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Global Program Management
Eric A Canny

$5.00/min

Phoenix, Arizona

I have overseen the creation, and stabilization, of programs at a global level that were experiencing 400% growth annually. Additionally, I have overseen the maintaining as well as improving of organizational outcomes of entities where I had direct responsibility for 25 locations globally, with more than 50 additional partners. From legal negotiation, employees and stakeholders in multiple cultures, risk management and execution, to budget alignment to growth and expenditures I have decades experience managing, and expanding, programs at a global level.

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Operations & Management
  • Project Management
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Business Operations Assessment
Tyler Knotts

$5.00/min

Las Vegas, NV

I perform an in-depth gap analysis throughout the entire business value chain to better understand your pain-points. Allowing me to tailor specific solutions to support effective & efficient business processes.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Management
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Strategic Planning and Technology Assessment
Larry Wray

$5.00/min

Jacksonville, FL

I am well versed and experienced in technologies, products, and platforms that are integral to healthcare, as well as the unmet needs. I can assess your technology or identify other options to commercialize as well as develop the overarching strategy for success in the marketplace. If starting a new business, I have experience with pitch decks and developing business plans.

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Technology
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start Up Strategy
  • Start up Ideation
  • Early Stage Start ups
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Digital Transformation Strategy
Amar Pratap Rama Murthy

$5.00/min

Houston TX

Digital Transformation Strategy enabling through technology and design thinking.

  • Business
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Technology
  • Research & Development
  • Product Marketing
  • Digital & Emerging Tech
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
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Start Ups
Akshaya Panda

$5.00/min

Minnesota, USA

Akshaya has experience being involved in two dietary supplement start-ups and has acquired a nuanced understanding of starting from the ground up while establishing a new company/brand.

  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Customer Service
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Marketing
  • Start Ups
  • Customer Service
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Growth Strategy
John Mizerany

$10.00/min

Dallas

Proven leadership and success in developing growth strategies in various multi-site healthcare settings.

  • Growth Strategy
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CEO coaching for start-ups and early stage businesses to surge
Deep Bali

$10.00/min

New Delhi, India

With over a decade of international experience in making founder CEO’s and leadership teams "Pivots" for their business, I have leveraged mastery in “Entrepreneur DNA”, “Whole brain Thinking”, “Emotional intelligence”, “Applications of neuroscience”, “ Advanced communication" and “Business strategy” to enable these leaders to “Pivot” their life and business for achieving remarkable success. Deep has coached tens of CEOs in the global business arena (US, Singapore, India, Australia and Sri Lanka) and is acknowledged for his deep understanding of business environment and its complexities. His knowledge of "Entrepreneurial DNA" helps in taking founder CEOs to the edge of possibilities in business. His learnings from the CEOs is 'Gold dust', which puts him in a very superior position to coach CEOs of start-ups and early stage companies. Focus of coaching is to engage the 6 core areas that remarkably successful entrepreneurs demonstrate in leading and creating high value businesses from virtually nothing. Assessment: Saville (Wills Towers Watson) Entrecode Whole brain thinking- Neethling brain instruments

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Personal/Professional Branding
  • Life Coaching
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Start Up Strategy
  • Start up Ideation
  • Lean Start up
  • Early Stage Start ups
  • Small Business Coaching
  • Scaling a Start Up
  • CEO
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Innovation mentoring for revolutionary innovation
Deep Bali

$10.00/min

New Delhi, India

Deep consults in designing and lead innovation labs for large manufacturing and high tech companies. Our research base innovation model is grounded in four core pillars- Mindsets, Praxis, Horizons and Spaces. We design the innovation journey from "Challenge definition" to "Hot housing and "Incubation"

  • Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Human Resources
  • Research & Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Start Up Strategy
  • Start up Ideation
  • Lean Start up
  • Early Stage Start ups
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Executive Leadership couching - define your winning team
Ricky Trigalo

$2.00/min

San Francisco Bay Area

As a leadership coach, I find it exciting to empower leaders and startup founders, help them discover the team strengths and achieve their business goals leading in healthy and positive environment. I'm also a professional mediator, focusing on alternative dispute resolutions, improving negotiation skills and driving a culture of collaboration.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Start Ups
  • Change Management
  • Early Stage Start ups
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Marketing Automation
Dave Blanchard

$3.33/min

Portland, OR Metro Area

Deployment of strategies and tools that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the sales and marketing functions

  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
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Fitness Industry
Kristofer Stimac

$2.50/min

Detroit, MI USA

As a leader in the fitness industry for more than a decade, I have experience with private, non profit and franchise organizations in both US and Canada. I have deep knowledge of the competitive landscape as well as understanding of current and future trends. As a leader in these organizations, I had the opportunity to be a decision maker in almost all areas. Experience in acquisitions and new builds, I have had experience in all manners of business.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Experience
  • Operations & Management
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Growth Execution
Razvan Marinescu

$8.00/min

Memphis, TN

Advise executive on streamlining execution and turning around volume growth.

