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Travis Borden

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since September 3, 2017

Travis was part of the founding team at Moelis & Co., a $2.5 billion global investment bank, and has 18 years of experience advising clients on $40+ billion of M&A, capital raising, and restructuring transactions. In 2015, he founded a socially responsible advisory firm, Keene Advisors, named "Best for the World" 2017-2019. Travis joined Toptal to expand his network and share his expertise advising companies from startups to Fortune 500 firms.

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Carlos Barrozzi

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since February 27, 2017

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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Sebastian Lieb, CFA

Freelance Investment Banker

GermanyToptal Member Since June 18, 2018

Sebastian is a seasoned finance professional with over ten years of experience working with technology companies in an operating role, as an investor, and as an advisor. His core strengths are project management, financial modeling (LBO, DCF, merger), valuation, investor presentations, and due diligence (market, strategy, competitors).

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Paul Huffman

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since July 24, 2019

Paul has completed 90 investment banking assignments with an aggregate value of over $3 billion during a 20-year investment banking career. Paul is also the founder and manager of several start-ups, including driving growth to the INC 500 list at Commodore Leasing, LLC from formation to #193 in 2016. As a freelancer, Paul brings clients his investment banking experience combined with start-up and operating background.

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George Mathew

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since July 14, 2019

George has worked on M&A, IPO, and fixed income transactions with a cumulative deal value of $20+ billion at renowned Wall Street banks including Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. A Fulbright scholar, George is active in the fintech startup sector and was on the management committee of Houston’s largest independent bank. At Toptal, he enjoys refining business models and optimizing financing structures to maximize flexibility and profitability.

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Greg Barasia, CFA

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since August 3, 2019

Greg has executed over $20 billion of transactions from seed-stage venture investments to large corporate buyouts. His experience spans the capital structure and includes time at Lazard Frères and some of the top private investment firms on Wall Street. He has worked as as a fractional CFO, M&A and financing advisor, and board member. Greg enjoys freelancing as it allows him to work with a wider variety of clients and company maturities.

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Patrick Yeghnazar

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since June 17, 2019

Patrick is an investor and operator who managed a $2+ billion portfolio at Highbridge, a hedge fund purchased by JP Morgan. A former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Patrick has served as a CEO (energy / real estate development), a CIO (family foundation) and a partner in a capital raising consultancy and marketing agency. He freelances because he enjoys helping companies solve difficult problems.

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Marc Howland

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since May 16, 2019

Marc is a Harvard Business School graduate with honors, a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs, and private equity investor at The Carlyle Group. He has helped execute more than $70 billion worth of global M&A and financing transactions in the tech, media, telecom, infrastructure and sports facility finance markets. Marc enjoys freelancing to contribute his knowledge and skills to others while working on his own early-stage ventures.

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Amit Thakur

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since April 19, 2019

Amit is a highly successful, and sought-out financial advisor in M&A, debt and equity raising, and strategic finance deals totaling $35 billion. He established Standard Chartered's U.S. M&A business, and led Morgan Stanley's Indian FIG group, advising and mentoring companies, ranging from startups to MNCs, globally. Amit now independently advises a broad spectrum of clients on critical financial and business development initiatives.

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Stefano Sironi

Freelance Investment Banker

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 22, 2019

An investment banker turned entrepreneur, Stefano has executed over £15 billion of M&A and capital raising transactions while working as an associate at Merrill Lynch and as M&A manager at a leading technology company. Today, Stefano enjoys advising clients on fund-raising and executing M&A transactions by leveraging his experience in investment banking, technology, and entrepreneurship.

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Denis Cranstoun

Freelance Investment Banker

United StatesToptal Member Since February 20, 2019

A Finance MBA graduate with honors from NYU Stern, Denis spent 10 years in investment banking in the technology, media, and marketing sectors, executing $4 billion of capital and M&A transactions at Credit Suisse, middle-market M&A deals, and early-stage financings at various boutiques. Denis joined Toptal to help clients with financial strategy, valuation, fundraising, and M&A while advising software startups and mentoring at Sports Tech Tokyo.

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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.

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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

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.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right investment banker for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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  • How are Toptal investment bankers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our investment bankers 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.

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

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your investment banker 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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