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Financial Analyst

Denver, CO
October 16, 2018

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Matt Hugel ~ 443-***-****


University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida

Bachelor of Business Administration Fall 2011 - Spring 2015 GPA: 3.5 Dean’s List

Major: Finance Minor: Urban Studies

Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts Summer 2018

Participated in Design Discovery, a two-month Architecture immersion program. Portfolio available upon request

Interdisciplinary lecture series featured professionals from across planning, architecture, landscape, and general design fields University of Denver Denver, Colorado Spring 2018 – est. Spring 2019

GIS Certificate Program (ArcGIS)

Interested in developing skillset in business and urban planning applications of geospatial data analysis

Currently employed part-time in DU Writing Center as a Consultant University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa Summer 2012 (study abroad)

Studied sustainable urban growth in the developing world, focusing on public transportation and natural resources

Volunteered for Amy Biehl Foundation in South African townships, teaching English to Xhosa and Zulu children Work Experience

Brightline Trains Miami, FL

Operations Planning Coordinator July 2017– March 2018

Correspond with FRA and Metropolitan Planning Organizations to guide Grade Crossing infrastructural improvements to foster establishment of Quiet Zones, increasing safety and securing community support behind private intercity passenger railway project

Create and maintain Excel and Google Earth-based Florida East Coast Railroad (FECR) grade crossing database, using statistical predictive analyses to focus resource allocation for both track and highway grade engineering upgrades

Analyze and summarize revenue and ridership reports, origin-destination studies, and market segmentation analyses

Represent Brightline at monthly MPO mobility planning meetings, weighing costs and benefits of implementing multi-modal solutions, intelligent way finding, complete streets initiatives, and form-based codes to assuage traffic and reinvigorate community character along downtown Ft. Lauderdale arterial road

Organize and attend design review meetings for Phase 2 (WPB-ORL) rail infrastructure and Vehicle Maintenance Facility Financial Analyst February 2016 – July 2017

Coordinated and produced monthly cash flow statements for a multibillion dollar passenger railroad startup and associated network of transit-oriented development projects throughout Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando, FL

Managed monthly reforecast for $88 million pre-opening (non-construction) budget, meeting with company executives across IT, Legal, Marketing, Sales, Rail Operations, Finance, and Human Resources departments

Utilized Microsoft Excel fluency to provide financial and logistical modeling in wide array of projects including lease vs. buy and self-perform analysis and in the planning and routing of proposed urban shuttle transport system

Attended and contributed financial knowledge to Miami-Dade County Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan coordination meetings for public commuter rail service proposed along southernmost 14 miles of FEC/Brightline corridor

Interpret spending reports and provide meaningful explanation of preopening monthly spend variances

Interview department heads quarterly and compile reforecast for parent hedge fund Fortress Investment Group Morgan Stanley Baltimore, MD October 2015 – February 2016 Operations Analyst

School of Business Administration Coral Gables, FL April 2014 – April 2015 Student President

Skills and Interests

Fluency In Microsoft Excel; currently learning ArcGIS to complement analytical skill set

Comfortable Public Speaking: spoke to over 3,500 students and family members at high school commencement; as Business school President, held monthly business school open house events presenting to prospective students and families; and volunteered and spoke at monthly rail safety seminars at community centers, schools, and events along corridor through Operation Lifesaver Initiative

Working understanding of New Urbanism principles notably transit-oriented development and social capital growth

Focuses of current and future self-study: transportation, complete streets initiatives, freight and logistics, resiliency planning, economic development, sustainable housing and community design, public-private partnerships, foreign policy Recognitions

2015 Recipient of School of Business Excellence in Leadership Award for work done as Student President

2014 Finalist for Robert Bates Cole Award for Student Volunteerism for role in planning and coordination of Cities 2030 International Symposium on Urban Futures primarily focused on establishing best practices for sustainable development in the Global South

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