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Justin Whittaker

Freelance Ideation Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 9, 2020

At Toptal, Justin is both a product manager and a project manager and is also a product marketer with over a decade of experience leading teams to create and market B2B and B2C products used by millions of people in the US, Canada, and Europe. Products Justin has built have powered experiences for brands like Disney, DIRECTV, Nintendo, FOX, NBC Universal, TELUS, Huffington Post, and Time Warner.

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Brion Roberto

Freelance Ideation Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 11, 2020

Brion is a strategy and management expert with 20+ years of executive experience bolstering companies such as Diageo, Boston Consulting Group, Flatiron Health, and The Washington Post by exceeding goals, expanding into new markets, and significantly increasing profits. He has managed dispersed cross-functional teams to deliver large-scale award-winning programs that have transformed organizations globally. Brion enjoys sharing his experience and innovative strategies to catapult client growth.

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Matthew Anderson

Freelance Ideation Consultant

MexicoToptal Member Since October 7, 2020

Matthew is a 3x startup founder turned product manager with 12 years of startup and corporate innovation experience. As a product leader for companies in different stages and industries, he has worn many hats, from raising capital for his B2C startup to leading a publicly-traded enterprise's B2B offshoot to over $1 million in first-year revenue. Matthew loves the start-to-finish process of creating, scaling, and improving joyful tech products with world-class complete user experiences.

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Brennon Martin

Freelance Ideation Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since April 29, 2020

Brennon is a strategy, design, and delivery leader with 20+ years of experience and deep expertise in B2B2C software product management, project management, and cross-functional team leadership in financial services, education, healthcare, travel, and media. Brennon excels at leading groundbreaking product design and delivery projects and new business initiatives. Past clients include T-Mobile, Royal Caribbean, Time Warner Cable, Scottrade, T. Rowe Price, Pearson Education, and Franklin Covey.

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Yihao Tan

Freelance Ideation Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since June 16, 2021

With five years of product experience launching tech platforms and services from scratch to market, Yihao is an entrepreneurial problem solver at heart and engineer by training. He has launched two profitable startups with 6-figure revenues each while scoring top of the cohort in college. He has launched multiple products and businesses spanning a wide spectrum of industries, from startups, to regional scale-ups and large enterprises and is driven to deliver purposeful products and services.

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Jayson Robinson

Freelance Ideation Consultant

United KingdomToptal Member Since June 1, 2020

As well as being a senior product management consultant, Jayson also trains other product managers. Most recently, he has also started his own businesses. He has performed a wide spectrum of product roles, from advising investors and CEO of a fitness startup on strategy and brand positioning, to leading a large cross-functional team at an FTSE 100 retailer. However, Jayson is most at home—and most effective—working for early-stage startups with a growth mindset.

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Ece Isel

Freelance Ideation Consultant

TurkeyToptal Member Since May 26, 2020

Ece is a data-driven product manager with 19 years of experience in technology enterprises and startups, managing the entire product lifecycle from launch to growth to maturity. She is experienced in delivering competitive product strategies for real-time, large-scale web applications. Ece has a combined experience in product development, building and specifying web-based business applications, collecting and interpreting product data, and designing and developing products using that data.

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Greg Blackman, PMP, PSM, CPM, PSPO

Freelance Ideation Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since August 13, 2020

Greg brings empathy, UX, and design to the team as a product expert and entrepreneur with an MBA. He is a highly strategic cross-functional asset with a deep knowledge set that can assist in executing everywhere in the innovation chain. He has worked on projects for the Super Bowl, 2024 Olympics, UFC, IMG, WME, ATP Tour, British Open, Frieze, Miami Open, Rolling Stone, and IAC. Greg is an excellent fit for teams looking to speed up development and product launches while staying on budget.

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Iryna Charkovska

Freelance Ideation Consultant

CanadaToptal Member Since July 3, 2020

Iryna has 12+ years of experience spanning product and project management, strategic and operational planning, performance measurement, continuous improvement, business intelligence, and change management. As a passionate agile product manager, Iryna focuses on building strong teams while delivering exceptional results.

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Hooman Hodjat

Freelance Ideation Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 19, 2020

Hooman is an entrepreneurial product leader, an MBA with a degree in computer science and a successful track record with startups to global enterprises in building digital solutions, removing key business and customer frictions, and executing through commitment, communication, and collaboration to deliver results, including the founding, design, launch, and acquisition of PickupZone and leadership of global product strategy for Click & Collect at eBay, generating $250 million in annual revenue.

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Ashish Gupta

Freelance Ideation Consultant

IndiaToptal Member Since November 26, 2020

Ashish is an impact-driven product manager who has led the development of multiple enterprise SaaS products from scratch. These products are now being used in Fortune 500 companies in India and Europe. Ashish has led cross-functional teams of over 12 people to build products for startups and one of the biggest companies in India, ITC Limited. Ashish excels at assessing business opportunities, building lean products, and creating go-to-market strategies.

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Toptal helped us achieve our goals by really understanding what we were looking for. They worked with us very closely to figure out what the right talent looked like -- from a technical, cultural perspective -- and helped us get the onboarding done quickly so the talent could be effective as soon as possible.

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New Texas Investments

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Getting set up with Toptal and finding a new team member was so easy, I don't know why anyone wouldn't give it a try. Best of all, we no longer have to worry about finding great people to help with our projects!

Mike Branch , President & CTO

Harbor System Integrators, Inc

One of our most time consuming problems is finding qualified staff. We need to find the correct platform to advertise on, create a proper ad, filter through tons of applications, interview and test the applicants' capabilities, and finally take a risk by hiring. This was the old way of doing things. The new way: describe the job position to our Toptal account manager, interview a few qualified applicants, and hire with a risk-free trial -- much faster, a lot easier, and with incredible results.

Catalin S. Balaci, Owner

EvoBits Information Technology SRL

Always incredibly responsive, prompt, and flexible, Anna has done an outstanding job -- her work is exactly what we needed. Toptal has been a great experience for us due to the ease of getting a project going with quality talent at a cost that fits our budget. The automated online system for managing everything during onboarding was also impressive.

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.

Elmar Platzer, Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia

CSR Limited

With the pressure on and millions watching the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Playoffs, Toptal delivered the talent and expertise needed to launch a brand new fan engagement platform.

Conor Kenney, Director of Professional Services

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.

Xavier Xicay, CEO & Creative Director

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


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.

Chad Berryman, Senior Technical Lead


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


How to Hire Ideation Consultants through Toptal


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.

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Ideation Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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


  • How are Toptal Ideation Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Ideation Consultants 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 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.

  • Can I hire Ideation Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Ideation Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Ideation Consultant 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.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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.

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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