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Finance Leaders Network

The Finance Leaders Network is a platform designed exclusively for financial leaders of small to mid-sized manufacturing companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania. By joining this network, you will have the opportunity to connect with peers who face the same issues and challenges as you. Share experiences, gain insights, and collaborate on solutions to drive your company’s growth and success.

Enhance Your Leadership Skills
The Finance Leaders Network is dedicated to helping you improve your leadership and management skills. Learn from best-in-class subject matter experts, leaders, and peers who can offer valuable guidance and support. Stay ahead of emerging trends and industry developments, ensuring you are equipped to lead your organization to success. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Tax Incentives and Grants for Manufacturers
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Structuring Capital for Equipment and Facility Upgrades
  • Storytelling, supported by impactful, finance team-led forecasting and narratives
  • Ownership Succession Planning
  • And More!

Did you know that most tax incentive money goes unclaimed, or to large corporations with teams of tax attorneys and government relations teams?

Join us beginning September 22 to learn about the $4 trillion in grants and incentives that small to mid-sized manufacturing companies can take advantage of. Gil Gonzalez of Subcity, Inc. will provide an overview on the four new pieces of legislation that were created to encourage economic and community development, diversify and grow the tax base, encourage capital investment, develop key neighborhoods, increase the region’s global competitiveness, and grow businesses. There is an in-person or virtual option to attend.

Whit Little, VP of Administration, Catalyst Connection


Whit Little is the Vice President of Administration of Catalyst Connection. He joined Catalyst’s leadership team in 2022. He is leading the Finance, IT and HR functions.

He has experience in a broad array of activities including strategy, investments, finance, development of human capital, fundraising, technology development, commercialization, manufacturing, sales and marketing in domestic and international markets with a variety of technology companies.

He was recently CEO of Advantech U.S., Inc., a technology company that successfully developed and commercialized a disruptive additive manufacturing process and equipment to fabricate printed electronic devices. The company was awarded the Pittsburgh Technology Tech 50 award for Advanced Manufacturing in 2016. He has been a consultant, executive coach, and held the roles of Chief Financial Officer for several start-up organizations. He is a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.