Edgar Bandera is a successful financial consultant, entrepreneur and investor with strong technical skills at all levels of financial analysis, building sophisticated spreadsheets, software development, and the use of technology to improve business workflow. He has developed market-based software tools using stock options to calculate the cost of equity of regulated utilities and has worked with RFC since 2017.
Prior to becoming an independent investor and consultant, Edgar was a co-founder of a financial software firm serving many of Wall Street’s investment banks, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for many years before selling the company to FactSet Research Systems, a global public company serving a similar client base. He subsequently served as Vice President and Market Strategist for FactSet’s Corporate Finance product line. Other relevant business experience includes owning and managing a home painting franchise, being a junior partner in a $100 million private equity fund, and working as a Financial Analyst at Deutsche Bank’s Latin American Mergers and Acquisitions team.
Edgar graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, where he earned a double degree in Chemistry and Physics.