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Summary

Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Development professional with demonstrated skills in financial modeling. Solid foundation in accounting and finance, with strong comprehension of current global economic and business drivers. Known for asymmetrical thinking and a can-do approach. Business savvy enhanced by extensive international business experience and first-hand knowledge of other cultures and customs.  Strategic thinker.  Multi-lingual.

Work experience

Sep 2007Apr 2009

Sr. Corporate Development Analyst

  • Conducted valuation of all acquisition targets and financial modeling of the company’s strategic development alternatives in international and domestic markets.
  • Assembled and managed due diligence teams.
  • Assessed strategic fit of potential acquisition targets and strategic partnerships; estimated acquisition synergies and determined the acquisition walk-away price.
  • Developed financial models for valuation of new product launch in Europe and multi-billion dollar international tenders; introduced Monte Carlo simulation techniques.
  • Managed multiple projects and worked in teams across different departments and countries; presented the results of the analysis to the Board of Directors.
Apr 2006Sep 2007

Analyst

PCE Investment Bankers
  • Built valuation models and prepared valuation reports for tax, gifting, litigation, and acquisition purposes.
  • Developed financial models for ESOP feasibility studies and analyzed financing structure alternatives for ESOP transactions.
  • Prepared pitch books and provided analytical support at all stages of the transaction process for assigned IB advisory clients, including screening potential buyers (both strategic and financial).
May 2005Mar 2006

Financial Business Analyst (contract)

  • Reviewed monthly financial reports, prepared statement of cash flow, analyzed profitabilty by division.
  • Analyzed the company's potential need for additional debt; monitored the company's compliance with existing debt covenants; negotiated new credit lines with banks.
  • Negotiated payment schedules for overdue invoices with major clients; created and managed in-house collections efforts.
Jun 2002Oct 2003

Assistant to Manager, Commercial Coverage

  • Researched oil and gas, petrochemical, transportation, and banking industries in the region.
  • Participated in client presentations, preparation and negotiation of Project Finance deals in Azerbaijan.
Jun 2001Apr 2002

Strategic Analysis Associate, East. Europe and Russia (internship)

  • Prepared and presented to the CEO a business development strategy for Europe and former Soviet Union.
  • Assessed economic impact on local community of selected feasibility studies.
Jan 1999Aug 2000

Assistant to Representative

  • Established contacts with local stakeholders; researched economic trends and investment opportunities in the region: oil and gas, petrochemical industry, transport.

Education

2008Present

Executive Scholars Certificate

Courses taken:

  • Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances; Kellogg School of Management Executive Program, August 2008.
  • Merger Week: Creating Value Through Strategic Acquisitions and Alliances; Kellogg School of Management Executive Program, April 2008.
Aug 2000May 2002

MBA

University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business

GPA: 3.95 out of 4.0

The key coursework: Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Management, Fixed Income, Options in Finance, Global Emerging Markets, Global Financial Markets, International Finance, Advanced International Finance, and International Management.

Honors:

2000 Muskie Fellow

Beta Gamma Sigma (2002)

Award for Academic Excellence (2002)

Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
FactSet
FactSet is a web and Excel-based research product that combines deep information on companies and markets with tools for fundamental analysis, idea generation, and workflow management.
CapitalIQ
Capital IQ Platform is a web and Excel-based research product that combines deep information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with robust tools for fundamental analysis, idea generation, and workflow management.
Crystal Ball software
Crystal Ball software is a spreadsheet-based software suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, Monte Carlo simulation and optimization.

Certifications

Level III Candidate in the CFA Program

CFA Institute

Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA)

International Research Association

Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Global Association of Risk Professionals