Thorsten Jabas, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
Thorsten Jabas

Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom

Member since January 23, 2017
Thorsten is a corporate finance advisor and interim CFO with an international career in investment banking (Lehman Brothers, Banco Santander) and the experience of launching and advising start-ups. He supports SMEs in the TMT, health care, consumer, and business services sectors with a passion for solving strategic and financial challenges. He is also an expert financial modeler and speaks English, German, and a bit of French.
Thorsten is now available for hire

Career Highlights


Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Technology

Other Expertise


  • Corporate Finance Advisor | Interim CFO

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Worked on sell-side M&A for international industrial holding.
    • Acted as an interim CFO a German medtech business.
    • Worked in the capacity of an interim CFO for a digital challenger bank.
    • Worked as an interim CFO for a blockchain-based film investment fund.
    • Generated over 15 mandates in corporate finance, financial planning, valuation, M&A, fundraising, business planning, and strategic business development.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Financial Management, Financial Strategy, Strategic Finance Management, CFO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Business Plan Development, Business Intelligence
  • Founder | CEO

    2013 - 2016
    nujaba ltd
    • Created the business idea, analyzed the markets and competitors, developed the product offering, pricing structure, and led the product development.
    • Built the business plan and financial plan—including liquidity scenarios, forecasts, and KPIs.
    • Wrote investor pitch, organized the roadshow, and presented it to venture capitalists and private investors.
    • Managed a team of external developers, designers, marketers, lawyers, and advisers to develop a social networking application.
    • Built a financial model for a subscription and transaction-based revenue model.
    Focus areas: Company director, Strategic Finance Management, Financial Strategy, Financial Management, CFO, General Management, Market Research, CEO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Executive Director

    2011 - 2013
    Banco Santander S.A.
    • Expanded the domestic business into international markets, (e.g., Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Poland).
    • Created and initiated new client-focused research publications—including investment ideas, volatility analysis, trading workshops, and educational product guides.
    • Analyzed European stock markets, volatility, and wrote analyst research reports to evaluate the investments and create new investment solutions.
    • Partnered with institutional clients to hedge strategic risks—created structured investment solutions and issued a senior note linked to equities.
    • Led internal joint ventures with other product heads to improve client services—achieved top 15 buy-side ranking in two years, up from the low 60s.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Business Development, Geographic Expansion, Investment Summaries, Market Research, Relationship Management, Capital Markets, Transactions
  • Vice President

    2005 - 2010
    Lehman Brothers, Inc. | Nomura plc.
    • Analyzed the European and American publicly listed companies, financials, share performances, volatility markets, and compiled investment and trading ideas for the institutional client base.
    • Executed book building and directed legal documentation process for more than 30 public offerings and private placements.
    • Wrote investment recommendations for professional investment managers (long-only, long/short, hedge funds). Created product ideas to enable investments in different asset classes (e.g., equities, derivatives, indices, real estate, commodities, foreign exchange, and rates).
    • Dealt in listed and OTC equity derivatives, publicly traded shares and risk-managed complex financial products (e.g. swaps, correlation, and volatility).
    • Managed relationships with large European financial institutions; hired and developed a successful team that covered the German-speaking markets in Europe.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Equity Derivatives, Market Research, Structured Investments, Sector Research, Volatility, Investment Summaries, Investment Solutions


  • Master of Science degree (magna cum laude) in Business Administration
    1998 - 2005
    University of Basel - Basel, Switzerland


  • Excellence With Excel
  • Financial Modeling
  • Certificate in Investments - Level 3

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