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  • $175 hourly
    Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) member of NACVA, Member of New York State CPA Society (NYSSCPA) and its Business Valuation and Digital Assets Committees, Member of Licensing Executives Society (LES). Adjunct Professor of Finance, Stevens Institute of Technology. 20+ years of experience with business valuations, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, in the US, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Wharton MBA and undergraduate degree from Stockholm School of Economics. Speak fluent English, French and Swedish, basic German and Spanish. Services include: * Certified Business Valuations - for 409A (options), business sale or acquisition, capital raising, estate tax, gifts of shares and other securities, financial reporting (ASC 718 & 820 fair value, purchase price allocation (ASC805), E-2 visa, and other purposes (NO REAL ESTATE VALUATIONS) * Intellectual Property Valuations (patents, copyrights, software) and Intangible Asset Valuations * Cryptocurrency/Bitcoin Appraisals and Blockchain Project Valuations * Valuation consulting for investment funds regarding valuation of securities * Acquisition Target Screening (identifying and/or contacting potential acquisition targets in North America or Europe) * Company Buyer Searches (identifying and/or contacting potential buyers for a company in North America, or Europe) * Company Sale Preparations (assisting owner to prepare company for sale) * Deal Structuring (buyouts, acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, company sale, and financing using equity, mezzanine or debt) * Deal Negotiations (business sales, acquisitions, financing transactions) * Complex Financial Models (incl. acquisitions, buyouts, recapitalizations, valuations, private equity, venture capital, debt financing, portfolio analysis, OPM analysis, PWERM, rNPV, Monte Carlo analysis, Real Options) I DO NOT PROVIDE ANY ACCOUNTING, TAX ADVISORY OR LEGAL SERVICES! Industry experience includes: * Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals / Diagnostics * Medical Devices, Products and Equipment * Compounding Pharmacies * Healthcare Services (medical, dental, veterinary, IT) * Educational Services and Technology * Financial Services & FinTech * Blockchain / Cryptocurrencies / Digital Assets * Cloud Services / Software-as-a-Service (Saas) / Enterprise Software * E-commerce * Games & Gaming * Telecommunications / Mobile Services * Electronics * Security Software, Services and Hardware * Food & Beverages * Cannabis * Consumer Products * Luxury Goods * Electrical Products and Equipment * Plastics & Rubber * Automotive * Industrial Products & Services * Sourcing, Quality Control, Testing and Logistics * Paper and Packaging Recent projects include: - Gift tax share valuation report for SaaS company - Investor business valuation report for biotechnology company focused on cell therapy - Estate tax valuation report for real estate holding company - 409A business valuation report for cybersecurity company - Business and financial plan development for private equity investment firm - Blockchain technology intellectual property valuation - M&A advisory for process monitoring technology business - Purchase price allocation (ASC 805) for financial services company acquisition - Patent valuation for medical device technology - Business valuation of building products company for potential sale - 409A business valuation for simulation software company - 409A business valuation for biotechnology company - Sale of business services company in Asia - Business valuation of publishing business - Pre-IPO company valuation - Financial model for ecommerce business - Business valuation of dental practice - Business valuation litigation support - Financial model for SaaS startup - 409A business valuation for medical device company - Business valuation of medical app company - Acquisition advisory in consumer products sector - Financial due diligence for educational services acquisition - 409A business valuation for software business - Business valuation of SaaS company - Comprehensive financial model for SaaS business - Business acquisition search process for family investment group - Valuation analysis for acquisition of life sciences service business - Business valuation of digital media company - Financial due diligence on oil & gas energy business for private equity investment - Financial plan for early stage consumer products business - Business valuation of restaurant chain - Acquisition search for life sciences products business - Investor presentation for digital streaming media business - Financial plan for early stage healthcare services business - Financial plan for private equity acquisition of medical equipment company
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  • $250 hourly
    PROFILE: I am a strategically focused, tech-savvy entrepreneurial executive. My roles have included VC General Partner (GP), Board of Directors, Strategic Advsiory, Operating Executive (Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Chief Operating Officer (COO)), Investment Banking Equity Analyst and entrepreneurial management. I have broad and deep financial expertise coupled with experience in company strategy, business models, product strategy, financial modeling, pitch decks, capital raising, due-diligence, deal structuring, negotiations and business disputes. Career engagements include Fortune 500 companies (2x), entrepreneurial ventures - bootstrapped (2x) and venture-backed (1x), a venture capital fund (1x), and investment banks (2x). ------- Key deliverables and areas of focus: Founders' economics, startup/start up, seed capital, Series A, Series B, financial model/models/modeling, revenue model, dynamic cost model, staffing model, cap table/capitalization table, charts, dashboards, KPIs, OKRs, business model, pricing model, pricing strategy, go to market strategy, pitch deck, pitchdeck, waterfall analysis, equity, debt, value proposition, unique selling proposition (USP), venture capital/capitalist (VC), private equity (PE), investment funds, term sheets, negotiate/negotiation, deal structure, preferred stock, convertible notes, SAFE notes, commercial bank credit agreements, covenants. financial planning & analysis (FP&A), forecasting, operating budgets (OPEX), capital expenditure budgets (CAPEX), acquisition analysis, liquidity event, pro forma statements, scenario analysis, sales compensation / incentive compensation, and MBO structures. Corporate development, investment bankers/advisors, equity investments, M&A, acquisitions, exit events, partial liquidity events.
