- Liz Webbink
- Greg Webbink
- Kate Webbink
elizabeth s. webbink, ph.d.
Webbink has over 20 years of experience in corporate planning, finance,
and economics and brings that experience to bear on the design of
analytical systems to support decisionmaking.
She spent more than a decade with Exxon in various internal consulting
positions in the policy, planning, economics, and treasury areas.
She revamped the corporate cash forecasting system, developed an
OPEC Balance of Payments forecasting model as well as visualization
tools for U.S. macroeconomic forecasts, and received awards for
developing a seminar for employees on discounted cash flow analysis
and for improving productivity through financial process reengineering.
She has provided professional seminars and implemented systems for
project analysis, capital budget reporting, scorecards and performance
Liz held university faculty appointments at Rice, Montclair State
and, Rutgers where she taught courses on Corporate Finance, Capital
Budgeting, and the Economics of Multinational Corporations. As Academic
Dean for the Rutgers undergraduate Business School, she instituted
a system to ameliorate overcrowding of classes and assure places
to qualified students. As a Vice President of the National Council
on Economic Education Liz designed a Capital
Formation Institute for high school teachers which received
funding from the Goldman Sachs foundation, worked with State Farm
to develop a major
new national initiative to improve the economic and financial
literacy of the nation’s youth, and managed a major project
guides and providing training for Well's Fargo's Hands on Banking®
A past director of the National Association
for Business Economics, Liz served as President of the Houston
and Philadelphia Chapters.
She earned a PhD in international economics and finance at NYU's
Stern School of Business where she was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma
and a BS in international trade from the Georgetown University School
of Foreign Service.
gregory r. webbink, m.i.a., m.b.a.
Webbink brings a wealth of experience in the operational side of
corporate finance for international manufacturing concerns.
Greg has served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of discrete
manufacturers ranging in size from $40M to $600M, (Swissray International,
Mannesmann Rexroth), as well as Vice President Finance/CFO of $60
million process manufacturer (LTS Lohmann). Additionally, his treasury
experience includes most recently working with 4 PE investors and
2 venture debt institutions as Chief Operating Officer & CFO
of Swissray, previously as treasurer of US holding of German multinational
(Mannesmann) and experience as a corporate banker (Bank of America).
He has focused on operational and financial performance of manufacturers
and distributors: developing and analyzing costing systems for process
improvement and pricing; and developing and executing business strategies
through major vendor/customer negotiations, alliance agreements,
and acquisitions. Particular expertise includes:
Financial and cost analysis of operations
Contract negotiation and management
Treasury & banking, cash and FX risk management
Implementation of IT systems (SAP, BPCS)
Discrete and process manufacturing industries
- Working capital optimization
- Supply chain optimization
- Risk management
- International transactions
Greg earned twin Masters degrees from Columbia University’s
International Affairs and Business Schools and a BS in international
affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
katherine e. webbink, m.s., m.f.a.
visit Kate's website
|Kate Webbink has a unique combination
of visual, scientific, and statistical skills. A biologist with a special interest in visual perception
and memory, and the philosophy of science, Kate earned her masters
in evolutionary biology at the University of Nebraska where she also
served as a research assistant in the Center for Avian Cognition.
An avid photographer with a strong concern for public education in
scientific methods, she completed an MFA in Filmmaking
for Science and Natural History at Montana State University in Bozeman. Her thesis film Out of our Minds received the 2012 Best Director award from Australia's SCINEMA Festival of Science Film. Now working as a Science Media Producer at the Field Museum in Chicago, Kate expanded "The Field Revealed" series, several episodes of which will be screened at the Science Film showcase - 2013 AAAS meetings in Chicago.
an undergraduate at Wellesley College, Kate's research was funded
by the National Science Foundation. Upon graduation in 2004 with
a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Art, she was elected to Sigma Xi,
the Scientific Research Society. Her work with her advisor was published
in The Anatomical Record, 2007, Advances In Integrative Anatomy
and Evolutionary Biology, “Vertebral anatomy in the Florida
manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris: A developmental and evolutionary
analysis.” 290(6):624-637. Buchholtz EA, Booth AC, Webbink
avid birder, Kate has worked with the Washington, DC, New Jersey,
and Montana Audubon Societies, contributing to "Birds
& Climate -Stories about Montana Birds” and "Montana Birds & Climate Change – Gray Jays” (contributed),
Montana Audubon Magpie Muse, Late Fall 2008, Vol. 17 No. 2.
Clips from some of Kate's film work can be viewed on Vimeo
Email: magpiedin at gmail dot com