Solon Molho, Finance Expert in Athens, Central Athens, Greece
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Solon Molho

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Athens, Central Athens, Greece
Toptal Member Since
February 21, 2017

Solon has been consistently highly rated in Reuters-Extel surveys as a sell-side equity analyst. In recent years, Greece's economic situation has spurred him to take his career international. As a freelancer, he serves a wide variety of clients from around the world, including the European Commission and the Economist's Intelligence Unit. His main focus is financial analysis and valuation work.

Career Highlights

Consultant
Small Business Institute
Finance Expert
European Commission
Managing Editor
Economist Intelligence Unit

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Panteion University
Hansard Scholar
London School of Economics and Political Science
Postgraduate Diploma
University of Portsmouth

Certification Highlights

MRICS
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Certified International Investment Analyst
The Association of Certified International Investment Analysts®, ACIIA

Case Studies

Work Experience

Consultant

2015 - PRESENT
Small Business Institute
  • Worked on a number of business cases to help small and medium-sized businesses reorganize in order to survive in the challenging Greek business environment.
  • Mentored two businesses through a generational succession process.
  • Involved in the development of a Greek early warning system for troubled companies.
  • Helped a number of people retool and repurpose their skills in a challenging economic environment.
Focus areas: Budgeting, Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Profitability Analysis, Comparable Company Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Angel/Seed Funding, Capital Structure Analysis, Financial Modeling, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Planning

Finance Expert

2014 - PRESENT
European Commission
  • Evaluated funding requests for the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program.
  • Attended numerous briefings for evaluators since the very start of the project.
  • Helped develop the current state of the program through constructive feedback.
Focus areas: Business Plan Consulting

Managing Editor

2011 - PRESENT
Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Covered the economic and political developments in Greece as they unfold.
  • Covered specific sectors of importance to the economy in periodic reviews, including energy, health, and telecom.
  • Maintained a review of pertinent regulations as regards the Greek business environment.
  • Engaged in special projects as per client request including assessing the country's disaster recovery resilience, health-related projects, and more.
Focus areas: Industry Analysis, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Political Analysis, Economic Analysis

Group Strategic Analyst

2004 - 2010
Titan Cement
  • Built the company's strategy, including target identification, selection, valuation, negotiation, due diligence, and implementation.
  • Participated actively in the process of securing a credit rating for the company.
  • Involved in the due diligence process through which the company partnered up with the IFC in one of its subsidiaries.
Focus areas: Strategy, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Senior Equity Analyst

1997 - 2004
Eurobank Equities
  • Covered multiple sectors including building materials, media, and some food companies.
  • Ranked in second and third place in EMEA for his building materials coverage in successive years.
  • Helped junior analysts find their footing in assuming coverage of some companies.
Focus areas: Financial Risk Assessment, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation
2011 - 2014

Master's Degree in Political Science

Panteion University - Athens, Greece

1994 - 1994

Hansard Scholar in Hansard Scholars Programme

London School of Economics and Political Science - London, UK

1993 - 1994

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

University of Portsmouth - Portsmouth, UK

1990 - 1993

Bachelor's Degree in Math

University of Sussex - Brighton, UK

NOVEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

MRICS

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Public Speaker

Toptal

NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2023

Certified Early Warning Mentor

Interchamber Certification Institute (Greece)

AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Economic Chamber of Greece

NOVEMBER 2005 - PRESENT

Certified International Investment Analyst

The Association of Certified International Investment Analysts®, ACIIA

Finance

Business Intelligence (BI), Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Valuation Multiples, DCF Valuation, Ratio Analysis, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Capital Structure Analysis, Angel/Seed Funding, Profitability Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Budgeting, Valuation Modeling, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Risk Assessment

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance, Building Materials, Healthcare, Energy, Telecommunications

Geographic Expertise

Greece

Output Software

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel

Other

Business Models, DCF Modeling, Company Research, Financial Consultation, Business Strategy, Peer Comparison, Company Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Economic Analysis, Political Analysis, Business Analysis, Industry Analysis, Business Planning, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Strategy, Options

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