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 CFO with an international career in investment banking (Lehman Brothers, Banco Santander) and technology ventures. He partners with SMEs as well as PE/VC investors in the TMT, health care, consumer, and financial services sectors to solve strategic and financial challenges. He is also an expert financial modeler and speaks English, German, and French.
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Career Highlights


Case studies


  • Corporate Finance Advisor | Chief Financial Officer

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Worked as a CFO for digital challenger bank | FinTech | Did strategy, financial operations, budgeting and reporting, human resources, and commercial negotiations.
    • Worked as a CFO for medical therapy and device company | MedTech | Did fundraising, financial strategy, business development, valuation, and M&A.
    • Advised multi-site industrial holding during the sale to strategic investors.
    • Worked as s M&A advisor to consumer retail business during the sale of a minority stake.
    • Had over 15 board advisory mandates to technology companies in the US, UK, and Europe.
    Focus areas: IPO, Transactions, Investor Relations, Investment Analysis, Reporting, Budgeting, SaaS, Software, Medtech, Financial Services, Fintech, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Finance
  • 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: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), CEO, Market Research, General Management, CFO, Financial Management, Strategy, Strategic Planning & Execution, Director
  • 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: Transaction Advisory, Capital Markets, Relationship Management, Market Research, Investment Summaries, Expansion, Business Development, Budgeting
  • 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: Investment Summaries, Volatility, Research, Structured Products, Market Research, Derivatives, Equity, Equity Research


  • 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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