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Jenna Carpenter - Freelance Drawing & Fantasy Art
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I am a person looking to exercise my artistic talents with a company that encourages creativity. I have been an extremely talented self taught artist since I was roughly 7 years old. I have always been encouraged by anyone who has seen my drawing that I am more detailed as well as talented than other artists that they have seen. I create pencil drawing of everything from people to dolphins to dragons, warier princesses, nature, animals, jewelry, logos, and buildings. I love to draw. In the years that I have been drawing I have taught myself that the more detail oriented my drawings are the more realistic they look. I tend to be picky in what I do and come to love what I create, and sometimes amaze myself. So, I guess you can say I am a very detailed person. I am also able to handle things under pressure as well as meet deadlines.
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Johnny Allison - Freelance Art, Illustration, Drawing, & Painting
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I am a young aspiring artist attending a art-school in pretoria, south africa I am willing to work hard on briefs and do my best to keep my clients happy I specialise in design, painting and illustration please contact me anytime !!!
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Tammy Raie Eledge - Freelance Admin Support & Data Entry
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Computer and Information Systems Guru Administrative Intranets, Software Engineering, Software Implementation Assisted Information and Reporting Oracle Software Development Team Thorough knowledge and effective execution of state of the art Internet systems technology 15 years experience in Software Development and Implementation Assisted in clean up efforts, ultimately leading to the successful conversion of thousands of installed base records Configuration Management Specialist Track record of matrix-managing cross-functional teams that collaborate as a focused unit to achieve aggressive business goals. Particularly effective directing the evolution of technical and non-technical solutions from concept through implementation, constantly managing the needs of the customer, the teams, and the projects. Professional Experience The New Place Manager, Bartender, Waitress, Cook Cloud 10, West at Home, Live Ops At Home Customer Service Representative taking Inbound Customer Service, Technical Support Calls, Assisting customers with their accounts. Progressive Sheet Metal – Seward Nebraska Hired for Assembly Production – Assembly of JEM Radios for Union Pacific Railroad Don’s Bar – David City Nebraska Hired for Bartender / Waitress, Engaged in Managerial Responsibilities that included Scheduling, Time Card Processing General Dynamics – Lincoln Nebraska Hired to plan and conduct engagements to meet client and corporate needs. Verifiable track record of success providing project / process leadership to varied groups including engineers, corporate CEO’s, purchasing department, and implementation team. Contributions include development of business requirements, management and direction of design and development of Oracle v. 11, rollout and installation supervision, data mapping and conversion, acceptance testing, end-user testing, and documentation. Celebrity Services – Assignment General Dynamics See responsibilities under General Dynamics above Business Security Software Services Inc. - Contracted through State of Nebraska Health and Human Services - Lincoln Nebraska Administrative Technical Assistant Duties Hired to perform management reporting for MMIS system, HIPAA and Medicaid, Internet Research, Access Databases, Excel Worksheets, Preparing Correspondence, Mail Delivery, Scheduling Meetings in Lotus Notes, Sending out New Hire Messages and Preparing Training Materials, Implemented a Checkout System for all Library Materials, Technical Administrative Assistant to approx 80 employees including Management, Production, and Technical Teams. Prepared Timesheets for Payment Managed all Office Inventory, ordering and maintenance. Processing of Managed Care Documents for the Nebraska Medicaid System. Celebrity Services - Nebraska Game and Parks Commission - Secretary at Nebraska Game and Parks Wildlife Division – Lincoln Nebraska Hired to perform data entry, issuing of permits, answer incoming calls, make outgoing calls, processes purchase requisitions, created and processed surveys and mailings, processed time sheets and employee entry, processed vehicle logs and expense reports, managed captive wildlife permits, managed all hunting data. General knowledge of wildlife procedures were needed for this position. Data Entry from Home - Data Entry and Mailings of Hunter Success Surveys (3909 surveys) and Fur Harvest Surveys (783) Technical Knowledge Hardware – Intel Based Systems, UNIX, Digital Imaging Devices, Telecommunications, Local Area Networks Software – Operating Systems, Database / Spreadsheet, Microsoft Office Products, File Manipulations, E-mail Editors, Word Processors, Directory Manipulations, Multimedia Digital Imaging,
