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John Dutton

John Dutton

Consultant | CFO | CEO | Board Director

United States - Last active: 3 days ago

Mr. Dutton is a high-impact executive who strategically grows business and valuations. Revamped operating processes, streamlined operations, and created a culture of performance. As a leading Wall Street Analyst, pioneered research that launched publicly traded hospital chains; repeatedly raised ~$250MM in equity and debt capital. NASDAQ Committee Member. Expert at analyzing industry trends, conceptualizing new market opportunities, and forecasting plans that drive top-line growth. Leverage analyst experience and financial acumen to ensure flow-through to bottom-line. Broad industry experience in investment management, and research, corporate finance, healthcare, environmental technologies and regulation, alternative energy, liability insurance carriers General & Financial Management | Strategy & Planning | Mergers & Acquisitions | Capital Formation There are a wide range of projects and assignments that I can undertake for a client based on my last year which are illustrative. I assessed and designed an alternative investment fund based on assembling significant holdings of ranch lands and bison herds. I guided the revamping of the management and treasury systems of a mid-size real estate company. I have been asked to design financial services career preparation for anticipated needs arising from Chinese free trade zone liberalization and demand for employees. Finally serving as adviser to new. integrated healthcare and IT company founded by several leading doctors. Dutton Consulting - Sacramento, CA Co-Managing Partner Mid 2013 to Present Contracted to design and run an alternative investment fund based on ranch lands and commercially growing bison herds. Fund was highly correlated to inflation and negatively to equities and treasuries. Also revamped the management and treasury systems of a mid size real estate company, and developed training guidelines for employment in expanding Chinese financial services industry following establishment of free trade zones. PARADIGM BIOSCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, LLC, San Francisco, CA Chairman & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) • Drove startup process and technical development addressing multi-billion dollar markets with biological emissions solution for utilities & regulators; marketable end products sales; managed financial affairs o Raised initial $1.4 million funding; o Drove joint commercialization agreement from top California technical university - CalPoly DUTTON ASSOCIATES LLC, Sacramento, CA CEO, CIO & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 1997 to 2009 One of largest international small cap equity research firms in North America, the EU, and China • Increased client enterprise values and facilitated $350M+ equity financing for small cap clients. Its service model became a dominant worldwide influence for small cap companies. o Stimulated capital formation including PIPEs, AMEX, ADRs; instrumental in launching China equities. o Drove (in 1 year) double-digit stock gains for 218 clients’ stocks (39%) over Russell 2000 with 416% increase in trading volume. WEINRESS, FRANKSON, PRESTON & FRIEND, Irvine, CA Research Director 1995 to 1997 • Established enterprise value enhancement and capital formation through a regional research, trading and banking model. o Led $50M equity financing causing resurgence of GPS stocks. CORSAIR ASSET MANAGEMENT INC., Los Angeles, CA President & CIO 1984 to 1994 • Increased corporate client valuation and profitability through investment performance over benchmarks. Optimized cash flows and capital appreciation. o Saved client $20M annually in premium and contribution costs for AMI’s pension and insurance costs. o Managed early adoption of technological solutions improving profitability. AMERICAN MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL (AMI), Beverly Hills, CA Senior Vice President Worldwide Development & CIO, Director 1970 to 1984 International NYSE listed healthcare company • Made $1B annual impact to top-line by significantly improving and executing worldwide development projects and M&A; bottom-line increase by 20% of revenue gain. Chaired Board Audit Committee. o Set up and managed $150M ERISA / captive insurance portfolios. o Co-led domestic and international public, private and project financing; investor relations.

$83.33 /hr
18 hours
5.00
Ann-'libby' L.

Ann-'libby' L.

Master's Degree in Psych with 6 Year Business Owne...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

Recent feedback: "An exceptional choice, who is thoughtful, concerned about project quality, delivery, and communication. Puts quality of work and delivery above all other concerns. She was willing to go beyond expectations, by offering ideas and suggestions that clearly demonstrate an interest in our business and product, helping us reformulate our services in such a way, that we ourselves understood it better. Our organization couldn't be happier or more pleased, and we will continue to request's Libby's services again and again." My goal is to provide timely services to companies or individuals in need of editing/writing professionals. I have strong conceptualization skills for the business of psychology and the realization of psychological constructs online. I am able to work on a part-time basis with a combined project load of 40 hours/wk maximum. I am quick, efficient, and meet deadlines. My background includes editing/writing for psychology, business, blogs, curriculum, real estate, and environmental engineering. I am an effective manager for writing teams. Thank you for your consideration.

