Matthew Robinson, Finance Expert in Nashville, TN, United States
Matthew Robinson

Finance Expert in Nashville, TN, United States

Member since June 26, 2019
A Columbia Business School graduate, Matt has worked for some of the largest hedge funds and private equity funds and was responsible for principal investments in excess of $1 billion. Matt's expertise includes conducting due diligence, producing financial models, and creating memorandums across a wide range of asset classes. Matt joined Toptal to help clients across various industries and maturities with complex finance and investments issues.
Matthew is now available for hire

Career Highlights

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Industry Expertise

  • Accounting Services
  • Finance
  • Lending & Brokerage
  • Software
  • Healthcare Software
  • Financial Modeling
  • Information Technology
  • Industrials

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Financial Advisor

    2021 - PRESENT
    Equitable Trust
    • Served as a financial advisor to families, foundations, and institutions at Equitable Trust, a $3 billion trust and wealth management company, since 2021.
    • Conducted due diligence on managers executing investments in a wide range of strategies, including traditional public markets, hedge funds, real estate, venture capital, and niche areas like billboards and wireless spectrum, among other strategies.
    • Researched and made recommendations on the firm’s clients’ substantial direct stock holding, including structuring for tax optimization.
    • Executed trades on behalf of clients under advisement with full discretion.
    Focus areas: Investing, Financial Modeling, Hedge Funds, Tax Planning, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Valuation, Equity Research, Real Estate, Fundraising, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Credit Analysis
  • Managing Partner

    2016 - PRESENT
    Chatham Investments
    • • Head of finance at Greenwise, a consumer finance fintech company.• • Leading the execution of a $3-5MM Series A equity investment along with a $10MM debt raise.
    • • Led AGI Partners’ successful investment in One Inc, a private insuretech company, including assisting with operational improvements, financial modeling, and executing the sale for $170MM (3.6x) in Jan 2020.
    • • Advises and is a shareholder in Versured, an insuretech company and insurance agency. Duties include financial modeling and fundraising assistance.
    • Co-founded Six Peak, a $400 million real estate firm focused on innovative, tech-enabled strategies such as co-living.
    • Led projects for private companies, including helping turn around a fintech-enabled transportation company impacted by COVID-19.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Value Investing, Investing, Research, Modeling, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Investments, Equity Raises, Advisory, Deal Advisory, Deal Structuring, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Strategy, Financial Modeling, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Private Equity, Equity Research, Real Estate, Fundraising, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Analysis
  • Managing Director and Moderator

    2016 - 2017
    BWG Strategy
    • Led research events, including calls and conferences, for institutional investors managing in excess of $5 trillion in assets.
    • Collaborated directly with clients to refine the focus on companies, both public and private, and industries experiencing the most rapid rate of change or garnering the most investor interest.
    • Managed teams of junior employees across 25+ employees.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Equity Investment, Research, Value Investing, Investing, Finance, Focus Groups, Surveys, Primary Research, Dashboards, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software
  • Partner

    2013 - 2016
    AGI Partners
    • Led deal negotiations, structuring, and financial analysis for the firm's investment in One Inc, an innovative fintech company serving the insurance industry that completed a successful carve-out and primary and secondary financings.
    • Assisted the company with operations, budgeting, hiring, and a capital raise from the three largest strategic investors in the industry at an attractive valuation (unrealized 3.6x/113% IRR).
    • Sourced, evaluated, and executed investments in special situations and lower middle-market private equity opportunities from hundreds of bankers, private equity firms, and family offices.
    • Created detailed financial models and presentations for internal use and external investors and co-investors.
    • Worked with management teams to establish companies' budgets and projected financials.
    • Performed detailed financial and operational due diligence.
    Focus areas: Term Sheet Negotiations, Accounting, Modeling, Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Dashboards, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Strategy, Financial Modeling, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Equity Research, Real Estate, Fundraising, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Analysis
  • Senior Analyst

    2012 - 2013
    Fielder Capital
    • Analyzed prospective investments for eight hedge funds managing in excess of $25 billion.
    • Built detailed financial models, including projections, valuations, unit economics, and KPIs.
    • Conducted primary industry research globally, networking and speaking with industry veterans.
    • Met with prospective investors and clients.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Focus Groups, Surveys, Primary Research, Equity Research, Modeling, Investing, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Private Equity, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Analysis
  • Senior Analyst

    2010 - 2011
    Arch Capital
    • Analyzed investments across industries, geographies, and asset classes for a family office with in excess of $10 billion.
    • Built detailed financial models of both public and private companies, which were core to the investment process for executed investments.
    • Valued companies in multiple geographies and securities across the capital structure, including debt, preferred equity, and equity, among other instruments.
    • Met with management teams of companies under consideration for investment.
    • Sourced and analyzed a successful investment in EXOR Preference shares which generated in excess of 100% return in six months.
    Focus areas: Equity Investment, Value Investing, Investing, Focus Groups, Surveys, Primary Research, Accounting, Research, Modeling, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Private Equity, Equity Research, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Analysis
  • Senior Analyst

    2008 - 2009
    Rainin Group
    • Sourced and analyzed investments across industries, geographies, and security types for a family office with approximately $450 million in assets.
    • Built detailed financial models and authored memos as part of the internal investment process.
    • Co-managed a direct long-short equity portfolio.
    • Sourced and executed investments in distressed real estate, RMBS, CDO of TruPS, and other structured products.
    • Met with and invested in funds in long-short equity, private equity, distressed, structured products, and asset-based strategies.
    Focus areas: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Distressed/Special Situations, Distressed Assets, Structured Products, Budgeting, Focus Groups, Surveys, Primary Research, Accounting, Investing, Modeling, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Equity Research, Negotiation, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Analysis
  • Senior Analyst

    2007 - 2008
    Enso Capital
    • Performed due diligence, including financial forecasting and valuation analyses, on potential investments globally.
    • Conducted one-on-one meetings with CEOs and other C-level executives.
    • Served as a global generalist analyst, generating and researching ideas in both developed and emerging markets.
    Focus areas: Emerging Markets, Hedge Funds, Focus Groups, Surveys, Primary Research, Value Investing, Investing, Accounting, Modeling, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Private Equity, Equity Research, Financial Analysis, Technology, Software, Capital Structure Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Analysis

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance (Value Investing Program)
    2005 - 2007
    Columbia Business School - New York, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Systems Engineering and Economics
    1997 - 2001
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, USA

Certifications

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    AUGUST 2005 - PRESENT
    CFA Institute

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