Corporate Development Resume
|Desired Industry: Management
|Desired Job Location: New York, New York
||Date Posted: 10/24/2010
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediate
|Desired Wage: 180000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
|Highest Degree Attained: MBA
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Senior Finance Professional with more than 15 years international experience spanning Strategic Consulting, M&A Advisory Services and Corporate Development in the UK and USA. Proven track record as the business partner to executives/clients with a demonstrated proficiency in the areas of strategy development, valuation, due diligence and corporate finance. Project manager adept at developing and leading teams of business professionals in a climate of continuous improvement. Strategic problem-solver with ability to work across all functional areas to improve financial and operational performance. A leader by example with impeccable integrity and a strong work ethic. Organized self-motivator who has earned fast-track promotions through a proven record of achievement.
Looking to bring my drive and enthusiasm to a key management role in which I can substantially contribute to the strategic growth plans of a growing company or major acquisitive business unit.
Authorized to work in the USA and EU and willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT New York, New York
Provider of M&A advisory services and dispute resolution services to clients including former employer, Westcon Group, Inc.
WESTCON GROUP, INC (a world leader in distribution of technology solutions, $2BN sales) Tarrytown, New York
Director, Corporate Development 2006 2009
Recruited to execute worldwide strategic growth plans of company reporting to the Group CFO. Propelled company into new geographical, product and customer markets in IT distribution generating incremental sales of $580MM (21%) and incremental EBITDA of $30MM (30%) through multiple deals worldwide. Led and institutionalized company-wide M&A function.
Sourced, evaluated and executed the Companys strategic acquisitions/investments, specifically:
o Developed a pipeline of acquisition candidates, conducted robust competitor and precedent transactions analysis.
o Advised and collaborated with business units worldwide. Key person in preparing strategic financial plans, calculating financing requirements and identifying the related accounting treatment for each investment.
o Built flexible financial models to determine valuation and best deal structure. Championed design of innovative tax and legal transaction structure for complex emerging market deals.
o Planned and managed the due diligence process across functional disciplines ensuring proper documentation of diligence findings. Spearheaded financial due diligence; findings/negotiations achieved price reductions of $20MM.
o Created investment conclusions and presented them to executive management.
o Negotiated directly with Seller, prepared final definitive documentation and obtained regulatory approvals.
Developed and implemented continuous improvement opportunities generating significant savings, specifically:
o Partnered with the business unit integration teams to develop 100 day merger integration plans; designed merger integration portal to fast track capture of anticipated synergies.
o Reduced external fees by $100k creating flexible models to value intangible assets, company stock plan units.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
San Francisco, California
Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services - Private Equity concentration 2003 2005
Led 2-5 person financial due diligence teams; identified unique purchase price adjustments, contract negotiation points and working capital adjustments; findings resulted in clients favorably renegotiating purchase price, terms and/or reducing risk.
Completed 20+ US/international deals each valued up to $1BN. Specialized in buy/sell side, JV and carve-out advisory services to strategic/financial clients. Authored thought leadership material; champion in IFRS, US GAAP and SEC matters.
Pivotal role in developing West Coast private equity practice resulting in fee growth of 51% in 2005.
Trained, developed and mentored 50+ professionals in conducting due diligence receiving national recognition.
London, United Kingdom/ San Francisco, California
Manager, Corporate Finance
Executed M&A, financing and lead advisory services; point person for UK inbound deals to US, promoted to Manager.
Hand-picked by KPMG national partnership to perform in-house due diligence on Arthur Andersen.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Consultant, Business Consulting
Consulting: Provided strategic advisory services including in-depth competitive market analysis and business valuations.
Assurance: Performed financial statement analysis to establish external audit opinions on financial statements.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
London, United Kingdom
Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA being CPA equivalent in UK) Qualified 1999
University of Warwick
Warwick, United Kingdom
B.A. (Honors), Economics with International Studies (Class II Division I)
EU scholarship to the University of Tilburg, Netherlands, Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Competition UK finalist
Training: Chicago GSB Executive Education M&A workshops, Investment Banking Institute training program.
Qualifications: Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Capital IQ, Reuters Knowledge database.
Languages: Basic Japanese and French.
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