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Brad Carlson, United States

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Brad is an on-demand deal & strategy advisor and Kellogg MBA with over 20 years of transaction, strategy consulting, and broad industry experience. Since 2014, he’s worked as a freelancer to entrepreneurial, PE-backed, and global companies—executing 50+ M&A, corporate strategy and RE finance projects. This is his full-time job. It allows him to focus on what he does best and enjoys the most—helping clients execute deals and grow their business. Click to continue

Ron Rich, United States

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Ron has spent his career helping management teams leverage finance to strategically plan and drive operational improvement. With clients that have ranged from startups to billion dollar PE-backed companies, he has developed a deep expertise through his roles as an investment banker, management consultant, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. Freelancing allows him to work with a wide variety of clients and to address pressing, relevant issues. Click to continue

Akshay Srivastava, United Arab Emirates

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Akshay has significant experience in VC and finance. He specializes in fund raising (multi-million $ Series B), feasibility studies ($100M+ investment), budgeting, financial planning, pricing, cost optimization, and ERP systems (finance process design). He works as a freelancer because it allows him to consult on a wide range of projects while traveling. He is on the board of two seed stage startups in the travel and transportation sectors. Click to continue

Thorsten Jabas, United Kingdom

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Thorsten is a corporate finance and investment professional with an international career in investment banking (Lehman Brothers, Banco Santander) and the experience of launching his own startup. A trusted advisor to SME executives in the TMT, consumer and business services sectors, he freelances to help businesses solve strategic and financial challenges—including improving operational performance, increasing profitability, and maximizing value. Click to continue

Dana Rissley, South Africa

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Dana is a CPA with 8 years of experience who possesses the unique ability to understand financial statements and translate them to all levels within an organization—highlighting how they impact various aspects of the business. Never hesitant to take on a new project, she is enthused by challenging opportunities. As an avid traveler and adventure enthusiast, Dana freelances to balance engaging client opportunities with ongoing world exploration. Click to continue

Aleksey N. Krylov, United States

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
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 working with officers of early stage and mature small cap firms. He freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies, allows him to travel and spend more time with his twin daughters. Click to continue

Scott Brown, United States

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Scott has extensive experience working with high growth businesses in many capacities. He finds that a solid foundation in accounting and operations helps him better guide the financial planning and decision making process. He has consulted with a number of different service and manufacturing businesses helping with capacity planning, incentive plans, business plan development, and developing driver-based rolling forecast processes. Click to continue

Scott Bernstein, United States

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Scott is a seasoned CFO who has led over $250 million of transactions in the energy industry with a specific focus on structured credit and asset-backed finance. In 2011, Scott led and developed the first Alaskan Oil & Gas Tax Credit receivable finance facility which served as the model for all subsequent transactions. At Toptal, Scott hopes to impact additional organizations by sharing the expertise he has amassed over a 20-year career. Click to continue

Benjamin Lehrer, United States

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Ben helps business leaders and private equity owners increase visibility, navigate inflection points, raise capital, and execute on transactions. With a background in PE, investment banking, credit, and FP&A counseling, Ben offers diverse perspectives and skilled communication between management teams, boards, investors, and lenders. He freelances for the challenge of unraveling complex situations and to supplement his small business mentorship. Click to continue

Alexis Hadjipanayis, Cyprus

Freelance Financial Forecasting Expert
Alexis is a corporate finance professional with over of 15 years of experience, specializing in debt financing and professional services. Alexis has been involved with financing a broad range of businesses from startups to multinationals up to $1B USD. As a freelancer, he enjoys the opportunity to contribute to a global base of clients and enhance their success by sharing his finance expertise. Click to continue
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