George G. Shapovalov, CFA, Finance Expert in Berkeley, CA, United States
George G. Shapovalov, CFA

Finance Expert in Berkeley, CA, United States

Member since November 30, 2017
George is a seasoned CFO and former Citibank banker with 17 years of experience executing $2+ billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions for public and private companies across a variety of industries. He's an independent consultant who helps clients with corporate finance, capital raising, and M&A for growth as well as turnarounds.
George is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Expertise

  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statements
  • Investment Analysis
  • P&L Forecasting
  • SaaS

Employment

  • CFO

    2015 - PRESENT
    Eques Finance
    • Structured the transaction and built a cross-border acquisition model for a multibillion-dollar public domestic energy company (target); the buyer has engaged the target and a deal is pending.
    • Developed a leveraged acquisition model for a $100 million servicing company (target) which resulted in its acquisition.
    • Built a comprehensive valuation model of a healthcare services provider that enabled investment in the company.
    • Performed a statistical simulation of portfolio performance for a $1 billion fund which helped to attract serious interest from new investors.
    • Developed a sales projection and five-year budget (three financial statements) for a SaaS company, resulting in Series A funding.
    • Created a financial model for business growth decision analysis at a biotech startup.
    • Prepared a full operating model for a technology hardware company with global supply chain which enabled the fundraising process and resulted in VC funding.
    • Performed due diligence and a financial analysis as well as interviewed the management of small- and medium-sized companies to value acquisition attractiveness.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Risk Management, Project Finance, P&L Forecasting, Monte Carlo Simulations, Market Research, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Industry Analysis, Financial Statements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Cash Flow Forecasting, Capital Structuring, Business Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • CFO

    2019 - 2020
    Yva companies
    • Raised and closed a $5.5 million funding round; negotiated terms and conditions, prepared the company for due diligence and audit, managed the data room, answered investor questions, and worked on legal documents.
    • Held full responsibility for all financial operations of the company including FP&A, budgeting, reporting, KPI dashboard, investor relations, risk management, compliance, legal, HR, and compensation.
    • Achieved $350,000 in incremental annual cash savings by utilizing R&D tax credits and introducing treasury management practices.
    • Built a new budget model incorporating four business entities in three countries, different business segments, different tax regimes, aggregation into a global P&L, variance analysis, and reports.
    • Closely worked with the sales team on major accounts management, partnerships, and marketing campaigns profitability evaluation, pipeline management, and revenue forecasting.
    • Managed five direct and matrix reports; introduced a professional development plan for each of them.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising, SaaS, Operations Analytics, Governance, Legal, Compliance, Controls, Budgeting, Risk Management, Strategy, Finance
  • Vice President

    2010 - 2015
    Citibank
    • Structured the $450 million debt financing for a private multi-national company with more than $1 billion in sales.
    • Modeled and structured $650 million syndicated debt financing for a domestic public consumer company.
    • Analyzed and structured four M&A transactions for acquisitions of private companies operating in the servicing, retail, and energy industries with up to $100 million in value.
    • Performed a business analysis by assessing the corporate strategy and competitiveness, researching industry dynamics and cycles, identifying the value creation mechanisms, and reviewing the regulatory landscape.
    • Evaluated the earnings quality and operating cash flow sustainability based on GAAP and IFRS financial reports, assessed the reporting quality, and rebuilt the statements to identify misclassifications and irregularities.
    • Constructed an income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statements to forecast future cash flow for public and private companies in the industrials, services, energy, consumer goods, and technology sectors with revenues between $200 million and $2 billion; valued companies using DCF, comparable companies, acquisition precedents, and/or sum-of-the-parts analyses.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Transaction Structuring, Risk Management, Project Finance, P&L Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research, Lending, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Industry Analysis, Financial Statements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Debt Structuring, Credit Risk, Cash Flow Forecasting, Capital Structuring, Business Strategy
  • Risk Management Consultant

    2005 - 2007
    Experian Decision Analytics
    • Consulted banks on portfolio risk management and helped clients prevent a combined total of $350 million in potential losses.
    • Modeled the portfolio performance and risks using Monte Carlo simulation which consisted of developing risk management frameworks and decision analytics processes.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Risk Management, Quantitative Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulations, Lending, Investment Portfolio Management, Investment Analysis, Due Diligence, Credit Risk, Business Strategy
  • Project Finance Manager

    2004 - 2005
    Rosan Finance
    • Organized and managed three $3-6 million debt financing transactions for infrastructure projects in telecommunications and transportation; was involved in all parts of the process from the preparation of the initial investment proposal to the closing financing with banking syndicate.
    • Built project financing models and performed financial analysis for debt repayment and profitability; forecasted the cash flow and identified the default risk.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Transaction Structuring, Risk Management, Project Finance, P&L Forecasting, Market Research, Investment Analysis, Industry Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Credit Risk, Cash Flow Forecasting, Capital Structuring
  • Senior Financial Analyst

    2003 - 2004
    Bank Elektronika
    • Analyzed the financial statements and performed due diligence on companies in the construction, manufacturing, and telecommunications sectors; prepared projections for companies’ ability to service debt.
    • Monitored the portfolio companies’ performance; adjusted the risk ratings based on the qualitative assessment and quantitative analysis.
    Focus areas: Transaction Structuring, Risk Management, Portfolio Analysis, P&L Forecasting, Market Research, Lending, Investment Portfolio Management, Investment Analysis, Industry Analysis, Financial Statements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Debt Structuring, Credit Risk, Cash Flow Forecasting, Capital Structuring, Business Strategy
  • Senior Research Analyst, Physics Department

    1998 - 2003
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    • Published three scientific papers on the formation and propagation of self-reinforcing electromagnetic waves (solitons) and presented at several national and international conferences.
    • Introduced a new algorithm for numerical simulations which substantially decreased the calculation/modeling time from weeks to days without a loss of precision and quality of simulation.
    Focus areas: Monte Carlo Simulations, Research, Quantitative Analysis

Education

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    2015 - 2017
    CFA Institute - Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) in Finance
    2008 - 2010
    Darden School of Business, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Master's degree in Physics
    1999 - 2001
    Lomonosov Moscow State University - Moscow, Russia
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics
    1995 - 1999
    Lomonosov Moscow State University - Moscow, Russia

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