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“I learned so much more than I expected.”
– S. Rinhold, Extra Magazine

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Build It Backwards℠ provides training in Strategy, Leadership, Finance & Succession.


  • Strategic Thinking, Planning & Doing

  • Strategic Planning & Implementation

  • Strategy for the 21st Century


  • Excel

    • Fundamentals

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced​

  • Financial modeling for Real Estate

    • Beginning

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

  • Finance for NonFinancial Professionals

  • Advanced Forecasting & Financial Modeling

  • Working Capital & Cash Flow Management

  • Capital Budgeting

  • Fundamentals Of Corporate Finance


  • Masterclass: Transitioning from Manager to Leader

    • Module 1: Effective speaking
    • Module 2: Active listening

    • Module 3: Team building

    • Module 4: Collaboration

    • Module 5: Problem-solving

    • Module 6: Decision-making

    • Module 7: Delegation

    • Module 8: Motivation

    • Module 9: Accountability

    • Module 10: Feedback

    • Module 11: Change Management

    • Module 12: Dealing with Difficult People

  • Executive Leadership Workshop

  • Transformational Leader Thinking for better results: Lateral, Literal, Critical, Analytical, Inductive, Deductive & Dynamic

S.T.E.P.(Succession, Transition & Exit Planning)

  • Succession Planning Roadmap

  • Succession Planning & Exit Strategies Workshop

  • Succession Planning: Create the Future You Want


  • Procurement Success Summit: Chair, Panel moderator & Keynote speaker

  • Advanced Planning Conference: Keynote on Strategic Thinking, Planning, Doing & Finance

  • Institute for Supply Management: Breakout session on OnShoring, InSourcing, Nearshoring, RightSourcing, ReShoring, BackShoring?

  • Institute for Supply Management: Breakout session on Data Analysis for Better Decisions

  • CalCPA: Keynote on The Financial Education of a CEO

  • Latin American Finance Conference: Keynote on Financial Analysis & Due Diligence

  • National Association of Surface Finishers: Keynotes on 1) Successful Succession Planning & 2) Implementing the Best Exit Strategies

  • Supplier Excellence Alliance: Simulation on Continuous Process Improvement

  • Worldwide Automotive Conference: Keynote on Data Analysis for Better Decision-Making

  • Commercial Finance Conference:  Keynote on Finding the Cash in the Cashflow Statement

  • Siena University (Italy): Master class on Strategic Alliances in a Global Economy

  • Innovation Conference: Keynote on The Cost of NOT Innovating

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“Excellent” – Senior Manager Finance, Kingfisher Airlines


“A note of thanks for an outstanding course”– J. Golob


“People such as you motivate me to teach as well.” – C. Orlando, Prism Communication


“Thank you for your time and the fine presentation.” – David Rohlander


“Thank you Daniel for a detailed and informative session” – Chris Henry; T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. 


“It was a great pleasure being part of this great training program”

– Assistant Manager Commercial (Finance), Pepsico


“The program  helped me to explore further on ‘Excel’ and organizers deserve congratulations for their excellent efforts”

– Manager MIS, Kochi Refineries Ltd


“I took a UCLA extension class from you several years ago and it was one of the best classes I ever attended. Very best regards,”

– Matt Olsen, Vice President at Boston Private Bank & Trust Company


“Daniel’s expertise includes extensive “real-world” experience coupled with a strong academic background. This combination makes him superb at teaching courses in the financial management domain. Daniel Feiman is someone I would consider to be our most senior Finance instructor in terms of his experience and teaching ability.  His breadth of knowledge and competency in Finance is superb.  We enjoyed a terrific seminar.”

– Karim Cherif, UCLA Extension, Associate Dean

“Very Good” – Business Development Manager Tata Power


“I learned so much more than I expected.” – S. Rinhold, Extra Magazine


“It provides me with the in-depth knowledge but in an easy manner.” – A S, Senior Bank Executive


“He was outstanding – good at involving participants but kept us on track.”


“Your teaching style really made finance come alive for me.”

– L. Santulli, Chief Operating Officer, Doheny Eye Institute


“I can honestly say, since taking your class, I can understand the contents of our annual report”

– D. Gruenwald, Disney


“It was a great pleasure being part of this great training program”.

– Assistant Manager, Commercial (Finance), Pepsico India


“I actually really enjoyed your presentation.  I uncovered some key strategies that we could have been using for my company, thanks for the insight.” – Navid Jannatipour


“I wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your excellent presentation…”

– L. Dwyer, Program Manager, The Banking Law Institute


“My opinion of Daniel’s qualities in these areas is the highest. He is an extremely enthusiastic teacher. His seminar leadership skills are superb, he organizes material well, he has an abiding commitment to rigor and truth, and, in truly caring for—and believing in—both his students and the purpose behind his course, he motivates them to their best. I really enjoyed seeing it done right!”– Mo Aiken

“Extremely brilliant” – Manager Planning, Pepsico India


“Thank you for your wonderful presentation.” – Michele B. Zwillinger, APC-LA Program Chair


“Thanks for a good presentation to APC last evening.”– Jack Mixner


“Mr. Feiman was a great fit for the subject. He took time with the students & made the class enjoyable.”


“Everything seems much clearer & attainable with your advice at hand.” – M. Altamura, UCLA Extension


“I would recommend this class to anyone who was looking to know how to improve their financials or anything else.”


“Thanks again for the finance course last week, I thought it was great. Thanks.” – Jeff King Divisional Purchasing Manager, Sonic Automotive


“Daniel, thank you so much for making finance entertaining. It was an informative course and I’ll use a lot of my learning in the short and long term.” – Dana Burns, C.P.M.; Senior Commodity Manager – Indirect; Central Garden & Pet


“Well Mr. Feiman, thanks to you, I learned enough in your class to hold my own in a conversation regarding venture capitalists and what it takes to start your own business.  This conversation included the President of BOFA-Western Division.” – Terri-Lynn Cross, Research Consultant, Performance Management & Personnel

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