I know how to build a killer pitch deck. I've built and presented decks that have raised over $10 million in venture financing for both my own and client companies. I have personally delivered successful pitches to Fortune 500 C-Level executives. I'll work with you to understand your audience, identify your pitch goals, focus your messaging and identify areas where additional research or data may be required. I will also design a beautiful, custom deck template that best reflects your brand identity. I'm a start-up founder and former investment banker for early-stage public companies. Graduated with Dean's Honours from Canada's top business school and graduate of The Next 36, an educational program for Canada's highest-potential entrepreneurial leaders.
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I am Creative, Analytic with User oriented view. In the last months i have worked with various clients (big companies and small) and assisted them with excel tools such as business plans, budget, selling tool, analyzing data, pricing, inventory management. I am trying to create simple solutions to complex problems :)
I have extensive experience in business strategy, corporate finance and financial modelling gained from private equity and investment banking.I previously worked at Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR), a leading global private equity and credit investing firm. Before joining KKR, I worked at Terra Firma Capital Partners, a large European private equity fund and before that did a stint Goldman Sachs, a leading investment bank. I'm am currently the Co-Founder of a financial technology company called MonetaFlex where I help small businesses raise working capital quickly and efficiently from institutional investors. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science where I was a Delbridge Scholar. My linkedin profile is: https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/simba-chiguma/12/5a9/41b
Co-founder of Sumedha Venture Advisors, a boutique advisory and consulting firm playing contributory role in the entrepreneurial eco-system by being a catalyst for growth of its clients. We help entrepreneurs to take business to the next level. Sumedha is currently offering Management/ Strategic Consulting services, Financial Advisory Services (including IB services), CFO / CEO / CSO Services. Have 18 years of experience in Strategy, Finance, IT, management consulting, strategy formulation and scaling start – up companies. Also worked in Silicon Valley for 11 years and has experience of working with companies like TCS, Virgin Mobiles USA, Ericsson, Patni and a couple of start – ups.
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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.
I am an Entrepreneur and expert in Business Development. I have experience in writing business plans and competitive market analyses. I also have years of experience with high level strategic planning and I'm capable of doing everything from general business strategy, to marketing and sales plans. I am also an expert at business development, especially identifying and reaching key stakeholders in large organizations. Let me help you come up with the right strategy to take your business to the next level. I can also help you execute on those plans in a sales role. Let's get started today!
- 8 years of experience in Freight Forwarding and 2 years acting as General Manager for the Road and Rail division in Benelux Region - 9 years of experience in Management Consultancy (Strategic and Organisational changes) - Personal strengths (1) Strong strategic and analytical mindset (2) Efficient at decision making (3) Solid team player abilities (4) Good commercial acumen and customer orientation (5) Leadership skills - Career Overview (1) OWNER, CIM SPRL; BRUSSELS - SEPT 2009 / ONGOING Management Consultancy in the following fields: (1) operational due diligence, (2) Business Analysis, (3) Supply Chain optimisation, (4) Global Sourcing / Set-up of Procurement organization and processes, (5) Organization design, (6) Project management (2) GROUP PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR, AVIAPARTNER HOLDING N.V. – DEC 2012 / ONGOING Responsible for the definition and the setting-up of a Global Sourcing Program called « Buy2gether ». Spent volume is EUR 77 Mio focusing on several product and service categories such as GSE’s (Ground Service Equipment – Tarmac Equipment), Aircrraft Cleaning Services, Interim, Fuel, Uniforms, …including 30 stations in 5 Aviapartner Countries in Europe. Program has been launched in February 2013 and has already generated EUR 2 Mio savings on a yearly basis. GENERAL MANAGER ROAD & RAIL, KUEHNE+NAGEL; LUXEMBOURG - SEPT 2011 / NOV 2012 Full P&L responsibility for Road and Rail activities in Luxembourg (EUR 60 Mio turnover and 120 FTE). Besides the classical P&L responsibilities (Budgets, Master Business Plan, control and optimization), in charge of supervising daily business processes, the continuous improvement and risk management program, the customer relationship management, the development of new business solutions and the realization of the Pharma and High Tech strategy. SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, KUEHNE+NAGEL; SWITZERLAND - SEPT 2009 / SEPT 2011 In charge of several key projects within the Corporate Road Development Team such as (1) the development and the coordination of a strong tradelane management program between the KN 20 main Road Logistics countries and (2) the setting-up of a Corporate Freight Procurement organisation aiming to decrease the number of our subcontractors and to realize important cost savings. GENERAL MANAGER ROAD, ABX LOGISTICS WORLWIDE; BENELUX - MARCH 2008 / JUNE 2009 Full P&L responsibility of Road activity in Belgium and in the Netherlands (EUR 55 Mio turnover and 90 FTE). Turnaround of the business in Belgium from negative net profit to break-even by drastically reducing costs (downsizing) and setting-up new processes and operating model. Member of the Strategy Committee of ABX LOGISTICS Worldwide SA. SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, ABX LOGISTICS POLAND; POLAND - MARCH 2007 / FEBRUARY 2008 Responsible for the complete