Evgeny Vostretsov, CFA, FRM, CAIA, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
Evgeny Vostretsov, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States

Member since February 25, 2017
A hedge fund analyst and a former CFO of a startup, Evgeny performed deep-dive research on 15+ public equities and evaluated 30+ private equity and mezzanine debt transactions. Before getting an MBA from Chicago Booth, Evgeny founded an online retailer that sold across 11 time zones. He has advised on $5B+ valuations while at E&Y. He enjoys freelancing to help clients with evaluating investments, financial modeling, capital raising, and M&A.
Evgeny is now available for hire

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  • Accounting Services
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Healthcare Services
  • Media & Internet
  • Real Estate


  • Hedge Fund Analyst

    2017 - PRESENT
    Caro-Kann Capital
    • Developed a "long" thesis supported by a detailed financial model on a European specialty retail company's stock that recently experienced a decline due to decreased quarterly earnings. Demonstrated that the increased expenditures on acquiring new customers were the sole source of the decline in quarterly earnings. The stock was up by 15% after the following quarterly report showed that these expenditures resulted in faster growth.
    • Investigated the circular ownership of two interconnected conglomerates and formulated investment recommendation on the stocks based on a 40% discount to the net asset value.
    • Examined the business and capital structure of a distressed software company and developed a thesis for a "short" recommendation on the stock.
    • Disproved a "long" thesis on a small-cap media company stock and convinced portfolio manager against holding it two months before the stock lost 40% of its value.
    • Analyzed the trends in the telecommunications sector using both primary (industry experts) and secondary (research reports) methods to inform recommendations on current portfolio positions and new investments.
    Focus areas: Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation Analysis, Equity Valuation, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Investment Thesis, Value Investing
  • Associate

    2017 - 2017
    Patriot Capital
    • Examined opportunities to invest in mezzanine debt in more than 20 leveraged buyout (LBO) transactions with $20 to 200 million transaction values.
    • Developed an investment thesis for investing $109 million in convertible debt in a $160 million LBO of an automotive parts manufacturer based in Michigan.
    • Prepared a memorandum for the investment committee on a debt investment in an add-on acquisition by a private equity-backed company in the metal fabrication industry.
    • Formulated a thesis and presented a memo for the initial approval of financing for a $41 million LBO of a leading distributor of fittings and associated products in the U.S.
    • Assessed an opportunity to invest in a convertible debt in a more than $70 million transaction of a simultaneous merger of two staffing companies and LBO of NewCo by a private equity sponsor.
    Focus areas: Investment Monitoring, Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR), Private Equity, Private Equity Valuation, Private Company Valuation, Investor Presentations, Investment Thesis, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Credit Risk, Credit Investing
  • Private Equity Associate

    2017 - 2017
    NextGen Growth Partners
    • Prepared LBO models, composed LOIs, and led the correspondence with sellers and bankers for seven prospective transactions.
    • Developed a thesis on clinical trial services and clinical trials site management industries by building a list of more than 100 potential targets with $1 to 10 million EBITDA and coordinated communications with the owners, resulting in advancing with three viable prospective targets.
    • Formulated a process to source proprietary deals; developed industry thesis and brought in more than ten potential acquisition targets.
    • Built projections and the LBO model for the potential acquisition of a fresh produce wholesale company with $145 million in annual sales; developed a value-creation plan and a list of potential add-on acquisitions.
    • Introduced a structure for a deal and contingent consideration that best aligns interests of the private equity firm and sellers of the company for a $12 million prospective transaction, resulting in signing an LOI and proceeding to the due diligence stage.
    Focus areas: Private Equity Valuation, Private Company Valuation, Investment Memoranda, Investment Thesis, Return Analysis, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), M&A (Buy-side), M&A Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity
  • Business Consultant

    2014 - 2016
    • Planned a real estate redevelopment for a children’s entertainment center and developed a financial model for the project; optimized features of the center to maximize profitability—resulting in $500,000 in savings for a client.
    • Designed new subscription-based business model and a business plan for an online B2B platform for jewelry businesses; presented the service to jewelry retail chains and enabled a client to secure $30,000 in subscription contracts for the pilot version of the service.
    • Identified an opportunity to save $40,000 annually for a restaurant chain by improving their supply chain management.
    • Consulted a new brokerage company on its financial plan and established operating procedures—saving $60,000 on IT solutions.
    Focus areas: Management Accounting, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Cost Management, Business Advisory, Operations Finance, Business Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Business Valuation Consultant

    2014 - 2014
    Ernst & Young
    • Developed financial models and client deliverables for valuations of companies in the software and oil & gas sectors and of private-public partnership projects.
    • Verified valuations of 20 companies totaling more than $15 billion in value for IFRS accounting statements.
    • Researched discrepancies between the valuation of a company based on Bloomberg data and those based on EY template spreadsheet with Capital IQ data; prevented a $100 million valuation error for an M&A transaction.
    • Coached colleagues and worked with them on the valuation of option contracts of more than $100 million in total value.
    Focus areas: Private Company Valuation, Valuation Modeling, Financial Modeling, Purchase Price Allocation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Valuation, Valuation Multiples, Transaction Modeling, M&A Modeling, Asset Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Valuation, Transaction Advisory
  • CFO/COO | Co-founder

    2012 - 2014
    Consescus-Web LLC
    • Founded an online clothing retail company; collaborated with a team of three people to partner with a clothes manufacturer and generated $600,000 in revenues in the first year of operations.
    • Built a financial model for internal projections and external financing efforts that resulted in raising $200,000 in private debt to finance working capital needs during the early stages of the startup.
    • Implemented a client relationship management system and increased average lifetime revenue per customer by 40%.
    • Analyzed the correlation of sales to marketing activities and external factors using a regression model and increased sales by 20% year-on-year with the same marketing budget, by optimizing the marketing expenditure.
    • Established the budgeting procedures and led the initiative to automate budgeting and control procedures in an ERP system.
    • Hired and supervised a sales team with in-depth expertise in clothes industry to obtain more than 15 loyal wholesale customers.
    Focus areas: Marketing Plans, Strategic Planning, Customer Lifetime Value, Management Accounting, Budget Controls, Revenue & Expense Projections, Operational Finance, Pricing Strategy, Finance Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Auditor

    2012 - 2012
    • Audited the inventory and PP&E sections for clients in the industrials sector.
    • Executed procedures for an inventory section audit of the Transpolar division of Norilsk Nickel; ensured consistency with IFRS concerning a $900 million business division.
    • Designed a new inventory year-end cut-off test based on the analysis of data from three overlapping databases to be consistent with accounting standards and the client’s new accounting policy.
    • Presented calculations and proposed a correcting accounting transaction of $12 million that was accepted by the client’s accounting department.
    Focus areas: IFRS Adjustments, IFRS Audit Planning, Management, Audits


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Analytic Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and General Management
    2016 - 2018
    University of Chicago, Booth School of Business - Chicago, IL, USA
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    2012 - 2015
    CFA Institute - USA
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst in Alternative Investments
    2013 - 2013
    CAIA Association - USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics and Computer Science
    2008 - 2012
    Novosibirsk State University - Novosibirsk, Russia


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute
  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
    GARP | Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
    CAIA Association

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