KEVIN P. HARE, MBA, CPA
Chicago, IL 60613 | (312) 310 - 8006 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful finance professional with sell-side equity analytical experience covering a range of industries.
Demonstrated success in valuing and analyzing companies executing M&A and divestiture strategies. Experience
conducting due diligence, financial statement analysis and modeling, simulations using @Risk, strategic analysis,
industry and competitive analysis, comparative analysis, sensitivity analysis, and scenario analysis. MBA and CPA.
Discidium Research, LLC, Chicago, IL February 2010 – Present
Finance Manager for start-up proprietary investment research firm focused on U.S. and international M&A and
divestiture (spin-offs, split-offs, IPO carve-outs and parent-subsidiary “stub” situations) events. Assisted in growing
the company from a start-up to in excess of 20 clients. Served as company’s finance and accounting departments.
Manage the day to day activities of company, as well as supervise and develop a staff of up to three.
Draft detailed reports with investment recommendations, entity valuations and analysis of finances and
operations. Defend investment recommendations and analysis before client portfolio managers and analysts.
Apply corporate finance skills and knowledge to analyze and value companies and segments of multi-industry
companies undergoing corporate changes using DCF analysis, relative valuation analysis and comparable
Model financial statements, including statistical analysis (regression and multivariable regression analysis),
scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis and @Risk simulations.
Perform due diligence on finances and operations of targeted companies, including strategic analysis, business
analysis, industry analysis, fundamental analysis, operational analysis and analysis of accounting
Interview management teams and industry experts to develop an understanding of the industry trends and
drivers, accounting methods and conventions, and business models.
Generate and develop institutional investor leads, as well as plan and execute calls and presentations for
Industry generalist covering energy (oil and gas exploration, refineries, midstream master limited
partnership), healthcare (pharmaceutical and pharmacy services), industrial (manufacturing and distribution),
aerospace/defense, consumer products (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and media (cable television
and content creation).
Spin-Off Advisors, LLC, Chicago, IL June 2000 – January 2010
Special Situations Equity Analyst/Finance Manager
Analyst for provider of proprietary investment research and hedge fund sponsor and advisor focused on divestiture
situations, U.S. and international companies that are involved in spin-offs, carve-outs, and initial public offerings of
entire subsidiaries and “stub” situations. Served as company’s finance and accounting departments.
Assisted in growing the number of accounts from 60 to 120 by improving the quality of the research and
customer services, as well as by performing presentations to potential clients.
Drafted detailed reports with investment recommendations.
Defended investment recommendations before in-house and outside (client) portfolio managers.
Conducted DCF valuations of segments of multi-industry companies involved in corporate divestitures.
Examined SEC filings to extract segment specific financial information to quantify segment performance.
Interviewed senior management teams to develop an understanding of the industry trends and drivers,
accounting methods and conventions, and competing business models.
Conducted monthly, quarterly and annual variance analysis versus forecast and prior year actual results and
communicated findings to management.
Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., Chicago, IL September 1997 – August 1998
Senior Accountant, Management Services Division
Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting schedules and statements for two divisions having
revenues totaling $550 million dollars in fiscal year 1997.
Conducted monthly, quarterly and annual variance analysis and presented findings to regional and national
Assisted in integrating an acquisition into LaSalle’s internal control environment and accounting policies and
Developed and implemented procedures that reduced the time to prepare and distribute financial reporting
packages from two weeks to three days, saving approximately $147,000 annually.
Assisted in the development and formation of monthly, quarterly and annual budgets.
Prepared quarterly and annual audit papers and responded to requests for more information, reports and/or
Ernst & Young, LLP / Grant Thornton, LLP, Chicago, IL August 1994 – September 1997
Senior Accountant, Real Estate Group
Served as lead for annual financial statement and internal control audits and reviews of quarterly financial
statements for public and private clients. Conducted planning, risk assessment and analytical procedures.
Prepared detailed engagement work plan, illustrating budgets and staff schedules, reviewed and analyzed
audit work papers, financial statements and related footnotes.
Assisted client with completion of five acquisitions. Managed and participated in due diligence investigations
of finances and operations of targeted companies.
Assisted client with completion of a stock offering and a debt offering by conducting due diligence of
company finances and operations.
Identified internal control and operational weaknesses, developed recommendations and presented findings to
Managed and developed a staff of up to eight.
Moved with client from Grant Thornton to Ernst & Young.
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN August 1998 – May 2000
Master of Business Administration, major in Finance, May 2000
Selected to Investment Management Academy, GPA: 3.7/4.0
DePaul University, Chicago, IL September 1989 – May 1993
Bachelor of Science in Commerce, cum laude, major in Accountancy, June 1993
Eldred C. Strobel Honors Accountancy Program, GPA: 3.5/4.0
DePaul University Blue Demons Basketball Team
Certified Public Accountant, May 1995
Chartered Financial Analyst, Level I
Microsoft Office, including Excel (VBA Programming), Word, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher
FactSet Research Systems and Bloomberg, including importing information to MS Excel
Palisades @Risk, The Decision Tools Suite, and TopRank