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Bernard Leigh

Bernard Leigh

Project Management, and Service Management,

Cyprus - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Demonstrable skills and experience in both Enterprise and SME (MSP Clients) Project and Programme Management, based on the principles and methodologies of industry standards such as PRINCE 2 and PMP. With further demonstrable experience of managing teams in excess of 30 members including local hire and remote resources, together with all aspects of annual performance appraisals, and contractor negotiation, with an excellent understanding of the latest ITIL methodologies for ITSM. This specific experience has been gained from over 10 years of managing distributed teams and environments across multiple time zones and cultural forums, through Application and Infrastructure Support and Project and Change Management to have a complete understanding of the both SDLC and ITSM and how to make them successfully coexist. I have developed and managed enterprise grad SLA’s, OLA’s, UC’s and KPI’s framework, for both internal IT staff and external supplier resources to meet with industry and global regulatory requirements. Responsible for ALL Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reporting and owner of ALL SOX controls for UK. I have a professional, adaptable, and competent approach to both Resource and Stakeholder management. I am more than comfortable with working in an integrated IT environment or as a consultant. I have a strong mix of corporate enterprise, SME and entrepreneurial experience, and to expand on that, my experience has afforded me the ability to learn the complex matrix management structures and business models which predominantly gained within Global Financial Services Industries (Investment Banking and Global, Corporate and Specialty Insurance). Where conversely some of my most recent and earlier career experience was based in one of the most competitive customer service industries, and to achieve success in this, I had to be flexible to market conditions, so that I could maintain strategic focus so as to continually meet my financial targets. The combination of my career experience has provided me with the opportunities of working in USA, Belgium, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Abu Dhabi and secondments to Brazil, Mexico and APAC, for projects that I was either managing or transferring to local piers and latterly I had responsibilities for USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. I am confident that I have a strong comprehension of global business environments and managing diverse IT Departments across a multicultural platform. I feel that I am confident and excellent communicator and am completely at ease with interacting and influencing piers, partners, subordinates and executive management, both internally and externally to my working environment. Throughout my career, I have remained technically competent, complemented by my training and experience with Prince 2 and ITIL methodologies. I am a strong communicator, who is confident and experienced in influencing business and IT stakeholders-up to and including-CIO/Managing Director Level.

$60.00 /hr
7,951 hours
5.00
B Shiva Kumar

B Shiva Kumar

Executive/ Career Coach who listens.

India - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or unhappy about your life/career. Are you not able to get hold of what is that stopping you to grow/perform in your life? You are able to find what is stopping you and methods to overcome the challenge but not able to find the motivation/energy to do it? Are you looking for a professional who can hold you accountable through this challenging/life defining journey? When these above statements reasonate with you, you are in the right space. When I sit down with my colearners a.k.a clients, we speak a lot. Infact my colearners speak a lot and I keep listening to them. Obviously I ask them leading powerful questions to map their challenges/opportunities. And then I explain my methodology to them, I have learned this Mr.Timothy gallaway and lots of awesome people/ancients texts. My methodology is simple, When you want to grow your performance, you either need to modify your potential or drop your interference's, P(Performance)=p(potential)-i(interference's). Lets say you want to grow your performance on leadership/public speaking skills. You need to first identify what are the interference's thats stopping you. Interference's can be external or internal. External interference's are blaming boss, unproductive team members. When you have these external interference's, its useful to use your common sense and get support from coach to navigate these challenges. Its important to remember, getting entangled in these external interference's can have impact on your performance. The internal interference's can be: physical & mental illness, values mismatch or emotional outbursts. To manage your interference's, its important that you train your body & mind using physical activities and diet. I take you through set of physical activities and diet chart to help you overcome the internal & external interfrence's. To grow your potential, You need to identify what is the challenge that you are facing and what set of skills can actually resolve them. For example, for public speaking, its can be building confidence, removing stage fear and preparing well for the speech. I use the Rapid skill acquisition framework which has over 4 major steps and 20 actionable techniques that can help you to not only help you to learn how to grow your skills but acquire them. I know, it would have been marathon reading this but I trust you would have the best picture on what kinda people that I work with and whats my methodology. Cheers, Shiva, Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation(USA). P.s: Do check certification's section to learn my credibility.

$44.44 /hr
14 hours
5.00
John P.

John P.