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Megha Delavan - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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Summary • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing. • Highly analytical thinker with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex grammatical issues • Computer-literate performer with extensive software proficiency covering wide variety of business and professional applications and operating systems. • Established aptitude for collaborating with, inspiriting, coaching and training colleagues and taking self-started initiative. • Results-driven achiever and innovative problem solver with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation. • Passionate, knowledge-hungry learner, eager to meet challenges and quickly assimilate new concepts. • Type 60 WPM • Proven record of building and effectively maintaining relationships with other members of organization, external vendors, and clients alike. Education Masters Degree in Education Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ Concentration in secondary education with 3.8 GPA In Progress B.A. Degree in History Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ Concentrations American, European and African history and government. Graduated with 3.0 GPA 2009 Career History & Accomplishments Freelance Writer and Editor, Various Companies • Writing original web content, web logs, and print articles for a magazine in progress • Editing academic papers and articles for content, style, syntax, citation and grammatical errors as requested
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Alexandra Becker - Freelance German Translation & Magazine Design
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I am 35, lived in america 22 years. Born in Saarbrücken Germany. My Papa and Mutti 2, along with my uncle, aunts, cousins and Opa still live in Germany. I am still very close to my family overseas and have visited them often along with my 2 children. Due to a Disabling Disease I can no longer travel. Amen for skype. My mother and brothers, also German, live here. We moved here when my Mother married my Daddy, an american. I still speak, read and write German fluently with a couple of hick-ups. So I try to keep up with my Roots. This would be a great opportunity to do that and have a feeling of being somewhat worthy, since I can no longer work.
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Antar Irvin - Freelance 3D Animation & Animation
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ANTAR T. IRVIN irvinantar@hotmail.com EDUCATION Academy of Art University B.F.A. in Animation EXPERIENCE Management * Making bi-weekly clothing moves utilizing our sale information. * Checking emails periodically for any shifts in Company demands or policies. * Managing a staff of 8 employees and giving them their daily tasks and assignments. * Maintaining an organized sales floor no matter the situation. * making "on the spot" decisions on what needs to happen in difficult events/situations. * Completing payroll for everyone in the dept. * Overseeing maintenance projects and cleaning crews Graphic Design * Created and designed all the cover art for UltraWorld X-tet’s Moon and Legend album Animation * Created animation for Take Too Long, a computer animated short film about victims from Hurricane Katrina. Produced by FearNot Films. * Performed all animation for Angolan Hip-Hop performer Keita Mayanda’s music video, Musica Pro Sol Que Nasce. * Assembled principle animation for a soon to be created studio house on behalf of FearNot Films KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES * Experience in managing a team and dealing in fast deadlines. * Animation Software (Maya, Final Cut Pro, AfterEffects, Flash, Adobe Photoshop) * Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook) * Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills * Ability to work with diverse groups in a busy environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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Kelly Marshall - Freelance Graphic Design & Writing
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I have always been a writer. I believe I was probably born as a writer. Upon graduating from high school and being discouraged into pursuing a degree in writing by a family member to due the job market at the time, I pursued a degree in Graphic Design. Love for writing never faded. Now I write freelance as well as still working in my degree field of Graphic Design.
