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Kevin Roberts

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since June 27, 2022

Over the last 20+ years, Kevin has closed 46 M&A deals totaling several billion in value. He started his career at leading investment banks—Bank of America and Merrill Lynch—and respected private equity firms—Trinity Hunt—advising clients ranging from $1-billion companies to startups and investment firms to family offices. Kevin joined Toptal mainly to leverage his capabilities in M&A and strategic finance, aiming at helping talented entrepreneurs and investors achieve their growth objectives.

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Sanjay Jajoo

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since June 3, 2024

Sanjay is a finance executive and operating partner focused on value creation and sustainability. He has 20+ years of CFO and finance leadership experience with companies like General Electric, Kraton, G-CON (Summa PE), Revive (PE), and Star—driving P&L, cash, M&A, due diligence, strategy, and audits. Sanjay has led and grown businesses across diverse segments, including oil and gas, power generation, manufacturing, industrial, and distribution.

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Carol Kraemer

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since February 24, 2017

Carol advised in the sale of a global multi-billion dollar energy company and served as a sub-segment controller/CFO for Siemens. She helps companies grow through acquisitions, fundraising, and strategic advisory. Carol has built some of the most sophisticated financial models for high-tech startups as well as large corporations and infrastructure projects. Freelancing allows her to broaden her industry focus while working with very driven CEOs.

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Craig Doescher

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since April 1, 2021

Craig has raised $100 million+ in debt and equity for companies seeking to grow, restructure, or exit. His unique combination of operational experience and financial expertise across industries gives him a 360-degree perspective to approach client situations and provide creative solutions for financial needs. After working as a finance executive or direct hire since 2004, he transitioned to freelancing in 2018 to leverage his vast range of interests and desire to expand his geographic reach.

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Joseph Valentic

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since November 9, 2018

Joe has 30+ years of middle-market financial services experience as an investment banker, CFO/COO, strategy consultant, public accountant, banker, and board leader. He excels with strategic planning, fractional CFO, pitch deck creation, fundraising, FP&A, M&A due diligence, and research. Joe helps businesses achieve their growth goals by integrating strategy, fractional executive services, financial planning, and capital placement services.

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Curtis H Short

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since June 5, 2023

Curt has 30+ years of experience spanning large, mid-size, and small companies—private equity and public, for-profit, and not-for-profit (NFP)—specializing in process improvement. He has successfully led three sell-side M&A transactions and negotiated and implemented a 3-party transitional services agreement. Curt is a CPA with an MBA who loves learning new businesses and looks forward to driving client business success, leveraging his extensive background.

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Don Miller

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since October 16, 2020

Don is a strategic and relationship-driven servant leader with over 15 years of experience in finance, HR, operations, strategy development and execution, business transformation, and process improvement.
 He has demonstrated success in building teams and systems to help organizations adapt to changing circumstances, scale sustainably, advance their missions, and live their values. 

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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since November 15, 2016

Aleksey served in CFO roles of public and VC-backed private companies. As an 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. Aleksey enjoys working with officers of early-stage and mature small-cap firms, and he freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies.

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Puneet Sapra

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since March 8, 2017

Puneet has been CFO of public, middle-market private equity-backed companies, and startups. He has extensive experience working with founders, boards of directors, external partners, and finance teams to grow revenues and profit organically, through M&A, debt, and equity financing.

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Liana Bertsch

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since October 3, 2022

Liana is a CFO for growth companies across a diverse range of industries, including eCommerce, SaaS, marketing agencies, entertainment, and professional services. She has over 15 years of experience providing financial services to clients varying in size from startups to medium-sized. Liana offers a combination of expertise in finance, accounting, management, business leadership, and operations to companies with ambitions to grow their revenues and profitability.

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Ravi Ramanujam

Freelance Interim CFO
United States
Interim CFO Since March 8, 2024

Ravi has a 25-year GE executive experience driving financial, operational, and strategic initiatives across industries and geographical sectors, covering FP&A, treasury, risk management, audits, controllership, investor relations, and capital markets. He has global joint venture experience and is astute at managing boards. Ravi has also turned multiple business units around to profitability and cash generation and is skilled at navigating economic cycles: growth, liquidity crises, and COVID-19.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great Interim CFO

Interim CFOs provide been-there, done-that experience in doses that your company's burn rate can handle. This hiring guide addresses how to identify the right person for the role and create the best environment for a successful interim CFO engagement.

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Pete Pellizzari

CEO

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

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

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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CEO

How to Hire Interim CFOs 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 interim CFO for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

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    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.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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

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