I am looking for a Management Position in Finance or Strategy, or an I-Banking or Consulting Position where I can add value through my past international working experience and my academic background. I consider myself as an open minded person with a strategic and analytical mindset, processing valuable working experience from different cultural environments.
- Capital Markets
- Investment Management
- Alternative Energy
- Bottom of Pyramid
- Foreign cultures & traditions
I am an Austrian national working and living in Mexico since almost three years. In my last job I worked as the Director of Finance for a local, Mexican contract manufacturing company based in Monclova, Coahuila.
In addition to my Master Degree in International Business Studies (www.hsk-edu.at) I just finished the 2nd semester of the Executive OneMBA Program (www.onemba.org) at EGADE Monterrey and am currently visiting the 3rd semester. I do have valuable and successful (international) working experience* in the fields of Management Consulting (ProCura/ KPMG – Corporate Finance), Financial Advisory (IFI AG) and as already mentioned as Director of Finance of an industrial company (AZ Industries SA de CV).
I speak fluent Spanish, English and German and have a deep understanding of Mexico, its culture and people.
* International Experience:Spain, USA, Italy, Germany, Mexico
Feb 2007 - Jan 2009
Director of Finance
As the CFO I was responsible for the finance and administration department of the company. In this function I successfully restructured the capital structure of the company to match more effectively long term and short term funds with long and short term capital needs. I renegotiated established long term credits and short term credit lines and negotiated new short term credit lines with very favourable conditions. In addition, I managed the company’s working capital and decreased the overall cash conversion cycle, thus decreasing the company’s cost of capital and increasing the profitability and the value for the shareholders. Besides that, I prepared the monthly reporting to the CEO & President of the company and supervised the whole export of our products.
Feb 2004 - Oct 2006
Senior Financial Advisor
Institut für Finanzierungswesen & Investment AG
As a Senior Financial Advisor I was successfully acquiring new high net worth clients and establishing positive long term relationships by providing first class investment advice. I was managing my client’s individual stock and options portfolios showing constantly positive excess returns. I had around EUR 35 Mio under my own management. In addition, I was doing extensive market and company analysis to identify new investment opportunities for my clients. Furthermore I was co-leading the development of a proprietary portfolio management software and client relationship database.
Jul 2003 - Feb 2004
Private Finance Consultant
As the co-branch manager I successfully established operations in the new office in Graz, Austria. I actively hired and trained 35 new sales analysts and consultants and within 6 month we acquired a new client base which allowed us to show a positive bottom line.
Apr 2002 - Jun 2003
Corporate Finance Consultant
As a consultant in the Corporate Finance team I was doing complex financial modelling and company valuations using contemporary valuation methods (DCF, Multiples, Comparables, Real Options etc.). I was successfully preparing client presentations and identifying short lists for M&A mandates (sell & buy side). In addition I was leading a major research project for the Styrian State Government which contracted us to prepare a comprehensive analysis regarding the current financing structure of Austria’s Universities of Applied Science and to provide recommendations for improvement. Most of our recommendations have been implemented.
Sep 2008 - Present
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1997 - 2001
1999 - 2000
Universidad de Valladolid
ERASMUS - Program @ University School of Business of Valladolid