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Yves Armand - Freelance Business Development & Business Management
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Yves P. Armand, B. Comm SUMMARY PAGE PROFILE Experience in all fields of the IT service industry ranging from management consulting on strategic initiatives to client management activities including client prospecting and closing, elaboration of solutions as well as presentation of service offerings. A unique blend of field experience in process and organizational optimisation, operations and administration of IT services combined with exceptional communication, negotiation and leadership skills added to significant achievements in business development make Mr Armand a valuable asset to any IT service organization. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS HCL America Expansion of the company’s footprint in several client business areas. Negotiate renewal of outsourcing agreements. Work with cross-geographical teams in proving quality consulting and development services. CGI Renewal and expansion of new business in the company’s financial services sector to the tune of several million dollars. Create and manage the operations of a remote development center for Mainframe application systems development that required the hiring of over 20 resources in a short timeframe. Provide human resource and administrative support for a team of 40 professionals. Act as staffing manager for a large scale development project in the banking industry. DMR Consulting Definition of national marketing strategies for IT services in the EAI space. Opportunity management and solutions definition for several national and international accounts. Management of local, and national business alliances to develop new markets, share information and close new business. Conduct of an audit of all European operations for DMR Consulting. Select, evaluate, negotiate the acquisition and implement an international practice management system in DMR’s 24 worldwide offices. Conduct several strategic audits and feasibility studies for various clients. R3D Consulting Review of a large scale document management system for the SOQUIJ, a legal services provincial agency. Led a restructure of all IT positions for Standard Life. CABS INC. Management of the Chicago branch office including: personnel management, financial administration, product development as well as marketing activities. Via Rail Canada Management of the daily operations of the railway’s national reservation system. Administer a yearly operating budget of 5MM. Monitor and report on contractual agreements with system’s main suppliers. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS SECTORS OF INDUSTRY: Financials services, IT professional services, IT Software services, Transportation, Distribution AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Client and account management, Management consulting, Change management, Personnel administration, Operations management, Program management, Project management, Contract management, Coaching and training EDUCATION AND TRAINING: B. Comm, McGill University, formal project management training, formal marketing training, formal methodology training, formal presentations training LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE: Fluent in French, English, Italian, basic knowledge of Spanish SOFTWARE SKILLS: Ms Office suite PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HCL AMERICA Account Management and Business Development 2010- 2012 For HCL, an India based international provider of offshore outsourcing services, assist in the presentation and dissemination of strategic information related to new products and services for the airline industry mainly to the Air Canada group of companies. Duties are to expand the HCL footprint outside the regular realm of the IT services division and expand into various other business areas of the airline such as sales, operations, marketing, procurement and HR. Administration and coordination of multi-geographic teams in delivering services in accordance with contractual service level agreements as well as follow upon regular account management administrative duties. SINAPSE STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS Business Development 2010 Called upon to assist in the expansion of the company’s newly opened Montreal office by taking an active part in seeking new client and business opportunities, especially in the private sector. Conducted typical account management activities mainly in the prospecting and qualifying of new accounts and business partners. Participated in the publication of several business proposals to various potential new customers. SOQUIJ – Société Québécoise d’Information Juridique Management Consulting 2009 As a freelance consultant, conducted a complete review of the company’s operations with emphasis on evaluating new computer based systems under construction, potential re-organisation and restructuring of departments. Resulted in a series of recommendations in terms of system priorities, realignment of responsibilities and action plan for future IT endeavours. All the recommendations presented to senior management were accepted and subsequently implemented by the client’s organization. CGI INC. Business Relationship Management and Operations Management 2004-2009 As a Director of Consulting-Services, duties were to promote the products and services of CGI to a targeted and well defined clientele in the financial services sector (insurance and investment). Responsible