Chester Rodeheaver, Finance Expert in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Chester Rodeheaver

Finance Expert in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since October 12, 2016
Chester is a seasoned management consultant and investment professional with 18 years of global experience. His focus areas include valuation, financial modeling, startup business planning, strategic planning, portfolio management, M&A, and real estate. Freelancing allows Chester to engage with clients across a broad range of industries and geographies.
Chester is now available for hire

Career Highlights

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Industry Expertise

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Modeling

Other Expertise


  • Consultant

    2009 - PRESENT
    Pont Capital
    • Helped form U.S.-based private equity funds that manage over $100 million in assets in the real estate and private equity spaces and assisted a half dozen other managers with fund formation.
    • Formed a proprietary algorithmic long-short hedge fund and an L.A.-based film fund.
    • Worked with family offices ranging from $25 million to $100+ million to create, implement, and execute financial plans for individual companies and the overall portfolio.
    • Built financial models and developed execution strategy for REITs, master planned communities, single- and multi-family developments, and hotel projects.
    • Performed valuations, structured financing, and negotiated M&A transactions from both the buy and sell-side. Project sizes ranged from under $1 million to $50+ million.
    • Advised entrepreneurial ventures at the convertible note and Series A stage on financing rounds ranging from $250,000 to $10 million.
    • Created models, business plans, pitch decks, and various related documentation for dozens of projects.
    • Identified, structured, and negotiated cross-border joint ventures.
    Focus areas: Investment Modeling, DCF Modeling, Investor Presentations, Investment Consulting, Family Office, Venture Capital, Financial Modeling, Real Estate, Three-statement Modeling, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • VP of Corporate Finance and Strategy

    2003 - 2009
    Vedera Capital
    • Built a financial model for a major theme park in Abu Dhabi that was ultimately built at a cost of $500 million.
    • Created and helped implement the business plan for a major sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East—with assets of approximately $80 billion.
    • Advised family offices on a range of one-off transactions—ranging from $2 million to $20 million.
    • Created and helped manage two investment funds—both between $10 million and $50 million.
    • Led the acquisition of a local software company by one of the largest companies in the world—a $400 million transaction.
    Focus areas: Middle East, Investment Modeling, Investor Presentations, Investment Consulting, Family Office, Financial Modeling, Real Estate, Equity Research, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Planning, Budgeting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Consultant

    2002 - 2003
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Worked with the capital asset management team.
    • Prepared and reviewed budgets.
    • Assisted with training new consultants.
    • Implemented reporting and monitoring systems.
    • Participated and led focus groups for stakeholders.
    Focus areas: Investment Modeling, Investor Presentations, Financial Modeling, Real Estate, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
    2015 - 2017
    University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Administration
    2000 - 2002
    Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    1997 - 2000
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute

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