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Joe Matta, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Joe has helped raise over $1B+ for a renewable energy project, advised on $500M+ in M&A deals, and invested in and managed several high-growth businesses across a variety of industries. As a freelancer, he is excited to work with startups and entrepreneurs to help them find ways to grow their business and raise money. He particularly enjoys food, fitness, travel, and tech businesses. In his free time, Joe is training for an Ironman. Click to continue

Kelly Sickles, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
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

Jeffrey Fidelman, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Jeffrey has directly executed over $500 million in transactions across real estate, private equity, public equity, and venture capital. Freelancing gives him the ability to work directly with leadership in order to achieve efficient and positive results. Typically working closer with executive management for strategic planning and execution, he is known to roll up his sleeves and work with each layer of employment to develop and execute a plan. Click to continue

James Yang, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
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

Elizabeth Davis, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Elizabeth is a dynamic professional with data intelligence, financial strategy, strategic consulting, and investment banking experience. She holds a Top Secret security clearance. Key skills include data analysis/analytics, strategic analysis, financial modeling, budgeting/forecasting, due diligence, and risk management. Freelancing gives her the opportunity to work on diverse projects and leverage her experience to provide maximum value. Click to continue

Puneet Gandhi, India

Freelance M&A Consultant
Puneet is a strategic financial adviser with 10 years of experience across investment banking (Goldman Sachs and UBS), equity research (an equity hedge fund - $1B AUM), and corporate finance (The Times Group). He has helped his clients raise more than $5B in capital across 3 M&A and 11 capital markets transactions. As a freelancer, he gets to enjoy the entrepreneurial aspects at work along with problem-solving opportunities for his clients. Click to continue

Josh Chapman, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Josh is an investment banker turned entrepreneur who lives in New York City. At Morgan Stanley, he covered the world's top hedge funds and sold over $5 billion in IPOs for companies like Alibaba, LendingClub, GrubHub, and more. He also has experience in M&A, startup fundraising, and launching two companies of his own as a founder. Josh enjoys freelance consulting as it allows him to meet and work with incredible entrepreneurs across the world. Click to continue

Luke Harris, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
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

Kathy Lai, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
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

Miki Mitsuoka, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Miki is an experienced finance professional with over ten years of experience. She has worked closely with C-level executives providing complex analysis, including M&A transactions and due diligence, forecasting, budgeting, modeling, company valuations, and ROI analysis. She has earned the CFA designation and passed all four CPA exams. Miki enjoys the flexibility of freelancing while helping clients with their financial analysis needs. Click to continue
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