Dan McEldowney, Finance Expert in Western Springs, IL, United States
Dan McEldowney

Finance Expert in Western Springs, IL, United States

Member since November 27, 2020
Leveraging an engineering background with more than eight years of financial consulting experience, Dan has delivered actionable insights for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies on over 100 engagements. His expertise includes financial planning & analysis, valuation, market research, due diligence, and project management, among others. Dan enjoys freelancing as it affords the opportunity to provide high-quality work product on a variety of interesting projects.
Dan is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Case studies

Expertise

Employment

  • Director

    2018 - PRESENT
    HighTech-Solutions
    • Managed and contributed to engagements within a newly formed financial advisory division responsible for assisting intellectual property-rich companies in assessing and monetizing intangible assets.
    • Assisted clients with strategic initiatives, including debt and equity capital raise efforts, intellectual property valuation, licensing, diligence, M&A, and divestiture.
    • Created pitch material for potential venture capital and private equity investors by efficiently synthesizing technical and financial information to identify market opportunity, highlighted product superiority, and conveyed value proposition.
    • Coordinated teams of subject matter experts in the role of project manager, delivering clients a variety of patent review services to assess utilization and detectability of patent claims in commercialized technology.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Financial Statements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Market Research & Analysis, Fundraising, Agrobotics, DCF Valuation, Investments, Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Capital, Finance, Valuation, US Patent Process, Patent Applications, Patents, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Valuation, Intellectual Property, Business Planning, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consultant, SaaS, Fundraising Consultant, Pitch Decks, Fintech, Data Visualization, Startups, Early-stage Startups, Capital Raising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investment Banking
  • Analyst, Associate, Director

    2013 - 2018
    Ocean Tomo, LLC.
    • Provided financial research, modeling, and analysis for over fifty valuation engagements pertaining to intellectual property-related transactions.
    • Organized analysis into reports and other deliverables to assist clients with M&A, financial reporting, asset-backed lending, monetization of IP, and internal strategy and planning across industries with a technology focus.
    • Represented the firm as a speaker at industry events and career fairs, as well as a contributing author in a valuation textbook and multiple company publications.
    • Prepared an expert report for an international bankruptcy dispute over $4.5 billion in proceeds generated from the sale of Nortel’s IP portfolio, consisting of over 7,000 patents assets primarily covering telecommunications and data networking.
    • Advised a global satellite communications provider during negotiations involving the proposed sale of non-core entertainment and home automation patent portfolios to a patent licensing entity.
    • Constructed multivariate Monte Carlo simulation for a valuation analysis used to support capital raising efforts of an early stage Internet-of-Things platform provider as they prepared to initiate a licensing program.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Financial Statements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Market Research & Analysis, DCF Valuation, Investments, Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, Business Enterprise Valuation, Intellectual Property Valuation, Intellectual Property, Patents, Finance, Business Planning, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Intellectual Property Licensing, Business Plan Consultant, SaaS, Fundraising Consultant, Fintech, Data Visualization, Startups, Biotech, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Early-stage Startups, Capital Raising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investment Banking
  • Investment Analyst Intern

    2012 - 2013
    Barrington Research Associates, Inc.
    • Assisted experienced equity analyst in coverage of cloud, internet, and SaaS companies.
    • Updated financial models and company coverage reports in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Gathered and analyzed forward-looking industry statistics from various research outlets and company reports.
    Focus areas: Financial Statements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Market Research & Analysis, Finance, DCF Valuation, Investments, Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, Cloud, SaaS, Equity Research Analysis, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections
  • Engineer, Project Manager

    2008 - 2011
    Superior Mechanical Systems, Inc.
    • Created competitive bid packages which generated $11 million in annual revenue during the Great Recession.
    • Managed multiple ongoing projects by integrating owner expectations with construction achievability while maintaining budgeted profit margins.
    • Engineered code compliant, hydraulically sound, and cost-efficient fire protection systems by integrating design and project timelines to minimize the material, labor, and overhead associated with the project.
    Focus areas: Project Estimation, Cost Estimation, Building & Construction, Construction, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Business Planning, Statistical Analysis

Education

  • Master's Degree in Finance
    2012 - 2013
    DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) in Financial Analysis
    2010 - 2012
    DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    University of Illinois College of Engineering - Champaign, Illinois, USA

Certifications

  • Data Analyst Nanodegree
    JUNE 2020 - PRESENT
    Udacity

To view more profiles

Join Toptal
Share it with others