David Seamans

David Seamans

Charleston, United States
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David Seamans

David Seamans

Charleston, United States
Member since December 18, 2016
Dave is a managing member of Drift Capital Partners where he has helped raise fund assets, analyzed a variety of credit investments, and modeled an acquisition in the specialty finance space. He has extensive experience in building valuation models, project finance, and financial planning and analysis. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping a wider variety of clients solve financial problems.
David is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Portfolio
Industry Expertise
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Venture Capital
Other Expertise
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Fundraising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Valuation
Employment
  • General Partner
    Drift Capital Partners
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Worked 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
    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
    2012 - 2016
    • Managed a combined $280 million in assets representing businesses, business owners, and executives.
    • Structured and presented complex financial plans.
    • Researched and analyzed countless investment opportunities for my team's clients.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Portfolio Analysis, Stock Analysis, Financial Planning
  • Associate
    Tioga Energy
    2011 - 2012
    • 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 multi-million dollar energy projects.
    • Grew the renewable energy financing startup to over 50 employees.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pricing Analysis
Education
  • Series 66 License in Finance
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Charleston, SC, USA
    2012 - 2017
  • Series 7 License in General Securities Representative, Finance
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Charleston, SC, USA
    2012 - 2017
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst in Finance
    CAIA Association - Charleston, SC, USA
    2016 - 2016
  • Certified Financial Planner in Finance
    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) - Charleston, SC, USA
    2012 - 2016
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Economics
    College of Charleston - Charleston, SC, USA
    2007 - 2011
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