Ryan Pfeiffer, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
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Ryan Pfeiffer

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 5, 2019

Ryan analyzed billions of dollars of transactions as an analyst/associate on Deutsche Bank’s Consumer team in New York. He then transitioned into growth equity where he was the associate on over $35 million in investments. This background developed Ryan’s expertise in working with startups as an investor and Fortune 500 companies as an advisor. He uses these skills to freelance and help companies grow through fundraising, acquisitions or FP&A.

Career Highlights

Outsourced CFO
Independent Consultant
Private Equity Associate
The Argentum Group
Deutsche Bank

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Arizona State University

Case Studies

Work Experience

Outsourced CFO

2019 - PRESENT
Independent Consultant
  • Built a revenue model from scratch for a real estate technology company (Series A stage).
  • Created a seed pitch deck for a pre-revenue, consumer technology company.
  • Built a revenue and cost model with multiple cases for a CPG startup.
Focus areas: Pitch Decks, Modeling

Private Equity Associate

2017 - 2019
The Argentum Group
  • Led diligence process on over $35 million of investments across three portfolio foundation deals and multiple follow-on investments.
  • Built liquidation models with sensitized returns analysis, valuation models and operating models for 6 SaaS (software as a service) portfolio companies and updated on a quarterly basis.
  • Created an operating model from scratch for a portfolio company that resulted in them securing a $24 million bank financing package.
  • Established KPIs and built pipeline templates, financial reporting packages and board decks for multiple portfolio companies.
  • Reviewed hundreds of pitch decks to determine if the company was worth contacting.
  • Negotiated term sheets and NDAs with dozens of potential investments.
  • Added $24,000 in new annual contract value (ACV) to the pipeline for a portfolio company through direct outreach to CEOs.
Focus areas: Deal Analysis, Due Diligence, Sourcing, Pitch Decks, Board Decks, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Investment Memoranda, SaaS, Business Services, Liquidation Analysis, Term Sheets, Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Portfolio Management, Modeling, Investing


2014 - 2017
Deutsche Bank
  • Performed valuation modeling including leveraged buyouts, discounted cash flow analysis, comparable companies, and precedent transactions analysis for dozens of companies across the consumer sector including food and beverage, restaurants, retail, consumer products, and business services.
  • Created marketing information memorandums and internal memo to win approval to participate in financing a $3 billion acquisition for a food services company buying their primary international competitor.
  • Updated comparable company set weekly to determine valuation and market conditions for a $900 million IPO in the food and beverage space.
  • Built valuation model, discounted cash flow analysis, comparable company set and capitalization table to illustrate debt situation to gain approval for a $150 million financing of a retail company.
  • Analyzed the effects of multiple operational scenarios and capital structures on valuation for leveraged buyouts of consumer companies and integrated analysis into pitch decks.
Focus areas: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Pitch Decks, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), Credit Modeling, Restaurants & Dining, Food & Beverage, Retail & Wholesale, Precedent Transaction Analysis, Comparable Company Analysis, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Valuation, Consumer Products, Industry Analysis, Debt Financing, Initial Public Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Research Intern

2013 - 2013
  • Researched macroeconomic events, hedge funds, and potential investments, then presented results to the team.
  • Created unconstrained portfolio with $500 million virtual AUM, tracked performance and pitched fund to MDs.
  • Updated information for 2,200 hedge fund classes and grew familiar with manager’s newsletters and trade theses.
Focus areas: Stock Analysis, Market Risk, Fund of Funds, Global Risk, Investing
2010 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Marketing, and International Business (Honors)

Arizona State University - Arizona