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Alexander Hanrath, United Kingdom

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After raising $3 billion to fund acquisitions for blue-chip businesses while at J.P. Morgan, Alexander moved into venture capital, investing in clean technologies. As CFO of an LED technology startup, he raised profitability by 50%, and now, he enjoys helping other b... Click to continue

Steve Sprindis, United States

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Steve is an experienced financial executive and consultant with a broad range of experience ranging from deep dive financial analysis to M&A and valuation work. He has experience as a CFO, private equity investor, and investment banker. Steve has worked with over fif... Click to continue

Dave Harpur, United Kingdom

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A chartered accountant with more than 15 years' experience, Dave has directly led double-digit EBITDA growth and over £1 billion in debt, equity, and M&A transactions while at leading private equity and consultancy firms (Global Infrastructure Partners, Octopus, IFM,... Click to continue

Evan Fisher, United States

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Evan is a former investment bank VP offering a simple value prop: better-than-Wall-Street quality documents and advice at a fraction of the price. He’s sat in every seat at the boardroom table as a director, shareholder, executive, and advisor and has raised $75 mill... Click to continue

Jack Barker, United States

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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, financia... Click to continue

Ken Gordon, United States

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Ken is a finance expert with 25+ years of leadership experience at startups and Fortune 100 companies. He has supported a $2.5 billion Raytheon division and advised CEOs, private equity investors, Members of Congress, and senior DoD officials on finance and operating... Click to continue

Toby Clarence-Smith, Mexico

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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 ... Click to continue

Calvin Clark, United States

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Calvin has helped raise a total of over $300 million in capital for dozens of VC-backed startups, PE-backed middle market companies, public companies and investment funds. He has run several buy and sell-side M&A processes. As a freelancer, he enjoys exploring strate... Click to continue