Michael Haghighat and Joseph Hirsch from Globalview Advisors attended the Orange County Chapter of Financial Executives International (OC-FEI) “Dinner and Wine” Event held at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. This year’s OC-FEI annual kickoff meeting and wine tasting event provided a wonderful venue to meet other members, and also enjoy good food and wine. Adding to the lively evening was an introduction of the wine that had been selected to pair with the food in that course by the Master of Ceremonies, Brian Ruttencutter, a former National Chair of FEI and Past President of the Chapter. Brian is the Chief Financial Officer of Cumming Corp., an international construction project management and cost consulting firm, who also formally studied wine and achieved the Level II and Level III certifications as a wine specialist by the WSET, an international wine expert accreditation program. The evening was also highlighted with a presentation by Hector Barletta, Senior Manager of Advisory Services at Ernst & Young on “Robotics Process Automation (RPA)”. Mr. Barletta discussed what is RPA all about, and the applicability to Finance and Accounting; benefits and uses of RPA; and the market outlook and trends.

Globalview Advisors has been a proud sponsor of the OC-FEI since 2013, as well as the San Diego Chapter since 2012. The OC-FEI is the premier organization for financial executives in the Orange County area. OC-FEI promotes interaction among its members and holds programs and workshops to enhance their professional knowledge and qualification.