David Seamans

David Seamans

New York, NY, United States
Member since December 18, 2016
Dave was most recently an investment banker at Greenhill & Co., where he advised businesses on strategic transactions. He has in-depth experience in building valuation and operating models and performing complex ad-hoc analysis. Prior to his current role, Dave raised debt and equity as an advisor at Merrill Lynch and as a partner of a hedge fund. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping a wider variety of clients.
David is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Venture Capital
Other Expertise
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Fundraising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Corporate Advisor
    2019 - PRESENT
    Greenhill & Co.
    • Built integrated three-statement financial models with complex functionality for a variety of businesses that were used for financial projections, valuation analysis, and prospective acquisitions.
    • Developed detailed management presentations based on underlying financial models to address Fortune 100 Senior Leadership teams.
    • Constructed valuation models using various analyses (discounted cash flow, leveraged buyout, and precedent transaction) that were used in the industrial, technology and media industries, including in Gannett's (NYSE: GCI) potential sale to New Media (NYSE: NEWM) for ~$2 billion.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Operating Models, Valuation, DCF Modeling
  • Associate
    2017 - PRESENT
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Distilled requirements, developed project workstreams and managed client deliverables as a senior member of an advanced analytics team.
    • Built complex analytical models for the Senior Leadership Team of a $4 billion organization which included optimization, forecasting, and reporting.
    • Provided direct strategic decision support using detailed management presentations backed by intuitive, repeatable analytics and tools.
    Focus areas: Business Intelligence, Financial Modeling, Data Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Financial Data Analysis
  • General Partner
    2016 - 2017
    Charleston Capital Management
    • Served as the portfolio manager for Drift Credit Opportunities Fund, LP.
    • Structured and built an IRR calculator and financial model for a $50 million SPV to invest in credit instruments.
    • Modeled an opportunity to buy a specialty finance company.
    • Built a risk-management tool to model discounted cash flows of the fund's credit investments.
    • Managed and was responsible for business development, portfolio analytics, and investment analysis.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Modeling, Data Analysis, Comparable Company Analysis, Capital Structure Analysis
  • Senior Portfolio Advisor | Financial Advisor
    2012 - 2016
    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
    • Oversaw a combined $280 million in assets comprised of stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity, and other liquid and illiquid investments.
    • Managed complex financial planning processes from requirements gathering to portfolio construction and execution. Financial plans generally included asset and liability management, cash flow planning and estate planning.
    • Prepared and presented detailed financial presentations to businesses and executives including the senior leadership team of a ~$100 million company; quarterly presentations included historical performance, financial projections, potential tax complications, and suggested solutions and actions for risk management.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Portfolio Analysis, Stock Analysis, Financial Planning
  • Associate
    2011 - 2012
    Tioga Energy
    • Built a complex pricing tool to model and price sale-leaseback transactions for the outside sales teams.
    • Wrote a Monte Carlo simulation to analyze compound annual growth rates of various inputs.
    • Prepared financial proposals to develop, fund, build, and sell multimillion-dollar energy projects.
    • Grew the renewable energy financing startup to over 50 employees.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pricing Analysis
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance
    2018 - 2019
    Duke University - Durham, NC, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics and Economics
    2007 - 2011
    College of Charleston - Charleston, SC, USA
Certifications
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
    AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT
    CAIA Association
  • Certified Financial Planner
    APRIL 2016 - PRESENT
    College for Financial Planning
  • Series 7/66
    OCTOBER 2012 - PRESENT
    FINRA | Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

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