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Sean Kae Siang Lim

Freelance Business Research Consultant
AustraliaToptal Member Since May 7, 2019

As a skilled CFA charterholder, Sean specializes in commercial modeling and growth strategy for startups and corporate innovations. With over five years of experience working in venture capitals, accelerators, and CVC, he has helped 20+ startups to develop their growth strategies, business plans, and financial models. Currently, Sean is working with the largest insurer in Australia to create an incubation ecosystem for insurtech, which includes industry, VC, academic, and government sectors.

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Previously at

Firemark Collective

Jordan T. Mezoff

Freelance Business Research Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since January 31, 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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Previously at

SBA Communications

Nathan Krishnan S

Freelance Business Research Consultant
IndiaToptal Member Since March 24, 2017

During his two-decade career in Asia and the US, Nathan has consulted in strategy, valuations, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, forecasting, and investments across six continents—ranging in value from $10 million to $1 billion. While a senior manager at Ernst & Young, he led engagements in valuations and modeling and recently left to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while working on challenging projects at Toptal.

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Previously at

Reason Street LLC

Mark Bryson, CFA

Freelance Business Research Consultant
South AfricaToptal Member Since June 22, 2018

Mark is a freelance research analyst and corporate strategy advisor specializing in digital transformation. He has worked with some of the top corporate innovation funds globally, identifying investment opportunities across several disruptive technology verticals. Mark began his career as an equity analyst, which allowed him to develop foundational expertise in fundamental research and financial modeling—skills he leverages today as a research-led strategy consultant and M&A advisor.

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Previously at

JLL Technologies

Tyler Cain

Freelance Business Research Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since July 19, 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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Previously at

Lionstone Capital

Ron Rich

Freelance Business Research Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since September 27, 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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Previously at

New York Life Investments

Martin Concannon

Freelance Business Research Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since February 3, 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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Previously at

Lafayette Associates

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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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    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Business Research consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

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

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