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Keith Fernandez

Keith Fernandez

Orlando, FL, United States
Member since January 26, 2017
Keith is now available for hire
Keith Fernandez

Keith Fernandez

Orlando, FL, United States
Member since January 26, 2017
A Harvard graduate pursuing his MBA at Wharton, Keith has executed numerous debt, equity, and M&A transactions and investments for global Fortune 500 corporations while working at leading Wall Street investment banks (Merrill Lynch) and private equity firms (KKR). He's an award-winning entrepreneur who enjoys freelancing to help advise clients on complex capital raising, M&A, corporate finance, and venture capital projects and transactions.
Keith is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Capital Markets
  • Healthcare
Other Expertise
  • Capital Raising
  • Capital Structure Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fundraising
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
Employment
  • Founder | CEO
    2014 - 2017
    National Diagnostic Solutions
    • Founded National Diagnostic Solutions LLC (NDS), a healthcare startup focused on diagnostic imaging (Natdiagnostic.com); also acted as CEO and was responsible for overseeing the strategic initiatives, maintaining client relationships, and directing operations.
    • Solely created a rapidly growing enterprise that expanded key diagnostic operations in 6 states across the East Coast—serving over 50 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 as a top-five startup by the Central Florida Bright House Regional Business Awards.
    Focus areas: Growth Capital Raising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue Optimization, Budgeting, Financial Modeling
  • 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 both public and private fundamental credit and equity analysis/due diligence as a member of the Capital Solutions Group (CSG)—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.
    • Worked as the lead associate supporting the deal team—including the development of capital structure and execution of the capital raise for a $3.5 billion equity private placement.
    Focus areas: Capital Structure, Capital Raising, Financial Modeling, Debtor & Creditor Management, Equity Research, Mergers & Acquisitions, Three Statement Operating Model
  • Leveraged Finance Analyst
    2011 - 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: Capital Structure, Capital Raising, Financial Modeling, Three Statement Operating Model, Debt, Leverage Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance
    2017 - 2018
    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree with honors in Economics
    2006 - 2010
    Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA
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