  • Growth Strategy
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Marketing Strategy
Dave Blanchard

$3.33/min

Portland, OR Metro Area

Choosing the right market target, positioning, value proposition, marketing channels and partners, communication channels, and message

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Marketing
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Product Development
Akshaya Panda

$5.00/min

Minnesota, USA

Akshaya has developed more than a hundred probiotic products for global brands and for all segments of the population starting from infants to seniors. He has developed products that maximize efficacy while maintaining a long shelf life by identifying optimal strains and quantities of bacteria, beneficial and safe non-probiotic ingredients and innovating packaging and delivery solutions that are best for the consumer.

  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Product Design & Development
  • Research & Development
  • Product Marketing
  • Brand Development
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Understand Strategic and Cultural Changes Required to Support Exponential Growth
Paige Oldham

$3.33/min

Colorado Springs, CO

In my 25+ years of executive leadership experience, I've focused on working with companies from startup to $100M+ with hockey stick growth patterns, helping them to create the infrastructure necessary to support fast growth. Every company reaches a plateau where strategy needs to change to move to the next level. I can help you identify where your company is in this pattern and the strategic changes that will move you to the next level.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Executive Coaching
  • Wellness & Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
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International Business
Akshaya Panda

$5.00/min

Minnesota, USA

Akshaya has experience working with business establishments from more than 45 countries and is familiar with the unique regulatory environments of each of these countries. He has in-depth knowledge of the criteria for classifying probiotic products as health supplements or drugs in each country and how best to register products appropriately.

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Market Validation
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Build forecast models to allow for more effective operational planning
Paige Oldham

$3.33/min

Colorado Springs, CO

I have a long track record for building forecasting and projection models based on each individual company's operations and drivers. I can help you understand where risks and opportunities exist and see the future impacts of today's decisions.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start Up Strategy
  • CFO
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Review Your Financials to Identify Potential Future Problems & Opportunities
Paige Oldham

$3.33/min

Colorado Springs, CO

Numbers tell a story. I've been gifted with the ability to interpret the story behind the numbers that alludes so many others. What opportunities can you take advantage of in your own operations to improve your bottom line? How will future changes in your industry impact your operations? How will internal changes impact your profitability? I can help you read between the lines and see the true story.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CFO
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Growth
Karl Kleinert

$5.00/min

Cleveland, OH

I have experience helping companies grow, for example internationally in Japan to expand in market penetration and share and through strategic partnerships, including onboarding new distributors and partners for OEM, MSP, and other business lines

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
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Regulatory Affairs: proactive approach, remediation
Patrice Nedelec

$3.00/min

Tampa, FL

After 20 years of direct interaction with FDA, I am ready to share best practices and dos and dont's on the subject. I haver a 0 FDA observation record and think that Regulatory Affairs should be as efficient as effective. In other words, being substantially compliant should be very cost-effective and uncomplicated.

  • Business
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Technology
  • Functional Leadership
  • Leadership & Management
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Go-to-Market Buyopsy
Chris J Snook

