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Kevin Roberts

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since June 27, 2022

Over the last 20+ years, Kevin has closed 46 M&A deals totaling several billion in value. He started his career at leading investment banks—Bank of America and Merrill Lynch—and respected private equity firms—Trinity Hunt—advising clients ranging from $1-billion companies to startups and investment firms to family offices. Kevin joined Toptal mainly to leverage his capabilities in M&A and strategic finance, aiming at helping talented entrepreneurs and investors achieve their growth objectives.

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Andrew Adams

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since November 7, 2017

Andrew has executed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50. A Wharton MBA, Andrew has experience in investment banking (J.P. Morgan), consulting (Bain), and private equity (Lake Capital), where he has led teams through the full M&A process. Andrew is currently focused on advising business owners, helping them maximize value and achieve other goals when selling their company.

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Olov Rydsater

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
Sweden
Toptal Member Since April 26, 2018

Over his 16+ years as a professional, Olov has conducted 34 M&A engagements for corporate investors and 36 M&A engagements for financial investors, including private equity, investment companies, venture capital, and hedge funds. Olov has experience in M&A strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, fundraising, joint ventures, and M&A training. He has worked across many verticals in Europe, the US, and Asia.

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Simone Girardeau

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
Canada
Toptal Member Since June 15, 2023

Simone has 10+ years of expertise in strategy consulting, private equity, venture capital (VC) backed businesses, and entrepreneurship. As a freelance, she has vast experience in strategic projects for VC and private equity (PE) backed companies, fundraising, and supporting earlier-stage businesses. A strategic problem solver, she enjoys providing structure to solve complex challenges. Simone quickly grasps the broader perspective, understands practical limitations, and executes for impact.

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Mary Ann Fialkowski

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since May 4, 2020

Mary Ann has 20 years of C-level experience with private equity and publicly owned companies. She has planned and implemented high-growth strategies and restructured poorly integrated industry rollups. She creates solutions through new technology and business process improvement. With a uniquely wide breadth of functional experience, honed by easily pivoting to the area needing attention and quickly assessing the underlying processes, Mary Ann is an exceptional freelance contributor.

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Adrian John Smith

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
Australia
Toptal Member Since August 22, 2017

Adrian has over 12 years of private equity and M&A experience, mainly at Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he led several transactions with a total value of over $500 million. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with multiple clients, leveraging his strong financial and operational background to build budgets, execute complex equity and debt raises, and conduct due diligence and valuations, particularly in turnaround situations.

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Tobias Buck

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since April 7, 2020

Tobias is a private equity investor and board advisor who has invested, raised, and refinanced more than $4 billion throughout his career across the entire company life cycle from seed round start-ups to late-stage buyouts across Europe/US, and various industries. He combines highly analytical thinking with a very structured work approach and a passion for the creative fields. He connects easily with people valuing high IQ/EQ environments.

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Chinesom Ejiasa

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since September 11, 2020

Chinesom has 15+ years of experience in fixed income and emerging markets private equity across asset classes (real estate, FMCG, real assets, and education) and geographies (Africa, LatAm, and the US). He has analyzed, structured, or managed up to $33 billion in assets, and his expertise includes fundraising, corporate governance, and operational and financial optimization. Chinesom pursues advisory and freelance work because of the diversity of clients and problems they present.

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Akshay Bhimrajka

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since August 27, 2019

Akshay is a Paris-based entrepreneur and private equity professional and has raised two funds of $250+ million and grown three companies to $1+ billion in enterprise value. An experienced financier and operator, he has helped raise $500+ million for companies in the telecom, real estate, oil and gas, and education sectors. Akshay freelances to help companies with M&A, modeling, and fundraising, leveraging his operational and financial expertise.

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Gab Nardo

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since January 19, 2021

Gab is an investment manager with more than 12 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He has invested, managed, raised, or intermediated funds over €1 billion in various industries and contingencies across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions. He particularly enjoys consulting smaller to mid-cap companies to discover and learn about new sectors and business models, which he dissects with a rigorous value-oriented approach and second-level thinking.

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Christine Donnelly

Freelance Private Equity Consultant
United States
Toptal 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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  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a private equity consultant with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your private equity consultant, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a private equity consultant?

    To hire the right private equity consultant, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect private equity consultants for your project.

  • How are Toptal private equity consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our private equity consultants to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a private equity consultant with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched private equity consultants ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire private equity consultants on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a private equity consultant on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our private equity consultants can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal private equity consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your private equity consultant 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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