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Barbara Close

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since August 4, 2022

As a former KPMG and PwC consultant and Fortune 1000 executive, Barbara has collaborated with CXOs in diverse industries for 20+ years. She has diversified industry expertise across consumer and industrial products and services, manufacturing, logistics, eCommerce, retail, and technology, which gives her a multi-dimensional approach to problem-solving. Functionally, her work has spanned core operations and front- and back-office processes. Barbara is a mechanical engineer and Kellogg MBA.

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Previously at

StrategyScape

Kurt Williams

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since March 2, 2022

Kurt is an award-winning executive known for exceeding expectations, delivering on time and ahead of schedule, on and under budget, exceeding sales and profitability goals, inspiring teams to accomplish more, and developing strong relationships. He has a background in multiple languages and the mental faculties to see all the pieces that need to go together for success. Kurt's ability to create and implement strategic plans with exceptional results are what sets him apart.

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Previously at

Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Fabian Schvartzman

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since March 10, 2022

Fabian is a Stanford MBA with 10+ years of experience in business strategy, business development, and leadership. He led two healthtech startups and closed deals with leading pharma companies, built a business development unit at AeroFarms that partnered with Fortune 500 companies, such as Cargill, AB InBev, and Roche; saved Intel $400 million in its run rate through an out-of-the-box solution; and raised money from prominent VCs.

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Self-employed

John Lee

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
PortugalToptal Member Since February 4, 2020

John is a highly commercial, entrepreneurial, culturally intelligent leader who speaks six languages. His proudest achievement was founding his own travel technology startup, CultureMee, which won global awards in business and leisure travel. He is also proud to have led a Europe-wide, cross-functional supply chain project, which drove a €40 million reduction in working capital in CRH Plc, one of the largest construction companies in the world.

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Previously at

The Work From Anywhere Team

Mohamed Zarrugh

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since May 12, 2022

Mohamed has held executive internal consulting roles for JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, transforming operations with annualized expense reductions of up to $180 million. He is a finance expert who perfectly blends the academic knowledge of an Industrial Engineering degree and MBA with deep business acumen and technical know-how. Specializing in strategic planning, performance management, and process improvement initiatives, Mohamed is willing to leverage his experience with other clients.

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Wells Fargo

Jared Seal

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since December 9, 2020

With rolled-up sleeves, Jared's led the finance functions for entities with assets in excess of $1 billion. He joined the Toptal network to leverage his experience as a front-line finance leader (corporate modeling, 13-week cash-flow forecasts, Power BI reporting, and day-to-day accounting) to help startups and mid-sized organizations flourish. Jared has learned from his experiences in large corporations at Praxair and in early to mid-stage PE-backed firms (Quantum Energy Partners) in Texas.

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Toptal Clients

Christine Donnelly

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since May 17, 2017

Christine is a Stanford MBA with 12+ years of experience who previously led a tech startup's capital raising and investor-relations function. She has experience in finance, private equity, venture capital investment banking, and business strategy at companies such as Uber, Crestview Partners, and Deutsche Bank.

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Previously at

Minu

Evan Glover, CFA, CPA

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since November 7, 2022

Evan is a CPA and CFA with expertise in complex financial analysis, investment analysis, and business advisory. With over seven years of experience, he has worked in a family office, a hedge fund, a top-five bank in the United States, various startups, and a Fortune 500 company. Evan was involved in an organization-wide transformation initiative that saved a company $100 million over three years. He has also worked with startups to raise capital, recently completing a $5 million debt financing.

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Previously at

Tetelestai Capital, LLC

David Clark-Joseph

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
United StatesToptal Member Since February 1, 2020

A dual law and MBA degree holder, David built M&A models for $500+ million deals, led integrations that delivered $200 million in synergies, and placed venture investments returning 4x+. He's worked in M&A at publicly-traded firms such as NCR and Mitel, and as a CFO for private equity firms and startups. As a freelancer, David leverages his operational and deal-related skill set to advise clients on strategy, modeling, and investment decisions.

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Kings Distributed Systems

Rajeev Rao

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
IndiaToptal Member Since December 8, 2022

Rajeev is a strategy and operations consultant with 11+ years of experience delivering value-enhancement projects across industries for Fortune 500 companies. He drives profitability and cost-saving initiatives by transforming supply chain ecosystems. He specializes in supply chain and operations improvement, M&A day-1 readiness, and post-merger synergy capture and integration. Rajeev is also an expert in data analytics, modeling and visualization, and program management.

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Previously at

EY

Jonathan Stearns

Freelance Performance Improvement Specialist
OmanToptal Member Since April 27, 2022

Jonathan has 22 years of experience as a business improvement consultant in telecom, software, government, oil and gas, logistics, and other industries in three countries. He specializes in PPP: plans can include strategic, business, departmental, and change management. Processes can include process design and redesign, policies, and procedures. Performance can include KPIs. Jonathan has an MBA and joined the Toptal network to help clients succeed in challenging projects.

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Previously at

Peak United International

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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.

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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.

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How to Hire Performance Improvement Specialists Through Toptal

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A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Performance Improvement specialist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Performance Improvement specialist for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Performance Improvement specialists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Performance Improvement specialists to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

  • Can I hire Performance Improvement specialists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Performance Improvement specialist within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Performance Improvement specialists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Performance Improvement specialist 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.

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    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

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    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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