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Financial Strategies with CFO's from Kingston & Tangram Interiors

eMBA Alumni Project

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Please join us on our first financial strategies CFO roundtables panel discussion dinner networking event presents two highly successful Executives from global & domestic companies (Rodd Mann of Kingston & Nick Greenko of Tangram Interiors).  The presentation will be moderated by Dr. Tom Turk, PhD.


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Rodd Mann

Corporate Controller - Kingston Technology (www.kingston.com)

Rodd Mann is a seasoned, accomplished executive with demonstrated leadership abilities and a record of success providing financial and operations oversight for global hi-tech manufacturing companies. He has keen finance acumen and analytical skills complemented by solid operational background. As the Corporate Controller for Kingston Technology, he is involved in global accounting and treasury functions around the world.  He is also an integral part of the strategic planning and direction for the firm.

During his Vice President of Operations tenure at Seagate Technology, Mr. Mann ran the global tape drive businessfor this disk drive producer reporting $6 billion in revenue. Responsible for the $300 million Removable Storage Solutions Division operations in factories with factories in Singapore and Malaysia as well as California-based pack-out, materials, planning and distribution functions.  He was tasked with ensuring optimal cost, quality and output of manufacturing operations, along with timely product delivery. He also successfully negotiated material prices with vendors, building prices and rents, capital acquisition and labor costs, as well as managed factory, managerial, engineering, quality, materials and logistics personnel worldwide.

His other experience includes acquisition finance and integration, valuation methods and accounting treatments. He is adept in attracting and retaining talent as well as building teams of dedicated, top-performing professionals that consistently achieve measurable results.


Mr. Mann is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.  He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Master of Business Administration, Major in Financial Management from the St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas.  In addition he has consulted in the specialized area of manufacturing operations and had earned his Certificate in Production and Inventory Management from the Association of Production and Inventory Management.  Finally, he is currently teaching finance courses as Adjunct Professor for Concordia University in Irvine, California.


His LinkedIn profile can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2551868&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile


Nick Greenko

CFO - Tangram Interiors (www.tangraminteriors.com)

With an MBA in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University, NY and an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Nick Greenko has a mastery of explaining the complex world of financial statements and its supporting reports. While most of us struggle with the left and right side of a ledger and are hard pressed to comprehend the difference between the color red and the color black as something more than “I needed a new ribbon with ink,” Nick has a style all his own in helping us understand the monthly if not daily financial statements we need to run Tangram successfully. Nick is a part of the original team that includes Joe Lozowski, President and Jack Hooven, Chief Operating Officer that relocated from Detroit, MI in the purchase of Tangram from Steelcase in 2002.

Nick’s leadership and “Keep Calm and Carry On” handling amidst the occasional storm, has helped steady Tangram during the past 10 years while helping position Tangram for another 10 years of solid growth. To satisfy Nick’s passion for singing opera in the hallway’s as well as other “not so hidden” locations, Nick is a member of the Pacific Symphony Board of Directors. And if you think he is reading the items listed on the menu at the French restaurant quickly so that he sounds like he is talking French, it’s because, well, Nick speaks French too.

Mr. Greenko is an accomplished piano player, devoted husband to Karlyne, dad to Eve and now the proud grandfather of Anastasia, He is also an avid surfer.

We would like to thank our corporate sponsors who generously support our cause this year.

Fortis Resources Partner    Smart Money OC    Action Embroidery

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When & Where

Maggiano's Little Italy - South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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eMBA Alumni Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to connecting executive MBA and established MBA alumni through exceptional continued education, engaged community involvement, professional career development and building networking opportunities.
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