John C. Siciliano
Managing Director

EXPERTISE

  • Wealth Management 

  • Institutional Asset Management

  • Multi-asset and alternative asset management

  • Global Product Distribution

  • Product structuring and strategy

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Bradley Bennett | FINRA Expert | SEDA Experts

John Siciliano is a seasoned global financial services executive with over 40 years of experience across a number of leading financial institutions as CEO, global head of distribution, president of a mutual fund company and as head of global strategy for the asset and wealth management division of a major consulting firm.  He is a world class expert on key issues facing financial institutions across strategy, product, distribution, pricing, and talent.  He is a Qualified Financial Expert (QFE).

SEDA
EXPERTS

Mr. Siciliano is Chairman of Avondale Strategies, LLC, an advisory firm, where he consults with various global institutions across insurance, traditional asset management, private equity and strategic consulting.  He also serves on the board of a major public company and an ETF funds provider, as well as chairing the board of a 1940 Act fund focused on alternative investing.  

 

Mr. Siciliano was an investment banker from 1979-1991 including the launch of Smith Barney & Co.’s southwestern US investment banking practice and, subsequently, serving as co-head of Prudential Securities west coast investment banking business. From 1991-2010, he served as an operating executive, including service as a CFO and twice serving as a CEO in asset management, the latter for BKF Capital Group and New York Life’s $100 billion third party asset management business. 

 

From 2011 to 2019, he served as the head of Global Strategy in Asset and Wealth Management Advisory for PricewaterhouseCoopers  with a focus on a broad range of global financial service firms.

In addition, he has been involved with a wide variety of non-profit organizations including The Committee for Economic Development; The Kravis Leadership Institute; The California Community Foundation; The Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University; The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California; and, the U.S. Institute.

 

He lives in New York City and Pasadena, California with his wife Wendy.  They have three sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.

EDUCATION

 

Stanford Graduate School of Business  

MBA, Concentration in Finance

Pomona College, Claremont, California

Bachelor of Arts

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Avondale Strategies, LLC

Chairman

2011 to 2012 and 2019 to present

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP 

Senior Managing Director, Financial Markets;

Global Strategy Leader, Asset and Wealth Management

2012-2019

 

New York Life Investments

Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management

2008-2010

Grail Partners, LLC 

Co-Managing Partner

2007-2008

BKF Capital Group, INC. (NYSE: BKF)

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
2005-2007

 

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Global Head, Institutional Distribution

2001-2005

Payden & Rygel

President, Payden & Rygel Investment Group;

Managing Principal, Payden & Rygel

1998-2001

Dresdner Kleinwort Benson N.A. LLC

Co-Head North American Corporate Finance

1996-1998

Senior Vice President, Director of Western Region

1995-1996

 

Technicolor, Inc.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Chairman, Technicolor SpA

1991-1995

Senior Vice President, Director of Western Region

1991-1993

Prudential Securities Incorporated

Managing Director; Co-Head West Coast
Corporate Finance

1989-1991

Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., Inc

Managing Director; Corporate Finance

1984-1989

Seidler Amdec Securities

Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance

1982-1984

Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards

First Vice President, Head of Corporate Syndicate

1980-1982

Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

Associate, Corporate Finance

1979-1980

OTHER

Boards of Directors/Advisors:

Sabre Corporation (SABR), Dallas, Texas; April, 2019; Member, Board of Directors; Chair, Compensation Committee; Member, Nominating and Governance Committee; Member, Executive Committee
Yieldstreet Prism Fund, New York, New York; October, 2019; Chairman of the Board
Pacific Life’s Pacific Global ETFs, Newport Beach, CA; December, 2018; Trustee, Audit Committee Chair
Korn Ferry Chief Executive Institute, New York, New York; March, 2019; CEO Advisor
Bonaccord Capital Partners, New York, New York; July, 2019; Senior Advisor

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