Tianchao Xu

Tianchao Xu
[email protected] –144 W Lane Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210 – 703.675.0120
Education & Honors
The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honors
May 2014
Majors: Finance; Minor: Art History | Cumulative GPA: 3.85/4.00
- Financing 35% of educational expenses through academic scholarships
Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program: 1 of 12 selected into a competitive, faculty-selected program exposing students to
investment banking and financial modeling
Honors Contract Program: 1 of 30 students in a highly selective, year-long program taught by top faculty with a focus on
community service, team business projects and experiential learning
2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers xTREME Taxation Case Competition – Ohio State Runner-up
- Led a team of five students in designing and presenting a $6.5 million relocating solution for a software gaming company’s venture
into cloud-computing model in front of a panel of PwC partners
Professional Experience
Intelligent Edge Advisors
New York, NY
Investment Banking Summer Intern
June 2012-August 2012
Developed and updated the valuation decks for two sell-side transactions for a $16 MM industrial contractor company and a $120
MM skilled nursing company by creating discounted cash flow models, standalone operating models, and trading comparable
Constructed confidential information memorandum and client pitch materials by incorporating detailed company profiles, segment
overview, ratio analysis, and variance analysis
Compiled comprehensive database of companies and precedent transactions in the Hispanic advertising and education technology
industries using D&B and Hoovers
Developed and updated the contact log of potential strategic and financial buyers; engaged in calls with buyers to track diligence
Merrill Lynch
Columbus, OH
Private Wealth Management Intern
June 2011-September 2011
Performed proprietary and assigned research on 200+ equity and structured investment products for retail investors using Merrill
Lynch reports and financial statements
Created presentations using information gathered from economic reports, conference calls and research reports, which were utilized
by portfolio managers during client meetings
Synthesized statistics and legal provisions from financial planning documents to create a comprehensive Excel database for 23
employment and retirement benefits plans, such as ESOPs and IRAs
College Pro
Columbus, OH
Part-time Sales Agent
January 2011-May 2011
Promoted and sold exterior painting service door-to-door in local neighborhoods; generated more than $30,000 in leads
Leadership Experience, Involvement & Community Service
Global Business Brigades
Fundraising Committee Director
January 2011-February 2012
Global Business Brigades connects students with international non-profit affiliates to empower communities in developing nations
with microenterprise programs that improve the local quality of life
Raised $9,000 through institutional sponsorship and fundraising events for the club’s 2011 summer and spring service trips to rural
Panama to provide microfinance consulting for local enterprises
Managed marketing and advertising for the fundraisers and trips by creating informational posters and organizing information
sessions, resulting in a 30% increase in membership
International Student Business Association
Vice President of Fundraising
March 2011-March 2012
Determined and addressed fundraising needs and created quarterly budgets to keep expenses in line with budgeted spending
Built strong partnerships with local companies, restaurants and community-based organizations to secure $5,000 annual
programming funds and event sponsorship
Recruited a group of eight motivated students to help plan and carry out two fundraising events for a local NGO focusing on
providing after-school care to community underprivileged youth
Skills & Interests
Wall Street Prep: Received training in financial modeling including DCF, LBO and Accretion/Dilution analysis
Languages: Mandarin (Native)
Interests: reading, playing piano (Chopin and Strauss), playing basketball