Meeting: August 31, 2010

Meeting are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend, RSVPs are not required.

August 31, 2010: Financial Skills for Product Managers

About this presentation: Financial skills are required for all product managers, though many have very limited knowledge of finance. This presentation will cover fundamental financial skills for product managers and other non-financial professionals. Download these slides as a 1.7MB PPT

About the presenter: Rick Evans is a financial professional with over 20 years of experience in forecasting, budgeting, accounting and financial analysis. He was most recently at Solutia where he was the Senior Financial Analyst for the nylon business. Prior to Solutia, he held manager of financial analysis positions at Solae and Emerson Electric. While working for Solae, he evaluated business development and R&D opportunities and was a key member of the facilities team that determined the headquarters site. Rick has a history of streamlining processes and received special recognition for negotiating $10M in government incentives. He began his career as an accounting manager at the Missouri Historical Society. He has a BS-BA from University of Missouri-Columbia and a MBA from University of Missouri-St. Louis. Rick is from St. Louis and currently lives in Fenton with his wife, Dana, and their two young boys.

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Here’s the details:

  • 6:00pm: Arrivals, snacks, informal networking
  • 6:30pm: Meeting begins
  • 8:00pm-ish: Meeting adjourns
  • Location: SAVVIS; 1 SAVVIS Parkway, Chesterfield, MO, 63017. (Google map of SAVVIS)
  • Directions from the West:
    • Take 64/40 East to Woods Mill / Highway 141 (Exit 22)
    • At the end of the exit ramp, go straight (parallel to 64/40)
    • Move to the right, following signs for South Outer Forty
    • The SAVVIS building will be on your right; turn right after you pass it and park in the main parking lot on the South side of the building
    • Follow signs in through the main entrance
  • Directions from the East:
    • Take 64/40 West to Woods Mill / Highway 141 (Exit 22)
    • Move to the right and follow signs for South Outer Forty
    • You will make a U-turn under the highway, and then move to the right, following signs for South Outer Forty
    • The SAVVIS building will be on your right; turn right after you pass it and park in the main parking lot on the South side of the building
    • Follow signs in through the main entrance
  • Thanks to SAVVIS for providing the facilities for this meeting!
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