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Chaz Bauer

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since February 7, 2017

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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Richard Taveras

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since April 10, 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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Tim Barbis

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since March 18, 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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Dev Penn

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since November 1, 2021

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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Jake Luerkens

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since February 25, 2022

Jake is a finance and strategy consultant with experience in investment banking, private equity, and corporate development at the VP level. He is an expert in financial modeling, debt and equity capital raising, M&A with 15+ transactions executed, operations, and strategy. Jake has extensive experience working with companies of varying sizes, from early-stage startups to large multinationals, across many industries such as consumer, manufacturing, industrial services, and technology.

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Aaron Handler

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since May 1, 2020

Aaron is an experienced private equity professional whose leadership and strategic assessments have enabled companies to exceed forecasts and remain profitable despite tough economic climates. He identified a unique opportunity in the durable medical equipment space, recruited management, acquired and opened new locations, grew top and bottom lines, and exited the investment for a significant return on capital. Aaron enjoys a collaborative environment and is driven by values and purpose.

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Jimmy Stone

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since December 30, 2018

Jimmy has executed and evaluated $1+ billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions at an investment bank (JP Morgan), private equity firm (Warwick Group) and as a consultant. He's advised businesses ranging from pre-revenue startups to $1+ billion public companies in a broad range of industries. Jimmy holds an MBA with honors from Wharton, and he joined Toptal to help clients create tangible value while learning about new business models.

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Jeff Anapolsky

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since December 9, 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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George Mathew

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since July 14, 2019

George has worked on M&A, IPO, and fixed income transactions with a cumulative deal value of $20+ billion at renowned Wall Street banks including Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. A Fulbright scholar, George is active in the fintech startup sector and was on the management committee of Houston’s largest independent bank. At Toptal, he enjoys refining business models and optimizing financing structures to maximize flexibility and profitability.

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Jack Chang

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since September 26, 2018

Jack is an investment banking professional with 15 years of experience in corporate development (Tyco International), investment banking (UBS) and principal investing (GE Ventures). He has advised clients on $7+ billion in M&A and capital raise transactions across the industrial and energy sector. Jack is the founder of DGP Capital, an independent investment bank, and he joined Toptal to share his expertise with a wider array of companies.

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Peter Desrosier

Freelance Private Equity Consultant

United StatesPrivate Equity Consultant Since April 6, 2022

Peter is a seasoned finance professional with over eight years of top-tier private equity and investment banking experience. He has directly invested in numerous companies and evaluated hundreds of additional acquisition targets. He can perform due diligence on potential new acquisition targets, prepare marketing materials to represent a company in its sale, and create dynamic models. Peter is a freelance finance professional because he wants to help bring creative solutions to complex problems.

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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.

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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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