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James Andrew Warner, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
James has over 20 years of investment and financial advisory experience at the world's leading hedge funds, private equity funds, and investment banks. His expertise includes investment due diligence, valuation analyses, restructuring advisory, interim management, corporate development strategy, and portfolio risk management. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping a wide array of clients around the world solve complex financial issues. 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, he spent 11 years investing in public and private companies for a $2 billion 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

Craig Irvine, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Craig is a senior financial professional with extensive leadership experience in multinational and startup environments. He has been recognized by peers and clients as an award-winning leader and successful business driver. After a successful corporate career in investment banking and financial advisory, he has moved to freelancing for its hands-on interaction helping companies achieve their strategic, operational, and financial goals. Click to continue

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

Joe Matta, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Joe has helped raise over $1B+ for a renewable energy project, advised on $500M+ in M&A deals, and invested in and managed several high-growth businesses across a variety of industries. As a freelancer, he is excited to work with startups and entrepreneurs to help them find ways to grow their business and raise money. He particularly enjoys food, fitness, travel, and tech businesses. In his free time, Joe is training for an Ironman. Click to continue

Hassan Eltorie, United States

Freelance equity research Analyst
Hassan is an equity research analyst—providing strategy assessment and valuation to large-cap energy companies, hedge funds, and private equity firms. He started freelancing to apply his knowledge in valuation, M&A, competitive intelligence and corporate strategy to new clients. Organically, he built M&A (deals up to $1 billion) and corporate strategy capabilities at Reliant Energy. He is cited in business publications and has appeared on NPR. 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

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

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

Alex Graham, Mexico

Freelance equity research Analyst
Alex is a Mexico-based CFA, originally from the UK. He enjoys freelancing to keep abreast of industry trends and to reinforce his career experience from venture capital, consulting and fixed income/currency trading. With a technical skill set and an engaging communicative touch, he is proficient at valuations and market analysis. His breadth of work has ranged from projects with the Bank of England to helping a jewelry entrepreneur to fundraise. Click to continue
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