Biography

Business professional with experience in project finance, banking, finance and accounting. Worked with global multilateral development institutions, Big 4 accounting firms and money center banks on Wall Street. Worked for the World Bank and International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC as well as PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chemical Bank in New York City. Obtained MBA from Columbia Business School and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate at Price Waterhouse.

Business Experience

Edward Shields Consulting, Fort Lee, New Jersey
Managing Director:
Provide strategic solutions to new and existing companies in the United States and aboard. Work closely with investors, business owners and managers to achieve corporate and strategic business objectives. Advise on business selection, formulation, finance and development with respect to:

  • Business evaluation and appraisal for purchase and/or acquisition;
  • Deal making and financial structuring;
  • Project development and financing;
  • Financial modeling and cash flow analysis;
  • Preparation and/or evaluation of current and projected financial statements;
  • Evaluation of managements’ strengths, weaknesses and capacity;
  • Evaluation of markets in terms of supply & demand, competitive analysis and technology;
  • Review of environmental assessment studies;
  • Review of insurance contracts and coverage;
  • Evaluation of business risks and issues;
  • Evaluation of company performance, profitability and viability; and
  • Review and management of portfolio companies from funding to investment recovery.

The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
Investment Officer
, IFC
Responsible for all aspects of project finance:

Project selection and investment generation;
Investment evaluation, including financial modeling;
Project appraisal and analysis;
Project structuring and financing;
Project risks, issues and mitigation;
Loan and equity investment program;
Exit strategy; and
Board presentation.

Education

Columbia Business School, New York, NY
MBA Money & Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Strategic Management

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn , NY
B.Sc. Economics & Accounting

Certification

Certified Public Accountant, CPA, State of New York


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