Ravi Ramanujam, Finance Expert in Boston, MA, United States
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Ravi Ramanujam

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Boston, MA, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 8, 2024

Ravi has a 25-year GE executive experience driving financial, operational, and strategic initiatives across industries and geographical sectors, covering FP&A, treasury, risk management, audits, controllership, investor relations, and capital markets. He has global joint venture experience and is astute at managing boards. Ravi has also turned multiple business units around to profitability and cash generation and is skilled at navigating economic cycles: growth, liquidity crises, and COVID-19.

Career Highlights

Senior Finance Executive
General Electric
CFO | FP&A, Transformation
GE Power, GE Renewable Energy

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Shri Ram College of Commerce

Certification Highlights

Chartered Accountant
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Finance Executive

2022 - 2023
General Electric
  • Advised GE's CFO on restructuring and capital allocation decision-making critical to GE's separation into three public companies. This included ensuring financial readiness for the successful spin-off of GE HealthCare.
  • Worked with the GE CFO and treasury team on $1.8 billion of capital allocation. This was the amount of cash distributed to the GE HealthCare business to enable a successful spin-off.
  • Led GE's guidance-setting process with external investors. Established a framework for the total company and segments, with the view to help investors understand the say-do ratio of the segments (in preparation for a spin-off).
Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Capital Allocation, Asset Securitization, Debt, Investor Relations, Internal Audits, Large-scale Turnaround & Transformation, Profitability Analysis, Cash Flow, Working Capital Management, Finance Transformation, Profit Turnaround/Restructure, Operational Finance, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Debt Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Financial Benchmarking, Business Planning, Pitch Deck Consultant, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow Management

CFO | FP&A, Transformation

2015 - 2021
GE Power, GE Renewable Energy
  • Contributed to renewable energy. Restructured the business unit to drive better profitability, improved working capital efficiency ($1 billion), and partnered with supply chain/commercial teams to increase pricing on products during inflation.
  • Transformed three businesses to profitability and cash generation. Used lean principles to drive focus, restructuring, better underwriting, lower variable costs, and optimized SG&A.
  • Implemented relevant KPIs and drove daily management and continuous improvement.
  • Handled gas power contractual services. Improved milestone execution and reduced deferred costs and late billings to generate $1 billion. Reduced $100+ million of SG&A and disciplined capital allocation for a $800 million R&D/ engineering budget.
Focus areas: Capital Allocation, Restructuring, Finance Transformation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Working Capital Management, Large-scale Projects, Turnaround Management, Profit Turnaround/Restructure, Financial Analysis, Financial Benchmarking, Business Planning, Pitch Deck Consultant, CFO, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow Management

Integration Leader

2015 - 2018
GE Grid Solution
  • Developed the BD model and the proforma financial statements of a transmission and distribution joint venture between GE and Alstom ($5 billion of revenue). After the deal closed, I led FP&A to ensure the proforma financials became the budget.
  • Worked as the integration leader and coordinated the various synergy actions to be delivered. These were well above $200 million. After the deal closed, I led the synergy execution process to deliver $200+ million in benefits.
  • Handled integrations: the transition from IFRS to US GAAP, setting up factoring of receivables, improving the linearity of cash generation, and shortening the quarter-end finance process for corporate management reporting to 2 weeks (from 6+ weeks).
Focus areas: M&A Analysis, Integration, Due Diligence, Business Planning, Pitch Deck Consultant, Cash Flow Forecasting, Cash Flow Management

CFO | FP&A, Funding Plan

2004 - 2015
GE Capital
  • Worked as the CFO of a JV in the Middle East. Secured investment-grade ratings, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, and issued public debt. Built capabilities to manage treasury operations, risk management, capital markets, controllership, pricing, and financial reporting.
  • Worked as the CFO of Capital Markets at GE Money (No Synchrony Bank). Managed securitization of $25 billion in assets and raised $18 billion in asset-backed debt.
  • Owned GE Capital's funding plan of around $450 billion in debt and around $65 billion in cash as the finance leader. Oversaw around $12 billion in interest expense and transfer pricing for GE Capital. Reported to the CFO of GE Capital's Treasury unit and directly supported the GE Treasurer.
Focus areas: Asset Securitization, Capital Allocation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Debt Issuance, Investor Relations, Investor Presentations, Roadshows, Audits, Treasury Management, Financial Analysis, Financial Benchmarking, Hedge Funds, Fundraising Strategy, Pitch Deck Consultant, CFO, Cash Flow Forecasting, Leveraged Finance, Cash Flow Management

Internal Auditor

1999 - 2004
General Electric
  • Covered internal audits at several GE businesses in 16 different countries.
  • Led audits for insurance, reinsurance, consumer finance, and commercial finance.
  • Covered several special projects related to investigation and compliance.
Focus areas: Internal Audits, Internal Control, Internal Control Evaluation, Accounting, Auditing, Risk-based Auditing, Financial Analysis
1992 - 1995

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Math

Shri Ram College of Commerce - New Delhi, India


Chartered Accountant

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Debt, Profitability Analysis, Working Capital Management, Operational Finance, Fundraising, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Debt Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Benchmarking, Startup Funding, CFO, Cash Flow Forecasting, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Internal Audits, Cash Flow, Accounting, Pricing, P&L Forecasting, Cash Management, External Financial Reporting

Industry Expertise


Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint


Asset Securitization, Large-scale Turnaround & Transformation, Finance Transformation, Profit Turnaround/Restructure, Investor Presentations, Pitch Decks, Term Sheet Negotiations, Term Sheets, Term Sheet Advisory, Roadshows, Financial Analysis, Hedge Funds, Post-merger Integration (IT), Business Models, Fundraising Strategy, Business Planning, Pitch Deck Consultant, Leveraged Finance, Cash Flow Management, M&A Analysis, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Audits, Capital Allocation, Investor Relations, Auditing, Underwriting, Spinoffs, Credit Ratings, Debt Issuance, Treasury, Deal Execution, Restructuring, Large-scale Projects, Turnaround Management, Treasury Management, Internal Control, Internal Control Evaluation, Risk-based Auditing, Board Decks, Integration, Business Transformation, Lean

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