I am an experienced management consultant and business analyst, having worked with large multinational organizations both in the US and Europe across different industry sectors to improve outsourcing strategy, drive performance improvement and cost reduction. I have directed benchmarking & research studies across industry in relation to customer operations design and management. I have also worked with small companies and start ups to develop their strategic thinking and planning and coach them for success. I have a Masters Degree in Business (MBS) and a BA Hons. in German and Italian, I am a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Coach and NLP Consultant. I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting in the UK (FIC).
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I apply a solutions based approach to solving complex puzzles, and achieving successful systems improvement. I have a natural talent for "out of the box" creative strategies that solve complex puzzles. I love looking at systems and finding ways to improve them, and I also love using my conflict management skills, analytical abilities, critical thinking capabilities, and interpersonal skills to cultivate cross-cultural relationships. Today, this combination is more important than ever. The world is becoming smaller and smaller and people need to be able to reach across cultural divides to solve complex issues that affect the world we live in. Nowhere is this more true than in the healthcare arena. I am currently using my extensive experience as "problem solver extraordinaire" with the Laboratory Informatics Institute where I evaluate and develop training programs for apps in the SciCloud. I work hard to define requirements, plan implementations, and provide superior on going support/training so that you don't have to. I specialize in EHR, LIMS, LIS, HIS, and HL7 apps to name a few. I also specialize in things like regulatory compliance and auditing. I am a one stop solution shop for all your HIT problems. I have spent many years learning, practicing, and finally honing this unique skills set and now I am ready to solve your puzzle. You have a puzzle and I have a solution!
Former clients: For 6 years now I am working with organizations as Greenpeace, the German Steelworkers Union, the German Embassy in Washington DC and others on communication strategies from analysis to production. Media include webistes, films, editorial and copywriting, design of visual media. Additional experiences in event communication including on location communication (500 participants). My work setup today: Currently I work in the science communication department at the University of Mainz in southern Germany and I freelance for a Berlin based communication agency (Super). Besides I am trying to finish my PhD thesis on argumentation in modern public discourse. Personal approach: I think a message is most powerful if it offers not only evaluations or appeals - a message has to explain something in the reader's world. At university, I am developing a model how to communicate complex matters in all media - e.g. tell it as a story, use natural perception as video etc. While I was working for a communication consultancy in Berlin we specialized in participatory communications (inspired by the organizing approach by Saul D. Alinsky). Education: I hold a masters in Media Studies (focus discourse analysis) and one in Film/Photography (focus visual rhetorics in journalism, cum laude) from Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Arts the Hague. I completed traineeships in a Political Communication Consultancy in Berlin and an internal documentary film production company in Hamburg as well as freelancing as print and online journalist for several newspapers in Germany.
Rebecca Redstone is a consultant specializing in strategic planning and business performance improvement. She has expertise in helping leadership and teams achieve clear vision, mission and goals. She supports her clients in designing and optimizing their business operations to consistently achieve their desired outcomes. Areas of impact… STRATEGIC PLANNING: Facilitate/lead teams to a) define and capture the vision b) distill vision into actionable plans PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Lead/coordinate teams to execute project plan on schedule BUSINESS OPERATIONS: Analyze/design/optimize business systems, processes and workflows; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Best Practices; Service Level Agreements (SLAs); Production Standards; Roles and Responsibilities CALL CENTER/HELP DESK/I.T. SERVICE DESK: Analyze/design/optimize support center environments from the ground up in all areas including incident management, knowledge management, personnel management, change management. Demonstrated experience off shoring operations as well as bringing the support center in-house
Degree Educated with over 15 years experience in Project & Programme Management, 17 years in IT, 10 years in Government Agencies and 10 years in Financial Services. Amongst colleagues, suppliers and customers, I am known as a creative problem solver and dynamic manager whose teams represent my passion, work ethic and vision. The skills and experiences I initially learnt while playing professional sport have translated very well into the corporate world and have given me some valuable tools over and above those possessed by other Project and Programme Managers. I am an honest, trustworthy and positive individual, who enjoys working in a team environment. I hold values and team ethics very close to my heart. I enjoy working hard as a motivated team member or leader to set and achieve goals. I'm able to employ effective communication and inter-personal skills at all levels. I thrive on challenges and pressure situations and possess a strong sense of responsibility for what I am working on. I have a strong commercial awareness, and conduct myself with integrity at all times.
