Nicolas Trojanowski, Finance Expert in Miami, FL, United States
Nicolas Trojanowski

Finance Expert in Miami, FL, United States

Member since July 14, 2021
Nicolas is a financial engineer who coordinated over 40 debt finance transactions totaling $17 billion+ in the tax structured finance business in the US and Europe at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. Nicolas offers a unique skill set in finance and project management. He advises on financial modeling, FP&A, financial operations, regulatory projects, and CFO services. In consulting, Nicolas' goal is to transform his clients' visions into financial performance.
Nicolas is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Case studies

Expertise

Employment

  • Fractional CFO

    2021 - PRESENT
    SportsMash by Compete | Wow Sports Network, Inc.
    • Provided guidance to the CEO and management team with regards to all financial implications of the project.
    • Created financial forecast models to support pitches to investors.
    • Analyzed investor deal proposals to assess optimal long-term execution strategies.
    Focus areas: Startups, Financial Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Financial Analysis, Sports & Athletics, Three-statement Modeling
  • Finance Expert | Consultant

    2021 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Transformed clients’ visions into financial performance by delivering strategic financial services in financial modeling, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), data analysis, valuation, financing underwriting, and fundraising.
    • Led successful multi-million dollar fundraising for a PEP client leading a commercial real-estate B-Corp project in Southern California.
    • Engineered exhaustive sales forecast models for strategic top-tier Amazon sellers using Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA).
    Focus areas: Fractional CFO, Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Design Thinking, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Valuation, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Startups, Fixed Income, Sports & Athletics, Debt Structuring, Structured Finance, Structured Products, Three-statement Modeling
  • Founder | CFO and Project Manager

    2017 - 2020
    Comonity
    • Conducted all financial, regulatory, and operational aspects of a start-up company launching an innovative B to C digital marketplace in the sports technology industry.
    • Administered all financial aspects of the business, including FP&A, financial modeling, and financial control.
    • Elaborated a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) to raise equity financing from investors.
    • Managed the conception and launch of the digital marketplace.
    • Rapidly expanded the client base by executing customer success strategies, generating exceptionally high conversion rates of 17%, and attaining optimized user acquisition costs.
    Focus areas: Startups, Business Development, Financial Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Regulatory Analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Tax Structured Finance, Design Thinking, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Financial Analysis, Sports & Athletics, Three-statement Modeling
  • Project Manager | Regulatory Projects | Structured Finance

    2016 - 2016
    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
    • Reduced regulatory risk over a multi-billion dollar deal portfolio by conducting data analysis, creating operational controls, and implementing procedures.
    • Led regulatory projects involving FATCA, EMIR, Volcker Rule, Basel III, FGDR, and liquidity risk management.
    • Performed quantitative analysis over large data set to optimize balance sheet usage liquidity ratios for the bank.
    Focus areas: Structured Finance, Structured Products, Asset Securitization, Regulations, Regulatory Analysis, Tax Structured Finance, Design Thinking, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Debt Financing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Valuation, Risk, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Debt, Fixed Income, Debt Structuring
  • Senior Transaction Manager | Tax Structured Finance

    2011 - 2016
    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
    • Increased business performance by securing the bank's operational environment, allowing business to grow in volume and complexity.
    • Led the closing and management of 15 tax structured finance deals from $50 million to over $5 billion.
    • Administered ten Luxembourg-based Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs): P&L forecasts, cash-flow management, financial reporting, and covenant supervision.
    • Optimized transactions' profitability by creating cash flow forecast models.
    • Improved monitoring of financial risks related to hedging, credit risk, and financial instruments valuation.
    • Reduced operational losses by implementing and performing financial and operational controls.
    • Demonstrated proven problem-solving skills by developing and implementing deal management workflows and procedures within the bank.
    Focus areas: Tax Structured Finance, Structured Finance, Fixed Income, Financial Modeling, Regulatory Analysis, Design Thinking, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Debt Financing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Valuation, Risk, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Debt, Debt Structuring, Structured Products, Three-statement Modeling
  • Associate | Structured Products Engineer | Tax Structured Finance

    2008 - 2011
    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
    • Led quantitative analysis and coordinated the closing process of over 15 billion-dollar tax structured finance transactions.
    • Raised $1 billion in strategic funding for the bank during the 2008 financial crisis by obtaining a AAA-rating from Moody's for a $1.3 billion CDO securitization structure, then pledging underlying securities to the Federal Reserve Bank.
    • Optimized profitability of multi-million dollar transactions by building exhaustive cash flow models and emphasizing tax-leveraged P&L analysis.
    • Decreased financial and operational risks by delivering ingenious booking solutions for exotic financial products.
    • Guided the relationship with internal and external stakeholders: Clients, CPA firms, and legal and tax advisors.
    Focus areas: Tax Structured Finance, Structured Finance, Structured Products, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Equity Financing, Financial Modeling, Regulatory Analysis, Design Thinking, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Debt Financing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Valuation, Risk, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Debt, Debt Structuring, Three-statement Modeling
  • Analyst | Agency & Transaction Management | Tax Structured Finance

    2004 - 2008
    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
    • Created and operated a middle office operations team to manage the tax structured finance business for the bank's New York branch.
    • Secured the bank's operational environment by creating procedures, controls, and profitability models to manage a 15-deal portfolio totaling over $8 billion.
    • Managed the financial reporting of over ten US-based special purpose vehicles (SPVs): Cash flow management, monthly accounting closing, P&L reconciliation, tax returns filing, and audit of accounts.
    • Recruited, trained, and mentored three team members, securing the team to allow the business to grow.
    Focus areas: Structured Finance, Tax Structured Finance, Financial Modeling, Regulatory Analysis, Design Thinking, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Debt Financing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Valuation, Risk, Financial Analysis, Investment Banking, Debt, Fixed Income, Debt Structuring, Structured Products, Three-statement Modeling

Education

  • Master's Degree in Financial Engineering and Tax Strategy
    2003 - 2004
    University of Paris 1 | Pantheon-Sorbonne - Paris, France
  • Bachelor's Degree in Banking, Finance & Insurance
    2000 - 2003
    Superior School of Finance (ESF) | University of Cergy - Cergy, France

Certifications

  • FMVA | Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst
    DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Corporate Finance Institute
  • Life, Annuity, and Health 0215
    FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    Florida Department of Financial Services
  • How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    University of London
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
    University of Virginia
  • How to Start a Startup (Non-graduating Class)
    MARCH 2017 - PRESENT
    Stanford Online University
  • Passed CFA Examination Level 1
    JUNE 2016 - PRESENT
    CFA institute

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