Thomas V Siino CPA (inactive)
Tom Siino has spent the last 20 years in the placement and consulting industry where he has been responsible for client development and the placement and recruiting of senior-level accounting and finance professionals. Tom is currently President of Siino & Associates LLC. Siino & Associates LLC was formed in 2012 through the purchase by Tom Siino of the California territory of AC Lordi, where Tom worked for the previous 5 years. AC Lordi was formed in California 12 years ago by the acquisition of two bay area consulting and placement firms, A4C (where Tom worked from 1999 - 2004) and The Nolan Group. Although practicing under different names, Siino & Associates LLC and its predecessors have been continually operating in the bay area since 1980.
Tom’s other staffing and consulting experience includes 5 years as the Vice President for Nelson & Associates, which he joined in 2004 to start up the Senior Consulting Services division. Nelson & Associates is part of the Nelson Family of Companies (NFOC). Under Tom’s leadership, the division achieved profitability in the first six months and had significant growth in revenue, gross profit and contribution margin each of the 5 years of Tom’s leadership. Tom’s responsibility also included the San Francisco branch of the temporary and executive search division through 2006, growing that division from one person to five people.
Before entering the placement and consulting industry, Tom’s experience includes over 19 years in public accounting where he was a partner at both the local firm of Hood & Strong CPAs (1980 – 1994) and the national accounting firm of Grant Thornton LLP (1994 – 1999).
Tom’s responsibilities in public accounting incorporated a wide range of areas including client development and retention and staff development and retention. His responsibilities also included monitoring the overall conduct of audit engagements and special projects in his client ledger, as well as billing and collecting for the work performed. Although Tom had a wide range of clients (including manufacturing, distribution, financial services, professional services, educational institutions and health care), his specialty was in the field of exempt organizations. As a partner at Grant Thornton LLP his client ledger was approximately 95% exempt organizations and he maintained over $2,000,000 in annual billings.
Tom is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of St. Mary’s College of California, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in May 1980. He also holds an MBA degree in Finance from the California State University – Hayward and obtained his CPA license in 1983.
Tom’s professional involvement includes membership in the California Society of Certified Public Accountants where he served as a Board member for over seven years and is a past President of the Chapter and past chair of the Members in Industry Interest Group and the Nonprofit Committee. Tom currently serves as a Board member and Treasurer for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, is on the Audit Committee for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland and on the Audit Committee of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Oakland. He also served on the Executive Board of Advisors for the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) of St. Mary’s College from 2009 – 20011 and from 2001 – 2006. Tom was also very active in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bay Area from 1982 to 2007 where he has been a Big Brother volunteer and a long-time board member which included serving as President of the organization for 3 years.