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  1. Michael Epstein

    Michael Epstein

    Accomplished Online Marketing, Growth Strategy & Operations Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I know first-hand how to craft successful brands and profitable businesses. Starting with a few hundred dollars and no marketing budget, the company I founded achieved a million dollars in sales in its first year and continued to expand, generating tens of millions in revenue. As CEO, I was responsible for leading everything from sales and marketing, web development, and operations to personnel management and award-winning product development. As my company grew as a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of consumer electronics and software, the company also acquired several distressed online businesses and reinvigorated these brands with new products, marketing, and distribution. These refocused businesses again began to grow and flourish. Having cultivated a successful corporation with global reach, the company was acquired in 2013 by private capital buyers. I'm now helping numerous businesses from start-ups to $100M+ organizations understand how to grow their online traffic and brand engagement, achieve their online performance goals, and efficiently integrate their online & offline operations. As a multi-year Inc. 5000 CEO, I am an intuitive, driven leader with diverse functional experience, strategic mindset, and a tenacious commitment to the utmost excellence in people, performance, products, and processes. I offer a proven ability to swiftly analyze and execute key business drivers to grow top line and increase operational efficiency in a fast-paced environment. I'm known as being relentlessly focused on strategic business process improvement and value creation for all stakeholders. Areas of Excellence • Entrepreneurial Leadership • Online Marketing through Cost Per Click, Email Automation and Inbound Marketing Tactics Including Search Engine Optimization, Public Relations, Affiliate Programs and Social Media • Ecommerce • Conversion Rate Optimization Utilizing Analytics Analysis, Split Testing, & Other User Experience Measurement Tools • Website Development and Launch • Business Processes, Strategy and Optimization • Marketing/Operational Strategy, Development, Data Analysis & Action Planning • Online Sales and Content Platform Development • Automating and Outsourcing Routine and Complex Tasks • Team Building • Deal Negotiation and Strategic Partnerships • Customer Service Protocols REACH YOUR TARGET MARKET Are your online marketing efforts falling flat? If you're unsure about how to reach out to and engage with your target market, you're not alone. Developing a measurable and scalable, truly effective marketing campaign requires a highly-specialized, comprehensive understanding of SEO, PPC marketing, social media, email platforms, and analytics that most businesses don't have the time or resources to develop. With my experience helping businesses reduce cost per acquisition and increase conversion rates by up to 50%, I will help you create and implement a cohesive online marketing strategy, scalable campaign and an engaging message that reaches true potential buyers. ACHIEVE WEBSITE PERFORMANCE GOALS You shouldn't have to adjust your business to fit your software. Your software should fit your business. Publishing and ecommerce platforms such as Magento or Wordpress can be easy to use, but your business is unique. These platforms allow for customization that is impractical for those who would rather be building their business than learning how to build websites and analyze conversion metrics. By spearheading the development of revolutionary front- and back-end features that offered robust usability and advanced functionality, my company thrived as an efficient, multi-million dollar corporation. I can help amplify your company's online experience, from developing custom search algorithms and customer loyalty programs to automated order management processes that vastly improve transparency and reduce processing times. I will analyze and implement ways to improve your customer experience and site performance, helping you convert more of your existing traffic into leads/customers. GET MORE DONE WITH LESS Often, staff are forced to spend much of their time on administrative or repetitive tasks, leaving significantly less time to focus on their primary responsibilities and strengths. Thoughtful, skilled business process optimization can pinpoint ways for streamlining and automating processes to relieve bottlenecks, maximize efficiency, and prevent costly and time-consuming errors by up to 90%. I will help you dramatically lower costs and increase productivity through tailored innovations such as inventory management systems, creating key management metrics, and utilizing qualified outsourced labor. GET IN TOUCH Schedule a free consultation to discuss what we can achieve together.

    $138.89 /hr
    558 hours
    5.00
  2. Geoffory C.

    Geoffory C.

