Lunch & Learn hosted by


 November 14th, 2018

11:00 AM- 1:15 PM

Seasons 52

4410 Westheimer Rd.

Houston TX 77027




Upslope Development: Utilizing Seasoned Networkers to Train Early Career Professionals

  • Learn what’s important to Generation Z and how you can help
  • Gain understanding on why training early career professionals in business development matters
  • Discover new ways to relate and cultivate networking skills in these groups


Elizabeth Harkness, Human Resources Manager, Weinstein Spira

Elizabeth Harkness manages the recruiting and human resources side at Weinstein Spira. Energetic and sharp, she always has an eye out for top talent.

Elizabeth plays an integral role in providing internal support through a period of growth for Weinstein Spira, by reinforcing and enhancing internal company culture, and adding structure to internal processes and procedures as the firm expands.  She is deeply committed to the need for the firm to engage, motivate and develop their people while maintaining a pragmatic approach to business improvement and achievement of overall financial goals.

Prior to her position at Weinstein Spira, Elizabeth was an HR Business Partner and University Relations Lead at Noble Energy. She has worked in the technology, energy and professional services industries throughout her career and is Weinstein Spira’s guru of employee recruitment and benefits.

Elizabeth joined Weinstein Spira in 2015. She and her husband, Kent, have three children, Madeline, Hunter and Holden. Outside of the office, you can find Elizabeth practicing yoga, hiking outdoors or listening to live music at a local venue.  


Tobias McFaul, Tax Manager, Weinstein Spira

Tobias McFaul joined Weinstein Spira in 2003. Previously, he worked at Ransleben, Senterfitt, Sedwick & Co. P.C. in Corpus Christi, Texas. A natural business adviser, Tobias has an impressive knack for distilling complex financial issues and concerns. He also has a broad, well-developed understanding of international tax matters, working with both US companies who are expanding abroad and foreign companies doing business in the US. This expertise extends to his work with individuals, some of whom are expatriates and some of whom are foreign citizens working as employees in the US. On the company side of the equation, Tobias assists businesses who hire employees who work under these circumstances.

Tobias' main daily focus is interacting with clients in ways that help make them a success. To achieve that, he proactively seeks to learn from his colleagues and strives to address his clients' needs. He enjoys structuring both new and existing entities, assisting his clients as those entities evolve.

Tobias enjoys travel, food, good conversation, golf, and spending time with his two daughters.

He has also undergone professional chef training and is known to have cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner on a campfire. If you are looking for someone in the know about where to go in Houston to find great food or a great venue, Tobias is the one to talk to.


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