Fernando Vega Soto, Finance Expert in Mexico City, Mexico
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Fernando Vega Soto

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Mexico City, Mexico
Toptal Member Since
November 20, 2017

At Fortune 500 companies, Fernando has evaluated investment propositions in excess of $1 billion in the agriculture and food & beverage industries. He also brings more than eight years of experience in investment valuation, financial planning & 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.

Career Highlights

Financial Analyst
Jugos Del Valle (Coca-Cola)

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
EGADE, Tecnológico de Monterrey
ITAM, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Bachelor's Degree
ITESM, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Case Studies

Work Experience

Strategist and Business Developer

2014 - PRESENT
  • Led the valuation and due diligence for proposed acquisitions worth more than $1 billion in the milling, edible oils, and logistic services industries.
  • Optimized revenue growth strategy.
  • Designed and developed a cost optimization model that created savings of more than $12 million.
Focus areas: Business Planning, Business Partnerships, Business Intelligence (BI), Operational Finance, Commercial Finance, Financial Reporting, Budget Controls, Capital Budgeting, Pricing Strategy, Revenue Management, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Forecasting, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Financial Analyst

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.
Focus areas: Price Analysis, Contribution Margin Analysis, Cost-benefit Analysis, Financial Marketing, Commercial Finance, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Innovation Consultant

2011 - 2012
Koben Consultants
  • Applied the Business Model Innovation Canvas methodology (Osterwalder) to assess the convenience of changes in the customers' business models to enter new markets and distribution channels.
  • Researched about functional foods and presented market trends and new product insights to a client in the food industry.
  • Managed a leadership skills training project from scope design to implementation and collection process for the Mexican government health services (IMSS).
Focus areas: Analysis, Project Management, Human Resources (HR), Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Innovation, Strategy, Business Models

Regional Manager

2009 - 2011
  • Recruited and led the volunteer teams that established relationships with persons living in extreme poverty to support economic and social development.
  • Mobilized over one thousand volunteers to work in over ten marginalized communities. Led construction of 200 emergency houses.
  • Established multifunctional workgroups at marginalized communities to identify needs, plan, prioritize, and develop work plans directed at improving their living conditions.
  • Managed the local team's budget and cashflow projections.
  • Developed pitch books and raised over MXN 500,000 in donations.
Focus areas: Entrepreneurship, Training & Training Content Development, Training, Development, Social, Pitch Books, Institutional Investors, Crowdfunding, Fundraising, Budget Controls
2017 - 2019

Master's Degree in Corporate Finance

EGADE, Tecnológico de Monterrey - Mexico City, Mexico

2015 - 2016

Certificate in Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring

ITAM, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - Mexico City, Mexico

2006 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in International Business

ITESM, Tecnológico de Monterrey - Toluca, Mexico