$8.33/min

USA and AUS

What you get with my Proactive Advisor-as-a-Service "Buyopsy": Quick Call (15min avg to determine or resolve most issues) These are meant for last-minute challenges, bounce ideas off me, introductions, idea validation, etc. Strategy & Review 1-2 hour call, meant to be used for more in-depth strategy and reviews with your agency or in-house teams. Introductions (ongoing clients only) Anytime you need introductions to service or software vendors, staffing/contract workers, investors, industry experts, just email! Monthly Data Dive (ongoing clients only) Once a month, I will look at an external agency or team reports, deep dive into Analytics, review UX challenges, and provide you a list of things to work on for that month. Weekly Learnings (ongoing clients only) I speak at events and conferences all over the world and meet people and see technology solutions or deal flow daily. I summarize everything I learned from my other projects and team members and send them to you weekly what I feel is worth your attention or awareness. 24-Hour Response Guarantee I block off sections of my calendar for this service so that you always get a guaranteed 24-hour response or meeting request accepted and stuff gets moved to accommodate your needs when an emergency brainstorm or call is needed. Want to talk and assess mutual fit over a quick call? BOOK A 15-MIN DISCOVERY CALL Specific Examples of how you can use it Below are some high-level ways you can use this offering to provide value for your business: -Internal Team Review & Support -Help evaluate internal teams' work. -Help find gaps and recommend solutions. -Support and network help to hire new talent. -Vendor/Technology/Agency Review & Management -Outside agency audit, review, analysis. -Sit in on strategy and reporting sessions. -Review technology integration partners and your current tech stack -Recommend new vendors if gaps are identified. Anytime 15 Minute "Quick" Calls -Anytime quick calls with same-day access guaranteed. -Help with daily challenges that come up or validate new internal ideas. Strategy & Brainstorming & Problem Solving Once a month intensive sessions. (1-2 hour deep dive planning/updates) -In-person or remote strategy or in-depth business review and provide action items. -Use this for anything pressing. Team review, Feeling under-fire, long-term planning, etc. -Introduction to vetted and inexpensive labor options. -Access to my investment network, partner/vendor network, channel partners etc. -Help with staffing and finding local talent. Cost Analysis & Savings -Evaluate the software you are using to see if there are cost-effective replacements. -Access to deep cost savings from relationships I have.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • B2B and B2C Marketing Strategy
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Block chain
  • Customer Experience
  • Business Software & Tools
  • Growth Hacking
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Executive Strategic Consulting
Abraham Levine

$4.00/min

Minneapolis

I help companies develop and implement strategies for scaling their business. I not only lead this development, but also mentor key personnel to be successful in this endeavor. I examine the current business situation, current goals and strategies clear or not, and develop a clear and coherent plan including plan execution. Current markets are examined along with opportunities in expanding into other markets. I led one company to open up a completely different market from the one traditionally focused upon. In doing so, led the company to win a $20 million contract, coming in from last place, and setting the stage for increased collaboration.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
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Revenue & EBITDA Growth for Middle Market Manufacturing and Value-Add Distribution
Bradley Stack

$5.00/min

St. Louis, MO

I am an operating executive with PE experience for manufacturing and distribution industries with sales and EBITDA up to $100M and $10M respectively. More than 20 years experience directing "buy and build" strategies for multi-national companies that have created shareholder value, while providing me with unique leadership and operational skills. I have particular expertise developing and implementing growth strategies that include double-digit organic sales increases driven by channel development, market segmentation, key account development, new product introduction, sales force management, and marketing leadership. Identifying, acquiring, and integrating companies that provide a strategic fit supports internal rates of return and increased valuations. PLASTIC & RUBBER MANUFACTURING 25+ years serving in C-level roles for the industry-leading manufacturer of vinyl dip molding, injection molding, plastic extrusion, foam rubber extrusion, EPDM rubber molding, thermoforming (packaging). Companies involved in sales directly to industrial OEM and end-users. Industries supplied includes automotive, aerospace, electronics, machinery, lawn & garden, HVAC, tube & pipe, consumer goods, medical, and fitness equipment. CUSTOM CUTTING TOOLS Lead the industries largest manufacturer and service provider of custom carbide and diamond tipped cutting tool and saw blades. Steered the company through the housing-driven recession emerging with revenue and EBITDA growth during industry recovery. OEM customers in metalworking and woodworking industries. Manufacturing customers in the building materials, O&G, tubing and pipe, housing and remodeling materials, and CNC machining. INDUSTRIAL MATERIAL HANDLING & STORAGE Employing two-step distribution channel to supply heavy-duty storage equipment for manufacturers, machining centers, machine shops, and metal fabricating. Selling through industrial supply companies, cutting tool distributors, and MRO distributors.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership & Management
  • Marketing
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Change Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Sales Leadership & Management
  • B2B Sales Execution
  • Start Up Strategy
  • Small Business Coaching
  • Manufacturing
  • CEO
  • COO
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Sales Leadership
Gerald Razzano

$6.70/min

Philadelphia

Gerald has managed sales teams and mentored new hires in his time at RJMetrics, DoorDash, and Jornaya. As a leader he has helped develop strategy and employ tactics for teams of high performing individual contributors.

