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Martin Concannon

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since January 23, 2017

With over 20 years of financial and strategic consulting experience, Marty has led projects in eight countries. He recently analyzed sales performance for over 100 leading US food and beverage brands—presenting to executives of those brands as well as several industry conferences. He has a passion for finding the business stories hidden among the data and joined the Toptal network to find challenging projects and to work with talented people.

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Tyler Cain

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 15, 2018

Tyler, a Columbia MBA, is an investor with years of experience as an advisor and investor at firms including Wells Fargo, Pamlico Capital, and Lionstone Capital. He has led private and public investment activity across industries, including consumer and healthcare, among others. As a freelancer, Tyler looks to leverage his expertise in modeling and due diligence to enable high-value outcomes for entrepreneurs and corporate executives.

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Ron Rich

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since September 15, 2016

Ron has spent his career helping management teams leverage finance to strategically plan and drive operational improvement. With clients that have ranged from startups to billion dollar PE-backed companies, he has developed a deep expertise through his roles as an investment banker, management consultant, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. Freelancing allows him to work with a wide variety of clients and to address pressing, relevant issues.

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Jordan T. Mezoff

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since January 22, 2017

Jordan is a driven senior finance professional with extensive experience developing dynamic financial models for M&A transactions, growth strategy evaluation, P&L forecasting, pricing, etc. He's also leveraged his leadership experience to execute several M&A and commercial deals as well as business process optimization and cost savings initiatives. Jordan now freelances to enjoy productive and exciting work alongside the freedom of freelancing.

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Joseph Valentic

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2018

Joe has 25+ years of middle-market financial services experience as an investment banker, CFO/COO, strategy consultant, public accountant, banker and board leader. He excels with strategic planning, pitch deck creation, fundraising, FP&A, M&A due diligence, and research. Joe helps businesses achieve their growth goals by integrating strategy, fractional executive services, financial planning, and capital placement services.

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Jamie Mariani

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 2, 2018

Jamie's helped raise more than $18 billion in equity for growth, M&A, and distressing situations with notable clients such as KPN, Orange, and Telecity. He also has buy-side experience as an analyst, portfolio manager, and project manager, helping co-create the future as a provider of capital for a range of firms. Jamie joined Toptal to help clients make breakthroughs by drawing on his two decades of experience in capital markets across sectors.

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Sean Kae Siang Lim

Freelance Business Research Consultant

AustraliaToptal Member Since February 6, 2019

A CFA charterholder with more than nine years of experience in listed and unlisted equities, Sean's worked with many startups across Asia-Pacific ranging from seed to series A stages and consulted on strategies, financial planning, and equity transactions. Fluent in Chinese, he is currently working at a venture capital firm that invests in Asia-Pacific and enjoys freelancing to help clients solve complex problems and grow their businesses.

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Jack Barker

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since April 14, 2017

A former McKinsey Partner and Carlyle Group Principal with 30 years of international experience, Jack has served as the president, CFO, and COO of two Carlyle companies and four others. He is a finance, strategy, and operations expert with deep experience in telecom, financial services, data centers, and manufacturing. Jack enjoys freelancing because it allows him to work on a wide variety of issues for companies of all sizes and many industries.

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Ian McComiskie

Freelance Business Research Consultant

AustraliaToptal Member Since February 5, 2017

Ian is a financial consultant who primarily focuses on helping startups and small and medium-sized enterprises with source funding, write business plans, build out robust financial models, market research, and valuation analysis. He's worked with many international companies across the US, Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Ian enjoys working as a freelancer as it offers the freedom to choose his projects and also travel in South America.

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Michael Seversen

Freelance Business Research Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since September 11, 2017

A Stanford graduate and a Harvard MBA, Michael has executed more than 100 M&A, equity and strategic planning transactions with a leading investment bank (Piper Jaffray), a top-tier private equity firm (Riverside) and a global strategic consulting firm (Monitor Company). He enjoys freelancing to help clients with complex transactions involving M&A, equity, strategic growth, valuation, and financial modeling.

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Roelof Brand

Freelance Business Research Consultant

South AfricaToptal Member Since June 21, 2018

Roelof was voted South Africa's top technology equity research analyst from 2014 to 2017. He has advised on capital raises, management buyouts, and M&A transactions for a range of publicly-traded and private companies. After graduating with an honors degree in finance, he worked at KPMG, Old Mutual, and consulting firms and now leverages this experience as an M&A, modeling, and corporate strategy expert to add value for Toptal clients.

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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.

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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.

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