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Sustainable Success: A Framework for Optimizing Profit

Conventional profit optimization methods could cause your company to miss out on opportunities to grow. This four-step approach will help your business make the most of its strengths to boost margins for years to come.

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Nicholas Piscani

Nicholas Piscani

Nicholas is a corporate strategy and FP&A expert who works with businesses to optimize their operations and execute high-priority strategic initiatives. He has helped entrepreneurs raise more than $600 million.

What Designing Formula 1 Cars Can Teach You About Corporate Strategy

Whether you need to fix a roadblock or test a new idea, these insights from a former Formula 1 engineer can help speed your success.

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Isaac Prada y Nogueira

Isaac Prada y Nogueira

Isaac is a management consultant, CEO, and CTO with deep expertise in electrical and automotive engineering currently focusing on AI, blockchain, and crypto projects. Applying the management methods he learned as a Formula 1 engineer for Alpine, he now helps tech startups and SMBs optimize their growth and innovation strategies and increase revenue.

From Startup to Success: Mastering Business Controls for Growth

It’s a mistake to believe that internal controls are the enemy of growth. Learn how to design smart checks and balances that manage risk while positioning your company to thrive.

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Brian Nichol

Brian Nichol

Brian is a seasoned finance leader who transitioned from the enterprise world to head up finance operations for numerous startups—including his own. Leveraging his expertise as a KPMG-qualified auditor, he has also led fraud and risk analyses for businesses of every size.

Going Global: A Financial Guide for International Expansion

Offshoring can help a company reduce overhead and minimize fixed costs. Whether you’re looking to open an overseas branch or outsource to cross-border contractors, here’s what you need to consider.

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Ekaterine (Kate) Papiashvili, ACCA, FMVA

Ekaterine (Kate) Papiashvili, ACCA, FMVA

Kate is an expert in FP&A, financial modeling, budgeting, and financial reporting, as well as an experienced fractional CFO. Previously, she worked at the largest bank in Georgia and at Georgia Capital, an FTSE 250 investment holding company with a turnover of more than $400 million.

Remote or On-site? The Real Cost of Office Space for a Venture-backed Startup

For funder-backed startups, brick-and-mortar offices cost more than just money–they dilute founder equity.

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Erik Stettler

Erik Stettler

Erik is a co-founder of a global venture capital fund that has invested in 50 startups (raising more than $500 million) and has realized six exits. He serves as Toptal’s Chief Economist.

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5 Key Tips for Smarter Sales and Operations Planning Implementation

S&OP can help a company create a long-term business plan to address supply chain disruptions. Make the most of this useful process with these updated best practices.

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Juan Franco

Juan Franco

Juan is a management consultant and expert in strategy, business planning, and process improvement who has helped implement S&OP at companies in multiple industries in Latin America. He has more than 20 years of experience as a senior and advisory manager for corporations including Mondelez International, Yanbal International, and PwC.

Better Digital Banking Through Data Analytics

Banks haven’t seen the savings expected from the transition to digital products and services. A leading consultant for some of the largest US banks shares his step-by-step plan for using smarter customer data analytics to slash costs and improve customer satisfaction.

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Mohamed Zarrugh

Mohamed Zarrugh

Mohamed is a finance expert who has held executive internal consulting roles at JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, transforming operations and saving the companies as much as $180 million yearly. He specializes in strategic planning, performance management, and process improvement initiatives.

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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Neil is a CFO for growth companies and a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in NY where he helped lead numerous transactions including Zipcar's $1.1 billion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital & Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank (M&A, restructuring, debt financings). He's built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm.
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