Richard is a well respected and very experienced Change Management Professional, specializing in supporting businesses through changes and effectively managing the impact of the change upon the people within the business. He has been delivering successful projects in organisational change, development and effectiveness for almost 20 years and is noted for developing targeting, insightful and influential multi level communications to facilitate successful change. His work with strategic human resources develops positive transformational impacts across a breadth of HR deliverables, including recruitment, succession planning, learning and organizational development and competency based framework integration for performance, development and talent acquisition approaches. He is a certified lean six sigma green belt, certified in design for six sigma and operational excellence and has delivered on many business improvement and re-engineering projects. Being a certified project, program and portfolio manager also. Richard understands the need to get the best from technology in the workplace and appreciates the need to get the right physical environment to help a smooth business transition. Richard is the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals and keen to develop the future integration of the practice of change management through his writings, speaking and other public engagements.
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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.
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
Over the past 20 years I have helped over 100 businesses improve their bottom line. I focus on analyzing business process and delivering solutions that make the lives of the business owners and their customers easier. I have delivered projects for small firms and fortune 100 companies. When I leave them better off than I found them and they are happy, I consider the project a success. I implement custom software using the Visual Studio suite of tools. More and More there is a web based component that is customer facing to help improve service and sales. I use HTML, PHP, .NET and other standard tools to build web based applications. I want to work with you if you have a project that will make a difference to you and your customers.
With over 7 years of experience as a Business and Financial Advisor I am a very experienced consultant I have an excellent track record and can help your company to excel with the following services: Business plans; Marketing reports; Business coaching; Financial models; Valuation reports; Information memorandums; Due Diligence. My experience has given me a broad understanding of a wide range of industries, which allied with my critical thinking skills will bring a lot of value to your project.
Expert in VBA/Excel/Visual Basic 6/SQL, interested in Cuda, Python. Have some C++ and ASM experience. I'll be glad to help with: Optimization and automating of business-processes. Developing of decision support systems, E-commerce systems, including data interchange between Ebay/Amazon/SmugMug/ custom CRM systems. Web scraping/crawling, automated retrieval of weakly-structured data. Implementing methods of artificial intelligence (expert systems, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms),data mining. Natural language processing tasks (intellectual textual search, natural language generation, etc). Imitational modeling (especially financial models, gaming), prediction of complex systems. Distributed applications, high performance computing (scientific computations), cloud computing (Azure/Amazon). Software reverse engineering.
A freelance writer with three years experience in academia, six years in business writing, over forty short fiction publications and paid blogging experience. I have written for audiences from primary school children to senior managers, adapting to different audiences and situations. I am also a trained project manager, with the experience to deliver projects in a timely fashion, to your specifications.
I have a UK university PhD, in Artificial Intelligence, and the business management skills to match, together With 15 years of Delphi, C++, Java, SQL, and Object-oriented analysis and design experience. I specialise in development including protocol specification, thread management, distributed communication and database transaction management. I have retro-fitted software in tasks ranging from installing improved modules to sophisticated Artificial Intelligence sub-systems. I can provide the often essential empathy with the contract holders, and the pragmatics to satisfy the demands of management. I have 20 years of competency in the software industry, and have a proven track record that will guarantee the successful realisation of your system requirements. I have designed and implemented systems used by multi-billion turnover corporations around the world, saving millions of pounds savings per year. My scope in system design and development ranges from individual utilities and embedded operating systems, through to large-scale corporation-wide distributed architectures. I am also able to provide a code debugging and fixing service, either onsite or online. I can give workshops and can facilitate training of new software developers, both in-house and online. I have managed my own team and maintained their skills matrices, ensuring training has been current. I have defined and managed new product releases and have written instruction manuals for new and "super" users at the customer end of the project.
If you are a startup looking for investment or to boost your sales, you are looking at your problem solver, a guy who will go to war with you. And win. I have worked with 50+ startups helping to raise around $25M from Angels, Seed Funds and VCs by writing business plans, setting up investment strategies, preparing pitch decks for fund-raising and coaching entrepreneurs for their real-life pitches for demanding audiences. Areas of expertise: - Raising money at the pre-seed, seed, Series A and Series B levels - High-quality Presentation Design and Creation - Effective (Sales) Pitch Delivery - Presentation and public speaking - Market Research and Value Proposition - Business Consulting (Start-ups, "Go-to" strategies etc.) - Partner/Investor Pitchdeck design and consulting - Market Research - Market Assessment - Press Communication and Strategy - Profitability strategy to validate assumptions and fuel motivation - Brand Design, Assessment, Creation and Maintenance I have been actively engaged with startup communities across Europe and in SF Bay Area. Had successfully delivered funding (from pre-seed to Series B) for many startups, also assisted several in getting accepted into a top-trier startup accelerators in EMEA Region. I've added value in these areas: - eCommerce - Fashion & Desing - Technology - Gaming & eSports - Online Gambling - SaaS (Software as a Service) I always commit myself to task at hand. Just provide me with an idea of your goals, give any specific requirements and I'll be sure to turn your ideas into a reality. I guarantee, that after 15 minutes skype call, you'll already have learned something valuable and helpful with your business. Isn't that worth a call?