    Business and Technology Executive and Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    To utilize my vast skills, experience and knowledge in the Technology and Business Management fields. Over the past 16 years, I have assisted several companies in everything from production to analysis to growing companies to valuation to liquidation. I have mentored and coached several young future business people in the arts of efficiency, confidence and maximization of potential. I am a problem solver, entrepreneur, innovator, engineer, motivator and, most importantly, a deliverer of results. My proven track record in technology and business management, marketing and leadership speaks for itself. When you get me as a consultant and manager, you get what I live, breathe, eat and even sleep - success!

    $55.56 /hr
    4,239 hours
    5.00
  3. Julieta Cestari

    Julieta Cestari

    Virtual Assistance and Translations

    Argentina - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm an experienced multilingual Virtual Assistant based in Argentina, but I've lived in Italy for a long time. Now I run my own business of virtual assistance and I help international clients to succeed in their projects from very diverse industries. I've worked on a variety of different projects mostly requiring project management and communication abilities. Projects: translations, marketing communication, web writing, web design, community management, online researches, team lead. Public Relations and Advertising degree from the IULM University of Milan. Languages: -Spanish -Italian -English Skills -Project Managment -Translation skills :English-Italian / English - Spanish / Italian - Spanish / Spanish - Italian -Web design -Web Communication & Marketing (Adwords, Facebook Ads) -E-learning Expert, Teacher Programs: - Ms Office (Powerpoint, Excell, Word) - Google Hangouts, Webmeeting - Webdesign (Wordpress) - Photoshop - Wordpress

    $19.00 /hr
    4,660 hours
    5.00
  4. Robert Joseph Batac

    Robert Joseph Batac

    Java Developer/Project Management/Applications/Wordpress

    Philippines - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I specialize in Java Application Software Development, Project Management, and Hardware Interfacing. Other areas I've been involved in are Web Design, Wordpress, VPN, CMS, Open Source Solution/Customization and Testing for both Manual and Automated, and I recently added Android App Development in my portfolio. I have endeavored in freelance, business, and team and enterprise solution projects. Primary technologies I use are Java SE, Swing, Webstart, NetBeans, PostgreSQL, third party APIs, OpenVPN, Mysql, Selenium and Android Studio. Other experiences I've had are in the line of CCTV Surveillance and Security Systems integration. Please visit my profile website for past projects I have been involved with. http://bertbatac.weebly.com/ Thanks, Bert Batac

    $20.00 /hr
    1,031 hours
    4.95
  5. Sam R.

    Sam R. Agency Contractor

    The Quintessential Agile Management Pro

    Hong Kong - Last active: 02/26/2013 - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 2

    The quintessential 'Agile' online executive is available to tackle your next project successfully with precision. 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee! As my Employer you can expect: * A highly skilled contractor at unconventionally low rates so you can minimize your budget and maximize your results! * A native English speaking professional who was raised and educated in the West with strong credentials so you don't have to worry about language, culture, or nuances! * A skilled and well qualified executive (MBA & M Sc.Eng.) so you can count on the work I do for you being done right the first time! * An established track record of performance. Nearly twenty years at two of the top Companies on the Planet. (Big 5 Management Consulting, Far East Energy Conglomerate) So you know that I actually can do what I say I can! * A superior command of Global Best Practices that can be applied to your Organization. People, Process, & Technology. So that you know you'll get someone who is flexible and adaptive. * Focus on Quality, Innovation, Performance, & Excellence. So you'll get a commitment to growth! * A superior command of Business Needs & Technology Enablement so you will get a team player with Cross-Functional experience in delivering pragmatic solutions on-time and on budget! * An accurate Profile and Tests that have been completed without reference materials. Go ahead! Try me. I'm up to the challenge! *Availability to work on a Pro-Bono or reduced rate basis for qualified non- commercial Worthy Causes (Social Impact, Charitable). *Excellent Connectivity across Win 7 and Mac OSX Platforms including fully equipped home offices in Hong Kong, Karachi, and Singapore. I travel twice a month (off-time) between cities but remain online 100% through devices.

