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Toptal is a network of top small business consultants with experience in supporting strategic projects. Small businesses and startups hire business consultants from Toptal for their expertise in multiple types of projects such as growth strategy development, pricing strategy or M&A.

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Francesco Castellano

Freelance Small Business Consultant
Italy
Toptal Member Since January 4, 2017

Francesco has almost twenty years of experience in finance, consulting, business management, and sustainability. Throughout these years, he has worked on more than 20 projects as a consultant at Bain & Company and launched Uber operations in Turin, Italy. Lately, he has founded Tondo, an organization spreading circular economy concepts, and Tondo lab, a company driving the implementation of clean and circular innovations. Francesco is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Andrew Adams

Freelance Small Business 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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Jesse Warlick

Freelance Small Business Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since March 19, 2021

Jesse co-founded an entertainment center business, which he grew to three locations in under two years. As VP of strategy and development at a PE-backed construction services company (now Nasdaq: BBCP), he helped the company acquire eight businesses and expand to the UK. He joined BBCP from the private equity acquisition team. He began his career in restructuring investment banking at Rothschild. Jesse freelances to continue working on challenging finance projects while he grows his business.

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Ernesto Grijalva Ortega, CFA

Freelance Small Business Consultant
Switzerland
Toptal Member Since June 8, 2017

Ernesto is a former core member of the private equity practice at The Boston Consulting Group in New York, where he specialized in due diligence, strategy, pricing, and transformation projects. Prior to BCG, he was an investment advisor, helping to raise and manage $500 million of assets at JP Morgan. Ernesto enjoys freelancing projects where he can leverage his previous experiences working with entrepreneurs, investors, and lenders.

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Edisher Uriatmkopeli

Freelance Small Business Consultant
Georgia
Toptal Member Since March 9, 2020

Head of strategic finance at Savii, a Singapore fintech company, Edisher covers FP&A and supports optimizing decision-making and shaping the company's long-term business strategy. He's executed numerous debt, equity, and M&A projects totaling $500 million and valued businesses worth $2.5 billion while working at Nordic PE firm (Nord-Corp), leading Georgian IB (TBC Capital), and KPMG. Experienced with firms of all sizes, Edisher enjoys using his financial insight to help enhance business value.

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Michael Ang

Freelance Small Business Consultant
Singapore
Toptal Member Since August 18, 2016

An MIT MBA graduate, Michael served large corporations at Bain and helped build new businesses at firms backed by top-tier VCs (Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Softbank). He's led pricing work at a Silicon Valley firm acquired for $185 million and joined Toptal to work on challenging business problems. His work has led to the discovery of multimillion-dollar business optimization opportunities and contributed to a client’s multi-fold revenue increase.

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Pete Pellizzari

CEO

Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

Romy Parzick

COO

Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay

Founder / CEO

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.

Chris Pozek

CEO

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 Small Business Consultants Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Small Business Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Small Business Consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Small Business Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Small Business Consultants 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 Small Business Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Small Business Consultant within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Small Business Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Small Business 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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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    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.

  • The Right Fit

    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.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

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

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

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

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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