Patricio Gerardo Sanchez, Finance Expert in Plano, TX, United States
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Patricio Gerardo Sanchez

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Plano, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 15, 2018

Patricio has 30+ years of finance experience and has participated in debt and M&A deals with firms including Heineken, Coca-Cola, Ecolab, JP Morgan, and UBS. He possesses financial leadership experience in manufacturing (Bexel) as well as food & beverage, retail, packaging, and logistics (FEMSA, NYSE: FMX). Freelancing allows him to leverage his expertise in areas such as FP&A, M&A, and project valuation to maximize value for clients.

Career Highlights

Board Member
Alianza Trayecto
Bexel Internacional

Education Highlights

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
Bachelor's Degree
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Case Studies

Work Experience

Board Member

2018 - PRESENT
Alianza Trayecto
  • Was recruited as an independent director for a transportation company with 3,000+ units and 5,400+ employees—advising on the financial and corporate strategy, yearly budgeting, and long-term plan formulation as well as approving any capital investments.
  • Advised the CEO on creating a captive insurer as an alternative to self-insurance which enabled the firm to expand their insurance coverage, lessen risk exposures, and reduce expenses.
Focus areas: Pro Forma Financial Statements, Financial Accounting, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Capital Expenditure Planning, Business Planning, Strategic Planning & Execution, Investments, Corporate Finance, Finance Strategy


2011 - 2017
Bexel Internacional
  • Reorganized a mid-sized business to help capitalize on extensive future growth opportunities which included developing standardized operating policies, methods, and procedures, restructuring the finance department, and adapting the technological platform and information systems.
  • Developed a 360° profitability analysis that calculated the profits by product, client, salesperson, region, and production plant. Led to a reduction in manufacturing costs and sales and administration spending of 36%.
  • Implemented a corporate cost-and-budgeting system to focus on direct accountability across five plants, five sales regions, and fifteen distribution centers. This implementation significantly improved the accuracy in the cost of sales and inventory calculations and helped to control expenses through actuals versus budget variance analysis.
  • Renegotiated the terms of a long-term debt—resulting in a reduction in interest rate of 30%, more lenient debt covenants, and a significant improvement in the fees and commissions paid to lenders.
  • Established a comprehensive tax planning and control system which included a forecast of monthly tax payments as well as a documentation validity review. This system minimized tax advances and nondeductible expenses.
Focus areas: Budget Controls, Finance Process Improvement, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Capital Budgeting, Bank Debt Raises, Controller, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance

Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

1984 - 2010
  • Led all aspects of the divestiture process, including an industry analysis, financial modeling, the creation of investor presentations, management of due diligence, buyer identification, and the negotiation of key deal terms with buyers. Completed transactions include the sale of a soft drinks brand ($88 million), a flexible packaging company ($80 million), an outdoor advertising company ($28 million), a food voucher company ($28 million), a food can facility ($28 million), and a cardboard manufacturer ($71 million).
  • Developed a financial database that provided financial performance measurements and critical industry benchmark data used for future strategic planning.
  • Created critical strategic analysis and financial projections for Heineken's $7.3 billion acquisition of Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma brewery.
  • Implemented a comprehensive scenario analysis model that enabled retail division OXXO to enhance its strategic planning process and improve its multi-year sales forecasting.
  • Developed a capital expenditure valuation manual that contained the evaluation, approval, and follow-up procedures and policies for the group. This document ensured that the approval of capital investment projects aligned with the long-term objectives of FEMSA.
  • Directed the implementation of the SAP ERP for the corporate office, generating annual savings of $700,000.
Focus areas: Debt Restructuring, Financial Reporting, Capital Expenditure Planning, Financial Benchmarking, Valuation Modeling, Cash Flow Modeling, Capital Budgeting, Valuation Analysis, Business Planning, Budget Controls, Finance Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
2014 - 2014

Diploma in Launching and Leading Initiatives

Universidad de Monterrey | Harvard University Extension School - Monterrey, Mexico

2004 - 2004

Diploma in Negotiating Effectively and Critical Skills for Managers

Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations - Ithaca, NY, USA

2000 - 2000

Diploma in Leadership and Team Effectiveness Executive Program

Yale School of Management - New Haven, CT, USa

1998 - 1999

Diploma in Top Management Executive Program

Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa - Monterrey, Mexico

1991 - 1991

Diploma in Management of International Markets and Trade Executive Program

Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management - Glendale, AZ, USA and Monterrey, Mexico

1981 - 1982

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA, USA

1979 - 1980

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in General Management

Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Monterrey, Mexico

1974 - 1978

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Monterrey, Mexico


Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), CFO, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cost of Capital, Business Intelligence (BI), Financial Modeling, Budget Controls, Capital Budgeting, Accounting, Cost Management, Due Diligence, Finance Process Improvement, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Reporting, Debt Restructuring, Capital Expenditure Planning, Bank Debt Raises, Controller, Financial Accounting, Valuation Analysis, Finance Strategy, Corporate Finance, Cash Flow Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Financial Systems, Financial Benchmarking, Budgeting, Pro Forma Financial Statements, DCF Valuation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), M&A Modeling, M&A (Sell-side)

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance, Food & Beverage, Logistics, Retail & Wholesale, Paper & Packaging

Geographic Expertise

Mexico, United States, Argentina, Brazil

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel 2016

Data & Analysis Software



Budget Modeling, Negotiation, Debt Financing, Business Planning, Annual Budgets, CAPEX, NPV Calculation, IRR, Controllership, Cost Accounting, Financial Statements, Manufacturing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Strategic Planning & Execution, Management, Process Improvement, Microsoft 365, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Hyperion Planning, Treasury & Liquidity Management, Investments, Investment Analysis, Process Control, Administrative Procedures, PV Analysis, Projects, Cash Flow Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, SAP

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