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Ethan Bohbot, United States

Freelance investment banker
Ethan is an investment banking and hedge fund analyst turned entrepreneur. Drawing from experiences executing $5 billion+ in M&A transactions at Lazard and Blackstone as well as sourcing and evaluating long/short equity investments at a $1.5 billion hedge fund, he’s developed a strong foundation in financial modeling, M&A analysis, and equity research—skills that he enjoys leveraging as a freelancer to help a wider variety of clients.Click to continue

Puneet Gandhi, India

Freelance investment banker
Puneet is a strategic financial adviser with 10 years of experience in investment banking (Goldman Sachs & UBS), equity research (an equity hedge fund, $1 billion AUM), and corporate finance (The Times Group). He's helped his clients raise more than $5 billion in capital across 3 M&A and 11 capital markets transactions. He also founded IsquareR—a financial research, analysis, and advisory firm—in 2014 which has served 20+ clients since inception.Click to continue

Gaston Depusoir, United States

Freelance investment banker
Gaston is Travel Noire’s Director of Finance Operations. He's responsible for budgeting, financial projections, and analytics. Prior to his current role, he's had experience in FP&A, M&A consulting, and investment banking. As a freelance consultant, Gaston enjoys working with early/mid-stage companies to develop their forecasting models, metrics, and analytics. Gaston also has an interest in clients in the travel and leisure industries.Click to continue

Kathy Lai, United States

Freelance investment banker
Prior to freelancing, Kathy was a director at a middle market investment bank where she spent six years advising companies on M&A transactions. Her responsibilities included preparing companies for sale, drafting investor materials, conducting financial analyses, contacting potential acquirers, facilitating due diligence, and negotiating deal terms. Kathy became a freelancer to obtain greater flexibility and work-life balance.Click to continue

Atul Paun, India

Freelance investment banker
Atul has approximately 10 years of experience working in investment banking across India and the U.S. for clients in the industries of retail, oil & gas, media, biotechnology, and infrastructure. His focus areas include capital raising, M&A, restructuring, budgeting, planning, and strategy. He's a voracious reader of business and political journals and is also a fitness advocate—engaging in motivational speaking at city gyms and runners groups.Click to continue

Thorsten Jabas, United Kingdom

Freelance investment banker
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

Toby Clarence-Smith, Mexico

Freelance investment banker
Toby is the founder of Petsy, one of Mexico's leading eCommerce companies, backed by the region's top VC funds. As he transitions out of day-to-day operations from his company, Toby likes to freelance on projects where he can add significant value, such as financing related projects, market research, and valuation analysis. Toby has worked extensively with senior executives at VC- and PE-backed high growth companies in Europe and Latin America.Click to continue

Luke Harris, United States

Freelance investment banker
Luke graduated from MIT with degrees in math and finance. He's worked as an investment banker for 5+ years advising companies of all shapes and sizes—from early stage startups to $10M capital raises to multi-billion dollar acquisitions. He's also worked on several startups of his own. Luke greatly enjoys investment analysis and helping companies work through the financial questions they face, and now does so full-time in a freelance capacity.Click to continue

Natallia Chykina, Russia

Freelance investment banker
Natallia has extensive experience working on investment projects and M&A deals across a wide range of industries (oil & gas, logistics, consumer & retail, FIG, TMT). As a freelancer, she enjoys helping global clients on financing-related projects, market research, and valuation analysis. Natallia holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and currently works at a private equity fund.Click to continue

James Yang, United States

Freelance investment banker
James is a seasoned finance professional with broad experience in strategic analysis, FP&A, investment banking, and investment management. He built a robust, complex financial model for a $100M+ global capital project and conducted a rigorous, in-depth pricing analysis for a $1B+ business unit at Capital Group. He joined the Toptal network to work on challenging projects with talented people.Click to continue
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