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Toptal is a marketplace for top Transaction Advisors. Top companies and start-ups hire Transaction Advisory freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Greg Barasia, CFA

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since August 3, 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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Steven Southwick

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since October 19, 2019

A Chicago Booth MBA graduate and CFA charterholder, Steve has worked as a financial analyst, investor, and entrepreneur across the US and Latin America. He was a top-tier investment banking M&A analyst (Barclays Capital), with investing experience in both private equity (Sorenson Capital) and private credit (THL Credit). In addition to developing an education startup, Steve advises clients on capital raising, financing (including CARES Act related programs), and M&A transactions.

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Viktoras Juozapaitis

Freelance Transaction Advisor

LithuaniaToptal Member Since October 23, 2019

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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Denis Cranstoun

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since February 20, 2019

A Finance MBA graduate with honors from NYU Stern, Denis spent 10 years in investment banking in the technology, media, and marketing sectors, executing $4 billion of capital and M&A transactions at Credit Suisse, middle-market M&A deals, and early-stage financings at various boutiques. Denis joined Toptal to help clients with financial strategy, valuation, fundraising, and M&A while advising software startups and mentoring at Sports Tech Tokyo.

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Pete Boukouzis

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since January 15, 2019

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 all over the world and included a variety of industries. Pete enjoys the flexibility of consulting while continuing to provide top-tier advice on M&A, corporate finance, and valuation matters.

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Jeff Anapolsky

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since December 9, 2017

Jeff is a financial restructuring expert, including turnarounds, workouts, and bankruptcies. Jeff is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School with experience in multiple industries. As a seasoned professional, he creates credible financial projections, solves operational hurdles, manages debt and equity financings, negotiates mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, and helps clients reach milestones and achieve targets.

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Frank Colombo, CFA

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since June 15, 2019

As the global head of high yield research at UBS, Frank led a team of 21 analysts and was the lead analyst on over 40 new issues, raising over $6 billion. Currently, he is a founding partner of a new cannabis debt fund. As a freelancer, Frank enjoys helping a wide variety of clients with challenging capital raises, valuation, and financing strategy, leveraging his Stanford MBA and his extensive experience as an analyst and entrepreneur.

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Marc Howland

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since May 16, 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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Bertrand Deleuse

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since October 23, 2018

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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Peter Wells

Freelance Transaction Advisor

United StatesToptal Member Since October 22, 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 COO of a marketing software startup raising $6 million of capital. As a freelancer, he enjoys working on transactions for high-growth companies. He has extensive experience working with clients to assess new opportunities and position them with the resources to fuel their growth.

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A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Transaction Advisor for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Transaction Advisor for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Transaction Advisors different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Transaction Advisors to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 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. Start now.

  • Can I hire Transaction Advisors in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Transaction Advisor within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • 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. Start now.

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