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    Strategy
    Financial Modeling
    Business Plan
  • $125 hourly
    I help entrepreneurs get from their current state to some desired future state. I run a business consulting firm called The Business Sherpas because getting to a successful outcome is a lot like climbing a mountain. It's always a tricky endeavor with lots of ways to go wrong, but if you have a guide, then your chances are greatly improved. Business is my mountain, and I know it like the back of my hand. I can help you with Strategy, Planning, and Execution. I use the fact-based, analytical approach used by the major consulting firms, but bring a more personalized touch for small and medium businesses. Businesses need different types of help. Sometimes that's strategy work like business plans, financial models, and go-to-market strategy, sometimes that's operational help like being a fractional COO or project management, and sometimes it's finding the right expert in a functional area to help you with one aspect of your business. I have been helping companies for 10+ years. From startup to Fortune 100, from no revenue to millions, I've helped them all, and I can help you. About me: • trained software engineer of 20 years • management consultant of 10+ years • serial entrepreneur • MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business • Financial and Business Modeling Cert. - Wharton • Tech Entrepreneurship Cert. - Stanford • Data Science Cert. - Johns Hopkins In addition to my consulting work, I have also been on the founding team of several startups - two of them tech based, and mentor a number of others. You can have confidence that my advice and help is based on real world experience, not just theory. Contact me if you need help. My initial consultations are always FREE because I want to be sure I am the right fit for your situation. I generally also charge a fixed fee for my services so you know ahead of time what the project will cost and whether it fits in your budget. No surprise invoices from me! Business consulting services include: • Business Strategy • Financial Modeling • Marketing Strategy • Go to Market Strategy • Project Management • Business Plans • Pitch Deck Some of my past large clients include: • JP Morgan Chase • Aetna • ADP • 3M • Mural Past projects in the following industries: • Healthcare • Renewable Energy • E-commerce • IT Services • Financial Services • Logistics • CPG • SaaS • Insurance • Hi Tech • Non-profit • Beverages • Software • Mobile • Cosmetics • Blockchain
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  • $100 hourly
    I am a PR and social media expert, founder of boutique PR firm Elkordy Global Strategies, Forbes and Thrive Global Contributor, the Producer/Sidekick of DL Hughley political podcast & The Hughley Truth. My skills surround leveraging content with the purpose of getting our intended audience to take an action. I have worked with Fortune 500 companies, Nonprofits, personal brands, startups, tech companies, the works! If you need PR help for COVID19, or simply want to expand your personal brand, I have a track record of success and I am happy to help you! Major placements I have got for my clients include Fox News, Yahoo TV, CNN, BBC, Sky News, Cheddar TV, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Mashable, Buzzfeed, WSJ, Business Insider, CNN Business, MSNBC, NY Times, USA Today, AP, NY Times, ABC News, BBC, Sky News, CGTV, all the top network news feeders, VOA-TV, CNN Espanol, Al Jazeera, BBC, KTLA-TV KABC-TV, WGN-AM, WNYC-TV, WGN-TV and many more. What can we do for you? We are a one-stop PR shop! We can create a communications plan, earned media outreach, social media, and content strategy, branding for new companies or company leaders, talent integration, digital media strategy and execution, podcast production, campaign creation, thought leadership, and more!
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  • $50 hourly
    ✅Dynamic CEO, ✅MBA, ✅Master in Finances, ✅Senior Business Developer, ✅KPI Tracker, ✅Dashboard & Google Sheets Pro, ✅Financial Modeling, ✅Valuation Expert. ✅ Venture Capital With a proven track record in financial advisory and business strategy, I specialize in guiding global enterprises towards sustainable growth. My expertise encompasses developing precise financial models and strategic business plans tailored to diverse industries, including Venture Capital, Oil & Gas, Health tech, Services, Wealth management, and SaaS. As the Head of Investments at a Venture Capital fund focusing on the Media and Entertainment sector, I spearhead the development of robust business models, meticulously assessing and valuing investment opportunities. My role involves analyzing assets such as films, series, video games, and E-Sports, along with modeling both equity and debt funds. My expertise bridges the creative realm with financial rigor, ensuring well-informed investment decisions that drive profitability and innovation. Specifically, I have led the development of business models for various video game ventures, from sub-publishing to game development. Moreover, my specialization in financial modeling and business valuation, utilizing methods such as DCF and EBITDA multiples, enables me to provide invaluable insights for informed decision making. I excel in conducting comprehensive due diligence, adeptly understanding business drivers, costs, and improvement opportunities. Why Partner with Me? ▪️ Strategic Business Development: Equipped to drive transformative results, I alleviate operational burdens, empowering organizations to focus on strategic priorities. ▪️ Unleashing Potential: With a discerning eye for optimization, I excel in uncovering untapped opportunities and maximizing profitability. ▪️ Entrepreneurial Insight: Leveraging extensive entrepreneurial experience, I possess a versatile skill set crucial for navigating modern business complexities. ▪️ Data-Driven Decision Making: Specializing in crafting bespoke business models and analytical tools, I empower informed decision-making and drive accelerated growth. Areas of Expertise: ▪️ Financial Modeling & Forecasting ▪️ Startup Consulting & Business Planning ▪️ Annual Budgeting & Reporting ▪️ KPI Tracking & Performance Dashboard Creation ▪️ Product Costing & Financial Ratio Analysis ▪️ Executive Strategy & Corporate Planning ▪️ Data Automation & Analysis Experience a) Social Media Agency Business Plan - Miami, USA Develop a comprehensive business plan and implemented a sales commission system to incentivize performance and drive revenue growth. b) Car Import Business Plan - Mozambique Assisted a car company in crafting a detailed business plan for importing cars from Japan to Mozambique. c) Argentine Product Importation - Los Angeles, USA Successfully facilitated the import of Argentine products to the United States, establishing partnerships with key stakeholders in Los Angeles. d) Cryptocurrency ATM Rental System - Chicago, USA Designed and implemented an innovative ATM machine rental system model tailored for cryptocurrencies in Chicago. e) Profit Coach and Business Analyst - Australia Served as a Profit Coach and Business Analyst at a prestigious consulting firm in Australia, collaborating with the founders to optimize processes and improve efficiency. f) Agricultural Lending Business Advisory - Brisbane, Australia Provided strategic guidance to an agricultural lending business, focusing on strategic growth and financial management across various business units. g) Wealth Consulting Firm Advisory - Canada Collaborated with a wealth consulting firm in Canada to develop tools and spreadsheets for clients, offering personalized advice on personal wealth management and business strategies. h) Crypto Mining & Oil Gas Model - El Paso, USA Designed a specialized business model combining crypto mining and oil & gas exploration for a prominent company in El Paso. i) Call Center Business Process Improvement - Global Guided a business agency through process optimization initiatives to drive scalable growth and operational efficiency. j) Health Tech Business Plan - Boston Developed a comprehensive business plan for a Health tech company, introducing new revenue streams and strategic initiatives to raise funds. k) SaaS Company Financial Director - Spain Served as CFO, overseeing financial operations and driving strategic initiatives to elevate the company's performance. Leveraged technology for data automation and real-time analysis to optimize resource allocation, enhance capital efficiency, and maximize profitability across business units. If you're ready to propel your business to new heights, let's foster a dynamic collaboration. Committed to cultivating long-term partnerships and customizing my expertise to align with your unique needs, I eagerly await the opportunity to work together. Thank you for considering my application.