for renewing and expanding business relationships with clients that had been, for various reasons, dormant or neglected for an unacceptable period of time. • Tangible benefits of these interventions were the generation of a very respectable level of business and orders as well as the renewal of regular and frequent business contacts. Also acted as staffing manager for a large scale development project at the National Bank of Canada. Subsequently assigned to the CGI Greater Boston Office for one year in order to develop strategic accounts in the insurance and investment sectors especially with the Liberty Mutual group of companies. Assumed the role of Director Consulting Services with principal responsibilities being to lead and manage the remote development center as it provide services to target CGI clients (mostly Desjardins and the Government of Quebec) operating in various Mainframe technology environments. Lastly, in a role of Director, Program Management, accountable for the financial viability of the sector by assuring an optimal assignment of projects and tasks to members of the sector. Responsible for hiring new members as well as providing adequate support for annual and post-project statutory evaluations as part of career management roles and responsibilities. R3D INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Business Development and Management Consulting 2003-2004 Responsible for expanding the client base by promoting the professional services of R3D to perspective clients. This client prospecting was not limited to any industry sector. • Results were additional revenue of over half a million dollars and opened new opportunities for the firm. Conducted a strategic review of a large scale documentation management system for SOQUIJ, a Provincial government organisation dealing with publication of jurisprudence information. This audit consisted in evaluating and comparing the systems and procedures used by the company and to recommend a series of actions to bring it in line with its charter which resulted in the firm retaining its leadership position in its market. Project leader for the revision and restructuring of all IT positions for the Standard Life insurance company. The final result was the implementation of a new and improved organisational matrix linked to the IT market as well as new career management orientations. DMR CONSULTING Business Development and Relationship Management 1996-2002 My experience in strategic management consulting, in project management as well as in operations of large scale IT systems added to exceptional leadership and communication skills assisted DMR in positioning itself as a world leader of e-business and emerging technology services. In carrying out the duties of National Director, I accomplished the following: • Conducted a total review and audit of the five (5) operating entities of DMR Europe. This audit included the elaboration of several operational and organisational recommendations in preparation for the upcoming implementation of an administration and billing pan-European system. • Articulated and formulated client strategies, represent the firm in trade shows and conferences and provided DMR offices with proactive sales support in their respective business development initiatives; • In concert with global and local EAI middleware provider partners (Vitria, IBI, Software AG, Versata), formulated joint marketing and sales activities, developed new markets, shared marketing information, conducted regular account reviews and finally measured tangible results; • Articulated and updated marketing strategies aimed at positioning DMR as a leader in selected services. This included service launch initiatives, event planning and corporate communications; • Conducted regular activities linked to marketing and business development such as: opportunity evaluations, definition of solutions and business proposals (solicited and unsolicited); • Coordinated the marketing aspects of promoting the firm’s four (4) remote development centers to DMR’s US and international offices; • Managed several large scale business proposal teams aimed at responding to official RFP’s in the geomatics and land management sector especially in the Latin American market. • Managed the sales and marketing of DMR’s Y2K professional services for the period 1996 to 1999. These services generated substantial revenue for the firm over the period. Of interest, was the management of an international alliance between DMR and SNC-Lavalin (an international engineering services firm) that established DMR as a leading-edge provider of Y2K services. CABS INC. Operations Management 1995-1996 Director of operations for the Chicago office. CABS was a provider of practice management systems for professional services firm such as: law firms, accounting firms, engineering and IT services firms. • Prospecting of new clients, conduct of sales presentations, establishment of sales objectives for the branch office and provide administrative duties in terms of personnel management for a support staff of over 10 professionals. o Sales revenue ended up being increased by an order of magnitude. • Participated in the development and release of new software products in concert with the teams responsible for North American product development in the Sydney, Australia head office. DMR CONSULTING Management consulting 1989-1995 • Definition of a complete process and data architecture aimed at providing Air Canada affiliated travel agents with access to various products and manage their commission