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  1. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Tests: 3

    Track record of success leading the design and development of high-performance, enterprise-level Oracle solutions. Subject-matter authority offering ten years of success defining, designing, constructing, supporting, and enhancing properly engineered major systems for high-profile clients. “Big picture” planner instrumental in guiding the direction of future initiatives that raise the bar for performance across the industry. Demonstrated ability to establish development standards and methods result in quantitative improvements to product quality and process efficiency. Well-earned reputation for resolving complex problems that potentially jeopardized project success. Guaranteed product performance, security, and data integrity prior to turnover. Earned a reputation for professional excellence by delivering high-performance solutions on time and within budget projections.

    $60.00 /hr
    126 hours
    3.01
  2. Shawn V.

    Shawn V.

    Creator//Exceler

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

    Columbia MBA. US Army veteran. Ranked in top 0.02%. Tested top 1% in multiple skill areas. I am the founder, owner and sole operator of Red Nov Consulting, a firm that specializes in Excel consulting and financial analysis. I help businesses and individuals optimize their spreadsheets and create user-friendly, efficient, dynamic and unique solutions for their needs. I am fluent in visual basic (VBA) and have 15+ years experience working with Excel's advanced functions and features. I am a freelancer you can trust. I have performed 60+ jobs and received a perfect 5-star rating with multiple repeat clients. What clients are saying: - "Extremely responsive and knowledgeable." - "I can wholeheartedly recommend him." - "Went above and beyond." - "Shawn rocked!" - "Best you are going to find...period." - "One of a kind." - "Fast and professional." I hope to help you today.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,341 hours
    4.96
  3. Denis Shchigelsky

    Denis Shchigelsky

    Expert project/product manager (fintech, banking)

    Russia - Tests: 1

    Have a 3 years experience as a project/product manager in mobile banking development industry. Have a portfolio of nearly 15 integration projects of mobile banking and some other mobile applications for banks. We had a 10 person team to develop our product and some freelancers on the outsource to customize it for our clients. Also worked a year in a small Russian bank as a head of the Distant Banking Services Department. Currently working on internet-acquiring project as product/project manager. At the moment, besides my main job, work at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as CS workshop tutor to make a world better and for a good karma :) Finished Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Control and Applied Math Department (Master degree) Skills: * Project management (Java, Android, iOS, Design, Python, client-server applications, web-services), agile. * Product development * Internet-acquiring * Distant Banking services * Documentation Programming skills: Python / Django, Java SE, SQL; parallel programming; C (not very hadrcore, though).

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  4. Gyanendra Kumar

    Gyanendra Kumar

    PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt

    India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Certified Project Manager (PMP) with over seven years of experience and progressive leadership in one of the largest IT firm in India. Full exposure to both the Public and Private sectors including IT, Telecom, Banking, Finance, Government & Defense. I write technical proposal, project implementation plan, business plan, market strategy, whitepapers and related articles. Six Sigma Green Belt with proficient in Agile, Earned Value Management, Capital Planning, CPIC, Strategic Planning, Budget Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Expert in Enterprise Managed Services, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Security & RFID implementation. Additionally certified as Lead Implementer for ISO 9001:2008, AS9100:2009 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 as well as certified lead auditor for ISO 14001 and ISMS consultant. ########################My Offerings:########################### RFP & PROPOSALS '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * RFP/ RFI/ EoI preparation * RFP / RFI / EoI Response preparation * Consultancy to Banking, Finance, Government & Defense Sectors * Commercials & Budgeting * Grant Writing Proposals * Business Planning * Technical Writing PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Banking/ Finance/ Telecom/ Govt./ Defense) ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Team Building with JD preparation * Technical Interviews for Recruitment * High-level/ Low-level Designs * Budgeting * Planning/ tracking/ dashboards preparation * Team reviews CONSULTANCY ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * ISO implementation * Industrial Management Practices * IT Security Policies * Business Process Standardization * NMS/EMS tools stack of IBM / HP / BMC * Transaction Monitoring Middlewares * ERP/CRM Consultancy ERP-CRM-ACCOUNTING PLATFORMS '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * OpenERP * Adempiere * Openbravo * SugarCRM * SalesForce * ZOHO * Tally * GnuCash * Quickbooks BRANDING & ADVERTISING ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' * Product Marketing * Powerpoint Presentations & Demo * Advertising Campaigns * Marketing Videos using camtasia * Technical Writing * Datasheets preparation * Market Research * Product Reviews * Article Writing * Blogs & SEO

