Valentine Sabulis, Finance Expert in Sydney, Australia
Valentine Sabulis

Finance Expert in Sydney, Australia

Member since August 24, 2022
Val is a seasoned professional with broad experience working as a CFO and COO across various enterprises in Australia, the US, and the UK. He has held senior roles in finance, operations, technology, and product management in startups and established corporates. Having worked with over 100 newly formed and high-growth ventures, Val is now a full-time independent consultant specializing in startups.
Valentine is now available for hire

Career Highlights

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Expertise

Employment

  • Virtual CFO

    2020 - PRESENT
    The Martec
    • Developed high-precision cash flow and capital forecasting models.
    • Created a sophisticated employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for C-level executives.
    • Prepared successful applications for a range of high-value innovation grants.
    Focus areas: Growth, Business Strategy, Special Finance projects
  • Principal Consultant

    2011 - PRESENT
    Voyager Consulting
    • Provided consulting services to startups and high-growth ventures, including developing pitch decks, business plans, financial models, information memorandums, fundraising support, and transaction support.
    • Co-founded a highly successful startup providing equity market analytics, with over one million free subscribers and over 100 thousand paid subscription accounts.
    • Assisted startups to raise over $50 million in seed and growth capital across various industries and sectors.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Startup Consulting, Information Technology, Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Pitch Decks, Seed Fundraising, Pitch Deck Consultant, Due Diligence, M&A Due Diligence (Financial)
  • CFO | Corporate Adviser

    2015 - 2020
    XHQ (formerly X-Company)
    • Built the distribution and product development strategy to productize existing service offerings.
    • Developed a group-wide executive compensation and incentivization program.
    • Created consolidated key metrics and reporting across the group of five businesses operating in different markets and geographies.
    Focus areas: Corporate Advisory, Business Strategy
  • Group CFO

    2006 - 2011
    Balmain
    • Built the principal commercial finance function with a loan book of $500 million.
    • Implemented and managed a mortgage-backed securitization program to finance the principal commercial finance business.
    • Managed the acquisition of several vertically aligned businesses, including target identification, due diligence, transaction structuring, and post-acquisition integration.
    Focus areas: Structured Finance, Asset Securitization, Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), Commercial Finance
  • CFO | Head of Structured Finance

    2002 - 2006
    Bluestone
    • Managed all aspects of structured finance and securitization, including transaction structuring, investor and rating agency materials, roadshows, execution, and post-transaction management like trust distributions, accounting, and investor reporting.
    • Negotiated a structured wholesale warehouse facility with a face value of $500 million.
    • Structured and executed a $10 million private equity capital raise.
    Focus areas: Subprime mortgages, Securitisation, Structured Finance, Accounting
  • CFO | Head of Operations

    2000 - 2003
    Charles Schwab
    • Sourced and implemented a white label margin lending solution for Schwab Australia stockbroking customers.
    • Conducted acquisition analyses of potential targets in Australia and New Zealand, including online stockbrokers, financial planners, and margin lending providers.
    • Developed and implemented a range of stockbroking complementary banking products, such as deposit accounts, debit cards, and chequing accounts, in conjunction with a prominent local bank.
    • Led the project to securitize Schwab's margin loans globally, in conjunction with Credit Suisse First Boston.
    Focus areas: Accounting, Operations, New Product Development, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Information Technology (with Merit)
    1979 - 1984
    University of New South Wales - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Certifications

  • ASX Broker Exam
    NOVEMBER 2001 - NOVEMBER 2006
    Securities Institute Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Securities
    AUGUST 1990 - PRESENT
    Securities Institute of Australia
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    JANUARY 1990 - JANUARY 2002
    EDP Auditors Association
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
    APRIL 1985 - PRESENT
    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

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