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EXPERIENCE PRINCETON PARTNERS San Francisco, CA Senior Associate Jan 2012-Present Evaluated, structured, and monitored equity investments for leading middle-market private equity firm · Received unique promotion to VP upon completion of associate program. As the only associate in the history of the firm to receive this direct promotion, this represents a unique opportunity. · Only Associate on fund raising team that recently closed Princeton's ~$700mm Fund III. Drafted LP presentations, analyzed and marketed fund performance, responded to LP and potential investor data requests, and drafted other marketing materials and LP updates · Led training program for class of 2008 associates Representative Transactions · ABC West Insurance (~$90 million equity investment): The largest wholesale insurance broker in the United States (initial PCAP investment in 2010) o Executed add-on acquisition of Equity West Underwriters ($90mm TEV), a leading maritime workers' compensation MFA o Led financial diligence, including analysis of underwriting performance and long-tail liability · CDE Insurance ($70 million equity commitment): Formed a de novo retail insurance brokerage platform to consolidate the middle market (June 2012) o Led financial diligence and market diligence, and coordinated efforts of 3rd party advisors on all three add-on acquisitions – Brian West ($18mm TEV), Pan American Underwriters ($68mm TEV), a carve-out of Petco Financial (OTCPK:PFCO), and AM ($36mm TEV) o Acted as de facto CFO for company during primary 9 months of its life
GOLDMAN SACHS New York, NY Financial Analyst, Global Leveraged Finance May 2011 – Dec 2011 Assisted in the origination, structuring, and execution of high yield and leveraged loan financings for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, corporate financings, and dividend recapitalizations · Sole or lead analyst on deal teams that raised over ~$3B in leveraged loans and bond offerings (ABS, Amex Partners, Service Corp International) · Created various integrated financial models to analyze multiple operational scenarios and capital structure alternatives on pro forma credit profile of target companies to contemplate leveraged buyouts and other financial transactions · Conducted detailed business and financial due diligence, prepared analysis for covenant negotiations, and collaborated with clients and lenders to facilitate bank loan syndications Technology Group Analyst, Proprietary Trading Desk July 2009 - May 2011 Member of a three-person team that managed a fundamental long/short hedge fund focused on the technology sector · Achieved stellar year-end performance reviews at the top of analyst class; obtained associate promotion offer · Initiated, developed, and owned over 12 trade ideas that were executed and produced >$2mm in profits for the portfolio · Interviewed over 75 senior corporate management teams to better understand operating strategies, financial goals, market trends, and execution risk · Leveraged knowledge of technology interdependencies and supply chains to find second and third derivative stock plays based on existing trends, which resulted in profitable trades for the group · Developed technology-sector expertise including networking, telecom, and hardware equipment, as well as analog, digital, and discrete semiconductors
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO Chicago, IL Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Minor – Economics; Cumulative GPA: 4.02 April 2009 · Recipient of 2009 Outstanding Undergraduate Accounting Student Award; Passed Level I of CFA Exam June 2009 · President of Investment Banking Club; Full University Academic Scholarship
SERVICE Volunteer Representative of the Habitat for Humanity from August of 2004 to August of 2006. Fluent Spanish Speaker. Coordinated and led service teams in efforts such as clean up after hurricanes. Supervised the work of over 150 representatives.
PERSONAL Completed Half Iron Man. Love to travel; have been to Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands.