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IT Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions: Structuring Synergy

Companies are increasingly using M&A as a way to acquire valuable technology. Implementing a strong IT integration strategy from the beginning is the key to ensuring the desired benefits.

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John S. Doss

John S. Doss

John is a finance and technology leader with deep expertise in enterprise architecture and business strategy. With a unique blend of IT and business knowledge, he has successfully developed digital transformation initiatives across diverse industries. John has a master’s degree in mathematics and computer science, and an MBA from The Trinity College and University.

Bootstrapping Your New Venture: The Case for Going Back to Basics

Launching a new venture? Quickly and inexpensively validate your idea and focus on product-market fit before investing precious capital into your business.

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Shane Stafford

Shane Stafford

Shane is a seasoned management consultant previously with Accenture’s CFO and Enterprise Value practice. He has advised a wide range of clients, including a major bank, a large consumer goods business, and a global auto parts distributor.

Sustainable Success: A Framework for Optimizing Profit

Conventional profit optimization methods could cause your company to miss out on opportunities to grow. This four-step approach will help your business make the most of its strengths to boost margins for years to come.

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Nicholas Piscani

Nicholas Piscani

Nicholas is a corporate strategy and FP&A expert who works with businesses to optimize their operations and execute high-priority strategic initiatives. He has helped entrepreneurs raise more than $600 million.

What Designing Formula 1 Cars Can Teach You About Corporate Strategy

Whether you need to fix a roadblock or test a new idea, these insights from a former Formula 1 engineer can help speed your success.

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Isaac Prada y Nogueira

Isaac Prada y Nogueira

Isaac is a management consultant, CEO, and CTO with deep expertise in electrical and automotive engineering currently focusing on AI, blockchain, and crypto projects. Applying the management methods he learned as a Formula 1 engineer for Alpine, he now helps tech startups and SMBs optimize their growth and innovation strategies and increase revenue.

From Startup to Success: Mastering Business Controls for Growth

It’s a mistake to believe that internal controls are the enemy of growth. Learn how to design smart checks and balances that manage risk while positioning your company to thrive.

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Brian Nichol

Brian Nichol

Brian is a seasoned finance leader who transitioned from the enterprise world to head up finance operations for numerous startups—including his own. Leveraging his expertise as a KPMG-qualified auditor, he has also led fraud and risk analyses for businesses of every size.

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Remote or On-site? The Real Cost of Office Space for a Venture-backed Startup

For funder-backed startups, brick-and-mortar offices cost more than just money–they dilute founder equity.

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Erik Stettler

Erik Stettler

Erik is a co-founder of a global venture capital fund that has invested in 50 startups (raising more than $500 million) and has realized six exits. He serves as Toptal’s Chief Economist.

Strategic Financial Leadership: 6 Skills CFOs Need Now

Succeeding as a modern CFO is more demanding than ever before. Here are the skills you need to become a strategic partner who leverages technology and insights to drive growth and plan for the future.

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Puneet Sapra

Puneet Sapra

Puneet is a finance expert who has worked for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Pfizer, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has held CFO positions at public companies, middle-market private-equity-backed companies, and startups.

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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Neil is a CFO for growth companies and a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in NY where he helped lead numerous transactions including Zipcar's $1.1 billion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital & Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank (M&A, restructuring, debt financings). He's built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm.
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