and a staff auditor in public accounting. He earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. He also earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Cliff passed the CPA exam in 1985 but is no longer licensed to practice. Cliff is a Board member of the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).

Cliff has arranged for a guest speaker, Stephen Konstans, who is SVP and Financial Officers Practice Leader for Pearson Partners International. Stephen has spent more than 20 years helping companies secure candidates for critical executive roles. He has special expertise in filling high-level finance and accounting positions such as chief financial officer or controller. For this lunch event, Stephen will discuss the local job market, retained search, the North Texas business climate and answer questions.

About Thomas Edwards Group:
We provide our clients with an award-winning accounting and finance search resource that has been operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1997. Our business model is unique and allows us to cater to executive-level professionals while also focusing on mid-management, staff and transactional positions. With a combined 250+ years of recruiting experience, we deliver a full spectrum of solutions for your business including direct hire and permanent to interim and contract staffing solutions.

Our team of Search Consultants is a unique blend of MBAs, CPAs, former Big 4 Professionals, Controllers, Finance/Banking and Business Professionals. These exceptional individuals combine their talents with our robust database of more than 60,000 candidates, giving us a distinct advantage in identifying key talent for our clients

Under Cliff’s vision and leadership, Thomas Edwards Group made the Inc. 5000 list in 2016, has won “Best Places to Work” awards several times and is regularly included in the Dallas Business Journal’s Book of Lists. The company celebrated its 20th year in business in February 2017.

**Please respect the spirit of the event. Only register if you are clearly a member of the professional discipline targeted.


Limited space available - Max capacity 10.
Registration deadline May 5th @ Noon

Date: Wednesday., May 6
Time: 11:45 - 12:00pm Virtual Mingling
          12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch and Discussion
Location: Link & Dial-in: Sent to those who have registered.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received by the early registration date BEFORE the event or the attendee who made the reservation may not receive a refund, regardless of participation, due to costs associated with the reservation.


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