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Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Analyst, Manager, Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

In my 30+ year career I've picked up a wide variety of technical skills and professional experience areas. I've been successful in management and individual contributor roles. I want to help you succeed with your project goals! Here's a quick list of skills and technologies where I have at least some, and in many cases, quite a lot, of experience: Apple Xcode, Authorize.net, Back office processes, B2C e-commerce, Basecamp, Budget management, Business analysis, Business metrics, Business rules & logic, Certified Scrum Master, Change management, Client engagement, Codesion, Communication: interpersonal, written, verbal, ConstantContact, COPPA compliance, CRM, Creative problem solving, Customer satisfaction, Customer liaison & support, Data flow design, Design spec preparation, Design standards, DropBox, 8x8 phone system setup/admin, Feature rollout, GIS tools: ArcGIS, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Docs/Drive, Graphical editors, HTML, Interviewing, IT liaison, JavaScript, Knowledge management, MailChimp, MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Visio, Word, Negotiation & issue resolution, Operations monitoring, Apple Mac desktop, PCI compliance, Policy definition, Process/protocol definition, Process improvement, Program execution, Project management – traditional & agile, Quality assurance & testing, R&D, RapidMiner (novice), Requirements gathering, Requirements analysis, Resource allocation, Salesforce setup/administration, Scrum product owner, SDLC, Service delivery, SmartBear AlertSite, Stakeholder voice, Statistical analysis, Strategic planning, SugarCRM, Team member & leader, Training, UNIX shell & C, Usability/UI design, Use case depiction, User stories, User acceptance test, Vimeo, Web app dev mgmt, WordPress, Workflow analysis, Zapier integrations, Zendesk setup/administration.

$55.56 /hr
502 hours
5.00
Md Nazmus Sakib

Md Nazmus Sakib

Google Script and VBA Developer, Excel and Google...

Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

I am one of the top contractors for Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets on oDesk. I write advanced formulas and scripts for these. I also develop codes for Google Apps for Work. Services: * Microsoft Excel -Dashboard, Cost & Budget, Tracking -Automation(Formula) -Formatting -Macro/ VBA * Google Spreadsheets -Excel to Google Spreadsheets - Apps Script -Forms -API integration (calender, email, Adwords, External) About Me: I am Md Nazmus Sakib. I am a graduate engineer and earned my degree from the top most university in Bangladesh. I published more than fifteen research papers on IEEE as an Engineering student. I started not very long ago and rapidly growing for my skills and hard work. I have received 5 stars review in 95% of my completed projects. If you need help with setting up or modifying your spreadsheets or Business Process Automation, I would like to hear from you.

$55.56 /hr
532 hours
4.93
Christine H.

Christine H.

Development Expert: Funding and Evaluation

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

Owner of E.B. Howard Consulting. I am an independent consultant that provides grant preparation and evaluation for organizations. I have 10 years of experience in the development of program resources, grant proposal development, designing evidence-based programming and activities, monitoring the implementation of those programs, evaluation, and providing feedback for continuous program improvement. As an experienced evaluator, I have extensive experience in advising and working with a variety of technical-focused projects that involve applying operational research theory and methodology; developing logic models; and projects that require applying knowledge of qualitative/quantitative analysis. I have worked with a variety of clients that include school districts (LEA), higher education institutions (HEI), community-based organizations (CBO), nonprofits, and start-up business entities. Specific services include, but are not limited to • Business plan development, • Evaluation, • Grant funding research, • Grant proposals development, • Grant reporting, • Operational efficiencies advisement, • Policy & procedure development, • Proposal review & copy editing, • RFP response development, and • Strategic planning. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Funding/Grant Applications with a final deliverable within seven (7) days will be bid at a higher rate. 2. Before accepting your project opportunity, I require a 15-minute conversation about the specifics of your project. This is a chance for both of us to ask and answer any questions we might have about your project. 3. I require a signed contract with specific deliverables and deadlines in addition to oDesk. This helps me organize my projects and priorities. 4. I rarely accept opportunities requiring less than a 48-hour turnaround. Unless it is editing or content analysis. 5. Upon request, I am happy to provide you a specific list of my funding & project experience and/or references.

$61.11 /hr
453 hours
4.97
Jerry Rd

Jerry Rd

Data Scientist/ DataMining Expert/ AlgorithmResear...

China - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 5

I have a master degree of probability and statistics.. I am a R guru. I have 6+ years experience of using R/SAS for statistical analysis and data mining/machine learning. I love my work as statistical algorithm research and implementation. And I am a hard working people. I have done projects in several industries such as Web Research/ Web Application/ Marking/ Financial Strategy/ Medical/ Commercial/ Sports industry. Also I am familiar with C/Perl/Python/Mysql/PosegreSQL/Latex/Javascript. I like to solve problems for my client, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my skill set. Look forward to hearing from you!

$30.00 /hr
381 hours
4.99
David M.

David M.

Expert Excel VBA/C# Developer and Oracle-Certified...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

I'm an expert Excel VBA/C# Developer with over 6 years of experience in developing Excel Macros, Add-Ins and Advanced Spreadsheet Applications. I can streamline your reporting, automate your spreadsheets, as well as create full-scale dashboard applications and powerful add-ins. I have tested within the top 30% of all VBA Programmers, as well as within the top 20% in Microsoft Excel on oDesk's sister site, Elance.com. I am also an Oracle Certified Java Programmer with experience in Finance, Statistics, Game Development, Data Analysis and Application Development. Tested as above average in knowledge of the Java SE7 programming language among certified Java Programmers on oDesk.com. I am skilled in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), testing within the top 30% of all VBA Programmers, as well as within the top 20% in Microsoft Excel on oDesk's sister site, Elance.com. I have experience in Macro Development and Excel Add-In Development such as Web Scraping and Advanced Automation and Calculation for numerous uses, utilizing C#. Over 6 years of Programming experience. Responsible for developing highly sophisticated Excel Spreadsheets for High Profile Banking Transfer Agency, increasing productivity in that area by over 90%. I enjoy what I do.

$72.22 /hr
840 hours
5.00
Jonathan patrick L.

Jonathan patrick L.

Financial/Capital Markets and Business Consultant

Philippines - Last active: 5 hours ago - Tests: 1

I am a financial consultant who specialises in helping clients: 1. Engineer Financial Solutions to promote their financial aims; 2. Develop Strategies to obtain Debt or Equity Financing; 3. Create Strategic or Business Plans; and 4. Manage their investments whether by providing direct insights on Capital Markets or developing portfolios. I developed all of these skills through my 17 years of high-level experience in Capital Markets, Derivatives, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Treasury. Over this period, I have worked on multiple debt- and capital-raising projects, valued in the billions of dollars, with a superlative degree of success. I combine my vast experience with outside-the-box thinking, a high attention to detail, awareness of current business issues and a passion for excellence to any work I undertake. In many cases, I have been able to turn-around situations that people thought were difficult or impossible to the advantage of my clients/employers.

$72.22 /hr
4,130 hours
4.94
John Dutton

John Dutton

Consultant | CFO | CEO | Board Director

United States - Last active: 2 days ago

Mr. Dutton is a high-impact executive who strategically grows business and valuations. Revamped operating processes, streamlined operations, and created a culture of performance. As a leading Wall Street Analyst, pioneered research that launched publicly traded hospital chains; repeatedly raised ~$250MM in equity and debt capital. NASDAQ Committee Member. Expert at analyzing industry trends, conceptualizing new market opportunities, and forecasting plans that drive top-line growth. Leverage analyst experience and financial acumen to ensure flow-through to bottom-line. Broad industry experience in investment management, and research, corporate finance, healthcare, environmental technologies and regulation, alternative energy, liability insurance carriers General & Financial Management | Strategy & Planning | Mergers & Acquisitions | Capital Formation There are a wide range of projects and assignments that I can undertake for a client based on my last year which are illustrative. I assessed and designed an alternative investment fund based on assembling significant holdings of ranch lands and bison herds. I guided the revamping of the management and treasury systems of a mid-size real estate company. I have been asked to design financial services career preparation for anticipated needs arising from Chinese free trade zone liberalization and demand for employees. Finally serving as adviser to new. integrated healthcare and IT company founded by several leading doctors. Dutton Consulting - Sacramento, CA Co-Managing Partner Mid 2013 to Present Contracted to design and run an alternative investment fund based on ranch lands and commercially growing bison herds. Fund was highly correlated to inflation and negatively to equities and treasuries. Also revamped the management and treasury systems of a mid size real estate company, and developed training guidelines for employment in expanding Chinese financial services industry following establishment of free trade zones. PARADIGM BIOSCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, LLC, San Francisco, CA Chairman & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) • Drove startup process and technical development addressing multi-billion dollar markets with biological emissions solution for utilities & regulators; marketable end products sales; managed financial affairs o Raised initial $1.4 million funding; o Drove joint commercialization agreement from top California technical university - CalPoly DUTTON ASSOCIATES LLC, Sacramento, CA CEO, CIO & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 1997 to 2009 One of largest international small cap equity research firms in North America, the EU, and China • Increased client enterprise values and facilitated $350M+ equity financing for small cap clients. Its service model became a dominant worldwide influence for small cap companies. o Stimulated capital formation including PIPEs, AMEX, ADRs; instrumental in launching China equities. o Drove (in 1 year) double-digit stock gains for 218 clients’ stocks (39%) over Russell 2000 with 416% increase in trading volume. WEINRESS, FRANKSON, PRESTON & FRIEND, Irvine, CA Research Director 1995 to 1997 • Established enterprise value enhancement and capital formation through a regional research, trading and banking model. o Led $50M equity financing causing resurgence of GPS stocks. CORSAIR ASSET MANAGEMENT INC., Los Angeles, CA President & CIO 1984 to 1994 • Increased corporate client valuation and profitability through investment performance over benchmarks. Optimized cash flows and capital appreciation. o Saved client $20M annually in premium and contribution costs for AMI’s pension and insurance costs. o Managed early adoption of technological solutions improving profitability. AMERICAN MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (AMI), Beverly Hills, CA Senior Vice President Worldwide Development & CIO, Director 1970 to 1984 International NYSE listed healthcare company • Made $1B annual impact to top-line by significantly improving and executing worldwide development projects and M&A; bottom-line increase by 20% of revenue gain. Chaired Board Audit Committee. o Set up and managed $150M ERISA / captive insurance portfolios. o Co-led domestic and international public, private and project financing; investor relations.