    Associated with: Invictus (Pvt) Ltd., Cohesian, Ltd. Agency

    $138.89 /hr
    2,536 hours
    5.00
  6. Conor McCarthy

    Conor McCarthy

    Business Consultant & Event Manager

    Ireland - Last active: 1 month ago

    As a business consultant, my main areas of expertise include deep financial analysis, planning for dramatic cost reduction as well as revenue generation, and project management of new sales strategies. I also manage e-commerce activities (web analytics, web content management, social media management) and specialise in on-going review of product quality and offering. As the CEO of the Street Performance World Championship/City Spectacular, I held many roles. From concept to execution, I co-founded and managed what is now Ireland’s second largest festival, the Street Performance World Championship/City Spectacular. My extensive experience in this event ranges the full spectrum, from the administration end of running a business and its people, through to the management of some of the biggest publicity stunts in the country, as well as large-scale event production involving over 150 crew, staff, performers and volunteers. We have won many national awards for this. Main areas of responsibility include creative development, financial planning/budget management, project management and brand management and activation. Lastly I am a qualified English teacher, with an internationally recognised accreditation (ACELS).

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Wayne Williams

    Wayne Williams

    Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration & media convergence

    South Africa - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 14

    I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.76
  8. Kristin Marie Flores

    Kristin Marie Flores Agency Contractor

    Project Manager, Email Marketing Expert, Business Consultation, SEO

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 28

    My clients consider me as a Top Notch oDesk Talent Acquistion Specialist. If you are new to Odesk and is clueless about getting started, contact me and we can discuss about your needs and what's the best way to move forward. I can definitely help you with the ff: 1. Building your remote team 2. Website design, development and design 3. Email marketing campaign 4. Social media management 5. Lead generation 6. Virtual/admin assistance While I can do most of these projects myself, I am a believer that everyone needs help, and I can give you the best help possible to grow your business.

    Associated with: Online Business Solutions

    $28.00 /hr
    3,926 hours
    4.90
  9. Justin D.

    Justin D. Agency Contractor

    Executive Director/ Business Consultant/ Senior Project Leader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

    Justin DeWitt is a highly recognized and accomplished consulting industry operating executive with experience in sales strategy, technology, IT services, marketing, construction and manufacturing industries. He has deep driven expertise in mobility, cloud computing, and executive leadership. Justin is a highly effective, strategic leader with a proven track record of leading global organizations and operations through successful transformations and growth. He has extensive P&L experience with the proven skills to drive growth and revenue on a global scale utilizing international expansion and managing a global footprint in the industry. Justin is characterized as a strategist with in-depth visionary and tactical skills which is backed by a consistent track record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, and profitability. He is known for his unique business model development, customer centric approach, passion for his craft and deep candor. Justin believes that “value comes from within ones own ability to lead successfully” and is known for turning an idea into an operational plan that generates positive results. He has a proven track record in successfully leading teams in architecting and implementing clients ROI driven enterprise solutions and successfully developing and deploying internal dynamics that bolster growth in the marketplace and help to keep clients on the leading edge of their respectable industries.

    Associated with: Premier Business Advisors, Inc. Agency, CMS Outsourcing Agency

    $85.00 /hr
    4,552 hours
    4.98
  10. Joel K.

    Joel K. Agency Contractor

    Project Manager, Web Developer, Web Designer, Writer, Consultant

    Philippines - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Experienced small business manager and entrepreneur with extensive background in Information Technology and Electronics & Communications Engineering, eager to contribute technical knowledge and creative skills in the vast areas of corporate business and modern technology, and ability to utilize expertise in human resource and project management to ultimately increase the value of the firm I seek to work for. oDesk awards and more info » oDesk TOP RANKED FREELANCER! http://www.odesk.com/community/oconomy/top_ranked_freelancers 19th on 25 BEST FREELANCE WRITERS on oDesk for January 2010! http://www.odesk.com/community/oconomy/best_freelance_writers » If you are in need of more diverse outsourcing business solutions, consider hiring our team. We offer a complete line-up of exceptional outsourcing services. https://www.odesk.com/companies/~01382b75d99711696a

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Systemcore Business Solutions

    $20.00 /hr
    7,046 hours
    5.00