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Suhail Hafiz

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

CanadaToptal Member Since February 8, 2019

Suhail, a veteran of renowned Canadian private and public equity firms Onex and Gluskin Sheff, has invested $3+ billion of capital. Now a corporate finance professor at York University, Suhail started his career in the capital markets group at CIBC—helping underwrite $5+ billion of debt facilities. As a freelancer, Suhail is a consultant at Captial Technology Solutions, a New York-based fintech. His primary responsibilities at Capital include strategy, fundraising, and finance.

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Jim Laird

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

CanadaToptal Member Since July 24, 2017

Jim has managed investments for one of Canada's largest venture firms, founded and successfully exited a large entertainment software company, and has sat on more than 20 private, public, and non-profit boards. He is a 20-year corporate finance veteran and fractional CFO who is passionate about helping companies get to the next level by improving their operations, assisting with debt and equity capital raises, and executing M&A transactions.

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Sean Heberling, CFA

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since October 12, 2017

With Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, Sailfish Capital, and Marion Street Capital, Sean has analyzed 10,000+ companies, built complex models, and helped facilitate $1+ billion in investment transactions. He freelances to leverage his expertise in financial modeling, investor presentations, investment analysis, and M&A. He is on the boards of several early-stage companies, advising on operations, growth strategy, and fundraising.

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Erik Warren

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since September 29, 2017

Erik's built and managed finance functions for global companies, with responsibilities ranging from reporting to managing capital raises for $200+ million infrastructure projects. As a freelancer, he can apply his broad set of financial skills to the challenges growing companies face. He has significant experience with mid-tier companies seeking to apply finance best practices, M&A due diligence and ready themselves for financing.

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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since March 16, 2017

Neil is a CFO for growth companies and a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in NY where he helped lead numerous transactions including Zipcar's $1.1 billion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital & Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank (M&A, restructuring, debt financings). He's built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm.

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Thomas Robb

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since January 4, 2019

Thomas delivered actionable solutions and insights to multi-billion dollar clients across the tech and software industries as a senior equity research associate at Morgan Stanley. As an entrepreneur, he understands the importance of taking extreme ownership of projects and enjoys working with executives to grow their businesses through financial modeling, competitive market analysis, and creative problem-solving.

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Godfrey M. Bakuli

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since December 14, 2018

Starting his career at Morgan Stanley, Godfrey has worked with both startups and large enterprises on $6 billion of strategic assignments. In 12+ years, this advisory has included M&A, divestitures, and equity and debt financings. Last year alone, he helped startups in the data center, transportation, drone infrastructure, and CPG spaces raise $14 million. Godfrey freelances as a means to broaden his network and deepen his industry knowledge.

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Peter Mullen

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since August 17, 2020

Peter is an investment executive with global experience across HFs, PE, and family offices, including Apollo Global, JGM Capital, EOS Global, Longacre, and CDV. He launched and managed two HFs, which invested across the capital structure, including an innovative US fund with a hybrid strategy and one of Brazil’s first international funds. Peter headed the financial team that grew a portfolio company into one of LATAM’s largest renewable energy entities through a multi-billion-dollar investment.

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Bill Light

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since January 21, 2019

Bill has evaluated and sourced long and short investments at Lakewood Capital (hedge fund with $5 billion under management) and Harvard Management Company (endowment with $35 billion under management). Prior to his investing career, he advised on M&A transactions at Evercore Partners. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with both investors and entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of industries in public and private markets.

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Evgeny Vostretsov, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since February 25, 2017

A hedge fund analyst and a former CFO of a startup, Evgeny performed deep-dive research on 15+ public equities and evaluated 30+ private equity and mezzanine debt transactions. Before getting an MBA from Chicago Booth, Evgeny founded an online retailer that sold across 11 time zones. He has advised on $5B+ valuations while at E&Y. He enjoys freelancing to help clients with evaluating investments, financial modeling, capital raising, and M&A.

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Graham Smith

Freelance Equity Research Analyst

United StatesToptal Member Since October 7, 2017

Graham has executed numerous venture capital deals and published equity research for global Fortune 100 corporations while working at leading Wall Street investment banks (Credit Suisse) and startup studios (Bionic). He’s a principal at What If Ventures, a mental health venture fund and co-founder and CFO of an NYC-based restaurant.

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