Carol Kraemer

Carol Kraemer

San Francisco, United States
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Carol Kraemer

Carol Kraemer

San Francisco, United States
Member since February 1, 2017
Carol advised in the sale of a global multi-billion dollar energy company and served as a sub-segment controller/CFO for Siemens. She helps companies grow through acquisitions, fundraising, and strategic advisory. Carol has built some of the most sophisticated financial models for high-tech startups as well as large corporations and infrastructure projects. Freelancing allows her to broaden her industry focus while working with very driven CEOs.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
  • Startup Forecast Fundraising
  • Project Finance
  • SaaS Company Pitch Deck
Industry Expertise
  • Venture Capital
Other Expertise
  • Accounting
  • CFO
  • Financial Controlling
  • Financial Modeling
  • International Business
  • Pitch Decks
  • Project Finance
Employment
  • Strategic CFO
    CENAK Consulting L.P.
    2002 - PRESENT
    • Worked closely with CEOs on market entry strategies, corporate models, presentations, and investor decks.
    • Performed all the aspects of strategic planning, accounting, and reporting for clients in diverse industries, including high-tech, software, energy, and biotechnology.
    • Recommended strategic solutions for budgeting, capital requirements, contract negotiations, strategic initiatives, and back-office management.
    • Built hundreds of financial models from scratch for fundraising, project development, and strategic management purposes.
    • Established US internal accounting policies and procedures, set up Mexico accounting and finance operations, and managed the accounting cycle for a number of clients.
    • Served as CFO for the following clients: Edutone (EdTech), Maniak Experiencial (Nearshoring), Spectrum Bridge (5G ISP), CeleritasCloud (SaaS), Mada Power (energy storage), Omni Agri Trade Group (AgTech).
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Financial Strategy, CFO, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Comparable Company Analysis, Budgeting, Valuation, Valuation Multiples, 409A Valuation, Capital Structure Analysis, Transaction Modeling, Project Finance, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Management, Pitch Deck Financials, Financial Reporting, Credit Risk Analysis, Financial Risk Assessment, Private Company Valuation
  • Sub Segment Controller | CFO Latin America
    Siemens Energy
    2011 - 2013
    • Led and performed all aspects of financial analysis and reporting as well as credit/risk analysis.
    • Performed financial model development by business unit and product line for the division with over $2 billion in sales.
    • Approved key projects and engagements (example: long-term maintenance service programs) in order to achieve financial targets.
    • Developed and successfully executed international analyst exchange training program with over 10 analysts rotating within Latin America and headquarters in the United States and Germany.
    • Managed the accounting and financial functions for 7 countries including Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina. Consolidated the information and reported to headquarters in Germany.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Credit Analysis, Credit Risk Analysis, Financial Modeling, Financial Reporting
  • Manager, Financial Analysis
    Globeleq
    2004 - 2007
    • Directed the financial modeling and analysis for both regional (various international, including Central and South America, Sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia) and corporate operations to sustain growth and to facilitate operations funding.
    • Conducted a detailed transaction analysis (acquisitions and divestitures) to approve and submit to the executive committee and board review.
    • Examined the financial models for accuracy and regulatory/standards compliance.
    • Orchestrated the divestiture of company assets, returning over $1.5 billion to strategic investors.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Transaction Modeling, Corporate Finance
  • Finance Manager
    Enron Corporation
    1996 - 2002
    • Collaborated with teams from various financial disciplines, including commodities, structured products, underwriting, and trading, to craft financial transactions that met credit risk, cash flow, and reserve requirements.
    • Led a team of financial professionals in financial analysis, modeling, risk assessment/management, and project due diligence for capital initiatives in the Southern Cone region.
    • Oversaw the development of complex financial models as well as analyses of cash flows and financial performance to prepare, and later present, energy service pricing/tariff proposals to Bolivian government and regulatory agencies.
    • Coordinated negotiations on tariffs, budgets, and regulatory matters.
    • Directed the financial modeling and analysis of major projects, including $300 million pipeline project spanning Bolivia and Brazil as well as the construction of a $500 million power plant in Brazil.
    • Oversaw the credit line approval for 100+ trades and structured transactions.
    • Trained and mentored 20+ traders/structurers on credit risk exposure strategies.
    Focus areas: Credit Risk Analysis, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Valuation, Due Dilligence, Project Finance, Budgeting, Credit Analysis
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Finance and Operations
    Thunderbird Global School of Management - Glendale, AZ, USA
    1995 - 1996
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey | ITESM - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
    1989 - 1994
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