Felipe has almost two decades of experience as an owner/operator, CFO, management consultant, financial analyst, practicing CPA and auditor. His areas of expertise include financial due diligence/quality of earnings, forensic, fraud, corporate investigations, litigation support and economic damage calculation engagements on behalf of private equity investors, lenders, attorneys, public and private companies.
Felipe developed internal controls and performed both internal and external financial reporting for numerous privately held corporations. In addition, he has assessed the acquisition, integration, and operations of businesses in a number of industries and prepared multi-year, integrated financial forecasts, including 13-week cash forecasts for liquidity strained companies.
He assumed control and turned around a struggling retail operation. Within months, he restructured all debt, reorganized all departments and returned the company to a 300% increase in EBITDA by increasing sales 30%, gross margins 14%, and eliminating $235,000 of SG&A expenses. He handled all aspects of the retail operations, including human resources, procurement, inventory control, financial reporting, marketing and sales. Felipe implemented policies and procedures to reduce theft/shrinkage, instituted quarterly cash flow reporting, installed an ERP system to handle purchasing and integrated all back-office operations.
Concurrently, he managed the family office responsibilities, including investments for a high net worth individual. Felipe was able to substantially increase rental income, re-develop land, build residential properties, expand retail square footage by 120% and increase family holdings/wealth by 160%.
As a consultant, he has performed diligences on over 100 acquisitions and financing deals across the U.S., South America, Central America, Mexico, Asia and Canada. He has conducted buy and sell-side financial due diligence, including quality of earnings and net working capital analysis, performed fraud examinations, determined purchase price adjustments, evaluated cash flows and multi-year forecasts, performed operational assessments of portfolio companies and provided forensic accounting analyses and litigation support.
Earlier in his career he spent years with Walt Disney Records, honing his skills in financial modeling and analysis. Prior to The Walt Disney Company, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in auditing and consulting for multiple venture capital, private equity, hedge and mutual fund clients. Most recently, Felipe worked as a Senior Manager in the transaction advisory services for BDO, LLP and consulted for a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ.
Felipe is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is fluent in Spanish.