Sven P.
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Transformative Integrator - Operations & Project Management Specialist

An Expert Vetted Integrator, recognized within the top 1% of freelancers, I have a 28-year career in industry-leading operations, project management, research, governance and compliance, as well as that of COO - be it fractional or full-time.. My forte lies in conceptualising transformative strategies, based on first principles and reverse engineering - enhancing performance and collaboration whilst serving a broad spectrum of sectors. I excel in crafting scalable solutions tailored for lean, agile startups, as well as enterprise global entities, with a steadfast commitment to incorporating the latest technology to augment my services offering. I am resourceful and prioritize your business objectives, offering flexibility across all time zones and ensuring my dedication aligns with your business needs. Specialized Services: Strategic Development: Employing an array of analytical tools and frameworks, I provide strategic insights and planning that propel sustainable growth and furnish leadership teams with decisive direction, raising brand awareness and enhancing value proposition. Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance. Notable know-how in due diligence, compliance, and international expansion, facilitating subsidiaries and LLC setups across borders. Project and Program Management: Adept in steering complex projects with a versatile array of methodologies, ensuring rigorous planning, risk management, and collaborative cross-functional team governance. Contract management and dispute resolution. Carried out numerous forensic consulting exercises on schemes ranging in size, with the largest being a significant £18 billion in central London. Operations Management: Streamlining operational practices for enhanced cost efficiency, optimizing contractor engagements (inclusive of negotiating favourable SLAs), resolving supply chain and logistics elements and ensuring the seamless operation of daily activities. Crafting and refining systems and processes across departments for superior operational synergy and efficiency, with a natural aversion to the 'silo effect'. Process Optimization and Automation: Advocating for streamlined processes and optimized tech stacks, promoting Universal Process Notation, and developing SOPs and automated workflows for superior operational performance. The aim is to cater to the audience, rather than other process specialists - with the net result being simplicity as the driving force. Change Management & Digital Transformation: Ensuring smooth adoption of new systems and processes to minimize operational disruptions and maintain sustained business continuity. My experience spans numerous industries, empowering me to deliver bespoke solutions that tackle specific challenges and seize opportunities within various sectors. Notable Achievements: - Strategic Project Recovery: Engineered a turnaround strategy for a significantly delayed project, valued circa £1.2 billion, establishing new benchmarks and securing substantial profit - Digital Marketing and Sales Enhancement: Amplified sales by 30% through strategic digital marketing efforts and the launch of multilingual websites - Efficient Portfolio Management: Managed a £550 million portfolio of 375 projects, fostering efficiency and excellence - Operational Process Re-engineering: Successfully consolidated 36 processes into 18 more streamlined operations, implementing and training a team of nearly 100, bolstering workflow and establishing a centralized PMO for one of Dubai's largest banks - Several successful self implementations of EOS - Consulted on numerous instances with regard to the establishment and growth of startups in various sectors - Saved a client $50k by using the contract to challenge an EOT claim and made a successful counterclaim - My process work hangs on the walls of Anglo-American as part of the Anglo Preferred Way (APW) initiative - Head hunted to salvage a multi billion dollar JV between a private entity and a parastatal. Implementing structure, processes, systems, hybrid methodologies, and an aggressive risk mitigation approach. The scheme, initially in six month delay, was delivered with 2 weeks float. With a progressive skill set that includes startup consulting, compliance, and digital transformation, I am primed to navigate and leverage market trends and regulatory landscapes to your advantage. My dedication to continuous improvement is underscored by my ongoing pursuits towards a PMP and an MBA in Strategic Consulting, complimented by a comprehensive suite of certifications and specialisms in system solutions, be it in the form of, ClickUp, Trainual, as well as project and program management methodologies - often enough utilizing a hybrid in order to maximize efficiency. My commitment to understanding client needs and conceptualising bespoke solutions ensures that your business not only achieves but surpasses its strategic objectives.
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  • Management Consulting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Organizational Design & Effectiveness
  • EOS
  • Project Management Office
  • Project Management


Endorsements from past clients

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sven, and I am excited for future collaborations! Sven brings a lot of energy and expertise to every meeting, always thinking of solutions and initiatives to deliver the target end goal. I would highly recommend Sven! "

Bethany D. | Global Head of Regulatory Affairs
European Market Entrance Jan 2024


"It has been a pleasure working for Sven as his Director of Operations. He surely is an expert in management consulting and process management. He does a great job helping me build my skill set on a regular basis. Sven involves the entire team for key decisions and makes sure it is taken into consideration. "

Sailja J. | Director of Operations
Management Consultancy. May 2022


"Sven did a great job! He quickly grasped the point of our client's business and acted promptly with self-initiative to make sure we got results. Especially appreciated was his fast communication and the thoroughness with which he brought to fruition all our tasks -- highly recommended!"

Igor Z. | Marketing Agency Owner
Marketing Strategizing Apr 2021


"Sven and I worked together on an eCommerce project, where he was responsible for managing a multinational team of five. I experienced Sven as a fantastic project manager. He was very approachable and joyful, which made it very pleasant to work with him. Sven is very structured and pays attention to details. In addition to project management qualities, Sven has proven great leadership skills. He was willing to coach fellow team members to take on new responsibilities and encouraged knowledge sharing within the team. I can recommend Sven to anyone looking for an experienced, structured and approachable project manager to bring new energy to their team!"

Katrin Z. | CEO
eCommerce. Apr 2021


"Sven assisted our preplanning and forensic planning for a number of large civil engineering projects including Battersea Power Station Phase 1. We found him meticulous, diligent and with very good construction knowledge. Sven was a pleasure to work with and performed everything that was asked of him to a high standard."

Lee H. | Director
Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Apr 2021


"I've worked with Sven on several occasions in different capacities for over 17 years, and what can I say to surmise him other than 'He just gets it', incredibly switched on & astute & without fail always seems to be on the same wavelength. His first job with me saw him pull a £1.3bn project from past 'on the brink' to meeting its contractual obligations in full. Sven's lateral thought and speed off the mark, has demonstrated on several occasions that his skills are transferable to numerous industries, & roles, whilst continually looking to hone his abilities. His leadership skills sees him leading from the front in terms of workload, quality and accountability. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Sven for any job he wishes to apply himself to. There is only 100% with Sven.'"

Paul H. | Head of Construction
Multiple. Apr 2021


"I worked with Sven P. on Beckton Sewage treatment works upgrade scheme. I found Sven to be very professional in his approach to planning our construction path & very easy to work alongside. I would recommend Sven leading this position on any future projects."

Stephen G. | Electrical Commissioning Engineer
Utilities Apr 2021


"I've worked with Sven a few times over the years on various Oil & Gas packages, he adapted to the technical aspects of our planning requirements quickly and effectively helping us deliver our plant on time by managing our critical path and risks. Always a pleasure to work with !! "

Chris A. | Project Manager
Oil & Gas Apr 2021


"For the period that I worked with Sven at Kier, I found him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable in regards to construction planning."

Steve K. | Principle
Health Project Apr 2021


"I have known Sven for over 20 years. I have worked with his and seen him grow professionally over this period with broad experience across multiple industries. I have found Sven to be extremely dedicated as well as goal, detail and solution oriented.. All of which are key to effective project management. He is a team player and has the ability to motivate teams to achieve more. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Sven again."

Allin H. | Commercial Executive
BAU Mar 2021


"I hired Sven to help with project management. He did a great job getting me back on track and getting my projects off the ground and moving forward. Thanks for all your help. DrBeth "

Beth H. | Doctor
Startup Mar 2021