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Gene Siciliano was our companys CFO for four years, as we grew,
contracted and grew again. He was instrumental in helping refocus the
companys efforts which created liquidity, infinitely more value, and
ultimately resulted in the sale of the company for a much higher price.
In addition to being my financial mentor and sage, he helped illuminate
the strategic and tactical roadmap for the company and helped to navigate
our course. He was both a management mentor and executive coach to me, and
supervisor and teacher to my controller. Not only did the purview of his
responsibilities take place within the financial management of the
company, but in many other areas as well, including the facilitation and
creation our strategic plan. I have only strong praise for his skills in
each of these areas.
His commitment to my companys success belied his part-time
involvement. It seemed as though he was a full-time member of our team. He
designed and built a custom financial model that served us for years as a
key decision analysis tool. He helped us through management
reorganizations, legal challenges, proposing to and retaining our largest
customer, and ultimately the very-profitable sale of the company.
He will be the CFO of my next company, and my next.
If you would like to speak about Gene, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org as I would be
happy to describe my experiences in more detail.
PAMELA GORDON, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTERS, INC.
Gene Siciliano has been our companys financial and management
advisor for over four years. Because we are based in a distant city, his
challenge was to help us grow our company and our profits with minimal
face-to-face contact. Gene became our long-distance CFO, and he really
Using teleconferencing, e-mail and semiannual work sessions, Gene
guided us through strategic plan development and execution, an accounting
system conversion, two management reorganizations and unprecedented
revenue and profit growth. In the process he helped everyone on our
management team to become better financial managers.
His depth of knowledge, outstanding communication skills and ability to
understand and gain insights from our business have made him an incredibly
valuable resource as we move into the next phase of our growth. Gene
continues to deliver solid value as our "CFO for Rent."
ERIC SANDERS, WORD OF NET,
Gene Siciliano worked as our company's interim CFO for four months,
been introduced to us by our investor group. In that time, he brought the
discipline, focus and experienced financial and strategic thinking needed
this stage of our company's development.
We had closed two rounds of angel financing, and he helped me to structure
our financial reporting and our business model in preparation for our
round of institutional venture funding. His seasoned guidance and his
ability to focus and refine our financial model were both timely and
valuable. His participation in lending negotiations, his guidance in
equipment financing methods and his active role in selecting our first
finance director were very helpful to me.
I would strongly recommend Gene to other CEOs whose companies are similar
stages of development.
IRV HART, TRAINING CENTER
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
I am just absolutely delighted with you, and the work that youve
done, Gene, the handholding and guidance youve given us through this
whole planning process. Your encyclopedic financial knowledge and
considerable "people" skills were absolutely essential for
getting us successfully to our goal of a better-organized, forward-looking
You helped us to clarify our strategies, showed our department heads
how to budget, designed and built an outstanding financial model of our
business, and then guided us through actually using it to set goals and
Im just absolutely pleased, and any time I can serve as a reference
or help you in any way, dont hesitate a second you sure have it!
Thank you so much for your help.
Independent third-party surveys in 1997 and 1998 of Genes consulting
& coaching clients revealed these responses:
"He is a wonderful, smart, responsive guy. He was very helpful and
proactive in his services."
"Gene has a real talent for identifying the needs in great detail
and [then he] works for these. He is very good with people, produces a
very tactile plan, and is very well networked."
"Excellent at identifying the problem and went beyond the norm.
[He] definitely put forth an effort that was tailored specifically for
"The absolute number one consultant I have ever met, consistently
did what they said. I expect that most consultants say lots, but deliver
but he delivered everything that he promised."
AND THE SURVEY SAYS
The results are in for the 1999 Expert Marketplace
Affiliates Benchmark Report. This is a survey taken by PENgroup.com,
which shows how Western Management Associates compares to their other
Affiliate member consulting firms in satisfaction scores from individual
clients of each firm. And we were delighted to discover that, more than
holding our own, across the board we rank in the top quarter or higher
of nearly all categories surveyed. This means that not only are we
satisfying our clients, but also were outclassing a good portion of our
competitors while doing so!
In three important categories, we scored especially well:
How proficient the client believes we are within the scope of
How well did we meet projected schedules
How responsive were we in meeting the clients needs and