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CFO Private Equity, Head of Finance, Senior Financial Executive

Location:
Dettenhausen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Posted:
November 25, 2018

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CLAUDIA L. AOUN

(** 49-171******* ac7shf@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pixeon Medical Systems S.A. Private equity owned healthcare software company Chief Financial Officer - CFO São Paulo, SP 2014 - 2016

Hired by Founder-CEO and Private Equity Fund, Riverwood Capital, to act as a Business Partner and help to scale the company’s business and monetize shareholder value

Restructured and managed administrate and finance areas including a team of 25 people in accounting, tax, invoicing, treasury, facilities, sales contracts and purchasing to enhance efficiency, fostering peer collaboration, positive attitude and development

Elaborated business review reports to Board of Directors to monitor adherence on investments directives of growth, profitability, liquidity and capital structure

Managed annual budgeting and rolling forecasts, understanding business priorities while supervising budget-model construction (zero base budgeting)

Prepared variance analysis reports (Budget Vs. Actual) and facilitated regular meetings with C-Levels to monitor operational and financial performance – EBITDA turned positive at the end of 2015 and cash flow generation at the beginning of 2016

Fundraised with Tier 1 banks from personal relationship a USD2MM bridge equity capital and USD2.5MM BNDES Support Program for Small and Medium Enterprises on a 96-month term with the lowest interest rate in the market (4% p.a.), turning into best practice for Riverwood in Brazil

Implemented a new ERP system to internalize accounting department delivering faster and more accurate accounting information as the Qualified Audit Report to Board for the first time, after 4 years of Auditing

Implemented new policies, internal controls and financial processes including processes that reduced financial cash cycles and working capital requirements such as invoicing (TTB), receivables (DSO) and order-to-cash (OTC)

Structured M&A deal, NBO Letter, financial and legal due diligence and worked on post-acquisition integration of two companies on the first year identifying contingencies adjustments Support Cargo S.A. Individual entrepreneur owed logistics company Chief Financial Officer - Turnaround São Paulo, SP 2012- 2014

Referred by potential investor to join the executive team post-equity deal break to play a key role on capital restructuring and manage the finance team with 22 people across headquarters and branches

Improved the organization’s financial information flow, designing protocols to be followed by planning and forecasting, treasury, accounts payable and receivable, tax and human resources

Created the master budget which improved sales controls, operating costs, administrative expenses that generated higher margins

Provided accurate information to the Board of Directors to support key strategic decisions, such as investment on a new fleet of 60 trucks and debt restructuring alternatives

Managed overdue liabilities by presenting to bank lender and trade creditors debt restructuring alternatives like Tier 1 local bank USD 2MM 36-month term with BNDES (Progeren) to fund capital needs with low interest rates Ultrapar S.A Public listed (BVMF: UGPA3 / NYSE:UGP) Brazilian group (fuel, chemicals, logistics and pharmacies) Treasury Manager São Paulo, SP 2007 – 2011

Financial Planning and Analysis São Paulo, SP 2004 – 2007

Managed the treasury team by planning and controlling the consolidated debt.

Procured new sources of debt finance restructuring and managing liabilities of US$2 Billion from BNDES, FINEP, Syndicated Loans and Bonds with extensive expertise in negotiating financial and non-financial covenants that reduced in 3.3% p.a. the consolidated debt cost

Completed cash flow reports, forecasting cash surplus/deficit and recommended alternatives to meet cash flow requirements

Developed financial models to improve the decision making: lease vs. buy asset model (IT expansion), NPV debt model, NPV

of incentive tax project model (Lei do Bem, Innovation debt lines)

Worked on a first Brazilian debenture issuance (ICVM 476) of USD 700MM with maturity date to December 4th 2012

Forecasted the master budget to C-Levels and mapped financial risks (currency, investment, interest risks) to present to Board of Directors

Supported Relation Investors Department and participated as a member of the due diligence team in acquisitions of new operational units in North America (USA and Mexico) and South America (Venezuela) CLAUDIA L. AOUN

(55-11-991**-**** (55-11-215*-**** ac7shf@r.postjobfree.com PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Stern Stewart & Co International strategy consulting boutique Senior Consultant São Paulo, SP 2000 – 2003

Advised clients on how to use financial data, and financial metrics, to evaluate business performance

Used EVA (economic value added), BSC (balanced scored card), NPV (net present value), and other key performances, to

goals establish the performance

Established with clients a data-oriented decision-maker culture

Created the client’s master budget assessing forecasted vs actual data

Advised clients on how to design profitable business plan Bradesco Brazilian retail and investment bank (BVMF:BBDC4 / NYSE BBD) Senior Associate, Capital Markets São Paulo, SP 1996 - 2000

Managed a team in charge of financial analysis and technical opinion on IPO, Debt and M&A transactions in the following

Fertilizers sector: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Pulp & Paper,

Developed Project Finance executed by the bank internationally (England, UK)

Conducted financial analysis in chemical industry corporations with the bank as a substantial investor

Provided timely reports to the bank’s board of directors on investments’ portfolio valuation Financial Adviser, Retail São Paulo, SP 1991 - 1996

Handled meetings with clients to conduct reviews of clients' financial circumstances, current provision and future aims to

provide investment advice

Researched and considered retail investment products available to meet the client's needs ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Universidade de São Paulo – USP / FIPECAFI São Paulo, SP 2005 Master in Risk Management

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC São Paulo, SP 1995 Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance LANGUAGES

Portuguese (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Advanced), German (Intermediate) ADITIONAL INFORMATION

CFA Candidate level II

Academic credentials evaluated by World Education Services – WES

Extensive list of Valuation and Derivatives courses, including Prof. Aswath Damodaran, Capitania Asset Management, Prof.

Alexandre Assaf Neto from University of São Paulo, Cavalcante Associados.

Financial Tools: Bloomberg, Economatica, SAS, SAP, XRT, Benner.



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