$55.56 /hr
1,980 hours
5.00
Julian Rogers

Julian Rogers

Senior Communications Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 9

I am a seasoned leader of business communications: a storyteller, writer, editor, project manager, coach and communications consumer. I help businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations achieve digital / social media success and a more positive online reputation. My clients experience increased traffic to their websites, greater lead generation and more selling opportunities. I can create, shape or show you how to shape your message so that it flies toward your audience. Let's put my years of success developing messages, vehicles and tools to communicate key organizational messages and initiatives that support business goals to work for you. Competencies Strategic planning & execution Ability to integrate corporate strategy with business changes and assessment of internal audience needs, perceptions and behaviors to create and develop communications strategies that help drive understanding, alignment and performance. Ability to develop and manage multiple programs through execution in a fast-paced, high-change environment. Writing & editing Strong writing and message development skills; ability to write in and adapt to various writing styles and formats; ability to develop communications that convey complex ideas in simple, creative and concise ways to engage and motivate employees. Strategic influencing Ability to persuade and build commitment to the vision, mission and goals of an organization to get others to adopt a course of action. Creativity Creative mind that challenges the status quo, and aims to foster unique approaches to internal communications and employee engagement.

$42.22 /hr
74 hours
5.00
Stacie Doyle

Stacie Doyle

Business Planning, Process Development & Project M...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

I have a diverse background in business development based on my experience in helping to develop two software development startups and adding innovation to a co-op. I am the go to girl for developing streamlined and efficient process, enabling a team to achieve success through clearly define goals, objectives, users, system requirements and of course defined success metrics. In addition to developing process I confidently communicate the advantages and strategies of products and services through written and oral communication. I have produced countless presentations for investors, business executives, clients and internal business teams. My skills took form during my education at the University of Kanas where I received my BFA with emphasis in Graphic Design. My education provided me with the discipline to identify a concept and then execute the elements to clearly communicate that concept through typography, color and imagery. In the field I expanded my knowledge about user experience and user information design. I am passionate about understanding the target audience's intended use for a given product or service and ensuring that the appropriate features are in place to satisfy the needs of that user. I would love to help you develop and communicate your business strategy!

$60.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Peter Hansen

Peter Hansen

Management Consultant

Malta - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

Based in London (UK) and Malta. 20 years of executive management experience and 10 years as senior management consultant, specialising in evaluation of business performance, business plans, financial modelling, market research and strategies to enter new markets. Experience in global launch strategies and routes to markets. Preparation of business plans and investor proposals for start-ups to attract angel/crowd funding or finance. Substantial experience in tenders, RFP and Grant prep and submission. Substantial experience in franchising. Company set-up and international company structures. More than 20 years of top-management experience. World-wide experience with different industries, services and markets including product launches, Grants,Tenders and RFP

$130.00 /hr
3 hours
4.91
Nikhil Mandrekar

Nikhil Mandrekar Agency Contractor

Investment-worthy business plans for startups

United Arab Emirates - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 11

Expertise: Business Plans, Pitch Decks, Marketing Plans Required Skills: Technical Writing, Feasibility Studies, Competitive Analysis, Presentation Design Are you an entrepreneur or a startup looking to raise money or increase sales? If you answered yes, then we should talk. I have assisted over 200 startups and entrepreneurs for over a decade with writing business plans and preparing pitch decks for investor presentations. I have helped raise more than $75 million collectively with my business plans. Some of my successful clients include: Vecor.com Expertory.com Drivewise.ly LondonGoverness.com ViennaAdvantage.com Haload.com ValParkMobile.com Texts.com WomenLeadInc.com (finalist in Boston Mass Challenge in 2013) ..and more To see a full list, please visit my portfolio at www.meetnikhil.com I have a Master's degree in the Economics of Science and Innovation from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Spain. I also have a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Business Administration and Applied Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology with specializations in Entrepreneurship and International Business and minors in Psychology and Philosophy. You can connect with me at: www.linkedin.com/in/mandnik/

Associated with: Mercury Retrograde
$200.00 /hr
1,179 hours
4.76
Garland Coulson

Garland Coulson Agency Contractor

Time Management, Social Media & Internet Marketing...

Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

Not enough time? I'll show you how to get more done in less time. Not sure how to make your web site sell? Wondering how to set up a cost effective Internet marketing program? Let me help. I can coach you, train your team or act as a consultant for your productivity and online marketing programs.

