Thao Do

M&A and Startup Consultant

New York City, United States


Open for part-time and full-time projects in M&A, Private Equity and Start-up Strategy work Almost 7 years of experience developing strategic and capital solutions for clients with over $30bn of transactions executed across industries, lifecycles, and geographies at Goldman Sachs and William Blair Focused Industries: General Industrial, Industrial Tech, Energy Storage, Equipment Finance, Business Services, Tech-enabled Services COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL - MBA, Executive Program, May 2025 TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY - MA, Accounting, May 2012 ; BBA, Finance and Accounting, May 2011 Languages: Proficiency in Vietnamese and English. Computer: Microsoft Office, Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson Reuters, Eikon, SDC, Delogic, Capital IQ Technicals: Equity Research, Financial Modeling, DCF, Merger Model, LBO, RMT, Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Project Management, Strategic Advisor, Startup Advisor

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 7 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Aerospace and Defense Air Freight and Logistics Airlines Auto Components Building Products Chemicals Commercial Services and Supplies Commodity Chemicals Containers and Packaging Electrical Equipment Health Care Equipment and Services Household Durables Household Products Industrial Conglomerates Machinery Paper and Forest Products Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment


Skilled in: Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

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

Languages: English, Vietnamese

Work Experience


M&A and Startup Consultant



- Now

• Collaborate with Founders and team to develop pitch decks and marketing materials; provide coaching on presentation and communication techniques to engage investors and offer insights on investment strategies and investor expectations • Attend internal team discussions to provide strategic advice and guidance; offer valuable insights on management techniques and leadership to empower young Founders • Assist with financial analysis, forecasting, and potential valuation estimation

William Blair

Investment Banking Associate



- 01/02/2022

Corporate Advisory Group - Public M&A

Goldman Sachs

Investment Banking Associate - Industrials



- 01/07/2020

 Sellside / Buyside Merger & Acquisition, and Financing activities in Industrial sector: airlines, home builders, paper & packaging  Prepare RFP at bake-offs and client service work includes preparing Board meeting materials, activism materials, M&A potential target ideas: profiles of targets, high-level merger math to show accretion / dilution level _Financial Modelling Experience: LBO, Merger Math, AVP, DCF, and contribution analysis

Goldman Sachs

Investment Banking Analyst



- 01/07/2017

Goldman Sachs

Analyst - Data Resource Group



- 01/07/2015

 Utilize external and internal databases to gather and prepare client-ready materials for junior bankers across industries and regions.  Build public company comparison, and broker-view analysis; create company profile, and track ownership evolution of potential clients and peers  Construct GS credential pages and deep dive into precedent transactions for comparable acquisition opportunities  Accumulate and present current economic climate of various industries and regions.  Identify pain points and increase efficiency by building dynamic excel templates. Contribute in recruiting and training effort to expand the team.  SLC Shift Lead: responsible for process management, managing junior banker expectations, ensuring data quality, answering questions from team members, and liaising with the Bangalore team.

GE Capital

Sales Force Effectiveness Intern



- 01/08/2011

Identify, simplify and consolidate Sales Rep Onboarding Process across six locations and four businesses within Equipment Finance (EF) Identify pain points in Booking/Funding process within EF, gather training materials and recommend solutions Trained on GE Golden Standards for Marketing: Value Creation, Communications, Segmentation & Targeting Maintained and updated sales data using Salesforce.com


Texas Christian University




- 01/01/2012

Texas Christian University

Finance & Accounting major; Energy Technology & Management minor



- 01/01/2011

Othello High School

General Studies



- 01/01/2007

Le Hong Phong High School



- 01/01/2006

Licenses / Certificates


Series 63


Series 79

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