Southern California Executive Networking Groups


Technology Executives Networking Group Southern California Chapter (TENG SoCal)
The Southern California Chapter of a national community of 6500+ selected Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Technology Officers (CTO), Vice Presidents (VP) and Directors of Technology.


Founded in 2003, CafeNet began in a coffee shop where a handful of executives pledged to support business professionals in transition throughout Southern California. Today the network, which includes more than 600+ members, provides job leads and networking opportunities for Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents and C-Level business leaders. Its team of seasoned executives, support members with résumé development, career guidance, job training and job leads.

CafeNet is a California based professional community with Chapters in Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles Counties, consisting of former or current Gateway and Toshiba employees and individuals sponsored by those members. Today our community is comprised of Technology, BioTech/Pharma/Medical Devices/Healthcare Services, Finance and Consumer Products & Goods professionals, representing all traditional disciplines.

The purpose of this “Sponsor Only” group is to assist each other in identifying networking contacts in order to reduce the transition time from one position to another using a sharing and personalized approach. This group has grown into one of the most successful job networking communities in Southern California. Our membership requires a long term commitment in support of our community. Our primary mission is to get you employed and assist you in staying employed.

Challenger Networking Group

This networking group is sponsored by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. and designed for executives from all disciplines. A wide range of speakers will be available talking on current topics for those interested in enriching their careers, forming new contacts, those in transition, etc.


Networking Event for Executives in Career Transition sponsored by

Executive Network – Orange County

Executives Network is a national peer-to-peer network for executives in the job search.

Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

The FENG is a nationally recognized organization for senior financial professionals and is also the largest networking group of its type in the entire world.

Financial Executives International (FEI)

Financial Executives International is an association for CFOs and other senior finance executives. FEI provides networking, advocacy and timely updates and CPE on financial management and reporting; Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance; regulatory updates from the SEC, FASB, PCAOB and IASB; as well as career management and executive-level and other finance & accounting jobs.

Laguna Niguel Connectors

The Laguna Niguel Connectors (LNC) group mission is to help business professionals in the local community get connected and stay connected by providing a local and convenient venue. With a focus on “community building” and helping others FIRST, we have evolved from establishing connections to establishing relationships that help like-minded professionals derive greater value from these connections.

McDermott & Bull Executive Network

Executive network group sponsored by McDermott & Bull.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.