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Irakli Gabidzashvili

Freelance Industry Analyst
United KingdomToptal Member Since February 27, 2020

Irakli has advised on investments, equity, and M&A transactions worth more than $200 million. He also constructed a valuation of assets with a total value of more than $2.5 billion while working at Toptal. He has worked with the largest private equity fund in the Caucasus region, the largest banking group in Georgia, and a deal advisory department of KPMG Georgia. Irakli enjoys advising clients on complex investment, M&A, valuation, and private equity projects and transactions as a freelancer.

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Kyle Wade

Freelance Industry Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since April 24, 2019

Kyle's been involved in more than 65 M&A and capital-raising projects with more than $7B of combined value, and he's led both the FP&A group of a $1B tech company and a $700M investment fund. As a consultant, he enjoys taking clients to the next level with strategic insight, accurate modeling, and capital advisory. He's helped energy, tech, industrial, transport, and retail companies evaluate strategic decisions and succeed.

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Wade Strategy, LLC

Nathan Krishnan S

Freelance Industry Analyst
IndiaToptal Member Since March 24, 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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Reason Street LLC

Jose Antonio Arean

Freelance Industry Analyst
MexicoToptal Member Since April 16, 2017

Jose has directly executed valuations worth over $10 billion and founded Firmus—a firm offering advice in finance and economics. As a freelance, he provides his clients with robust and thorough analyses to help them achieve optimal decisions. In addition to working extensively with public companies in financial modeling and management, Jose has acted as an international expert witness in commercial disputes and as an outsourced CFO for startups.

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Firmus Consulting

Thomas Robb

Freelance Industry Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since March 12, 2019

Thomas delivered actionable solutions and insights to multi-billion dollar clients across the tech and software industries as a senior equity research associate at Morgan Stanley. As an entrepreneur, he understands the importance of taking extreme ownership of projects and enjoys working with executives to grow their businesses through financial modeling, competitive market analysis, and creative problem-solving.

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Green Boost Education

David Neidhart

Freelance Industry Analyst
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since May 27, 2019

David’s helped SMEs raise $500+ million in debt and equity financing and managed 30+ buy & sell-side M&A transactions from inception to execution. He’s built strategic functions and plans for $10+ billion-revenue multinationals, fostered startup hypergrowth, and established middle-market companies. As a freelancer, David helps clients enhance their potential, develop ambitious objectives, and execute the steps necessary to achieve their targets.

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Equilibre Invest

Carlos Barrozzi

Freelance Industry Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since November 8, 2019

Carlos, a CFA Charterholder, has extensive investment banking and principal investing experience at BofA Merrill Lynch and Resiliens Capital. He has advised and invested in $4+ billion of equity and credit investments across both North America as well as emerging markets. He consults to meet fascinating investors, managers, and entrepreneurs while leveraging his financial expertise to drive value across a variety of unique business problems.

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Resiliens Capital

Ed Carse

Freelance Industry Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since December 10, 2019

Ed is an experienced entrepreneur, growth-company CFO, and investment banker with a background in many industries, including technology, media, finance, and business services. He has launched several companies, raised over $70 million in growth capital, and helped a company expand internationally and scale 5x in three years. Ed enjoys helping fix businesses and operating and financial challenges that prevent clients from reaching their potential.

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EMC Consulting

Godfrey M. Bakuli

Freelance Industry Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since March 21, 2019

Starting his career at Morgan Stanley, Godfrey has worked with both startups and large enterprises on $6 billion of strategic assignments. In 12+ years, this advisory has included M&A, divestitures, and equity and debt financings. Last year alone, he helped startups in the data center, transportation, drone infrastructure, and CPG spaces raise $14 million. Godfrey freelances as a means to broaden his network and deepen his industry knowledge.

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Bionic Solution, LLC

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Industry analyst within 48 hours of signing up.

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