    $38.89 /hr
    415 hours
    4.84
  5. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,742 hours
    4.99
  6. Shahzad Rana Younus

    Shahzad Rana Younus

    CISSP/Cloud Expert/Technical Writer/Tableau/Project Manager

    Pakistan - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am certified, experienced and seasoned IT professional. Over the past 14 years, I have accumulated a vast range of experience which entails me to tackle most IT situations I encounter quite easily and efficiently. If you want the work done related to IT, I am the guy to hire. If still skeptical, have a look below at my achievements. Progressive experience with administration, and directing a broad range of Corporate IT initiatives & business focused solutions using leading ICT technologies with industry best practices and standards. Specialties: IT Security and Infrastructure development (CISSP - Certified Information Security Professional - Member ID 302621) ITIL Foundation, COBIT 5 BI Tools - Tableau / QlikView Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning Network Administration and Database Management CISCO Networking Virtual/Cloud Computing Network security and Server Administration Technical Writings SEO/WordPress/WHMCS LinkedIn profile: http://pk.linkedin.com/in/shahzadrana/

    $12.50 /hr
    122 hours
    4.95
  7. Wendy Larry Lozada

    Wendy Larry Lozada

    Excel Expert, Forex Trader, FX Technical Analyst, Researcher

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the last 3 years, I have worked in a wide range of Microsoft Excel projects both online and offline. My core competency lies on complex data analysis, and I am seeking opportunities to build excel spreadsheets from the ground up for you or your business. My MS Excel skills are: - Basic and Complex Excel functions and formulas - Lookup formulas, match, index & formatting - Simple dashboards to depict key parameters with conditional formatting - Charts, Graphs, Sparklines, and Conditional formatting - Sorting, Outlining, and Filtering data - Pivot tables, Pivot charts, and slicers - Merging multiple worksheets (Consolidation) - Excel VBA, macros Besides MS Excel, I have also spent over 3,000 behind the forex charts. I may consider myself at the near mid stage of my development towards professional trading. As I improve my trading skill set, I also want to share my wisdom and knowledge on trading. I am available for any Forex related jobs or projects. Efficiency and high quality-work is what I offer to maintain trust and satisfaction of my clients.

    $9.00 /hr
    1,528 hours
    4.89
  8. Chad Stetson

    Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

    Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

    Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: http://www.trefis.com/stock/wmt/articles/85156/wal-mart-looks-abroad-to-regain-momentum/2011-11-15 Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

    Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    1,403 hours
    4.99
  9. Charudatta M.

    Charudatta M. Agency Contractor

    Brainbench Certified Technical Writer/ Documentation Expert

    India - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 14

    Over the last 13 years, I created various user guides, administration guides, reference guides, troubleshooting guides, installation manuals, and Web help systems for a various engineering and software products and projects. My core competency lies in managing end-to-end documentation for software projects. But, I also work on improving and maintaining the existing documentation or create printed guides for a product. After working on different documentation projects, I developed professional expertise in using various documentation tools, such as Confluence, HelpGizmo, Wordpress, Help & Manual, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Visio, MS Office, and technologies, such as single sourcing, DITA, and content management system. In addition to documentation tools, I have good understanding of the software languages, such as C/C++, Java, PHP, CSS, HTML, and databases, such as MS Access, MY SQL, and so on. I am seeking opportunities to develop documentation from the ground up for your business.

    Associated with: Charudatta M.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,942 hours
    4.91