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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Financial Writer

Neil is a CFO for growth companies and a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in NY where he helped lead numerous transactions including Zipcar's $1.1 bil...lion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital & Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank (M&A, restructuring, debt financings). He's built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm. 

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James P. McFadden

Financial Writer

A Wharton MBA with graduate and undergraduate degrees in aeronautical and civil engineering, Jim ran J.P. Morgan's North American equity proprietary trading... desk and managed $1 billion long-short energy stock portfolios at J.P. Morgan and Amaranth while generating double-digit returns. Jim is an award-winning analyst and antitrust expert who freelances to help companies and investors successfully deploy their investments. 

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Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Financial Writer

As an equity analyst, Elizabeth carried out stock selection for $1 billion of assets and was part of an equity research team that was awarded Wall Street Jo...urnal’s "Best on the Street". After a successful corporate career, she is thrilled to help companies achieve their strategic, operational, and financial goals in a more hands-on manner.  

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Robert Balsamo

Financial Writer

As a publishing equity analyst for UBS and FBR Capital Markets, Robert maintained comprehensive research on a coverage universe valued over $100 billion. He... has also facilitated over $100 million of debt and equity capital raises. In freelancing, he leverages his creativity and his expertise in valuation, market analysis, and financial modeling to help clients navigate competitive markets and assess investments and finance for long-term success. 

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Graham Smith

Financial Writer

Graham has executed numerous venture capital deals and published equity research for global Fortune 100 corporations while working at leading Wall Street in...vestment banks (Credit Suisse) and startup studios (Bionic). He’s the co-founder and CFO of an NYC-based restaurant who enjoys freelancing to help advise clients on corporate finance, blockchain business models, and venture capital projects. 

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Mark Tan

Financial Writer

Mark has 10+ years of investment and finance experience at global transportation investor Buss Global Management, closing $4 billion of M&A and fundraising... mandates. He has worked across industries covering the shipping, offshore/marine, property, hospitality, biotechnology, telecommunications, and media sectors. Mark leverages his buy and sell-side expertise to offer practical advice to companies across stages and industries.  

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Gyanesh Changlani

Financial Writer

An MBA in finance and a CFA Level III candidate, Gyanesh's finalized multiple annual budgets, developed SOPs for ISO 9001 certification, automated MIS repor...ts, and improved the working capital processes for multinationals including Al Futtaim Group, Landmark Group, and Avis Rental Car. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping clients with valuation, developing financial procedures, assisting with corporate finance, and structuring investment decisions. 

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Roelof Brand

Financial Writer

Roelof was voted South Africa's top technology equity research analyst from 2014 to 2017. He has advised on capital raises, management buyouts, and M&A tran...sactions for a range of publicly-traded and private companies. After graduating with an honors degree in finance, he worked at KPMG, Old Mutual, and consulting firms and now leverages this experience as an M&A, modeling, and corporate strategy expert to add value for Toptal clients. 

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Robert Yu

Financial Writer

A Harvard graduate, Robert is an entrepreneur with deep experience across principal investing ($6 billion portfolio), equity research, fundraising, marketin...g, and operations, from leading firms such as Wells Fargo and KeyBanc. He brings pragmatism and perspective to every engagement and enjoys freelancing to help clients across markets caps and industries on M&A, corporate finance, capital raising and private equity transactions. 

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Jim Laird

Financial Writer

Jim has managed investments for one of Canada's largest venture firms, founded and successfully exited a large entertainment software company, and has sat o...n more than 20 private, public, and non-profit boards. He is a 20-year corporate finance veteran and fractional CFO who is passionate about helping companies get to the next level by improving their operations, assisting with debt and equity capital raises, and executing M&A transactions. 

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