Finance & Accounting Director
Gene Gregory is a Director of Warren Whitney, with more than 30 years of progressive experience helping organizations establish and meet growth and profitability through active and ongoing management decision making. Gene works with clients requiring senior level operations, accounting, or financial management leadership. He generally serves Warren Whitney’s clients in the role of interim CFO, COO, or Controller.
Roles & Areas of Expertise:
- Interim CFO, COO, or Controller
- Accounting Services
- Reporting & Financial Management
- Process Analysis
- Organizational Structure Analysis
- Business Acquisition & Divestiture
- Software Implementation
- Employee Development
- Process & Systems Development
Education & Certifications:
- MBA, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
- BA in Economics, Clemson University
- Certified Public Accountant
Professional & Volunteer Associations:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Past Member
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past Member
- North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers, Past Member
- Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, Past Member
Gene brings our clients a creative and enthusiastic, but studied, approach to problem solving and broad, multi disciplined experience in effectively managing numerous projects and people to meet organizational goals. Gene assists clients by identifying the organization’s strengths and weaknesses in operational and financial systems and processes, helping clients leverage strengths and correct deficiencies. Because of his broad functional experience, he favors comprehensive management to achieve an organization’s goals and can perform as a leader or management team member.
Gene has served Warren Whitney for more than 12 years, starting originally in 1993, with a break in service for a successful 11-year entrepreneurial stint as an owner of a specialized home medical equipment company. Returning in 2007, Gene has continued to serve our non-profit clients with a variety of social enterprises and missions and business clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, performing arts, manufacturing, retail, industrial services, and personal fitness.
Prior to Gene’s earlier years with Warren Whitney, he was a senior manager for McGladrey & Pullen, a national public accounting and consulting firm. He coordinated financial consulting, auditing, and accounting services to manufacturing, distribution, and service companies, as well as to a variety of not-for-profit organizations including colleges, trade associations, and charitable entities. His experience with non-taxable entities added a fundamental knowledge of fund accounting and government reporting requirements to his other business skill sets.
Before joining McGladrey & Pullen, Gene was an instructor of accounting and economics at Averett College.