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James Andrew Warner

James Andrew Warner

Dallas, TX, United States
Member since January 29, 2017
James has over 20 years of investment and financial advisory experience at the world's leading hedge funds, private equity funds, and investment banks. His expertise includes investment due diligence, valuation analyses, restructuring advisory, interim management, corporate development strategy, and portfolio risk management. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping a wide array of clients around the world solve complex financial issues.
James is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Services
Other Expertise
  • Capitalization Optimization
  • Due Diligence
  • Hedge Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Strategy
  • Valuation Modeling
  • Portfolio Manager | Managing Director
    2015 - 2016
    Deimos Asset Management, LLC
    • Managed a long/short equities portfolio focused on financial services companies.
    • Demonstrated effective risk management capabilities during periods of severe market stress.
    Focus areas: Investment Management, Hedge Fund, Portfolio Analysis
  • Chief Investment Officer
    2014 - 2015
    Black Ox Capital Management, LLC
    • Founded successfully a financial services long/short equity hedge fund.
    • Engaged in extensive marketing with eight prime brokers and over 70 potential institutional investors.
    • Developed business infrastructure and negotiated partnerships with over 20 different service providers.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Investment Management, Financial Risk Assessment, Portfolio Analysis
  • Portfolio Manager
    2011 - 2014
    Citadel Group LLC
    • Managed a $700 million long/short equity portfolio focused on the financial services and financial technology sectors.
    • Developed a repeatable, robust investment process driven by bottoms-up, fundamental stock analysis, and top-down themes.
    • Developed a proprietary sentiment model and additional tools for enhancing investment tracking, screening, and idea development.
    • Produced consistent alpha with low volatility and minimal draw-downs.
    • Built and trained an investment team of highly skilled stock-pickers.
    Focus areas: Investment Management, Portfolio Analysis, Equities, Financial Modeling
  • Managing Director
    2005 - 2011
    Carlson Capital, LP
    • Produced over $60 million of profits during my tenure—driven by bottoms-up, fundamental security analysis, and relative value arbitrage.
    • Managed a $300 million relative value equity portfolio focused on global diversified and consumer financial services.
    • Managed a highly profitable distressed credit portfolio and assisted in developing an out-of-court restructuring plan for a large asset manager.
    • Served as a managing partner of an activist strategy that partnered with management teams to enhance their investor relations strategies and optimize their capital allocation strategies.
    • Acted as the founding member of firm's valuation committee and led the valuation monitoring for all level 2 assets and level 3 assets in the energy, insurance, and aircraft sectors.
    Focus areas: Equities, Investment Management, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Risk Assessment
  • Associate
    2003 - 2005
    The Blackstone Group, LP
    • Advised corporate clients on Chapter 11 and out-of-court reorganization plan development. Clients included Exide Technologies, WorldCom, Bally Total Fitness, New World Pasta, and Solutia.
    • Developed business plans, valuation models, creditor recovery analyses, and implemented the critical cash management processes including 13-week cash flow analyses.
    • Analyzed and developed critical vendor lists and other financial models relevant to first-day motions.
    • Advised DIP lenders and pre-petition lenders on DIP amendments, business performance, and priming lien issues.
    • Evaluated and created effective sales processes of non-core assets.
    • Assisted the preparation and development of expert witness testimony on valuation and reorganization plan development issues.
    Focus areas: Restructuring, Financial Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Chief Financial Officer
    2000 - 2001
    Ikibi, Inc.
    • Managed the company's finances, including accounting and treasury functions.
    • Developed and delivered the business plan and all relevant investor presentations that lead to raising a Series A round.
    • Structured the core technology transfer agreement with Harvard University.
    Focus areas: Capital Raising, Negotiations, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Director of Business Development
    1999 - 2000
    • Created the financial services business line.
    • Negotiated and managed 11 strategic partnerships, including American Express, Merrill Lynch, MBNA, AIG, Microsoft, and Federated.
    Focus areas: Business Plan Development
  • Associate
    1997 - 1999
    TPG Capital
    • Acquired the largest bank in Korea in a classic good bank/bad bank strategy.
    • Acquired J.Crew and assisted with operational turnaround; created significant EBITDA improvement through accounting analysis and operational due diligence.
    • Engaged in the financial valuation and acquisition due diligence of numerous companies across different continents.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Modeling, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Capital Raising
  • Analyst
    1995 - 1997
    Credit Suisse First Boston
    • Supported 15 high-yield bond and equity offerings.
    • Provided financial market guidance for a variety of clients in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.
    Focus areas: Investment Banking
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    2001 - 2003
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in International Relations
    1992 - 1995
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Completed courses in General Undergraduate Studies
    1991 - 1992
    The College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, Virginia
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