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Ali Z.

Ali Z.

Strategic Planning, Global Marketing, Sales & Tech...

Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 8 years of experience working as business analyst delivering in the areas of Project Management, Market Research, and Product Management. Key areas of my interest and expertise include developing Business Plans, Product Manuals (Financial Products), Sales and Marketing. I am seeking opportunities where i can utilitze my experience and strengths to help build your business. I work for a financial giant and do consulting on the side. I have a fully equipped office and only bid for tasks that i can deliver efficiently and on time.

$16.00 /hr
174 hours
5.00
Dina R.

Dina R.

Communications / PR Consultant

United States - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Dina's expertise includes public relations, media outreach, B2B communications, news and feature writing, blogging, event management, project management, and marketing communications. She has provided communications direction to some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands including Pfizer, Olympus, and eBay, as well as fitness entrepreneurs, technology startups, medical professionals, independent marketing agencies, several US federal government agencies, global product/service companies, and nonprofit organizations. Her industry experience is concentrated in healthcare (pharmaceutical and consumer), women's health & wellness, technology, and caregiving/aging services. She is also an RYT-certified yoga instructor and a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared on a parenting website, in national magazines, independent websites, corporate blogs, trade publications, and a website targeted to professional women.

$55.00 /hr
2,336 hours
4.79
Sigbjørn Hovda

Sigbjørn Hovda

Norwegian senior translator and marketer

Norway - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Specialised in the fields of marketing, IT, finance and business with particularly strong expertise in technology, consumer electronics, software/video games and investor relations. I also provide marketing services ranging from cold calling, prospecting to copywriting, sales presentations and closing of sales. Typical projects: - Press releases - Marketing brochures - Product descriptions - Website texts - Ads - Software user interface - Newsletters - User manuals - Financial reports - General business communication (e.g. letters, internal/external policies, notifications) - Forms/surveys Key accounts include: - Acer - Cisco - Electronic Arts - Dell Computers - JVC - Microsoft - MSC Cruises - Olympus - Panasonic - Samsung - Sony - Ubisoft

$60.00 /hr
39 hours
5.00
John Dutton

John Dutton

Consultant | CFO | CEO | Board Director

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
35 hours
5.00
Ann-'libby' L.

Ann-'libby' L.

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

United States - Last active: 3 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
Deborah C.

Deborah C.

Insider healthcare writer, PR expert

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 11

As a former Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing at a mid-size community hospital in New England, I have a decade of experience writing all manner of materials and content for physicians, service lines, cancer centers, orthopedics, diabetes, women's health, cardiology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine and a wide variety of other topics. I have written physician outreach and referral materials, patient education materials, websites, advertising copy, brochures and booklets, community education and outreach materials. I am quick to research and write. I am versed in physician reimbursement challenges and credentialing issues. I have written magazine feature stories and packaging copy. I have also written strategic plans for medical device manufacturers and launch packages for practices and medical products.

$50.00 /hr
778 hours
4.98
Dave K.

Dave K.

Business Writing Consultant

United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 6

To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!

$38.89 /hr
100 hours
4.83
Natali Hetzroni

Natali Hetzroni

BizData Analyst, Strat Planning/Forecasting/Proces...