levels. This program, entitled ICP, was subsequently used at Air Canada for a long period of time. • Project Manager charged for orchestrating the user requirements detailed study, the functional and technical analysis and finally the business process priorities for a multi-national practice management system. During this lengthy period, I accomplished the following: o Recommended the technical and organisational architecture required for the implementation of the new office management and client billing system; o Led a prototype project and confirmed both architectures and evaluated modifications to the package and the internal systems supporting the new system; o Negotiated an enterprise-wide licensing agreement in view of the acquisition of an integrated practice management package following an extensive functional and technical review analysis; o Coordinated all the activities related to the implementation of the new system by first conducting a pilot implementation followed by the final deployment of the system in 24 offices (Canada, United States, Australia, New-Zealand) over an 18 month period. • Conducted a complex and multi-disciplinary feasibility study aimed at evaluating the requirements, the costs and the benefits of a new raw material transport system from Alcan’s harbour facilities to its smelting operations in the Saguenay region. • Led a team in the conduct of an audit at the Centre Hospitalier d’Youville, an Eastern Townships chronic care hospital’s administrative, medical and pharmaceutical systems in preparation for a legal recourse against the original system provider. This audit was to be considered an exhibit in court. • Provided Hydro-Quebec with expertise in the selection of a credit collection package that was to be integrated with the company’s client billing system. • As part of the “Réservations-Québec” consortium made up of DMR, Tandem computers, Desjardins and the Quebec Minister of Tourism, I was instrumental in the organisational architecture of the system and worked in the production of several feasibility studies (technical, marketing, clientele…) as the de-facto expert in reservation systems. VIA RAIL CANADA Operations Management 1986 - 1989 As the manager in charge of daily operations of the reservation system, which at that time was the third biggest in Canada, I worked on the following projects: • Negotiation of a 22 million dollar contract extension with the main provider of the reservation system (Air Canada followed by the Gemini Group). • Coordination of the replacement of all peripherals (screens and printers) of the reservation system in over 95 Canadian cities and locations for a total cost of 2 million dollars; • Definition and implementation of strategic objectives and system requirements for improving the efficiency and functionality of the system, with emphasis on pricing algorithms; • Participation in various feasibility studies and organisational reviews aimed at rationalising manual and redundant functions and launching new services; • Maintenance of a parallel training and testing environment in line with release of new functionality; • Coordinating the acceptance of VIA Rail within the IATA group as a surface carrier thereby expanding access to new world-wide audience; • Administration of the yearly budgets fixed by the treasury: 5 million in operating costs, 6 million in telecommunication and related costs, 8 million in system improvements for the period 1986 to 1992; • Official representative of the marketing department in the reservation system replacement project targeted for 1992. These functions included preparation of RFP’s, evaluation of responses and contribute to final selection process. Project Management 1983 - 1986 Acted as project manager for several large scale project developments, mainly: • Managed feasibility studies, preliminary analysis, functional and technical specifications, design and development of a series of initiatives aimed at measuring revenue by train service, measuring actual passenger ridership by service and tracking rolling stock on a geographical scale; • Plan, organise and control all aspects of system development projects (human resource management, task distribution, budget and quality control, scheduling milestones and ensuring effective user participation) Yves P. Armand, B. Comm 402-1460 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1B8 Yves_armand@yahoo.ca Tel: 514-926-2516 SUMMARY PAGE PROFILE Experience in all fields of the IT service industry ranging from management consulting on strategic initiatives to client management activities including client prospecting and closing, elaboration of solutions as well as presentation of service offerings. A unique blend of field experience in process and organizational optimisation, operations and administration of IT services combined with exceptional communication, negotiation and leadership skills added to significant achievements in business development make Mr Armand a valuable asset to any IT service organization. