Albert Nguyen, Finance Expert in South San Francisco, CA, United States
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Albert Nguyen

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 20, 2020

Albert is a versatile finance professional with global experience across corporate finance functions, from FP&A and operational finance to 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 in budget, building finance infrastructure from the ground up for startups, and raising $220 million in venture capital.

Career Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Director of Finance

2020 - PRESENT
  • Built and owned the company's 1st long-term financial model, revamped corporate financial reporting across departments and entities in the US, Canada, Europe, and East Africa, and helped create a new SaaS metrics dashboard.
  • Spearheaded corporate FP&A and strategic finance initiatives, leading a global finance team of three and guiding an offshore finance team. Owned consolidated P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, KPIs/SaaS metrics.
  • Raised $72 million in capital (debt, convertible, and equity) for the company.
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, P&L Forecasting, Long-term Planning, Five-year Projections, Revenue Projections


2010 - PRESENT
Everest Partners
  • Consulted a transportation SaaS company in building financial metrics and reporting, contributing to successful Series A fundraising.
  • 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 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 Modeling, 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 Director

2017 - 2020
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

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 Modeling, 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, Market Entry, Strategy, Management Consulting
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business - Charlottesville, VA

2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Nanyang Technological University - Singapore


Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)

Association for Financial Professionals

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