At Coca-Cola and Bunge, Fernando has evaluated investment propositions in excess of $1 billion in the agriculture and food & beverage industries. He also brings more than 8 years of experience in investment valuation, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), and corporate finance. Fernando joined Toptal as he enjoys providing insightful analyses to support decision making processes for companies across all maturities.
Led the valuation and due diligence for proposed acquisitions worth more than $500 million in the milling, edible oils, and logistic services industries.
Optimized a revenue growth strategy for a business with annual revenues of $500 million per year.
Implemented the budgeting process for a business with over $400 million in expenses.
Designed and developed a cost optimization model that created savings of more than $12 million per year.
Developed business plans for detailed investment projects to be presented to the board of directors for capital expenditures, greenfield investments, and M&A proposals.
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Valuation, Due Dilligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Pro Forma Financial Statements, Forecasting, Variance Analysis, Revenue Management, Pricing Strategy, Capital Budgeting, Budget Controls, Financial Reporting, Commercial Finance, Operational Finance, Business Intelligence, Commercial Business Partner, Business Plan Development, Footprint Optimization
2012 - 2014
Jugos Del Valle (Coca-Cola)
Built a financial model for the standardized analysis of innovation projects for new product launches and capital expenditures.
Designed tools for commercial and marketing teams' go-to-market and discount initiatives, turning ad-hoc requests into standardized, semi-automated analyses.
Valued the financial performance of the entire product portfolio to drive product rationalization discussions, leading to either product rationalization or margin enhancements through price or cost management.
Prepared and presented profit and loss overviews by brand (i.e. Powerade, Fuze Tea, Jugos del Valle) and channel (i.e. convenience stores, price clubs, open market) on a monthly basis.
Analyzed and reviewed performance variations for planning and forecasting purposes.