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Jay Schiff

Freelance Special Situations Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since February 14, 2019

Jay is a 25-year private investment professional experienced in capital raising, deal sourcing, underwriting, capital markets, portfolio management, and restructuring. As the regional head of middle-market finance at Merrill Lynch and president of Centre Lane Investment Corp., he has invested $864 million in middle-market companies. Jay consults on corporate finance advisory issues while leading an angel-funded medical device business as a co-founder and CEO.

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Previously at

Addinex Technologies

Marius Dan Rus

Freelance Special Situations Analyst
RomaniaToptal Member Since April 7, 2017

After a decade in banking and an MBA at UC Berkeley, Marius focuses on consulting, investing, and executing complex deals in seed, growth equity, and distressed debt. He specializes in market analysis, pricing, modeling and valuation, due diligence, capital restructuring, and turnarounds. He loves challenging projects and working with smart, talented people—freelancing lets him do just that while also allowing him to spend time with his family.

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Previously at

Evozon Systems

Ahmar Ahmad

Freelance Special Situations Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since October 30, 2019

Ahmar, a Wharton and Columbia Business School graduate, is a hedge fund investor with experience across financial services, healthcare, and business services. Trained as a management consultant, he informs his investing with a detailed operational understanding of the business. Freelancing enables him to leverage his quantitative aptitude and modeling skills to help clients improve growth, enhance margins, and better allocate capital.

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Previously at

Millennium

Selim Edin

Freelance Special Situations Analyst
TurkeyToptal Member Since August 25, 2017

Selim has extensive CFO experience across large and small enterprises, ranging from a $100 million multinational company to a $500,000 Autotech startup. He is proficient in planning and executing strategies for fundraising, cash flow management, and financial system development. Selim is an international investor in startups and freelances to help emerging companies scale their businesses with strategic financial planning.

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Previously at

IUGO

Jeff Anapolsky

Freelance Special Situations Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since December 11, 2017

Jeff is a seasoned professional who enjoys overcoming financial challenges during rapid change. He contributes over 20 years of elite training, clever insights, relevant experiences, and meaningful connections to help companies reach their highest potential. With a private equity background and Harvard MBA, Jeff partners with talented operators to attract institutional capital by delivering financial excellence in forecasting, reporting, transactions, FP&A, audits, taxes, and business planning.

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Previously at

Anapolsky Advisors, Inc.

Ron Rich

Freelance Special Situations Analyst
United StatesToptal Member Since September 27, 2016

Ron has spent his career helping management teams leverage finance to strategically plan and drive operational improvement. With clients that have ranged from startups to billion dollar PE-backed companies, he has developed a deep expertise through his roles as an investment banker, management consultant, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. Freelancing allows him to work with a wide variety of clients and to address pressing, relevant issues.

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Previously at

New York Life Investments

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