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    Financial Modeling
    Finance
    Business Modeling
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    Finance & Accounting
    Startup Consulting
  • $350 hourly
    Let me use my years of experience as a business and corporate attorney to assist you with your legal needs and I am sure you will be pleased with the added value I bring to the table. BUSINESS CONTRACTS AND TRANSACTIONS I have handled numerous business transactions such as sale of a business, asset purchase agreements, adding partners or members to a limited liability company, and advising on joint ventures. Just some of the many contracts I have drafted include: - Consulting Agreements; - Operating Agreements; - Partnership Agreements; - Founder Agreements; - Joint Venture Agreements; - Shareholder Agreements; - Independent Contractor Agreements; - Confidentiality Agreements; - Non-circumvention and Non-disclosure Agreements; - Non-solicitation Agreements; - Settlement Agreements with Non-Dispaaragement Clauses; - Hold Harmless and Indemnity Agreements; - Warranty and Disclaimer Clauses; - Distribution Agreements; - Licensing Agreements; - Finder's Fee Agreements; - Website Terms and Conditions; - Website Privacy Policies; - Employment Agreements; - Financing Agreements; - Term Sheets; and - Memoranda of Understanding. WEBSITES Regarding website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies I can usually offer a flat rate fee after discussing the matter further and finding out exactly what type of website is involved. If it is not an Interactive website or platform (web visitors cannot leave comments, reviews, or network with one another) then it is different than the disclosures and disclaimers I use for a site that does allow visitors and customers to interact. The liability and risk issues are much different. I have done over 20 Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies Disclaimers, and Refund Policies for the following types of websites in just the past 2 years: - subscription based platforms - hiring/networking based platforms - ecommerce companies - service based companies - financial information websites - SaaS businesses - PaaS (Platform as a Service) - news and informational websites - crypto platforms BUSINESS PLANNING AND STRATEGY I have advised many business clients, large and small, with planning and strategy, strategic relationships, corporate restructuring, international product sales, capital raising options, deal structure, term sheet proposals, as well as funding and financing options. I have advised clients regarding PaaS, subscription based, and networking themed businesses. BUSINESS FORMATION AND STRUCTURING My law practice has involved representing clients in business matters, including structuring all forms of legal entities and preparing contracts such as partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements for LLCs, shareholder agreements, purchase agreements, and employment agreements. I have also advised clients in joint venture structuring, provided networking opportunities, and structured various transactions to meet the needs of my clients. Often I assist my clients with the drafting of a term sheet or memorandum of understanding to make sure the parties are in agreement before contracts are drafted. Please reach out to me so we can have a free, short call and I will be glad to answer any questions you may have and explain why I am the best fit for your project. I can usually offer a flat rate fee after discussing the documents or legal services that are needed.
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    Terms & Conditions
    Corporate Law
    Corporate Governance
    Corporate Maintenance
    Contract Drafting
    Legal Entity Structuring
  • $82 hourly
    Summary: Experienced Big Four management consultant/researcher-worked full time with Deloitte and Accenture(in India and the US) in the past. Worked with several Fortune 100 clients as well as startups across various sectors and functions. "Expert Vetted" i.e. ranked in the top 1% talent on Upwork. "Expert vetted" by Upwork i.e. top 1% freelancers on platform Ten years on the platform -100% job success rate About 80% long term clients on Upwork Overall, worked on more than 1000 research and consulting projects Worked with 100+ start-ups Worked with founders who raised 100mn$ Wrote more than 100 pitch decks Wrote more than 100 white papers More than 100 peer analysis Cross industry and function experience More detailed background details: An electronics engineer and an MBA, with an experience of 20 years+ in areas such as management consulting, market research, market/competitor intelligence, market/sector and industry analysis, market sizing, presentations (pitch decks, etc), marketing strategy (including promotion, pricing, product strategy), business plans, white paper, article/report, case study and technical writing. Have also been awarded at international conferences, and covered sectors such as telecom, cloud, technology, media, oil and gas, energy, real estate, finance, insurance, healthcare/medical and automotive. Emerging technologies covered included Artificial Intelligence(AI), Big data, blockchain, IOT, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, mobility, Quantum computing, etc. Have also helped clients with preparation of crypto white papers for ICOs, STOs, IDOs, etc
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    Investment Research
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    White Paper
    Market Research
    Pricing Research
    Competitive Analysis
    Presentations
    Technical Writing
  • $105 hourly
    As a result of my strategic efforts, several reputable online publications, such as Forbes, the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, BuzzFeed, Thrive Global, and major television networks, including ABC, NBC, and CBS, have featured my clients. This has significantly increased their profiles, amplified their brand visibility, and established their credibility. How Do I Work? Please note that I only accept hourly contracts from clients with a verified payment method and a pre-determined weekly budget. Minimum budget is 5 hours a week for four weeks. CERTIFIED RESUME WRITER - ATS compliant. What do I need? Please provide me with a draft with your top accomplishments for each role you have held; I will send back to you two versions, commented and cleaned, and will review together on a Zoom PUBLIC RELATIONS Highly skilled and accomplished multilingual (French/English) public relations professional with over ten years of experience. She stands out in her field and has partnered with renowned companies throughout her career, consistently helping her clients enhance their public image and generate substantial media attention. She excels in strategically developing and executing communication plans and uses state-of-the-art technological tools to achieve optimal results. Anne's background in journalism and her deep understanding of journalists' requirements make her an invaluable asset for your public relations endeavors. · Media Placements: Anne is sought after by P.R. agencies and companies to provide leadership on unique strategic and media relations projects. Her expertise included securing product placements in holiday guides, overseeing crowdfunding campaigns, and enhancing the reputation of executive teams. Notable is a Holiday Gifting campaign for a major not-for-profit organization, reaching millions through media placements and generating donations (the exact number has not been available to Anne). Anne proactively contacted reporters as needed, fostering solid relationships and facilitating excellent project execution with the latest targeting tools such as AgilityPR, Cision, HARO, and Qwoted. This approach resulted in desired press coverage and enhanced the clients' credibility and reputation. During a 3-month campaign, Anne secured 12 coverage pieces for Moment, reaching a 7.58M audience, which the startup CEO successfully presented to investors. · Strategic Counsel: Companies often seek Anne's expertise in developing and implementing strategic communication plans. Recently, she was hired by a public relations agency to develop a leadership plan to bolster the image of the executive team at an electric vehicle company. The client successfully executed the campaign as planned, resulting in a highly effective outcome for the client. Anne has volunteered as a strategic P.R. partner for a newborn foundation for eight years, aiding the organization's recognition. · Event Management: Anne was responsible for leading the planning and execution of various events, including the Fifth International AIDS Conference; the public deployment of the UNDB Product Coding System at the U.N. in front of diplomats and international delegations; the launch of the original LOLA's Music and Art Festival in London, Ontario, and the Fantasia International Film Festival, which is a genre film festival primarily based in Montreal. She oversaw various activities, from managing large-scale consumer engagements to organizing press junkets and product launches, ensuring every detail was meticulously attended for the festivals. Moreover, she coordinated attention-grabbing consumer and media-facing stunts that generated significant buzz and engagement and secured Brian Eno, an avant-garde musician. LOCALIZATION The leadership team at a Fortune 200 Retailer reported a 60% increase in employee participation after Anne implemented the localization process. Additionally, localized campaigns and signage resulted in a 20% increase in sales in targeted retail stores in Canada. • Developed a long-term localization process for the team by analyzing pain points, identifying internal weaknesses and strengths, and recommending best practices while implementing product recommendations. • Work with vendors to provide SOWs and partner with the Sr. Channel Marketing Manager to ensure invoices are timely and accurately processed. • Collaborate with cross-functional and product line teams to gain final approval for use. • Partner with the senior channel Marketing Manager to deliver localized content/assets internally and with external vendors. • Led all localization needs and store operation communications team across multiple channels and departments. • Created and localized web copy and online store portals for the field • Monthly newsletter for store managers and retail staff • Produced monthly reports for the executive team and maintained large budgets. • Ensured compliance with language laws and legislative requirements.
