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Matt Murphy

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since March 1, 2022

Matt is a PE partner and management consultant. As an experienced advisor, he has partnered with executives, boards, teams, and investors to build and grow businesses for 15+ years. Matt has deep expertise in creating value through strategy, organic growth, acquisitions, market expansion, organization building, and cost management. His broad industry experience includes financial services, technology and business services, food manufacturing, commercial real estate, and consumer services.

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Swapnil Manish

Freelance Transaction Advisor
India
Toptal Member Since May 26, 2020

Swapnil is a finance expert with 16 years of experience and an MBA in finance. He has advised on M&A transactions, fundraising, and valuations worth $13 billion at bulge bracket investment banks (BNP Paribas and SMTB). He is also the co-founder of two startups, and he has advised other SME entrepreneurs at the intersection of business planning, fundraising, and scaling up through M&A and organic growth. Swapnil enjoys interacting with entrepreneurs and helping them maximize business value.

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Peter Wells

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since December 19, 2018

Peter began his investment banking career at Moelis & Co., where he completed $10 billion in M&A, restructuring, and financing deals. He recently served as the CFO of a software startup raising $6 million of capital. As a freelancer, he enjoys working on transactions for high-growth companies. Peter has extensive experience working with clients to assess new opportunities and position them with the resources to fuel their growth.

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Viktoras Juozapaitis

Freelance Transaction Advisor
Lithuania
Toptal Member Since January 23, 2020

Viktoras excels at financial due diligence, valuation, business plan preparation, acquiring banking licenses, and other corporate services. Recently, one of his clients obtained a full banking license in the EU. Having gained experience from successfully launching a global start-up company to banking and managing M&A projects in the Big Four companies, Viktoras offers a variety of high-value skills from start to finish.

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Peter Mullen

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since December 21, 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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Pete Boukouzis

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since January 14, 2020

Pete advised on over $150 billion of proposed and completed buy-side, sell-side, and merger transactions for private and public companies during his 18-year Wall Street career as a senior M&A investment banker. His transaction experience involved clients worldwide from diverse industries. Pete enjoys the flexibility of consulting while continuing to provide top-tier advice on M&A, corporate finance, and valuation matters. He has also served as an expert witness.

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Jeff Anapolsky

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal 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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Marc Howland

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since July 19, 2019

Marc is a Harvard Business School graduate with honors, a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs, and private equity investor at The Carlyle Group. He has helped execute more than $70 billion worth of global M&A and financing transactions in the tech, media, telecom, infrastructure and sports facility finance markets. Marc enjoys freelancing to contribute his knowledge and skills to others while working on his own early-stage ventures.

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Greg Barasia, CFA

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since September 16, 2019

Greg has executed over $20 billion of transactions from seed-stage venture investments to large corporate buyouts. His experience spans the capital structure and includes time at Lazard Frères and some of the top private investment firms on Wall Street. He has worked as as a fractional CFO, M&A and financing advisor, and board member. Greg enjoys freelancing as it allows him to work with a wider variety of clients and company maturities.

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Bertrand Deleuse

Freelance Transaction Advisor
United States
Toptal Member Since January 16, 2019

Bertrand is a 25-year finance veteran with a true 360 experience, honed as an investment banker, venture advisor, project developer, CFO, and expert witness consultant in international arbitrations. He has advised and partnered on over 100 transactions and investment initiatives totaling over $16 billion. Bertrand is a seasoned problem solver and decision-maker with expert facilitation skills. Bertrand advises on M&A, corporate development, venture growth, project development, and financing.

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  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Transaction Advisor 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 Transaction Advisor, 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 Transaction Advisor?

    To hire the right Transaction Advisor, 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 Transaction Advisors for your project.

  • How are Toptal Transaction Advisors different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Transaction Advisors 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 Transaction Advisor with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Transaction Advisors ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Transaction Advisors on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Transaction Advisor 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 Transaction Advisors can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Transaction Advisors?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Transaction Advisor 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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    The Right Fit

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    Scale as Needed

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

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