Jack Barker

Jack Barker

Washington, DC, United States
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Jack Barker

Jack Barker

Washington, DC, United States
Member since April 14, 2017
Jack is a former McKinsey Partner and Carlyle Group Principal with 30 years of international experience. He has been President, CFO, or COO of 2 Carlyle companies and 4 others. He is a finance, strategy, and operations expert with deep experience in telecom, financial services, data centers, and manufacturing. Jack enjoys freelancing because it allows him to work on a wide-variety of issues for companies of all sizes and many industries.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
Other Expertise
  • Brazil
  • CFO
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Project Finance
Employment
  • President | Vice Chairman
    SmartSenseCom, Inc.
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Raised over $4 million of investment capital.
    • Led all financial planning, analysis, accounting, and tax activity for the company.
    • Won significant development contracts with Oak Ridge and Savannah River National Laboratories and Bonneville Power Administration.
    Focus areas: Profit and Loss, Business Development, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, Capital Raising
  • Founder | Managing Director
    The DC Capital Group
    2009 - PRESENT
    • Developed a financial model, identified financing, and negotiated final terms for €90 million off-shore construction vessel.
    • Advised a client on the present value of legacy pension costs and developed plan to mitigate impact on overall company value.
    • Developed a business model for a spin-out of an off-shore wind business; found buyers and negotiated sale.
    • Created a valuation model, located buyers, and negotiated terms for overall business divestiture by family office.
    Focus areas: Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Pension Liability Reduction, Capital Raising, Corporate Finance
  • Founder | Managing Director
    Matapeake Partners
    2007 - 2009
    • Raised $2.3 million from institutional investors.
    • Controlled 3 data center assets as seed portfolio for European Data Center investment fund.
    • Constructed detailed financial models for multiple data center acquisitions and brownfield developments.
    • Served as operating partner for European data center; including all the capital investment planning and debt financing.
    • Marketed a data center private equity fund extensively to global institutions.
    Focus areas: Data Center Investment, Financial Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising
  • Principal
    The Carlyle Group
    2001 - 2007
    • Spearheaded the development and deal flow for a $1 billion global financial services investment fund.
    • Led the financial restructuring of a $1.2 billion public environmental services company.
    • Started a wireless telecommunications company in Hawaii.
    • Wrote detailed investment committee proposals—including market assessments, cash flow models, and capital structure options.
    Focus areas: Financial Services Investing , Debt Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation Modeling, Cash Flow Management, Operating Partner
  • CFO
    Digiplex, Inc.
    2001 - 2001
    • Restructured a €110 million debt facility with a consortium of 7 international banks.
    • Facilitated follow-on equity investments from private U.S. shareholders through a legal web of 10 different Western European countries and more than 10 global subsidiaries.
    • Avoided €55 million of contracted equipment costs made redundant by industry downturn.
    • Reduced the SG&A by 50%. Consolidated offices, divested assets and replaced operating management.
    • Created all the financial plans and analysis required to support the shareholders, bank negotiations, and contract negotiations.
    Focus areas: Contract Negotiations, Treasury, ERP Systems, Financial Planning and Analysis, Sales Forecasts, Debt Restructuring
  • COO
    OpenWebs, Inc.
    2000 - 2000
    • Raised over $6 million in seed financing.
    • Negotiated a $5 million contract with a major global tire supplier.
    • Budgeted and managed the cash flow for company continuity and legal compliance after 2,000 market crash.
    • Led a team of 50 software engineers and support personnel.
    Focus areas: Debtor & Creditor Management, Cash Flow Management, Product Development, Capital Raising
  • Partner
    McKinsey & Co.
    1988 - 2000
    • Led the strategy, performance improvement, and regulatory projects for multi-national companies and governments throughout the world.
    • Served as an economic advisor to the Brazilian Minister of Telecommunications for the re-regulation and privatization of Telebras. Developed pricing and investment models that led to regulatory framework, which tripled Brazilian teledensity in less than 5 years.
    • Built a comprehensive interactive pricing model for 3 competing grades of fiber-based packaging as key input to paper mill investment decision.
    • Served as an advisor to Ecuador's Minister of Finance during 1999 currency crisis. Built banking industry models which demonstrated system-wide insolvency and the impending liquidity crisis.
    Focus areas: Financial services, Telecommunications, Consumer Products, Retail, Pulp and Paper
  • Manufacturing Engineer
    Motorola
    1984 - 1986
    • Conceived and executed a statistical product design approach that reduced yield loss by 80%.
    • Isolated a failure mechanism in a critical component—leading to redesign that reduced component cost by more than 50%.
    Focus areas: Six Sigma, Plant Floor Productivity, Microelectronics Manufacturing
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management and Finance
    Harvard Business School - Boston, MA, USA
    1986 - 1988
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science
    Duke University - Durham, NC, USA
    1980 - 1984
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