Evan Taylor Giordano, Finance Expert in Knoxville, TN, United States
Evan Taylor Giordano

Finance Expert in Knoxville, TN, United States

Member since April 18, 2018
While working with a global chemicals manufacturer, Evan performed the financial due diligence and valuation modeling for a transaction of a $100 million revenue acquisition. He joined Toptal to work on complex and challenging projects such as M&A, long-range planning, major capital and strategic decisions. His diverse experience ranges from large, public, manufacturing to small, private, consumer-facing retail environments.
Evan is now available for hire

Career Highlights


Industry Expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Chemicals & Related Products
  • Retail
  • Financial Modeling

Other Expertise


  • Senior Director of Finance

    2017 - PRESENT
    Jewelry Television
    • Built company's three-statement financial model for long-range strategic planning, valuation, and resource allocation purposes.
    • Evaluates company’s options for inorganic growth through acquisition targets. Targets have been in the range of $10-$30 million in annual revenues.
    • Created product line (business unit) performance dashboards to generate insights and drive better performance. The dashboard included measures of profitability, long-term growth drivers, working capital efficiency, and key asset optimization.
    • Led team that collectively achieved over $1 million of savings in annual recurring expenses. Examples of key savings included lower packaging materials costs, reduced equipment lease expenses, and savings related to a 3rd party storage vendor.
    • Evaluated the performance of company's traditional and digital marketing spends to better understand their impacts on incremental revenue and customer generation.
    Focus areas: Bank Covenants, 13-week Cash Flow, Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Forecasting, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Corporate Analysis Manager

    2015 - 2017
    Eastman Chemical Company
    • Played a key role in the analysis and review of Eastman’s recent Euro bond issuance which allowed Eastman to refinance a large portion of its debt and drive significant overall interest savings.
    • Performed post completion assessment (M&A audit) for the $2.8 billion acquisition of Taminco, the company’s second-largest acquisition to date.
    • Managed, reviewed, and oversaw a team of financial analysts responsible for partnering with Eastman’s procurement department in their effort to reduce procurement spend by ~$300 million over three years.
    • Organized, coordinated, and managed the company's long-range strategic quantification process.
    • Oversaw and reviewed a wide variety of capital finance projects for modeling hygiene, modeling architecture, and overall reasonableness.
    Focus areas: Strategic Planning & Execution, Forecasting, Project Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Financial Analyst, Corporate Strategy

    2012 - 2013
    Eastman Chemical Company
    • Re-built company’s long-range strategic planning model, and performed the financial analysis for the company’s long-range strategic planning process.
    • Built the valuation model, performed financial coordination, and assisted in competitive intelligence and due diligence efforts for a strategic acquisition of Air BP, with $100 million in annual revenues.
    • Coordinated, managed, and performed financial project analysis for one of the company’s high growth product platforms, which involved a new technology in building and construction.
    • Assisted in post-completion assessment (M&A audit) of the $4.7 billion acquisition of Solutia, the company’s largest-ever acquisition.
    • Contributed to steering team that was tasked with evaluating the company’s current long-range strategic planning process and recommending options for change.
    Focus areas: M&A Modeling, Project Finance, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance
    2008 - 2009
    University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business and Organizational Management
    2005 - 2008
    Maryville College - Maryville, TN

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