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Ahmad Tahir

Corporate Development | Corporate Venture Capital | Strategy | Angel Investor | Rice MBA | x-Matterport | x-Credit Suisse

Houston, United States

$1,600/day

Matterport EPAM Systems Credit Suisse AG EP ENERGY KeyBanc Capital Markets

Global corporate development, investments, and strategy executive with deep financial acumen and a 13-year track record of working closely with executive leadership teams. Skilled in identifying business growth opportunities, strategy formulation, and crafting high-impact presentations to successfully convey complex information to executives. Have consistently led and executed highly technical acquisitions and investments ranging from $10MM – $200MM+ across multiple geographies and industries. Accustomed to initiating and conducting comprehensive market research and competitive intelligence analyses as the foundation of company investment theses and growth strategies. Recognized for ability to identify white space growth opportunities, motivate and organize complex cross-functional teams (10-15 team members), and foster a culture of shared success and accountability.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 13 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Diversified Capital Markets Energy Investment Banking and Brokerage Materials Software and Services Technology Hardware and Equipment

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Development, Due Diligence, Term Sheet, Contractual Agreements, M&A Negotiations, Licensing Agreements, Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: Arabic, English

Work Experience

Matterport

Director, Corporate Development & Investments

1/5/2022

 

- 1/7/2023

Matterport is a publicly traded 3D spatial capture technology company with a ~$1 billion market cap generating $140 million in revenue. The company is known as a market-leading provider of 3D Digital Twins of the built world, with customers in real estate, construction, industrial manufacturing, and retail, capturing more than 10 billion square feet of building interiors across 150+ countries. Director, Corporate Development and Investments Reporting to the Head of Corporate Development as a key thought partner to directly oversee and lead growth strategy formulation, end-to-end M&A, venture investments, and partnerships. Co-led the development of the company’s investment thesis and inorganic growth strategy through close collaboration with executive management and key business stakeholders. Led multiple venture investment and acquisition evaluation and execution processes across the Real Estate Tech, Construction Tech, Industrial Tech, and Retail Tech spaces. Identified, developed, and incubated multiple growth opportunities working alongside solution architects, engineers, and business strategy teams.

EPAM Systems

Corporate Development Lead - Europe and Americas

1/12/2020

 

- 31/5/2022

EPAM is a publicly traded IT services provider with a ~$14 billion market cap generating ~$5 billion of revenue. The company is known for customized software development capabilities ranging from cloud migration to AI/ML. EPAM employs 40k+ with offices in 20+ countries, servicing the likes of Google, SAP, and Chevron. Corporate Development Lead - Americas and Europe Reporting to the Global Head of Corporate Development, led and oversaw multiple acquisitions and investments, managing a cross-functional deal team from origination through close. Helped scale group from three to 10+ individuals, including one direct report, and was responsible for enhancing deal efficiency by streamlining the evaluation process through template workflows and advanced financial models.

Credit Suisse

Investment Banking Associate

1/7/2017

 

- 31/12/2020

Recruited by the group’s head recruiter as part of an associate class of five post-MBA. Lead associate on ~$14.8 billion of M&A, capital markets, and strategic alternatives transactions, conducting financial analyses across all energy verticals utilizing DCF, NAV, accretion/dilution, and operating models. Co-led analyst and associate recruitment efforts through on-campus events and interviews, successfully filling all classes.

EP ENERGY

Staff Financial Analyst, Corporate Development

1/4/2013

 

- 30/6/2017

Staff Financial Analyst – Corporate Development 2015 – 2017 Senior Financial Analyst – Corporate Development 2013 – 2015 Reporting to the Head of Corporate Development, actively involved in executing and closing six acquisition & divestiture (A&D) transactions with a cumulative deal value of ~$1.8 billion.

KeyBanc Capital Markets

Investment Banking Analyst

1/8/2010

 

- 31/3/2013

Education

Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

1/1/2015

 

- 31/12/2017

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

1/1/2006

 

- 31/12/2010

Licenses / Certificates

CFA Institute

Passed CFA Level II (Level I: December 2016, Level II: June 2017 )