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Christopher Ladd

Christopher Ladd

Bentonville, AR, United States
Member since June 13, 2017
Chris has directly developed investment strategies, led transactions, and integrated over $5 billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions for NewRoad Capital, KSL Capital, TPG Capital, and Walmart. He enjoys advising clients on fundraising, investment strategy, transaction execution, and acquisition integration. Chris has advised clients ranging from $1 million in revenue to $5+ billion.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
Other Expertise
  • Business Plan Development
  • Due Diligence
  • Fundraising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Principal
    NewRoad Capital Partners
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Actively represented on the board of directors for venture capital fund portfolio companies.
    • Built investment theses for identified opportunities.
    • Raised investor capital for future funds and side investment opportunities.
    • Developed dynamic financial models with multiple operating scenarios to evaluate investments.
    • Managed investment processes for venture capital and growth equity funds.
    • Monitored performance of venture capital portfolio companies.
    Focus areas: Venture Funding, Venture Debt, Private Equity, Investment Thesis, Investor Decks, Investment Monitoring
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Development
    Walmart
    2016 - 2017
    • Managed acquisition and divestiture deal processes for Walmart U.S., international, and eCommerce divisions.
    • Transacted over $3 billion in eCommerce acquisitions.
    • Built dynamic financial models with multiple operating scenarios to evaluate acquisition/divestiture situations, discounted cash flow analysis, sum of the parts valuation, and capitalization alternatives.
    • Completed deal-related research, including macro/micro economic, competitor, and industry research.
    • Managed finance integration and key financial/operational reporting for over $3 billion in eCommerce acquisitions.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Three Statement Operating Model, Valuation, Market Research, Due Dilligence, Comparable Company Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • CFO, Closed Loop Fund Subsidiary
    Walmart
    2015 - 2016
    • Led investment strategy, due diligence, and post-investment management for the fund.
    • Closed seven equity and debt investments worth $25 million over an 18-month period. Representative deals included: $2 million QRS, a leading recycler of waste plastics; $4 million Momentum Recycling, an innovative glass recycler; $1 million AMP Robotics, a computer vision and machine-learning company focused on improving recycling yields; and $0.5 million Home Biogas, a waste-to-energy company dedicated to reducing food waste at the home.
    • Built back-office/administration for the fund, including HR, accounting, audit, and risk management.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Comparable Company Analysis, Market Research, Valuation, Three Statement Operating Model, Fundraising, Investor Communications, Investor Decks, Due Dilligence
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy & Finance
    Walmart
    2013 - 2015
    • Led corporate strategy and financial planning processes, including collaborating with all business units on their strategic and financial plans.
    • Supported health and wellness to launch Walmart Take Care Clinics. Responsibilities included (1) designing and building the operational and financial model with at-risk functionality and (2) developing a report to track key clinical and operational metrics for performance measurement.
    • Supported Walmart sustainability across various projects, including several energy efficiency investments and launching the closed-loop fund. Energy efficiency analysis utilized two statistical tools: At-Risk and APT Test and Learn.
    • Managed corporate financial P&L, a roll-up of all subsidiaries and reported results/forecasts to CFO.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Comparable Company Analysis, Market Research, Cash Flow Forecasting, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Corporate Finance, Budgeting, Financial Strategy
  • Associate
    TPG Capital (TPG Ops)
    2011 - 2013
    • Managed the portfolio company heat map; identified financial and operational issues/opportunities in the investment portfolio consisting of over 100 companies.
    • Led the analysis of the heat map; identified opportunities/issues and developed recommendations. Collaborated with portfolio company management and internal experts to solidify recommendations.
    • Managed the valuation process for portfolio companies and investor reporting on the investment portfolio.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Market Research, Investor Decks, Investor Communications, Valuation, Portfolio Analysis, Revenue Optimization, Cost Reduction & Optimization
  • Associate
    KSL Capital
    2007 - 2011
    • Built dynamic financial models with multiple operating and capital structure scenarios to evaluate leveraged buyout situations, discounted cash flow analysis, sum of the parts valuation, and capitalization alternatives.
    • Developed investment strategy, led acquisition, and managed post-acquisition operations for over $2 billion in debt and equity transactions.
    • Conducted industry and macro/micro economic research for investments.
    • Researched and analyzed comparable companies and precedent transactions for potential acquisitions.
    • Completed the fundraising cycle, including writing PPM and investor pitch presentations; closed on ~$2 billion in capital.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Three Statement Operating Model, Market Research, Comparable Company Analysis, Fundraising, Investor Decks, Investment Memoranda, Investor Communications
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
    University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
    2011 - 2013
  • Bachelor's degree in Applied Economics & Management, Finance
    Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
    2003 - 2007
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