Reid Quade, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
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Reid Quade

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 18, 2022

Reid partners with executives to quickly uncover new value by transforming their operating models and organizations. In his decade of experience at two of the largest international consulting firms, he has worked with CEOs, CFOs, and CHROs on the operating model and organizational assessments, organizational redesigns, shared services transitions, and digital transformations. Reid has helped executives identify over $350 million in cost savings and over $600 million in revenue uplift.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Georgetown University
Bachelor's Degree
University of Wisconsin

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Strategy Manager

2019 - 2022
  • Identified and scoped strategic initiatives aimed at $300 million in cost reduction for a Fortune 500 professional services firm.
  • Partnered with the CEO and COO to redesign a corporate functions organization, strengthen governance, and optimize end-to-end processes.
  • Analyzed sales, marketing, procurement, finance, and HR organizational designs for a Fortune 500 travel company, leveraging Orgvue. Identified more than $10 million in cost savings and $250 million in revenue uplift potential.
  • Used the zero-based methodology to redesign a finance organization for a $1 billion life sciences business. Identified and advised the client through the capture of $7 million in cost savings.
  • Supported Fortune 500 industrial clients in expanding their global business services (GBS) operating model to its European subsidiaries, resulting in $10 million in cost reduction. Designed new service management processes for the GBS organization.
Focus areas: Finance, Organization Assessment, Human Resources (HR), Operating Models, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Operating & Service Model Improvement, Shared Services, Organizational Design, Organizational Readiness, Value Analysis, Value Creation, Procurement, Procurement Research, Vendor Selection, Target Operating Models, Program Management, Business Strategy

Manager, Strategy and Operations

2015 - 2019
  • Developed a new finance target operating model, organizational design, and transformation roadmap for the world’s largest healthcare organization.
  • Created a target operating model and a suite of outbound sales and customer care solutions for a $70 billion shipping and logistics provider, including call centers, chat, and self-help tools, leading to over $300 million in recovered revenue.
  • Reviewed business processes and designed operational KPIs for a federal public health agency.
Focus areas: Strategy, Operating Models, Operating & Service Model Improvement, Target Operating Models, Organizational Design, Organizational Structure, Federal Proposals, Change Management, Business Models, Business Strategy

Project Coordinator, Economic Studies

2010 - 2013
The Brookings Institution
  • Influenced current policy debates by analyzing large datasets and developing presentations and testimony for four congressional hearings on economic opportunity and education policy.
  • Planned topics and coordinated logistics for private meetings with federal and international government agencies, including the US Census Bureau and the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development.
  • Managed the marketing and events strategy and budget; increased the reach of research, publications, and events by 75%.
Focus areas: Research, Data, Analysis, Communication, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Economics, Social Impact, Events
2013 - 2015

Master's Degree in Business Administration Strategy (MBA)

Georgetown University - Washington, DC, United States

2007 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, United States


Value Creation, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Cost-benefit Analysis, Market Research

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel


Organization Assessment, Strategy, Research, Operating Models, Operating & Service Model Improvement, Shared Services, Organizational Design, Value Analysis, Target Operating Models, Organizational Structure, Opportunity Assessments, Organizational Assessment, Outsourcing, Roadmaps, Business Cases, Finance, OrgVue, Organizational Readiness, Federal Proposals, Procurement, Procurement Research, Vendor Selection, Digital Transformation, Financial Analysis, Business Strategy, Economics, Human Resources (HR), Labor Efficiency Analysis, RFP Management, Change Management, Data, Analysis, Communication, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Impact, Events, Program Management, Business Models

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