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Hudson Cashdan

Hudson Cashdan

New York, NY, United States
Member since December 2, 2016
Hudson has a broad financial experience: trader, hedge fund equity analyst and PM, middle-market private equity associate, and director of finance for an enterprise SaaS startup. His strength is in thinking strategically about while focusing on the immediate details of a business or transaction. As a freelancer, he enjoys exposure to a range of industries and business models while working with innovative management teams to advance solutions.
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Career Highlights
Case studies
Software Expertise
  • Bloomberg
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Other Expertise
  • Blockchain
  • Economics
  • Enterprise Startups
  • Excel Modeling
  • SaaS
  • Three Statement Operating Model
  • Director, Finance
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Oversaw a successful $1M+ growth capital raise.
    • Built from the bottom-up a financial model including forecast scenarios around net income and cash flow.
    • Cleaned up the capitalization table and in process of migrating to e-shares.
    • Identified and screened eventual investors and negotiated terms.
    • Worked with legal counterparts to negotiate and edit investment documents.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Growth Capital Raising, Budgeting, Investor Communications
  • Financial and Business Development Advisor
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Identified several investors who came in at various stages and/or will be coming in at the next stage (capital introduction).
    • Built a financial model using top-down assumptions. Currently revising to incorporate data around ROI on marketing and sales resources.
    • Helped to identify a new product line that is currently the focus of the business (excess inventory); business model rationalization.
    • Created forward budgets under various financing scenarios.
    • Worked with leaders of logistics/operations, marketing, sales, and technology to model resource needs and return on investment (where possible).
    Focus areas: Business Plan Development, Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Investor Communications
  • Analyst
    2011 - 2013
    Glenwood Capital
    • Evaluated businesses and determined optimal investment structures based on enterprise value and deal feasibility.
    • Originated a presentation used to educate current financial partners then worked towards obtaining LOI and term-sheet and set up a data room for conducting due diligence.
    • Negotiated terms working with management and legal on both sides of transactions.
    • Worked on transactions that typically involved companies with $5-30M in EBITDA—either raising capital for growth or acquisitions, or selling a controlling interest.
    • Sourced deals using network of attorneys, accountants, entrepreneurs, and advisors.
    Focus areas: Mezzanine, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nanodegree in Business Analyst
    2017 - 2018
    Udacity - Remote
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Finance
    2012 - 2017
    Chartered Financial Analyst - New York, NY, USA
  • Advanced graduate degree in Real Estate
    2002 - 2003
    New York University - New York, NY, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    1996 - 2000
    Lafayette College - Easton, PA, USA
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