  • Growth Strategy
  • Start Ups
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Business Software & Tools
  • Sales Leadership & Management
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Organizational Architecture and Operating Models
John Chambers

$6.00/min

Sarasota, Florida

Operating models -- organizational architecture and work flow. If your operating model is only a chart with functional boxes reporting to the leader, the day-in-the-life aspect might be absent. That feeds wasteful operations. What are the org touch points? What is the optimal sizing for your department and how are your business processes being sustained in a team setting? Organizational architecture is not simply a set of R&R’s. The art and science of your human capital is value chain flow: from data to information to knowledge -- from one competency area to another. Avoid tripping over ambiguous accountability. And prevent accountability gaps. I have developed the “People to Strategy Ladder” which captures the architectural , foundational, technical, and portfolio aspects of driving your business profitability. This is the blueprint toward organizational optimization. Some recent successes include: - Development of Digital Services Business Management Office - Comprehensive IT Organizational Architecture -- maximum flexibility scalability, and continuous knowledge transfer - Remote Workforce Management optimization - Performance assessment integration -- avoid last-minute review habits. - Digital Services and Product operating models - Cyber Security organizational architecture and operating model. Prior to our discussion, please send all questions two days in advance as we hone in on comprehensive answers for each. I will always optimize my client’s valuable time.

  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Enterprise Architecture
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Growth | startups | scale up | SMB |SME
Jason Rigolli

$5.00/min

Austin, TX

My early career was highlighted by founding, growing, and exiting two business in Montreal, Canada. From there, I enjoyed the past 10+ years consulting with startups and SMBs to drive growth, providing the tools and resources to maximize potential and drive operational excellence.

  • Business
  • Growth Strategy
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Start Up Strategy
  • Lean Start up
  • Early Stage Start ups
  • Small Business Coaching
  • Tech Start ups
  • Scaling a Start Up
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Small Business Consulting/Coaching
Carol Morgan Wirth

$5.50/min

Saint Louis

I support small business owners and leadership team through consulting and coaching services customized to fit your needs

  • Business
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Small Business Coaching
  • COO
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Global Experience and Expertise
emilio ghilardi

$6.00/min

Greater Geneva Area

During my career, I had 8 years of World-Wide, 14 years of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), and 6 years of Americas' go-to-market and P&L responsibilities. I had been HP Italy's Chairman of the Board for 4 years and the President of AMD International and Chairman of the Board of AMD China or 2 years I am the Principal of the boutique-consulting firm "Ad Majora Consulting", that I founded in August 2017 and that has been operating in the USA (CA) and in Europe (Switzerland) since then.

  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Leadership & Management
  • Sales Leadership & Management
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Business turnaround and profitable revenue growth
emilio ghilardi

$6.00/min

Greater Geneva Area

During my career, I led the design and drove the implementation of several strategic growths initiatives, including HP's EMEA Consumer PC business (from $100M to $2B+ in 4 years), AMD's revenue and GM% (25% revenue growth in 3 years) and Lenovo North America's PC business (to record ever market share in 2.5 years)

  • Growth Strategy
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Building the Covid (and Post-Covid) business
Guy Langevin

$5.00/min

Montreal, Canada

Dealing with Crisis like COVID is presenting unique challenges. Each challenges presents opportunities. Turning opportunities into success requires to muster all facets of the organisation. We will need to leverage continuing remote work and meetings, reengineer our business processes and systems, replan our space utilisation as well as the design of our manufacturing and supply chain organisation.

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Technology
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CIO
  • CFO
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Strategic Advisor - Strategic and Scenario Planning
Sonya Davies

$4.00/min

Western Australia

How Will Strategic Advisory Services Add Value To You? Sonya's experience and passion is to facilitate 'strategy to action' focusing on ‘Potential’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Progression’ through partnering with you to: - Undertake Strategic Reviews of Organisational and Board purpose/direction/positioning - Lead Learning and Organisational Development Initiatives or Reviews [program managing design to implementation/review of leadership programs] - Lead Development Planning for individuals and teams - Facilitate Design of Collaborative Partnerships - Develop Community of Practice networks for leaders and alumni - Facilitate Stakeholder Engagement Reviews - Develop Philanthropic Frameworks for scholarship and advocacy funds ​As your Strategic Advisor, Sonya will both partner with you, and challenge you, committing to be change-flexible, enable your visioning of opportunities and overcome challenges.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Personal/Professional Branding
  • Career Advice
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Small Business Coaching
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Marketing | CMO | Digital | Social | B2B | B2C
Jason Rigolli

$5.00/min

Austin, TX

Marketing strategy is a long-term, forward-looking approach and an overall game plan of any organization or any business with the fundamental goal of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage by understanding the needs and want of customers.

