Kevin Marra, Finance Expert in St. Augustine, FL, United States
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Kevin Marra

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
St. Augustine, FL, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 25, 2022

Kevin is a sell-side M&A advisor to founders of IT consulting firms. Since he only works with IT consulting companies, Kevin knows the current multiples for both financial and strategic buyers, how to tailor your sales strategy to specific buyers, and how to run a sales process that benefits the seller.

Career Highlights

Due Diligence Specialist
Slingshot Strategy Co.

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Kellogg School of Management
Bachelor's Degree
University of Connecticut

Case Studies

Work Experience

Due Diligence Specialist

2014 - PRESENT
Slingshot Strategy Co.
  • Acted as an independent consultant on operational improvement engagements.
  • Collaborated with the executives of smaller corporations on M&A strategy, due diligence, deal structuring, and post-acquisition integration.
  • Oversaw market growth, market segmentation, sales force effectiveness, product and pricing, competitive landscape, industry viability, new entrants, and revenue impacts.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Associate Partner

2001 - 2014
IBM
  • Served as a process improvement consultant to standardize business processes for General Motors portfolio brands worldwide. This work was performed for GM's service operations group and was heavily operations and finance-focused.
  • Acted as a process and configuration analyst for large SAP projects.
  • Transitioned to a strategy and operations expert for eCommerce, supply chain, and service parts clients.
  • Oversaw the career development of ten senior manager-level consultants and had project-based responsibility for a staff of 50+ project-based resources.
  • Started as a college hire analyst and was promoted to associate partner level.
Focus areas: M&A Strategy
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Kellogg School of Management - Evanston, Illinois, United States

1997 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

University of Connecticut - Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), M&A (Sell-side)

Other

M&A Strategy, Business Services, Sales Growth, Negotiation, Board Presentations, Client Presentations, Due Diligence Consultant, Sales, SAP

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