Albert Nguyen, Finance Expert in Redwood City, CA, United States
Albert Nguyen

Finance Expert in Redwood City, CA, United States

Member since May 22, 2020
Albert is a versatile finance professional with global experience across corporate finance functions from FP&A, operational finance to the treasury, strategic finance, M&A, and corporate development. He is a proven partner to senior leadership and business units, from global corporations to venture-backed startups. Albert's experience includes managing billions of budget, building finance infrastructure from the ground-up for startups, and raising $150 million in venture capital.
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Industry Expertise

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Employment

  • Finance Director

    2017 - PRESENT
    ClearMotion, Inc.
    • Led the Series C-2 and Series D funding rounds, including financial projection and valuation models, pitch decks and marketing materials, and financial diligence coordination, resulting in $150 million capital (equity and debt) raised.
    • Took on finance responsibilities during a nine-month absence of the CFO, reporting to the CEO and board of directors. Delivered the 2019 expenses 15% below budget and extended cash runway by nine months.
    • Developed the finance infrastructure from the ground-up and built the first bottom-up budget. Achieved actual variance within 5% for the annual budget by coordinating cross functions in establishing KPIs and medium- and long-term business drivers.
    • Managed the financial due diligence and assisted CFO in plotting negotiation tactics to acquire a new business, resulting in a 25% reduction in asked price while outbidding other competitors.
    Focus areas: Venture Funding, Capital Markets, Pitch Decks, Funding Presentations, Budget Management, Performance Analysis, Board Decks, Valuation, Valuation Modeling, Equity Valuation, 409A Valuation, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Budgeting, Finance, Startups, Fundraising
  • Consultant

    2010 - PRESENT
    Everest Partners
    • Prepared a US SaaS edtech startup for Series B fundraising by building financial projections with key metrics such as ARR, MRR, ARPU, churns, LTV, and CAC, resulting in 5+ meetings with the potential investors.
    • Spearheaded the auction process, due diligence, and contract negotiation for an Asian client, a leading local agricultural group, resulting in a successful private placement transaction (convertible debt issuance).
    • Advised a real estate developer in fundraising and establishing an issuance arrangement.
    Focus areas: Venture Funding, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow Management, Three Statement Operating Model, Convertible Debt, Pitch Decks, Funding Presentations, Budget Management, Performance Analysis, Board Decks, Valuation, Valuation Modeling, DCF Valuation, Equity Valuation, Corporate Finance, Management Consulting, Fundraising
  • Finance Leadership Program

    2014 - 2017
    General Motors
    • Provided FP&A support for the North American leadership. Owned a $20 million business improvement fund, evaluated business case, and partnered with cross-functional teams to deliver three times higher savings.
    • Performed the analysis on a $9 billion annual investment of global product portfolio capital investments, resulting in a 14% spending reduction over a four-year period by rationalizing investments across product lines and countries.
    • Managed the liquidity cash and short-fixed income portfolios ($16 billion in-house and $3 billion external assets), executed daily trading of the hundred million fixed-income securities, and facilitated cash management and equity-related tasks.
    • Served as an operational finance lead in fuel cell collaboration with a major OEM that led to a commitment to the joint venture (JV). Helped build a business plan and prepare the JV's financial infrastructure.
    Focus areas: Automotive, Industrial & Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow Management, Three Statement Operating Model, Capital Markets, Budget Management, Performance Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Valuation Modeling, Product Planning, Product Costing, Manufacturing, Return on Invested Capital (ROIC), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Treasury, CAPEX, Corporate Finance
  • Management Consultant

    2009 - 2010
    SECOR Consulting (acquired by KPMG Canada)
    • Collaborated with a COO of raw material (recycled plastic resin) company, selecting a suitable location, negotiating with local authorities, and recruiting the CEO, leading to the formation of the client's first factory in Asia worth $5 million.
    • Managed a team of two analysts in advising an educational institution in building partnerships and launching a joint business course with a local university.
    • Worked closely with a garment industry client to analyze supply chain costs and establish a supplier network in Asia.
    Focus areas: Industrial & Manufacturing, Global Operations, New Market Entry, Strategy, Management Consulting

Education

  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA)
    2012 - 2014
    University of Virginia, Darden School of Business - Charlottesville, VA
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    2001 - 2005
    Nanyang Technological University - Singapore

Certifications

  • Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)
    FEBRUARY 2017 - PRESENT
    Association for Financial Professionals

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