  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Leadership & Management
  • Marketing
  • B2B and B2C Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy & Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Content Marketing & Strategy
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • E Mail Marketing
  • Online Marketing & Lead Generation
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Advertising
  • Pay Per Click (PPC)
  • Big Data, Analytics & BI Strategies
  • CMO
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Growing analytics culture and data science organization
Upendra Belhe

$5.00/min

New York

In my all past three roles, I have been able to start small and rapidly grow the size of the data and analytics organization. I had the opportunity to mentor the new team members in Machine Learning and AI techniques. This has been crucial in setting up the organization on data driven path.

  • Business Transformation
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Data Science
  • Leadership & Management
  • Big Data, Analytics & BI Strategies
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Marketing & Growth Strategy
Kurt Uhlir

$5.00/min

Atlanta, GA, USA

Kurt Uhlir is a globally-recognized marketer, operator, and speaker. He’s built and run businesses from start-up to over $500M annual revenue, assembled teams across six continents, been part of the small team leading an IPO ($880M), and participated in dozens of acquisitions. As a dynamic and charismatic speaker on marketing and innovation, Kurt’s speaking experience includes speeches across the United States and Europe in addition to presenting at prominent industry events such as PPAI, GDC, the White House, and private company/team workshops. He advises leaders, from startup founders to private-equity backed CEOs to the President of the United States. Kurt is a popular and entertaining commentator and has appeared on national television shows and periodicals including the Wired, TechCrunch, Thrive Global, USA Today, Business 2 Community, WGN Radio, NBC, and ABC. Reach out to him for a guest on marketing, real estate, or growing American based businesses. Kurt serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Showcase IDX, which has helped real estate agents and brokers bring more than 3 million visitors to their websites in the past year. You’ll find him regularly sharing modern marketing strategies and tactical tips with agents - as well as pointing out the tools and trends to skip. Prior to working with Showcase IDX, Kurt was part of the small team that created the spatial data and navigation industry that grew NAVTEQ (now called HERE) from $85 million in revenue to $1.2 BILLION. He later joined Vitrue, one of two companies that created the social media management industry used by brands from Fortune 100 to tens of thousands of SMBs. Kurt then co-founded Sideqik, one of the first influencer marketing platforms. He is also the lead inventor of disruptive technologies in 5 industries, with 16 granted patents.

  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Executive Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal/Professional Branding
  • Life Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing
  • B2B and B2C Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy & Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Content Marketing & Strategy
  • Mobile Marketing
  • E Mail Marketing
  • Online Marketing & Lead Generation
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Influencer Marketing
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Global Business Leadeship
Patrick Schiele

