RAMSEY TALCOTT MEIGS

RAMSEY TALCOTT MEIGS

Career Interests

finance, investment analysis, investment management, forestland investment, real assets

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

MASTER OF FORESTRY, SAF Accredited, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, May 2017
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC
Dual Concentration in Investment and Corporate Finance
Member of Real Estate Club and Finance Club

B.A. IN GEOSCIENCE AND GERMAN STUDIES, May 2011
Colby College, Waterville, ME
GPA: 3.59

Professional Experience

Summer Associate, Global Forest Partners, Funds Management
Summer 2016

Co-Founder, Canopy Scientific, Durham, NC
Authored $35,000 in successful grant applications. Negotiated strategic partnerships with two of the largest forest landowners in the United States. Developed budget and oversaw $15,000 investment in drones and geospatial equipment. 2014 - Present

Forest Market Analyst Intern, Campbell Global, Portland, OR
Co-developed financial model and authored 30-page investment prospectus that executive team used to re-negotiate a $200 million contract.  Built a log transportation model that increased modeling efficiency by a factor of 100. Led a cross-functional team that gleaned data the company had not previously been able to access. Summer 2015.

Student Representative, Duke Forest Finance Initiative, Durham, NC
Collaborating with Nicholas School and industry partners to endow a professorship and develop a certificate program in forest finance. August 2014 – Present.

Business Development Coordinator, Northland Forest Products, Kingston, NH
Built DCF models that executive team used to place $1 million in infrastructure investments. Completed a salary analysis of sales employees that saved Northland $75,000 annually. Completed a boiler efficiency analysis that reduced annual heating costs by 50%. Summer 2014

Western Resources Forestry Intern, Stimson Lumber Company, Gaston, OR
Conducted inventory analyses that allowed management to map $90 million of timber resources. Audited $300,000 of reforestation contracts and ensured target stocking on all acres. Wrote management plans for $15 million of forest; plans allowed for development of 2015 budget. 2012-2014

Other Experience

English Teaching Assistant, U.S. Fulbright Program, Münster, Germany
Independently designed and taught 10+ lessons on subjects in U.S. foreign and domestic policy, literature, and culture. Team-taught with fellow English instructors in four weekly classes of 12-25 adult German students ages 18–50. Taught Customs English an additional 8 hours per week for the German Federal Financial Administration. September 2011 – July 2012.

Timbersports Athlete, Colby College Woodsmen Team, Waterville, Maine
Men’s Team Captain 2010 – 2011. September 2007 – May 2011.

Additional Information

Certified Private Pesticide Applicator, Oregon Department of Agriculture License #: AG-L1026972PAL. Expires 2017.

Dual Concentration in Investment and Corporate Finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Co-President of the Fuqua Real Estate Club. 

Co-Chair of the Duke SAF Student Chapter. Student Representative for the Duke Forest Finance Initiative. Authored $35,000 in successful grant applications for a forestry remote sensing startup. 

Captain of the Colby College Woodsmen Team.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany, 2011-2012. Overland Summers Program Leader, 2011. Colby College German Language Assistant, 2010-2011. Colby College Timbersports athlete (2007-2011); Captain (2010-2011). 

Grew up working summers on family farm and timberlands in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Program Area

Master of Forestry MBA

Skills

cost-benefit analysis
excel modeling
forest management
fundraising

Graduation Date

May 2017

Additional Resources

Languages

German
Italian
Spanish

Preferred Location

Midwest
Northeast
West

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry