Hire the Best Fundraising Consultants Near Chicago

Toptal is a marketplace for top remote fundraising consultants. Top companies and start-ups in Chicago choose Toptal Fundraising freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Aaron Chockla

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since August 29, 2019

An award-winning entrepreneur and active venture capital investor, Aaron enjoys freelancing to leverage broad expertise in business (MBA–Kellogg), law (JD—Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law), and science and engineering (Ph.D.—University of Texas at Austin) to help companies raise capital, scale operations, and develop marketing and corporate strategy.

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Jimmy Stone

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since December 30, 2018

Jimmy has executed and evaluated $1+ billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions at an investment bank (JP Morgan), private equity firm (Warwick Group) and as a consultant. He's advised businesses ranging from pre-revenue startups to $1+ billion public companies in a broad range of industries. Jimmy holds an MBA with honors from Wharton, and he joined Toptal to help clients create tangible value while learning about new business models.

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Carlos Eyzaguirre

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 9, 2019

An MIT grad and Wharton MBA student, Carlos has investment banking (Barclays) and private equity experience, executing transactions for companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, and SiriusXM. He has worked on $5 billion in M&A/debt/equity deals, built financial models, evaluated private equity investments and monitored portfolio companies’ performances.

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Jeff Anapolsky

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since December 9, 2017

Jeff is a financial restructuring expert, including turnarounds, workouts, and bankruptcies. Jeff is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School with experience in multiple industries. As a seasoned professional, he creates credible financial projections, solves operational hurdles, manages debt and equity financings, negotiates mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, and helps clients reach milestones and achieve targets.

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Joseph Orsi, CFA

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since July 23, 2017

Joseph is a driven financial analyst with more than six years of experience working at a top Wall Street bank in New York City and assisting more than 60 startups and small corporations with FP&A projects. He has been directly involved in raising more than $100 million in venture debt and equity capital. Joseph is an active CFA charterholder and has a bachelor's degree in finance.

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Brian Faust

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since November 9, 2017

Brian co-founded a family of privately held global technology and media companies with 180 employees and offices in NYC, Ohio, LA, and Tel Aviv—serving as its board member and CFO. He is also an experienced corporate development executive having led more than $500 million of transactions, integrations, and capital raises. Brian joined Toptal because he enjoys working with leading companies and teams on interesting and dynamic challenges.

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Marc Howland

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 16, 2019

Marc is a Harvard Business School graduate with honors, a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs, and private equity investor at The Carlyle Group. He has helped execute more than $70 billion worth of global M&A and financing transactions in the tech, media, telecom, infrastructure and sports facility finance markets. Marc enjoys freelancing to contribute his knowledge and skills to others while working on his own early-stage ventures.

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Evan Fisher

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since August 24, 2017

Evan is a former investment bank VP offering a simple value prop: better-than-Wall-Street quality documents and advice at a fraction of the price. His work is responsible for over $2.1 billion invested in SMEs and has sat in every seat at the boardroom table as a director, shareholder, executive, and advisor. Evan enjoys helping businesses plan and refine their strategies, prepare for corporate actions, and hone their capital-raising approach.

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Jake LaJoie

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 31, 2020

Jake has a unique combination of private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, and operations experience. Over the course of his career, he has completed 16 principal investments totaling $480 million of equity and more than $15 billion of M&A and corporate finance transactions. He enjoys the excitement of freelance consulting because each engagement is different and intellectually stimulating.

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Ken Gordon

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since April 26, 2018

Ken is a finance expert with 25+ years of leadership experience at startups and Fortune 100 companies. He has supported a $2.5 billion Raytheon division and advised CEOs, private equity investors, Members of Congress, and senior DoD officials on finance and operating strategy. Ken enjoys freelancing as he seeks to leverage his decades of finance and advisory experience on new and exciting challenges.

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Jonathan Tipton

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since November 5, 2018

Jonathan is a 15+ year seasoned finance executive and deal professional. He has completed 50+ transactions for an aggregate transaction value of over $300 million. His involvement has included conducting due diligence, negotiating legal documents, preparing financial models, budgets, and cash forecasts, developing investment committee and board of director materials, and serving as interim CFO, among many other results-oriented projects.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising is almost always a complex process, no matter what stage a company is at or how solid the financials are. From a start-up raising its first million dollars on up, this guide will walk you through how to find the best fundraising consultants to make your pitch deck bulletproof.

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Martin so far is a complete Rockstar. His first bit of work produced a tool for us to model and forecast our financials and is far and away worth every penny we paid and more. Just thought I’d share that with you.

Pete Pellizzari, CEO

Budder, Inc.

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.

Romy Parzick, COO

Student Loan Benefits, Inc. dba Vault

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

SideKick

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

Veterans Rideshare

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.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

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 Fundraising Consultants Near Chicago

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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.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right fundraising consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

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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

    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

    Scale as Needed

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

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    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

    Flexible Engagements

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

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    Expert Talent Matching

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

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