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Carol Kraemer

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United States
Economic Development Consultant Since February 24, 2017

Carol advised in the sale of a global multi-billion dollar energy company and served as a sub-segment controller/CFO for Siemens. She helps companies grow through acquisitions, fundraising, and strategic advisory. Carol has built some of the most sophisticated financial models for high-tech startups as well as large corporations and infrastructure projects. Freelancing allows her to broaden her industry focus while working with very driven CEOs.

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Jose Antonio Arean

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
Mexico
Economic Development Consultant Since April 16, 2017

Jose has directly executed valuations worth over $10 billion and founded Firmus—a firm offering advice in finance and economics. As a freelance, he provides his clients with robust and thorough analyses to help them achieve optimal decisions. In addition to working extensively with public companies in financial modeling and management, Jose has acted as an international expert witness in commercial disputes and as an outsourced CFO for startups.

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Laura Casinelli

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United States
Economic Development Consultant Since April 28, 2022

Laura is an internationally recognized brand strategy expert. She successfully implemented brand and change-management strategies for organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to pre-seed startups, acting globally across multiple industries. Her work proved to directly increase brand equity and momentum and accelerate growth. Laura enjoys freelancing because it allows her to engage with diverse clients and project base.

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Peter Mullen

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United States
Economic Development Consultant 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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Kurt Williams

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United States
Economic Development Consultant Since March 2, 2022

Kurt is an award-winning executive known for exceeding expectations, delivering on time and ahead of schedule, on and under budget, exceeding sales and profitability goals, inspiring teams to accomplish more, and developing strong relationships. He has a background in multiple languages and the mental faculties to see all the pieces that need to go together for success. Kurt's ability to create and implement strategic plans with exceptional results are what sets him apart.

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Turner Coggins

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United States
Economic Development Consultant Since April 5, 2022

Turner is a career consultant with experience working for industry-leading consulting firms, PwC and Capco. Turner has demonstrated success within financial services, fintech, international development, and the public sector. He has served as a trusted advisor to multiple clients, spanning the federal government, large commercial banking institutions, and startups. Turner is a capable consultant with experience delivering results individually or managing cross-functional teams.

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Philip Bonardelli

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
Canada
Economic Development Consultant Since January 12, 2017

Philip is an experienced financial consultant with keen quantitative and analytical skills. At BellSouth Peru, he developed the first strategic plan with scorecard indicators and implemented the first instance of competitive fixed telephony. At The News Group, he set up a deal governance process, bringing together the sales and finance organizations to present and approve profitable deals while the company doubled in sales to $1 billion.

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George Mathew

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United States
Economic Development Consultant Since September 30, 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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John Lothian

Freelance Economic Development Consultant
United Kingdom
Economic Development Consultant Since January 5, 2021

John Lothian is an accomplished global investor and financier with nearly two decades of experience. A graduate of Columbia Business School, John has enjoyed a successful career at top-tier banks and investment houses in the US, Europe, and Japan, including M&G Investments, Lazard, and Lehman Brothers. John recently established a freelance financial advisory business because he values working directly with clients to solve their unique strategic and financial challenges.

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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.

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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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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Economic Development Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Economic Development Consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Economic Development Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Economic Development Consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire Economic Development Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Economic Development Consultant within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Economic Development Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Economic Development Consultant begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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    Trusted Experts Only

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    The Right Fit

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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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