Edward Rossotti, Finance Expert in Washington, DC, United States
Edward Rossotti

Finance Expert in Washington, DC, United States

Member since June 26, 2021
Edward is a corporate finance professional with 20 years of experience in capital raising, underwriting, and project finance initiatives. He specializes in growth and early-stage companies looking to raise capital and undertake strategic transactions. He also works with mature companies to evaluate strategic alternatives and support transactions for capital raising and M&A. Edward's industry experience is backed by an MBA in finance and an undergraduate degree in economics.
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  • Chief Financial Officer

    2014 - 2021
    Observatory LLC
    • Served as a contract CFO, providing strategic financial consulting and transaction support.
    • Served as a fractional CFO for Meallogix and assisted in closing a pre-Series A round. The fractional CFO role is ongoing.
    • Provided transaction support for an undisclosed family office sponsor (May to October 2021) to assist in structuring and obtaining a leveraged buyout of an apparel company.
    Focus areas: Fundraising, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Investor Relations, CFO, Fractional CFO, Pitch Decks, Financial Modeling, Venture Capital, Term Sheet Advisory
  • Senior Investment Officer

    2010 - 2014
    United States Department of Energy
    • Evaluated, structured, and executed loans supporting carbon-reducing, private sector projects for a $25 billion loan program.
    • Ran deal teams, including outside counsel, internal counsel, outside technical consultants, and other team members.
    • Presented underwriting recommendations to the executive committee.
    Focus areas: Loans & Lending, Underwriting
  • Director

    2006 - 2008
    SIG Susquehanna
    • Sourced, structured, and executed equity, debt, derivate-based, and advisory transactions for clients.
    • Oversaw junior bankers and deal teams, including internal and external counsel.
    • Worked with the firm's senior management on corporate development initiatives, such as structuring agreements with overseas trading firms.
    Focus areas: Capital Raising, Growth Capital
  • Manager of Planning and Analysis

    1994 - 1998
    MCI Communications, Inc.
    • Oversaw P&L planning, sales plans, headcount plans, and capital budgeting.
    • Managed two analysts to create high-quality, timely analyses to support decision-making.
    • Provided senior management with reports on actual versus forecasted performance.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Profit & Loss (P&L), Sales Planning, Capital Budgeting, Headcount Management, Variance Reporting


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    1998 - 2000
    Georgetown University - Washington, DC, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    1991 - 1994
    University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA

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