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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!

The April 26th meeting will be focusing on how Finance leaders play a crucial role in supply chain risk management.
Our guest speaker will be Bill Geisler, Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist, ZOLL Medical & Supply Chain Mavens Instructor

Bill Geisler has been in Supply Chain Management for more than twenty years and is currently a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions. He has held diverse roles in SCM including Procurement, Sourcing, Planning, Warehousing, Transportation, and IT Systems. Bill has certifications in CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD from ASCM.

Bill is currently the President of the ASCM Pittsburgh Forum and was awarded Mentor of the Year in 2016 by the Duquesne University APICS Student Chapter for volunteerism with the Chapter and Duquesne Supply Chain Connection.


Organizer: Whit Little, VP of Administration, Catalyst Connection

Whit LittleWhit 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.


There are a few outdoor parking options at Mill 19 Hazelwood Green. Street parking is available at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, there is a paid lot located across the property from our building. If you require handicap accessible parking, kindly inform us in advance. Click here to view the map.


April 26
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Catalyst Connection
4501 Lytle Street, Building A, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15207 United States
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