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    Content Writing
  • $150 hourly
    Member of the Forbes Business Council | +$200M raised | +36,000 features | +80B media impressions I'm an experienced PR specialist with over ten years of experience working alongside names like Stephen Hawking, Keira Knightley, Queen, and the EU Parliament. I've raised over $200M for public & charity client projects—and I'm continuing to build award-winning PR campaigns today with my team, XWECAN. Cumulatively, I've helped my clients gain over 9 million followers on major social media platforms in just the last few years. My team consists of former Disney and United Nations executives; CNN, FT, and Forbes journalists; and creatives who've worked with Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey—even US Presidents. We've leveraged our deep trust network to get our clients over 40 billion media impressions in 2022-2023, and would be happy to do the same for you. What I do for my clients is simple: I help them go the extra mile & garner the kind of recognition that money cannot buy, but PR can achieve in an organic, targeted way. If you're interested in making that kind of splash, I'm currently open both to 1-1 consultations and/or a more collaborative, long-term structure through XWECAN. --- A few of my case studies: 1. Co-founded the United Nations' Asteroid Day with Queen’s Dr. Brian May, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, B612's Danica Remy, and Prof. Stephen Hawking. The International Astronomical Union then renamed an asteroid in my name (the "8664 Grigorijrichters"). The event was covered in 35,000+ news stories and received 50+ billion media impressions. 2. Helped Stephen Sutton MBE’s fundraiser campaign reach 6,000+ news outlets and receive 4+ billion media impressions. 3. Teamed up with Stephen Fry, Alan Cumming, Dame Judi Dench, Nadia Murad, and Dr. Brian May to save 2,000 children from European refugee camps. We then relocated more than two hundred children by coordinating 600+ simultaneous news stories and garnering over 500 million media impressions. For the occasion, I also produced the first-ever music video for Freddie Mercury's classic song "Is this the world we created?" which premiered at the EU Parliament. 4. Secured the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, as a keynote speaker for Fujitsu's first ever Technology Summit. 5. Placed stories about the European Space Agency’s “Hera Mission,” the world’s first-ever asteroid deflection test, in 2,000+ outlets totalling 4+ billion media impressions. More recently, I've also involved myself heavily in blockchain & crypto PR, and consider myself an expert in the space. Some examples: 1. Generated 4.5 million anniversary event attendees for Binance, the world's leading blockchain & cryptocurrency company. 2. Secured over sixty bylined articles in a handful of months for a now-well-known young web3 CEO, making a household name of a crypto newcomer. 3. Built world-class publicity for a new author by getting their first book featured in Newsweek, FOX News, Huffington Post, People, and ABC News. My expertise is varied and wide-ranging. XWECAN is currently working with clients across a variety of industries, including Web3, technology, finance, climate change, food, lifestyle, charity, mental health, pharma, and professional services. I work with big corporations, small businesses, startups, scaleups, entrepreneurs and personal brands. Whatever your size, and whether you're a founder, an author, a therapist, an influencer, or a politician—if it's a cause I believe in, I will help you. Our media networks are especially strong across US (North America), EU (especially Germany), the UK, GCC (especially UAE/Saudi Arabia/Qatar), and Asia. High-profile personalities I've worked with include: QUEEN, US President Clinton, Stephen Hawking, Julian Lennon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, Brian May, Kevin Spacey, Keira Knightley, Ron Howard, and Peter Gabriel. Lastly, some sizeable firms I've personally worked with include: Vodafone, Fujitsu, Sapien Labs, United Nations, MTV, SONY, Netflix, SpaceX, NASA, ESA, Well Health, Binance, MWC, GoPro, Cannes, Vancouver Film School, Old Vic Theatre, TikTok, Facebook, Google, and YouTube. Thank you for the time! Send me a message out if you'd like to get in touch. All the best. - Grig
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    Press Release Submission
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    Media Kit
    Influencer Outreach
    Social Media Management
    Marketing Plan
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    Social Media Advertising
    Digital Marketing
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  • $175 hourly
    Your B2B business is growing but you don't feel in control. You want to launch a new product or startup but are unsure of the next steps. Growth is uneven. I’ve been there too. It's often about bringing Clarity to Clutter! TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF MY CLIENTS: “George has been an outstanding partner in developing a well thought out and effective business plan” “He has been a valuable advisor and coach for my business. George has helped me think through and put in place systems for realizing more predictable growth and managing more growth profitably.” “George was great to work with. He has great business knowledge and had awesome ideas and insights.” “Excellent business writer, very knowledgeable and extremely communicative.” NOT MANY FREELANCERS HAVE SUCH DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE AND ABILITY TO DELIVER VALUE... Business leaders need partners that can bring a seasoned perspective but also deliver what’s needed today. You need help to focus on what’s most important today, fix it, and then move on to the next area. My clients have built momentum for a new product or new business launch. They have turned their operations around to regain the growth and profit momentum they once had. For the last three decades, serving as an operating executive and consultant, I’ve learned that leaders know when they need help. The bigger problem can be defining the problem and identifying the right help to address it. When stuck, you need perspective and insight. Someone that has been where you are, that can quickly see what you’re facing, and offer valuable input. But, having only advice doesn’t always move the needle. You need value delivered to help regain or build momentum. Here are a few examples: •Writing a business plan –for a startup, restructuring or launching a new product begins with grasping the vision, considering all elements that contribute to or inhibit success, modeling financially, and then constructing a story that simply and realistically communicates this to investors, partners, customers or employees. •Startup plans – keep it simple, testable, and flexible until customer value is identified, with a low-cost, scalable business model. •Investor presentations – tell a compelling, understandable and emotional story that resonates. •Market research – identify the market segments and customer influence points before launching. For non-profits its developing campaigns that target all the constituencies. •Go to Market plans – taking a product or service to market needs well-designed marketing and sales programs that are cost-effective and coordinated. •Operational improvement – identifying what’s working and what needs changing, positioning for growth or stability, declaring the key metrics that indicate progress. •Financial projections - modeling change that manages cash flow and projects profits aligned with the vision. For non-profits, it’s starting from the beginning each year to identify the funds needed. Your business needs constant care and continuous change. Staying focused on what’s most important until it’s addressed is one of the biggest challenges you face. My broad perspective helps me keep you laser-focused. I could go on and on. I am a student of business and love to dig deep and share ideas. But I'd rather hear about what you’re facing today... To be candid, I stay busy and rarely have time to take on a new client. Even then, I screen very carefully to make sure it's a good fit. So if you need something in a rush, done cheap, or doesn’t require much thinking, please look elsewhere. It will save us both time and energy. Otherwise, feel free to contact me using one of the buttons at the top of the page, and I'll do my best to get back to you ASAP. Best, George
