Samuel Matias

Samuel Matias

Career Interests

Finance, Energy, Power, Natural Resources, Renewable Energy


Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment
Honors: Recipient of Nicholas Merit Scholarship

Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Finance and Leadership & Ethics
Leadership: Co-President of MEM/MBA Club, COLE Leadership Fellow, Social Chair of Duke Armed Forces Association
Honors: Recipient of Fuqua Merit Scholarship

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Athletics and Leadership: Yale Varsity Football, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Professional Experience

Investment Banking Summer Associate, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY
Successfully completed $1.6 billion follow-on equity offering by completing due-diligence memoranda and facilitating securities process between the client, firm capital committees, and other stakeholders. Completed valuation (DCF and multiples), merger models and accretion/dilution analysis for use in transactions across the power/utilities, renewable energy, and midstream oil & gas industries.

Experienced MBA Summer Intern, NextEra Energy, Juno Beach Florida
Advanced the profitability of 38 wind and 2 natural gas power assets with a net generating capacity of 6,100 MW in the ERCOT and SPP electricity markets. Developed a five-year power delivery strategy for a group of 5 wind farms to increase project contributions by $4M. Provided recommendation to NextEra Energy senior executives. 2015

United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC
Logistics Operations Officer. Managed logistical support for 7 independent units consisting of 6,000 personnel executing concurrent training cycles and deployments. Successfully supported 13 training exercises and 5 overseas deployments. Simultaneously led 3 platoons consisting of 70 total personnel. Planned and executed logistics support for 45-day training exercise consisting of 2 directly supported units with over 2,000 aggregate personnel. Devised new equipment sourcing and maintenance plan that reduced training budget by 10%. July 2013 - June 2014. 

Company Executive Officer. Planned and executed 3 field training evolutions and 2 Regimental communications exercises leading to basic skill proficiency for 250 Marines and Sailors. March – June 2013

Motor Transport Platoon Commander. Commanded 40-man platoon during combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Charged with resupply, vehicle recovery, and transportation logistics in Coalition Forces withdrawal efforts for a unit of over 1,500 Marines across 3,800 square miles. Led and supervised 100 combat patrols covering more than 2,500 miles. Managed and maintained $96 million worth of equipment with minimal oversight and zero loss. February 2012 – February 2013

Maintenance Management Officer. Monitored and facilitated the maintenance of $250 million worth of equipment ensuring asset availability and compliance with Marine Corps orders and regulations. May 2011 – January 2012

Basic Logistics Officer Course. Distinguished Graduate, Ranked 2/40 students. August 2011 – October 2011

Other Experience

Military Performance: Ranked in the top 10% of all Lieutenants observed by intermediate and top-level supervisors. Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon for meritorious achievement while deployed. Basic Logistics Officer Course Distinguished Graduate. Earned rank of Black Belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Additional Information

Skills/Training: Training the Street-Financial Modeling, Corporate Valuation, M&A/LBO Analysis. Pillars of Wall Street-Advanced Financial Modeling, Goldman Sachs 2014 MBA Camp. J.P. Morgan 2014 MBA Early Advantage Program.

Interests: Physical Fitness, Retired Yale Athletes Book Club, Fly Fishing, and Chicago Sports

Graduation Date

May 2017