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Mark Tan

Freelance Business Writer

SingaporeToptal Member Since October 9, 2018

Mark has 10+ years of investment and finance experience at global transportation investor Buss Global Management, closing $4 billion of M&A and fundraising mandates. He has worked across industries covering the shipping, offshore/marine, property, hospitality, biotechnology, telecommunications, and media sectors. Mark leverages his buy and sell-side expertise to offer practical advice to companies across stages and industries.

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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since March 16, 2017

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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Graham Smith

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 7, 2017

Graham has executed numerous venture capital deals and published equity research for global Fortune 100 corporations while working at leading Wall Street investment banks (Credit Suisse) and startup studios (Bionic). He’s a principal at What If Ventures, a mental health venture fund and co-founder and CFO of an NYC-based restaurant.

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Robert Yu

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since April 14, 2018

A Harvard graduate, Robert is an entrepreneur with deep experience across principal investing ($6 billion portfolio), equity research, fundraising, marketing, and operations, from leading firms such as Wells Fargo and KeyBanc. He brings pragmatism and perspective to every engagement and enjoys freelancing to help clients across markets caps and industries on M&A, corporate finance, capital raising, and private equity transactions.

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Jim Laird

Freelance Business Writer

CanadaToptal Member Since July 24, 2017

Jim has managed investments for one of Canada's largest venture firms, founded and successfully exited a large entertainment software company, and has sat on more than 20 private, public, and non-profit boards. He is a 20-year corporate finance veteran and fractional CFO who is passionate about helping companies get to the next level by improving their operations, assisting with debt and equity capital raises, and executing M&A transactions.

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Gyanesh Changlani

Freelance Business Writer

IndiaToptal Member Since September 15, 2018

An MBA in finance and a CFA Level III candidate, Gyanesh's finalized multiple annual budgets, developed SOPs for ISO 9001 certification, automated MIS reports, and improved the working capital processes for multinationals including Al Futtaim Group, Landmark Group, and Avis Rental Car. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping clients with valuation, developing financial procedures, assisting with corporate finance, and structuring investment decisions.

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Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since August 15, 2017

As an equity analyst, Elizabeth carried out stock selection for $1 billion of assets and was part of an equity research team that was awarded Wall Street Journal’s "Best on the Street". After a successful corporate career, she is thrilled to help companies achieve their strategic, operational, and financial goals in a more hands-on manner.

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Robert Balsamo

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since July 7, 2017

As a publishing equity analyst for UBS and FBR Capital Markets, Robert maintained comprehensive research on a coverage universe valued over $100 billion. He has also facilitated over $100 million of debt and equity capital raises. In freelancing, he leverages his creativity and his expertise in valuation, market analysis, and financial modeling to help clients navigate competitive markets and assess investments and finance for long-term success.

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Roelof Brand

Freelance Business Writer

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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James P. McFadden

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since September 4, 2017

A Wharton MBA with graduate and undergraduate degrees in aeronautical and civil engineering, Jim ran J.P. Morgan's North American equity proprietary trading desk and managed $1 billion long-short energy stock portfolios at J.P. Morgan and Amaranth while generating double-digit returns. Jim is an award-winning analyst and antitrust expert who freelances to help companies and investors successfully deploy their investments.

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Patrick Gaffney

Freelance Business Writer

United StatesToptal Member Since October 27, 2017

Ranked #1 by Institutional Investor for his coverage of EMEA real estate, Patrick has covered the US and emerging market stocks for 12 years with his HSBC team (ranked #1 for five consecutive years for their Middle East coverage). He has experience in real estate, consumer goods, and business services sectors. Patrick graduated from Wharton and was a CFA charter holder. He joined Toptal to help clients with equity research and financial analysis.

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    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Business Writers 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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