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Frankfurt, Germany Strategy, M&A
Manager
9 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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Hamburg, Germany M&A
Associate
2 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +5
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Stanford, California, United States Strategy, Venture Capital
Manager
4 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • +2
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London, UK Strategy, M&A
Manager
7 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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Düsseldorf, Germany Strategy, M&A
Senior
20 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • +2
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London M&A, Private Equity
Manager
3 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy Strategy, M&A
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +5
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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Operational Efficiency talent and are able to provide clients with Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency 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 Operational Efficiency

Operational efficiency is a business’s ability to produce revenue, manage expenses and operate at the same time. If a company can produce revenue at a lower operational cost, it can free up capital for other investments or acquisitions. Fintalent’s Operational efficiency consultants note that the concept is related to portfolio management and an organization’s ability to allocate resources so as to maximize financial gain in the long-run.

Operational efficiency is an important component of business management and often used to establish the health of a company. The concept provides managers with a great way to see how much they are contributing to the bottom line by measuring operational costs against revenue and resources.

The concept of efficiency in business has been around for quite some time, but it was not until the early 1900s that it became a more well-known term. Developments in manufacturing techniques and technology prompted the need for efficiency analysis, which led to formalized operations analysis techniques such as cost accounting, inventory management, process improvement and quality control.

In the 1970s, David E. Lilienfeld developed the first benchmark for efficiency in the purchasing field that emerged from a need to compare businesses’ performance. The benchmark was used to measure and report on efficiency in purchasing systems and was called K.R.E.E. (Key Relationship Efficiency). K.R.E.E., however, did not result in higher level business results as desired by early adopters of the concept of operational efficiency — instead it only resulted in cutting down on costs and was not considered profitable for most organizations that implemented it.

Over the next decade, manufacturers of all types began to implement lean manufacturing, a concept to eliminate wastes in their operations. The term was originally coined in Japan and was developed by a Toyota engineer in the 1950s. It found its way into North America via companies such as Xerox Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., who were trying to improve their own manufacturing processes at the time.

Lean manufacturing seeks to avoid wasteful practices and maximize productivity within an organization by applying elimination of waste activities throughout business processes. Wasted resources in an organization include not only funds but also wasted time and materials, leading to a higher level of operational efficiency within the organization.

In the 1980s, the United States experienced a significant recession that led to an increase in business cost-cutting, including manufacturing and distribution. This in turn led to an increased interest in operational efficiency as a way to regain profitability. The concept of operational efficiency is often used by market analysts as a benchmarking metric for benchmarking performance.

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