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Kiel LaFrance

Kiel LaFrance

New York, NY, United States
Member since September 28, 2016
As an investment banker and now the head of a financial modeling team at S&P Global, Kiel has advised and built thousands of models for clients ranging from investment banks to small corporations. He has experience in various models and modeling techniques—with an emphasis on valuation, projections, and competitor analysis. Due to his experience in financial modeling, Kiel served as a judge in the first ever Financial Modeling Championships.
Kiel is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Case studies
Software Expertise
  • Capital IQ
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Corporate Finance
  • DCF Modeling
  • Three Statement Operating Model
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Head of Americas Financial Modeling & Desktop Application Specialists
    2009 - PRESENT
    S&P Global Market Intelligence
    • Built thousands of models for clients.
    • Managed all application specialist operations related to desktop products in the Americas, the company’s largest geographic sector.
    • Presented frequently thought leadership and training sessions at our largest seminars and to our largest clients.
    • Managed three direct reports in New York City, one in Denver, and the regional manager for a 40-member team in Hyderabad, India.
    • Worked as the leading member of the product development group for a new functionality in Microsoft Office.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling
  • Organizer & Judge
    2012 - 2016
    ModelOff Financial Modeling World Championships
    • Worked as the member of the question design team.
    • Worked as a judge & figurehead for the competition.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Financial Analyst
    2007 - 2009
    Rothschild
    • Advised companies on various strategic alternatives, private placements, mergers, acquisitions, and equity sales.
    • Worked in various industries included energy, mining, and transportation.
    • Built detailed financial models to analyze accretion/dilution, enterprise and equity value, internal rates of return, pro forma equity ownership, and petroleum & coal reserves.
    • Performed valuations of companies and joint venture interests; techniques included discounted cash flow, comparable company, precedent transaction, leveraged buyout, and sum-of-the-parts analyses.
    • Built a large three statement operating and valuation model for a coal company operating various mines.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Working Capital Management, Comparable Company Analysis, Capital Structure Analysis, Business Plan Development, Revenue & Expense Projections, Three Statement Operating Model
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management with a Concentration in Finance
    2003 - 2006
    Babson College - Wellesley, MA, USA
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