Brett DeColyse, Finance Expert in Casper, WY, United States
Brett DeColyse

Finance Expert in Casper, WY, United States

Member since December 22, 2019
Brett, an FP&A veteran, supported a $250 million healthcare acquisition as a senior analyst before raising $25+ million in equity and debt financing as the VP of finance at a fintech startup. As an executive, Brett built two multimillion-dollar Chinese businesses. Now a freelancer, he helps companies bridge the gap between finance, strategy, and people operations to scale their businesses rapidly and efficiently.
Brett is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  • China
  • Fintech
  • Growth Strategy
  • Mobile Payments
  • Payment Networks
  • Strategy Planning
  • Venture Funding

Employment

  • Founder, President | CEO

    2020 - PRESENT
    Axis Rewards
    • Founded global-focused incentives and rewards company servicing large MNC partner programs across ten countries.
    • Grew business to $XX Million USD annual turnover within the first year of operations, leading all aspects of client negotiations, supplier development, business process implementation, and customer support operations.
    • Launched the first multi-currency virtual Visa product for the APAC rewards and recognition market, enabling employers to recognize employees with cash-equivalent digital rewards vs. previous generation paper vouchers.
    Focus areas: Asia-Pacific (APAC), Rewards, Employee Engagement, Employee Benefits, Fintech, Mastercard, Card Payments, Gift Cards & Certificates
  • Principal

    2013 - PRESENT
    Consulting Work
    • Provided management consulting services, with emphasis on finance, for a broad range of clients spanning multiple industries and geographies with a primary focus on mainland China, APAC, and the United States.
    • Consulted for a leading media production studio in Shanghai, working with the CEO to create the company's first annual budget financial model, providing the necessary visibility to grow revenue at a 15% CAGR over the subsequent four-year period.
    • Advised Shanghai-based leather apparel brand, creating the company's first financial forecasting model with a KPI dashboard. Later advised the company on its $3M funding strategy and pitch deck through its sale to a local competitor.
    • Gave counsel to a US-based online travel platform focused on delivering localized experience bookings. Built complete financial model, pitch deck, and funding strategy for $250K seed round and advised CEO through subsequent sale to an offshore buyer.
    • Consulted for an APAC-focused real estate development firm, creating standardized financial models to evaluate future project revenue, costs, CAPEX, IRR, and return waterfalls.
    Focus areas: Consolidation, Reporting, Dashboards, Management, Organization, Growth Strategy, Funding Strategy, Data Modeling, Financial Modeling, Business Consulting
  • Senior Vice President | CFO

    2013 - 2019
    KargoCard
    • Held progressive finance and executive roles at KargoCard, a leading financial platform services provider (SaaS) specializing in prepaid cards, digital wallets, and AdTech solutions for some of the largest consumer brands and retailers in China.
    • Served as the finance lead for over $25 million in equity and debt financing, including all related financial modeling, internal and external presentations, cap table and liquidity analysis, and due diligence facilitation.
    • Implemented Management by Objectives (MBO/OKR) initiative, creating an accountability framework for achieving company goals resulting in growth to a. clear #1 position in the Chinese market with over 10,000 retail points of sale.
    • Identified the opportunity for and executed the business plan for a gift card printing initiative, overseeing all aspects of business development, sourcing, logistics, and staffing to drive a 78% revenue CAGR over five years.
    • Led the mobile payment acquiring business, which processed hundreds of millions of retail payment transactions annually with a 245% revenue CAGR over four years.
    • Deployed big data analytics framework for effectively processing terabytes of payment transaction data, ultimately leveraging the data to use advertising and data-as-a-service revenue models to drive incremental revenue growth.
    Focus areas: Digital Payments, Analytics, Big Data, Electronic Payments, Global, Supply Chain, Growth, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising
  • Senior Financial Analyst

    2005 - 2012
    AMN Healthcare
    • Held progressive FP&A roles at AMN Healthcare, a leading provider of workforce solutions servicing the healthcare industry in the United States.
    • Participated in the company's $250 million Medfinders acquisition, their most significant at the time, including helping to manage financial due diligence, synergy modeling, and post-transaction integration plan.
    • Served as the primary finance business partner for a $120 million business unit providing insights and strategies to support 7% top-line revenue growth and EBITDA margin improvement of 130 basis points annually.
    • Proposed and conducted an ROI analysis for compensation plan revisions resulting in gross margin improvements of 100 basis points and employee expense savings of 90 basis points as a percentage of revenue annually.
    • Rebuilt the forecasting model to more accurately predict sales volume, revenue, and expenses within +/-10% variances, an improvement of over 500 basis points from the prior model's average deviation.
    • Designed and implemented critical indicators dashboard for the standardization of business performance tracking, and delivered the outputs to all company executives, including CEO and board chair on a weekly basis.
    Focus areas: Pricing, Compensation Plans, Operations Analytics, White Papers, Integration, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in General Management
    2007 - 2010
    San Diego State University - San Diego, CA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Math
    2001 - 2005
    Binghamton University - Binghamton, NY, USA

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