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Toptal is a marketplace for top Business Development Consultants. Top companies and start-ups hire Business Development freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Jeffrey Fidelman

Freelance Business Development Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since September 29, 2016

Jeffrey has been a trusted advisor for several years, focused on working with entrepreneurs and helping them build and grow their business, often from the ground up. He's successfully helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1 billion. His ability to work across a wide variety of industries is the result of a diverse investment background. Freelancing enables him to work directly with leadership to achieve efficient and positive results.

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Gary Calnan

Freelance Business Development Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since March 4, 2019

Gary is a serial entrepreneur with CEO and CFO experience. Before co-founding an aerospace startup in 2017, Gary was the director of finance at a $120 million revenue SaaS company, where he was responsible for the financial management of multiple departments and supported three mergers. Gary leverages his unique blend of finance and entrepreneurial experience across early and growth-stage businesses to add value to Toptal clients.

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Francesco Castellano

Freelance Business Development Consultant

ItalyToptal Member Since December 20, 2016

Francesco has more than fifteen years of experience in research, finance, consulting, and business management. During this time, he has worked on 20+ projects as a consultant at Bain & Company and launched Uber operations in Turin, Italy. Lately, he has founded Tondo, an organization focusing on the circular economy, and Novu, a company driving the implementation of clean and circular innovations. Francesco is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Giuliano Giovannetti

Freelance Business Development Consultant

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 16, 2020

Giuliano began his finance career in 1994. As the CEO of an insurance company, he underwrote nearly $10 billion in loans with no losses. As an entrepreneur, he founded internet and real estate startups. He is an expert in business planning, cash flow modeling, valuations, securitization structuring, insurance and banking regulation, and capital management. While advising insurers, he has expanded his expertise in technology and machine learning.

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Michael Ang

Freelance Business Development Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since August 16, 2016

An MIT MBA graduate, Michael served large corporations at Bain and helped build new businesses at firms backed by top-tier VCs (Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Softbank). He's led pricing work at a Silicon Valley firm acquired for $185 million and joined Toptal to work on challenging business problems. His work has led to the discovery of multimillion-dollar business optimization opportunities and contributed to a client’s multi-fold revenue increase.

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Bechara Kara

Freelance Business Development Consultant

United KingdomToptal Member Since October 14, 2018

Bechara is a private equity professional with ESW Capital, a $5 billion software buyout fund, and a former investment banker at UBS, where he worked on $1+ billion in transactions. He has worked with executives on corporate finance initiatives and advised on due diligence for M&A and fundraising transactions. Experienced with firms of all sizes, Bechara freelances to utilize his financial insight and experience to enhance value for his clients.

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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Freelance Business Development Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2016

Aleksey served in CFO roles of public and VC-backed private companies. As investor, he contributed to 25+ private equity deals that have deployed $500 million. He has advised 50+ clients on raising $1.6 billion in equity in the healthcare, consumer, media, software, energy, and industrial sectors. He enjoys working with officers of early stage and mature small-cap firms. He freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies.

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Bertrand Deleuse

Freelance Business Development Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 23, 2018

Bertrand is a 25-year finance veteran with a true 360 experience, honed as an investment banker, venture advisor, project developer, CFO, and expert witness consultant in international arbitrations. He has advised and partnered on over 100 transactions and investment initiatives totaling over $16 billion. Bertrand is a seasoned problem solver and decision-maker with expert facilitation skills. Bertrand advises on M&A, corporate development, venture growth, project development, and financing.

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David Neidhart

Freelance Business Development Consultant

SwitzerlandToptal Member Since March 24, 2019

David’s helped SMEs raise $500+ million in debt and equity financing and managed 30+ buy & sell-side M&A transactions from inception to execution. He’s built strategic functions and plans for $10+ billion-revenue multinationals, fostered startup hypergrowth, and established middle-market companies. As a freelancer, David helps clients enhance their potential, develop ambitious objectives, and execute the steps necessary to achieve their targets.

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Budder, Inc.

Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

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Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay, Founder / CEO

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Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

Scott had a lot of finance experience which he used to ask the right questions and help us do things more quickly than we would have done without him. The commission model is crucial to us being able to scale, he integrated seamlessly with our finance team and efficiently got us the outputs we needed.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

I was very impressed with the quality of finance talent in Toptal’s network. Our expert's experience was immediately evident through his insightful questions and the speed at which we could move. Toptal stayed on top of the process from making the match through to the successful completion of the project. I've already recommended Toptal Finance to my network.

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How to Hire Business Development Consultants through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Business Development consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Business Development consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Business Development consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Business Development consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Business Development consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Business Development consultant within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Business Development consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Business Development consultant begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

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    Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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