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  1. Graham M.

    Graham M.

    Business strategy/improvement consultant

    Ukraine - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    My primary objective is to help companies grow. I achieve that by providing strategic management consulting, business improvement and support services. I work together with clients to identify their highest-value opportunities, overcome their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises through the application of analysis and research. I also help companies with implementation of those strategies. I am highly adaptable to each clients' requirements, and have experience in the following sectors: engineering, IT, advertising, media, pharmaceuticals, law, sporting events. I am originally qualified as a lawyer and have worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

    $65.00 /hr
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  2. Chuck Hirsch

    Chuck Hirsch Agency Contractor

    Strategic Business, Marketing and Brand Definition Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    My objective as Director of Strategy of Wovn Group, a unique business, branding and marketing resource, based in the US, is to provide my clients with a better conceived model for a professional services resource, and address the needs of today's most pressing business and marketing challenges. I strive to create an outsourced marketing department that is effective, turn key, and has a work ethic and level of responsibility that a full time Marketing Director or CMO would provide. I make sure that you get the service and expertise that a larger resource would provide, at man--hour rates that are a fraction of what larger resources charge. I am contracted with a team of design, email marketing, web design & development, graphic design, and other professionals. We work together as Wovn Group, and are fixed fee resource. We do not want to be paid for every hour that we work, and we "put skin in the game" on a daily basis. Come work with me and find out how valuable a REAL professional can be, regarding the success of your business! Actual case studies and client references available as well.

    Associated with: Wovn Group

    $75.00 /hr
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  3. Leslie Claire

    Leslie Claire

    Instructional designer with years of editing and graphics experience

    United States - Last active: 11/12/2013 - Tests: 1

    Do you need a killer presentation? How about the gorgeous handouts to go with it? Do you need a completely custom publication? Or perhaps a straightforward but appealing web site that you can either update yourself or that I can maintain for you? How about a logo or business collateral? No matter what you're looking for in this regard, let's talk about it! You want to look great to your clients. Let me help. With an extensive background and ninja-level skills in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, PowerPoint/Keynote, WordPress, and more, I can help you come up with everything you need, both in print and online. You can be certain that your information is understood by your audience. I'm certified in instructional design technology (I will finish my master's in instructional design in May 2014), so that I can help you to craft your message through clearly presented information and education-based marketing. Your message will be comprehensible and focused in every detail. As an award-winning publications designer and a college instructor in graphic design, I have a solid grounding in color theory, typography, layout, and other design principles to make sure the right ideas will be conveyed to your audience. You can be confident that your writing will be just as it should be, too. With truly old-school language skills, I'm an experienced editor who can make sure that your text is absolutely correct. Just as a bonus for you, I work with a brilliant business consultant and marketing expert who is ready to help you target your message to get the results you're looking for. Together, we've created many acclaimed business plans, one of which was approved for more than $750,000 in funding. We can help point you toward success. I'm friendly and easy to work with, too. Plus, if I'm not confident that I can give you everything you're looking for, I promise to be up-front with you about it—even then, I can put you in touch with one of dozens of other great designers and editors I know who might be a better fit for you. Please contact me today to discuss your upcoming needs. Because I'm an individual and not a design firm, I can only accept a certain number of clients each month—let's make sure to schedule your project in time for your deadline. I'm looking forward to working with you!

    $70.00 /hr
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  4. Mitch Thrower

