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Rijeka, Croatia Strategy, M&A
Senior
10 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Milan, Lombardy, Italy Strategy, M&A
Senior
5 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Paris, France M&A, Private Equity
Manager
1 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +5
Hire Maxime
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Strategy, M&A
Manager
3 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +14
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Windsor, CO, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
7 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Bolzano, Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol, Italy Strategy, Private Equity
Associate
10 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Analysis
  • +4
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Basel, Basel, Switzerland Strategy, M&A
Senior
8 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • +4
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İstanbul, Turkey Strategy, Venture Capital
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Advisory Boards
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +6
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Advisory boards contribute to the success of a company in multiple ways. For one, they offer expert advice that is not only useful to firms who are just starting out but also to those who are further along in their growth. Having a group of people who have previously been in similar investment scenarios can greatly assist when trying to make the right business decision. They act as an outside voice and can see aspects of the business that others might not be able to see, while also serving as mentors when it comes to growing their portfolio and increasing profits. Fintalent's Advisory Boards experts would not only help organizations set-up effective advisory boards but would also offer adequate expertise in cases where there are vacuums in diverse areas of knowledge.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Advisory Boards Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Advisory Boards talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Advisory Boards professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Advisory Boards talent and are able to provide clients with Advisory Boards professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Advisory Boards professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Advisory Boards consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Advisory Boards consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Advisory Boards talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Advisory Boards talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Advisory Boards consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Advisory Boards

An advisory board is a group of individuals or organizations who provide guidance and assistance to an individual, institution, or company. They can be used to help shape a company’s strategy or provide advice on the best ways to conduct its business.

Fintalent’s advisory boards consultants ensure that private equity advisory board set up by them are made up of professionals that have been in their field for a long time and are well respected by both the financial industry and investors. Advisory boards are typically composed of people from different industries and experience levels as it helps with providing value from as many perspectives as possible.

The goal of an advisory board, in any situation, should be to provide as much value and assistance as possible while also helping the organization run smoothly and effectively. Many companies use advisory boards as an opportunity for networking and collaboration, depending on the size of the organization.

There are a few different types that exist, for instance the Performance Advisory Board (PAB), which is made up of senior executives from consulting firms who provide critical insights and provide support to companies during key stages. As well as these advisors, there are more general advisory boards made up of other finance professionals. The boards work with startups and current businesses by providing them with guidance on issues such as marketing strategy or strategic planning with other investors. They also can source new investments for their portfolio or offer strategic advice on investments they have already acquired in order to grow their number as well.

The value provided by advisory boards have caused them to become more popular over time because not only are they beneficial for companies but also for investors that are looking for new opportunities. They offer deals that they were likely not able to get otherwise and are also able to boost companies in areas of the business that they may be lacking in.

Most advisory boards act as a resource for their portfolio companies but there are also opportunities for investors to create advisory boards on their own. This is beneficial because it can open up new channels of potential investments and help startups even when they are not part of the company’s current investment portfolio. It also allows private equity firms to offer more guidance through various stages of a company’s growth and help them better understand certain aspects about the business such as leadership development or competitive intelligence.

Private equity advisory boards can vary greatly depending on the goals and needs of both parties involved. Here is a short list of what some o Fintalent’s Advisory Boards Consultants believe are some of the most important features for an advisory board:

  1. Suitable members: Members’ backgrounds and qualifications must be suitable to the needs of the organization. A good advisory board can be made up of a number of different individuals but should contribute in some way as long as they are “Right Fit” for the organization.
  2. Top-level connections: Certain private equity firms may have more connections than others and this can be beneficial if your advisor has relationships with key external investors or industry gurus (e.g., former investors, competitors, advisors, etc.).
  3. A clear understanding of the industry: An advisory board should be able to perform a deep investigation of the industry in which the company operates. The more knowledge and experience that an advisor has in this area, the better qualified they will be to help your company make sound decisions regarding its business and competitive landscape.
  4. Time and patience: An advisory board is not for everyone; some people may find it too time-consuming and strenuous, especially if they have a full schedule already. However, advisers can help a company establish stronger relationships with potential investors or provide valuable input when soliciting venture capital investment opportunities.
  5. Thorough vetting: Advisory board members can help you vet potential investors as well as provide a more objective opinion on your company’s business plan. Advisors tend to be more experienced than the people within your firm and will be able to provide insight from their own experiences and those of others.
  6. Transparency: Advisors should provide honest and constructive feedback. A potential investor may not always like what they hear, but it is important for companies to know that they have nothing to hide from the individuals with whom they are trying to build a long-term relationship or partnership.
  7. Risk management: Advisors can be helpful in identifying external risks that may present themselves. There are also internal risks to consider, such as the competition or market volatility.
  8. Value proposition: If a company has a product that is difficult to understand or requires a certain level of expertise, having an advisory board member with knowledge and experience in your industry can help find new opportunities and provide insight into the competitive advantages of your own business.

An advisory board is designed to help a company run more efficiently and effectively while also helping relationships with investors become stronger over time.

Conducting a private equity search may require your private equity firm to undergo some research on its own in order to narrow down the potential investment opportunities.

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