About Cameron Poetzscher's Career
From Goldman Sachs to Uber: Cameron Poetzscher's Career Trajectory
Cameron Poetzscher, Uber's Vice President of Corporate Development, is a top finance executive with over 20 years of experience at leading global firms. Poetzscher takes an analytical and creative approach to acquisitions and partnerships, executing deals and leading complex negotiations. He has deep expertise in a broad range of business issues and strategic decision-making, with extensive international business experience that spans, Europe, Latin America, China, Japan, South East Asia and India.
Cameron Poetzscher started out as a Consultant at Booz & Company in Sydney, Australia between 1991 and 1993, where he advised multinational corporations in the Asia-Pacific region on organizational, strategic, operational and financial issues. He later attended Harvard Business School and completed his MBA with distinction, staying on as a researcher within the school's Finance Faculty, where he worked on case-writing and program development.
In 1996 Poetzscher went on to join Goldman Sachs as an associate in the multinational firm's Tech/Media/Telecom Group in New York, and transitioned to the San Francisco office in 1999.
While at Goldman Sachs, Cameron Poetzscher was responsible for the supervision of Fortune 50 clients and pre-IPO startup companies, backed by leading VC companies. Within TMT, Poetzscher focused on media, telecommunications, gaming/entertainment and internet companies, with his business activities taking place across all five continents. During this time he led the execution of the $7.5 billion acquisition of Pixar by Disney, the $7 billion acquisition of Activision by Vivendi Games, the IPO of DreamWorks Animation and a number of other meaningful transactions.
From 2008 to 2013 Poetzscher was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of M&A for Asia-Pacific/ex-Japan in Singapore. During this time he worked across industries including consumer goods, financial services, energy, and healthcare. Key deals he was instrumental in were the $11.4 billion sale of Fraser & Neave to TCC, the $4.7 billion sale of Fraser & Neave’s share of Asia Pacific Breweries to Heineken, and the $892 million take-private of Matahari Department Stores by CVC.
After 17 years of accumulating top-level global investment banking experience at Goldman Sachs, Cameron left the company to become Vice President of Corporate Development at Uber in San Francisco, California. He now leads global corporate development including M&A and strategic alliances, and plays a key role in fundraising for Uber, which is rapidly becoming one of the most used consumer apps in the world.
Beyond Work - Cameron Poetzscher's Hobbies & Interests
As Vice President of Corporate Development at Uber, Cameron Poetzscher is a corporate exec through and through. However, he also thoroughly enjoys time away from the boardroom. His range of interests and hobbies spans far and wide. Australian sports are near and dear to his heart, he keenly follows the rugby league and rugby union teams of his home country and is an ardent Australian cricket supporter.
Poetzscher has a broad and well-tuned perspective on the ins and outs of Australian sports and enjoys analyzing its changing landscape but his interest in sports doesn't begin and end in Australia. He is enthusiastic about American sports, competitive sports in general and the influences of technology on various sporting fields, all of which he writes about in his sports blog. Additionally, his connection to his country of origin spans far beyond its sports culture. In My Australia, another blog Poetzscher updates regularly, one can read about economic trends in Australia, interesting social phenomena, cultural developments, environmental issues, travel suggestions and much more.