Vice President of Corporate Development in San Francisco, California
Cameron Poetzscher brings his expertise in Asian markets, years of investment banking experience and his strategic approach to partnerships, deal structuring and business operations to the forefront in his work at global ride-sharing company, Uber, where he serves in the role of VP of Corporate Development. At Uber, Cameron leads the M&A team, creating effective sustainable business partnerships around the world and partners on all global fundraising. His background and interest lie in the media/telecom/technology sector, with a specialized focus on internet-based ventures and the entertainment industry.
With his years of experience in Asia-Pacific markets, his work with some of the top Fortune 50 companies and his deep knowledge of pre-IPO startup operations, Cameron's experience has played an important role in Uber’s expansion into new regions in Asia.
Goldman Sachs – Deal Maker
Cameron Poetzscher joined Goldman Sachs in 1996, where he focused on technology, media and telcommunications, and oversaw several high profile lead-managed deals including the $7.5 billion Disney purchase of Pixar Animation Studios and the $7 billion purchase of Activision by market leader Vivendi Games. His experience in Asian markets helped him with the intricate $11.4 billion sale of Fraser & Neave to TCC, followed by the $4.7 billion sales of Fraser & Neave’s Asia Pacific Breweries assets to Heineken.
While at Goldman Sachs, Cameron worked in NY and SF as Managing Director of the Technology/Media/Telecom Group. In this position he helped companies with diverse business structures and financial models to achieve their financing goals. He was appointed as COO of Mergers & Acquisitions for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan and made the move to Singapore in 2008, where he was able to put his market-related experience to use.
Education & Early Career
Educated in Australia, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce before moving to the USA to continue his tertiary studies at HBS. He earned his MBA with distinction, including First and Second Year Honors. Remaining at Harvard, he was appointed as a Research fellow to Professor Peter Tufano on the School's Finance faculty. His research specialty was credit derivatives, hedging and options, and he also served as a teaching assistant.