5 years of experience as a Business & Finance Generalist with a happy balance of Corporate Finance, Capital Structure, Operations Optimization, Strategic Initiatives, Data Architecture and Data Analytics. I play MS Excel like a video game. Can marry that to Tableau. Can dabble with Adobe Photoshop (design, photo-editing), Adobe Audition (sound-mixing), Sony Vegas (video-editing) and Wordpress (web-design). Can also write a poem (that doesn’t always rhyme).

Poverty alleviation through economic and vocational empowerment. Global priorities research development with a focus on effective altruism – investing in research which focuses on maximizing impact of social investment. Strong believer in finding sustainable solutions that do not depend on aid or donations, and in empowering local social entrepreneurs to realize their potential.

Currently located in New York City. Next stop: Xela, Guatemala – doing a 6-month fellowship with Alterna – a social enterprise cultivator / incubator. Previously spent 2 years in San Antonio, Texas, 5 years in Austin, Texas, 9 years in Dubai, UAE and 9 years in Aurangabad, India.

Phase 1: EDUCATION

2005 - 2012 (but constantly learning)

CORE

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Science, Sports Management (w/ Honors)
  • Additional Coursework in Management Information Systems (12 credits)
  • University Honors – 7 Semesters; 2 Merit-Based Semester Scholarships
    McCombs School of Business
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Overall GPA: 3.8 | May 2012
SUPPLEMENTARY

  • Internships at:
    • TEN Sports – Sports Channel (2008)
    • Dubai Sports City (2009)
    • IMG Broadcasting (2011)
  • Passed Level I of the CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst) (2013)
  • Improv 101 at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) (2015)
  • Social Entrepreneurship 101 with +Acumen (May 2017)
  • Redial Entertainment – Video Production Company – co-founded (2007 / Grade 12)
  • Volunteered at SFS (Special Families Support) – a support group for the children with special needs and their families (2007-2008)

Phase 2: CAREER CAPITAL

2012 - 2017 at iHeartMedia

Started & lead a centralized finance, operations and strategy team of 6 employees (started off with 2, and grew to 6 within 14 months), reporting directly to the CFO of the iHeartMedia Markets Group which covered ~$2.4 billion in annual revenue.

iHeartMedia is a $20 billion media company that owns 858 radio stations across the U.S. It went through a L.B.O. in 2008, and is currently owned by private equity giants Bain Capital and T.H. Lee, floating on $20 billion of debt.

CORPORATE FINANCE

  • Assisted on a ~$400M cash-generating transaction with financial modeling, process and operational support that involved 411 assets across 158 markets
  • Analyzed and modeled over 70 investment opportunities totaling over $800M in funding requests which included acquisitions, divestitures and capital expenditure requests, using return metrics such as IRR, NPV and accretion/dilution analysis
  • Lead the Capital Expenditure management process (capex budget at ~$250M) that involved reforecasting and optimizing capital expenditure spend across the entire enterprise, along with ad-hoc deep-dives in select cases
  • Conducted financial planning and analysis for the Media and Entertainment division of iHeartMedia, Inc. sized at ~$3.3B in revenue and ~$1.3B in EBITDA which involved financial forecasting, budgeting and reporting using Excel-based projection models and reports
  • Assisted the Corporate Strategy team in exploring potential liquidity opportunities by constructing complex scenario-analysis models around iHeartMedia’s 3-year strategic plan
STRATEGY & OPERATIONS

  • Managed, executed and helped strategize a company-wide reorganization which involved clustering 158 Business Units (Markets) into 36 Business Units (Regions) with the goal of establishing synergies, optimizing communication and employing a more manageable organizational structure
  • Driving the business logic behind implementation of our future BI strategy which is centered around one platform (using Tableau) that merges and masters account-level data from multiple systems (Prime, Operative, Viero, BMS, IBM Cognos, Salesforce & Core)
  • Lead the implementation of an Inventory Management Tool for iHeartMedia’s fastest growing branch – Events, with the goal of maximizing revenue (~$100M), optimizing inventory for experiential assets and inculcating transparency across selling teams
  • Provided financial, strategic and operational support to the:
    • Auto Business Development and Strategy Team – helped streamline goals, objectives, strategies, tactics, budgets and financial reporting (~$400M in revenue)
    • Division Presidents (who oversee iHeartMedia’s 858 radio stations)
    • Events Sales and Operational Team (~$100M in revenue), National Sales & Marketing Partnerships (~$1.5B in revenue) & the Digital Team (~$200M in revenue)

Phase 3: SOCIAL IMPACT

2017 - Present

  • Business Cultivation Fellow at Alterna (starting Oct 2017)
    • Based in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala
    • Social enterprise cultivator, incubator and network-builder in Guatemala
  • StartUp Weekend Participant – Theme: Social Innovation (June 2017 in NYC) – Placed 2nd out of 12
  • +Acumen Corps Member

SKILL-SET

ANALYTICAL & EXECUTION

  • Forecasting, Budgeting & Expense Control
  • Financial Modeling w/ Scenario Analysis
  • Corporate Finance & Capital Structures
  • Strategic Initiatives & Planning
  • Operations Optimization (Compensation, BI, Research)
  • Systems Implementation (incl. Project Management)
  • Data Architecture & Data Analytics
    Taking a lot of data and making sense of it
TECHNICAL

Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Office (incl. VBA & Macros)
Tableau Dashboarding
Salesforce.com
IBM Cognos
SQL, Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas Video Editor, Adobe Audition, Wordpress Web Design

Here’s a link to my video portfolio from way back when! 

LANGUAGE

English
Hindi
Spanish

Do good, effectively.

Thank you, EA.