Gregory Nep

Vice President at Brigit

New York, NY

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Experienced Finance professional with demonstrated financial forecasting, as well as operating experience. Experience working on wall street and in high-growth, venture backed, startups. MBA from the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business.

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Mar 2020 - Present

Brigit

Vice President

Jul 2018 - Feb 2020

Penrose Hill

Director of Finance

• Built FP&A function for over $40m revenue digitally native winery with 50k+ member wine club, wholesale distribution, and multiple go-to-market partnerships • Developed the company’s financial model forecasting revenue, profitability and cash burn, including cohort level profitability calculation measuring ROIC, LTV, CAC, and other key KPI’s • Established rigorous month-end close process including key management reports, budget vs. actual analysis, forecast revision, and led monthly review with senior management • Designed accounting systems and key controls: onboarded and managed third-party accounting team; developed chart of accounts, accruals, costing, and other accounting policy • Principal architect of the annual budget including hiring plan, capital needs, and marketing spend • Created presentations for regular board of directors meeting outlining company strategy and performance • Supported series B capital raise: drafted pitch deck, managed data room highlighting curated cohort and performance metrics, and fielded investor communications • Coordinated implementation of financial and operational ERP system, allowing unit-level cost tracking and material inventory management

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Nov 2015 - Jun 2018

Stephens Inc.

Equity Research Associate

Covered Food and Agriculture • Designed proprietary financial models used to analyze and forecast earnings, key operating metrics, and liquidity needs utilized in valuation of covered companies • Developed industry insight and actionable recommendations through communication with company management, industry analysts, government agencies, and investment community • Communicated investment recommendations to sales, trading colleagues and clients • Managed analyst marketing program including designing and updating marketing materials and coordinating educational expert-series conference calls • Managed, trained, and supervised junior associate

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Dec 2014 - Nov 2015

Wedbush Securities

Senior Equity Research Associate

Communication Equipment and Cloud Infrastructure • Developed original investment recommendations backed by in-depth financial analysis and assessment of industry dynamics, strategic direction, and potential M&A • Created fully integrated models utilizing company financial operating metrics and industry data points which were used as basis for investment recommendations • Cultivated network of industry contacts through channel checks, conferences, and investor relations used to develop well-rounded viewpoints and investment thesis

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Apr 2014 - Nov 2014

American Express

Manager

• Utilized SAS to create econometric model forecasting customer spend volume based on macroeconomic projections for use in capital planning • Developed specific scenario forecasts used in 2015 CCAR "Stress Test" to ensure adequate capital ratio in a period of severely stressed economic growth

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

RBC Capital Market

Equity Research Summer Associate

• Performed fundamental equity analysis on stocks in the internet sector (such as Facebook, Amazon, Expedia, and AOL) for research reports that were published and distributed to company clients • Modeled financial projections based on primary research to assess company profitability and growth prospects in initiation reports • Analyzed the expansion of domain addresses into generic web names for a published report on the expected effects of this expansion on the internet sector and covered domain registrar firms

Sep 2011 - May 2012

Maize & Blue Fund

Senior Analyst

• Selected as analyst covering the technology sector for student-run fund managing assets on behalf of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Endowment • Perform bottoms up research process utilizing discounted cash flow, sum of parts, and comparable company analysis on equity investments

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Jun 2008 - Jul 2011

Worth Capital

Investment Analyst - Alternative Investments

• Identified potential allocations through prime brokers and at capital introduction conference and led due diligence reviews of potential investments • Sourced and negotiated transactions in illiquid hedge fund positions on the secondary market resulting in annualized returns of up to 50% • Led regular meetings with company investors, debriefing them on asset performance

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Jul 2005 - Jun 2008

Citigroup Global Markets

Analyst

• Analyzed derivatives and equity valuation methodologies used within the firm for economic soundness and regulatory compliance • Identified inefficiencies in department data analysis process; developed automated procedure which helped shorten monthly and quarterly close process by a day

Education

2011 - 2013

University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

MBA

2002 - 2005

BS, Economics/Math

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