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

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Western Springs, IL, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 19, 2021

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.

Career Highlights

Manager
B. Riley Financial
Director
Peak Value IP LLC
Director
HighTech-Solutions

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA)
DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Bachelor's Degree
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Case Studies

Work Experience

Manager

2022 - PRESENT
B. Riley Financial
  • Provided advisory services for assignments, including intellectual property valuations, business enterprise valuations, purchase price allocations, business unit and asset impairment valuations, and equity and debt securities valuations.
  • Consulted clients with business activities, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial reporting, asset-backed lending, and internal strategy and planning across various industries.
  • Appraised value of business enterprises and intangible assets exceeding $1 billion.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, DCF Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Data

Director

2020 - PRESENT
Peak Value IP LLC
  • Assisted with the in-wheel motor automotive company valued at $100M+ with Series A fundraising efforts, including the creation of financial forecasts and pitch material.
  • Assessed an intellectual property portfolio of the 2nd generation bioethanol manufacturer in advance of anticipated nine-figure IPO.
  • Created business enterprise valuation for an implantable medical device technology company for an anticipated spin-off of cortical stimulation division.
Focus areas: Intellectual Property, Valuation, Brokerage, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Market Sizing, Market Research, Market Research Analyst, Market Segmentation, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Business Models

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, Agricultural Robots, DCF Valuation, Investments, Financial Analysis, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Capital, Finance, Valuation, US Patent Process, Patent Applications, Patents, Licensing, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Valuation, Intellectual Property, Business Planning, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Plan Consulting, 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, Private Company Valuation, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Market Sizing, Market Research, Market Research Analyst, Market Segmentation, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Business Models

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, Valuation, Business, Intellectual Property Valuation, Intellectual Property, Patents, Finance, Business Planning, Revenue Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Licensing, Intellectual Property Licensing, Business Plan Consulting, SaaS, Fundraising Consultant, Fintech, Data Visualization, Startups, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Early-stage Startups, Capital Raising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Pitch Deck Consultant, Investment Banking, Private Company Valuation, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Life Science, Market Sizing, Market Research, Market Research Analyst, Market Segmentation, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Business Models

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, Forecasting, Three-statement Modeling, Market Segmentation, Total Addressable Market (TAM), Business Models

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
2012 - 2013

Master's Degree in Finance

DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - Chicago, Illinois, USA

2010 - 2012

Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) in Financial Analysis

DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - Chicago, Illinois, USA

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

University of Illinois College of Engineering - Champaign, Illinois, USA

JUNE 2020 - PRESENT

Data Analyst Nanodegree

Udacity

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