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I specialize in Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Sales Forecasting and S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning). My mission is to satisfy my clients by bringing significant changes to their organizations which increase productivity, decrease cost and save time. I am passionate about improving business processes and motivating new businesses. This is the main reason I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business analysis and consulting company. If you are intending to improve your Supply Chain processes or/and create new efficiency standards of work for Inventory Control, Production, Sales and Operations or just forecast your sales/demands for any purpose, I can help you. You just need to provide me with relevant data and I will analyze it and give appropriate solutions in a short time. I have over 12 years of successful work experience in manufacturing and consulting companies. I do not only analyze, but can make summaries and conclusions based on the real and specific situation, like company nature/mission, market/production trends, competitive position, raw materials price increase, profit prospects, etc. precisely emphasizing the problems/faults root and points for improvements. - I implement the process improvement changes in the organizations by writing the standard operating procedure manuals and ensuring the duties/operations are performed correctly and efficiently. I am a good technical writer. - I am proficient in Forecasting. I build sales forecast based on historical sales data applying statistical models, events, dynamic regression and judgmental approaches. I also develop sales/cash flow forecast for products combining statistics and financial modelling knowledge. - I help startup companies with their marketing plan, costs calculations, and all the aspects of the supply chain management. - I particularly specialize in B2B marketing and selling funnels. I advise companies on how to get industries, increase responsiveness of prospects, close deals, generate leads, build a network, an effective content and more. I lead B2B development projects creating the most practical sales strategy and plan with a track/measurement of performance, return on investment and success. - I am competent with Zoho CRM software. I am experienced in customizing the software to any organization structure and requirements streamlining and automating business processes. I am experienced in integrating Zoho CRM and working with other apps within Zoho suit, such as Campaigns, Reports, SalesIQ, Survey, Projects, Docs and Invoice. - I also help organizations to work efficiently saving a lot of money on not purchasing big and complicated software systems. I have already successfully completed four projects on oDesk of streamlining business processes through Google Sheets. - I have performed many Market/Niche researches while working on different projects for different industries. I conduct researches for startup companies with all the market analysis involved. I research data for developing sales/revenue forecasts, if I don’t have the data from internal companies’ resources. - I am also very experienced in designing and analyzing Surveys for making decisions from qualitative and quantitative data on customers’ needs and expectations collected in the surveys. I have completed online courses in business strategy, business development, business analysis, operations management and marketing from Udemy and ed2go. I am certified in Lean Management and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. I have strong analytical, making decision, planning and organizational skills with ability to lead projects independently. I am very practical and realistic while working on projects. I always use advanced methodologies and software to perform assignments. My areas of expertise: * Business Process Modeling *Business Process Re-engineering * Strategic Planning * Business Strategy * Sales Strategy * Business Development * Startup Consulting * Marketing Plan * Product Pricing * Market Research * Market/Marketing Analysis * Cost Analysis * Lean Management * Six Sigma * Process Improvement * Sales Forecasting * Revenue Forecasting * Demand Planning * S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) * Inventory Management * Supply Chain Management * Operations Management * Procurement * Purchasing * Data Analysis * Business Intelligence * Business Analysis * Zoho CRM * Google Spreadsheets * Google Analytics * Survey Design * Survey Analysis * Benchmarking * Financial Analysis * Technical Writing When working as Lean Leader and Business Consultant I have led tens of continues improvement and efficiency projects in different departments of organizations which included measurements, analysis, improvements and controls. These projects saved thousands of dollars to the organizations on a monthly basis. I am also skilled and experienced in ERP Systems: BAAN, SAP, AS400, QAD and SERADEX.

$42.22 /hr
636 hours
4.68
Michelle H.

Michelle H.

Sr. Level Software Business Analyst and Project Ma...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 18

Passionate about user drive design. Love great design that is perceived by the end-user as great design. Product Management, product development, UI/UX design including wireframes, primarily in healthcare related software development. Strong background at workflow optimization in applications. 11+ years in healthcare related technologies. Expert at client interviews, building user requirement stories, Agile planning, and working with development team to deliver milestones. Skills / Expertise: Rally Dev - Expert Version 1 - Experienced Jira - Working Knowledge Axure iRise Balsmiq 15+ years experience in corporate and non profit design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks), Skilled at short and long term project management. Proven success at turning new ideas into launched products through building successful cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of design-driven product development and user experience innovation. Able to work independently and in teams. Strong communication skills.

$39.00 /hr
56 hours
4.92
Wendy G

Wendy G

International Brand Management, Marketing and Comm...

United Kingdom - Last active: 3 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