Over the last four years, I have founded, managed and supported small businesses in different industries such as hospitality, f&b, corporate training, publishing, social innovation, and healthcare. I specialise in helping micro and small businesses improve their marketing efforts, streamline their operations, and manage their human resources better. My core competency is in critically identifying and assessing key areas for growth while helping to develop a stronger strategic vision combined with an actionable business plan. I can also help in improving your presentation slide decks as I regularly design custom slides for my training (I use Keynote). Contact me if you are a small business owner or manager and would like to understand how to boost your business and accelerate its growth.
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Managed several projects that involved multi-stakeholder participation including International Organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and government agencies. Ten years of experience in the design, implementation and expansion of large-scale regional development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the United States. Extensive travel and cultural experiences by living in ten countries and working with over twenty-five countries. Quick to adapt to different work situations and possess strong communication and networking skills. Tri-lingual (Portuguese, Spanish, and English). Direct experiences in the following areas: Project Management Capacity Building – Training Development of Youth Programs Communications Strategic Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Events Planning Corporate Social Responsibility Marketing Public-Private Partnership Knowledge Management Entrepreneurship
Agile consultant, coach, trainer, and methodologist. Skilled developer, leader, and manager with experience in a variety of industries, including broadcasting, security, consumer electronics, and online media. An active promoter of agile technologies whose achievements have included tripling the productivity of development teams (Echostar) and improving quality assurance methdologies (Hewlett-Packard). Major contributor/leader in two separate national standards development efforts - TWAIN (imaging software connectivity) and OSIPS (open security system protocols). Specialties: Agile methodologies, Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme programming, software management, iOS development, software development, software quality, software development lifecycles, agile processes, program and project management, national standards development, mobile development.
Over 14 years of experience in Business Development, Business planning, international sales (especially in the middle east), marketing, and start ups. Very Good experience in corporate financing and fund raising. I have managed and led Infrastructure software projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, USA, EU. one of projects i led was with budget exceeding 18million USD. Review the quality assurance process, support team members and meet project schedule was my team metrics of having a successful delivery. I led my company team in two research projects with many European companies and research institutes such as Nokia-Siemens, Airbus, VTT, and more. Projects were under an initiative named ITEA (Information Technology for European Advancement). I have led and shared in many large scale governmental, and academic projects in many countries. I used to mentor start-ups. many of them succeeded to get seed funding. i work closely with them in developing business plans, cash flow plans, valuation, and demo presentations. I used to work closely with software and technology geeks. Content strategy and E-marketing consultant. Scrum and agile development expert. Deep knowledge of ERP systems. International Business. Co-founder of MOVE-IT academy channel on YouTube.
Over the last couple of years I was doing lots of diverser work and projects. I started in technical sales and support for electrical engineering were I was responsible for selling devices in B2B area. I changed to technical trainings were I was creating and performing workshops and seminars bilingual. One major milestone in my life is a journey around the world which lasted for a year were I collected tremendous insights in self responsibility and entrepreneurship. Once I returned back home I took a government exam to become a self employed financial advisor where I was consulting customers in financial decisions. I build up a team of 5 people which I trained in personal skills, selling, marketing and consulting. I trained and coached people to become entrepreneurs in my field. During all that years I collected a lot of knowledge in NLP, Coaching but also in Internet Marketing, SEO, copywriting as I am doing this alongside for several years. Here is a short overview of my core competency: Speaking, Business Consulting, Training, Copywriting, Marketing strategies, Teaching
15+ years professional experience. 8+ years management consulting experience. Experienced management consultant with both strong technical knowledge and consistent record in various projects for numerous industries. Wide-ranging background on consulting positions, inside (e.g. Sales&Marketing Controller, Director of Operations) or outside (n.b. external consultant) businesses. An exquisite mix of leadership, novelty, along with an exclusive approach on solving problems offers a strong personal competitive advantage. Highly refined skills regarding using both intuition and reason in order to identify “root-causes” along with a time-effective solution. BA in Economics. MBA in Financial Management. Specialties: Funding, Operations, Controlling, Management Consulting, Financial Management, Project Management, Performance Management, Planning, Sales
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