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  • Christy Schumann

    Christy Schumann

    SVP of Talent Operations

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    Kleanthis Georgaris

    SVP of Product

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    Margaux Miller

    Director of Community

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Journey Mapping: A Product Development Process Case Study

Product teams should regularly assess the product development process itself. Sebastian Gherman, a Toptal senior product manager, outlines his approach.

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Sebastian Gherman

Sebastian Gherman

Sebastian Gherman is one of the longest-tenured product managers on Toptal’s core team. A former software engineer, he focuses mainly on AI-driven talent acquisition and works to improve product development processes.

How to Keep Your Slack Workspace Ready for Connection

Managing a Slack workspace successfully takes dedication, vigilance, and a little creativity. Use these tips to help your online community thrive.

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Margaux Miller

Margaux Miller

Margaux Miller is the Director of Community at Toptal. She has more than 12 years of experience leading community engagement and overseeing program direction, working primarily in the technology industry and with innovative startups. At Toptal, Margaux has fostered a global community where top talent find a sense of belonging, share knowledge, and develop their skills.

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Building a Remote Product Development Strategy for Success

Toptal product managers share how their distributed teams work collaboratively to stay on track and meet key objectives across time zones.

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Peter Matuszak

Peter Matuszak

Peter Matuszak is Toptal’s Senior Writer for Business. A former investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and policy adviser to multiple governmental agencies and officials, he now writes about tech, finance, and the future of work for Toptal.

Inside Toptal’s Product Team

Toptal’s SVP of Product shares the internal workings of a world-class remote product team and what it takes to work at the greatest talent company in the world.

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Kleanthis Georgaris

Kleanthis Georgaris

As Toptal’s SVP of Product, Kleanthis drives the evolution of Toptal’s platform and associated products to help provide 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, as well many early- and late-stage startups.

How to Build a Strong Remote Work Culture: An Interview With Christy Schumann

Christy Schumann, Toptal’s SVP of Talent Operations, discusses the future of work and what it takes to lead a fully remote and globally distributed team.

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Christy Schumann

Christy Schumann

Christy is the SVP of Talent Operations at Toptal. She earned a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Don’t Panic: How Toptal Engineers Approach the Debugging Process

Test failures can cause panic as teams rush to unblock an app’s release. At Toptal, however, we view challenges as opportunities to understand and improve projects. Get an inside look at our engineering process with an Apollo Client debugging case study.

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Mateusz Derks

Mateusz Derks

Mateusz joined Toptal Engineering in 2016. As a front-end architect, he works closely with talent-facing teams to translate business requirements into robust software services. In his free time, Mateusz is a passionate hiker who stops only to eat, drink, and take hundreds of photos, none of them good.

A Design Workflow Tutorial for Developers: Deliver Better UI/UX on Time

By understanding product design workflows, developers can eliminate needless back-and-forth and accelerate the delivery of world-class digital products. Here, Toptal’s Product Design Lead for Growth shares tips to help developers get the most from their design teams.

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Luboš Volkov

Luboš Volkov

Luboš has been the Product Design Lead for Growth at Toptal since 2012. He and his team ensure that all of Toptal’s products look great and work flawlessly. He enjoys traveling, photography, and working on side projects in his free time.

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