Keith Fernandez, Finance Expert in Orlando, FL, United States
Keith Fernandez

Finance Expert in Orlando, FL, United States

Member since April 13, 2017
A Harvard economics graduate, Keith is a seasoned financial consultant who has helped clients grow their businesses and successfully raise over $4.5 billion. He has executed numerous complex financial transactions for startups and Fortune 500 corporations while working at leading Wall Street investment banks like Merrill Lynch and private equity firms like KKR. Keith has also served as a chief financial officer (CFO) for a healthcare services company.
Keith is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Industry Expertise

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Healthcare Services
  • Financial Modeling
  • Capital Markets
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Business Technology

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Managing Partner

    2017 - PRESENT
    Monarch Financial Consulting
    • Acted as a VP at an M&A Investment Bank, leading their deal team.
    • Performed the role of an outside investment VP to a large credit hedge fund.
    • Helped as an outside M&A advisor to a large multinational corporation.
    • Acted as a venture capital advisor to a large multinational corporation with an internal VC fund.
    • Served as an Investment Director at a family office.
    • Acted as an outside CFO for a large marine asset management company helping them fundraise and manage their finance department.
    • Employed as a fundraising advisor to a nascent entertainment app that successfully raised $1 million in seed capital.
    • Served as Director of Finance for a mobile app company.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Hedge Funds, Capital Markets, Financial Consultation, Fundraising, Private Equity, Data Analysis, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Finance Director, CFO, Interim CFO, Modeling, Cohort Analysis, Metrics, Compliance
  • Chief Financial Officer

    2014 - 2017
    National Diagnostic Solutions
    • Acted as CFO and was responsible for overseeing all financial functions of the National Diagnostic Solutions LLC (NDS), a healthcare startup focused on diagnostic imaging.
    • Helped create a rapidly growing enterprise that expanded key diagnostic operations in six states across the East Coast—serving over 100 independent physician offices and larger corporate healthcare organizations.
    • Managed and created rapid financial growth in the company expanding services across multiple physician specialties.
    • Provided a wide range of portable diagnostic testing and imaging solutions fighting deadly cardiac, vascular, internal, and neurological diseases in thousands of patients.
    • Received the 2015 National Brillante Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), a leading nonprofit organization, and featured on live TV.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Budgeting, Revenue Optimization, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Growth Capital Raising
  • Private Equity Senior Associate

    2012 - 2014
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
    • Executed and maintained capital markets-related transactions for existing KKR portfolio companies, new leveraged buyouts, and third-party capital raises and syndications.
    • Performed public and private fundamental credit and equity analysis/due diligence as a Capital Solutions Group (CSG) member, a joint venture between KKR Asset Management and KCM.
    • Contributed to the global debt syndication effort for KKR acquisition in India.
    • Presented updates on syndication efforts to KKR Investment Committee regarding deal structure and timing.
    • Served as the lead associate supporting the deal team, including developing capital structure and executing the capital raise for a $3.5 billion equity private placement.
    Focus areas: Three-statement Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Research, Debtor & Creditor Management, Financial Modeling, Capital Raising, Capital Structuring
  • Investment Banking Senior Analyst

    2010 - 2012
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Performed market-based analysis on loan and high-yield market trends including analysis on deal volume, launch flex, secondary pricing, use of proceeds, and leverage levels to facilitate commentary for pitch materials and client discussions.
    • Built and maintained transaction models, prepared internal risk approval memorandums, and drafted marketing documents for $725 million debt financing for Yankee Candle Company.
    • Prepared screening materials, an illustrative financing proposal, and a management presentation to facilitate the $903 million debt financing for Bass Pro Group LLC.
    • Created and maintained transaction model utilized to prepare various internal organizational and marketing materials for $250 million high yield financing for Block Communications, Inc.
    • Drafted screening and financing decks illustrating capital structure alternatives, pro forma capitalization, and proposed covenant packages for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Leveraged Finance, Debt Capital Markets, Three-statement Modeling, Financial Modeling, Capital Raising, Capital Structuring

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
    2017 - 2018
    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    2006 - 2010
    Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA

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