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Kevin Roberts

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-time 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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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-time 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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Michael Andrew Hengst

Freelance Part-time CFO
Mexico
Part-time 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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Scott Herckis, CPA

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-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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Dar Fazulyanov

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-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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Arnaud Soupa, CFA

Freelance Part-time CFO
Canada
Part-time CFO Since January 20, 2022

Arnaud is a part-time CFO and advisor in corporate financial management. With an international corporate career of 20+ years working at prominent players like Veolia and PwC, he ventured into the startup space as a co-founder and CEO. For the past four years, he has been helping small and medium-sized businesses scale up, adopt more sophisticated practices, and tackle increasing complexity. Arnaud appreciates the opportunity to engage with various visionary, demanding, and talented stakeholders.

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Ed Carse

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-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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Jeff Anapolsky

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-time CFO Since December 11, 2017

Jeff is a seasoned professional who enjoys overcoming financial challenges during rapid change. He contributes over 20 years of elite training, clever insights, relevant experiences, and meaningful connections to help companies reach their highest potential. With a private equity background and Harvard MBA, Jeff partners with talented operators to attract institutional capital by delivering financial excellence in forecasting, reporting, transactions, FP&A, audits, taxes, and business planning.

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Brian Faust

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-time CFO Since November 12, 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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Scott Brown

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-time CFO Since September 23, 2016

Scott has extensive experience working with high growth businesses in many capacities. He finds that a solid foundation in accounting and operations helps him better guide the financial planning and decision-making process. He has consulted with a number of different service and manufacturing businesses helping with capacity planning, incentive plans, business plan development, and developing driver-based rolling forecast processes.

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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Freelance Part-time CFO
United States
Part-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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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

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

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 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

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

  • Seamless Hiring

    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.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

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

Top Part-time CFOs Are in High Demand.

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