Over 20 years experience in financial engineering,
management, strategy, M&A business development,
financial/strategic planning, modeling, analytics, M&A,
integration, financial marketing, risk management and
international expansion strategies.
- ★ Industry experience in financial services, telecom,
gaming, lodging, nutritional sciences, subscription
services, e-commerce and technology/software.
- ★ Former Senior Manager of Investments and
Acquisitions at DIRECTV, Inc., a division of Hughes
Aircraft/Electronics, overseeing a $1 billion equity
portfolio and was involved in valuing, structuring
and executing strategic investments and business
enhancement opportunities. Effected $500+ million
in transactions for its operating units including $125
million investment in Research in Motion (RIM),
TIVO, and XM Radio; a $180 million acquisition of
Telocity, Inc.; and coordinated sale of over $150
million in Thompson Multimedia stock.
- ★ Former CEO of a publicly-traded company, Fred was
instrumental in obtaining its listing on the NASDAQ
Small Cap market and raising over $65 million in
combined private equity and debt financing to
expand its operations.
- ★ MBA in finance and accounting from the University
of Chicago Graduate School of Business.