George Gvazava, CFA, ACCA, Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia
George Gvazava, CFA, ACCA

Finance Expert in Tbilisi, Georgia

Member since January 21, 2020
George brings diverse finance expertise from his roles at Deloitte, Galt & Taggart (the largest investment bank in Georgia), and, most recently, as the CFO at CryptX, a fintech company. He has advised companies in the technology, energy, oil and gas, and banking sectors, with total assets ranging from $10 million to over $1 billion. George was nominated by Forbes Georgia in "30 Under 30: Finance," and he enjoys helping clients navigate their most challenging finance projects.
George is now available for hire

Career Highlights

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Expertise

Employment

  • CEO

    2020 - PRESENT
    CryptX Terminal
    • Envisioned and developed a variety of portfolio products in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.
    • Oversaw all operations and business activities to ensure they produced the desired results and were consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
    • Accelerated profitability and growth by establishing an extensive network of partners and optimizing service utilization.
    Focus areas: Investor Presentations, Investor Relations, Revenue & Expense Projections, Financial Data, Risk Analysis, B2B, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Cryptocurrency, Crypto, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Blockchain Platforms, Startups
  • CFO

    2019 - 2020
    CryptX
    • Provided strategic recommendations to the CEO regarding the total available market (TAM), serviceable available market (SAM), and serviceable obtainable market (SOM) for portfolio products, and advised on long-term business and financial planning.
    • Co-led the international expansion of the group and oversaw the financial operations of the subsidiaries.
    • Established the financial risk management policy from scratch. It was based on internal quantitative data and external market data and used daily by risk managers.
    • Set up the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function that supported the managerial decision-making process.
    Focus areas: Part-time CFO, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Reporting, Investor Relations, Virtual CFO, Interim CFO, Revenue & Expense Projections, Fractional CFO, Venture Capital, Reporting, PV Analysis, Rolling Forecasts, Financing, B2C, Financial Data, Budgeting, Capital Budgeting, Risk Analysis, Forecasting, DCF Modeling, Financial Statements, Budget Modeling, Ratio Analysis, Fintech, Cash Management, CFO, Crisis Management, Cryptocoin Mining, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, P&L Forecasting, P&L Management, Team Management, Financial Risk Management, Financial Management, Financials, Crypto, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Blockchain Platforms, Startups
  • Visiting/Invited Lecturer

    2019 - 2020
    Grenoble Ecole de Management
    • Taught a financial and management accounting course to second-year students from 30+ countries enrolled in the Bachelor in International Business (BIB) program.
    • Focused lectures on the vital link between theory and practice that needs to be understood and implemented in the corporate world.
    • Advised and assisted students in developing strategies for their early-stage startups, provided contacts to potential VC investors, and helped them raise funds.
    Focus areas: Venture Capital, PV Analysis, Financing, Financial Data, Financial Statements, Software as a Service (SaaS), Early-stage Venture Capital, Online Tutoring, Tutoring, Lecturing, Startup Funding, Early-stage Startups, Startups, Fundraising, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting
  • Investment Banking Senior Analyst | Associate

    2017 - 2019
    Galt & Taggart
    • Developed financial models to value equity for mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising transactions with a total value of $500+ million.
    • Co-led issuances of public bonds by local corporations and international financial institutions with a combined value of $1+ billion.
    • Advised clients on optimal capital structures for their businesses and helped them restructure $100+ million in total assets.
    • Participated in the valuation of the largest provider of online gambling services in Georgia.
    • Trained the team of interns on various corporate finance-related subjects.
    Focus areas: Three-statement Modeling, Investor Presentations, Investor Relations, Fintech Consultant, Real Estate, Revenue & Expense Projections, M&A Modeling, PV Analysis, Financing, Financial Data, Financial Services, Fundamental Analysis, Leases, M&A (Sell-side), M&A (Buy-side), Mezzanine, DCF Modeling, Financial Statements, Budget Modeling, Ratio Analysis, Cash Flow Modeling, Real Estate Development, Gambling, Financial Analysis, Valuation, Capital Structuring, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Investment Banking
  • Project Manager and Financial Analyst

    2017 - 2017
    Municipal Development Fund of Georgia
    • Managed municipal developmental projects funded by the World Bank with a total value of $100+ million.
    • Assisted stakeholders (government, municipalities, contractors, and the World Bank) in initiating and executing projects.
    • Prepared financial and economic analyses for proposed projects and evaluated potential financial, economic, and social impacts.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, PV Analysis, Financial Data, Fundamental Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Financial Analysis, Project Management, Economic Analysis, Investment Portfolio Management, Local & Municipal Government
  • Financial Auditor

    2015 - 2017
    Deloitte
    • Participated in the financial audit of Georgia's major player in the energy sector with $200+ million in total assets and $250 million in revenue.
    • Served as the auditor-in-charge, leading the audits of Georgia's two largest players in the oil and gas sector.
    • Analyzed the internal control system of a Georgian conglomerate operating in business sectors such as renewable energy, education, mining, and technology. Provided management with recommendations to address the deficiencies identified.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Revenue & Expense Projections, Reporting, IFRS Financial Reporting, Financial Data, Financial Statements, Disclosures for IFRS Reporting, Financial Analysis, IFRS Audit Planning, IFRS Consolidation, Group Reporting IFRS, Audits, Telecommunications, Retail & Wholesale, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    2015 - 2017
    Bank of Georgia University - Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree in Finance
    2011 - 2016
    Caucasus University - Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Bachelor in International Business (BIB) Degree in Finance and Accounting
    2014 - 2015
    Grenoble Ecole de Management - Grenoble, France

Certifications

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    AUGUST 2021 - PRESENT
    CFA institute
  • Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
    Corporate Finance Institute
  • ACCA
    JUNE 2019 - PRESENT
    Association of Certified Chartered Accountants

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