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

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Nitin Mittal

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since January 16, 2017

Nitin has 19+ years of experience as a banker, hedge fund analyst, and CFO with deep operational, fundraising, and M&A exposure in growth and turnaround situations. He has served as the CFO for a dozen technology companies, leading finance departments at multiple VC and PE-backed businesses with revenues ranging from $5 to $500 million. Nitin has structured and negotiated complex equity and debt financing exceeding $360 million and M&A transactions of $500 million, leading PMIs for 20+ deals.

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Previously at

Solera Health

Ted Bartlett

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since June 19, 2017

Ted has led the finance and operational functions of companies with sales ranging from $2 million to $20 billion, including Xerox and the Gowan Company. He has recently specialized in modeling, negotiation, and deal architecture for mid-market M&A transactions and joined Toptal to help a broad array of clients to create value through acquisitions. Ted is also a licensed CPA and holds an MBA.

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Previously at

Gowan Seed Company

John Lee

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

PortugalToptal Member Since August 1, 2018

John is a highly commercial, entrepreneurial, culturally intelligent leader who speaks six languages. His proudest achievement was founding his own travel technology startup, CultureMee, which won global awards in business and leisure travel. He is also proud to have led a Europe-wide, cross-functional supply chain project, which drove a €40 million reduction in working capital in CRH Plc, one of the largest construction companies in the world.

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Previously at

The Work From Anywhere Team

Rolf Andersen

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

BrazilToptal Member Since January 23, 2020

Rolf is an international finance executive with hands-on experience in large-scale global companies and start-ups. He's confident leading remote teams, strong in process optimization, completes thorough deep dives, and provides solid solutions. He uses robust strategic and analytical approaches to optimize and turn companies around. Rolf has built organizations and investment pipelines, set up reporting structures, and designed and executed turn-around plans to create winning client solutions.

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Previously at

Trilogy - ESW Capital

Adrian John Smith

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

AustraliaToptal Member Since August 18, 2017

Adrian has 12+ years of private equity and M&A experience, mainly at Standard Chartered Private Equity where he led several transactions with a total value of over $500 million. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with multiple clients, leveraging his strong financial and operational background to build budgets, execute complex equity and debt raises, and to conduct due diligence and valuations, particularly in turnaround situations.

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Previously at

Arkana Partners

Kurt Williams

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since February 9, 2022

Kurt is an award-winning executive known for exceeding expectations, delivering on time and ahead of schedule, on and under budget, exceeding sales and profitability goals, inspiring teams to accomplish more than the sum of their parts, and developing strong relationships. He has a background in multiple languages and the mental faculties to see all the pieces that need to go together. He creates and implements plans to achieve exceptional results with which companies see long-term success.

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Previously at

Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Paul Birkett

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

AustraliaToptal Member Since October 22, 2020

Paul is a corporate finance professional with experience and expertise in restructurings, turnarounds, and distressed investment management. His key competencies include M&A, capital raising, and capital structuring, but he is also skilled in balance sheet restructuring, turnaround and distressed corporate finance advisory, and operational treasury and cash management. In addition to strong process and project management skills, Paul is highly analytical, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven.

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Previously at

ASOC Management Company (Pty) Ltd

Peter Jacobson

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since July 24, 2017

A Harvard grad with an MBA from Stanford, Peter has served as CFO of three successful companies, led several acquisitions, obtained growth capital, led recapitalization efforts, and led a successful exit for the shareholders. He's also raised $500 million+ for clients as a VP at KeyBanc Capital Markets, a commercial and investment bank. Peter enjoys freelancing to help clients with capital raising, M&A, FP&A, and various CFO-related functions.

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Previously at

BridgeHealth

Philippe Glätzle

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

FranceToptal Member Since March 21, 2022

Philippe is a managing director with a track record of 15+ years of leading international corporations in French-speaking markets, achieving an average of 35% annual growth. He has served eight years as an MD in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland for a branch of PRGX, a Nasdaq-listed US financial firm. He increased turnover by 800% and cash flow from €3–50 million per year. Recognized as structured, positive, and dynamic, Philippe helps his Toptal clients achieve exceptional results.

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Previously at

SWETS Information Services

Steve Sprindis

Freelance Business Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since January 4, 2017

Steve is an experienced financial executive and consultant with a broad range of experience ranging from deep dive financial analysis to M&A and valuation work. He has experience as a CFO, private equity investor, and investment banker. Steve has worked with over fifty companies on preparing business plans and offering memorandums and financial models, and has helped finance early and late stage companies, real estate, and other assets.

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Previously at

Waypoint Private Capital

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  • How are Toptal Business Turnaround Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Business Turnaround 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.

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

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Business Turnaround 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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