Derrick Hsu, Finance Expert in San Francisco, CA, United States
Derrick Hsu

Finance Expert in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since May 15, 2017
A Harvard MBA student, Derrick has advised on $10 billion in M&A acquisitions across entertainment, fintech, consumer internet, and biotech. While working closely with both startup founders and Fortune 100 executives, he has leveraged his expertise in financial modeling, product management, and growth marketing. He enjoys advising clients on complex capital raising, M&A, corporate finance, venture capital, and product strategy projects.
Derrick is now available for hire

Career Highlights


Industry Expertise

  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Film & Television

Other Expertise


  • Corporate Development Manager

    2013 - 2015
    • Executed the strategic capital allocation during a $30+ billion separation between eBay and PayPal.
    • Analyzed the international acquisition and expansion strategy in markets such as Latin America, China, and Southeast Asia.
    • Built nontraditional valuation models for high-growth startups in new markets and technologies.
    • Identified business models and planned product roadmaps to integrate early-stage startup acquihires.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Integration, Growth Strategy, Negotiations, Capital Markets, Tax Strategy
  • Corporate Development Manager

    2013 - 2015
    • Served as a lead manager on $800 million acquisition of Braintree/Venmo (the largest PayPal acquisition to date); executed entire due diligence process and transaction process within a four-week timeframe.
    • Led a business projections analysis for Greater China region as the sole US representative on $2 billion worth of partnership and investment deals with leading Chinese eCommerce and fintech players.
    • Prepared materials on the key strategy, integration plan, and success factors and presented my findings to the M&A committee (consisting of the CEO, CFO, and CTO) and board of directors.
    • Managed a cross-functional deal team of 70+ internal and external members across product, tech, marketing, and legal.
    • Developed an onboarding integration roadmap for key initiatives and organizational changes across business units (affecting over 150 people organizations).
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Integration, Finance Strategy, Growth Equity, Negotiations
  • M&A Analyst

    2011 - 2013
    • Conducted multiple scenario analyses and robust business projections by department as the sole analyst on multiple acquisitions for Steris Medical (totaling over $500 million).
    • Served as the sole analyst on Pinnacle's $3 billion acquisition of Ameristar (largest gaming transaction); modeled a complex 280G valuation for golden parachutes.
    • Built financial models for mergers and strategic alternatives for entertainment and biotech clients, including the top talent agency CAA.
    • Prepared and presented investment materials and acquisition memos to client CEOs and CFOs.
    • Maintained strategic research database and comparable analyses for biotech and entertainment cohorts.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Finance Strategy


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
    2015 - 2017
    Harvard University - Boston, MA, USA
  • Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering
    2009 - 2010
    University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering
    2005 - 2010
    University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA

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