6801 Preinkert Dr #7018B ♦ College Park, MD 20740
703-732-4363 ♦ aakareem@umd.edu
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Bachelor of Science, Finance
Cumulative GPA: 3.86
BAT Score: 600 (94th Percentile)
Expected Graduation: May 2016
Emerging CFOs Fellows
September 2014 – May 2015
 Applied financial analysis skills to case studies and simulations taken from real world examples
Signal Hill Capital
Baltimore, MD
Investment Banking Summer Analyst, M&A: Technology, Media & Telecom
June 2015 – August 2015
 Fulfilled all duties of a full time analyst, worked with a team of junior and senior bankers on the deal process
 Built VBA Excel function now used firm-wide to auto-format chart designs and color coding for financial models
 Sell-side pitch for Telecom company: Data Center Solutions ~$25m of revenue
o Prepared pro forma slides of target and acquirer on PowerPoint to illustrate potential combined entity
o Conducted industry due diligence, calculating average CapEx/Megawatt, data center MW density, and data center
redundancy; along with EV ratios including EV/Megawatts and EV/sq. ft
o Constructed expense benchmarking analysis of peers operating in wholesale colocation, retail colocation, and cloud
o Evaluated industry cap rate, churn rate, MW load capacity, and square feet of comparable Data Center REITs
 Sell-side M&A for SaaS company: Education Services ~$8m of revenue
o Assembled a full quarterly P&L model using revenue drivers such as customer backlog accounts, contract cycles, retention
rate, and sales & marketing efficiency
o Projected revenue and salaries using a waterfall incorporating churn rate, inflation rate, and employee headcount
o Analyzed raw data of over 3,000 customer accounts to illustrate patterns which were incorporated into the P&L model
Lemma Senbet Fund
College Park, MD
Equity Analyst, Technology Sector
May 2015 – Present
 Selected as 1 of 10 students as equity analysts to manage ~$1,000,000 endowment to the Smith School of Business
 Analyze and pitch equity investments using DCF and comparables analysis
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Investment Banking Intern, M&A
December 2014 – January 2015
 Assisted with creating Pitchbooks by creating slides of company profiles and potential acquirers
 Conducted due diligence regarding multiple companies in the consumer discretionary and industrial sectors by looking at
IBIS World, Factiva, Hoovers, ThomsonOne, and Morningstar
 Translated multiple business documents and financial statements from Arabic to English
Kerburn Rose
New York City, NY
Investment Banking Summer Analyst, M&A
June 2014 – July 2014
 Buy-side M&A for Pharmaceutical Subsidiary
o Constructed full operating model of parent company with depreciation, working capital, and debt schedules
o Completed detailed due diligence on potential targets under $200m market cap
o Created slides on Microsoft PowerPoint, with multiples including EV/EBITDA, P/E, Debt to Equity Ratio
UMD Bitcoin
College Park, MD
October 2013 – January 2014
 Created a local bitcoin exchange, buying and selling bitcoin in cash, quadrupling initial investments from $600 to $2,600
 Utilized the changes in the price of bitcoin to increase capital, then re-sold the bitcoin for a 15% premium
Economics Association of Maryland, President
Finance Banking and Investment Society, VP of Finance
September 2014 – Present
December 2014 – Present
Honors & Awards: 1st Place Emerging CFO’s Case Competition, Finalist in Deloitte Case Competition, Phi Kappa Phi Honor
Society, twice awarded for Departmental Contribution, Primannum Honor Society
Training & Languages: Microsoft Office, VBA, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Salesforce, ThomsonOne, proficient in Arabic
Interests: Game of Thrones, Collegiate Wrestling, Calisthenics