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Jerome Elfassy

Jerome Elfassy

New York, NY, United States
Member since January 8, 2017
After working as a credit prop trader for 7 years, co-managing a $12 billion corporate bond portfolio, and co-founding Festicket, Jerome started freelancing, building financial models, consulting for capital raising and acting as an external CFO. He has extensive experience working closely with founders of US and European eCommerce and media companies, helping them develop the necessary tools to financially structure their growth.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Retail & Wholesale
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • eCommerce
  • Europe
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Media
  • Startups
Employment
  • Part-Time CFO
    Keli Network Inc.
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Developed and frequently updated the forecast model.
    • Advised and worked closely with CEO for multiple fundraising events for the company.
    • Developed internal tools to automate investor reporting.
    • Developed internal tools to automate month-end reporting.
    • Developed internal tools to optimize the journalists' planning.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Financial Reporting, Growth Capital Raising, Business Plan Development
  • Co-Founder, Part-Time CFO
    Festicket
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Worked closely with the CEO on the closing of a $6M Series B round.
    • Developed tools to automate the month-end reports.
    • Developed tools to automate the investor reports.
    • Created the company from scratch with 2 co-founders, raising a seed round of $600K.
    • Advised on the recruitment of finance employees.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting
  • Financial Consultant
    Les Eclaireuses
    2017 - 2017
    • Built a tool for monthly monitoring/reporting.
    • Analyzed the FY 2016 to help the CEO make investment decisions.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling
  • Consultant
    Gelmart International
    2016 - 2017
    • Worked on analysing the cost, risk, and reward of launching a direct-to-consumer line of clothes, for a company which has been doing wholesale for the past 60 years.
    • Built a financial model with multiple assumptions and scenarios.
    • Worked closely with the management to explain the mechanics of direct-to-consumer online sales (customer acquisition cost, lifetime value, contribution margin, acquisition funnels, and more).
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling
  • Portfolio Manager
    Saiers Capital
    2014 - 2015
    • Developed the credit trading portfolio.
    • Structured a $10M funding deal with an Israeli company; a payment solution enabling merchants to offer free monthly installment plans to their customers.
    • Structured a deal with a logistics "last-mile" company, working with Amazon (for their Prime offer in NY) and with private companies.
    Focus areas: Portfolio Analysis, Venture Funding
  • Vice President
    BNP Paribas
    2009 - 2014
    • Co-managed a $12 billion portfolio of US corporate bonds.
    • Started from scratch and built out a portfolio of long/short US credit derivative swaps.
    Focus areas: Portfolio Analysis
Education
  • Master's degree in Mathematics in Finance
    New York University - New York, NY, USA
    2007 - 2008
  • Master's degree in Mathematics & Finance
    École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées - Paris, France
    2006 - 2008
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics & Finance
    École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées - Paris, France
    2004 - 2006
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