Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis @ International Rectifier, Inc.
Software Development Manager @ NXTV, Inc.
Instructor, Financial Management @ UCLA Extension
Masters Science, Electrical Engineering @
California State University-Los Angeles
Experienced investment banking professional, supported by a comprehensive set of financial, analytic and business development skills, with a deep background in both technology and digital media. Is both a passionate advisor who assists middle-market businesses in transforming their strategic plans into tactical solutions as well as a proven operator with the ability to lead teams through rapid
Experienced investment banking professional, supported by a comprehensive set of financial, analytic and business development skills, with a deep background in both technology and digital media. Is both a passionate advisor who assists middle-market businesses in transforming their strategic plans into tactical solutions as well as a proven operator with the ability to lead teams through rapid implementation and successful execution. M&A advisory and business development activities are primarily focused around emerging media platforms and technology.
Broad M&A experience includes buy-side and sell-side transactions, debt and equity capital raising and fairness opinions. Strong relationships maintained across emerging tech / media companies as well as within the financial community (Venture Capital, Private Equity and Ultra High Net Worth individuals).
Director - Technology, Media and Telecom @ FocalPoint is a middle-market focused investment bank with the ability to offer a full spectrum of advisory services including debt and equity capital raises, restructuring, valuations and fairness opinions, and M&A advisory.
Joined FocalPoint’s Los Angeles office in 2012 and heads the firm’s Technology practice. Has spent nearly two decades in technology, both as a software engineer and as an experienced advisor, supporting the capital market needs of middle-market entrepreneurs. Has led, managed and closed an aggregate of more than $1 billion in transactions within the tech sector. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 11 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member @ XTOPOLY is a full-service Mobile Marketing Agency that blends technology and creativity to produce memorable digital experiences across connected screens. The agency works directly with both agencies and/or brands to bring thought leadership and strategic thinking through the creative use of digital. The agency has racked up accolades in both mobile and digital advertising while boasting an impressive roster of clients including Yamaha, Google, T-Mobile and a plethora of world renowned advertising agencies such as The Integer Group.
Advisory Board members represent a support structure for the Executive Team, provide strategic growth and financial advisory to exploit XTOPOLY's leading position in the explosive digital and mobile marketing industry. From June 2011 to Present (4 years 7 months) Vice President @ Technology & Media Investment Banker providing middle-market M&A advisory services, including deal origination, management, negotiation, and execution – representing more than $500 million in transaction value and resulting in nearly $12.2 million in total fees. Resident expert in corporate finance deals, specifically growth capital raises (equity or debt), recaps and going-private transactions.
Responsibilities include full lifecycle of M&A process including deal origination, pitch, valuation analysis, detailed financial modeling, drafting offering memoranda and management presentations, sourcing buyers or investors, managing due diligence phase, and purchase agreement drafting and negotiations. Actively also manage and mentor associates and analysts in financial modeling, collateral marketing material development, situation analysis, deal execution and compilation of secondary research on a quarterly basis to support technology & media industry practice.
Noteworthy closed transactions include Candescent Partners acquisition of SoftBase Systems (represented seller), Ascentium Corporation's acquisition of Cactus Commerce (represented buyer), LIN TV Corporation's acquisition of Red McCombs Media (represented seller), ConAgra Food Ingredients division’s acquisition of Saroni Total Food Ingredients (represented seller), Woori Finance attempted acquisition of Hanmi Financial (fairness opinion) and Haldex AB acquisition of Concentric plc (represented buyer). From February 2007 to February 2012 (5 years 1 month) Volunteer Chair, Western Region @ Global non-profit foundation addressing the challenge of poverty in the developing world, working with international public and private agencies and operating in 29 countries with an annual budget of $300 million.
Success achieved through marketing and outreach efforts with various civic, academic, and corporate leaders and expressed through the execution of five annual fundraising events resulting in approximately $1 million in yearly fundraising. From March 2009 to March 2011 (2 years 1 month) Greater Los Angeles AreaSenior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis @ Led quarterly corporate-level preparation of income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow as well as 5-year financial projections, requiring analysis of scenarios from 5 profit centers and 70 cost centers. Information used in earnings release and guidance calls.
Provided financial support to cost centers across Legal, IT, Technology & HR teams. Initiated change in amortization treatment of capitalized legal costs, resulting in over $2 million reduction of operating expenses in FY 2007.
Managed foreign currency exposure through determination of monthly risk level and identification of potential hedging strategies; supported relationships with multiple banks in selecting most desirable strategy. Executed hedges generated $2.5 million in profit.
Initiated development of single financial consolidation model, resulting in reduced scenario generation time from 4 hours to 30 minutes.
Evaluated capital investments, utilizing DCF analysis, demand assessment, and risk/opportunity sensitivity analysis. To achieve reduction in evaluation cycle, overhauled policy and developed uniform company-wide capital expenditure tool. From October 2005 to February 2007 (1 year 5 months) Software Development Manager @ Developed hospitality industry’s first web-based management application for in-room entertainment systems, enabling interface customization and hotel staff management of NXTV services. Application also provided revenue & capital asset tracking, studio royalty distribution, client profit-sharing, and site installations, resulting in improved financial, inventory and assets management.
Managed cross-functional team of engineers through company transformation from product innovators (critical factor: time-to-market) to service providers (critical factor: reducing cost-per-installation).
Architected NXTV database, including data mgmt strategy, replication, security and scheduled stored procedures
Through work flow process re-engineering, reduced development & quality assurance cycles by 17%. From September 2000 to September 2004 (4 years 1 month) Senior Software Engineer @ Teamed with five to secure contract to design fastest printer in market, resulting in 36% revenue increase in FY 2000. Modeled a predictive set of metrics that resulted in a 40% overall improvement in system performance. From 1999 to 2000 (1 year)
Executive MBA, Finance, Strategy, Marketing, etc. @ University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business From 2002 to 2004 Masters Science, Electrical Engineering, Telecom / Computer Architecture @ California State University-Los Angeles From 1994 to 1996 Bachelors Science, Aerospace Engineering @ University of California, Los Angeles From 1988 to 1993 Muizz CFA is skilled in: Mergers, Financial Modeling, Corporate Development, Strategic Planning, Restructuring, Capital Raising, Private Equity, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Due Diligence, M&A experience, Financial Analysis, Start-ups, Strategy
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