Andrey Besedin, Finance Expert in Moscow, Russia
Andrey Besedin

Finance Expert in Moscow, Russia

Member since November 17, 2017
Along with having an MBA from Saïd Business School, Andrey is an accomplished and results-driven M&A analyst with extensive investment banking experience. An expert at investment banking and equity research, Andrey can perform pre-screening, develop detailed financial models, write M&A reports, and perform due-diligence for M&A deals.
Andrey is now available for hire

Career Highlights




  • M&A Analyst

    2020 - PRESENT
    Toptal Client
    • Sourced and screened over 30 potential M&A deals across various industries and geographies. Created investor-facing reports on potential targets during the course of the pre-screening phase.
    • Reviewed the targets' financial statements, developed P&L, balance sheet forecasts. Proceeded to the acquisition phase with several of the targets.
    • Developed DCF models and performed business valuation of the selected targets.
    • Worked across a range of geographies including the US, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Eastern Europe in the following industries of online retail, retail & consumer goods, textiles, real estate, and gaming.
    Focus areas: Apparel & Accessories, Consumer Products, Commercial Real Estate, Investor Reporting, Business Models, Real Estate, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Director of Sales and Operational Planning

    2014 - PRESENT
    BTK Holding
    • Ensured alignment and synchronization among all functions of the organization by developing the S&OP system and implementing set standards.
    • Delivered leadership and direction for sales and operational planning, with a keen focus on maximizing revenues and profits.
    • Directed a high potential team of 17 planners to streamline end-to-end S&OP processes.
    • Created an accurate current sales forecast in a close coordination with the sales organization.
    • Guaranteed unhindered business operations through in-time availability of demand and supply plans.
    • Developed an expert level understanding of organizational needs and developed plans accordingly to add capacity in support of new business wins.
    • Leveraged astute analytical and solid experience to develop longer-term capacity planning models in support of multiyear growth plans.
    • Organized and managed S&OP meetings from pre-meeting preparation, agenda, required participants, escalation, and resolution process to expected outcomes.
    • Identified areas of improvements and deployed best practices, optimizing the system’s efficiency.
    • Established and sustained collaborative relations with supply chain, manufacturing, and finance teams.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Planning
  • Business Developer

    2017 - 2019
    • Built financial models for internal projections and external fundraising.
    • Analyzed financial performance.
    • Led digital marketing.
    • Developed the business plan.
    • Consulted on strategy and fundraising.
    Focus areas: Pitch Decks, Business Development, Financial Modeling
  • Head of Finance and Economics (CFO)

    2012 - 2016
    RussApp (Voronezh, Russia)
    • Assured unhindered business functions by creating and implementing cost-effective budgets.
    • Improved the cash flow by deploying best-in-class credit control procedures, monthly payment schedule, management reporting, and budgeting system.
    • Maximized the finance team’s performance by executing skills/knowledge enhancement trainings.
    • Saved $1 million by introducing an effective purchase function, including developing a KPI system to evaluate financial performances.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Management Reports, Financial Modeling, Budgeting
  • Head of Economics, Planning, and Controls

    2009 - 2012
    • Devised and rolled out management, reporting, and control systems.
    • Managed all significant challenges associated with regular evaluation of the financial and economical position of the company’s subsidiaries.
    • Implemented an IT system, which supported management reporting, control, and KPIs.
    • Spearheaded a multidisciplinary team for monitoring the financial plans, budgets, and execution of projects.
    • Aligned subsidiaries’ financial reporting systems with RAS and IFRS requirements.
    • Developed Rusnano’s strategy plan and forecasted performance of subsidiaries.
    Focus areas: Venture Capital
  • Head of Strategic Planning

    2007 - 2009
    EuroChem Group
    • Strengthened internal control and improved operational efficiency by developing the company’s strategic model.
    • Delivered expert advice on fertilizer-related M&A initiatives by conducting comprehensive evaluations.
    • Drove financial performance by designing and developing a system of KPIs.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Senior Manager

    2005 - 2007
    Deloitte & Touche
    • Led a team with the key responsibility of preparing the financial department of an industrial holding for the IPO.
    • Introduced and rolled out processes/tools of the financial department to report in line with IFRS standards.
    • Implemented a financial system (SAS software) as well as developing the change management methodology.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, CFO
  • Senior Equity Research Analyst

    1998 - 2007
    Renaissance Capital, Investment Bank
    • Collected financial data using on-line and other sources and coordinating and maintaining databases.
    • Developed equity research reports as well as communicated recommendations to sales, trading, and clients.
    • Conducted financial modeling and valuation of stocks for retail & consumer goods, real estate, banking, and machinery markets.
    • Created and managed partnerships with key external market professionals, including clients and prospects, to identify additional commercial opportunities.
    • Proactively worked with fund managers and research analysts across the complex to include best investment ideas in portfolios.
    Focus areas: Equity Research Analysis, M&A (Sell-side), M&A Modeling, Equity Research


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Business Administration
    2003 - 2005
    Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford - Oxford, UK
  • Ph.D. Degree in Economics
    1998 - 2003
    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - Moscow, Russia
  • Master's Degree in Math
    1992 - 1998
    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - Moscow, Russia


  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

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