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  • $145 hourly
    For more than 30 years I've been instrumental in the success of F500 companies, SMBs, and more than 150 startups. I'm highly recommended on Upwork, and have a high percentage of long-term and repeat clients. Expertise: - Business plans, financial models and pitch decks - Business coaching - Strategic planning - Pricing models - Term sheets for partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, funding - Launch plans - Design, critique, improve websites – customer journey, text, art direction - Marketing strategies and plans - Sales presentations and marketing materials - Messaging, value propositions, mission & vision statements - Branding from logos and tag lines to packaging and positioning - Trade journal and media articles - Product and explainer videos - Radio and TV commercials - Trade show booths, signage and sales materials For startups and early-stage companies, I’ve written business plans and developed financial models, pitch decks, and funding strategies. I also co-founded a startup that my partner and I sold to a F500 company. I have developed strategic plans for a wide range of organizations in the US and Europe from companies like Intel to non-profits, usually implementing the plans with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). I’ve also coached/mentored numerous individuals and teams, that improved their skills, and increased their productivity and effectiveness. If you are starting a new venture, launching a product, or raising capital, you must have a concept that the market needs and a clear plan. If you are growing, diversifying, pivoting, or re-engineering an existing business, you must have achievable goals and an executable plan. Whether you are starting or growing, I’ll work with you to develop strategies, plans, and materials that work. Some Major Accomplishments In the corporate world: as Manager of Commercial Systems Marketing with Intel, developed strategic plans for US and European growth, and set up a marketing group in Europe; as co-founder and Executive Vice President, started an international company that my partner and I sold to a Fortune 500 company; as VP of Marketing & Sales, took a small company from losing $1M/yr. to profitability and a buyout in less than 12 months. As a Private Consultant to more than 175 companies (to date): wrote a journal article that resulted in more than $10M in RFQs; led a solar energy company through their launch, the release of their first product, and their initial funding raise; worked with a software company management team to reengineer the company to be marketing driven; worked with the founder to launch a disruptive SaaS platform in the automotive industry; helped a private equity firm assess potential acquisitions and mergers; worked with a founder to transform a small B2C company into the world's largest B2B licensor of digital art. Let’s work together on your project!
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  • $175 hourly
    Based in Dallas, TX. Eagle Scout and CFA charterholder. I have been a strategic finance/investments exec for 10Y+ at blue chip firms in VC/PE/investment management where I sourced ideas/companies, helped build businesses/new products, led due diligence, and did transactions among others. I do pitches, models, valuations, GTM, M&A, and diligence since I typically do the same on each project in the past (100's of times). I worked for 2 billionaires & one of the top small cap investors in the US. Degrees: MBA from UNC, post-bac Wharton, BA University of Chicago. why I'm different: "investor grade" & "owner-ready" I help investors & start-ups find, grow & scale $1B+ businesses (value, scale, & pitch them) I create world-class pitches/models/GTM/valuation for each project so I can help on yours I honed skills working with clients up to $500B+ & pitching 100's of times to tier 1 investors former clients include: Goldman Sachs, T Rowe Price, CREF, Dodge & Cox, AB, and more recent projects: Series C unicorn, $50-100M capital raises, $150M M&A, valuations $5B+ former recommendations include: firm's that IPO'd recently (2021) why you may love working with me: clients love me most when facing tight deadlines, complex issues, and/or high impact clients love how I simplify the difficult, tell a great story and see what they miss clients love how I deliver turnkey, practical and/or audit-ready work timely & done well *ethics matter: paid introductions and guarantees are a regulatory issue (SEC & others) In the Words of My Clients: "great work” & “impressive resume” – former Chief Accounting Officer of GE & GE Capital “Devon’s a wizard, he can do anything” – CFO of Series C unicorn fintech (revenue, M&A) “Wow, we didn’t think they’d be ready” – billionaire family PE office (national launch) “Magic”…”this is kick***” – COO of $130M+ VC fund (valuation project) “Fantastic, thank you so much” – CEO SaaS ERP (M&A project; healthcare) “Great work” – former CIO of Wellcare (M&A project; potential deal partner) “Robust & very solid, really good work” – CEO/MD HC surgery center (fractional CFO) “Thank you so much” – Senior director of VC fund (C-suite transition, modeling training) “This is great” – CEO of healthcare tech (raising $5-10M) “This really helped” – CEO of incubator of $3.5B+ revenue firm (company launch) “Excellent” – CEO of seed fintech (pitch deck, business plan) "[we had] 0 audit questions" - 100+ assets of VC fund reviewed by auditors Capabilities: .....pitch decks, financial models, valuations, GTM/growth, advisory..... VC - early (pre-seed, seed, Series A, Series B) & late stage (Series C to F) - models/decks/GTM PE - growth equity & distressed/turnarounds (models, decks, pitches, term sheet, M&A) FP&A - scale businesses nationally, what if/feasibility/strategic decisions, & modeling for capital allocation, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow, go/no go recommendations M&A - CIM/CIP, leading deal diligence, PPA, earnings power analysis, modeling, memos industries: consumer - e-commerce/CPG/tier 1 suppliers tech - SaaS/software/AI/ML/blockchain/big data industrials - hardware technology, manufacturing HC - drugs/devices/therapeutics/precision medicine RE - commercial, residential, REIT (multi-family, healthcare, industrial, datacenter) additional projects: capital raising / fundraising (plan, pitch decks, models, valuation, memos) growth consulting (GTM, growth hacking, pricing, market research) fractional CFO valuations for startups (409A) valuations for funds (820)
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  • $300 hourly
    I am a highly experienced senior marketing and sales leader available for fractional or interim roles, but I am open to other types of consulting engagements. Throughout the 12 years I headed up my former agency, I enjoyed working with clients in B2B tech, SaaS, consulting, e-commerce, education, personal and professional development, publishing, logistics, and more. These businesses and organizations have spanned the globe, and the contributions I made to them have also been diverse. In addition to serving as a fractional CMO or Enablement Officer, I've stepped in as a marketing and/or sales strategist, automation architect, sales trainer, creative director, branding specialist, and more. I am open to exploring various fractional roles and consulting engagements, but I get extra excited when speaking with an organization that uses HubSpot, but I am well-versed (and excited to use) other platforms as well. Don't hesitate to reach out for any reason. I'm excited to meet you!
