As Toptal’s Chief Executive Officer, Taso manages Toptal’s core team of hundreds of team members distributed throughout the world, with a focus on innovation. Since Toptal was founded in 2010, Taso has led it to become the largest high-skilled, on-demand talent network in the world. Taso serves on the board of multiple organizations, advising on talent strategy and innovation for Fortune 100s and nonprofits. Taso has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, Wharton, and Oxford on talent management and entrepreneurship.
As Toptal’s Chief Administrative Officer, Brenda works alongside the CEO and executive team to maximize the impact of CEO engagement and team initiatives. She is an experienced Chief of Staff and Director of Business Management, holding senior-level roles for nine years at Microsoft and Schwab Bank. Prior to that, she worked at US Bank and also served as the CEO of an innovative start-up credit union serving an underbanked demographic in the Seattle area. Brenda has a BS in Accounting from Portland State University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking.
As Toptal's General Counsel, Bill provides legal and strategic guidance on the issues that confront Toptal as a US-based, global company. He brings to the role over 20 years of experience. Prior to Toptal, Bill served as General Counsel of Bottomline Technologies (Nasdaq: EPAY), a global B2B fintech company, and as General Counsel of Plymouth Rock Assurance, a Boston-based insurance group. Before that, Bill was a corporate lawyer with WilmerHale and Posternak, Blankstein & Lund. Bill is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, earning his PhD in International Relations.
As Toptal’s VP of Communications, Jodi is responsible for all internal and external communications efforts across the company. She brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in public relations and communications, working with leading and disruptive brands, including Oracle, HP, DXC Technologies, Zebra Technologies, Huawei, Honeywell, and Fitbit. Previously, she led the third largest global technology practice at Finn Partners, and before that, she ran Burson Marsteller’s US technology practice. Jodi received her BA from the University at Albany.
As Toptal’s VP of Finance, Carlos oversees the company’s financial operations, ensuring sustainable company growth and seamless global payments infrastructure for Toptal clients and network talent. Previously, he led the Finance and Investor Relations functions for BrightStar, of which he helped sell a majority stake to Softbank at a $2.2 Billion valuation. He also has extensive experience in capital raises, M&A initiatives, financial roadshows, and financial system implementations. Carlos has a BS in Finance and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
As Toptal's VP of People, Michelle is accountable for our People and Recruiting teams, creating and maintaining a world-class experience for all Toptal team members through hiring, developing, and retaining our top talent. Previously, she served as Chief People Officer at ICR. Her 20+ year career has included senior Talent leadership roles across both the startup and agency world, spanning multiple industries. Michelle has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
As Toptal's VP of Talent Operations, Christy is accountable for ensuring successful client outcomes by delivering the right talent from our global network, matched to client business needs and timeframe. Prior to Toptal, Christy spent more than a decade in management consulting at Bain & Company, and she later joined Rackspace as General Manager of their cybersecurity business. Christy earned a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
As Toptal's Chief Technology Officer, Ismael leads the company's engineering organization, driving process and culture to ensure top quality delivery from our team of world-class engineers. Ismael was formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue4, a distributed media system used in the aerospace and entertainment industries. He leverages over twenty years’ experience in providing commercial, operational, and technical leadership for B2B, B2C, and government organizations from early-stage startup to large-high growth market leaders. Ismael has a BE and BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Málaga.
As Toptal's VP of Product, Kleanthis drives the evolution of Toptal's platform and associated products, working closely with operations and engineering teams to drive and support our hypergrowth by providing a seamless, on-demand experience for clients and network talent. He specializes in digital talent networks, leveraging a diverse background at both Microsoft and McKinsey, many early- and late-stage startups, as well as launching a startup of his own. Kleanthis has a BS in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA from the National Technical University of Athens.
As Toptal's VP of Design, Jin leads our design function, spanning both brand and product design. In this role, he is accountable for building the processes, quality standards, and team necessary to support world-class design at scale within a 100% remote environment. Jin has been a design leader for over a decade, including most recently as a Creative Director and Design Manager at Stack Overflow. Jin studied Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.
As Toptal's VP of Enterprise, Michael is responsible for driving the rapid scaling of our Enterprise business by establishing processes, service offerings, and strategies to enable Toptal's largest global clients to successfully leverage our elite global talent network at scale. He brings extensive experience in consulting and entrepreneurship, with leadership positions at Slalom Consulting and Accenture. Michael has a BS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
As Toptal’s VP of SMB Sales, Mike is responsible for driving growth of our solutions with Toptal’s startup and growth clients. He brings over 20 years of experience in management, sales, operations, and technology from Morningstar, The Boston Consulting Group, and Goldman Sachs. Mike earned a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
As Toptal's VP of Brand Marketing, Corinne is responsible for and the authority on the Toptal brand and how it comes to life, both internally and externally. She brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising working with and for multiple Fortune 100 brands, including IBM, Coca-Cola, Verizon, and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Previously, she served as a Managing Director and Head of Client Services at Ogilvy & Mather in New York. Corinne has a BS in Marketing from Miami University.
As Toptal's VP of Growth Marketing, Gabriel and his team drive Toptal's inbound client and freelancer acquisition. He leverages his background as an engineer and growth executive at companies such as Facebook and Timeful (acquired by Google) to lead a data-driven team that grows the number of organizations and talent that benefit from Toptal. Gabriel has a BE and ME in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Universidad de Concepción, an MS in Econometrics from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and an MBA from Stanford University.