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 Expert  727950

Expert in Forest Products, Coated Paper, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been involved in the coated papers industry for over eight years in a broad range of functions. He began his career in finance and information technology roles at MeadWestvaco before moving to the corporate strategy group. Expert spent his last six years in corporate strategy at MeadWestvaco and its successor, NewPage. As the Director of Strategy Expert's group managed the company's acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning, their environmental strategy, their IPO process and several major initiatives.
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coated paper

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printing paper coating material


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2009   MBA   Entrepreneurship, International Business   University of California- Berkeley, Haas School of Business  
1999   BS   Finance   University of Illinois- Champaign/Urbana  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2009

 

NewPage

 

Corporate Strategy

 

Director of Strategy

 

As the Director of Strategy for NewPage, Expert's team led mergers & acquisitions totaling over $2B, divestitures totaling $500MM, strategic planning, environmental strategy, the company's unsuccessful IPO, and a host of other high profile special projects.

2003 to 2005

 

MeadWestvaco

 

Coated Papers Strategy Group

 

Strategy Manager

 

Expert played a major role in the sale of the coated papers group to private equity firm, Cerberus Capital and in the creation of the stand-alone corporation, NewPage.

2001 to 2003

 

MeadWestvaco

 

Coated Papers Finance

 

Business Analyst

 


1999 to 2001

 

General Electric

 

GE Aircraft Engines

 

Financial Management Program

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Mensa Society


Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Through his role as the Director of Strategy at NewPage, the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, Expert has spent much of his career analyzing worldwide trends in the coated papers market, print sector, and traditional paper advertising.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has spent significant time in Investor Relations, working with financial analysts about NewPage and the coated paper sector. With this and his extensive experience working with investment banks on an IPO, public debt offering and several acquisitions, he has the ability to communicate pertinent information to investors and financial analysts.


 

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