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Alex is a corporate development professional who has helped guide strategy and raise over $230 million for startups across various industries. He has deep expertise in financial and operational modeling, valuation, fundraising, and creating investor materials. Alex's ability to distill complex ideas into actionable advice has been key to success. Joining Toptal gives Alex control over his time while continuing to help companies strategize, innovate, and grow.
Simple Startup Valuation Employing Several Methods
Corporate Development Manager
- Assisted with creating a corporate strategy for Planterra by mapping company capabilities and through various SWOT, market, and competitive analyses.
- Led the creation and execution of a joint development agreement with a strategic partner to collaborate on mutually beneficial research and development (R&D).
- Headed a process to select an ingredient co-development partner to enhance product flavor, texture, and cooking experience.
- Guided the decision of how to produce a plant-based meat product by assessing various production and ingredient technologies. Worked with R&D to assess novel ingredients and cross-functionally to determine the best path.
- Identified long-term saving opportunities that could be attacked inorganically or through a scale by creating a product cost curve.
Corporate Development Consultant
- Acted as a CFO for a hardware startup. Led fundraising by developing financial models and pitch decks. Scouted and engaged investors. Raised over €1.5 million. Represented the company at startup competitions and fairs.
- Co-founded a ghost kitchen startup in Italy, leveraging restaurant technology to provide better food and a superior customer experience.
- Created new financial models and audited existing work for a food technology startup, resulting in a successful $100 million financing round.
- Optimized inventory planning for an FMCG subscription company by analyzing subscriber behavior, resulting in improved use of company cash.
- Assisted with the seed round fundraising of a unique meal kit startup by developing financial models, raising materials, guiding an overall strategy, and engaging with investors.
Corporate Development Manager
- Leveraged farm capabilities and led the analysis and business planning for collaborations with third parties, resulting in unique fundraising and business development opportunities.
- Assessed a variety of new farming technologies for future incorporation into the company business model, illustrating pathways for future growth and improved profitability.
- Built operational and financial models for existing and prospective farms, driving investment and business decisions.
- Developed financial and valuation models, pitched investors, and supported due diligence for a Series D of $40 million.
VP of Counterparty Credit Risk
Bank of Tokyo | MUFG
- Built a counterparty credit risk framework for the Americas as part of a two-person team, reporting to the CRO.
- Established a risk management platform by working cross-functionally to understand various business units and their exposures.
- Stayed current with counterparty credit risk regulation.
Market Risk Analyst
- Acted as the market risk controller for the emerging market rates trading desk and the Latam FX desk.
- Established risk limits for various exposures and total VAR. Worked with trading desks to navigate those limits.
- Developed and automated quantitative models and reports to streamline the assessment and reporting process.
McKinsey & Company
- Collaborated as a part of a small risk management team for the portfolio of McKinsey & Company pension plan and partner assets.
- Gained exposure to many different asset classes and investment strategies through engagement with hedge fund portfolio managers.
- Developed sophisticated benchmarks to track the performance of various investment funds and direct investments.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantitative Economics
Binghamton University - Vestal, NY, United States
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