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Graham Wood Entrepreneur
Business Consultant & Angel Investor
United Kingdom
20+ Years experience
Price Tier - ££

Hi, I'm Graham

I am co-founder and Angel Investor of Wiseup Networks with my son, Joe Wood. Happy to take you through how to turn an idea into a business, how to set up a company, leverage those around you and the excitement of going live! I am always looking out for other investment opportunities. I have worked with many fantastic people globally and within different cultures. I can help build and strengthen your confidence, decision making and all round ability to cope with the stresses of your overall business, career and well being.

Additionally, I hope to provide support on a range of topics, gained from my role as a Management Consultant for the last 12 years and previous 25 years in the financial services industry. I have for the last 20 years outsourced / negotiated over 50 major contracts to a value of £5bn delivering average savings of 20-25%. I am experienced in leading large global cross functional teams in very strategic and transformation programmes outside and inside OJEU, in both IT and business process markets in Financial Services, Media, Construction, Public and Utilities sectors. I specialise in both complex ’green field ’ ie new outsourcing opportunities and merger and acquisitions. My experience expands across all IT Services, AML, Media, HR and Mortgage outsourcing, fund management and all other bank services across all continents. Topics that may be useful are approach to building skills and attributes to deliver these complex contracts, negotiation tips, how to build an effective team and drive delivery against tough deadlines, how to move from an employee to a freelancer role.

My hobby is science fiction writing as an Indie Author and my full first trilogy, ZEIN (www.grahamjwood.com) is now published. My ambition is to negotiate a deal with one of the major steaming companies ie Amazon, Netflix to air them on the small screen. You live for dreams! I can advise how to turn an idea into a book, considerations for indie publishing, tips and suggestions on finishing that all important story.

For more background I am married, two children and started work at 16 and worked up the corporate ladder before finding my niche in negotiating outsourcing deals and writing sci-fi novels.

Specialisms

Change Management
Outsourcing
Procurement
Negotiation
Communication
Confidence
Decision Making
Leadership

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