    Mitch Thrower

    Technology Start-Up Guru

    United States - Last active: 11/27/2014

    Mitch Thrower | Bio Mitch Thrower is an entrepreneur, financier, business strategist, author and triathlete. Mitch Thrower is the Founder and Chairman of http://www.events.com, the leading provider of cloud-based applications for event and participant management that includes Activity Registration, Ticketing, Affinity Management, Content Management, Business Analytics, and Customer Outreach. The http://www.events.com global event portal publishes millions of events from thousands of venues worldwide accessible through mobile and social channels. Events.com provides highly adaptable, accessible and reliable applications to manage, market and monetize an event or activity. Thrower also serves as Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation whose primary initiative is Project Active, providing money, mentoring, encouragement and education to areas of world tension. Specifically — sending sports equipment to children in war zones. Thrower was the Co-Founder of Active.com (The Active Network, Inc.). He also launched ActiveEurope.com (Active Europe Network) as Co-Founder and CEO. Active went Public before selling to Vista for 1.05 billion. Thrower was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Triathlete Magazine, the world's largest triathlon magazine where he also served as Chairman. He has also served as the Chief Interactive Officer, Strategist & Senior Correspondent for the Competitor Group (CGI), the active lifestyle industry's leading media and event entertainment company. Thrower spoke at his university graduation at Saint Lawrence University, and has lectured at many colleges such as Stanford University, Anderson School at UCLA, UCSD and the University of San Diego where he served as the "Entrepreneur in Residence" teaching Entrepreneurship. Thrower was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Triathlete Magazine, the world's largest triathlon magazine where he also served as Chairman. He has also served as the New Media Officer, Strategist & Senior Correspondent for the Competitor Group (CGI). Thrower is an active member of TED.com and the Executive Producer of TEDxLaJolla, an independently organized TED event. He is the Author of "The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today's Fast-Paced Business Environment," published by Lyons Press and he has authored of the popular monthly column, "Starting Lines" in Triathlete Magazine for more than a decade. He was also the co-author of the travel guide The Passport which, for several years was distributed to 50,000 college students before traveling abroad each year. In 1990, Thrower co-founded his first company and served as CEO of The College/Rail Connection, Inc., serving American Express, AT&T, and Eurail until he sold the venture in 1997. Thrower holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Lawrence University and an MBA from the University of San Diego. He has competed in 22 Ironman Triathlons, including 13 World Championships. He is the only photo journalist to ever photograph and video the Ironman Triathlon World Championships while competing in the event. Currently a resident of La Jolla, CA, Thrower is an East Coast native whose father, Fred Thrower was a television pioneer as Vice President of NBC, and also as president of WPIX-TV in New York City and is known for his holiday creation of the televised "Yule Log." Thrower's mother, Lori, worked as an assistant for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. More detailed bio: http://www.mitchthrower.com . . Click here to show

    $588.88 /hr
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  5. Nicholas N.

    Nicholas N.

    Marketing, Business Development, Strategy and Project Management

    United States - Last active: 01/08/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have 20+ years of experience working with technology companies, from startups to major brands like Sony. I've shipped over 60 products, from enterprise software to consumer targeted iOS/Android apps. My product work has ranged from classic product management and product marketing, to scoping, user stories and mapping out user experiences (although I'm not a UI/UX designer by any means). Much of my career has been spent in strategic marketing and business development. I've created partnerships, corporate and product brochures, websites, press releases, grant proposals, pitch decks, investor decks, promotional videos and many other types of content. I've been a mentor to 30+ startups, raised seed funding, secured Federal grant funding and pitched many VCs and Angel investors. I've also provided Innovation Coaching to large corporations. I have a strong technical background and am used to being a value-add jack-of-all trades. I believe in finding the right solution to a problem, not just the easiest answer. If your project needs professional work, attention to detail and a quality end result, please contact me. I'll be happy to help.

