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Kelly Sickles, United States

Freelance investment banker
After an eighteen year financial career working with and advising some of NYC's most well-respected startups (Boxed, S'well) and on Wall Street (Lazard), Kelly moved to Boulder, CO and relaunched her consulting practice. She enjoys freelancing because it provides her the opportunity to meet so many fascinating entrepreneurs, investors, and lenders and allows her to leverage her experiences to help them maximize value from the mountains. 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

William Rutkoske, United States

Freelance investment banker
William recently served as a portfolio manager at the Harvard endowment before becoming an entrepreneur-turned-freelancer. Prior to Harvard, William spent 11 years investing in public and private companies for a $2B family office after having advised companies on M&A and capital raising activities at Deutsche Bank. William enjoys working with interesting companies to help them maximize their value, all the while continuing his global travels. 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

Alex Graham, Colombia

Freelance investment banker
Alex is a Colombia-based CFA who is a principal at a local VC fund. He enjoys freelancing to keep abreast of industry trends and to reinforce his experience in investing, consulting and fixed income/currency trading. With a technical skill set and an engaging communicative touch, he is proficient at valuations and market analysis. His breadth of work has ranged from projects with the Bank of England to helping a jewelry entrepreneur to fundraise. 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

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

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

Sebastian Fainbraun, United States

Freelance investment banker
Sebastian has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of strategy and finance—from analyzing and investing in companies to helping run and grow them. He is an investor/entrepreneur with a very deep analytical toolbox. Sebastian loves freelancing because it gives him access to exciting projects while working with energetic entrepreneurs. His main focus at Toptal is seed and series A fundraising strategy and advice. Click to continue
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