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Benjamin Rosen

Benjamin Rosen

New York, NY, United States
Member since April 3, 2017
Ben is a finance professional with ten years of experience in investment management, M&A, strategy, and FP&A. His notable accomplishments include modeling for a $1 billion media/Saas acquisition, creating and executing a $400 million cost savings initiative, and leading the budget/commission planning process for a late-stage, venture-backed startup. He looks forward to working with small and large companies on funding, FP&A, and M&A projects.
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Career Highlights
Education
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Technology
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Other Expertise
  • Digital Media
  • Finance Strategy
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Employment
  • Commercial Strategy Lead
    2015 - PRESENT
    Videology
    • Analyzed the revenue and gross profit across 100+ different agencies, advertisers, and publishers using various business models, including managed service, self-service, and license revenue.
    • Forecasted 18 months of revenue and profit for North America; prepared commentary and presentations for the senior leadership.
    • Created financial models with a focus on ROI for business development deals with advertisers, agencies, and broadcasters, resulting in $1 billion of potential sales.
    • Provided a sales quality customer analysis, including a pricing and competitor analysis, for a 15-person sales team in North America to generate over $150 million in sales.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budgeting, Pricing Analysis
  • Manager, FP&A
    2014 - 2015
    News Corp.
    • Analyzed the revenue, profit, and cash flow across various business units with a focus on the UK and realtor units.
    • Monitored the global annual budget submission, generating $9 billion in revenue while working with team members.
    • Created a financial model designed to compare investment case and budget/projections as well as to implement cost-cutting for a $1 billion acquisition.
    • Created presentations to analyze equity compensation, EPS and cash flow in collaboration with the tax and treasury teams.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budgeting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate FP&A
    2012 - 2014
    Avon Products
    • Analyzed the revenue, profit, and cash flow across four business units and the headquarter using various KPI's and metrics.
    • Created presentations and commentary to explain results and forecasts for the various board of directors meetings.
    • Assisted the CFO with a turn-around analysis to derive $400 million in savings, including restructuring costs, headcount and OPEX savings, non-cash charges, and currency fluctuations.
    • Modeled results for the consolidated P&L with variable revenue and cost inputs in order to perform sensitivity analysis.
    • Created and evaluated the financials for a $150 million of capital expenditure in order to determine which projects to complete.
    • Traveled to Brazil with the internal audit team in order to review cost control measures.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation Modeling, Capital Structure Analysis
  • Financial Analyst
    2007 - 2010
    MJX Asset Management
    • Analyzed public and private companies based on fundamental financial strength and relative value analysis; generated trade ideas to pitch to the entire investment committee comprised of all analysts and portfolio managers which resulted in several executed trades.
    • Assisted a team of ten analysts and eight portfolio managers managing a $4.5 billion portfolio of senior and subordinated debt investments within CLO structures.
    • Modeled projections for individual companies based on economic assumptions and past performance.
    • Negotiated ten bankruptcies from the buy-side perspective with the goal of maximizing recoveries.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Comparable Company Analysis, Investment Summaries, Investment Memoranda, Debt Restructuring
Education
  • Master's degree in Finance
    2010 - 2012
    New York University - New York, NY, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    2003 - 2007
    Bowdoin College - Brunswick, ME, USA
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