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Jose Antonio Arean

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

MexicoEconomic Development Consultant Since April 12, 2017

Jose has directly executed valuations worth over US$ 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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Previously at

Firmus Consulting

Laura Casinelli

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United StatesEconomic Development Consultant Since March 21, 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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Previously at

World Organisation for Animal Health

Jason Goldstein, CFA

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

NetherlandsEconomic Development Consultant Since June 9, 2021

Jason is an investment banker and corporate finance advisor who has advised cross-border transactions worth $1 billion+ during the past eight years. He has worked with startups and billion-dollar companies, and he excels at helping clients maximize deal value in both structured and unstructured environments. Jason enjoys freelancing because it gives him the opportunity to work on fascinating deals and collaborate with people who have diverse perspectives.

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Previously at

JB Goldstein

Peter Mullen

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United StatesEconomic Development Consultant Since August 17, 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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Previously at

JGM Capital Management

Kurt Williams

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United StatesEconomic Development Consultant Since February 9, 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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Previously at

Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Paul Hamilton

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

SpainEconomic Development Consultant Since April 10, 2020

Paul is a seasoned CFO and chartered accountant. As a CFO, he guided a loss-making SME to profit-making within the first year. His Big 4 experience includes dozens of M&A transactions, including buy-side, sell-side, and IPOs. Paul uses his diverse and complementary range of skills, including financial modeling, financial reporting, financial management, and M&A, to help his clients make strategic decisions and achieve their goals.

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Previously at

Akros, Inc.

Turner Coggins

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United StatesEconomic Development Consultant Since March 7, 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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Previously at

Capco

Philip Bonardelli

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

CanadaEconomic Development Consultant Since January 5, 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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Previously at

Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

George Mathew

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United StatesEconomic Development 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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Previously at

Morgan Stanley

John Lothian

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United KingdomEconomic Development Consultant Since September 24, 2020

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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Previously at

M&G Investments

Thomas Smith

Freelance Economic Development Consultant

United KingdomEconomic Development Consultant Since April 11, 2018

Thomas has executed numerous M&A transactions for FTSE 100 and private equity clients (KKR) while at major consulting firms, including Deloitte and L.E.K. Consulting. He has also led complex cross-border strategy projects at a leading global airline, such as acquiring aircraft valued at over £4.5 billion. Thomas enjoys freelancing as it enables him to advise clients on M&A, corporate finance, and strategy projects in a variety of sectors.

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  • 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. Start now.

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

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    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. Start now.

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