DAVID
TOWNSEND

Financial Consultant | Business Strategist

I bring together financial and intellectual capital

 

ABOUT

MY WORK

JOURNAL

Like a blog, but more refined

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Welcome. I'm David

I bring together financial & intellectual capital
 
through

strategy, design, and careful execution

ABOUT

Thought leadership doesn’t have to be boring. Like a good Hollywood producer, my work leaves viewers engaged, educated, and excited for the sequel.

 

I’m a T-shaped problem solver. Combining design thinking with strategy and business analysis.

 

Through strategy, design and careful execution, I bring together financial & intellectual capital to grow business, build relationships, and drive operational efficiency.

 

As an educator, I inspire imagination and curiosity. A good question is usually more valuable than simply finding the right answer.

 

Sure, I’m good with a spreadsheet, but let’s be honest. There’s nothing interesting about numbers without context. To pass ideas to others. I use analogy, metaphor and narrative.

 

Using multimedia storytelling, I turn vision into value.

 

Areas of Curiosity: social physics, culture, psychology, capital anthropology, management philosophy, empathy, adaptation, branding, intangible value, human capital, innovation, technology, return on investment.
Ohio State football; part art, part science.

 

Execution

Project management
Public speaking

Relationship management
Management philosophy
(Agile, Lean, Six Sigma)

SharePoint Designer / Microsoft BI / custom workflows / Visio / BlackBoard /
Salesforce (similar CRM) /
cloud-based collaboration tools

Strategy

Sales & Marketing
Financial analysis/modeling
Quantitative and qualitative research

Data Analysis

Excel power-user / VBA / PowerPivot / Tableau /
various proprietary research & analysis tool sets: FactSet, Eagle, AS400, Bloomberg, ....

SKILLS

TOOLS

Design

Multimedia storytelling:
print, web, video


Information Design
graphs, charts, infographics
pitch books, presentations

Photoshop / PowerPoint / InDesign / Muse / Premiere / SketchUp / AfterEffects / Prezi

MY WORK

Project: REPLICA FIELDS

Scope:

+ business plan  | view plan

+ marketing collateral

+ market/industry research

+ financial & economic analysis

+ architectural fly-through video | view video

+ comprehensive project management

+ investor pitches

+ branding

+ strategic direction

Conceptual
Video

Economic
Analysis

Financial
Analysis

Pitchbook

Project:
EXECUTIVE REPORTING PACKAGE
(Bank of America)


Scope:

+ custom SharePoint Business Intelligence

+ KPI analytics reporting

+ content strategy

+ custom workflows

+ mobile integration

 

* actual numbers have been altered to protect Bank proprietary data

Custom Excel gauges

Business Intelligence

Real time reporting

Mobile integration

Project: SANDGLASS WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Scope:

+ branding

+ strategic direction

+ website | visit site

+ pitchbook | view pitchbook

+ custom photography

+ design

+ copy writing (compliance approved)

+ project management

PHOTOGRAPHY

You're probably wondering, what's with the photography.

In our mobile, social age. Video and photography are as critical as ever when conveying a message.

Commercial

Compositing

Editorial

Professional Headshots
Perfect for LinkedIn profiles

Lifestyle Portraits
When a Selfie won't pass for personal branding | check out this NYT article

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