Business Finance Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

My unique approach to financial management is designed to reveal both insights and opportunities. Building upon a background of National Account Management, Commercial Banking, Brokerage Services, and Senior-Level Financial Consulting, I draw upon a wealth of practical, first-hand experience to benefit clients in the ways that matter most: A broad-based understanding of business finance that achieves defined, sustainable goals. A common theme linking disparate industries at different stages of development and maturity comes courtesy of an understanding of the flow of every dollar, from sales to expense to operating income. Examined through a lens that is customized for every client and each business, and reflects their unique challenges and competitive advantages. The result is what I call Functional Financial Management. It’s not merely the numbers, but the story inside the numbers. Customized, relevant, and with a practical utility that can be nothing short of game-changing. These are also the hallmarks of financial management guidance provided through Business Expedition Partners, the financial consulting firm I founded to offer clients around the world specialized financial consulting. From start-ups to mature companies, it is an honest, hard-working, unrelenting attention to detail that delivers results exceeding expectations. Top 5% Odesk Contractor!

$96.67 /hr
3,172 hours
4.94
Ljiljana P.

Ljiljana P.

MBA

Serbia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

$50.00 /hr
1,406 hours
4.78
Jose Bello

Jose Bello

Business Plans + Decks + Research + Consulting

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, food distribution companies, entertainment start-ups, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working from New York City, (EST) but available around the clock. I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. ----- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: www.sequoiacap.com/ideas They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. ----- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: http://goo.gl/ugB0l1 Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. ----- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $80, and usually will take me 20 to 40 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 20% is due at project start, a second payment of 40% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. ------- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - http://goo.gl/4AUmUy Sample Pitch Deck - http://goo.gl/YcIMWa If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: www.linkedin.com/in/josebello ----- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose

$80.00 /hr
535 hours
4.87
Chirag Shah

Chirag Shah

Business Coach and Strategic Consultant

India - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8

I am Chartered Accountant with 13+ years of Entrepreneurial experience. I have ventured into various projects and have been integral part of many start-ups. Couple of ventures which I was associated with got acquired at a valuation. I am currently business coaching 1) Woman Entrepreneur in Switzerland 2) Lean Mobile apps and online start-up in USA 3) Digital Marketing Start-up in USA 4) Top 20 IT product and services Company in Middle East I have Business Coached: 1) Online MLM Company in Netherlands 2) Job services Company in USA 3) Health and Fitness Company in Australia 4) Mobile App start-up Company in Australia 5) eCommerce Consultant to Company in UK 6) Investment Banking Boutique in UK 7) HR policies and procedure consultancy to a Company in Africa 8) IT and eCommerce Companies in India I am on the advisory board of technical institute and was judge for Student in free enterprise (SIFE) global entrepreneurial competition. My Skills are: 1) Business planning and strategy 2) Turning around businesses and business coaching 3) Financial planing and projections 4) Making business plans and Information Memorandum 5) Business development and marketing strategies 6) HR policies and Employee Management programs My brief profile: • Ventured in to then premature domain of E-learning in 1999 and was first to introduce online (Web-based) learning platform for CA Exam Prep in India. • Integral part of start-up team to introduce first online learning platform for US CPA Exam prep in 2002. • Defined and Structured E-learning platforms along with learning contents for US Based Companies like CPApass.Com, Smartpros & USCPASuccess. • Instrumental in Incorporating Broadllyne Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BTPL) in 2005 an IT Services Company specialized in Education and IT services domain. BTPL developed and implemented first of its kind Education ERPs for School, Colleges and provided application development services to various Organizations. • Conceptualized and developed a unique online digital language learning platform – eduologue for anytime-anywhere language learning. • Conceptualized and architected online CA Audit management System to automate Audit processes, first of its kind in India. • Designed eLearning custom contents for the courses related to finance for CA Courses, USCPA courses, IFRS, Policy and Procedures for ADIB, Derivatives course for leading Financial services Company etc. • Designed eLearning courses for Technical and Behavioral training for Geometric Limited, UASC, Etihad Airways, Marico etc. • Consulted and developed applications based on process systems for Government Organizations like Central Institute of Fisheries education (CIFE), CIRCOAT, Western Railways etc. • Conceptualized and Developed Human Resource Management System (HRMS). • Consulted Number one CA Coaching Classes in India for Franchise development, Train the Tutors program etc. • On the Advisory Board of M.M.College of Technology, Raipur - India. • Lead Special Audit Team at Tata AIG and Themis Pharmaceuticals in 1999-2000. • Special Judge at Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) a global entrepreneur competition. • Consulted various IIT-Powai incubated start-ups like Webaroo and Computer Masti on Business strategies and development. • Project Consultant to Chanakya Insitute of Management, All India Local self Government outfit for ICT in Government Schools project. • Conceptualized and developed first of its kind community and training portal for Food industry, Food industry professionals Academy (FIPA). Integral part of content development team for developing training modules based on new FSSA Act. • Mentored various Companies in defining business plans and financial projections. Also assisted them in raising PE and Angel funds. I can be your friend, philosopher and guide for your business or projects and be rest assured its done.

