Gene Siciliano Instructor Information

Founder and President

Western Management Associates - Your CFO for Rent

Gene Siciliano is Your CFO For Rent,® a nationally known consultancy to middle market companies in all industries, both private and public. His strategies, solutions and implementation support create increased financial visibility, profit improvement and enterprise value for his clients during their growth and exit stages. His results enable CEOs to gain control of the money side of their companies, and to experience freedom from financial surprises and deferred retirements.

Gene is founder and president of Western Management Associates, formed over 30 years ago, based in Los Angeles. His CFO for Rent ® services to corporate middle-market CEOs and business owners focus on financial management strategy and advisory services, CFO and senior management workshops, and Controller-for-Rent™ services in interim accounting.

As an award-winning speaker and trainer, he offers private presentations to CEOs (sometimes with their senior management teams) on their chosen topics of business and financial strategy.

He is the author of the best selling McGraw-Hill-published book entitled: “Finance for Non-Financial Managers, 1st and 2nd Editions,” and a personal finance book for educators entitled: “Financial Mastery for the Career Teacher,” published by Corwin Press. His articles on financial strategies and cost control have appeared in national and international periodicals, as well as his firm’s print and electronic newsletters and blogs.



President : Western Management Associates - [1986-06 to Current]

Founder and managing consultant of a financial management consulting firm providing interim and part-time CFOs and controllers to smaller middle market companies, primarily in southern California. For a few weeks, a few months, or a few years.

Chief Operating Officer : Vision Sciences International - [1984-06 to 1986-06]
Chief operating executive of this startup company formed with venture financing to develop, refine and sell a process for creating ready made spectacle lenses for consumer use. Oversee establishment of manufacturing facility, direct production and shipping of lens manufacturing devices to optical professionals. Support efforts to raise financing from system buyers and others.

Chief Financial Officer : Robert Abel & Associates - [1982-03 to 1984-06]
Responsible for all the company's financial affairs, financial reporting, banking relations and cash management, enabling of new project reporting system. Guided the company's return to profitability & solvency.

Chief Financial Officer : Superscope Inc. - [1981-03 to 1982-03]
Responsible for accounting, SEC reporting, banking, financing, investor relations, acquisitions. The company was listed on the NYSE at the time.

Vice President Finance, INFONET Division : Computer Sciences Corporation - [1972-06 to 1981-03]
Responsible for financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, contract administration and internal software development for CSC's fastest growing and most profitable division.

Senior Audit Supervisor : Grant Thornton, formerly Alexander Grant - [1964-06 to 1972-03]
Managed audits of public and private companies in manufacturing and services industries, including SEC reporting.



Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Business Management : Smeal College of Business (at Penn State University ) - [1958 to 1962]