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  CFO Edge is a leading Southern California provider of outsourced CFO services. Based in Los Angeles, we are a group of experienced chief financial officers who engage with area executives on demand to address strategic planning, business management, and day-to-day financial operations challenges. We deliver services as interim CFOs, part-time CFOs, project-based CFOs, recruitment-to-permanent CFOs and interim-to-permanent CFOs.

Our approach provides answers to executives' most pressing questions: Why aren't we hitting our numbers? How can we improve performance? What are the ramifications of this opportunity, and should we move forward?

We also answer what may be the most compelling and urgent question of all: Where can we find the CFO expertise and capacity we need right now?

Each of us is a formerly-seated CFO, and we combine years of experience with proven processes and sophisticated tools to generate efficiencies and achieve results more quickly. Engaging with us allows you to leverage the collective experience of all of our Partners, and we would like to introduce ourselves to you.

 
 
   
Arthur F. Rothberg Arthur F. Rothberg
Managing Director
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Art has over 35 years of diversified experience in public and private accounting serving middle-market companies. He has also served as the chief financial officer of companies in the financial services industry.

As a partner of a large national CPA firm, he provided professional audit and consulting services to companies operating in a variety of industries, including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, medical services organizations, real estate, and retail and wholesale distribution.

He has experience in financial modeling, strategic planning, corporate performance measurement and new business start-ups. Art's professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Art holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, from New York University, New York, New York and a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York.
   
   
Mark S. Becker Mark S. Becker
Partner
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Mark leverages his experience as a chief financial officer and financial consultant to bring superior strategic leadership and executive management expertise to his engagements. His work is characterized by operational excellence gained from in-depth experience directing sales and administrative groups at manufacturing-intensive environments.

He has deep industry expertise in semiconductors and other high-tech manufacturing sectors. His successful track record in fund raising is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of capital raising processes and requirements in both debt and equity environments.

He is well-versed in acquisition integration, cost accounting, financial modeling, investor generation and relations, IPO filings, loan restructuring, M&A, multinational operations, SEC reporting, SOX compliance, treasury, and valuation.

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Political Science at American University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting at the University of Pittsburgh.
   
   
John W. Braine John W. Braine
Partner
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John is a high-performance executive with a distinguished record of directing and improving financial and operational functions as a CFO, EVP and President. He is decisive and highly strategic in evaluating, identifying and executing the right options to drive company valuation - whether controlling costs, developing product differentiation or increasing market share through acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in high-growth, diverse companies and is known for cultivating relationships and building teams that consistently exceed expectations. He is adept at developing and implementing business plans for industrial manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and service organizations.

His professional affiliations include the Association of Chief Executives, Financial Executives Networking Group, and Mosaic, a faith-based community serving Los Angeles.

John earned his MBA in Finance & Marketing at Gannon University, Erie, PA, and his BS in Business Administration at Gannon University, Erie, PA.
   
   
Howard Goldman Howard Goldman
Partner
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Howard began his career in the U.K. and has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations. He brings extensive expertise in strategic and financial planning, implementing improved financial and operating systems and controls, cash management, cost reduction, development of management information systems, contract negotiation, joint ventures and merger integration.

He has worked with start-ups, high-growth private companies, turnarounds, and international firms including Reuters and Warner Communications (now Time Warner). In addition to beginning his career in the U.K., he has significant international experience having worked with U.S.-based entities responsible for overseas operations and has undertaken projects in Germany, Switzerland, Israel and Japan.

His industry experience includes business services, consumer products, distribution, entertainment, financial services, technology, manufacturing, media, public utilities, publishing and retail.

Howard was admitted as a Chartered Accountant to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CPA Equivalent), and he earned his B.Sc. with Honors in Economics and Accounting at the University of Bristol, Bristol, England.
   
   
Michael K. Menerey Michael K. Menerey
Partner
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Mike has over 27 years of experience in executive operational oversight. His expertise includes financing and acquisition management, capital raisings, forecasting management, financial reporting, estate planning, human resources and administration oversight.

His chief financial officer experience includes the investment, broadcasting, manufacturing, and distribution sectors.

He is experienced in managing investment portfolios to grow and preserve net worth and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in private funding, public equity and public debt.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, ProVisors, All Cities Network, California CEO Forum, Financial Executive Networking Group (FENG), and UM Alumni Professionals Group.

Mike earned his BA degree in Business Administration at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
   
   
Bill Thorpe Bill Thorpe
Partner
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Bill has over 35 years of experience in roles as the chief financial officer and other financial executive positions at companies that range from a $2 billion+ publicly-held firm to mid-sized private businesses and startups.

His deep financial and operational expertise is grounded in a proven record of strategizing, implementing and managing initiatives that accomplish targeted objectives in areas such as growth, performance, reporting, processes, controls, compliance and systems.

Bill’s industry experience includes transaction processing; financial services; wholesale, distribution, and retail; healthcare; consumer products; construction; building materials; and technology.

He is experienced in all areas of financial and operational oversight including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; SOX compliance; investor relations including quarterly earnings calls with analysts and shareholders; audits and taxation; and product development and pricing.

Bill is a Certified Public Accountant in California and earned his BA degree in Business Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Financial Executives Net-working Group (FENG), and the Long Beach Yacht Club.
 
 
CFO Edge: there is no coincidence that "edge" is part of our name. As in leading edge, cutting edge, and gaining an edge - all speak to our commitment to help you move to an improved position at the forefront of your industry. At CFO Edge, we're passionate about helping you create, grow and sustain value.
     
 
   
 
     
     
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