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  • $95 hourly
    If you are a startup or early-stage founder with a compelling business opportunity but under-capitalized and want to seek funding options, let's talk. I understand, very specifically, what institutional investors want to see to consider your opportunity. Or, as well-known Venture Capitalist Marc Andreesen once said, "The difference between a vision and a hallucination is others will see your vision". I have 20+ years experience in capital markets, both as a founder and working with other founders in successful funding events exceeding $ 450 million. The plan that drives a cap raise begins with a cogent, well-organized, and executable roadmap. Where you are today? How will a capital infusion from an outsider willing to take on the risk allow you to get to the next level? Here is how I start: - Funding readiness: Are you operationally ready? If you're ready, I will tell you. If you’re close but not quite there, I’ll tell you. If you have a lot of work to do before investors will consider you, I'll tell you where the gaps are and let you decide what comes next. - Investor Book: If you're (close to) investor-ready, it's time to build a strong Investor book, guided by your industry and what portfolio investors in your space want to see. - Investor Targets: Investor book is underway. In tandem with, we begin investor due diligence to build a targeted investor list. We look for connections and referrals to partners, analysts, or anyone who can open doors to the target investor. Many believe this is a quick & easy process. You need to know the investors you'll be pitching as if you've worked with them before. If what I've shared makes sense, let's connect, either by direct message or you may invite me to a job you posted on the platform. We can briefly discuss your goals and how I can be of material value if there's a fit. To your success, Mike
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  • $64 hourly
    Quality Investor Materials | Investor Pitch Decks | Business Plans | Financial Models | End-to-End Support | Startup Consulting | Feasibility Studies | Cohort Analysis & Forecast (LTV, Churn) I am originally from Moscow, Russia, and in 2023, I made Yerevan, Armenia, my new home. 🌍𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 :I've successfully completed 100+ projects for my clients based in Saudi Arabia and the USA. 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 ✅ Quality Investor Materials ✅ Investor Pitch Decks ✅ Business Plans ✅ Financial Models ✅ End-to-End Support ✅ Startup Consulting ✅ Feasibility Studies ✅ Cohort Analysis & Forecast (LTV, Churn) ⭐𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝: Collaborating with premier business planning consultancies in the United States and startup studios in KSA, my investor materials have achieved success rates exceeding 15%, spanning from pre-seed to Series C rounds. While all the decks and financial models were top-notch, achieving funding success involves more than just impressive materials. Key considerations include factors like team dynamics and traction, assuring investors that your team is the best there is to deliver the declared growth rates. 🔑 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐨 𝐄𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 1. Your deck/business plan captivates investors within a 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝟑-𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞 , setting the stage for engagement. 2. Robust documentation supporting your narrative during the ensuing 45-minute conversation, securing investor confidence. With these elements in place, you'll have the mental bandwidth to actively listen to potential investors and strategically select the best partner to accompany you on your journey to subsequent funding rounds. 🌐𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞: -15 years in Private Equity. -94+ projects (E-commerce, Real Estate, Startups, and more). -Largest deal value exceeded USD 6B. 🚀𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝-𝐅𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 : Well-versed in industry-specific challenges and solutions across trending sectors including SaaS, mobile apps, e-commerce, social commerce, and more. ⏱𝐐𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝: -With complete data, three days on average for pitch deck and financial model creation. -Agencies typically reserve up to 12 days for a project. 📈𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬: 1. Discovery Call 2. Strategy & Kick-off Call 3. Deliver Draft 4. Review Call 5. Second Draft with All Design Elements 💰𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥: Crafting documents to help you gain access to potential investors. In some cases, introductions to Private Equity firms and Venture Capital funds. Ready to transform your pitch into success? Let's connect and take your venture to new heights! 🚀 PS: 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧- kindly review the details of my recent projects list for more information 1. Fintech - equipment leasing, shared ownership, crowdfunding, litigation, mortgage, neobanks 2. Proptech - property management, real estate crowdfunding 3. Medtech/Biotech/Digital Health - 10+ projects 4. Real Estate - 20+ projects (senior living, multifamily, single-family, mixed-use, hospitality, etc.) 5. Restaurant & Hospitality 6. Leisure & Entertainment 7. Marketplaces 8. Mobile Apps- fitness, social-commerce, on-demand laundry 9, Automotive, Agritech, F&B, Food Processing, Cannabis, Sports&Entertainment, InsurTech, Wearables, Private Equity Deals: Telecom, Recreational Cannabis Pet & Automotive, Deep Tech Media & Entertainment, Fintech # Financial Modeling Financial Analysis Financial Projection Forecasting Microsoft Excel Financial Planning Business Presentation Presentation Design Pitch Deck Startup Pitchbook Presentations Fundraising Pitchbook Pitch Deck Business Plan Company Valuation Microsoft PowerPoint Startup Consulting
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  • $200 hourly
    Hi, I'm Jeff and I am an experienced BSA/AML compliance consultant who most recently served as Chief Compliance Officer at bitFlyer USA, where I led the Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, and Risk departments. I've built multiple AML programs from the ground up, and have worked in almost every area of payments compliance for various cutting edge financial services including Google and Coinbase. I am currently available for short to medium term consulting work for money transmitters and/or money services businesses. If you are looking for a BSA compliance officer/MLRO/CCO, I can fill that role as well, please contact me for specific rates.
