Romain brings a unique mix of 16+ years of strategy consulting and finance experience acquired in the US and in Europe.
He has served the C-Suite of small and large companies ($1M to $26B in sales) and of PE firms on organic growth, M&A strategy, alternatives and buy/sell sides diligence issues.
As a freelancer, he also supports clients on transaction execution (buy and sell) in the US, EU, and cross border and enjoys straddling two regions.
Performed a market scan, target identification, and due diligence on a silicone target for a mid-cap industrial, medical contract manufacturer.
Led portfolio review and new platform development effort for a global motors manufacturer. This included business performance analysis, competitive benchmark and company capability assessment, a new platform, and M&A target assessment/prioritization (targets ranging between $200M and $1B in revenue).
Performed due diligence on a $200M+ Electronic Health Record and SaaS player for a $12B PE fund.
Performed a scan of 12 sectors for acquisitions and prioritized potential targets within a group of 200+ in 10 days for a global healthcare conglomerate.
Performed sell-side diligence for a PE-owned owned industrial distributor—including historical growth driver definition, "as is" forecast, identification, and sizing/prioritization of internal (sales effectiveness) & external (assortment, geographies, M&A) opportunities.
Performed sell-side diligence for a PE-owned vehicle service contracts provider.
Worked as the founding member and leader of Nielsen's Strategy Consulting startup.
Managed projects, developed the business, dealt with recruitment, and P&L—a global leadership role (US-based).
Led more than 20 engagements leading and mentoring project teams of 2-3 senior consultants.
Worked with a variety of industries including: pharma, oral care, confectionery, snacks, beverages & alcohol, and retail.
Provided thought-leadership in forecasting, recession, and innovation; also did public speaking engagements.
Focus areas: Portfolio Analysis, Market Research
Booz and Co.
2007 - 2008
Led the strategy consulting projects and/or workflows within strategy consulting projects.
Focused primarily on consumer and technology companies e.g. CPG, pharma, and electronics.
Led due diligence on a $200M global firm operating in the parking meter industry, across four business lines and three key geographies for a private equity fund.
Led a trade promotion effectiveness effort for a leading US frozen-food manufacturer—led a current state analysis and future state development for organizational, process, and analytics workflows ensuring the alignment of key stakeholders including retail partners.
Developed a brand portfolio strategy for a leading global consumer health-care manufacturer—specifically for the post-acquisition of a key competitor across four key verticals, globally.
Focus areas: Due Dilligence
Series 63/79 (Investment Banking Certification) in Finance
FINRA - USA
2015 - 2015
MBA in Business Administration
Kellogg School of Management | Northwestern University - Chicago, IL, USA
2005 - 2006
BA in Business Administration
ESSEC Business School ("Grande Ecole") - Cergy, France