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

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
Pierre Killy
Stockholm, Swedense
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 Stockholm.
Contact Pierre
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
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
Justin Michela
Atlanta, GA, United Statesus
Justin has a passion for learning and 15+ years of experience leading teams to build enterprise-grade distributed applications that solve real-world problems. Working together with people is one of the reasons he loves coming to work every day, and collaborating with the community in Atlanta enables him to make new connections and help create opportunities.
Contact Justin
Felipe Bernardes
Sorocaba, Brazilbr
Felipe is a front-end developer specializing in performance and pixel-perfection. He is passionate about investing in the community of Sorocaba through inclusive events, workshops, and professional opportunities.
Contact Felipe
Elise Micheals
Greecegr
Elise is a Sales Engineer at Toptal. The role is to establish, grow, and maintain business relationships with current and prospective clients, taking ownership over the generation of new business for Toptal. Working remotely enables Elise to travel the globe, therefore the perfect fit to be our first “Roaming” Community Leader. Wherever Elise lays her hat, there’s a chance of a Toptal event and community activities!
Contact Elise
Razvan Avramescu
Bucharest, Romaniaro
Razvan is a veteran Magento 1 and 2 developer who has hands-on experience with bug-fixing, optimization, and module creation. While not helping clients build Magento sites from the ground up, Razvan is busy building the Toptal community in Bucharest, a tech hub of the region, running frequent events and looking for local companies and organizations to partner with.
Contact Razvan
Juan Carlos Lozano Cervantes
Mexico City, Mexicomx
Juan is a data modeling developer with over 10 years’ experience A very curious person who's always trying to get to know the customer and their underlying problems, Juan has met with all sorts of people throughout his career. This has taught him to be broadminded while upholding the best practices that he is passionate about. Juan works with the community in Mexico City to engage our current network and to attract new members.
Contact Juan
Mariana Garcia
Guadalajara, Mexicomx
Mariana has more than 10 years of experience working with digital products. She has worked in both digital agencies and in software. Most of her experience is oriented towards software/mobile application definition and user interfaces. Mariana also has experience with data visualization, information architecture, user testing, A/B testing, multivariate testing, heuristic evaluation, and research. She has a background in organizing meetups and can often be found speaking at UX events.
Contact Mariana
Bruno Coelho Santiago
Recife, Brazilbr
Bruno is a focused and engaged front-end developer with several years of experience in open source projects and a solid JavaScript background. He's always concerned about product quality and believes that UX is the most important piece of any kind of software. Bruno enjoys getting Toptalers together in Recife, Brazil, to work and share ideas.
Contact Bruno
Igor Pavlić
Zagrebhr
Igor wears many hats at Toptal. He joined in 2015 as a Communications specialist, bringing experience in project and event management for nonprofits, and years spent in the largest European student association - ESN. He moved to the role of European regional supervisor, and became the English Team lead quickly after. He oversees the large Zagreb community and runs events elsewhere when traveling around.
Contact Igor
Guilherme Rodrigues
Dubai, United Arab Emiratesae
Guilherme is a UX designer with over a decade of experience in delivering user experience for digital solutions. He likes to get involved with Agile, design thinking, digital transformation projects, and user experience. He’s taking on some projects in Dubai, where he is helping grow the Toptal community.
Contact Guilherme
Pablo Sebastián Sánchez
Córdoba, Argentinaar
Pablo is a software/telecommunications engineer with a strong background in software development, project management (agile and traditional), networking/VoIP, and electronics. He has experience leading SW development/IT/Testing teams in multicultural environments. With his additional work as a screener and matcher for Toptal, he brings his contacts and experience into play while managing the Córdoba community.
Contact Pablo
Zoltan Varadi
Szeged, Hungaryhu
As a user experience enthusiast, Zoltan's greatest strength as an engineer is his precise design implementation. He has a positive attitude and an open mindset that enable him to bring the best quality projects to life. Zoltan's experience in maintaining a relationship with customers and managing team workflow help him not just on project work, but in building community in Szeged.
Contact Zoltan
Paul Grigoruta
Constanța, Romaniaro
Paul has over a decade of PHP experience, along with Laravel, Magento,, and NetSuite. Previously a Toptal leader in Bucharest, where he laid the foundations for a strong community, he is now looking forward to building more community in his new home of Constanța.
Contact Paul
Timo Molenhuis
Amsterdamnl
Timo an Amsterdam-based sales executive with a background in key account management, operations, and people management for the tech and staffing industries. He is enthusiastic about connecting Toptalers in Amsterdam and organizing community events.