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS HCL America Expansion of the company’s footprint in several client business areas. Negotiate renewal of outsourcing agreements. Work with cross-geographical teams in proving quality consulting and development services. CGI Renewal and expansion of new business in the company’s financial services sector to the tune of several million dollars. Create and manage the operations of a remote development center for Mainframe application systems development that required the hiring of over 20 resources in a short timeframe. Provide human resource and administrative support for a team of 40 professionals. Act as staffing manager for a large scale development project in the banking industry. DMR Consulting Definition of national marketing strategies for IT services in the EAI space. Opportunity management and solutions definition for several national and international accounts. Management of local, and national business alliances to develop new markets, share information and close new business. Conduct of an audit of all European operations for DMR Consulting. Select, evaluate, negotiate the acquisition and implement an international practice management system in DMR’s 24 worldwide offices. Conduct several strategic audits and feasibility studies for various clients. R3D Consulting Review of a large scale document management system for the SOQUIJ, a legal services provincial agency. Led a restructure of all IT positions for Standard Life. CABS INC. Management of the Chicago branch office including: personnel management, financial administration, product development as well as marketing activities. Via Rail Canada Management of the daily operations of the railway’s national reservation system. Administer a yearly operating budget of 5MM. Monitor and report on contractual agreements with system’s main suppliers. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS SECTORS OF INDUSTRY: Financials services, IT professional services, IT Software services, Transportation, Distribution AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Client and account management, Management consulting, Change management, Personnel administration, Operations management, Program management, Project management, Contract management, Coaching and training EDUCATION AND TRAINING: B. Comm, McGill University, formal project management training, formal marketing training, formal methodology training, formal presentations training LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE: Fluent in French, English, Italian, basic knowledge of Spanish SOFTWARE SKILLS: Ms Office suite PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HCL AMERICA Account Management and Business Development 2010- 2012 For HCL, an India based international provider of offshore outsourcing services, assist in the presentation and dissemination of strategic information related to new products and services for the airline industry mainly to the Air Canada group of companies. Duties are to expand the HCL footprint outside the regular realm of the IT services division and expand into various other business areas of the airline such as sales, operations, marketing, procurement and HR. Administration and coordination of multi-geographic teams in delivering services in accordance with contractual service level agreements as well as follow upon regular account management administrative duties. SINAPSE STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS Business Development 2010 Called upon to assist in the expansion of the company’s newly opened Montreal office by taking an active part in seeking new client and business opportunities, especially in the private sector. Conducted typical account management activities mainly in the prospecting and qualifying of new accounts and business partners. Participated in the publication of several business proposals to various potential new customers. SOQUIJ – Société Québécoise d’Information Juridique Management Consulting 2009 As a freelance consultant, conducted a complete review of the company’s operations with emphasis on evaluating new computer based systems under construction, potential re-organisation and restructuring of departments. Resulted in a series of recommendations in terms of system priorities, realignment of responsibilities and action plan for future IT endeavours. All the recommendations presented to senior management were accepted and subsequently implemented by the client’s organization. CGI INC. Business Relationship Management and Operations Management 2004-2009 As a Director of Consulting-Services, duties were to promote the products and services of CGI to a targeted and well defined clientele in the financial services sector (insurance and investment). Responsible for renewing and expanding business relationships with clients that had been, for various reasons, dormant or neglected for an unacceptable period of time. • Tangible benefits of these interventions were the generation of a very respectable level of business and orders as well as the renewal of regular and frequent business contacts. Also acted as staffing manager for a large scale development project at the National Bank of Canada. Subsequently assigned to the CGI Greater Boston Office for one year in order to develop strategic accounts in the insurance and investment sectors especially with the Liberty Mutual group of companies. Assumed the role of Director Consulting Services with principal responsibilities being to lead and manage the remote development center as it provide services to target CGI clients (mostly Desjardins and the Government of Quebec) operating in various Mainframe technology environments. Lastly, in a role of Director, Program Management, accountable for the financial viability of the sector by assuring an optimal assignment of projects and tasks to members of the sector. Responsible for hiring new members as well as providing adequate support for annual and post-project statutory evaluations as part of career management roles and responsibilities. R3D INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Business