Toptal® Community Leaders

Empower and grow a network of experts in your city.

Become a Toptal® Community Leader

Supporting local Toptal communities in more than 50 cities globally, Toptal Community Leaders organize events, speak at conferences, and help experts in their regions make the most of Toptal.

Build a World-Class Community
Community Leaders foster engagement and expertise-sharing among Toptal community members around the world.
Connect With Global Professionals
Community Leaders host more than 150 events each year, including conferences, workshops, co-working days, and networking events.
Advance Your Career
Community Leaders are industry experts and thought leaders themselves. Stand out in your field, and network with the best of the best.

I want to be part of the remote revolution, and Toptal is the ideal context to do that at a large scale.

Razvan Burciu

Senior UX Designer
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Meet Toptal® Community Leaders

Garren DiPasquale
Charlotte, NC, USus
Garren is a product designer and the community lead for Charlotte, North Carolina — one of the fastest growing cities in the US. He is a passionate design evangelist and believer in the remote revolution.
Contact Garren
Cristian Garcia
Medellín, Colombiaco
Cristian is a data scientist and developer with a background in math and physics. His two passions are programming and artificial intelligence.
Contact Cristian
Ines Avdić-Zekić
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovinaba
Ines is a Technical Sourcer as well as the Community Leader for Sarajevo. She travels the world looking for the top freelance talent and building the Toptal community of experts.
Contact Ines
Oleg Polivannyi
Kaliningrad, Russiaru
Oleg is a developer with a wide range of skills, mostly working in game development. As leader for the Russian enclave in Europe, Kaliningrad, he organizes gamedev networking events every couple of months.
Contact Oleg
Igor Santos
Rio de Janeiro, Brazilbr
Igor has over a decade of web experience, moving between PHP, JS, and other environments. When not leading Toptal events around Rio de Janeiro, he's also a core member and tech lead of PHPRio.
Contact Igor
Taylor Platt
New York City, USAus
Taylor works on the Growth Team at Toptal and leads the community for New York City. He organizes events that take advantage of the unique setting in the United States' largest (and best) city.
Contact Taylor
Julia Stanaro
Denver, Colorado, USAus
Julia is a Client Partner on Toptal's Core Team and organizes events in Colorado, Toptal's most active community in North America.
Contact Julia
Gabriel Pleszowski
Buenos Aires, Argentinaar
Gabriel is one of Toptal's Directors of Engineering and a passionate WordPress developer. He lives in Buenos Aires and is grateful to have found so much joy in his line of work through the years.
Contact Gabriel
Rodrigo Donini
Porto Alegre, Brazilbr
Rodrigo is a WordPress Engineer, CMS Screener, Toptal Speaker, and Community Leader representing the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil. He organizes many local events throughout each year.
Contact Rodrigo
Marco Vega
Cartagena, Colombiaco
Marco is a front-end and WordPress engineer from Cartagena, Colombia. When he's not programming, he spends time with the nearby development community and works to empower a culture of innovation.
Contact Marco
Luiz Ferreira
Vancouver, Canadaca
Luiz is a JavaScript developer who has been involved with communities since 2013. He co-founded two developer groups in Brazil with more than 1,200 members combined. Now he represents Toptal in Vancouver.
Contact Luiz
Pavo Pavlovic
Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovinaba
Pavo has a background in IT and Sales, and has a long record of team leadership at Toptal. As the Inbound Sales Team Lead, he works with the sales team to introduce prospective clients to Toptal.
Contact Pavo
Luka Horvat
Osijek, Croatiahr
Luka is a senior engineer who has waded into management waters. He's been helping to improve Toptal's core services and to provide an excellent experience for talent and clients in the network.
Contact Luka
Julien Renaux
Toulouse, Francefr
Julien is a front-end engineer and leader in Toulouse, France. As head of Google Developer Group Toulouse, he organizes more than ten events a year for around a thousand attendees.
Contact Julien
Camilo Bravo
Quito, Ecuadorec
Camilo is a Drupal engineer and technical screener for Toptal, with experience in many development environments including Go. He has organized a DrupalCamp in Quito, and moderates #_drupal on Toptal Slack.
