SMTC Facility Awarded for Environmental Awareness


J. Randall Waterfield, Chairman of the Waterfield Group, is a chartered financial analyst who has been featured on Fox Business News. In 2012 he was appointed to the board of directors for SMTC Corp., a public company incorporated in Delaware. The appointment was featured on several news outlets, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, and Alex Walker, the co-CEO of SMTC, remarked that the company was excited to welcome J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield and his experience to the board.

A global mid-size provider of electronics manufacturing services, SMTC has more than 1,800 employees. Services offered by the company include printed circuit board assembly production, systems integration and testing services, enclosure fabrication, product design, and supply chain management.

Recently SMTC’s Chihuahua, Mexico facility was awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 environmental certification following several days of rigorous audits. To earn this distinction, companies must limit harmful environmental impact while still enhancing and improving performance. The ISO provides both a standard and a framework organizations can follow to obtain the certification. Environmental areas SMTC focuses on include pollution control, adherence to environmental legislation, and minimizing energy use. For more information on SMTC, visit


Culver Woodcraft Camp 2016

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Culver Woodcraft Camp

Waterfield Group chairman J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield is an active member of a number of professional groups and organizations. J. Randall Waterfield supports Culver Military Academy by serving on the Culver Summer School board.

Culver Military Academy offers summer schools and camps for over 1,350 children aged 7 to 17 each year. For the summer of 2016, they will offer a Culver Woodcraft Camp for both boys and girls ages 9 to 14. The camp, which lasts six weeks, offers over 80 elective courses as well as regular academic classes for English, Writing Composition, Reading, and Math, in the form of five 45-minute class periods a day Mondays through Fridays. Students may also attend one of five religious services each week.

Students are housed in A-frame cabins with ceiling fans and screened windows. One cabin houses up to 12 students and one counselor. The camp consists of approximately 700 campers, who are divided into four “Battalions” by age and gender. Three distinctive awards are given to those campers who achieve enough points in all phases of camp, including inspections, drill, and athletic participation, and show good citizenship and personal cleanliness. Campers begin with a Bronze Culver “C” and can be awarded with a Silver or Gold “C.”

The Fox Business Network’s Growth in 2015

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Fox Business

J. Randall Waterfield (Randy), CFA, serve as chairman of the Waterfield Group, a firm that provides services in investment banking, asset management, and trading and principal investments. J. Randall Waterfield has made occasional appearances on the Fox Business Network (FBN), drawing on his experience in the financial industry to give interviews about subjects such as the FDIC, TARP, and the general state of the economy.

The Fox Business Network had its strongest year yet in 2015, closing out the year with record ratings among viewers across the board and in particular the coveted 25-54 age demographic. Specifically, the network increased its viewership by 123 percent overall and 178 percent among the target demographic.

This growth represents the largest increase among all cable networks in 2015. The channel hosted its first presidential debate on November 10, 2015; the debate vaulted FBN to the fourth rated cable primetime network for the week, the channel’s first time achieving a top-five rating since it debuted in 2007. To learn more about the Fox Business Network and its programs, visit its website at .

The Path to CFA Membership

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CFA Institute

J. Randall Waterfield has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1999. This credential is issued by the CFA Institute, an international organization that serves investment professionals. As chairman of the Waterfield Group and a renowned financial expert, J. Randall Waterfield enjoys the many benefits of his CFA membership. In order to join the organization, however, individuals must first pass a series of exams.

To be eligible for the CFA program, candidates must have a four-year undergraduate degree or be in the final year of an undergraduate program, four years of work experience, or a combination of the two that totals at least four years. To receive CFA certification, candidates must enroll in the program, which is divided into three levels, and pass three six-hour exams. The content of these levels becomes progressively more complex. On average, it takes candidates four years of study to receive their credential, and they report studying 300 hours or more to prepare for each of the three exams.

More information about the CFA Program exams and the CFA Institute can be found at the organization’s website,

Online Training Solutions from Chrysalis Software, Inc.

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Chrysalis Software, Inc

A graduate of Harvard University, J. Randall Waterfield has served as the chairman of the Waterfield Group since 1999. J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield is also a board member of Waterfield Technologies, which recently acquired Chrysalis Software, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Chrysalis Software, Inc., provides a range of call center services and products, including advanced speech recognition, interactive voice response, and call center management systems. By design, Chrysalis gives its customers access to data and voice networks to retrieve and manipulate data for call center optimization. With experts on call center open standards, technology, and equipment, Chrysalis can deliver innovative solutions and any necessary training both on site and online.

Through its online Chrysalis Contact Center Academy, the company offers in-depth training with options for self-paced learners and instructor-led courses. A flexible training program, courses range from agent administration, which mainly covers assignments and adding or deleting an agent, to an introduction to the report creation wizard, including ways to add summaries or make changes to the report itself. Created to fit tight training budgets, all of the courses are completely paperless.