$83.33 /hr
35 hours
5.00
Igor Jese

Igor Jese

Croatia - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 2

Proactive and self-directed project and product manager. 22 years in the IT industry, project manager since 2003, product manager since 2008. I’m a team player and enjoy facilitating software development, troubleshooting project implementation, and delivering turn-key solutions to end customers. My strong technical background and great communication skills enable me to get most of my work in different project roles. Extensive experience in corporate i.e. matrix/functional environment, plus successfully managing virtual teams since 2008. I have broad experience applying different technologies on dozens of projects from various business domains. My responsibilities were mostly in project management, product management, software requirements, system and business analysis, and software development methodology. Extensive experience in PMI project management processes, iterative software development (RUP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban), online product management, business process reengineering, software architecture, software mockups, and Use-Case and User-stories software requirements capturing and analysis.

$30.00 /hr
28 hours
5.00
Don Blake

Don Blake

Virtualization / Citrix Expert

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

Hi, my name is Don Blake, I am US-BASED and have been in the IT field for 17 years. During that time I have been a Senior Solution Architect for some of the big name consulting companies Architecting and Configuring solutions around VMware (View, vCloud, Site Recovery Manager), Citrix (XenDesktop, XenApp, Netscaler, PVS) and Microsoft (Hyper-V, System Center Suite, Exchange, AD, Sharepoint, many more). I have worked for Big Enterprise size companies to small start up companies. My expertise is in the Virtualization arena with knowledge ranging from Storage to Microsoft products. I not only like to help clients design and troubleshoot any issues, but also like to teach them the ins and outs so they understand what is happening. I am also very big into documentation and communication. I want to make sure you are comfortable and have more information than you need. Look forward to working with you. Specialties: VMware vSphere Design and Architect VMWare vCloud Design and Architect Citrix Xenapp Design and Architect Citrix XenDesktop Design and Architect Citrix XenServer Design and Architect VMWare View Design and Architect Microsoft System Center Design and Architect Microsoft Hyper-V Design and Architect Quest vWorkspace Design and Architect Microsoft Technologies

$66.67 /hr
114 hours
5.00
Costi C.

Costi C.

Sage CRM expert

Romania - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

• Consultancy, implementation & customization of the Sage CRM software • Develop new Sage CRM Add-ons and solutions to meet customer needs • database design, database and SQL server administration • data migration - migrating table structure and data from various sources Access, CSV/Excel, Oracleto MS SQL • identify customer’s requirements, write functional specification • customer service/technical support • integrate SageCRM with financial software like QuickBooks or Sage ACCPAC,integrate Sage CRM with websites for lead generation or website membership, integrate Sage CRM with email clients like Lotus Notes for email, tasks, scheduled meetings and contacts filing, many other integration points • Key technologies : ASP, C# for .NET, MSSQL, IIS, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, XML/XSLT

$38.89 /hr
140 hours
5.00