Brent's led Anheuser-Busch's craft beer growth strategy serving as the CFO of their $1 billion high-end division and completed over $12 billion in M&A and capital raising transactions as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. As a freelancer, Brent seeks to help clients build their strategy backed by rigorous analytics, and tell their story. He enjoys working with clients across different industries and levels of maturity.
Serve as advisor to a blockchain marketing services firm reviewing the economics, opportunities and risks of partnerships with cryptocurrency partners.
Served as interim CFO marketing technology firm, upgrading their business strategy and leading their $5M Series A equity capital-raise capitalizing on accelerated performance.
Advised a new hybrid fractional ownership and shared-seat model for private jet travel, successfully raising $20M for its seed-round equity capital-raise.
Focus areas: Financial Statements, Financial Modeling, Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, Accounting, Investor Presentations, Business Strategy, Fundraising
Divisional Chief Financial Officer
2015 - 2017
Led all the facets of financial management of Anheuser-Busch's $1 billion high-end division, including integrations, controllership, and financial reporting.
Completed the acquisition, integrations and led the performance management of eight US craft breweries over two and half year period.
Scaled the finance team from 3 to 35 professionals responsible for financial planning and analysis (FP&A), controller and analyst functions.
Designed the craft beer growth strategy for a portfolio of US high-end imports and craft beer assets including Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Goose Island, Blue Point, and Golden Road breweries.
Managed and was responsible for the financial performance of a portfolio of 32 premium retail restaurants across the US.
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Capital Budgeting, Pricing Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Controller, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
2014 - 2015
Advised on the acquisition of Acosta Sales & Marketing by Carlyle Group and led the debt funding of the $4.8 billion deal.
Analyzed client financial statements to develop insights into improving gross margin performance, cash flow, and working capital as well as identifying potential sources of financial risk.
Advised CFOs and corporate treasurers on optimized investor communication strategies, resulting in improved stock price performance and reduced funding costs.
Led the refinancing of Coty's $1.7 billion lines of credit and Term Loan B in 2014.
Provided financial advisory services such as identifying M&A targets and capital structure improvements to various Fortune 500 companies such as Mars, Coty, Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive, Energizer and ScottsMiracle-Gro.
Led the $1.1 billion initial public offering of TriNet Securities, a company dealing with outsourced human resources software-as-a-service, in 2014.
Led the first-ever public debt raise of $250 million for Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos, a Brazilian ammunition manufacturer.
Led refinancing of $523 million term loan B for Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Provided financial advisory services such as identifying M&A targets and capital structure improvements to various Fortune 1000 companies such as Destination XL, Spectrum Brands, Party City, Nu Skin, and Jarden.