Hire the Top 3% of interim finance directors

Toptal is a marketplace for top interim, part-time, and temporary finance directors. Top companies and start-ups hire freelance finance directors from Toptal for their mission critical projects.

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Mitchell Hymowitz

Freelance Interim Finance Director

United StatesInterim Finance Director Since March 20, 2017

Mitchell is an experienced Interim CFO who untangles thorny investment deals, closes stubborn financial deals, and builds complex financial models. As the Pacific Northwest's longest-tenured and most experienced consulting CFO, he has worked on over 90 financings and M&A deals valued at over $500 million. Mitchell has been freelancing full-time for over 25 years as it allows him to work with a wide variety of clients and their unique problems.

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Previously at

CFO Services LLC

Aarish Shah

Freelance Interim Finance Director

United KingdomInterim Finance Director Since May 10, 2017

Aarish's led businesses for over a decade and currently works across a number of early-stage ventures as a finance director. He's also executed greenfield projects and secured over $10 million in venture, debt, and working capital funding. He now freelances to tackle a variety of business challenges and to help technology startups and scale-up founders understand and model their financial needs, secure investments, and build scalable businesses.

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Previously at

EtonX

Emilio Labrador

Freelance Interim Finance Director

FranceInterim Finance Director Since October 25, 2017

Emilio has 25 years of CFO experience in Europe and Latin America. An expert in cross-border M&A, he has executed two $300+ million acquisitions and one $400+ million disposal. Emilio has worked on strategic reorganization projects and started subsidiaries in the oil and gas, automotive and industrial sectors. He enjoys freelancing to use his experience and international exposure to maximize value for his clients.

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Perenco

Dave Harpur

Freelance Interim Finance Director

United KingdomInterim Finance Director Since October 4, 2017

A chartered accountant with more than 15 years of experience, Dave has directly led double-digit EBITDA growth and over £1 billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions while at leading private equity and consultancy firms (Global Infrastructure Partners, Octopus, IFM, and Deloitte). As a freelancer, he enjoys advising clients on strategy execution, debt and equity capital fundraising, corporate finance, and complex financial transactions.

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Previously at

ESW Capital

Carole Crawford, CFA

Freelance Interim Finance Director

United StatesInterim Finance Director Since August 9, 2017

At Morgan Stanley, Carole advised eight founders through exits totaling over $750 million and then founded her own practice to manage venture investments for family offices. A former tech CFO, she freelances to leverage her experience with capital raises, strategic pivots, and turnarounds. She enjoys helping innovators and entrepreneurs achieve financial success across many verticals, and has recently focused her efforts on fintech.

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Previously at

fincap360, LLC

Gaurav Shastri

Freelance Interim Finance Director

IndiaInterim Finance Director Since August 26, 2021

Gaurav is a financial professional and CA with 18 years of experience, specializing in financial modeling and valuations. He has also overhauled a financial reporting system and introduced budgetary controls that led to significant cost reductions and more effective reporting. Gaurav leverages his analytical skills and a results-driven mindset to analyze and help business owners optimize complex business models and processes. He has a master's degree in finance and economics.

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Previously at

Energy Mission Machineries Pvt (Self-employed)

David Berlin

Freelance Interim Finance Director

United StatesInterim Finance Director Since September 23, 2016

David has served as a CFO at multiple private equity portfolio companies in the SaaS, manufacturing, and service sectors where he optimized revenue growth, profitability, and led acquisition initiatives. He has been a consultant since 2014 and leverages his skills in financial modeling, analysis, forecasting, M&A, and process enhancements to deliver value to his Toptal clients. He has an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School and is a CPA.

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Previously at

Brookseed Partners

Nathan Krishnan S

Freelance Interim Finance Director

IndiaInterim Finance Director Since February 5, 2017

During his two-decade career in Asia and the US, Nathan has consulted in strategy, valuations, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, forecasting, and investments across six continents—ranging in value from $10 million to $1 billion. While a senior manager at Ernst & Young, he led engagements in valuations and modeling and recently left to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while working on challenging projects at Toptal.

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Previously at

Ernst & Young LLP

Travers Cape

Freelance Interim Finance Director

South AfricaInterim Finance Director Since September 30, 2020

Travers is a chartered accountant who has a 16-year career of work in senior financial positions across retail, engineering, and startup industries for companies such as EY, Babcock, Massmart, and Nu-World. His last role was that of a CFO at a Johannesburg retail listed company with a turnover of $250 million. Travers enjoys freelancing as it provides him with the opportunity to work across a variety of industries and challenging projects, including financial modeling and fractional CFO roles.

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Previously at

Nu-World Holdings Ltd

Karim Doss

Freelance Interim Finance Director

United Arab EmiratesInterim Finance Director Since May 26, 2021

Karim has helped companies achieve their financial goals, both as a financial advisor at PwC and as a CFO or financial director for startups or the Fortune 500 companies, such as Merck and Omnicom. His services include business valuation, financial models, business plans, pitch decks, fundraising, and setting KPIs and policies. Karim has worked with over 50 nationalities in various countries and managed projects ranging from $50 thousand to $5 billion in different industries.

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Previously at

Z ADVISORS

Olivier Brunet

Freelance Interim Finance Director

RomaniaInterim Finance Director Since February 7, 2022

Olivier launched his own consulting practice after a twenty-five-year financial career in Eastern Europe, working as CFO or controller for Fortune 100 and CAC40 subsidiaries (Publics, Alstom, Mondelez), combined with audit lead roles at KPMG and Mazars. He enjoys freelancing because it provides him with the opportunity to meet fascinating entrepreneurs and work on challenging projects, allowing him to leverage his corporate best-practice experience to improve accounting and financial processes.

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Previously at

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Martin so far is a complete Rockstar. His first bit of work produced a tool for us to model and forecast our financials and is far and away worth every penny we paid and more. Just thought I’d share that with you.

Pete Pellizzari, CEO

Budder, Inc.

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.

Romy Parzick, COO

Student Loan Benefits, Inc. dba Vault

Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay, Founder / CEO

SideKick

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.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

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.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

Scott had a lot of finance experience which he used to ask the right questions and help us do things more quickly than we would have done without him. The commission model is crucial to us being able to scale, he integrated seamlessly with our finance team and efficiently got us the outputs we needed.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

I was very impressed with the quality of finance talent in Toptal’s network. Our expert's experience was immediately evident through his insightful questions and the speed at which we could move. Toptal stayed on top of the process from making the match through to the successful completion of the project. I've already recommended Toptal Finance to my network.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

How to Hire Interim Finance Directors through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right interim finance director for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new interim finance director for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal interim finance directors different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our interim finance directors 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.

  • Can I hire interim finance directors in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal interim finance directors?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your interim finance director 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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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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