Michael Louis

Michael Louis

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Member since February 12, 2017
A Wharton graduate, Michael has executed billions of dollars in debt and equity investments for Goldman Sachs, hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital firms. At PNC Bank, Michael has also led technology and financial integration projects associated with PNC Bank's acquisition of RBC Bank ($3.5 billion) and National City Bank ($5 billion). Michael has advised clients across the US and Europe and now freelances to travel with his family.
Michael is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Education
Select Certifications
Case studies
  • Public Company Valuation and Analysis
    Public Company Valuation and Analysis
  • Entrepreneurial Startup
    Entrepreneurial Startup
  • M&A Transaction
    M&A Transaction
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Markets
Other Expertise
  • CFO
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Pro Forma Financial Statements
  • Project Management
  • Valuation
Employment
  • Interim CFO
    2018 - PRESENT
    Copana Partners
    • Acted as the interim CFO and headed the firm’s investment banking and corporate advisory division focused on private placements, debt and equity capital raising, turnarounds, restructurings, and management and strategy consulting for client companies.
    • Navigated international and US based tax reporting.
    • Led refinancing efforts of European real estate investments.
    • Built the financial valuation models for realized deals and potential investments in private equity deals.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, International Finance, Taxation, Modeling, Private Equity, Capital Raising, Real Estate
  • Managing Director
    2014 - 2018
    Long Short Advisors
    • Led the turnaround of a former $200 million mutual fund company focused on alternative investments and hedge fund strategies.
    • Raised $25 million in early-stage investment from institutional investors.
    • Analyzed and performed due diligence on several investment management companies for partnerships, which resulted in a successful joint venture with a $700 million hedge fund firm.
    • Led the engagement with an investment bank for an M&A transaction.
    • Managed all areas of finance, operations, distribution & sales, business development, compliance, acquisitions, human resources, legal, technology, and strategic growth.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Raising, Budgeting, Compliance, Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Vice President, Technology & Operations
    2009 - 2014
    PNC Bank
    • Spearheaded and managed one of the largest and highest priority PNC technology projects with over 200 employees to improve financial accounting at the bank.
    • Oversaw technology and financial integration projects for the merger and acquisition of both RBC Bank ($3.5 billion) and National City Bank ($5 billion). These transactions made PNC Bank the 5th largest bank in the US.
    • Led a technology project in a complete overhaul of the methods of how the bank measures and scores the credit risk of borrowers—this project influenced the entire operations of the bank.
    • Created the short sale loan modification division at PNC after the financial crisis, saving PNC over $100 million per year.
    • Supervised the financial budgets (technology spend, time allocation of employees and outsourced contractors, and more) for multi-million dollar technology projects.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Project Management, Financial Technology, Technology Projects
  • CFO
    2000 - 2009
    Copana Partners
    • Headed the firm’s investment banking and corporate advisory division focused on private placements, debt and equity capital raising, turnarounds, restructurings, and management and strategy consulting for client companies.
    • Participated as the lead investor in the private equity leveraged buyout (LBO) of a real estate company in Europe.
    • Led the acquisition of the exclusive rights to Tootsie Roll products in parts of Europe.
    • Built the financial valuation models for potential future investments in real estate and private equity deals.
    Focus areas: Private Equity, Leveraged Buyout Model, Real Estate Finance, Business Plan Development, Real Estate Development, Lending, Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Investment Manager
    1996 - 2000
    Goldman Sachs
    • Invested $100 million of the firm's capital in activist investments and long and short equity.
    • Led the post-purchase strategies including debt & equity capital raising, recapitalizations, strategic consulting, operational improvements, marketing improvements, strategic alliances, and potential M&A in order to maximize stock value.
    • Performed discounted cash flow (DCF) and comparable company analyses for potential investments as a buy-side analyst.
    • Focused on investing in and valuation of small and mid-cap value companies, turnarounds, distressed assets, and special situations.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation Analysis, Valuation Modeling, Equity Valuation, Equity Financing, Strategic Investments, Investment Portfolio Management, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Cash Flow Modeling
Education
  • Chief Financial Officer Training in Professional Chief Financial Officer Program Focused on Competencies for a Modern CFO
    2018 - 2019
    Executive Finance Partners - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance
    1992 - 1996
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Certifications
  • CFO Leadership
    FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT
    Executive Finance Partners
  • Project Management
    JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT
    PNC Bank

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