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

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Chaz Bauer

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since March 31, 2022

Chaz is the lead of business development for Beaumont Health, the largest health system in Michigan, with responsibility for system-wide M&A, joint ventures, and other strategic initiatives. His previous experience includes a regional CFO role with Surgical Care Affiliates, a leading ambulatory surgery center platform, as an investment professional at H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm, and an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey.

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Robert Garcia

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since April 28, 2022

Robert received his MS from Stanford University and BS from UCLA. He is a successful management consultant with extensive experience in change management, human resources, and organizational effectiveness and training. Robert has global manufacturing and consulting experience in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LATAM. He's a bilingual professional with key industry certifications. Robert joined Toptal to work on challenging business problems and support change initiatives.

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Kyle Wade

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since April 24, 2019

Kyle's been involved in more than 65 M&A and capital-raising projects with more than $7B of combined value, and he's led both the FP&A group of a $1B tech company and a $700M investment fund. As a consultant, he enjoys taking clients to the next level with strategic insight, accurate modeling, and capital advisory. He's helped energy, tech, industrial, transport, and retail companies evaluate strategic decisions and succeed.

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Rohit Srivastava

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since September 12, 2022

Rohit brings over 20 years of business and technology consulting experience, emphasizing customer insight, digital transformation, complex delivery management, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He also has solid expertise in diligence and pre- and post-close integrations. Rohit has a proven track record of developing and delivering mission-critical programs across various industries, including M&A, financial services, and media and entertainment.

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Richard Taveras

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since May 20, 2020

Richard is a highly technical former investment banking VP (Greenhill & Co./Bank of America Merrill Lynch) with experience in over $15 billion in M&A, debt, and equity transactions for multi-national corporations. Prior to banking, he was the head of technology at an interest rate derivatives fintech start-up and a forex analyst at Barclays Capital. He has worked at companies large and small, and joined the Toptal network to work on projects that can benefit from his well-rounded skill set.

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Dan McEldowney

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since January 19, 2021

Leveraging an engineering background with more than eight years of financial consulting experience, Dan has delivered actionable insights for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies on over 100 engagements. His expertise includes financial planning & analysis, valuation, market research, due diligence, and project management, among others. Dan enjoys freelancing as it affords the opportunity to provide high-quality work product on a variety of interesting projects.

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Lori Moser

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since February 25, 2022

Lori is an experienced finance expert who led and managed entire M&A processes for acquisitions, divestitures, and carve-outs. Specializing in strategy development, targets identification, market research, financial plan preparation and valuation, due diligence, LOI negotiation and agreement, and plan execution, Lori has worked at a Fortune 500 business, a startup, and an investment bank, dealing with SaaS, manufacturing, consumer products, and industrial automation.

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Kuk Yi

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since August 18, 2020

Kuk is a strategic financial leader with in-depth experience working across the spectrum of value creation ranging from innovation to partnership and business development, M&A, and strategic enterprise initiatives. Kuk's created new internal capabilities by founding M&A/corporate development and venture investment teams. Although not a technologist, Kuk has a deep understanding and appreciation of the technology ecosystem and has led analytics and technology teams during his career as a result.

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Tim Barbis

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since October 20, 2020

Tim is an investment advisor who has worked with multiple private equity, venture capital, and investment management firms to analyze and execute investments. He has extensive experience applying his CFA, MBA, and operating experience to investment analysis for venture capital investments, middle-market acquisitions, and small to mid-cap publicly traded businesses. Tim enjoys freelancing because it offers him the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and industries.

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Paul Huffman

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since November 6, 2019

Paul has completed 90 investment banking assignments with an aggregate value of over $3 billion during a 20-year investment banking career. Paul is also the founder and manager of several start-ups, including driving growth to the INC 500 list at Commodore Leasing, LLC from formation to #193 in 2016. As a freelancer, Paul brings clients his investment banking experience combined with start-up and operating background.

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Matthew Robinson

Freelance M&A Consultant

United StatesFreelance M&A Consultant Since September 4, 2019

A Columbia Business School graduate, Matt has worked for some of the largest hedge funds and private equity funds and was responsible for principal investments in excess of $1 billion. Matt's expertise includes conducting due diligence, producing financial models, and creating memorandums across a wide range of asset classes. Matt joined Toptal to help clients across various industries and maturities with complex finance and investments issues.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great M&A Consultant

After spending years building up a company, the prospect of turning around and selling it can be both an alien concept and unfamiliar territory for an entrepreneur. Seeking out a skilled M&A consultant can greatly assist and guide the founder through this process.

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Testimonials

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 M&A 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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

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

Work with your new M&A consultant 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 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.

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    Hire in under 2 weeks 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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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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