$42.00 /hr
582 hours
4.97
Supraja Subburaj

Supraja Subburaj

Consultant / Project Mgr /Operations Mgr / Market...

India - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 7

I get a kick out of solving problems and shaping new businesses. It's one of the key reasons I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business consulting company. The more complex the problem, the more interesting it is and the more gratifying it is to solve. If you have a business problem that is hampering your ability to generate more revenue, streamline your operating costs, not bringing in as many customers as you'd like or isn't positively impacting your brand, then we should talk. I will work with you to understand your issue, partner with you to determine the best possible solution and work with you in implementing the solution. Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs accomplish what they set out to do is a passion that has not petered out in the many years I have been consulting. If anything, it has grown stronger with more success. Having a brilliant business idea and setting up a business around it are two very different things. One needs creativity, passion and critical thinking while the other requires discipline, follow-through, pragmatism, innovation and systematic implementation. I understand this very well and I can work with you to establish an organization and business that is set for long term sustainability. As an entrepreneur and consultant, I learn as much from my client and they do from me, and I apply what I've learnt on future projects. Over time, this has helped me become a better consultant and develop knowledge and skill across a wide range of industries. I work collaboratively; I simply do not believe in working any other way. My focus areas: 1. Business Planning and Market Research - I provide business planning and market research services for a wide range of budgets depending on the needs of the client. 2. Sales, Marketing and Business Development - Right from strategy development to the creation of sales and marketing collateral, implementation and project management of sales and marketing plans, I provide end-to-end services. 3. Business Process Design/Improvement/Reengineering - Whether you want to establish business processes for your new company or are looking to streamline and improve your business processes, I can work with you in developing robust and sustainable processes for your business. 4. Quality Management (Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9001) - Are you looking to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or get consulting support to prepare for your ISO 9001 audit? I can help. 5. E-Business Management/E-Commerce (Non-IT) - Whether you have an existing e-commerce business that you want to scale up or you're setting one up from scratch, my experience in setting up a wide range of e-commerce businesses will add value. 7. Project Management - Whatever your business landscape, my extensive project management experience will make sure that your project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. I am very comfortable managing virtual teams and managing freelancers. I've delivered over ten successful projects in the last year alone. 8. Learning Strategy and Instructional Design - Whether you're looking to get expert opinion on the effectiveness of your training curriculum or want to develop a framework for trainer effectiveness, my experience heading training functions of large global corporations will come in handy. Right from developing content for ILT to delivering training programs, you will find a partner for all your training needs here. Industry Experience: 1. Publishing - I know the ins and outs of Amazon, Nook and other POD and e-book publishing platforms. I know what it takes to run a successful publishing business. 2. International Trade 3. Contact Center Operations - Having managed various contact centers throughout my career, I have in depth knowledge of how to set up, manage and scale any contact center operation. 4. Financial Services 5 - E-Commerce

$55.56 /hr
424 hours
5.00
Anne Balke

Anne Balke

Consultant/Writer/Researcher

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 18

Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

$38.89 /hr
3,141 hours
4.98
Wendy G

Wendy G

International Brand Management, Marketing and Comm...

United Kingdom - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 9

I have 15 years management experience in large MNCs and conglomerates (LVMH, Dell, Oracle) as a senior executive leading sales and marketing functions across Europe and Asia Pacific. I have particular interest and experience in international business development and strategy in both Technology and Luxury Consumer Goods. As a Strategy Consultant, my priority is to help you grow your business further than where you are today. I work by first understanding your products/ services and business model, current market(s), pricing and marketing strategy. I do not merely create fancy powerpoint presentations and run complex financial simulations; I work with you collaboratively and am involved with your strategy development every step of the way. I run my own consulting practice in London, UK. My clients include both startups and SMEs as well as large multinationals such as the Estee Lauder Companies.

$111.11 /hr
153 hours
5.00
Jill Tarnoff

Jill Tarnoff

Voice Talent, Narration, American Accent Trainer

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

Listen to me. Over the last 15 years Jill has provided top quality voice over performances for a wide range of uses. These include: radio commercials, web presentations, tutorials and phone messages. Her work always features a neutral accent, clear pronunciation and natural expression. Jill's style was recently described as a mix of a voice that can portray trust, with a hint of excitement when talking about the future. The perfect voice for a narration. Versatile, friendly, elegant and natural, Jill can deliver a smooth corporate sound or let loose with her many character voices. Jill is also a Lessac trained voice coach who specializes in accent modification and voice improvement for the corporate world. Her clients learn to feel their new sound rather than listen for it. This approach often helps them achieve a clearer sound in a short period of time.

$55.56 /hr
161 hours
5.00