Business consultant in startup - investment funds - research I have over 10 years of experience in business development, investing, operations, and business development. I worked in MNCs such as Siemens and EADS before transitioning into the VC sector and startups. I currently lead a startup company and my own consulting firm. I have successfully gotten backing from investors and raised capital. Activities: > Creation of Business Plans and Related Research > Creation of Investor Presentations > Raising Capital > Business Development > Forecasts & Budgets > Cashflow Modeling > Financial Modeling Client roster: > GE > SINTEF (Scandinavia's largest independent research institution) > Scandinavian incubators and accelerators > ... Education: > MBA from a top business school > Engineering degrees from top universities
• Significant wherewithal in business planning and project management including assembling and oversight of teams for diverse initiatives including internet, mobile and digital applications and related database and creative development. • Engaged in accounting, bookkeeping, tax reporting and financial management for diverse corporate and non-profit entities that resulted in growth, innovation and social impact in the corporate and non-profit sectors. • Established strategic plan, financial controls and systems during tenure with 1stWEST Financial which facilitated and supported 30% annual sales growth. • Developed systems for detailed production tracking and customer sales reporting processes that enabled timely identification and response to indices resulting in continued customer growth and retention and improved employee assessment and compensation practices. • Facilitated significant growth despite associated financial challenges to a company through astute expense, debt and cash flow management and financial controls enabling the company to maintain stability. • Developed metrics for detailed production tracking and customer sales reporting processes that enabled timely identification and response to indices resulting in continued growth and retention and improved employee assessment and compensation practices. • Performed analysis and developed broad strategic and marketing plans which stabilized start-up companies and generated sales growth, market expansion and long-term stability. • Researched and performed due diligence and financial modeling related to leveraging companies existing platforms to develop proprietary new business areas. • Organized, researched, wrote and coordinated legal compliance in development of Human Resources and Policies and Procedures Manuals. • Proficient in relevant accounting and financial software including Quickbooks, Peachtree and Excel. Also possess strong capability in Powerpoint, Word and various blogging software and platforms. • Strong work ethic and integrity.
Over the past 17 years, I’ve enjoyed building an organization from a tech startup to a client-centric culture of growth and technical dominance cultivating a $10K capital investment to become a market leading IT Solution/Managed Services provider generating $48.5M in revenues managing 500+ clients, thousands of users, and 1,000+ locations across the United States. I had the opportunity to work with many different business advisors over the years. Some were instrumental to my success. I'm looking for opportunities to do the same for others. I specialize in ITIL Service processes including Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation, and Continuous Improvement together with Analysis, Governance, and Risk Management. General business process analysis and improvement, pricing models and strategies, and coaching are also strengths.
I have international marketing experience with globally recognised brands. I've worked in the strategy and consulting with specialist expertise in digital marketing, data analytics and strategic planning. Entrepreneurialism and creative problem solving are my bread and butter. Hence I hold a passion for helping other entrepreneurs to succeed. I am also a painter in addition to being an MBA educated business woman so I combine the art and science. I bring to my clients a unique combination of both analytic and creative problem-solving capabilities Please get in touch and let me know how I can help you.
A seasoned veteran with over 30 years of experience in business operations, information technology, and intellectual property. The senior IT leader for a number or organizations from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurial ventures, including General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. Published articles in a number of trade journals and speaker at industry conferences on trends in technology. Broad experience on the strategic value of information technology fully aligned with the goals of the business.