Contact Camilo
Adam Molnar
Budapest, Hungaryhu
Adam is a front-end engineer, entrepreneur, public speaker and change maker. Toptal fundamentally changed his life, so he stepped up to lead the Budapest community, to share and spread Toptal magic.
Contact Adam
Nazar Ivanenko
Kiev, Ukraineua
Nazar has almost 20 years of engineering experience in a number of development languages and platforms. He has been a full time freelancer since 2011, and leading the Toptal community in Ukraine since 2013.
Contact Nazar
Pierre Killy
Paris, Francefr
Pierre is an entrepreneur with 15+ years experience as a web engineer and creative problem solver. He was awarded a Toptal Open Source Grant, and acts as leader for the community around Paris.
Contact Pierre
Razvan Burciu
Cluj-Napoca, Romaniaro
Razvan is a passionate product designer and the leader for the fastest growing tech hub in Romania. He believes in the power of a remote revolution and wants to see more happy people on Mondays.
Contact Razvan
Solon Molho
Athens, Greecegr
Solon is a finance expert and is actively engaged in the Athens community, where he is always looking for opportunities to connect with people in and out of the Toptal network.
Contact Solon
Luiz Mitidiero
Campinas, Brazilbr
Luiz is a front-end developer who represents the Toptal community in Campinas and São Paulo. He organizes around 20 events each year, with hundreds of attendees total.
Contact Luiz
Héctor Benítez
San Luis Potosí, Mexicomx
Hector is a software developer, tech consultant, and international Toptal Speaker representing San Luis Potosí. As a community leader, he organizes 30+ software-focused events per year.
Contact Héctor
David Marín
Madrid, Spaines
David is a WordPress engineer and PHP developer living in Spain. He moderates Toptal's online PHP community as well as organizing events in the Madrid area.
Contact David
Dmitry Pavlov
St. Petersburg, Russiaru
Dmitry is a .NET development expert. In addition, he is a technical recruiter and helps build the St. Petersburg community, and provides support to Russian speaking applicants.
Contact Dmitry
Yesica Danderfer
Mar del Plata, Argentinaar
Yesi is a passionate UX/UI designer and editor. Her unconventional approach to design makes her a standout in her field, and she moderates Toptal's Design and UX online community.
Contact Yesica
Michal Jan Mikolajczyk
Warsaw, Polandpl
Michał is a full-stack software engineer who leads the Toptal community in Warsaw. He runs a motorcycle startup, VIKING GARAGE, as well as Blockchain IoT, an open-source project.
Contact Michal
Eduard Milushi
Tirana, Albaniaal
Eduard is a WordPress Developer and leader for the Toptal community in Tirana. He also has extensive experience in marketing and event management with an MBA degree.
Contact Eduard
Dennis Krupenik
Kharkiv, Ukraineua
Dennis has two decades of development experience, working with technologies from inception to mainstream adoption. He works in both front-end and back-end engineering, and moderates Toptal's Ruby community.
Contact Dennis
Yvette Solorzano
Chicago, IL, USAus
Yvette is a UI/UX Designer with a degree in Electrical Engineering and experience as a test engineer for Cisco. She applies her technical background to creating cutting-edge designs for clients such as Walgreens and McDonald's.
Contact Yvette
Edwin Guzman Buezo
La Paz, Boliviabo
Edwin is a senior full-stack web engineer and leader of the Toptal community in Bolivia. He has organized and led elite coding events, as well as the main Algorithm communities in Bolivia, for more than 7 years.
Contact Edwin
Marco Aurélio Andrade
Belo Horizonte, Brazilbr
Marco Andrade is a QA Engineer at Toptal and leader for Brazil’s sixth-largest city. His intention has always been to promote and develop quality culture among companies locally and globally.
Contact Marco
Greco Rubio
Mérida, Mexicomx
Greco is a front-end developer and leader representing Merida. He organizes around a dozen events each year, with many attendees traveling from throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.
Contact Greco
Ivan Radigales Creus
Barcelona, Spaines
Ivan is a senior full-stack web and Android developer and leader for Barcelona's community. He organizes events throughout the year, representing the greater Barcelona area.
Contact Ivan
Braden Kelley
Corvallis, OR, USAus
Braden is a full-stack engineer who tends to think outside the box. He's an open source enthusiast and likes to keep up to date on new frameworks and technologies. He moderates Toptal's Node.js community.
Contact Braden

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