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Digital Ledgers vs. Databases: Can Blockchain Optimize Your Supply Chain?

Blockchain isn’t just for cryptocurrency. The technology can also be used to make supply chain management more efficient, transparent, and secure. Here’s how.

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Neil Mann

Neil Mann

Neil is a business transformation expert and management consultant with more than 20 years of experience across the financial services, natural resources, hospitality, and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. He has created and implemented digital ledger technology solutions at Kearney and global mining group Rio Tinto, and is a board advisor for LogChain, a digital supply chain logistics platform.

The KPI Cure: How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Improve Medical Center Finances

Runaway costs have plagued the US healthcare system for decades, and providers are always looking for ways to increase efficiency without jeopardizing care. Developing smarter key performance indicators can help.

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Sean Heberling

Sean Heberling

Sean is a Chartered Financial Analyst who serves as the founder and CEO of Marion Street Capital, a management consulting firm that has saved healthcare providers millions through the development of KPIs. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley and BNY Mellon. Sean has analyzed 10,000+ companies, built complex models, and helped facilitate investment transactions totaling in excess of $1 billion. Additionally, he is on the boards of several companies, advising on operations, growth strategy, and fundraising.

Name Your Price: 4 Counterintuitive Pricing Strategy Tips

High inflation means it’s crucial for managers to pay closer attention to pricing. Toptal finance expert Kalil Rodrigues shares four outside-the-box tips for optimizing your pricing strategy.

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Kalil Gebrim Rodrigues

Kalil Gebrim Rodrigues

Kalil is a corporate strategist, finance expert, and business consultant. An alum of Bain & Company and global aerospace firm Embraer, he has also led strategic initiatives at Nubank, a Latin American fintech leader with more than 50 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. Kalil is an expert in pricing models, revenue and expense projections, forecasting, financial modeling, and mergers and acquisitions.

Supply Chain Lessons and Opportunities: Learnings From a Crisis

The supply chain crisis caused global players and local businesses alike to rethink logistics networks. Here’s how the world economy can emerge stronger and more resilient.

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Zachary Elfman

Zachary Elfman

Zachary is an expert in financial modeling, fundamental analysis, and valuation. He has completed the sale of a small business, advised on early-stage funding rounds, and acted as interim CFO for startup companies. He holds a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The New Risk Management Playbook: Black Swans and the Rise of Scenario Analysis

Want a risk management strategy that fosters resilience and reveals new opportunities? Shift your focus from predicting events to preparing for impacts.

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Michael J. McDonald

Michael J. McDonald

Michael is an award-winning journalist who has worked at Bloomberg News and Thomson Financial. He is a Senior Writer for Toptal’s Finance Blog.

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An Effective ROI Framework for Developing a Work-From-Anywhere Policy

As workers increasingly prioritize flexible working arrangements, Toptal finance expert John Lee suggests a strategy to help employers balance the potential risks and rewards of offering a WFA option.

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John Lee

John Lee

John Lee is the co-founder of The Work From Anywhere Team. He advises corporations and individuals on how to solve for tax complexity and other regulatory risks in an increasingly geomobile remote working environment. John has worked across EMEA, APAC, and the US, and has been a remote worker himself. He’s a chartered accountant and has held senior roles for global multinationals, including CRH.

Cash Flow Optimization: How Small and Medium Businesses Can Unlock Value and Manage Risk

Cash flow optimization requires a disciplined approach that anticipates liquidity shocks and allocates windfalls strategically in order to maximize opportunity.

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Emilio Parente

Emilio Parente

Emilio is a former Deloitte consultant and CFO with experience in optimizing finance departments, supporting growth plans, and creating strategic roadmaps for start-ups and small and medium enterprises. He has worked with and advised more than 50 clients around the world, including global corporations such as Swissport International in Switzerland.

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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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