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  • $200 hourly
    I know what investors are looking for, having been a venture capital investor focussed on early stage technology investments (Seed to Series B) in San Francisco. If you need help with not just your materials but also your narrative and storytelling, I can help transform your pitch from good to great. Whether this is your first fundraise or you are looking to secure follow on funding, I can guide you through the process. I have screened hundreds of companies and have been very fortunate to invest in and work with portfolio companies who have successfully exited as well as secured follow on funding. I have also consulted multinational corporations, helping them solve innovation challenges and in particular connecting them to startups to address their problem statements. As a Founder I understand the struggle from the other side and use that empathy to inform my approach with startup teams. In total I have 10 years experience - as an Investor, Consultant, Founder and Advisor to the tech startup world as well as various roles in Investment Banking in my formative years. I specialise across the startup/venture capital/venture builder/corporate innovation curve, solving problems, setting strategy and enabling teams for success. (i) consulting startups on pitch deck, business plan and financials (ii) ad hoc strategic projects for startups (iii) VC as a service to micro VCs or those looking to access venture capital as an asset class (family offices, HNWs, institutions) (iv) venture building with individuals or corporations to test the feasibility of new concepts (v) innovation consultancy to corporations at the early stages of their innovation life cycle and how to effectively work with startups (vi) building out/developing CVC funds I bring the tenacity, problem solving and optimism of a Founder, market/competitive analysis and critical thinking of an Investor, as well as the financial analysis, diligence and scrutiny of a Banker. --------- Startups - I help founding teams with their materials and messaging to clearly communicate their vision, product and strategy with investors and other key stakeholders (more often than not in advance of fundraising). Often this is a review and complete deconstruction of pitch deck, financials, business plan and marketing materials. I also engage in ad hoc strategic projects and general product/ business growth strategy. Venture Capital - I support micro VCs and individuals/institutions looking to access Venture Capital as an asset class, either on a deal-by-deal basis or a more formalised process of establishing/reorganising an existing fund. From strategy, sourcing and due diligence through to execution and portfolio management, I am involved throughout the process. Furthermore in the fundraising stage, guiding my clients with the target raise, LP strategy as well as operational structure to execute against the fundraise target. Venture Building - I turn disruptive concepts into reality, whether it be working with an individual creator/founder on a pet project or an institution as part of an innovation strategy. Typically my clients have amazing ideas but not necessarily the time or expertise to critically evaluate the feasibility of their concept. In the case of corporate clients, the challenge is often how to build a new product or process outside the confines of corporate bureaucracy. My process is phased and typically follows these steps: Ideation, Market Mapping, Problem Statement formation, User profile and discovery, Design / MVP, Go to Market Strategy, Fundraise Strategy, Customer Acquisition, Fundraise, Scale sales and marketing, Follow on Fundraise strategy. Corporate Innovation - I work with corporations to help them understand which innovations are likely to have the biggest impact on their industry as well as their individual business operations/units. Furthermore how to critically analyse if they should build new technologies, partner with an existing provider or buy a solution (e.g. acquire a startup) More often than not, I work with corporates who are earlier in their innovation lifecycle to guide them through understanding what it really means to work with startups. My process involves: Setting an overall innovation strategy; Aligning senior management, business unit heads and team members; Communication (internally - how to spread innovation as well as excite/incentivise employees and how to communicate externally that they are open to innovation and collaboration with startups); Implementation (how to work with startups) in order to effectively embrace disruption; Mitigation - what to avoid and how companies so often get it wrong. The key principles are always: senior management buy in, business unit inclusion from the start and an allocated budget to deploy.
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  • $135 hourly
    Open to fixed price or hourly rates for consulting, including fractional CFO, financial modeling, structuring, presentations and marketing materials for acquisitions and fundraising opportunities in the corporate, middle market, private equity, venture capital, startup and family office sectors. Will assist in the distribution of investment opportunities to a pre-existing network of investors and financial institutions for your company or project. The client must compensate for discovery and strategy services. A trilingual networker that has developed 250+ business, investment, and capital market opportunities, including regional strategies and connections with executives and investors in both North and South America, Stephen is considered a leading voice on investment between the Americas. Network includes 7.5K+ investor, executives and family office contacts paired with 3K+ financial institution relationships. Contacts span multiple geographies, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brasil, UK, France, Germany, Spain, China, Japan and India.
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  • $175 hourly
    I am an expert in building business models and financial plans, specializing in small businesses and startups. I honed my skills through 20 years of hands-on experience managing complex projects for large, international companies like Heineken and M&M/Mars. My specialties include: - Revenue projections - Cost Analysis - Fractional CFO/Controller - Cash Flow forecasting - Financial Modelling - Business Plans - Valuations - Sales Tax - Startup Advisory - ecommerce consulting - Microsoft Excel expert with VBA programming - CARES Act (PPP) - NetSuite Administrator - Certified Quickbooks Advanced Online Accountant I am a Chief Financial Officer/Controller with an MBA in Corporate Finance and am a Certified Management Accountant.
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  • $180 hourly
    Corporate, Contracts, Technology, Securities, Small Business Attorney, with current emphasis on Start-up and Emerging Growth Companies and IT-Related and other Commercial Agreements. I am admitted in good standing in New York, with more than 20 years of quality experience. Currently I am operating my practice remotely from the Research Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina. The savings in much lower overhead is passed on to you. I was a corporate/SEC associate at three Am Law 100 law firms (i.e., 100 largest, most prestigious and profitable law firms in the US) in New York City and then started a sophisticated solo corporate practice. My clients range from start-ups to small businesses to long-term assignments for major companies such as PwC (technology consulting group), MasterCard (technology consulting group), TIAA-CREF, Fox-Pitt Kelton (investment bank), Investment Technology Group (financial services technology), United Technologies Corporation (supply chain and distribution), Bank of America (IT and vendor contracts), Wells Fargo (venture capital and private equity) and MetLife (M&A and technology contracts).
