Craig Irvine

Craig Irvine

Salt Lake City, United States
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Craig Irvine

Craig Irvine

Salt Lake City, United States
Member since January 3, 2017
Craig is a senior financial professional with extensive leadership experience in multinational and startup environments. He has been recognized by peers and clients as an award-winning leader and successful business driver. After a successful corporate career in investment banking and financial advisory, he has moved to freelancing for its hands-on interaction helping companies achieve their strategic, operational, and financial goals.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
  • Quadricity Solar Opportunities
  • Project Longhorn
  • Project Sierra
Industry Expertise
  • Private Equity
Other Expertise
  • Equity Research
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fundraising
  • Investment Analysis
  • Project Finance
  • Sustainable Investement
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Director, Business Development
    Sentry Financial
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Performed detailed and rigorous analysis of sustainable investment opportunities, including strategic analysis, fund raising, deal structuring, and financial analysis.
    • Wrote business plans, slide decks, and transaction analyses for the proposed deals.
    • Sourced new investment opportunities.
    • Built detailed financial models of companies and projects, including return analysis, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, and valuation.
    • Conducted due diligence on prospective investments, including energy storage, utility scale solar, water treatment, and energy efficiency.
    Focus areas: Sustainable Investments, Project Finance, Growth Capital, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Renewables, Alternative Energy, Solar, Biofuels, Water Treatment, Energy Storage, Impact Investing
  • Chief Regional Strategist
    DMG & Partners | OSK Group
    2011 - 2012
    • Designed and launched the firm's first regional strategy product as a key strategy of evolving from a local broker to a regional investment bank.
    • Developed a proprietary risk analysis methodology for assessing valuation impact before and after major macro risk events.
    Focus areas: Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Investment Strategy , Equity Research
  • Co-Head of Research, Asia ex Japan
    Daiwa Capital Markets
    2008 - 2011
    • Improved the firm’s Institutional Investor ranking by eight positions (23rd to 15th) in first year.
    • Led the division and under my tenure the revenue doubled over 3 years spanning a global financial crisis.
    • Served as the primary strategic architect of an aggressive Asian research expansion, including an India startup.
    • Redesigned a global research report template and deployed a new Asian database infrastructure.
    • Worked as a member of the steering committee which oversaw the implementation of the US$1 billion regional, multi-product expansion.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Stock Market, Valuation, Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling
  • Founder | Investor
    SoluNet Global
    2005 - 2008
    • Acted as the founding venture investor in a web-based application service provider.
    • Designed and led the development of an integrated CRM and point-of-sale platform.
    Focus areas: Software Development, Entrepreneurship, Startup
  • Managing Director, Head of Asian Telecom Research
    Macquarie Securities
    2003 - 2005
    • Led the research participation in major telecom IPOs and other equity offerings.
    • Led a regional team of 8 analysts across 10 countries covering all listed telecom stocks in Asia.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Telecommunications, Investment Banking, Capital Markets
  • Managing Director, Head of Asia Telecom Research
    Citigroup
    2002 - 2003
    • Relaunched a telecom research product—producing a successful turnaround of team rankings.
    • Led the research involvement in all Asian telecom equity offerings, including the major national privatizations of China Telecom and China Netcom.
    • Led a regional team of 5 analysts covering telecom stocks in 9 countries in Asia excluding Japan.
    Focus areas: Telecommunications, Equity Research, Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Financial Analysis
  • First Vice President
    Merrill Lynch
    1994 - 2001
    • Voted by clients as the #1 ranked telecom analyst in Asia.
    • Launched and led Merrill Lynch's first global telecom research effort—including path-breaking studies of telecom valuations during the TMT boom and global telecom capex.
    • Led the research involvement in major equity offerings across Asia, including IPOs for China Mobile (world's largest mobile operator).
    • Recognized repeatedly as a leading investment analyst in Asia by Reuters, Institutional Investor, and Asia Money.
    Focus areas: Telecommunicaitons, Equity Research, Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Banks and Financials
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
    1991 - 1993
  • Certificate in Chinese Studies
    Johns Hopkins University - Nanjing University - Nanjing, China
    1990 - 1991
  • Bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies
    Yale University - New Haven, CT, USA
    1985 - 1989
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