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Evan Fisher

Evan Fisher

New York, NY, United States
Member since August 24, 2017
Evan is a former investment bank vice president who has focused on aviation, media, and consumer goods. He has "sat in every seat at the boardroom table" as a director, shareholder, executive, and advisor and has raised $75+ million, taken companies public, and led acquisitions and divestments. As a freelancer, Evan enjoys helping businesses plan and refine their strategy, prepare for corporate actions, and hone their capital raising approach.
Evan is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Case studies
  • Investor-Ready FMCG Information Memorandum
  • International Expansion Strategy for Media Finance Business
  • Investor Search
Industry Expertise
  • Consumer Products
Other Expertise
  • Business Planning
  • CFO
  • Europe
  • FMCG
  • Fundraising
  • Information Memoranda
  • Media
Employment
  • SVP Strategy and Business Development Europe
    2015 - PRESENT
    SIS Digital
    • Developed and led the sales strategy and initiatives, including replicating in continental Europe the successful business model pioneered in the UK.
    • Generated a new business pipeline of over $50 million worth of projects within first nine months.
    • Solved the clients’ primary concern by bundling unique financing and lending packages which expanded project pipeline by over 200%.
    • Generated a deep client relationship with number 2 media owner in Europe; now on the client's short-list for all project bids.
    • Negotiated two tranches of financing for a client which won a €5 million sale.
    Focus areas: Pricing Strategy, Financial Strategy, Finance Strategy, Corporate Finance, Sales, Business Development
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    2014 - PRESENT
    The American Organic Company
    • Negotiated a national (US) distribution and investment agreement with a NYSE-listed public company as well as all supplier agreements with full contract drafting responsibility.
    • Revamped a procurement strategy—resulting in a year-to-year savings of 30% versus the prior year.
    • Led the fundraising activities, including $300,000 raised from angel investors.
    • Negotiated multiple $5 million asset-backed trade finance offerings as well as a complex SBIC debt structure with $5 billion AUM hedge fund.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Plan Development, Financial Business Planning, Revenue & Expense Projections, Negotiation, Fundraising, Startup Funding, Venture Funding, Debt, Angel/Seed Funding
  • Vice President
    2009 - 2015
    Swiss Investment Bank
    • Independently originated, in a single year, over $1 billion worth of deal volume. Personally originated three sell-side mandates with up-front retainers totaling over $300,000.
    • Led the deal team in the acquisition of a global portfolio of ExxonMobil aviation fuel assets.
    • Was requested by client CEO and shareholders to restart negotiations in an M&A transaction when discussions reached an impasse. Regained control of the process, restarted talks, and guided the transaction through a successful sale at 4 times the market price.
    • Flew to South Africa and Mozambique, with a 4-hour notice, to develop a 30-page financial model in Excel with the client CEO and CFO. Led discussions with institutional and private investors during IPO and successfully raised circa $80 million.
    • Saved the client $2.5 million by independently negotiating improved terms with the lender on a circa $17 million debt offering.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Investment Memoranda, Financial Modeling, Strategic Finance Management, Finance Strategy, Financial Strategy, Financial Business Planning, Business Plan Development, Fundraising, Funding Process, Late-stage Funding
Education
  • Bachelor of Science of Business Administration (BSBA) in Finance and International Business
    2005 - 2009
    Villanova University - Villanova, PA, USA
  • Program completed in Chinese Language, Business, and Cultural Studies
    2007 - 2007
    East China Normal University - Shanghai, PRC
  • Program completed in Italian Language
    2006 - 2006
    Universita degli Studi di Urbino - Urbino, Italy
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