Hire the Best Interim CFOs Near Chicago

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Curtis H Short

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim 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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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim 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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Liana Bertsch

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim 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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Mary Ann Fialkowski

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since May 4, 2020

Mary Ann has 20 years of C-level experience with private equity and publicly owned companies. She has planned and implemented high-growth strategies and restructured poorly integrated industry rollups. She creates solutions through new technology and business process improvement. With a uniquely wide breadth of functional experience, honed by easily pivoting to the area needing attention and quickly assessing the underlying processes, Mary Ann is an exceptional freelance contributor.

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Eric Till

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since August 18, 2022

Eric is a financial services professional with 13+ years of experience as a sell-side, buy-side, and startup professional, advising on debt and equity deals from $10 million to over $1 billion. He has deployed more than $2 billion into funds at Apollo across various structures and sectors. During his experience at boutique firms and on his own, he has worked with both large and early-stage companies. Eric wants to work on challenging projects alongside his other small business owner endeavors.

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Michael Andrew Hengst

Freelance Interim CFO
MexicoInterim CFO Since November 15, 2022

Michael is a finance leader with 17 years of experience in operational finance, VC investing, consulting, and entrepreneurship. He set up a shared services FP&A team of 30+ people at GE, managing $200+ million. As a VC fund manager, he assessed 600+ startups and doubled the portfolio value in two years. Michael is passionate about improving a business's performance and has helped 40+ clients with company valuations, M&A transactions, raising capital, and developing strategic growth plans.

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Dev Penn

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since March 9, 2022

Dev is an Eagle Scout and CFA charterholder who seeks to make a significant impact. His goal is to help firms find, grow, and scale over $1 billion in opportunities. Dev's past experiences include working for two billionaires and more than ten years of acting as a strategic executive at blue-chip firms in VC, PE, and investments. He's also experienced as a fractional CFO and acts as a strategist, banker, marketer, and investor rolled into one person.

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Jerry Nemorin

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since September 13, 2022

Jerry is an expert in financial modeling, valuation, M&A, fintech, startups, and debt and equity capital raising. He previously founded a venture-backed fintech company that raised over $12 million in equity and $250 million in debt capital. Jerry worked in corporate treasury for Fortune 500s and advised on LBO transactions and high-yield debt capital raises. As a Toptal freelancer, he wants to offer his expertise to a broader group of companies at all stages.

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Jeffrey Fidelman

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since September 29, 2016

Jeffrey is a Harvard University graduate who focuses on investment banking for startups and funds, parallel to being a freelance CFO. As an investment banker, he has acted as an interim CFO for 300+ companies and funds. A few highlights of Jeffrey's career outside consulting include being a partner at a VC fund, banking with Morgan Stanley and HSBC, and co-founding a real estate brokerage.

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Matthew Lo

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since April 13, 2021

An MIT and UPenn alumnus, Matthew has 15 years of experience at top finance firms and startups (Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, etc.), working on over $10 billion of capital-raising, M&A, and investment projects. He has worked with clients such as PE firms KKR and The Carlyle Group and worked at three startups, including a unicorn funded by Softbank. He is currently working on a new startup and is always eager to help fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Prashant Sharma

Freelance Interim CFO
United StatesInterim CFO Since January 23, 2023

Prashant is a Georgetown graduate and a seasoned financial consultant who has helped clients grow their businesses and successfully executed over 10 M&A transactions. He has advised startups and Fortune 500 corporations while working at Wall Street investment banks like Citigroup and private equity firms like Arlington Capital Partners. He has also led strategic finance for a startup that successfully exited to UnitedHealth Group. He joined Toptal to help clients grow their businesses.

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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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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.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

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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    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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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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