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  • $375 hourly
    I have 18 years experience in strategy consulting and loyalty/rewards marketing, and have created several successful businesses. I've consulted to numerous startups and NFT projects at various stages from concept/pre-seed through Series D. I have a strong breadth of industry expertise having completed projects and built businesses in web 3/NFTs, travel, financial services, real estate, retail, grocery, gas. I've created reward and membership programs around the world and managed Membership Rewards partnerships at American Express as well as the Black, Platinum, and Gold Cards and developed a portfolio-wide strategy. I have my MBA from Yale University and my BA from Cornell University. I pride myself on multitasking ability (I used to have a day "corporate" job with four of my own successful businesses on the side), reliability, and loyalty/transparency. I believe in developing a tight plan up front for every project and really focus on iterative development. I'm particularly good at taking complex problems and turning them into data-driven clarity. I'm also a game theory expert so I always very much focus on the competition and making sure the businesses I advise on are positioned appropriately. Personally, I'm a lifelong athlete (basketball, football, soccer, tennis), avid traveler (100+ countries and counting), and love food. I also used to be a professional poker player which paid for both college and grad school. - Hablo español - Je parle français
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    IF YOU'D LIKE TO WATCH THE UPWORK WEBINAR I DID ON BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS -- ADD THIS TO UPWORK.COM IN THE ADDRESS BAR: community/events/upwork-live-tips-and-tricks-for-starting-a-business-in-the-us. I am an attorney and accountant, and was a professor of finance and law at the University of Southern California where I taught business law, real estate and accounting. I have saved clients millions of dollars through insight and experience in negotiating and drafting contracts and a thorough understanding of accounting; and how the legal and financial elements affect one another. If you're considering starting your own business or you have started your own business you may find the book "You Want To Be An Entrepreneur" extremely useful. Search for that title on Amazon or see my portfolio below. I am considered an expert in licensing/franchising and brand management, and am one of the most experienced executives in the hospitality/entertainment fields. I have been an owner, operator, executive and consultant with more than 20 years in product and brand licensing for such world-famous entities as the Rolling Stones, Playboy, Warner Bros. and Penthouse. Additional info on LinkedIn.
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  • $80 hourly
    I am an Independent Consultant, proficient in a range of areas:  Financial Analysis: Financial Modelling and Projections, DCF Valuation, Performance Assessment  Market Research: Competitive Research, Product Research, Industry Research, Research Analytics  Business Analytics: Insight Generation, Tableau/Power BI Dashboards  Digital Transformation / Product Management: Reimagining and designing tools to offer products/services digitally  Operations: Process Tools, Process Improvement, New Process Design  Business Plans: Financial Projections, Market Research, Sales, Marketing & Operational Setup Within these areas, my projects have been spread across different industries such as e-commerce, renewable energy, telecom, professional services and many others. Across platforms, clients have rated my work as “5-star”, “Top-Rated”, “Highly Recommended”, “Would love to work again”, which is a testament to my professional work ethic and analytical ability. I have a knack of being able to improve different aspects of businesses owing to my creativity, analytical ability and dedication. This has resulted in a number of product and process improvements during my time in the industry. Some of these improvements were also filed as intellectual Properties (Patents and Design Registrations). In terms of education, I have a MBA from ESADE, which is top 20 global business school based in Barcelona.
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  • $175 hourly
    Expert in building financial models, investor slidedecks, dashboards. Fractional CFO: -Budgeting and forecasting, - Financial performance review, - Pricing and compensation input, - Dashboards and metrics, - Customer sales data analysis, - Payroll, recruitment and supervision of bookkeeping personnel for a mix of funded early stage seed and Series A growth companies in: B2C App and B2B SaaS Artificial Intelligence, Sports Apparel, Fitness App, Web Design and UX Agencies and Tech Staffing Agency. Over 30 years experience in Finance including: Public Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pubic Equity Markets (Sellside Equity Research Analyst, Hedge Buyside Analyst). As an M&A Director at SG Cowen/Société Générale, supervised the execution of over $10bn in M&A transactions for clients including Vivendi, Warner Bros., Telecom Italia, Pathe and the French State. Received my CPA while employed with Price Waterhouse in New York and London. TECHNICAL SKILLS - Technical Writing - Forecasting, Budgeting and Cash Flow Management - Growth Strategy & Market Fit Development - Custom Dashboard Creation - Business Process Design - KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and Metrics Tracking - Capital Raising - Fluent French (Written, Spoken), 18 years in France.
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    I am a distinguished pioneer in the field of neural networks, with a notable role as the Co-Founder of HNC Software, the world's first neural network computer company. In addition to this groundbreaking achievement, I have co-founded the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), further establishing my expertise in the field. I have had a 35-year career in high technology and I am the veteran of nine start-ups, two of which have achieved outstanding success with valuations exceeding $100 million. A degreed mechanical engineer, I have held marketing, sales, senior management, and CEO positions with companies in AI, electronics, test equipment, video games, biotechnology, cryptocurrency, and digital outdoor signage. I am recognized as a strategic and innovative leader, possessing an exceptional ability to visualize the "big picture" while maintaining a keen eye for detail. My proven leadership skills are exemplified through my talent for assembling successful teams and guiding them to achieve their goals. As a seasoned executive, I have honed my skills in negotiation and tenacity, consistently demonstrating my ability to close deals effectively. My extensive experience in the high-tech start-up environment has solidified my reputation as a company builder with a consistent and impressive track record of success.
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  • $25 hourly
    Zafar is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in Business Planning and Small Business Consulting. With a track record of delivering business plans and investor memorandums that have enabled the funding of nearly USD 46 Million for seed to growth stage companies, Zafar is a valuable asset to any business looking to take their operations to the next level. Specializing in analyzing direct and indirect competitors, Zafar has a keen understanding of objectives and measurable goals, providing strategic direction on how to structure, run, and grow a business. His expertise in conducting exhaustive market research and viability plans has helped several founders to decide on launching or holding back their new products, ensuring the success of their venture. Zafar has developed and recommended strategies for many companies on the basis of data analysis, which has improved their operational efficiency resulting in better customer management processes, inventory management, and sales rep monitoring. As a professional, he believes in grooming future entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses by identifying the roadblocks to their success and formulating customized strategies to overcome them. With a proven track record of success, Zafar is an invaluable asset to any business looking to take their operations to the next level. Whether you're a startup or a well-established company, he has the expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals.
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  • $160 hourly
    I am a business financial and strategic growth advisor. My clients are owners of startup and small businesses, nationwide. My services include: • Business growth and execution coaching. • Start-up guidance, coaching, and advisory. • Business plans. • Financial modeling, forecasting, budgets, and projections. • M & A assistance, including due diligence and business valuation. • Capital raising/financing assistance. • Strategic planning. • Exit planning and sale readiness. • Special financial and business projects. * Fractional CFO. I have done extensive work with the following industries: • Technology and SaaS. • E-commerce and retail. • Service businesses, both B-to B, and B-to C. • Health care. • Real estate and construction. • Manufacturing, and wholesale/distribution. I understand business models, strategy, execution, and scale. And how to improve marketing, business development, sales, culture, accounting, finance, and operational processes. ABOUT ME: I have years of experience, first as a partner at two major CPA firms, then in my own management consulting firm. I have had the experience of running business units, turning around an unprofitable office, and growing new practice areas. For more information on my clients, testimonials, experience and background please look at my website, which has a link in the portfolio section of the profile. Also, in the short video posted here I talk about my approach to small business growth coaching.
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