Development and Management Consulting 2003-2004 Responsible for expanding the client base by promoting the professional services of R3D to perspective clients. This client prospecting was not limited to any industry sector. • Results were additional revenue of over half a million dollars and opened new opportunities for the firm. Conducted a strategic review of a large scale documentation management system for SOQUIJ, a Provincial government organisation dealing with publication of jurisprudence information. This audit consisted in evaluating and comparing the systems and procedures used by the company and to recommend a series of actions to bring it in line with its charter which resulted in the firm retaining its leadership position in its market. Project leader for the revision and restructuring of all IT positions for the Standard Life insurance company. The final result was the implementation of a new and improved organisational matrix linked to the IT market as well as new career management orientations. DMR CONSULTING Business Development and Relationship Management 1996-2002 My experience in strategic management consulting, in project management as well as in operations of large scale IT systems added to exceptional leadership and communication skills assisted DMR in positioning itself as a world leader of e-business and emerging technology services. In carrying out the duties of National Director, I accomplished the following: • Conducted a total review and audit of the five (5) operating entities of DMR Europe. This audit included the elaboration of several operational and organisational recommendations in preparation for the upcoming implementation of an administration and billing pan-European system. • Articulated and formulated client strategies, represent the firm in trade shows and conferences and provided DMR offices with proactive sales support in their respective business development initiatives; • In concert with global and local EAI middleware provider partners (Vitria, IBI, Software AG, Versata), formulated joint marketing and sales activities, developed new markets, shared marketing information, conducted regular account reviews and finally measured tangible results; • Articulated and updated marketing strategies aimed at positioning DMR as a leader in selected services. This included service launch initiatives, event planning and corporate communications; • Conducted regular activities linked to marketing and business development such as: opportunity evaluations, definition of solutions and business proposals (solicited and unsolicited); • Coordinated the marketing aspects of promoting the firm’s four (4) remote development centers to DMR’s US and international offices; • Managed several large scale business proposal teams aimed at responding to official RFP’s in the geomatics and land management sector especially in the Latin American market. • Managed the sales and marketing of DMR’s Y2K professional services for the period 1996 to 1999. These services generated substantial revenue for the firm over the period. Of interest, was the management of an international alliance between DMR and SNC-Lavalin (an international engineering services firm) that established DMR as a leading-edge provider of Y2K services. CABS INC. Operations Management 1995-1996 Director of operations for the Chicago office. CABS was a provider of practice management systems for professional services firm such as: law firms, accounting firms, engineering and IT services firms. • Prospecting of new clients, conduct of sales presentations, establishment of sales objectives for the branch office and provide administrative duties in terms of personnel management for a support staff of over 10 professionals. o Sales revenue ended up being increased by an order of magnitude. • Participated in the development and release of new software products in concert with the teams responsible for North American product development in the Sydney, Australia head office. DMR CONSULTING Management consulting 1989-1995 • Definition of a complete process and data architecture aimed at providing Air Canada affiliated travel agents with access to various products and manage their commission levels. This program, entitled ICP, was subsequently used at Air Canada for a long period of time. • Project Manager charged for orchestrating the user requirements detailed study, the functional and technical analysis and finally the business process priorities for a multi-national practice management system. During this lengthy period, I accomplished the following: o Recommended the technical and organisational architecture required for the implementation of the new office management and client billing system; o Led a prototype project and confirmed both architectures and evaluated modifications to the package and the internal systems supporting the new system; o Negotiated an enterprise-wide licensing agreement in view of the acquisition of an integrated practice management package following an extensive functional and technical review analysis; o Coordinated all the activities related to the implementation of the new system by first conducting a pilot implementation followed by the final deployment of the system in 24 offices (Canada, United States, Australia, New-Zealand) over an 18 month period. • Conducted a complex and multi-disciplinary feasibility study aimed at evaluating the requirements, the costs and the benefits of a new raw material transport system from Alcan’s harbour facilities to its smelting