Financial modeling Job Cost Overview
Typical total cost of oDesk Financial modeling projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.
oDesk Financial modeling Jobs Completed Quarterly
On average, 94 Financial modeling projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.
Time to Complete oDesk Financial modeling Jobs
Time needed to complete a Financial modeling project on oDesk.
Average Financial modeling Freelancer Feedback Score
Financial modeling oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.
Over the last 18 years, I have helped technology start-ups and SMBs start and grow their business by offering my skills in Business and Financial consultancy, Product/Project Management and Operations management. My core competency lies in lean startup methodologies, Business and Financial models, MVP development, customer validation and development, Go-to-market frameworks, Business and Marketing Plans, Product lifecycle management, Agile methodologies, and I also have over 7 years of technology startup operations management experience. Also, I am a Level 2 Chartered Financial Analyst from CFA Org., Virginia, USA and Bachelor of Engineering. I also have over 8 years of experience as a software developer with experience in AngularJS, NodeJS/ExpressJS, MongoDB with Mongoose, Ionic framework, Android SDK, Sass (with Compass),LAMP Platform expertise in Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal. Work with GitHub, BitBucket. Editors: Eclipse, WebStorm, Sublime Text2. Also a certified SCRUM master. I have helped MBA students from reputed universities in the US, Australia, UK and Canada with their projects and assignments for the past 3 years. Having worked on similar assignments, I know exactly what is expected from MBA students to get high grades.
Full stack engineer with proven Product Management skills and good understanding of Finance and AI/Machine Learning algorithms. I love to work around Python and its frameworks: Flask/NumPy/NLTK/Scikit-Learn, etc. Prefer Data Science (BI, Hadoop, Data Wrangling, etc) related projects. Love making nifty little scripts for BASH.
My objective is to provide services with holistic approach. I have more than 6 years of experience in business consulting services in the area of IT, business planning, business process improvement and finance. I have been exposed to oil and gas, water utilities, agribusiness, telecommunication, financial services, manufacturing and retail services. Aside of business consulting experience, I also have experience in programming using Java, PHP, J2ME, ASP and SQL-based database.
You have a problem. That's why you are here, seeking a solution. I solve those problems, as I have for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. Specifically these types of problems: * Investor portfolio creation: Essentially the five (5) core documents you need to entice an investor: Pitch deck, Executive CV's, Executive Summary, Projected Profit and Loss, and Intellectual Property (should you have it) * To-Market Strategies: How do you enter the market successfully and manage that entry so that it generates a continuous sales funnel? Is your pricing strategy helping or hurting your sales? How does your customer like to buy your product? * Competitive Analysis: How do you sell against your competition? Who is your competition? Who do your customer think your competitors are? (perceived competition) * Professional Services and Customer Retention Strategies: What level of initial and ongoing services are necessary for you to gain full market penetration? How do you reduce attrition? How do you keep your customer from seeking competitive bids? * Intellectual Property Development and Strategy: Learn how to write your own patents (it's not that hard). Perform patent searches. Understand the patent landscape and your freedom to operate. Develop an umbrella strategy that positions your company for licensing. License properly and avoid bad partners. Development of patent diagrams. * Polished Pitching: I am active in the private investment community and as an Angel investor. Pitch me in person or via Skype. I know all the questions (fair and unfair) that investors will ask. I can prepare you for survival. I know what investors say when you are not there! * Exit Planning: How to set your company up for the exit you desire. Do you have a clean Cap table? Are your books and legal documents in order? * Connections to Private Investors: Yes, if I like what you have, I am more than happy to put you in touch with investors or syndicates. Your success is what this is all about. * Technology and Problem Solving: I keep my technology mind sharp. As a computer scientist and engineer I can also help you with your prototyping. I am well versed in making prototypes quickly and cheaply. I create new products yearly. This includes software products, hardware, and consumer goods. * Business Development: Sometimes it is easier to have someone else open doors for you. Make calls on your behalf. Develop relationships that create opportunity for your company. Some of the best leads come from tangential sources such as myself. There is an inherent value in having someone else introduce your company or product. * Sales Training: Having a hard time closing a deal? Sales conversion rates low? Can't find qualified sales people? Not sure when to ask for the order? Unsure of the customers sales process? * Overall mentoring: Many entrepreneurs and executives just call me to either vent or brainstorm a problem. More often than not, I can help or make suggestions that expose a new path or approach. My feedback is non-judgemental but also sobering at times. Sometimes when you get too close to your own problems, the path forward is not visible. An emotionally independent point of view can often pull you away from the "tree you are hugging" and provide perspective. * Additional Specific Tasks: Ghost writing patents, Writing press releases, web and press reviews, training presentations and publications, UI/UX design, business analysis and product management Q: So how do I work with you Ken? A: This is fairly straight forward. 