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Don Viar | Elance
Last Sign-in: Feb 23, 2015

Don Viar

Business Planning, Excel Automation & SQL Reports
   United States
  |   Cookeville, TN
  |  4:23 am Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $35

My name is Don Viar, and I love to help people develop strategic business plans and the tools necessary to monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPI?s) related to the execution of their plans.

I have an MBA and am a CPA (inactive) with an EXTENSIVE background in IT management and running 4 of my own companies.

From a planning perspective, I have worked with dozens of businesses, start-ups, and nonprofits on strategic and technology planning.

I am also an expert in creating business management tools based on macro-enabled Excel...

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Excel Based Quote Tool Screen Shot
Sample SQL Report 2 Screen Shot
Sample SQL Report 1 Screen Shot
One Page Strategic Plan - Example 1
One Page Strategic Plan - Example 2
Technology Plan for Start-up Healthcare Company
Proposal Configurator Tool
Excel Custom Quotation Tool (Macros Removed for Elance Security)
Daily Report Showing Key Sales KPI's
Daily report showing operational KPI's
Shows Commission Tracking Information
Sample Commission Worksheet

Skills (10)

Accounting Principles Test
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Microsoft Excel 2007 Test
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Service Description

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When you look at my employment history, the four companies I've started, the awards, and the list of community service activities below, you might think, “Why is this guy on ELance?” The simple answer is that I just love helping smart people establish plans and the processes needed to achieve outstanding results. I’m one of those lucky guys who can say, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life!”

If you are interested in any of the planning or development services outlined below, I would be happy to setup a conference call to discuss it further.

• One Page Strategic Plan – I lead you through a proven process that I’ve used in my own company and in other consulting engagements. Based upon the concepts outlined in “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” by Verne Harnish, we will work together to summarize your Long Term, 1 Year, and Quarterly goals and objectives on the front and back of a single 8.5 x 11” piece of paper. Through a series of conference calls and online collaboration sessions, I facilitate the development of your plan with you and your team. Once complete, you have an actionable plan that everyone in the company can easily understand, embrace, and personalize to see how their efforts contribute to the overall direction of the company.

• Technology Planning – I start by conducting a Current Technology Assessment Study to develop an inventory of your current capacities. We...

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Epic Technologies, LLC
Managing Partner
2000 - Present
Epic Technologies is a voice and data technology solutions company serving a national client base of more than 450 companies largely focused in the healthcare industry. As Managing Partner, I...
Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores
Inventory Control Manager
1998 - 2000
Responsible for creating the control structure and accounting practice over the retail business covering $400 million in sales and a perpetual inventory balance of $80 million; developed a retail...
ConnectedHealth.Net LLC, A Unit of Ernst & Young
Co-Founder / Director of Business Planning
1996 - 1998
Created the initial business plan to achieve $14 million in start-up funding; served on the management team and directed early efforts in financial forecasting, marketing, sales to chief executives...
Ernst & Young, LLP
Senior Consultant - Emerging Technologies Group
1995 - 1996
Health Care Consulting Practice-- transferred at firm's request; created best practices and other methodologies that have become firm and industry standards (i.e. the Integrated Delivery and...
Ernst & Young, LLP
Staff Accountant - Audit Practice
1994 - 1995
Gained a thorough understanding of financial cycles; worked with publicly traded health care, retail, and manufacturing organizations; led the information systems audit group; provided consulting...
Information Architects
1988 - 1994
Information Architects was an IT services company focused on meeting the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. In the late 80's and early 90's many companies were just starting to setup...
Wholesale Frames
1986 - 1989
Created ready-made picture frames for wholesale distribution to retail frame shops. I literally created this business in my parent's basement while still in high school. In time, the operation...


Tennessee Technological University
Masters in Business Administration - Accounting
1993 - 1994
Tennessee Technological University
Bachelors of Science in Management Information Sys
1989 - 1992
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Excel Development
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Member Since
November 2011
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