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Philip Riley

Member since June 13, 2016
Over the last 14 years, Phil has proven again and again his ability to get things done, whether it's extending and improving an existing project, or developing one from scratch. He is able to move smoothly between technologies, and has an exceptional ability to dive into a new field and start contributing immediately. He's a great team player, mentor, and thought leader, but also has the discipline to fly solo. Click to continue

Andres Torres

Member since February 15, 2017
Andres is a senior PHP developer and Drupal architect with a wide experience in developing demanding software solutions and Drupal implementations. He has over 10 years of experience working with Drupal and would describe himself as a Drupal solutions architect who can do the back-end, but can also provide the whole infrastructure. Click to continue

Luke Sapan

Member since July 7, 2015
Luke is an efficient and passionate Software Engineer with more than 14 years of programming experience. He has excelled in leadership positions but is also great with solo projects. Luke loves full-stack web development and his recent projects exemplify this in the field of administration. Luke is currently working in a senior engineering and systems administration position. Click to continue

Menno van Ens

Member since July 25, 2014
Menno is a seasoned full-stack developer and software architect. His skillset is broad but centers around architecture​ and development of ​web applications​ and ​APIs​, mainly in ​PHP and Laravel​. He loves solving complex problems with a well-thought-out architecture, performant database structure, and clean, readable code. Click to continue

Silas Brazil

Member since November 29, 2016
Silas is a full-stack developer with eleven years of experience with industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing. He delivers results and provides professional guidance at every tech level, from databases, server architecture, front-end UX, and highly scalable distributed systems to mobile app development, operations, testing, and project planning. He loves working in fast-paced teams on challenging projects. Click to continue

Petr Rusanov

Member since July 29, 2015
Petr has more than 10 years of mobile development experience, with 7 of them in iOS. He's worked in Agile teams in small startups such as LinguaLeo and big companies such as Motorola. He's familiar with the majority of Apple frameworks and with their latest technologies, including Swift 4 and Apple Watch. Click to continue

Carlos Ramirez III

Member since October 29, 2014
Carlos is a professional software engineer and web developer specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework. He has worked with tech companies in New York's Silicon Alley for over five years, helping to build technology-based businesses from the ground up. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Williams College and has been in the software industry for nearly ten years. Click to continue

Adam Scislowicz

Member since July 21, 2017
Adam is a Software Architect with seventeen years of industry experience. His focus has been on theoretical principles and practical methods that surround embedded platforms and distributed systems. He also has extensive experience with networking protocols. Adam has consistently made top-of-the-line products that position him as an invaluable member of any team. Click to continue

Nicholas Wakeman

Member since July 28, 2017
Nick's been developing custom applications for a decade, working primarily on the LAMP stack, while also enjoying some Python work. In addition to a rich full-stack skillset, his business acumen and ability to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders regardless of their technical knowledge sets him apart from most. Over the last few years, he's especially enjoyed building enterprise applications and middleware. Click to continue

Ted Cohn

Member since February 1, 2014
Ted has 25+ years as a senior architect, technologist, developer, entrepreneur, and CTO. He led Barnes & Noble's Nook team in Palo Alto, created Pleo the dinosaur, Foodiebot chatbot ordering system and worked for Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Excite, and NeXT. He can develop new concepts, join/lead teams, and bring order to chaos. He loves innovating and delivering incredible products. Superb communication and presentation skills. Click to continue
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Director, Product Management @ Rand McNally
“I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look. ”
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Director @ K Dunn & Associates
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Founder @ Livepress
“We needed a programmer to help push a project over the finish line, and I figured -- best case -- Toptal would find someone who would come in and complete a few tickets. Instead, Sergio blended right in with the team and made significant progress after mere days of ramp-up. He even offered to take his laptop with him on vacation in case we had a customer issue with his code! He surpassed my expectations, and then some.”
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CTO @ Healthsense
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Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers
“Dario was recently assigned to our company in order to help with PHP and JW Video player refinements. He listens extremely well and offers common sense suggestions that save both time and money. He speeds up the process by asking great questions, and he just delivered our first project on time. His redesigned player offers a very pleasing appearance and delivers functions that are both elegant and intuitive.”
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President @ College TV Ticket
“I struggled for weeks with a Youtube API-specific problem and couldn't find anyone to solve it. Toptal immediately identified the right consultant who took the time to investigate the issue and resolve it quickly. The process was seamless and I will continue to use Toptal with any other issues that arise.”
Rohit Gupta
CEO @ Bollyshake
“Working with Enrique has been a pleasure and a relief. His knowledge in the IT space is broad and in-depth. Zoomedia has been in need of this level of support for some time and I feel confident we are an exponentially stronger team with Enrique on board.”
Justin Bane
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
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