$2.00/min

Houston, Texas

Case 1: Building competitiveness via taking care of the customer My first decade in GE was spent largely serving 1 client, Southern Nuclear, an electric utility in the Southeast United States. In 1997, Jack Welch rolled out the six-sigma program and I was one of the first Black Belts (a term used for process improvement experts). At that time, the average nuclear plant lost $1million / day in revenue when shut down for maintenance, not counting maintenance cost. The average duration of maintenance was 45-60 days. So, a focused effort was made to pull together as a USA team (we largely operated as independent districts at the time) and partner with customers for real cycle time improvement without risking safety or quality. As the black belt, I reached out to every project manager to solicit their participation, we reviewed the goals of our customer (cycle reduction) and the goals of the company (stay competitive). We compared scope, schedules and budgets and learned that the average duration varied from 35 to 55 days. Why? Initial feedback was that every plant was different and that drove the variance. But upon analysis and discussion, we found that every plant had common units (high pressure section, low pressure section, stop valves, control valves, etc.) and upon examining each least common denominator, we found some interesting success factors. Some teams were better trained as they had repeat maintenance crews each year, some teams had better tools that were faster and safer, some teams had fixtures that allowed for disassembly faster with less clean up. Over the next several years, teams competed in a healthy manner to employ these various methods and gradually, the average duration moved to and below the 30-day mark. This not only saved the customer money but also reduce radiation exposure to certain employees (these were nuclear plants). The progress made was not via advanced statics (although six-sigma does offer that capability). Basic tools were used comprised of communication, collaboration on common goals, process mapping and logical problem solving. The same approach can be used in financial, “back office”, technical and customer service areas. Case 2: Growing the business in a phased approach My second generation in GE was spent largely focused on downstream oil / gas integrating and operating a series of acquisitions. While the companies varied in focus from vibration monitoring, to controls solutions, to temperature / flow / pressure measurement, to non-destructive test, the challenge was similar. Very innovative companies with great technology had grown to a point and were limited by their business processes and inability to scale. Teams were very customer centric and technical astute but did not have a repeatable process to transfer knowledge that enabled quality and productivity no matter where the work was done nor by who. As the service leader, first steps were to assure safety of the team, building and delivering the proper training and tools. The next focus was on quality. As these teams were global, customers and the company deserved to have the same caliber of work performed anywhere around the world. A global technical training and mentoring program was put in place that not only build that technical foundation, but also built a reputation with the customers that enhanced the brand and enabled price. Third was a focus on business acumen. Many of the upcoming leaders were promoted for their time in service or technical skills, not business skills. Good folks, but they just didn’t know how to build a business plan, manage financial risk or assess the health of the business. But over time, with coaching and accountability, they built their operating or sales business skills to the point of achieving double digit growth year / year and a global business of +$500 million. Teams were from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and China. Today, many of those leaders can be seen in executive leadership roles running businesses of their own. Case 3: Building the talent pipeline More recently in 2014, I took at assignment with upstream oil / gas in Aberdeen, Scotland where, as part of our charter, we supported offshore oil activities along the West Coast of Africa. Upstream oil / gas has relied on expats, largely from USA or Europe, to operate offshore platforms and support bases. But a key requirement from the customer and the host country of Ghana was the utilization of local talent. This meant that local persons, who had no experience in oil field services, had to be trained on safety, quality, technical and business culture. Often, localization requirements were met in concept but not reality, by hiring 2 janitors for every 1 expat oil worker, but this does not meet the spirit of the exercise. As we built plans for the shore base (speaking to local real estate personnel, engineering contractors and government officials), we also spoke to local high schools and trade schools about the talent available and how we build a program quickly. We partnered with a local school to put a curriculum together and using expat instructors, began the training and certification program while civil construction began (civil works were done by local personnel). Standards in safety, quality, work processes were different, and it took effective communication, collaboration and goal setting with local community leaders to reach a common approach that maintained high standards without causing any negative messaging. Gradually, local persons were hired and over time they transitioned from the minority of employees to the majority until all the persons including the shore base manager are local Ghanaian citizens. This is great for the country and local community, as it is building economic growth. It is great for the company, as local persons are more cost effective than expats on premiums. And it is great for the customer, as these persons have more longevity and continuity for consistent work overtime.

  • Business
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Digital Workplace Programs
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Functional Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership & Management
  • Mentoring
  • B2B and B2C Marketing Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Change Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Operations & Management
  • Project Management
  • Sales Leadership & Management
  • Lean Start up
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  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Energy
  • COO
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Strategic & Business Management
Christian Blanco

$2.50/min

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

I am a value builder system certified advisor. The Value Builder System™ is a scientifi c methodology proven to increase the value of your business. After analyzing over 40,000 businesses, the average Value Builder Score is 59 out of a possible 100. If we look at the acquisition off ers these businesses have received, the average off er is 3.5 times pre-tax profi t. The Value Builder users who have improved their score to 90 or greater – by following the system – are receiving off ers of 7.1 times pretax profi t on average.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Customer Service
  • Mentoring
  • Management Consulting
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Process Improvement
Cathy DeLucia

$5.00/min

Tampa, FL

I examine current processes and thinking, apply outside of the box ideas and solutions, test for application and present data. As a consultant, I have the advantage of not being tied to the organization, therefore, the ability to question the way processes have always been accomplished and present options not previously considered.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership & Management
  • Customer Experience
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Advisory Board Member
Mahendra Thanai

$7.00/min

Mumbai

I am available as an Advisory Board Member for several organizations at various stages of development. I work closely with the CEO and C-Suite executives to strategize, innovate and develop the appropriate focus & next steps. I act as an Advisor and Mentor for Leadership teams coaching them through important decisions. I proactively identifying and anticipate problems, challenges, and opportunities to ensure a smooth execution.

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
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Strategic Planning & Execution
Mahendra Thanai

$7.00/min

Mumbai

I have particular expertise developing and implementing growth strategies that include double-digit organic sales increases driven by channel development, market segmentation, key account development, new product introduction, sales force management, and marketing leadership. Identifying, acquiring, and integrating companies that provide a strategic fit supports internal rates of return and increased valuations. Senior Consultant & Council Member : Mitsubishi Material Corporation - Japan, Gerson Lehrman Group - USA, Insight Alpha - Singapore, GlobalWonks - USA, Strat Lancer - India

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership & Management
  • Customer Experience
  • Risk Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Operations & Management
  • Sales Leadership & Management
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • CXO Corner
  • CEO
  • COO
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Process Improvement
Natalie Parks