Contact Timo
Ramiro Agustin Palacios
Málaga, Spaines
Ramiro is a leader on the Toptal Talent Acquisition Team, a PMP Certified ScrumMaster, and an experienced systems engineer with over ten years of software development experience. Previously leader of a strong community in Córdoba, Argentina, Ramiro moved to Málaga in Spain and continues his work for the local Toptal community.
Contact Ramiro
Yernar Amergaliyev Omirzakovich
Astana, Kazakhstankz
Yernar's principal experience is with developing React Native apps for iOS and Android. As a developer, he constantly pursues best performance, open communication, teamwork, and a modern approach to technologies. Being a community leader enables him to further his skills in event hosting and to empower the tech community in Astana.
Contact Yernar
Aleksandar Tomislav Markovic
Belgrade, Serbiars
Aleksandar has been a software developer for over 5 years, doing everything from Assembler programming to web development and, more recently, Android development. He has done work for companies like Sony Mobile, Plantronics, and Bottle Rocket Studios. A skilled communicator and team player, Aleksandar became a leader in Belgrade to help bring people together and empower others.
Contact Aleksandar
Vanja Paulik
Osijek, Croatiahr
Vanja is a software testing engineer who's very experienced in functional and regression testing using C#/Selenium and Ruby/Watir. Having worked on several enterprise applications, he enjoys stepping into challenging environments and tackling defects. As a leader he is focusing on advancing the local group of Toptalers, and in motivating other experts to join Toptal.
Contact Vanja
Cosmin Rusu
Lausanne, Switzerlandch
Cosmin interned at Amazon and Google, working on high-scalable, distributed systems with a focus on Java back-end and other small scripts in Python. He has a strong background in advanced algorithms and data structures in C/C++, and he is very passionate about machine learning. Based in Lausanne, Cosmin organizes events throughout Switzerland to spread the Toptal goodness wherever he can.
Contact Cosmin
Aleksandar Simic
Niš, Serbiars
Aleksandar is a mobile engineer with nearly a decade of domain experience working for companies including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and Nike. His portfolio is diverse, with a special focus in scalable, secure, robust solutions with custom UI in the health and fitness industry. Aleksandar works closely with the tech community in Niš to produce high-quality events.
Contact Aleksandar
Guillaume Ferry
Paris, Francefr
As an experienced machine learning practitioner (Kaggle expert), data engineer, and architect, Guillaume builds artificial intelligence and data applications and systems for clients. He develops statistical models, ETL jobs, APIs, basic front-ends, and researches new solutions and approaches for algorithm scaling.
Contact Guillaume
Pavel Vydra
Prague, Czech Republiccz
Pavel has over a decade of experience in data science and product development, especially focusing on product, project, and process management. With a strong data background, his focus has been on finding the right balance between the key value-add features and cost-effective solutions. Pavel loves working with the community and organizing events in Prague.
Contact Pavel
Alexandre Brito
Lisbon, Portugalpt
Alexandre is a user experience designer and strategist with 10+ years of experience working for top-tier companies such as Deutsche Bank, Philips, and more. He’s driven by simplifying complex things, understanding behavior, and creating innovative experiences.
Contact Alexandre
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
Dmitry Ryazantsev
Moscow, Russiaru
Dmitry is an Android developer and leader representing the Toptal community in Moscow, Russia's capital city. He organizes local networking events and helps the local network stay in touch.
Contact Dmitry
Chady Kassouf
Montreal, Canadaca
Chady is a full-stack web and iOS developer with over 20 years of experience. He organizes local events and helps lead the community in Montreal, Canada.
Contact Chady
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
Chester Rodeheaver
Miami, Florida, USAus
Chester is a finance expert specializing in investment funds, including real estate, hedge funds, and venture capital. He is based in Miami and works with clients across a broad range of industries and geographies.
Contact Chester
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Merott Movahedi
London, United Kingdomuk
Within weeks of joining Toptal as a front-end developer, Merott organized his first event. He hasn’t stopped since, and now leads the initiative to build the Toptal community in London.
Contact Merott
Alexander Pataridze
Tbilisi, Georgiage
Alexander is a mobile application developer, and leads the growing Toptal community in the Republic of Georgia. He organizes around 15 events each year, from coworking days to tech talk events.
Contact Alexander
Levon Arkelatyan
Yerevan, Armeniaam
Levon is a full-stack developer and cryptocurrency expert. When not leading events and growing the community around Yerevan, you might find him developing games for iOS!
Contact Levon
Radek Ostrowski
Sydney, Australiaau
Radek is a certified Toptal Blockchain Engineer particularly interested in Ethereum and smart contracts. In the fiat world, he is experienced in big data/machine learning projects. He also speaks internationally and helps grow the Toptal community in Australia.
Contact Radek

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