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Financial executives to learn about ‘The Cloud’

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ST. LOUIS – With websites and web applications going further to improve productivity, communication and business practices, a little guidance into the new and emerging web is almost a necessity.

On March 24, Matthew Porter, chief executive officer of Contegix, will share his expertise at the Financial Executives International-St. Louis Chapter meeting.

“Our local FEI Chapter has a meeting every month for financial executives around the St. Louis area to learn valuable business skills from experts in the community,” said Tim Vosse, president of the St. Louis Chapter. “We are all looking forward to hearing Matthew Porter’s presentation and learning from his experience at Contegix.”

Contegix is an award-winning managed hosting, cloud computing and colocation service provider and is widely recognized throughout the industry for delivering reliable hosting with expert support to drive customer value. Porter works to drive innovation and promote rapid organizational growth by empowering employees, partners and customers.

“Along with our guest speaker, attendees can expect to meet other experienced financial professionals and will have a great opportunity to network and learn from their peers,” Vosse said.

FEI members hold many finance-related titles within their companies, including: chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, treasurer, vice president of finance, vice president of planning and analysis, vice president of taxes, vice president of pension fund investments, vice president of risk management and director of finance. Many FEI members are also senior managers or managers of other departments, including: accounting, auditing, borrowing and investments, financial reporting, foreign exchange and investor relations.

The event on March 24 will begin with a networking and cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and Porter’s presentation from 6:15 to 8 p.m. The monthly meetings are held at the Missouri Athletic Club – West, located at 1777 Des Peres Road in Town and Country, Mo. The presentation and FEI meeting will be open to new and existing members.

To become a member of the St. Louis Chapter of Financial Executives International or for more information, please visit: Those with additional questions about FEI-St. Louis Chapter can contact Vosse at or Jim Smith at

About Financial Executives International

For more than 80 years, Financial Executives International is has been connecting senior-level financial executives by serving the needs and interests of its members. FEI is a unique forum for financial executives to network and share best practices, engage in knowledge-building conferences and seminars, be represented in critical national and global policy debates and be aligned with a culture that fosters ethical leadership. The St. Louis Chapter of the FEI serves the metropolitan area.

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