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New York, NY, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
10 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +20
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London, UK Strategy
Manager
4 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • +11
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Madrid, Spain Strategy, M&A
Associate
8 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +55
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London M&A, Private Equity
Senior
15 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +56
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New York City Metropolitan Area Strategy, M&A
Associate
6 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +27
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Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy Strategy
Analyst
1 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +11
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Los Angeles, CA, USA Strategy, M&A
Associate
6 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +15
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Boston, MA, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
11 years experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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Our strategic planning consultants help firms plan for the future by attempting to anticipate and react to changes in the business environment ahead of time.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Strategic Planning Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Strategic Planning talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Strategic Planning professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Strategic Planning talent and are able to provide clients with Strategic Planning professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Strategic Planning professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Strategic Planning consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Strategic Planning consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Strategic Planning talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Strategic Planning talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Strategic Planning consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Strategic Planning

The term “strategic planning” is used to describe the process by which business executives and managers develop a plan for the future, which will help them anticipate and react to changes in the business environment.

Fintalent’s Strategic Planning Consultants agree that strategic planners look at both internal factors and external factors when coming up with their plans. Internal factors will include things like resources, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for growth or decline, etc., while external factors might include trends in the industry, financial implications of various courses of action, technology advancements that could have an impact on your company’s strategy going forward.

The process of strategic planning involves several steps, including:

  1. Identifying the purpose and key success factors for your organization. These would include things like your strategic vision, mission statement, corporate values, objectives, and strategies. It would also include developing a measurement system to track the results of your strategy over time. These elements should be communicated throughout the company to provide everyone with a common understanding of what you are trying to accomplish. This will help ensure that everyone stays on track in terms of achieving your company’s goals.
  2. Identifying the current state of your organization and setting milestones. Your objectives can change over time, so it is important to set timelines for being able to accomplish certain tasks and measure certain outputs. An example of this would be setting goals related to new products or services that may need to be developed in an environment where financial resources are limited.
  3. Developing a plan for achieving your organization’s purpose and key success factors by looking at several alternatives such as:

a. The best alternative to achieve our strategic vision, mission statement, corporate values, objectives and strategies through the planning process.

b. Contingency plans that will be activated if targets are not met (Planning). These are the Plans which you may design to get the initiative going.

c. The short-term “go/no go” alternative options which need to be assessed in the total context of your plan (Milestones).

  1. Allocating resources in accordance with each alternative as described in step three (A) and then, evaluating all alternatives against the criteria and priorities of step, 2 & 3 (B) as well as determining strengths and weaknesses of each alternative once they have been evaluated (Evaluating). This will be done by:

a. Calculating resources required and comparing this with saved costs or internal capabilities (Budgeting).

b. Determining when the first milestone will be reached (Milestones).

Once the planning process has been completed, it is important to communicate your plan throughout the company so that everyone understands how to accomplish your goals and what role they need to play in reaching those goals. You may also want to conduct periodic reviews of your plan along the way, so that you can make any necessary changes along the way and measure your progress as you go.

An example of strategic planning would be a startup company that needs funding to grow their organization. They may have a plan to expand their operations by adding new equipment and hiring additional employees. This plan would be based on research that has been done on the current state of the economy, market demands, and the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the company is facing. The company’s management team would then outline a number of potential options they could take to achieve their plans along with several milestones that need to be reached along the way. The strategic planning process might also include looking at a contingency plan in case certain milestones aren’t met or if additional funding isn’t available when needed. It will also help determine what resources are needed for reaching each milestone.

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Dr. Fabian Kley
Head of Group Strategy and M&A at MAN Energy Solutions SE

»We needed a VP of Finance / CFO profile to help put our fast-growing FinTech on the right track. Fintalent delivered more targeted profiles than I could have ever imagined, and they did it super fast. We’ve now hired our Fintalent full-time!«

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Giacomo Ficari
CEO & Co-Founder, Lifepal