Nicolas Perez, Finance Expert in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Nicolas Perez

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
October 28, 2022

Nicolas is a finance expert who has played a crucial role in high-level decision-making using complex financial models. He has over 10 years of experience in research, consulting, and policy formulation in the private and public sectors. His diverse professional background is due to his inherently curious nature and willingness to accept new challenges. Nicolas is a fast learner and a team player who eagerly seeks freelancing as a career path to explore even more challenges.

Career Highlights

Consultant
Independent
Director
Secretariat for Strategic Affairs, Argentinian Presidency
Credit Risk Analyst
JPMorgan Chase

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
Bachelor's Degree
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Consultant

2016 - PRESENT
Independent
  • Assisted early-stage and pre-seed startups in developing presentations, market sizing, financial projections, and business model fine-tuning.
  • Developed M&A screening strategies for medium and large corporations.
  • Performed market analysis and financial modeling and applied relevant findings.
  • Conducted international economic research on debt and global capital markets for clients in the private and public sectors.
Focus areas: Business Development, Competitive Strategy, Finance, Economics, Global Macro Strategy, Investment Research, Public Policy, International Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research & Analysis, Strategic Planning & Execution, Credit Risk, Global Banking, Strategy, Microeconomics, Trade, Analysis, History, Politics, Debt, Startup Consulting, Startups, Management, International Development & Economics, Market Research, Equity Research, DCF Modeling, Risk Modeling, Finance Reports, Leveraged Finance, Startup Growth Strategy Development, Business Cases, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), eCommerce, Budgeting, CFO, Capital Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, Cash Flow, Retail & Wholesale, Inventory Management, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Cash Flow Analysis, IRR, Fundraising, Pitch Decks, Blockchain, Data Analysis, Financial Data, Data Visualization, Market Research Analyst, Debt Analysis, Controller, CIM, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM)

Director

2020 - 2022
Secretariat for Strategic Affairs, Argentinian Presidency
  • Conducted research on several topics such as finance, international trade, energy, transportation, infrastructure, technology, capital markets, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and economic development.
  • Led a two full-time employee internal team and oversaw three external consulting teams of roughly five people each.
  • Headed the productivity with social cohesion team at the Argentinian Presidency's Economic and Social Council, establishing bonds with trade chambers, workers' unions, international organizations, and nearly 10 public agencies.
Focus areas: International Finance, Strategy, Economics, Public Policy, Global Banking, Finance, Business Development, Global Macro Strategy, Investment Research, Market Research & Analysis, Strategic Planning & Execution, Credit Risk, Trade, Analysis, History, Politics, Debt, Management, International Development & Economics, Market Research, Equity Research, DCF Modeling, Finance Reports, Leveraged Finance, Business Cases, Forecasting, Cash Flow Analysis, Pitch Decks, Blockchain, Financial Data, Market Research Analyst, Debt Analysis

Economist

2017 - 2019
National Commission for the Defense of Competition
  • Conducted deep competitive analysis research on ports, airports, fuel, land transportation, and retail industries.
  • Led interviews with C-level executives from relevant market stakeholders.
  • Developed the competition authority advocacy strategy with the private sector, government agencies, and international organizations.
Focus areas: Competitive Strategy, Economics, Competition Research, Microeconomics, Transportation & Logistics, Trade, Business Development, Investment Research, Public Policy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Market Research & Analysis, Strategic Planning & Execution, Analysis, Politics, International Development & Economics, Market Research, Forecasting, Market Research Analyst

Credit Risk Analyst

2013 - 2015
JPMorgan Chase
  • Performed customer due diligence and financial analysis on clients belonging to various financial institutions, including asset managers and hedge funds.
  • Set or modified credit facilities and credit ratings for reviewed clients.
  • Participated in several deals developing transaction packages.
Focus areas: Finance, Credit Risk, Global Banking, Business Development, Economics, Global Macro Strategy, Investment Research, International Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Strategic Planning & Execution, Private Equity, Analysis, Debt, Equity Research, DCF Modeling, Risk Modeling, Finance Reports, Leveraged Finance, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Cash Flow Analysis, IRR, Pitch Decks, Financial Data, Debt Analysis, Controller, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM)

Junior Consultant

2012 - 2013
TheMindCo
  • Developed a competitive strategy for Fortune 500 companies in the US and Latin America.
  • Cooperated with private equity funds and investment banks with M&A and private equity exit strategies in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.
  • Constructed complex market sizing and elasticity simulation models for new market entries and developed detailed and segmented market sizing analyses.
  • Conducted market research and analysis on the pharmaceutical industry and the massive consumer goods competitive landscape.
Focus areas: Business Development, Competitive Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Finance, Economics, Investment Research, Market Research & Analysis, Strategic Planning & Execution, Strategy, Trade, Analysis, Startup Consulting, Startups, Management, Market Research, DCF Modeling, Startup Growth Strategy Development, Business Cases, Forecasting, IRR, Fundraising, Pitch Decks, Market Research Analyst, Debt Analysis
2017 - 2018

Master's Degree in Political Economy

Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) - Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - Buenos Aires, Argentina

JUNE 2015 - PRESENT

CFA Level 2 Exam Certification

CFA Institute

Finance

Global Macro Strategy, International Finance, Debt, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting, Debt Analysis, Credit Risk, Market Research, Equity Research, Fundraising, Controller, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Microeconomics, Budgeting, CFO, Capital Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, Cash Flow, Blockchain, Data Analysis

Data & Analysis Software

Financial Data

Industry Expertise

Retail & Wholesale, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM)

Other

Finance, Economics, Public Policy, Market Research & Analysis, Strategic Planning & Execution, Strategy, Management, International Development & Economics, eCommerce, Market Research Analyst, Business Development, Competitive Strategy, Investment Research, DCF Modeling, Risk Modeling, Finance Reports, Leveraged Finance, Startup Growth Strategy Development, Business Cases, Cash Flow Analysis, IRR, Pitch Decks, Global Banking, Competition Research, Transportation & Logistics, Trade, Analysis, History, Politics, Startup Consulting, Startups, Inventory Management, Headcount Management, Consumer Electronics, Data Visualization, CIM

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