I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.
E-STAR ALTERNATIVE PLC.
Head of Treasury and Investor Relations
Budapest (HU), London (UK), Warsaw (PL)
01/2010 – 07/2011
Led treasury’s daily operations and 7 person team. Designed financial strategy, executed hedging program (IRS, FX forwards, oil derivatives), planned cash flows and managed liquidity of 15 companies ($120 mm USD Sales, $28 mm USD EBITDA)
Organized several roadshows in which I visited over 100 asset managers, resulting in both an equity increase of $15 mm USD in July 2011 and the issuance of corporate bonds ($50 mm USD)
After our company was awarded “Best performing stock” on the Budapest Stock Exchange in 2010, my team listed the company’s shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (secondary listing) to increase awareness and to boost liquidity of the company’s shares
Evaluated and executed acquisitions of 8 power plants in Hungary, Romania and Poland with 20 MWe and 270 MWt capacity
GREENERGY GROUP - Global Environment Fund Portfolio Company (Private Equity Investments)
Group Treasurer, Head of M&A
12/2007 – 01/2010
Managed team of 3 in treasury to design financial strategy, hedging program. Forecasted cash flows and liquidity needs for 12 project companies ($65 mm USD Sales, $15 mm USD EBITDA)
Organized acquisitions of 6 (2 distressed) cogeneration power plant companies ($40 mm USD). Completed financial restructuring by tailoring debt service of loans to cash flow generating capabilities of power plants
Completed cross-collateralized refinancing of 12 project companies ($100 mm USD loan facility with a $45 mm USD growth facility) and sourced financing for new projects, including wind parks (10 MW) and biomass power plants (6 MW in total) – both complicated transactions as we closed these transactions at the peak of the financial crisis
Analyst 2 & 3, Financial Strategy Group
Analyst 1, Treasury Product Control Unit
12/2004 – 12/2007
Built team in Budapest, re-tailored quantitative analysis framework for capital structure optimization and for debt capacity simulation to accommodate special needs of emerging market firms based on ratings assigned by S&P and Moody’s
Covered and advised top 100 regionally based companies on M&A transactions and issuance of both equity and debt in 7 countries (Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia) - $10 mm USD revenue generated from advisory mandates
Prepared industry analysis to support deal flow (Oil&Gas, Energy, Alternative Energy, Machinery, Food and Beverages, Telecommunication, Generic Drug Production, Rail Cargo, FMCG, Logistics, and Transportation industries)
Designed and implemented eDealer, a front office FI (fixed income) trading system which redefined fixed income control processes
I am the VP of Monetization at Harvest (www.hvst.com). My role here is to ensure that Harvest is maximizing its monetization opportunities while maintaining the highest level of experience for our users, and advertisers.