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About Us

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Daniel Feiman, MBA, CMC®

Managing Director

Mr. Feiman brings over three decades of experience in consulting and training to his clients. Before founding Build It Backwards℠ he has spent more than 18 years in both traditional and nontraditional banking, where he developed his skills in commercial lending. As an internationally recognized speaker and trainer, Mr. Feiman also has developed and presented hundreds of successful seminars, training programs and educational courses to thousands of attendees around the world with topics covering all aspects of strategy, finance and leadership.

He has published whitepapers, articles, SlideShare presentations, YouTube videos and books on strategy, finance and leadership. His 3rd book in the Build It Backwards℠ series (THE Book on…Business from A to Z: The 260 Most Important Answers You Need to Know), was nominated for a Thought Leader of the Year award by the AM&AA & selected as a Finalist for a Global eBook of the Year Award. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, American Banker’s Association Journal, and Beverly Hills Business, just to name a few. Mr. Feiman has also contributed to books on strategic planning and career outplacement.

Mr. Feiman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He received his certificate from the UCLA Instructor Development Program, taught for 25 years as adjunct faculty at UCLA Extension’s Department of Business and Management, was The Visiting Professor in the University of Huddersfield’s (UK) Business School and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC©).*

*(Certified Management Consultant) is the certification mark awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA and represents meeting the highest global standards and ethical canons of the profession. Fewer than 1% of all consultants have achieved this level of excellence.

Mr. Feiman can be reached at dsfeiman@BuildItBackwards.com

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Robin Marans

Operations Manager

Ms. Marans has over three decades of experience in operations management. Her expertise is primarily concentrated in the areas of Office Management, Production Management, and Human Resources. Her capabilities include creating budgets, establishing internal controls, and implementing HR processes.

Of her 30+ years’ experience, she spent 11 years overseeing operations in the entertainment industry for television, movie, and theater productions. Ms. Marans further diversified her skills while managing the operating side of a multimedia training company that worked with firms such as Federated Group, Big 5, Kroger Grocery Stores, L.A. Department of Water & Power (DWP), Great Western Bank, Dillards, Household Finance, Security Pacific Bank, and SportMart.

Ms. Marans can be reached at rmarans@BuildItBackwards.com