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Small business owners, start-up founders, private equity and other financial services firms hire CFO consultants from Toptal for strategic projects such as business planning, cash flow financial modeling, fundraising, and due diligence.

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Patrick Hoogendijk

Freelance CFO Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since April 20, 2020

Patrick is a CFA and certified chief compliance officer with 20 years of experience as a CFO or COO. He specializes in working with founders to hone their business models, build out their companies' financial and operational backbones, acquire their senior team to attract VC funding, and scale their companies through a metrics-focused approach. Patrick is comfortable in the inherent creative chaos of fast-moving teams, and his experience is backed by an MBA and MSc in chemical engineering.

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Previously at

Blue Phi Capital

Rolf Andersen

Freelance CFO 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

Neel Augusthy

Freelance CFO Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since March 9, 2021

Neel is a finance leader and change agent with 10+ years of experience and a track record of impact in Fortune 50 companies. He has driven transformations to the tune of $250 million, EBITDA uplift of $100 million+, and sustainable change by managing mandates in multinationals, SMEs, and startups. Neel is adept at navigating across countries, regions, and cultures, and he brings an entrepreneurial and creative mindset, drive, and passion to design and execute win-win solutions for his clients.

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Previously at

VADN Group

Paul Ainsworth

Freelance CFO Consultant

HungaryToptal Member Since August 30, 2018

Paul is an international CFO with experience across multinational companies ranging from $250-$900 million in turnover. After roles of increasing responsibility with General Electric and Orica, he now freelances to help companies with his operational finance and transformation experience. He has led simplification projects across geographically disparate finance teams and has worked in the UK, Germany, Belgium, and Hungary.

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Previously at

Orica

David Berlin

Freelance CFO Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since September 23, 2016

David has served as a CFO at multiple private equity portfolio companies in the SaaS, manufacturing, and service sectors where he optimized revenue growth, profitability, and led acquisition initiatives. He has been a consultant since 2014 and leverages his skills in financial modeling, analysis, forecasting, M&A, and process enhancements to deliver value to his Toptal clients. He has an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School and is a CPA.

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Previously at

Brookseed Partners

Olivier Brunet

Freelance CFO Consultant

RomaniaToptal Member Since February 7, 2022

Olivier launched his own consulting practice after a twenty-five-year financial career in Eastern Europe, working as CFO or controller for Fortune 100 and CAC40 subsidiaries (Publics, Alstom, Mondelez), combined with audit lead roles at KPMG and Mazars. He enjoys freelancing because it provides him with the opportunity to meet fascinating entrepreneurs and work on challenging projects, allowing him to leverage his corporate best-practice experience to improve accounting and financial processes.

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Previously at

Self-employed

Juba Tsuladze

Freelance CFO Consultant

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 7, 2017

Juba is the founder of angioClast, a Cambridge-based biotech startup focused on cancer research. Before entrepreneurship, Juba was a seasoned CFO with multi-industry experience and worked on projects, ranging from an equity sale of a $150 million telecom company to a $50 million hotel business turnaround. He joined the Toptal network to resolve diverse FP&A, M&A, buyouts, and strategic analysis challenges.

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Previously at

Benefica

Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Freelance CFO 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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Previously at

Ftera Advisors

Mario d'Aragona

Freelance CFO Consultant

United KingdomToptal Member Since August 7, 2019

Mario has a proven track record of improving a company’s financial results, such as turnaround of a loss-making company or costs and yield losses reduction by over 10% in Heinz Kraft. He supports companies in finding tailor-made funding solutions by early-stage investments and introducing them to his inner circle of investors and Nasdaq. Mario is enthusiastic about freelancing and providing exceptional entrepreneurial knowledge with his vast global experience to meet and exceed targets.

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Previously at

TML Venture

Gaurav Shastri

Freelance CFO Consultant

IndiaToptal Member Since August 26, 2021

Gaurav is a financial professional and CA with 18 years of experience, specializing in financial modeling and valuations. He has also overhauled a financial reporting system and introduced budgetary controls that led to significant cost reductions and more effective reporting. Gaurav leverages his analytical skills and a results-driven mindset to analyze and help business owners optimize complex business models and processes. He has a master's degree in finance and economics.

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Previously at

Energy Mission Machineries Pvt (Self-employed)

Bertrand Deleuse

Freelance CFO 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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Previously at

Quadrant Economics

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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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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

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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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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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GSD

How to Hire CFO Consultants through Toptal

1

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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right CFO Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal CFO Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our CFO 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 CFO Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal CFO Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your CFO 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.

  • What type of talent does Toptal have?

    Our platform hosts a very diverse set of skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds. Our freelancers range from software engineers, user experience designers, project management experts, and product managers to finance experts who have worked at leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more. Our freelancers are former Chief Financial Officers that act as a part-time CFO or full-time CFO to manage financial information, accounting systems, and internal controls.

  • What other services does Toptal provide?

    Besides our talent matching services, we also assemble cross-functional teams of finance experts, senior project managers, web developers, app developers, user interface designers, and freelancers with other technical skills.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    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.

  • 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.

  • Scale as Needed

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

  • 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.

  • Flexible Engagements

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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