Christopher Bluem

Christopher Bluem

Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Christopher Bluem

Christopher Bluem

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Member since November 30, 2016
Chris has driven over $30M of incremental operating profit and recommended another $85M while creating strategic business cases for the C-suite. As a freelancer, he enjoys solving problems, analyzing data, building models, and driving value for companies' top priority projects. Chris has gained extensive experience in financial/strategic analysis, capital budgeting and valuation while working at both a F500 company and a global investment bank.
Christopher is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Portfolio
Industry Expertise
  • Transportation & Shipping
Software Expertise
  • Bloomberg
  • Factset
Other Expertise
  • Business Strategy
  • Capital Budgeting
  • eCommerce
  • Essbase
  • Profitability Analysis
Employment
  • Equity Research Associate
    Macquarie Capital (USA)
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Assisted in providing research to over 1K institutional buy-side clients on 11 companies within the transports and logistics sector, with a focus on US transportation (trucking, intermodal, brokerage, barges, and express).
    • Constructed and updated the financial models used to value and forecast future revenue growth, earnings, and profitability for publicly traded companies with a market cap range of $1.3-97B.
    • Compiled financial metrics (comp tables) to evaluate the performance of companies relative to sector competitors.
    • Participated in writing thematic sector and company research reports that are distributed to over 1K institutional buy-side clients (hedge funds, long-only hedge funds, pension funds, and portfolio managers).
    • Researched sector and company data, trends, underlying fundamentals, and competitive advantages in order to provide the most insightful information to clients.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Valuation, Three Statement Operating Model, Market Research, Revenue & Expense Projections, Transportation
  • Senior Strategy Analyst
    FedEx Express
    2013 - 2016
    • Drove +$30M of incremental EBIT.
    • Prepared a strategic business case recommending a logistics warehouse expansion project ($10M).
    • Prepared a strategic business case recommending the final phases of integration of an acquired company, Point-to-Point (PTP), into the Express operating network ($11M).
    • Justified financially the optimization of an aircraft network for a major LAC country.
    • resulting in one aircraft replacement and the full take down of two aircrafts ($5.5M).
    • Analyzed increases in SG&A and identified specific areas for targeted reduction for a major LAC country; modeling and defining each department’s specific targets and action plans ($4M).
    • Reviewed top unprofitable PTP accounts and coached the sales team through contract negotiations—highlighting market conditions, aircraft capacity, and unprofitable customer verticals ($1M).
    • Recommended $85M of incremental EBIT.
    • Created the financial proposal for the 2016 Brazil Olympics bid, analysis included: +$300M of revenue, 4.6M packages, 1.5M freight pounds, 4 chartered aircrafts and over $26M of CapEx ($78M).
    • Analyzed logistics warehouse expansion projects for target customers ($7M).
    Focus areas: Capital Budgeting, Financial Modeling, Strategic Analysis, Valuation, Profitability Analysis, Cost Reduction and Optimization, Transportation
  • Senior Financial Analyst
    FedEx Express
    2010 - 2013
    • Reviewed and recommended actions on a stand-alone business unit, PTP, with +$90M of revenue. Analyzed the profitability, aircraft inefficiencies, customer yields, revenue cannibalization and market competitiveness, driving revenue management, aircraft optimization, and integration projects (above).
    • Recommended +$18M of incremental operating profit on a $100M product. Analyzed the overall financial and operational performance of the Transborder product—by reviewing market conditions, top customers, product yields, operating plans, and billing processes.
    • Managed a revenue quality & yield project. Analyzed and outlined the trending shift in FedEx products and customer behaviors—highlighting the associated impact on revenue, aircraft utilization, and operating profit for all of LAC.
    • Approved +$35M of incremental revenue. Analyzed and approved +340 global strategic pricing requests with a total revenue of +$35M; working with sales, marketing, and operations.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Pricing Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Financial Modeling, Transportation
Education
  • Series 7, 63, 86, & 87 Certifications in Securities
    FINRA - United States
    2016 - 2016
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Charterholder) in Finance
    CFA Institute - United States
    2015 - 2015
  • Master of Science in Finance
    Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL, USA
    2009 - 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
    Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL, USA
    2006 - 2009
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