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Expert in Natural Gas, LNG, Fertilizers, Grains, Bio-fuels, Agricultural & Industrial Chemicals, Mining & Ores. Ag & Mining Equipment, Speciality & Commodity Chemicals,

Expert ID: 729878 Virginia, USA

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Expert has over 19 years of manufacturing, operational, senior management, finance and sales experience with major/leading producers, importers/exporters, traders of fertilizers, ag seed and chemicals, application/ag equipment, bio-fuels, and mining ores. He has current and past financial, accounting and senior management experience in public and private companies. He founded Premier Financial & Consulting LLC in 2004 and has a diversified manufacturing and financial services background.

He was a Controller and Business Analyst at industrial and agriculture chemical plants for FMC Corporation, Monsanto, and Solutia diversified chemical companies and Simplot Co. Expert held various financial and senior management positions at Citigroup, ING Direct federal bank and the former Chase Manhattan bank. Expert holds an MBA in Finance from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in the U.S.


Founder of a global financial, accounting and consulting company. Consulted in Ukraine/Russia – hedge fund investing in Former Soviet Union real estate, ag. - provided pricing, supply, demand forecasts, realtionships with companies, people for imports/exports, Western business practices, other. Manage a base of 50+ clients including institutions, hedge funds, private equity, buyout, pension funds, individuals: consulting with domestic/international clients; Firms include Goldman, Credit Suisse, Citadel, Fortress, Bain Capital, Och-Ziff, Soros Capital, McKinsey, MAN Group, SAC Capital, UBS, Boston Consulting Group, Farralon

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance Institution: Brigham Young University - Marriott School of Management
Year: 1991 Degree: BA Subject: Business Institution: Brigham Young University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President, Principal Consultant Department: Energy, NPK & Ag Division Responsibilities: He is an industry consultant and provides pricing, supply, demand, capacity, other forecasts, historical data and opinions. He does competitor analysis, research, financial and product data, thoughts, and work.
Years: 2000 to 2006 Employer: Simplot Companuy Title: Director of Finance Department: Industrial, Energy & Agriculture - AgriBusiness Responsibilities: Provided strategic direction, planning & analysis for the business ($1.4Bn revenue) and identified new business opportunities with presentations to CEO, Board of Directors, and Group President/executives; worked with company Investment bank partners on business development, M&A projects, valuations, and negotiations

Performed quantitative analysis, due diligence and modeling for M&A, JVs, and marketing alliances; business restructurings, negotiations and productivity improvements: NPV, discounted cash flow work

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Ukraine and Russia Summary: Consulted in Ukraine/Russia – hedge fund investing in Former Soviet Union real estate, ag. and industrials
Years: 2002 to 2005 Country / Region: Trinidad Summary: Successfully valued ($2.7B) and closed M&A deals ($785M) in U.S. and Trinidad; portfolio divestitures of $31M; negotiated business deals, loan assumptions, terms and assets/liabilities with lenders/buyers
Years: 2004 to 2006 Country / Region: Australia Summary: He identified Australian fertilizer, ore, and ag assets and companies for M&A. Traveled in Eastern Australia and completed M&A projects.
Years: 2000 to 2011 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Continuous project and consulting work in Alberta, Saskatwan., Manitoba, and British Columbia - energy (ie. oil sands, natural gas), fertilizers, ag seed, chemicals, grains, other.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Country / Region: France Summary: He speaks and writes French - internal audit for FMC Corp.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
AICPA
Professional Appointments
The Fertilizer Institute Economics Commitee. President 2002 - 2004.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Manage a base of 50+ clients including institutions, hedge funds, private equity, buyout, pension funds, individuals: consulting with domestic/international clients;

Consult in the energy, industrial/diversified chemicals, mining industry segments. Clients are hedge/mutual funds and PE firms in major money cities such as New York, London, Singapore
Training / Seminars
Seminars for global fertilizer, energy, expert networks - ie. International Fertilizer Association, The Fertilizer Institute, USDA.
Vendor Selection
Successfully valued ($2.7B) and closed M&A deals ($785M) in U.S. and Trinidad; portfolio divestitures of $31M; negotiated business deals, vendor relationships, loan assumptions, terms and assets/liabilities with lenders/buyers globally with multiple companies,clients, hedge funds, PE firms, individual investors, and banks.
Marketing Experience
Manage a base of 50+ clients including institutions, hedge funds, private equity, buyout, pension funds, individuals: consulting with domestic/international clients;

Consult in the energy, industrial/diversified chemicals, mining industry segments. Clients are hedge/mutual funds and PE firms in major money cities such as New York, London, Singapore
Other Relevant Experience
Expert A. Expert has more than 19 years of financial, accounting and senior management experience in public and private companies. He founded Premier Financial & Consulting LLC in 2004 and has a diversified manufacturing and financial services background.

He was a Controller and Business Analyst at industrial and agriculture chemical plants for FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company and Simplot Co. Expert held various financial and senior management positions at Citigroup, ING Direct federal bank and the former Chase Manhattan bank. Expert holds an MBA in Finance from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French

Fields of Expertise

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