Monday, 25 April 2016

John Haag - Four Hundred Jumps

John Haag, in addition to being a high-powered business executive and consultant with decades of experience and skill behind him, is also a skydiver. The passion started for Haag after he took his first skydiving lesson and knew instantly that he had to have more. Haag somehow finds time to jump out of airplanes on a regular basis to practice his skydiving skills and style.

Skydiving definitely qualifies as an extreme sport, but is a little unusual in the sense that it is an activity that was born of necessity: it developed because people had to abandon planes that were about to crash. As extreme as that is, however, skydiving is relatively safe, as extreme sports go.

What draws a lot of skydivers is the thrill of free falling. There is an incredible rush that many say is hard to put into words, and is incomparable to anything else. Free-falling out of control like that provides a huge adrenaline rush, and skydivers often say they feel totally free as they plummet toward earth. The standard altitude for skydiving is about 12,500 feet above ground level. From that altitude, a skydiver’s terminal velocity in the standard free-fall position, and with a closed parachute, is about 120 miles an hour. “Terminal velocity” is the highest speed reached as you fall through the air.

John Haag still calls himself a beginner, even after some four hundred jumps. He is currently the Managing Partner with CallisterHaag, a business consulting and management firm that has helped many businesses get back on their feet and through difficult transitions such as leadership changes and capital investment deals. Haag maintains both his skill jumping out of planes and his skill helping businesses survive in San Francisco.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

John Haag - Three Basic Investment Banking Concepts

John Haag has been a financial advisor, a turnaround manager, and a business leader for almost 30 years. He is a Managing Partner for the firm CallisterHaag, which works with companies to help them through difficult transitions, invest wisely, and secure investments themselves. Haag has many connections in the financial sector and has worked with a great many clients to help them find the best solutions to their problems and stay on track and abreast of their goals. He has extensive experience in investment banking. Here are three basic concepts he has learned over his long career:
  • Corporate valuation. There are three ways to value a company for a potential investment. One of the most common ways investment bankers do this is discounted cash flows, which, as John Haag has done many times, involves creating a free cash flows forecast of a company and discounting them with the weighted average cost of capital.
  • Balance sheet. This is one of the main ways that investment bankers value a company. They get their information from this sheet as well as the income statement and cash flow statement. John Haag has worked with investors to weigh the figures on these statements many times.
  • Multiples. Another way to value a company before an investment, multiples involves metrics very similar to profits and earnings ratios. This is used to determine stock prices and other indicators of corporate worth.
John Haag has been working in investment banking and venture capital investments for many years and knows how to value companies and corporations.

Monday, 11 April 2016

John Haag - Venture Capital Expert

John Haag has many years of experience working with companies and venture capitalists to help them make the best decisions possible for their business. Haag is a Managing Partner of CallisterHaag, a business consulting firm dedicated to helping companies and venture capitalists mitigate risks and dig themselves out of potentially difficult situations. Haag and his team work closely with companies to help them stay away from risky decisions and bankruptcy. One of the services he and his team offer to venture capitalists is financial analysis of all investments and reinvestments in portfolio companies, as well as information gathering.

John Haag has worked beyond the basics of venture capital investments for many years. He built his experience around his expertise in managing portfolio companies and their initial investments. Strictly speaking, venture capital is a type of equity financing that gets entrepreneurial companies their funding needs. These companies cannot seek capital investments from public markets and banks for various reasons such as size, assets, and the stage of development they are in. John Haag works to help these venture capital organizations find the right investment opportunities and helps companies secure venture capital investments from investors. Haag has helped many companies in need of more investment from venture capitalists and others through his extensive network of connections in the large business community in San Francisco and beyond.

John Haag has worked with a great number of companies both looking for sound investments and those looking for capital venture investments from others. He lives and works in San Francisco.

Friday, 1 April 2016

John Haag - Experienced Turnaround Manager

John Haag is an experienced turnaround manager and Managing Partner of the firm CallisterHaag in San Francisco. CallisterHaag works with companies close to bankruptcy to help them rebound and return to solvency again. Haag has decades of experience working with large businesses and financial institutions in the United States and elsewhere around the world. Haag’s job as a turnaround manager involves turning around the fortunes of companies that have begun to sink into steep decline. Turnaround managers are professionals who help businesses turn their fortunes around.

Whether by market forces they can’t control of mistakes made by personnel or management, companies run into trouble in their market sectors frequently. John Haag and turnaround managers like him are often hired by companies in trouble to help them figure out why their sales are tanking before it’s too late. Usually, turnaround managers like John Haag gather business data for analysis, then, when all of their data is collected and analyzed, they set forth long-term strategic plans, sometimes involving restructuring and massive overhaul. These strategies are not easy to implement, but turnaround managers don’t make their recommendations and planning lightly. Sometimes they have no choice but to file for bankruptcy if no other solution can be found. Turnaround managers usually don’t like to admit defeat with a company, but at times it’s what’s best for the company and its investors.

John Haag has helped many companies avoid bankruptcy and has made bankruptcy filings on behalf of companies when all other options are exhausted. He leverages extensive experience in the business world with creative, dynamic leadership to get clients and help them turn their businesses around.