About CFO Edge

About CFO Edge

When you succeed, we succeed.

CFO Edge was established in 2010 with a clear focus: team with Southern California executives to move pressing business challenges to resolutions that realize the outcome value they seek.

Headquartered in Pasadena, California, our firm is comprised of CFO partners with proven financial leadership talents and authoritative financial expertise who deliver services as project CFOs, part-time CFOs and interim CFOs.

In these roles, we deliver efficient and cost-effect solutions that range from core accounting services to support for growth initiatives, profitability improvement, transactions, capital raising, cost reductions and more.

Learn more about our firm by downloading our PDF overview: CFO Edge, LLC – Overview

Mission and Values


Our mission is to be your go-to CFO partner and, in this role, team with you to move challenges to resolutions that realize value.


Client Value
Our driving force is our commitment to add value to your business. Every day, we work with you to realize your vision of value, be that shareholder value, growth, performance or successful completion of initiatives.

We believe thoroughly understanding your challenges and goals is essential for developing the right solution and realizing the outcomes you seek.

We believe effective collaboration can move mountains and open communication, integrity and transparency are at the heart of productive working relationships.

We work to empower you and your team by providing the solutions, tools and team education needed to improve the performance and value of your business.

We believe the right solution to a challenge is preferable to a workable, but less than optimum solution. We apply leading-edge benchmarks to assure the full potential value of a solution is realized in cost-effect ways.

We blend high-caliber expertise in formal accounting standards with critical and fresh thinking to generate innovative, non-traditional approaches that deliver greater value.


As partners at CFO Edge, we succeed when you succeed.

Our experiences and expertise are grounded in early career positions building technical accounting skills at private companies, public companies and CPA firms. We have served as seated chief financial officers at companies ranging from startups to billion dollar public and international corporations.

We share a sense of personal satisfaction that comes from creating effective paths to improved business performance and value.

We have lived and successfully done this work throughout our careers: the scale, scope and depth of our experiences fuel our confidence when we say that we can and will deliver the right solutions in the most cost-effective and efficient ways.

Arthur F. Rothberg - CFO Edge

Arthur F. Rothberg
Managing Director

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John W. Braine - CFO Edge

John W. Braine

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Mark S. Becker - CFO Edge

Mark S. Becker

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Michael K Menerey - CFO Edge

Michael K. Menerey
Partner Emeritus

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Howard Goldman - CFO Edge

Howard Goldman
Partner Emeritus

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In the Media

CFO Edge - Exit Coach Radio

Bill Black interviews Arthur Rothberg (audio)
Exit Planning from a CFO’s Perspective
March 5, 2014

CFO Edge - On Purpose Magazine

J.W. Najarian interviews Arthur Rothberg (audio)
How Using Outsourced CFO Services Can Highly Benefit Your Business
May 24, 2013

Giving Back

A spirit of sharing provides support for children and their families in our area. Since our founding in 2010, our partners have supported and continue to support local nonprofits with participation in events and as members and board members.


With events like its Stroll & Roll, AbilityFirst supports people with developmental disabilities by focusing on affirming their capabilities and expanding their possibilities.


AthletesTouch members are former professional and college sports players, and the organization’s Golf Classic benefits The Painted Turtle, a nonprofit that provides camp experiences for children with medical needs.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity supports changing lives through home ownership opportunities for low-income families.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities and its Walk for Kids benefit children and their families by keeping them together during medical care.

Shatter Proof

A national nonprofit, Shatterproof is committed to ending the destructive impact of addiction and its stigma in society.

For over 65 years, Viking Charities has raised and distributed funds, goods and services to many area nonprofits for children.


Do you replace our CPA firm?

Your CPA firm and your dedicated CFO Edge partner provide complementary services, and we do not replace your CPA firm. For example, your CPA firm may prepare and file your taxes or audit your financials, while we offer tax strategy and audit preparation services. We greatly appreciate our business relationships with area CPA firms. Many have referred work to us, and we have referred work to them.

Where do you deliver services?

Most of our clients are in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California. We also provide services in the Southern California area running from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Engagements with clients sometimes include travel to other states. For example, a Los Angeles public company acquired a company on the East Coast, and our post-acquisition accounting services included work on-site at the acquired company’s location.

How often will your junior firm members work with us?

We’re different from many professional financial services firms in that your dedicated CFO partner delivers services personally and in a hands-on manner.

We recognize that executives prefer to work directly and continuously with one partner whose senior expertise has been earned and proven over many successful engagements.

Also unlike other firms, we do not have junior firm members who work on client accounts. With advance discussion and your approval, we sometimes bring in a financial professional with proven expertise in a specific area. Working under our guidance, a professional of this nature is a cost-effective resource for focused, time-limited tasks. Examples of resources like this include a controller or a senior accountant.

What makes you stand out from your competitors?

We are the only CFO services firm that applies leading-edge benchmarks to deliver better solutions and that provides value tools clients use to define and measure their value outcomes. Combining these with additional elements, we team with clients to improve their businesses in more cost-effective and efficient ways. For a detailed look at how we stand out, visit Our Differences.

Why do you think you would be a good fit?

Each of our partners is a people person. In our careers as enterprise CFOs and our experiences as on-demand CFOs, we have worked with executives and staff at companies ranging from startups to billion dollar public and international corporations. Working together to reach shared goals is based on productive, compatible and enjoyable business relationships. We believe we are a good fit for our clients as we bring flexible, enthusiastic and down-to-earth workstyles that mesh well with client team members and client cultures.