setting-up of ABX LOGISTICS Road in Poland: development of the business plan, presentation of the project to ABX LOGISTICS Shareholders (Private Equity Fund 3i), search for local distribution partners, recruitment of people (14 FTE’s) and search for locations in 3 main areas (Warsaw, Poznan, and Katowice). The road dpt in Poland has been launched on January 2008. GROUP PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR, ABX LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE; BELGIUM - MAY 2004 / FEBRUARY 2007 Setting-up of a complete Global Sourcing Program and organisation including 12 ABX LOGISTICS countries in Europe focusing on 14 Strategic and non Strategic type of categories (i.e. transport capacity, fuel, lifting and handling equipment, trailers,...) representing a spend volume of EUR 250 Mio. Realized proven savings of EUR 15 Mio. SENIOR MANAGER (SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT PRACTICE), DELOITTE CONSULTING; BELGIUM - JUNE 2002 / MAY 2004 Was leading several major Corporate Procurement Projects for a French Multi-Utility Group (SUEZ GROUP) and for a major Belgian Freight Forwarding Group (ABX LOGISTICS). CONSULTANT TO SENIOR MANAGER, ARTHUR ANDERSEN; BELGIUM - SEPT 1995 / JUNE 2002 Started as Junior Consultant until I became Senior Manager in the consulting practice. Was responsible of several consulting team involving from 3 to 9 management consultants and fee revenues from EUR 200k to EUR 1,5 Mio in the following sectors (FMCG, Pharma, petrochemistry, and manufacturing)
German language: 5 - Fluent in both written and verbal skills Consulting Experience (recent): Business Restructuring Business Turnaround Business Intelligence Business Planning Organization Planning Operations Planning Capacity and Performance Planning Controlling Business Performance Management Organization Audit Organization Development Personnel Development Business Process Engineering Time to Market Program and Project Management Quality Assurance Data Center Management Data Center Organization Data Base Design and Development Transparency Act Specialization in the field of IT and Communications Virtualization of IT-Operations (Cost reduction, improvement of application availability and performance) Business Intelligence ORM- Object-Role-Modeling Data Base Design and Development Development of Code Generator for SQL programs Reducing Cost of Ownership for Database Operations and Change Management Customer Base of recent Projects: Large-scale international enterprises and their subsidiaries (SMBs) in the field of: Information and Communication Technology Telecommunications IT Service Provider Banking Insurance (many flavors) Manufacturing (many flavors) Engineering Household Appliances Pharmaceutical Industry Tourism Utilities (Electrical and Heat Supply) Health Services Recent Projects: Customer: Insurance Senior Consultant: Business Engineering IT Prototype Development Define, model and document Management and Operations Functions for 3 Months Customer: Business Consultant Project Manager: Virtualization of IT-Operations Reduce Cost of Ownership for IT-Operations Infrastructure Hardware Communications Utilities Floor Space 3 Months Customer: Application System Development Project Manager: Database Design and Implementation Application for: Planning, Steering and Control of Enterprises, Business Intelligence Internationalization 2 Years Customer: Electrical and Heat Supply (Global Player) Moderator: Conduct Workshops for the purposes of improving: IT-Procurement Quality Assurance (Project Development) Project Management 1 Month Customer: Electrical and Heat Supply (Global Player) Manager Quality Assurance: Multi-project environment Restructure projects Compile Plan of Actions for the projects under review Steering and control of Actions Quality Assurance of Deliverables 6 Months Customer: Electrical and Heat Supply (Global Player) Project Auditor: Multi-project environment Evaluate Contracts, Project Plans, Status of Deliverables Initiate Project Controlling (quality, resources, cost, time) Compile Audit Report, Remedies and Recommendations 3 Months Customer: Telecommunication (Global Player) Project Manager: IT Test Center Business Process Engineering of all Management and Operation Functions Organization Concept, Capacity and Performance Planning for all required Resources Hardware Infrastructure Personnel Business Planning Profit and Loss Account 4 Months Customer: Bank with about 200 Branch Offices Project Manager: Migration Host to C/S Architecture IT Organization and Hardware Concept Business Engineering of all IT Processes Rollout for Client/Server Operations Business Re-Engineering of entire IT-Organization Sizing and Planning IT Organization and Management Functions Capacity & Performance Planning Hardware and Infrastructure 14 Months Customer: International Service Provider (Global Player) Project Manager: Analysis of Company's Delivery Capabilities 2 Months Customer: Bank (Global Player) Project Manager: Restructuring of IT Organization 8 Months Customer: Manufacturing and Sales of Household Goods (Global Player) Quality Assurance Manager: Migration and Consolidation of Data Centers 6 Months Customer: Manufacturing and Sales of Household Goods (Global Player) Project Manager: Location of worldwide Server Datacenters and Cost Optimization 5 Months Customer: Production and Sales of Pharmaceutical (Global Player) Project Manager: Reorganization C/S Systems Support (worldwide) Implement Document Management System Implement C/S Capacity & Performance Planning Time to Market (evaluation of ongoing projects) 30 Months Customer: Transportation Quality Assurance Manager: Reorganization C/S Backup & Restore, User Helpdesk, License & Asset Management 9 Months Customer: Investment Bank (Global Player) Project Manager: Development Portfolio Dispositions System 1 year Customer: Bank (Global Player) Project Manager: Implementation IT Cost Allocation & Controlling 6 Months Customer: Automotive Engineering (Global Player) Project Manager: Development C/S System for Personnel Planning 2 Years Customer: Consulting and Benchmarking (Global Player) Project Manager: Retail Banking - Business Engineering and Benchmarking of Banking processes 1 Year