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Evan Turner, CFA, CAMS

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since March 4, 2022

Evan is a Boston College finance and corporate reporting and analysis graduate who maintains a CFA designation. He is a seasoned investment professional and startup executor who has founded, scaled, and exited businesses himself and grown those of his clients. Evan enjoys consulting for clients seeking executive-level expertise from an operator who knows how to identify opportunities, scale them from the ground up, and generate outsized returns for investors.

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Alberto Bazzana

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since April 4, 2017

Alberto has been instrumental in the underwriting, management, and sale of energy and infrastructure assets totaling more than $5 billion. Before moving into banking, he led teams in consulting engagements across nine countries and several sectors. He has an executive MBA from Wharton and worked as part of General Electric's foremost management development programs. Alberto enjoys freelancing as it enables him to work with a diverse clientele.

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Rohini Reddy

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since October 27, 2022

Rohini has 13+ years of experience in property and casualty (P&C) insurance. As an industry professional and a management consultant, she has helped insurers build and manage products, develop competitive strategies, and build capabilities through transformation. Rohini joined Toptal to leverage her experience in helping startups and large insurers solve challenging problems.

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Glenn Peters

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since August 7, 2017

Glenn is a seasoned investment banker with expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital markets. He has a distinguished career at top investment banks, such as J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank, where he contributed to transactions exceeding $55 billion. Glenn has collaborated with C-level executives from over 30 companies, preparing financial models and business plans and offering memorandums. He enjoys freelancing, seeking challenging projects, and engaging with intriguing clients.

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Joseph Valentic

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since November 9, 2018

Joe has 30+ years of middle-market financial services experience as an investment banker, CFO/COO, strategy consultant, public accountant, banker, and board leader. He excels with strategic planning, fractional CFO, pitch deck creation, fundraising, FP&A, M&A due diligence, and research. Joe helps businesses achieve their growth goals by integrating strategy, fractional executive services, financial planning, and capital placement services.

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Dimitre Krouchev

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since September 20, 2022

Dimitre is a financial consultant who has worked with over 50 clients in multiple corporate finance roles, such as interim CFO, VP of finance, and senior associate, helping startups and SMBs raise over 77 million in debt and equity financing. Dimitre was a former senior associate at Triple Enterprises, a top financial advisory firm in Los Angeles, and was the first senior associate to be offered partner there.

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Amin Hariri

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since November 3, 2020

Amin is an experienced finance professional and private equity investor, having served as the CFO of two middle-market companies and successfully executed buyout acquisitions representing over $1 billion of invested capital. After a successful 20+ year career, Amin is now advising founders and management teams on capital raising, business planning, and M&A efforts. He has experience working with both well-established and startup organizations in the business services and technology sectors.

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Stephen Kelly

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since December 16, 2020

With 20 years of experience working with family offices, institutional and entrepreneurial private equity funds, and consulting Big Four accounting firms, Stephen brings unique insights into the variety of investor mindsets. He freelances to help startups and established investors determine ideal investment, asset management, and fundraising strategies. As a senior executive, he has advised on multi-billion mergers, equity raises exceeding $2 billion, and transactions totaling over $5 billion.

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Rich Adams

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since April 15, 2022

Rich is an award-winning leader specializing in answering his clients' business growth, operations, and change management questions with innovative techniques. He has over 20 years of experience in business development, operations, management, and market strategy, working with private equity and Fortune 100 companies like Kroger, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Lately, Rich has founded DART, an organization focusing on innovative digital health solutions.

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Siddharth Dandekar

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United States
Toptal Member Since August 20, 2020

Sid is a finance expert with 10 years of experience. He has advised institutions on 50+ stocks with a market cap aggregating $2 trillion. His deep valuation and due diligence expertise cover both developed and emerging markets across the consumer goods, real estate, technology, and retail sectors. Currently, Sid is overseeing his family investment office while leveraging his unique insights as both an owner and adviser to help clients attain their financial and operational objectives.

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Hassan Daher

Freelance Expert Underwriter
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since July 7, 2022

Hassan is a finance professional with 10+ years of experience in freelancing and providing strategic and financial services to businesses with Deloitte. In 2019, he founded and built an FCA-authorized fintech lending platform in the UK that is a clear market leader in its category. Hassan enjoys freelancing because he loves working on challenging projects with talented people and because it allows him to leverage his experiences to help businesses maximize their growth.

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Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

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Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

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Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

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What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

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How to Hire Expert Underwriters Through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Expert Underwriter for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Expert Underwriter for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Expert Underwriters different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our underwriters to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

  • Can I hire Expert Underwriters in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Expert Underwriter within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Expert Underwriters?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Expert Underwriter 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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    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    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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    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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