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Ryszard Skarbek

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
PolandToptal Member Since May 17, 2022

With 30 years of professional experience, Ryszard brings deep expertise in HR, employee engagement, leadership, PMO, and organizational change management. For seven years, Ryszard served as HR head for Global Shared Services Organization. He has led enterprise-wide transformation programs impacting 70,000+ employees and helped mid-size companies with organizational culture change initiatives. He is a Certified Leadership Coach with 10+ years of continuous coaching experience.

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Philip Morris International

Paola Palacio Aranza

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
Costa RicaToptal Member Since June 7, 2022

Paola is a senior manager with 20+ years of experience in leadership positions related to business development, project management, standardization, and budget and cost controls. She's results-oriented and has a successful track record in global shared services, manufacturing, and medical industries. Paola is a strategic leader with experience managing startups, strong communication and relationship-building skills, an avid learner, and a Lean Six Sigma, change management, and Agile enthusiast.

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Michael Shanno

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
United StatesToptal Member Since November 29, 2023

Michael is a dynamic and innovative leader who possesses a demonstrated ability to propel organizations to peak performance by harnessing contemporary technologies and methodologies. With multinational leadership experience, he excels in strategy definition, solution design, solution delivery, operational excellence, and change management. Michael is recognized for fostering collaboration across functions and promoting an environment where diverse talents flourish and surpass expectations.

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Sanofi

Mohamed Zarrugh

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
United StatesToptal Member Since May 12, 2022

Mohamed has held executive internal consulting roles for JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, transforming operations with annualized expense reductions of up to $180 million. He is a finance expert who perfectly blends the academic knowledge of an Industrial Engineering degree and MBA with deep business acumen and technical know-how. Specializing in strategic planning, performance management, and process improvement initiatives, Mohamed is willing to leverage his experience with other clients.

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Wells Fargo

Kartikeya Desai

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since May 26, 2022

Kartikeya is an experienced healthcare and pharma executive with over 10 years of experience. He has led diverse teams across five countries in roles spanning from driving complex post-merger integrations to building biotech pipelines from scratch. Drove value creation programs like M&A, operating model design, go-to-market strategy, and OpEx leading to a $3 billion cumulative value generated. He is excited to freelance to help organizations build transformative products for society

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Novartis

Nuno Anjo e Silva

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
PortugalToptal Member Since April 29, 2022

Nuno has worked for 30 years in CPG Unilever and B2B at the Navigator Company. In 2020, he started working as an independent consultant, often managing McKinsey and Eurogroup transformation teams or doing freelance work. Nuno founded GTI Consulting to impact more businesses, focusing on growth, transformation, and innovation to fulfill their full acceleration potential. With his skills and expertise, Nuno will be a great addition to any team.

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GTI Consulting

Michelle Spink, MBA

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
CanadaToptal Member Since October 26, 2022

Michelle is a visionary and curious leader with 15 years of experience in strategic marketing, business development, and finance. She contributes most effectively to projects that impact end customers directly and require exceptional collaboration and creativity. Michelle has a sharp eye for strategy and has worked with some of the world's top brands, including Ferrari, BMW, Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Mars, Air Miles, Visa, Mastercard, and Accenture.

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Shell

Peer Hackman

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
United KingdomToptal Member Since August 24, 2022

Peer is a strategy and growth consultant with 20+ years of experience. He has worked with leading corporations, private equity firms, and top-tier consulting firms, such as McKinsey, PwC, and Capgemini, across strategy, growth, GTM, opportunity and market potential assessment, change management, digital transformation, innovation management, and operational improvement. Peer advises clients in technology, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, and energy.

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Deborah Hawkes

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
United StatesToptal Member Since February 21, 2024

Dr. Hawkes is an executive business consultant with 30 years of expertise leading people and managing operational and systems transformation in global Fortune 500 companies, the healthcare industry, and the government sector. She is a PhD behaviorist and master black belt and has acted as the former COO and CPO at CAN Community Health. Having held leadership roles at McKesson/Change Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Dell, and the Federal Reserve, Dr. Hawkes is now prepared for her next challenge!

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Dr. Deborah Hawkes Enterprises LLC

Rick Ferrone

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
United StatesToptal Member Since July 4, 2022

Rick is a business strategy, financial planning, and operations expert with over 20 years of experience as a chief operating and strategy officer and a Big 5 management consultant. He has led three company turnarounds, including one for a $500 million multinational firm, growing revenue by 28% and increasing profitability by 21% within two years. Leveraging his experience with companies of all sizes and across industries, Rick is willing to start delivering value and results in new projects.

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Previously at

YLL

Manuel Schreurs

Freelance Operational Excellence Manager
NetherlandsToptal Member Since October 10, 2022

Manuel is a seasoned professional who has led the delivery organization at Backbase, a fintech company, for the last five years. He has helped banks worldwide with their digital transformation and became a managing member of the Backbase SVP Academy. Before his managerial engagements in China, Manuel had his own eCommerce company and worked as a program manager at the technology consultancy company Capgemini.

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Backbase

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Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

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A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Operational Excellence manager for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Operational Excellence manager for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Operational Excellence managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Operational Excellence managers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire Operational Excellence managers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Operational Excellence manager within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Operational Excellence managers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Operational Excellence manager begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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