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David OBrien Expert Information

Treasury Consultant

EE Treasury

Expert Information

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Expert Topics: Cash Management
Expert Answers: 57 Answers/Comments

David is a highly regarded Treasury Master with a reputation for thought leadership in the profession. He is known for innovative, cost effective resolution to Treasury challenges. The scope of his practice includes: global cash management, cash forecasting, foreign exchange, working capital, debt, investments and Treasury technology.

The objective of David’s practice is to bring his 20 years of corporate experience to play in creating Solutions Sets for clients that are:
• Elegant in their Best Practice simplicity
• Easier to implement than alternatives offered by larger Treasury consulting firms
• Scalable in anticipation of future requirements
• Value priced against all competition

His is a global practice with completed engagements in the US, the UK, Mexico, Barbados, Trinidad, Zambia, Canada, Switzerland, South Africa, the Netherlands and Brazil.
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Specialties:Representative accomplishments:
*Engaged by PE firm on a $4bn "carve out" to design/implement: global cash, forecasting, In-house Bank, FX and banking structures.

*Design and implemented a cash structure for a MNC in 80 countries, that resulted in $715 mm reduction in surplus cash, daily visibility of 94% of cash balances and 95% cash forecasting accuracy.

*Engaged by a $22 bn MNC to coordinate: rationalization of global banking; SWIFT Net; and SAP integration.

 

Experience

Principal : EE Treasury - [2008-2016]
Global Treasury consulting practice

Treasury Master with experience in global cash mgt., cash forecasting, FX working cappital. Responsible for the design and implementation of best in class policies, procedures and systems for the management of: global cash, In-House Bank structures, forecasting, investments, debt, foreign exchange, working capital and Technical treasury issues such as Treasury Work Stations, SWIFT Net.
• Hired by a $7 bn PE firm to re-engineer global cash & FX. Establish policies, procedures, banking and systems for In-House Bank, cash management, forecasting and FX. Optimized cash improved forecasting and reduced FX risk.
• Engaged by a USD 22 bn MNC in 147 countries to coordinate the global rationalization of banking into regional SSC including installation of SAP Treasury modules and SWIFT interface. Designed In-House Banking, Intercompany loan and netting structures. Anticipate improved efficiency, cash control, cash optimization and reduced bank fees

 

Education

MBA , Finance : Virginia Commonwealth University - [ to 1976]