    $100.00 /hr
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  6. Alison Guy

    Alison Guy

    BUSINESS DESIGNER with global expereince

    United States - Last active: 08/24/2014 - Tests: 2

    Strategic Business Director with global experience across multi-unit Franchise Operations + Design Development. Strong business acumen in leading business planning, strategy + driving unit revenue. Experienced across all business facets from individual unit operations to multi unit market scaling including market planning, franchisee recruitment + training, P&L management, lean process, sales + revenue building, business planning and measurement. Strong consumer experience in development of brand extensions for Fortune 500 multi-unit retail leaders within the Food & Beverage sector. Unique combination of business acumen and operational proficiency leading strategy from insights through full market scaling and execution including market optimization. Led core strategies that have formed key business drivers for McDonald’s Systems globally including the attainment of multiple patents for McDonald’s global Drive Thru experience “FAST FORWARD” providing greater capacity and capability in converging service technologies. Enhanced consumer experience with the concept of “Carchitecture” which bridges the relationship between car and the building. EXPERTISE - Designing + Prototyping new ventures that create new income potential for existing + emerging brands. - Proven results delivering service innovation across new platforms that enhance + extend the customer experience while driving profitable growth - with the attainment of multiple patents for McDonald's Corporation in Retail Technologies + Experience Design - Expert leading innovation + creative process to deliver focused solutions to build market share, maximize business performance + strengthen brand equity

- Designing training and service delivery methodologies to support the introduction of new commercial offerings. - 
Facility design and equipment selection to ensure the quality and efficiency of the designed solution meets customer delivery requirements and staff are capable of attaining mastery of the solution and delivery methods.

- Development, training and management of Franchisee operations at a national level including the commercial contracts and introduction of new solutions/methods to franchise holders.
 - Leading multi-unit business development + profit optimization

    $110.00 /hr
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  7. Al L.

    Al L.

    Management Consultant - Strategy, Global Management, Technology

    Canada - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    Deliver regional, national and global strategic and market analysis, recommendations for firms engaged in telecommunications, innovation, real estate and technology. MBA - University of Toronto (triple major in global management, strategy consulting and innovation) B. Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia (marketing) Certificate in Managing Complex Product Development Projects (MIT/Sloan School of Business)

    $166.67 /hr
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  8. Barbara Lamb

    Barbara Lamb

    Writer, Business Consultant, Coach

    United States - Last active: 10/07/2014 - Tests: 1

    Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. - Warren Buffett I can save you time, agony and money. After 30years of entrepreneurial experience building, selling and even closing companies I can help navigate the better, faster assent and help avoid the pitfalls of a new business endeavor. Currently I am focused on consulting others as they create or re-engage in their corporate branding, marketing and social media strategies. I have consulted with large and small businesses and I am a published writer in several categories. I can also help with the development of the Business Plan for either a map of the company’s targets or as a bid for financing, private or SBA. I can guide you through your SWOT analysis, development of brand identity, marketing strategy and idea development. This is my time to give back and my goal it help you realize your dreams and help you develop the Quality of Life you aspire to.

    $50.00 /hr
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  9. Iñaki Martín Herrero

    Iñaki Martín Herrero

    Financial Expert with Project Management experience

    Spain - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 5

    I am a financial professional with over 14 years of experience in a wide range of responsibilities regarding financial institutions. I started out as an Internal Auditor and as of today, I am leading different projects in a financial institution with the goals of making it more efficient and improving several operational controls. I work with senior management defining the bank´s investment and expenses budget and analyzing its potential future deviations. I am experienced at financial modeling and forecasting. I am also experienced at making presentations to senior management. For the past year and a half, I have been developing, designing and implementing a number of Monitoring Dashboards for outsourced services using QlikView Business Intelligence software. I have also developed compliance and control systems in Investment Banking and the bank´s Operations Back Office, and I have experience working with external auditors and Securities Market inspectors. I am a Bachelor in Business Administration and an Executive MBA. I am a Certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP) by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and I have completed several specialized courses regarding market and credit risk management.

    $60.00 /hr
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  10. Susan Hagen

    Susan Hagen

    Business Operations Consultant

    United States - Last active: 12/12/2014 - Tests: 1

    I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business, Masters Certification in Six Sigma Lean Process, Masters Certification in Project Management and MBA with Accounting and Change Management Concentration. With over 30 years experience in Business Operations, Analysis, Configuration Management, Training, Human Resource and Accounting. Experience in Construction, Food Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, IT and Retail. I have worked in Fortune 100 and 500 companies and worked with multiple start ups including small and mid size companies. I am a Quickbooks Pro Advisor with certifications in Quickbooks Online, Desktop and Enterprise.

    $45.00 /hr
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