- London, GB
- £50 /hr
- Available now
An articulate achiever with proven analytical, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills, having worked as an internal and external consultant managing projects across Financialmore...An articulate achiever with proven analytical, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills, having worked as an internal and external consultant managing projects across Financial Services, Media, Renewable Energy, Engineering and Clean Tech sectors.
With particular focus on strategy creation, Fund raising (strategy and execution), business plan writing, business and project financial modelling, business valuations
Area Covered: London / UK
Company Name: Almax Partners
Summary: An articulate achiever with proven analytical, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills, having worked as an internal and external consultant managing projects across numerous sectors.
Job Title: Director
Company: Almax Partners
Description: Fund raising and business advisory for the renewable and clean tech sectors in an entrepreneurial and client facing role, involving business modelling of organisations and projects, creation and presentation of investment documentation to prospective investors. Role also includes conducting in depth research into the sectors and around the development of potential opportunities and the relevant funding requirements and options. Also the management of company accounts and other operational management of a small – medium sized organisation.
Job Title: Strategy / Business Consultant
Company: Capco (The Capital Markets Company Ltd)
Description: UK largest Building Society: Senior Business Analyst on the Programme Mobilisation and work stream design for delivery of an IT strategy and EA capability as a direct response to an FSA arrow report. Built a resourcing model and created the necessary training documents. Was the Capco lead on a work stream identifying the Architecturally Significant Issues. Lead numerous workshops to align and gather the data, prioritising and mapping issues. Also provided ad hoc data analysis and document writing support across the other work streams
Global Credit Card Provider: Delivered a health check of the Retail bank’s IT infrastructure. Role included interviewing Solution Architects around systems, identifying best in practice and presenting results of health check and recommendations directly to the main stakeholder, the CIO of the group.
Tier One Investment Bank: Worked in the change team in the global banking and market operations of a Tier one investment bank focusing on the reporting of government covered assets in the “Asset Protection Scheme” set up post market downturn. Focusing on the process transformation and documentation of the re-engineering process at the start of the reporting cycle to the HMT mainly focused on the data sourcing. This included data gathering, business and system requirements gathering, process mapping (“to be”, “as is”), writing business requirement documentation to satisfy the needs of a variety of teams and stakeholders. Lead BA on an Asset Continuity project – identifying how to incorporate group and government requirements in the treatment of asset calculations after an asset movement and delivering a successful transformation to incorporate more requirements.
Job Title: Business Analyst
Company: American Express
Description: Business Analyst in the UK Consumer Cards department in a team directly supporting the Head of American Express UK.
Operations Strategy – Lead project to improve the end to end management of the marketing investments from planning phase and IT / System mapping to end state implementation. Worked with external software companies and consultants (AT Kearney and Accenture) and travelled to India to address and implement the strategy with the functional offshore teams. Designed a platform for Budget management to ensure efficient budget usage, had it signed off by the leadership team and piloted across the UK for which I received an award.
Business Strategy - Managing the Business Transformation projects across the UK – organising business teams across AMEX to source and size projects for cost saving or revenue generation and devising CBAs / project documentation as part of project core teams. Target was $45M of benefit over 2009 and UK delivered $46.1M in a challenging market. Created a business transformation dashboard for the UK Leadership Team, identified as best in class. Role also involved ad hoc analysis and project analysis work and ensuring timelines are met to ensure the business is meeting targets.
Commercial Strategy – Seconded onto the UK lending products team to help with portfolio and valuation analysis and strategy development to meet long-term Business goals. Role included analysis of large complex data sets and creating a financial model to scenario test impact of changes to key business metrics and detailed segmentation the card portfolio to improve understanding of AMEX customer profile. Also included ad hoc analysis, Benchmark analysis and market analysis for potential product entry.
Job Title: Commercial Analyst
Company: Willis Ltd
Description: Internal Consultant
Assessed divisional profit potential as part of a Corporate Client Profitability team in Willis consulting and joint with Bain Management making recommendations for business transformation increasing profits and efficiency across Willis worldwide.
Profitability Analysis: Modelled Business units and presented results and recommendations to senior management – involved structured and ad hoc analysis of large sets of complex data across the international divisions and teams and presentation of business ideas and results to senior management and stakeholders. Models were activity cost based through process mapping and bespoke for each business and used for devising strategy and developing business cases to improve the Business functionality.
International Analysis: Following on from the success of the London project, assigned to analytical projects in the New York, Florida region and Denmark offices and locally in these offices devised bespoke models to best reflect the international business.
Received an individual letter of congratulations from Group Chairman for achieving increased profits in the London office by the £10m target over 2006 and 2007.
Job Title: M&A Analyst
Company: Robert W Baird
Description: Focused on M&A and IPO of mid cap companies. Involved in a Fundraising (£50m acquisition of Multinational Test & Evaluation Company, by UK Finance House), Acquisitions (Public listed Recruitment Company £10m Placing and Open Offer, to raise funds to acquire a Privately owned Recruitment Company and European division of US Computer Retail Company – £20m acquisition of a UK privately owned Computer Retailer).
Max produced an exceptional business plan for me. Prompt and always available to answer questions. i shall definitely use him again and would absolutely recommend using him
Max is superb! Very easy to communicate with and takes time to understand your business requirements. Would definitely call upon him again.
Great and timely work again.
Excellent and speedy work. Very happy with Max's understanding of the project and the grasp of the work he had to do.
Thank you, great work :)
Max did a great job helping me with my business plan! Highly recommended! Would definitely work with him again!