Hire the Top 3% of Freelance Fractional CPOs

Toptal is a marketplace for top Fractional CPOs. Top companies and start-ups hire Fractional Chief Product Officer (CPO) freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Jiri Fiala

Freelance Fractional CPO

Czech RepublicToptal Member Since June 20, 2019

Jiri is a goal-driven C-level executive with over 18 years of global experience in project and program management, product creation, enterprise architecture, technical roles, and business technology application. He has led various teams of up to 450 people across dozens of countries. His client portfolio contains both Fortune 500 companies in retail, banking, automotive, and eCommerce industries, as well as Europe's best startups in fintech, blockchain, and SaaS.

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Laurie Harvey

Freelance Fractional CPO

United StatesToptal Member Since October 3, 2018

Laurie is a skilled manager who drives unprecedented results. Starting from the ground up, she's a strong leader. She leverages her ability to inspire results with a focus on prioritizing high-impact efforts. Laurie has delivered B2B and B2C offerings for startups and enterprises—exceeding customer expectations, solving their most pressing challenges, and fulfilling new market opportunities.

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Calin Drimbau

Freelance Fractional CPO

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 25, 2020

Calin is a dynamic product leader with over ten years of powering fast-growing start-ups. He has led the development of new products in the data analytics, legal tech, and healthcare markets, achieving impressive commercial gains. In the B2B SaaS space, he has worked directly with high profile Fortune 500 companies. He leads by example, leveraging confidence and vision to inspire high performing, collaborative teams.

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Amleto Montinari

Freelance Fractional CPO

SpainToptal Member Since August 28, 2019

Amleto is a seasoned product and strategy manager with extensive experience building B2B software. His work with PayPal, JP Morgan, his own startup, and WorldSensing saw him build a deep understanding of purchase mechanisms in the B2B software and SAAS space. He has successfully launched countless products that proved to be profit-driving and resource-saving. Amleto launched a software that won several international awards.

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Gabriel Ignacio

Freelance Fractional CPO

CanadaToptal Member Since November 22, 2020

As an entrepreneurial (polymath) with experience across three leadership rotational programs, 14 roles, and ten businesses with 11 countries, Gabby has a reputation for getting things done. His work with Nestlé, the largest food company in the world, enabled them to reach new markets and increase ROI by 239%. With a vision of improving people's lives, he is passionate about employing finance, entrepreneurship, and technology in making the world a better place for generations to come.

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Slava Mirowski

Freelance Fractional CPO

PolandToptal Member Since March 21, 2018

Slava is a savvy senior product manager with over 10 years of experience in product management and expertise in strategy, eCommerce, and marketing. Multiple certifications, including PRINCE2, AgilePM, PSPO I, and a background in multinational startups, corporations, and extensive freelancing worldwide, helped him develop a business approach that ensures client success. Slava has built innovative two-sided products and delivered "first-of-its-kind" services.

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Derek Anderson

Freelance Fractional CPO

United StatesToptal Member Since October 29, 2019

Derek has 20 years of experience growing businesses by thrilling customers and solving real-world problems. He has served in roles ranging from VP of marketing to CTO and CEO. His expertise bridges the gap between executive vision and technical execution when delivering complex solutions at an enterprise scale. With his hands-on style and “get it done” attitude, Derek has worked with global firms such as Facebook, Cisco, Cemex, Coca-Cola, Ford, and many SMBs and startups.

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David Crais

Freelance Fractional CPO

United StatesToptal Member Since March 16, 2019

David is a senior leader in product management, corporate development, sales and marketing, team building, governance, R&D, and partnership engagement in international and US markets. He ascended in placements from sales engineering to CEO, CPO, CTO, and as a board member in diverse industries from medtech, healthcare, fintech, regtech, proptech, NGO, energy, ESG, and IoT. He is an expert at digital transformation bringing a diverse skill set and high-EQ to projects with a 360° strategic focus.

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Dr. Karim Badawi

Freelance Fractional CPO

SwitzerlandToptal Member Since May 4, 2020

Karim is a passionate product and strategy professional with 15 years of experience in many markets with multi-nationals and startups in B2B and B2C. He enjoys excellent qualifications including an Executive MBA from a top business school and a Ph.D. in engineering and technology from a global top-5 university. He considers himself a life-long learner. Karim is an empathic people leader who has managed high-worth products from ideation to phase-out.

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Ryan D. Hatch

Freelance Fractional CPO

United StatesToptal Member Since April 23, 2019

Ryan is a successful SaaS co-founder with 15 years of B2B and B2C product experience. With an incredible blend of customer insights, business know-how, creativity, and tech feasibility, Ryan's led teams to design and grow products that clients love. He’s created $400 million in value from idea to scale and is a firm believer in the usefulness of autonomous teams, customer empathy, funnel metrics, rapid experiments, and customer success.

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Chris Busch

Freelance Fractional CPO

United StatesToptal Member Since November 25, 2019

A self-starting entrepreneur, Chris transforms visions into compelling SaaS product strategies and delivers ROI. He's invented and led product, design, and CI/CD engineering up to 130 FTE for impactful products in real-time analytics, NLP, and IoT for consumer/enterprise markets. Chris's generated $350 million in revenue at SAP and Cognizant using emerging technologies. He is a two-time recipient of the "IoT Evolution Product of the Year" award.

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Cody Wilke, Product Manager

Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions

What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Toptal has helped my business tremendously by finding, vetting, and recruiting the talent I need, at the right time. I’d definitely recommend it to others.

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Tuatara Corp

Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I've ever experienced in my professional career.

Philipp Berner, Co-founder and CTO

KeepSafe

I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.

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Zoomedia

We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!

Barbara Karpf, President

DecoratorsBest

How to Hire Fractional CPOs through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of product management will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Fractional CPO for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Fractional CPO for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Fractional CPOs different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Fractional CPOs to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with product management 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. Start now.

  • Can I hire Fractional CPOs in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Fractional CPO within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Fractional CPOs?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Fractional CPO 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. Start now.

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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.

  • 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

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

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

  • 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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