Roy French

Work experience

Work experience
2002 - Present

Principal Consultant

RAF Enterprises, LLC

Delivered financial consulting and advisory services to a wide variety of clients including legal, pharmaceutical, transportation and media sectors while successfully establishing and growing a retail furniture operation as part of a national franchise.

2004 - 2006

Vice President, Retail Financial Planning

Compass Bancshares Inc.

Delivered essential business support and financial consultation to the retail bank’s business units while providing timely and cost effective financial planning, capital expenditure analysis, monthly financial reporting and ad-hoc analysis that enabled better management decision making throughout the organization.

2000 - 2002

Senior Manager M&A Finance, Strategy & Corporate Development

Concert Communications Company

Recruited by former management from Bellsouth Corporation to deliver critical financial planning, analysis and guidance in a joint venture that would manage existing data cables and finance the installation of fiber optic cable to address the rapidly growing global market for digital communication. The merger was abandoned shortly after joining the firm and the challenge then became one of properly identifying, valuing and separating the individual assets and investments of both organizations.Guided the delivery of financial analysis for strategic corporate transactions while closely liaising with corporate subject matter experts, third party consultants and operating teams to provide accurate financial modeling and impacts analysis. Managed decision support process for e-commerce business cases.

1998 - 2000

Senior Finance Manager, M&A Finance

Bellsouth Corp.

Served as the key financial liaison between business unit and corporate headquarters delivering unbiased evaluations of potential strategic investments directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Served as principal analyst for four transactions with valuations ranging from $150M to $1B.

Developed strategic business cases, financial valuation, business driver validation while providing due diligence, and documentation review of potential investments. Played an essential role in the company’s transaction team by negotiating the support for financial issues with bankers and partners while working in close collaboration with subject matter experts throughout the organization.

1996 - 1998

Director of Corporate Finance

Equifax Inc.

Served as Lead analyst for operating unit after the spin-off of large division. Earlier on delivered corporate reviews of business unit's case development efforts. Played a key role in the company’s transaction team by negotiating support for financial issues with bankers and partners, and providing financial valuation, driver validation, due diligence, and documentation review.

1989 - 1996

Senior Financial Analyst/Credit Analyst

Banksouth Corp.