$4.00/min

St. Louis

Organizational effectiveness largely relies on how well processes work within the system. Consultation and coaching services focus on providing leaders with the tools necessary to evaluate current processes and improve them so that all systems are working as efficiently as possible.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Operations & Management
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Diversity & Inclusion
Natalie Parks

$4.00/min

St. Louis

Research indicates that diverse work forces outperform homogeneous ones by up to 30%. Additionally, employees perform better when they feel they are valued and belong. All too often, organizations focus on diversifying their workforce, but fail to ensure each new employee is welcomed into the team as part of the whole. Inclusive cultures value all employees and leverage differences as strengths. Consultation and training use the science of behavior to identify key behaviors that can create inclusive workplaces that accelerate employee performance, increase retention, and drive growth.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Leadership
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Performance Improvement
stephen cornes

$8.33/min

London

Whether you are new to role, have been promoted or have inherited a new team, at the forefront of your mind is the performance of the team. You may have an exceptionally small team or it may be a global workforce, either way, you need to make your mark and demonstrate your ability to drive results in a positive and sustainable way. Build a clear team ethos and operating rhythm takes time and the earlier you engage in clear strategy to do this, the quicker the results start to roll in. I have worked with organisations from the US, across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Japan to enhance their team capability and build outstanding team results through their leader. There is no greater risk to any business than a dysfunctional team so get on board early and ensure success is a key component of what you deliver.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal/Professional Branding
  • Networking
  • Body Language
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • CHRO
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Growth Leadership
Jay Milligan

$5.00/min

Houston

Proven leader across all business functions with a high proficiency in growth strategies, operational efficiency, mergers and acquisitions. At Resources Global Professionals, spearheaded 500% growth from $31 million to $200 million in 4 years leading 14 offices across the Southeast and Southwest regions of this publicly traded professional services firm. He led all sales personnel (75 total) across the Southeast and Southwest regions as part of a 1,000 employee organization. He also developed and led the sales organization across Asia, opening new markets while living in Hong Kong for approximately 2 years. Additionally, he was sent across the globe to train the sales organizations in North America, Europe and Asia. This training was focused on B2B consultative selling and value positioning. Developed an extensive business plan and go-to-market strategy for start-up operations in the US for a global SaaS based, AI, corporate performance management platform. This included building teams across multiple offices, hiring and building out a sales team and go-to-market strategy, financial management, marketing platform, product development and customer and account servicing. Achieved 135% of target revenue growth in first 9 months. Secured and closed total contract value (TCV) in excess of $5 million. Targets for 2019 were TCV of $17 million, representing a 300+% year over year growth rate. He had responsibilities for all sales and marketing, a team of 9.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • B2B and B2C Marketing Strategy
  • Start Ups
  • Big Data, Analytics & BI Strategies
  • Customer Experience
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Sales Leadership & Management
  • B2B Sales Execution
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • SaaS
  • CXO Corner
  • CEO
  • COO
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New Venture Acceleration
Mike Kyriacou

$4.00/min

San Francisco Bay Area and Australia

Successful founder. Advisor to several Venture Capital funds and Accelerators in Silicon Valley, Europe and Australia. Expert-in-Residence (Product and Business Model) at San Francisco AI Fund. Advisory board of Santa Clara University Business School (Silicon Valley). UC Berkeley Industry Fellow (Applied AI) at Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Product Design & Development
  • Mentoring
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Lean Start up
  • Early Stage Start ups
  • Tech Start ups
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Scaling a Start Up
  • CPO
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Corporate Innovation
Mike Kyriacou

$4.00/min

San Francisco Bay Area and Australia

Expert leading high technology teams through ideation, business case, problem solution fit, product market fit, scenario planning, venture funding, finding a robust business model and Go-to-Market to expand operations at scale.

  • Business
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Product Design & Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Big Data, Analytics & BI Strategies
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • CPO
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Product Strategy
Mike Kyriacou

$4.00/min

San Francisco Bay Area and Australia

Successful track record building and advising technology-based product companies around the world. Full treatment of product from design thinking through to scaling the product roll-out.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Technology
  • Product Design & Development
  • IT Strategy
  • Digital & Emerging Tech
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Distribution Transformation
Craig Simms

$3.75/min

Connecticut

Especially in the age of COVID-19, businesses need to be able to conduct sales, service and ongoing communication virtually. This is no longer a "nice to have." My team and I built an agent and direct to consumer digital capability from scratch. This impacted the entire organization. The buy-in from vertical business center owners was critical to ensure a seamless customer experience throughout the journey.

  • Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • User Experience (UI/UX)
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
  • CMO
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Leadership & Executive Coaching and Consulting
Stephen Murphy

$3.00/min

Atlanta

Executive consulting experience specializing in Leadership & Executive coaching, Lean Systems, Six Sigma, Agile business, with a focus on practical application of proven methods to drive out cost and non-value adding activities at the same time improving quality, customer service as measured by the customers and increased business success. Worked with startups, small and large businesses, successfully achieving greater performance and business success. Manage projects and relations with all clients ensuring client satisfaction, correct resource allocation, project focus, and committed project timeframes. Provide Senior level consulting on all projects, facilitate the use of all tools and ideas to ensure the best information and options are presented to the clients

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Executive Coaching
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Operations Strategist
Jay Milligan

$5.00/min

Houston

Working jointly with a $140 million National Real Estate Title Insurance Underwriter and their Private Equity investor, responsibilities included developing the planning and execution of the strategies of the holding company to meet near term and long-term organizational objectives. This included M&A, strategic partnerships, top line growth and sales and marketing. • Captured fast growth in customer satisfaction scores with YoY revenue upturn of 19% by building a comprehensive customer experience program. Leveraged lead generation, pipeline management tools, customer journey touch points, training, customer survey and loyalty data. Phase 2 roll-out across national platform completed in Q4 2017 with YOY revenues in excess of $40 million. Headed 2000+ user CRM platform implementation and adoption initiative while successfully developing and testing predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to provide additional insights. Spearheaded 500% growth leading 14 offices across the Southeast and Southwest regions from $31M annual revenues to $200M to become the second largest region. Retained to expand and improve global performance. Relocated overseas to open, build and execute Asian market strategy. Participated in Deloitte management spinoff and initial public offering [IPO]. Implemented new data management structure to enable monthly standardized management reporting, identification of key performance indicators, territory management and strategic accounts program.

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Functional Leadership
  • B2B and B2C Marketing Strategy
  • Big Data, Analytics & BI Strategies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Organizational Leadership
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Sales growth | sales strategy | sales operations | sales process | sales training
Jason Rigolli

$5.00/min

Austin, TX

Provide strategies to maximize scale and profitability. Leverage a people-first approach to navigate through challenging and complex business situations, exceeding expectations by providing the tools and resources to maximize potential and drive operational excellence. Accomplishments: • Accelerated revenue expansion 500%, contributing 75% and 90% of total company growth. • Delivered and closed critical business deals for short and long-term revenue; cultivated strategic partnerships within the industry to build and grow key client accounts. • Revitalized processes, procedures and policies including sales and marketing process; requirements analysis process; program development process, and project delivery process. • Leveraged expert relationship building and communication to foster trust at all levels; mobilized local team strengths and collaboration while working on cross-functional teams internationally.

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Management Consulting
  • Sales Leadership & Management
  • Consumer & Online Sales
  • B2B Sales Execution
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Leadership Development
Elise Nobileau Forget

$3.50/min

Montreal

Effective leadership is based on a multiple set of skills that lead to high performance from the executive team and employees across the entire business. Its essential ingredients are trust which then leads to effective a defined mission with matching values, a vision, sound strategic planning, a consistent communication strategy, developing KPIs, following and publishing its metrics, implementing performance management systems, increasing safety, and ultimately influencing followers to perform in ways that advance the mission of the company. Coaching services focus on providing the training, brainstorming, consulting and accountability necessary to advance leaders to the next level helping them to: • Create space for strategic thinking • Delegate to their team more effectively • Improve their team and company engagement • Sustain high performance in their teams • Work in a more Agile way • Improve their time management • Enhance their communication skills for greater influence and impact • Find how they can overcome the ways they sabotage themselves • Improve trust within their team • Identify roadblocks and how to surmount them • Identify outcomes that are detrimental to their professional success

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Growth Strategy
  • User Experience (UI/UX)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Productivity Coaching
  • Start Ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Digital & Emerging Tech
  • VC, Funding & Crowd Funding
  • Lean Start up
  • Early Stage Start ups
  • Tech Start ups
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Telecom
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • E Commerce
  • SaaS
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Team Building
Amanda Carrothers

$3.33/min

Denver

Build a process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation.

  • Business
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Transformation
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Functional Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Leadership
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Strategy
Tom DiGiovanni

$9.00/min

Global (Based in Washington, DC)

Individuals and Groups | Corporate | Non-Profit

  • Business
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Global Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Innovation
  • Leadership & Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
  • Management Consulting