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Christopher Bluem, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Chris has driven over $30M of incremental operating profit and recommended another $85M while creating strategic business cases for the C-suite. As a freelancer, he enjoys solving problems, analyzing data, building models, and driving value for companies' top priority projects. Chris has gained extensive experience in financial/strategic analysis, capital budgeting and valuation while working at both a F500 company and a global investment bank. Click to continue

William Rutkoske, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
William recently served as a portfolio manager at the Harvard endowment before becoming an entrepreneur-turned-freelancer. Prior to Harvard, William spent 11 years investing in public and private companies for a $2B family office after having advised companies on M&A and capital raising activities at Deutsche Bank. William enjoys working with interesting companies to help them maximize their value, all the while continuing his global travels. Click to continue

Chris Badali, Vietnam

Freelance equity research Analyst
Over the past decade Chris has collaborated with investment banks including RBC, ScotiaBank, and Goldman Sachs and entrepreneurs alike. His creativity and passion have been enlivened since going freelance in order to realize his dream of living abroad. Chris routinely works closely with a range of clients that includes founders of pre-revenue companies and C-level executives at public issuers. Click to continue

Toby Clarence-Smith, Mexico

Freelance equity research Analyst
Toby is the founder of Petsy, one of Mexico's leading eCommerce companies, backed by the region's top VC funds. As he transitions out of day-to-day operations from his company, Toby likes to freelance on projects where he can add significant value, such as financing related projects, market research, and valuation analysis. Toby has worked extensively with senior executives at VC- and PE-backed high growth companies in Europe and Latin America. Click to continue

Puneet Gandhi, India

Freelance equity research Analyst
Puneet is a strategic financial adviser with 10 years of experience across investment banking (Goldman Sachs and UBS), equity research (an equity hedge fund - $1B AUM), and corporate finance (The Times Group). He has helped his clients raise more than $5B in capital across 3 M&A and 11 capital markets transactions. As a freelancer, he gets to enjoy the entrepreneurial aspects at work along with problem-solving opportunities for his clients. Click to continue

Ryan Downie, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Ryan left the hedge fund equity research world to become a startup consultant since then he has helped clients raise more than $1.2 million in early stage capital. He loves the flexibility provided by consulting and the opportunities to help numerous promising young businesses. Ryan primarily reports to CFOs and startup founders as a consultant, having worked with executive management for large enterprises earlier in his career. Click to continue

Jeffrey Fidelman, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Jeffrey has directly executed over $500 million in transactions across real estate, private equity, public equity, and venture capital. Freelancing gives him the ability to work directly with leadership in order to achieve efficient and positive results. Typically working closer with executive management for strategic planning and execution, he is known to roll up his sleeves and work with each layer of employment to develop and execute a plan. Click to continue

Zachary Elfman, Spain

Freelance equity research Analyst
An American resident of Spain, after completing a master's from the LSE, Zachary started as an analyst for a private equity fund and later switched to a global value hedge fund. He is an expert in financial modeling, analysis, and valuation with a decidedly global outlook. He loves freelance work because it allows him to continue engaging at a high level in the financial sphere while also allowing time to pursue his other passion of winemaking. Click to continue

Krishna Dev, India

Freelance equity research Analyst
Krishna has worked with some of the world's largest offshore financial research providers including Moody's, where he led a ten-member research team and was awarded MVP. He enjoys freelancing, as it enables him to choose his clients and industry focus. He has extensive experience supporting top sell-side and buy-side firms in the areas of investment and market research, valuation, business intelligence, and financial modeling. Click to continue

Aleksey Krylov, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Aleksey has 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 consumer, healthcare, media, financial services, energy, and industrial sectors. He enjoys engaging with CEOs and CFOs of early stage and mature small cap firms. He freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies and allows him to travel and spend more time with his twin daughters. Click to continue
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