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Ed Carse

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since December 10, 2019

Ed is an experienced entrepreneur, growth-company CFO, and investment banker with a background in many industries, including technology, media, finance, and business services. He has launched several companies, raised over $70 million in growth capital, and helped a company expand internationally and scale 5x in three years. Ed enjoys helping fix businesses and operating and financial challenges that prevent clients from reaching their potential.

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Sean Heberling

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since October 18, 2017

With Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, Sailfish Capital, and Marion Street Capital, Sean has analyzed 10,000+ companies, built complex models, and helped facilitate $1+ billion in investment transactions. He freelances to leverage his expertise in financial modeling, investor presentations, investment analysis, and M&A. He is on the boards of several early-stage companies, advising on operations, growth strategy, and fundraising.

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Bertrand Laroche

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since August 1, 2020

Bertrand directly deployed $250 million in private equity and venture capital transactions in energy, infrastructure, and sustainable companies. He has worked on $10 billion worth of M&A, private placements, and structured finance deals at global investment banks (BNP Paribas, Société Générale). While becoming a thought leader on ESG, he enjoys freelancing to help investors and startups with their financial and strategic planning, investment due diligence, capital raising, and ESG strategy.

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Jeffrey Fidelman

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since September 29, 2016

Jeffrey is a Harvard University graduate and currently manages a 40-person management consulting firm parallel to being a freelance CFO. He focuses on providing strategic services to early and mid-stage companies. As a consultant, 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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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since March 17, 2017

Neil is a CFO for growth companies and a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in NY where he helped lead numerous transactions including Zipcar's $1.1 billion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital & Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank (M&A, restructuring, debt financings). He's built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm.

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Peter Mullen

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since December 21, 2020

Peter is an investment executive with global experience across HFs, PE, and family offices, including Apollo Global, JGM Capital, EOS Global, Longacre, and CDV. He launched and managed two HFs, which invested across the capital structure, including an innovative US fund with a hybrid strategy and one of Brazil’s first international funds. Peter headed the financial team that grew a portfolio company into one of LATAM’s largest renewable energy entities through a multi-billion-dollar investment.

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Bertrand Deleuse

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since January 16, 2019

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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Scott Herckis, CPA

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since June 4, 2021

Scott has 25+ years of experience in the finance and accounting industry. He started his own outsourced CFO and CPA practice in 2009 and now serves an array of clients in various industries throughout the United States. Scott provides custom on-call CFO services, such as building financial models, business strategy with C-suite executives, assisting with capital raises, financial statement preparation and analysis, and tax services, including income, sales, and property tax returns.

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Julio C. Ortiz

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since February 18, 2021

Julio has diversified experience as a finance VP for multinationals based in the US and Latin America in the financing, pharmaceutical, luxury goods, and personal care sectors and distribution channels, such as retail, wholesale, and travel retail. His expertise includes financial planning and modeling, investment banking, commercial real estate, fundraising, business plan development, logistics, company valuation, and strategic and visionary leadership based on innovation and creativity.

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Dar Fazulyanov

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since August 31, 2021

Dar is a financial business leader with over 20 years of experience in eCommerce, healthcare, aircraft, software, blockchain, automotive, and airline industries. His expertise lies in M&A, pre-IPO, IPO, venture capital, and private equity deals. Dar holds an MBA with scholar honors from Tuck School of Business.

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Nirvikar Jain

Freelance Part-time CFO

United StatesPart-time CFO Since June 14, 2018

Nirvikar has helped raise $20+ billion of capital and built lines of business as an experienced CEO, banker, and strategist at ICICI, Citi, Bank of America, and FAB. An entrepreneur, Nirvikar is an active board member for startup companies, advising on strategic initiatives and capital raising. As a freelancer, he enjoys leveraging his background as an entrepreneur and executive to drive profitable growth at companies from various industries.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great Part-time CFO

The CFO is a pivotal role within any organization, of any size. In this guide, we will demonstrate the specific advantages that a part-time CFO can bring a business, in terms of addressing very specific needs with tailored sets of skills.

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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 Part-time CFOs Near Chicago

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 part-time CFO for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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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