With over 20 years of finance and corporate development experience, Fred E. Tannous brings financial management, strategy, M&A and business development expertise to the US First Capital team. As co-founder and Managing Director, Mr. Tannous helps clients succeed through focused support covering financial and strategic planning, modeling and analytics, M&A and integration, financial marketing, risk management and international expansion strategies. His toolkit is complimented by broad industry experience in financial services, mobile, telecom, gaming & lodging, nutritional sciences, e-commerce and technology and software.
Over the course of his professional career, Mr. Tannous has helped companies effect transactions valued at more than $1.2 billion as well as launching several start-up companies himself. He has worked extensively with numerous emerging companies to improve performance, enhance enterprise value and maximize returns, in addition to helping challenged companies develop winning strategies, negotiate settlements and implement effective action plans.
Mr. Tannous received an MBA in finance and banking from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He also holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. In addition, he has completed coursework in international business at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Mr. Tannous has extensive international experience and is conversant in Arabic and Italian.