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Juba Tsuladze

Juba Tsuladze

London, United Kingdom
Member since February 7, 2017
Juba is the founder of angioClast—a Cambridge-based biotech startup focused on cancer research. Prior to entrepreneurship, Juba was a seasoned CFO with multi-industry experience and has worked on projects ranging from an equity sale in a $150 million telecom company to the turnaround of a $50 million hotel business. He joined the Toptal network to resolve diverse challenges in FP&A, M&A, buy-outs, and strategic analysis.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
Other Expertise
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • LBO Modeling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Employment
  • CFO
    Tegeta Motors
    2016 - 2017
    • Led turnaround of group’s failing hotel & resort business—resulting in 35% year-on-year profitability increase.
    • Added incremental annual profits of $1.5M via a spin-out and launch of the group’s leasing business unit.
    • Finalized the integration of a SAP ERP system and transfer of financial reporting into a business intelligence system.
    • Decreased the company’s cash cycle by 25 days and saved $13M in working capital need by initiating changes to group’s controls over inventory management and trade receivables administration.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation Modeling, Budgeting, Business Plan Development, Capital Raising, Comparable Company Analysis, Due Dilligence, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Mergers & Acquisitions, Investor Communications, Profitability Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Working Capital Management, Capital Structure Analysis, Interest Rate Risk, Financial Risk Assessment
  • Senior Financial Advisor
    United Nations Development Programme
    2016 - 2016
    • Devised the operational and financial aspects of a 2015-2016 action plan for the implementation of a Georgian national human rights strategy.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Strategy
  • Principal Consultant
    Alpha Consulting
    2015 - 2016
    • Led a syndicated real estate co-financing deal with a local PE firm and Georgian sovereign fund.
    • Developed the Georgian market entry strategy for an international pharma company—Alkaloid SA.
    • Led the cost optimization project for a luxury home-decor retailer—Coincasa.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Analysis, Private Equity, Business Improvements, Financial Planning
  • Strategy Advisor
    Axelos
    2015 - 2015
    • Developed the academia market project that included top-down analysis of key markets, detailed entry strategy, and product portfolio optimization.
    • Estimated the risks and analyzed scenarios using Monte Carlo and decision trees.
    Focus areas: Business Planning, Business Development, Market Entry Strategy, Financial Planning
  • Finance Director
    Public Service Hall
    2013 - 2014
    • Led PSH’s carve-out transaction.
    • Achieved +$1.6M savings in standalone costs by discontinuing non-value added projects, optimizing procurement, and implementing an activity-based cost management system.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Carve-Out
  • CFO
    Delta-Comm
    2012 - 2013
    • Led the sale transaction of Delta Comm’s minority stake to Georgia’s sovereign fund—including, conducting sell-side due-diligence and a business valuation (DCF & comps) at US$150M.
    • Led the strategic development project, requiring $105M in CAPEX, increasing the number of broadband end-users by 300K and raised initial investment need of US$17M by debt-financing from a local commercial bank.
    • Led the finance transformation initiatives which included an integration of 1C ERP and redesign of the FP&A procedures, and resulted in increased cost control and higher visibility of business processes.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Planning, Valuations, Budgeting, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Financial Risk Assessment, Financial Benchmarking, Revenue & Expense Projections, Ratio Analysis, Fundraising, Investor Communications, Working Capital Management, Capital Structure Analysis
  • Investment Director
    Real Invest
    2010 - 2011
    • Achieved IRR +25% after leading an end-to-end investment process in 3 commercial real estate deals; managed the team of analysts and external consultants and liaised with shareholders on proposed transactions.
    • Generated $7M incremental return by leading to the sale transaction of a boutique of 19th century buildings to foreign investors.
    • Raised successfully more than $30M in equity and debt financing from family office of UHNWI and local commercial banks.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Development, Investment Management, Capital Raising, Investor Communications, Three Statement Operating Model, Fund Analysis, Financial Modeling, Financial Risk Assessment, Financial Reporting, Buy-Outs
  • Interim CFO
    Begi Company
    2009 - 2010
    • Reduced the conversion costs by 30% and increased EBITDA by 7% in 1 year by enhancing supply chain efficiency, and finalized an $11M expansion project that increased the daily manufacturing capacity by 350 tons.
    Focus areas: Turnaround, Corporate Restructuring, Business Planning
Education
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma Methodology
    Cambridge Judge Business School | University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK
    2015 - 2015
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration
    Cambridge Judge Business School | University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK
    2014 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Administration
    Caucasus University - Tbilisi, Georgia
    2004 - 2007
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