Recently we spoke with Justin Shaak, an accomplished executive and consultant with experience in strategy development, financial analysis, and risk management. Justin shares his main motivation for being an advisor, the types of situations he advises on, and the disruptive trends he sees on the horizon in his industry and position. In addition, he shares the most impactful project he has been involved in as an executive, which resulted in millions of dollars in savings and improved customer satisfaction rates. Without further ado, let's hear from Justin on what it takes to succeed in business.
One area in which I have extensive expertise is strategic planning. I enjoy assisting companies in formulating and refining business strategies, identifying market opportunities, and evaluating potential risks to advance their goals.
Another area of strength is financial analysis. I have helped numerous organizations uncover value through a close analysis of their financial statements. By assessing investment opportunities and providing insights into financial performance and identifying metrics, I have helped companies make data-based decisions that have resulted in significant improvements in their financial performance.
Lastly, I have experience with risk management, including identifying and managing business risks, developing risk mitigation strategies, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
My primary motivation is to contribute to the strategic direction of organizations and promote positive results. I find it rewarding to support new initiatives, and enhance a company’s prospects for growth while expanding my knowledge and network.
Finally, I am dedicated to providing mentorship and support to young businesses and fostering a robust business community.
I am equipped to solve complex problems by offering various perspectives, analyzing alternative approaches, weighing pros and cons, and generating innovative ideas to tackle difficulties or develop new strategies.
In addition to this, I assist companies in developing plans and strategies by considering different factors, conducting scenario analysis, and providing recommendations based on my experience.
The gaming industry is experiencing a great deal of innovation with the introduction of AI and its procedural generation techniques in game development. AI-powered systems can significantly enhance non-player characters (NPCs), improve game realism, and create dynamic and adaptive game experiences. Additionally, procedural generation enables developers to generate unique and vast game worlds, produce game content efficiently, and offer players endless possibilities.
Another trend is the rapid development of cloud gaming services that enable gamers to stream games directly onto their devices without the need for powerful hardware. This trend expands access to high-quality games on a wide variety of devices, such as smartphones and low-end computers.
As the VP of Finance, the most impactful decision I took was moving the customer service department to a facility in the Philippines. As the leader of the project, I analyzed investment levels, optimized resource utilization, and handled hiring, promotion and retaining of talent which resulted in millions of dollars in savings over the past four years. Further, this move contributed to improving customer satisfaction rates and increased sales.
In conclusion, if you’re seeking a strategic planner, financial analyst, and risk management expert, look no further than Justin Shaak. With years of experience helping organizations refine their strategies, identify market opportunities, and assess financial performance, Justin is a sought-after advisor and consultant. He can bring tremendous value to your company with his keen insights and data-driven analysis. If you’re interested in hiring Justin as an advisor, please visit AdvisoryCloud to learn more.
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