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Javier Enrile, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Javier is a results-driven executive with 16 years of experience in acquisitions/divestitures, financial/competitive/market analysis, and strategic growth initiatives (e.g., product launches, market entry, fundraising, strategic planning) for middle market and start-up firms in corporate, private equity, and venture capital roles. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with management teams to build, grow, and scale their organizations. 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

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

Anuar Heberlein, Canada

Freelance M&A Consultant
Anuar has participated in transactions across the Americas totaling more than $1 billion dollars over the past 12 years. He has extensive experience working with C-level executives and helping many Fortune 500 clients with corporate and growth strategy projects, M&As, valuations, and JVs. Anuar holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BS in economics from ITAM. He enjoys freelancing to find challenging projects to keep his skills sharp and mind active. Click to continue

Jack Barker, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Jack is a former McKinsey Partner and Carlyle Group Principal with 30 years of international experience. He has been President, CFO or COO of 2 Carlyle companies and 4 others. He is a finance, strategy and operations expert with deep experience in telecom, financial services, data centers, and manufacturing. Jack enjoys freelancing because it allows him to work on a wide-variety of issues for companies of all sizes and many industries. Click to continue

Kevin Isaacs, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
As an investment banker, Kevin has worked alongside CEOs and CFOs to buy and sell middle-market businesses in numerous industries. In addition, as an operator, he turned around a systems integration company and established a new product line at a PE-backed healthcare IT business. In freelancing, Kevin is seeking to bring his unique blend of skills and experiences to sellers whose businesses might need some cleaning-up prior to a sales process. 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

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

Sergio Ermacora, Croatia

Freelance M&A Consultant
Sergio is an investment banker with 12+ years of experience in complex environments. He has advised company owners and C-level executives on M&A transactions as a partner at RSM International as well as on intellectual property and strategy for high-tech companies like Yahoo, Sony, and Panasonic while at Black Stone IP/Houlihan Lokey. Sergio enjoys freelancing at Toptal to continue working on interesting projects while starting his own company. Click to continue

Ryan Foley, United States

Freelance M&A Consultant
Ryan is an investment banker with over 15 years of experience providing M&A and capital raising services to a number of diverse industries. He has advised on almost 50 transactions with an aggregate value of $3 billion. He works full-time, but also freelances because he enjoys working with entrepreneurs on exciting new investment and M&A opportunities. Click to continue
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