operations in the Saguenay region. • Led a team in the conduct of an audit at the Centre Hospitalier d’Youville, an Eastern Townships chronic care hospital’s administrative, medical and pharmaceutical systems in preparation for a legal recourse against the original system provider. This audit was to be considered an exhibit in court. • Provided Hydro-Quebec with expertise in the selection of a credit collection package that was to be integrated with the company’s client billing system. • As part of the “Réservations-Québec” consortium made up of DMR, Tandem computers, Desjardins and the Quebec Minister of Tourism, I was instrumental in the organisational architecture of the system and worked in the production of several feasibility studies (technical, marketing, clientele…) as the de-facto expert in reservation systems. VIA RAIL CANADA Operations Management 1986 - 1989 As the manager in charge of daily operations of the reservation system, which at that time was the third biggest in Canada, I worked on the following projects: • Negotiation of a 22 million dollar contract extension with the main provider of the reservation system (Air Canada followed by the Gemini Group). • Coordination of the replacement of all peripherals (screens and printers) of the reservation system in over 95 Canadian cities and locations for a total cost of 2 million dollars; • Definition and implementation of strategic objectives and system requirements for improving the efficiency and functionality of the system, with emphasis on pricing algorithms; • Participation in various feasibility studies and organisational reviews aimed at rationalising manual and redundant functions and launching new services; • Maintenance of a parallel training and testing environment in line with release of new functionality; • Coordinating the acceptance of VIA Rail within the IATA group as a surface carrier thereby expanding access to new world-wide audience; • Administration of the yearly budgets fixed by the treasury: 5 million in operating costs, 6 million in telecommunication and related costs, 8 million in system improvements for the period 1986 to 1992; • Official representative of the marketing department in the reservation system replacement project targeted for 1992. These functions included preparation of RFP’s, evaluation of responses and contribute to final selection process. Project Management 1983 - 1986 Acted as project manager for several large scale project developments, mainly: • Managed feasibility studies, preliminary analysis, functional and technical specifications, design and development of a series of initiatives aimed at measuring revenue by train service, measuring actual passenger ridership by service and tracking rolling stock on a geographical scale; • Plan, organise and control all aspects of system development projects (human resource management, task distribution, budget and quality control, scheduling milestones and ensuring effective user participation)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ruth Bayang - Freelance Video Editing & Article Writing
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Creative, concise, responsive, never missed a deadline! 20 years of experience writing for broadcast television; multi-Emmy award nominee and winner. I am also the content development director for an international organization for women entrepreneurs. I can write just about anything you throw at me. Need to communicate something complicated in a simple way? I'm your gal. My specialty is keeping it simple, short and saying it in plain English. How can I help you convey your message today?
Seattle, Washington, United States
Benjamin Ehinger - Freelance Article Writing & Blog Writing
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My Portfolio I was born in the USA and have always lived in the USA. I am a native English speaking writer. What you get when you Hire Me: - Over 10 years of Passionate writing experience - Strong Knowledge of proper SEO with only White Hat Strategies used - Proper and full research done for every piece written - Understanding of what keyword density is, how important it is, and how to get the most from every bit of content - College Educated * 2 year degree in Golf Facilities Management * Certified Golf Teacher/Tournament Operator/Club Repair Specialist * 2 year degree in Business with a Specialty in Internet Marketing - Experienced with Wordpress and can post to your blog for you (can use any plugins requested as well) - Can write Articles from Videos - Understanding of basic HTML code - Able to provide the same SEO as the SEOpressor Plugin and many other SEO plugins Specialties I am well versed in many areas and can write about nearly any topic. However, I have a few areas that I am specialize in listed below: - Product Reviews - Amazon, Physical Products, and More - Golf - specifically teaching, playing, and equipment - I am a 5 handicap and have over 3 years of experience with teaching golf - Hosting - I have written over 75,000 words in the Hosting niche for top hosting sites - Finance - Specifically Mortgage, Personal Finance, Auto Loans, and Cash Advance loans - Internet/Affiliate Marketing - Health and Fitness - Women's Issues, Prescription drug problems, weight loss, muscle building, and more - Football - College, Pro, and Fantasy - Baseball - Specifically MLB - Hospitality - Over 15 years experience as a server/bartender/manager/cook - Movie Reviews - I LOVE MOVIES and love writing reviews for any movie I have seen or have not seen yet!
Denton, Texas, United States