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Toptal is a marketplace for top Fractional COOs. Top companies and start-ups hire Fractional COO freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Tory Green

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since June 13, 2017

Tory is a Stanford graduate and Partner at Tiller Partners, a US-based VC with over 20 investments and $100+ million AUM. He enjoys freelancing to reinforce his nearly 20 years of experience in strategy (Disney, Fox) and finance (Oaktree, Merrill Lynch). Tory also has a deep background in entrepreneurship and operations, as the COO and CFO of a venture-backed fintech startup and co-founder of a digital publishing firm with a Top 50 iTunes ranking podcast and over 2 million downloads per month.

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Previously at

Tiller Partners

John Lee

Fractional COO

IrelandToptal Member Since August 1, 2018

John is a highly commercial, entrepreneurial, culturally intelligent leader who speaks six languages. His proudest achievement was founding his own travel technology startup, CultureMee, which won global awards in business and leisure travel. He is also proud to have led a Europe-wide, cross-functional supply chain project, which drove to a €40 million reduction in working capital in CRH Plc, one of the largest construction companies in the world.

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Previously at

CultureMee

Jeffrey Fidelman

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since September 29, 2016

For several years, Jeffrey has been a trusted advisor, focused on working with entrepreneurs and helping them build and grow their business, often from the ground up. He's successfully helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1 billion. His ability to work across a wide variety of industries is the result of a diverse investment background. Freelancing enables him to work directly with leadership to achieve efficient and positive results.

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Previously at

Fidelman & Company

Don Miller

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since August 17, 2020

Don is a strategic and relationship-driven servant leader with over 15 years of experience in finance, HR, operations, strategy development and execution, business transformation, and process improvement.
 He has demonstrated success in building teams and systems to help organizations adapt to changing circumstances, scale sustainably, advance their missions, and live their values. 

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Previously at

College Advising Corps

Jordan Mayerson

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since July 2, 2020

Jordan has spent his entire career operating at the crossroads of business and innovation. An entrepreneur himself, he understands the financial complexities early-stage ventures endure while raising capital and bringing new products to market. He spent years working at top Wall Street firms after graduating from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong learner, he freelances as it exposes him to new people, technologies, and companies.

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Previously at

Perpetual Media

Thomas Ruland

Fractional COO

GermanyToptal Member Since October 25, 2020

Thomas is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years of in-depth knowledge in M&A, finance, and business operations. He has executed multiple M&A processes, capital raising deals, and acted as (interim) CFO/COO in startup environments. Thomas has expertise both on the advisory side as well as in operational roles. His work-style follows an analytical management approach in combination with a hands-on mentality.

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Tim Dudley

Fractional COO

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 30, 2021

Tim is a senior financial expert with extensive experience including BlackRock, Barclays, and E&Y. He's ACA certified with an exemplary record of delivering challenging, complex projects and addressing a company's biggest issues at the board level. His projects include establishing a pricing function valuing $7 trillion of assets, corporate finance activities, regulatory remediations, fund accounting, and system migrations. Tim now freelances to share his expertise with a wider audience.

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Previously at

BlackRock

Joseph Valentic

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2018

Joe has 25+ years of middle-market financial services experience as an investment banker, CFO/COO, strategy consultant, public accountant, banker and board leader. He excels with strategic planning, pitch deck creation, fundraising, FP&A, M&A due diligence, and research. Joe helps businesses achieve their growth goals by integrating strategy, fractional executive services, financial planning, and capital placement services.

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Previously at

Inveniam Capital Partners

Jack Barker

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since April 14, 2017

A former McKinsey Partner and Carlyle Group Principal with 30 years of international experience, Jack has served as the president, CFO, and COO of two Carlyle companies and four others. He is a finance, strategy, and operations expert with deep experience in telecom, financial services, data centers, and manufacturing. Jack enjoys freelancing because it allows him to work on a wide variety of issues for companies of all sizes and many industries.

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Previously at

SmartSenseCom, Inc.

Elliot Luchansky, CFA

Fractional COO

United StatesToptal Member Since March 25, 2020

Elliot has been a finance executive, investor, and entrepreneur for 15 years. In recent roles as co-founder/managing partner of a PE fund and CEO, COO, CFO, and board member of PE-backed tech companies, he grew EV by an average of 12x ($361 million) and closed 31 M&A deals, working closely with PE firms (Advent) and i-bankers (Goldman Sachs). He has led tech companies with $80 million+ in revenues and 150+ FTEs, and he was CFO of a fintech company with $450 million in revenue and 550 FTEs.

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Previously at

Cloud X Partners

Kresimir Profaca

Fractional COO

CroatiaToptal Member Since November 13, 2017

Kresimir is an entrepreneur and CFO with more than two decades of experience in growth-stage startups and large corporations. He's worked in the retail, eCommerce, telecom and construction industries, most recently managing the restructuring and sale of a $40 million company to a strategic investor. Freelancing expands Kresimir's network and allows him to bring his expertise as a CFO to growing and mature businesses worldwide.

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Previously at

Zagreb-Montaža

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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

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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

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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.

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How to Hire Fractional COOs through Toptal

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A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Fractional COO for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Fractional COO for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Fractional COOs different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Fractional COOs to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 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 Fractional COOs in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Fractional COO within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Fractional COOs?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Fractional COO 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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