Associated with: Garland Coulson Agency
$72.22 /hr
493 hours
4.90
Faisal Javed

Faisal Javed Agency Contractor

Investor Ready Business Plans and Pitch Decks

Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 21

QUICK OVERVIEW: * Over 7 years of progressive experience in writing business plans, pitch books, financial projections/analysis, and accounting. * Expertise lies in the preparation of investor-ready business plans, immigration business plans, venture capital business plans, and business plans for internal assessment/feasibility purposes. * Worked with high net worth individuals and companies generating a multimillion-dollar turnover per annum or seeking as much as $300 million in start-up funding. * 100% customer satisfaction backed by a unique oDesk Money Back Guarantee on hourly contracts, meaning you will get your money back from oDesk in case of dissatisfaction. * 98.8% positive reviews on oDesk. * Highly recommended business plan writer by previous customers * IBISWorld industry research reports are available for US-based companies, which is a highly reputable source for collecting industry statistics and trusted by private investors, bankers, and venture capitalists. IBISWorld charges $950 per industry report that you will get included in your business plan free of cost. * Offering free branding (logo) services to start-up entrepreneurs requesting business plan and pitch deck together. * Use of royalty free images in the business plan and pitch book that you can even publicize on your website, flyers, social media, and other promotional materials. * Free business plan review available! * Ranked 1st in the Business Plan test among over 9,000 test takers, by achieving 100% score. The test result is visible on the profile. Ranked among the top 10% or 20% successful test takers in all other relevant tests. * Sophisticated and appealing designs for business plans and pitch decks to inspire your prospective investors and other stakeholders. * Willing to sign an NDA to provide maximum protection to your business model and commercial interests. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Faisal has over 7 years of progressive experience in writing award-winning business plans, investor pitch books, marketing plans, new business development, business coaching, market research, industry analysis, branding, pricing, financial analysis, corporate accounting and management consulting fields. A savvy start-up business planner and strategist, Faisal commenced his professional career back in 2007 when he secured his first employment in Comprehensive Business Consultant, Islamabad, Pakistan as an Assistant Auditor. He accelerated his professional career further in accounting and financial analysis fields by joining SNL Financial as Financial Analyst in 2009, a leading financial data providing firm located in the US. Acknowledging his tireless efforts and dedication to work, he was promoted to Coverage Analyst role later in 2011 where he continued to serve the organization for another one year. At the beginning of 2012, Faisal combined his business acumen and vast experience and founded his own business plan writing firm, Aceplans. Being a business plan writer and project manager at Aceplans, he has worked with over 130 start-up companies. Most of them were from the US, Canada and Australia, and helped them in preparing business plans, business strategies, operational plans, marketing strategies, and financial projections. I am looking forward to meeting you and discussing your startup business idea and needs. So what are you waiting for? Contact me today and let's start working on your business plan right away! WORK SAMPLE: Please review two business plans and one investor proposal samples by visiting the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozdcxc316wfcem1/Business%20Plan%20Samples.pdf WHAT MY BUSINESS PLAN WILL INCLUDE? Please download and review the table of contents that I normally follow to prepare a business plan. The final business plan could have slightly different contents based on your actual requirements. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc9zqm59wpdxcza/Table%20of%20Contents.pdf?dl=0

Associated with: Bright Outsourcer
$50.00 /hr
2,126 hours
4.96
Vinnie R.

Vinnie R. Agency Contractor

Business Plans, Pitch Decks, Start-up Consulting,...

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

A strong business leader, I have 15 years of senior management experience with several Fortune 500 companies. In addition, I am a top performer and contractor for oDesk Enterprise Solutions and a recipient of the oDesk Top 10% Award. My expertise includes: -Business strategy/pitch decks -Business plans & proposals -Financial Forecasts, Analysis, Business Valuations -Marketing Strategy and Plans -Project Management & Six Sigma My objective is to build a consulting practice and deliver to you, the client, the best knowledge, expertise and results that our team has to offer. I am energetic, dedicated and will deliver 100% to each and every project. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, sharing my expertise and making us both a success! Skills Summary: Business Strategy/Business Plans; Start-up consulting, Business Plans, Investor plans, Pitch decks, Market Research, Executive and Investor presentations Finance; Financial Budgeting and Forecasting, Business Plan Development and Financial Analysis, Margin, Income Statement & Balance Sheet Management, Month End Closing, Analytical Expertise, Audit and Internal Control, Marketing; Online Channel Management, Strategic Planning, Brand Development, Mass Media Strategy and Execution, Management of Direct Marketing and Telemarketing Channels, New Product Development, Market and Consumer Research, Retail Marketing, Marketing and Statistical Analysis Project Management: Recruitment, Business Process Development and Facilitation, Vendor Management, Team Management, Lean Six Sigma, Senior Project Management

$50.00 /hr
1,614 hours
5.00
Aditya A.

Aditya A. Agency Contractor

Consultant

India - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 12

Outstanding business and technology consultant. Over 20 years of industry experience in Business and Technology Consulting, Strategy, and Technology implementation. Superior writing skills. Expert in: Web development and Webmaster: - Wordpress, HTML, CSS based website development and maintenance Writing: - blogs, articles, reports, sales copy, tech documentation Business Consulting: - strategic planning, marketing, business development Social Media Marketing: - SEO / SEM / SMM, analytics, landing pages, optimization Proposal Management - proposals, bids, tenders, contracts management and writing Project & People Management and Recruitment Usability analysis and review

$40.00 /hr
4,083 hours
4.98