1) If you would like a Mutual NDA in place first, I have one I can share so that you are comfortable during our discussion and potential engagement. Once this is signed by both parties, we move to step 2. 2) We start with a phone conversation. It can be one-on-one or feel free to invite your team. I can provide a conference call line. In this free session, about an hour usually, you can get me up to speed on your business and your need. 3) If I understand your need and can help, we will talk about your budget. It can be hourly, capped per period (ex monthly, or fixed. I will then draft a quick engagement letter, we all signed it, and get to work. 4) Depending on the need we can schedule regular discussions and deliverable reviews. 5) Additionally if you want me on retainer, that too can be arranged. I am happy to track with your business as you grow. A lot of people come back to me over the years for additional advice and "tweaking". ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you read this far, reach out. Let's talk about what your needs are and how I can help. The first chat is always free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I look forward to working with you, Ken
My educational track frequently meandered off the beaten path, initially studying music theory which catalyzed my interest in mathematics and physics; subjects which would unintentionally prepare me for graduate work in financial engineering. The culmination of these studies would result in the development of a career in software engineering focused on quantitative analysis and algorithmic trading in the financial markets. My introduction into the industry would be realized in analyzing, developing and improving financial models for market making energy, foreign exchange, treasury and agricultural futures and options. Being thrown into a complex software environment with only the minimal understanding of standard engineering principles, I quickly realized that the key to my success in implementing many of these models would reside in improvement of my systems engineering prowess. Some modeling successes, many late nights at the office, and more than a few beers later, I was working as Manager of Financial Engineering at Hanley Group Capital. As I developed my software engineering skill set, learned new languages and design paradigms, and matured as an "implementer" as opposed to a "theorist", I quickly found myself rising in rank on the software development side. A few successful major projects down the road, and a major acquisition in the bag, I had ascended the engineering ranks to Director of Software Development at INTL Hanley. In that capacity I oversaw the development, management, operation and delivery of high frequency trading functionality for proprietary market making in the futures and options markets. Emerging challenges in the US regulatory environment began to directly affect a large chunk of our OTC activities at INTL Hanley. This situation was the catalyst for my proposition of a design for a liquidity routing, monitoring, reconciliation and reporting system spanning all companies under our parent entity INTL FCStone. This plan was approved by global INTL leadership and I was awarded funding and autonomy to create a global division for data exchange. This program maintained and opened up new OTC trading activities in the US and abroad, allowing INTL to remain competitive with much larger investment banks, brokerages and clearing organizations. Since my time at INTL, I have joined with a couple other Chicago trading industry technical leaders in order to build a consulting firm focused on niche high performance trading system development. We employ an extensive high frequency trading system portfolio in the futures and options markets, develop and operate a custom market analytics, system automation, and data visualization suite in order to protect draw-down risk and increase the profitability of existing strategies for our clients. Warning: I stumbled upon bitcoin a couple years ago when my trading peers began working with the crypto-currency; since then I have been afflicted with the bug! Specialties: Node.js, MongoDb, RabbitMq, Java, C#, SQL, Matlab, Python, VBA, Financial Modeling, Time Series, Econometrics, Physics, Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, Proprietary Trading, High Frequency, Arbitrage, Energies, FIX, FAST, Options, Futures, Derivatives, Position Management, Risk Management, Execution, Matching Engines, Simulation, Backtesting, Data Visualization, Analysis
Brief: - C#: expert - FX, interest rates: expert - P&L, VaR, sensitivity analysis: expert - ASP.NET, Web services, WCF: expert - MS SQL Server, ADO.NET, XML: expert - Agile, SDLC, Unit testing: expert - Low latency, multi-threading, lock-free programming: expert - Git: expert Experience: • Hands-on experience of implementing algorithms for energy trading, risk management, VaR and sensitivity analysis. • Commodities contracts pricing. Power and Gas contracts valuation & parameters estimation algorithms. • Multifactor simulation engine implementation, allowing simultaneous multithreaded correlated simulation of many risk factors along with their forward curves. • Programmatically using LP & QP solvers, tuning solvers to achieve maximum available performance for tasks required by the application, decomposing forward quotes into single curve etc. • Excellent knowledge of C#, C++ and T-SQL. Hands-on knowledge of accessing data from client applications, from both C++ and .NET. • Huge experience in designing efficient concurrently accessed MS SQL databases storing huge amounts of data. • Low latency programming skills, including lock-free programming. Experienced in distributing financial data calculation algorithms between threads, processes and machines.
I am an expert-level software developer in C++ (multi-threaded, socket-based, boost/STL) and SQL on Windows, Linux and Android over the last 20 years. I have developed numerous applications through complete software development life-cycles for leading companies in the fields of finance/banking, pharmaceuticals and video games. I am a native English speaker and my verbal and written communication skills are excellent.