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Adrian John Smith

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

AustraliaToptal Member Since August 18, 2017

Adrian has 12+ years of private equity and M&A experience, mainly at Standard Chartered Private Equity where he led several transactions with a total value of over $500 million. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with multiple clients, leveraging his strong financial and operational background to build budgets, execute complex equity and debt raises, and to conduct due diligence and valuations, particularly in turnaround situations.

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Previously at

Arkana Partners

Kurt Williams

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since February 9, 2022

Kurt is an award-winning executive known for exceeding expectations, delivering on time and ahead of schedule, on and under budget, exceeding sales and profitability goals, inspiring teams to accomplish more than the sum of their parts, and developing strong relationships. He has a background in multiple languages and the mental faculties to see all the pieces that need to go together. He creates and implements plans to achieve exceptional results with which companies see long-term success.

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Previously at

Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Neel Augusthy

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since March 9, 2021

Neel is a finance leader and change agent with 10+ years of experience and a track record of impact in Fortune 50 companies. He has driven transformations to the tune of $250 million, EBITDA uplift of $100 million+, and sustainable change by managing mandates in multinationals, SMEs, and startups. Neel is adept at navigating across countries, regions, and cultures, and he brings an entrepreneurial and creative mindset, drive, and passion to design and execute win-win solutions for his clients.

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Previously at

VADN Group

Johan Bergendorff

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since April 11, 2021

Johan began his career with PwC, advising on some of the most prominent private equity transactions in the UK and the Nordics. Following a decade as an M&A advisor, he took up a position with a billionaire investor, focusing on turnaround investments, including a US publicly-traded company where he was parachuted in as CFO. Johan held the position of CFO and COO for ConnectedLife, a medical technology company, successfully raising $2.5 million over Zoom during the COVID lockdown in Spring 2020.

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Previously at

ConnectedLife Health

Paul Birkett

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

South AfricaToptal Member Since October 22, 2020

Paul is a corporate finance professional with particular experience and expertise in restructurings, turnarounds, and distressed investment management. His key competencies include M&A, capital raising, and capital structuring; balance sheet restructuring; turnaround and distressed corporate finance advisory; and operational treasury and cash management. In addition to strong process and project management skills, Paul is highly analytical, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven.

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Previously at

ASOC Management Company (Pty) Ltd

Michael Yarmo

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

CanadaToptal Member Since May 8, 2017

As an experienced investment banker, Mike has led the M&A, raised capital, and balance sheet restructuring of dozens of mid-sized North American-based companies. Mike is currently a Managing Partner at a mid-market investment bank with offices in New York and Toronto, Canada. Before his investment banking career, Mike was the president and majority owner of a multi-million dollar frozen foods manufacturer sold to a competitor after doubling the revenue and asset base.

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Previously at

Clariti Strategic Advisors

Peter Jacobson

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since July 24, 2017

A Harvard grad with an MBA from Stanford, Peter has served as CFO of three successful companies, led several acquisitions, obtained growth capital, led recapitalization efforts, and led a successful exit for the shareholders. He's also raised $500 million+ for clients as a VP at KeyBanc Capital Markets, a commercial and investment bank. Peter enjoys freelancing to help clients with capital raising, M&A, FP&A, and various CFO-related functions.

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Previously at

BridgeHealth

Philippe Glätzle

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

FranceToptal Member Since March 21, 2022

Philippe is a managing director with a track record of 15+ years of leading international corporations in French-speaking markets, achieving an average of 35% annual growth. He has served eight years as an MD in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland for a branch of PRGX, a Nasdaq-listed US financial firm. He increased turnover by 800% and cash flow from €3–50 million per year. Recognized as structured, positive, and dynamic, Philippe helps his Toptal clients achieve exceptional results.

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Previously at

SWETS Information Services

Tristan Thomas

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

BelgiumToptal Member Since May 9, 2017

Tristan has more than 12 years of experience at the Boston Consulting Group ('02-'15). As a senior Principal, he led teams of consultants advising Retail, Consumer, and Industrial goods clients. He has extensive experience working on M&A, growth strategy, digital transformation and operational improvement topics. When not freelancing, Tristan is pursuing his dream of conducting a management buy-in of a production company.

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Previously at

Piazza Partners

Stenning Schueppert

Freelance Turnaround Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since January 9, 2019

A Stanford MBA, Stenning has sourced, executed, and integrated deals at leading private equity firms such as GTCR and H.I.G. Capital. A Bain-trained strategy consultant possessing extensive operational experience, his passion is to partner with businesses to evolve via strategic guidance and acquisitions. Stenning has focused across middle market sectors for over 20 years, working directly with executives, boards, and investors to enhance value.

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Previously at

Evolution Strategy

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  • How are Toptal Turnaround Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Turnaround Consultants 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.

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