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Toptal is a marketplace for experienced Innovation Strategy Consultants. Top companies and startups hire freelance Innovation Strategy from Toptal for app development, web development, and other software development projects to achieve their business needs.

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Alan Catlett

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since May 5, 2021

Alan is an experienced executive with a range of experiences in $15-$350 million orgs in the education and technology industries. He has held significant budgetary responsibilities up to $30 million of revenue and ca. $25 million in CAPEX. Alan has spearheaded several initiatives that have consistently bolstered revenue, including strategy development and execution, product development, product launch, and ongoing business operations and support with international and domestic operations.

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Joy Yang

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since July 26, 2021

With a growth mindset, Joy believes in effective flexibility because better is better. She enjoys sorting through the data clutter, removing obstacles, and looking for the most productive configuration possible. In a nutshell, Joy is a conductor, a creative problem solver, and a strategic innovator. She thrives in an international cross-cultural environment, builds trust quickly with leaders, and looks for ways to drive growth across the business.

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Ken Zakalik

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
United StatesToptal Member Since January 3, 2022

Ken is a successful tech futurist and business strategist who has had a global impact. He has a strong track record of defining innovative strategies, building and leading high-performing cross-functional teams to optimize and create new products, develop new business models, and drive innovation and growth. As with every challenge, Ken is deeply focused on keeping people and companies continuing, not just reacting but also defining the future.

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Benedikt Glatzl

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since November 19, 2020

Benedikt is an IT product manager and executive with 10+ years of experience evaluating and steering products and companies in the travel, mobility, insurance, and healthtech sectors. He was a product quality strategist at Google for three years and has worked for startups at various growth stages. Benedikt has built products and product teams from scratch, pivoted products, managed product teams and managers, and helped products scale from zero to 10,000 to one million users.

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Gabriella Martins

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
SpainToptal Member Since May 7, 2021

With 15+ years of product experience, Gabriella has guided products from ideation to market launch. Known for her strategic vision and innovative approach, she excels in merging UX/UI design with agile development to drive growth. Her strong design and innovation background and data-driven methodologies have pioneered transformative solutions across many industries, constantly turning challenges into successful market entries. Her expertise makes her a leader in product strategy and innovation.

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Daniel Rincón Hanna

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since May 11, 2021

Daniel has 15 years of experience in business consulting and product innovation. He assists leadership teams in reinventing their business model in the face of disruption. Daniel has worked for established corporations, medium-sized companies, and startups. He has also raised money for his ventures, other startups, and foundations, building a network of trusted investors and donors.

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Javier Rincon

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
GermanyToptal Member Since March 31, 2020

For 15+ years, Javier's helped startups and corporates to build and launch successful products that customers love with his lean, product, and growth expertise. He's worked with VC-backed startups such as Wunderlist (acquired by Microsoft), Open Me (acquired by Threadless), Moviepilot (acquired by Webedia), and Pluto TV (acquired by Viacom). He also led the company builder for Kraft Heinz. Javier is a top mentor for Techstars and Founder Institute, helping 100+ startups launch sticky products.

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Fabian Roschig

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
SpainToptal Member Since December 9, 2020

Fabian has led companies through product ideation, strategy, selling, and scaling. These include TUI Travel, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Condor, where he led marketing in Spain and Latam and offices in five countries. Later, he founded two startups and built innovation labs for Telefonica and Coca-Cola. Since 2017, Fabian has freelanced in innovation, helping The Coca-Cola Company, Kicker, and Condor transform user needs and market opportunities into successful products and predictable growth.

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Evgenia Baydikova

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
PanamaToptal Member Since July 16, 2021

Evgenia is an entrepreneur and resourceful, data-driven product manager with experience in B2B/B2C for start-ups and multinationals. She has managed 50+ proprietary and third-party document management software solutions, a go-to-market launch (€40-100 million), and coordinated central promotions (€300+ million) for clients. Evgenia excels in turnaround growth, complex portfolio management, business processes, and digital transformation, bringing a breadth of industry expertise to clients.

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Shu Hiong Tan

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
MalaysiaToptal Member Since February 9, 2022

Hiong is an innovation coach with 15+ years of experience helping governments, startups, and corporates identify opportunities, create solutions, prototype, and test them working on hands-on product development right through to more strategic initiatives around innovation culture and setting up entities for success. His strengths lie in design thinking, design sprints, and lean startup methodologies to get a deep understanding of users and validate concepts before investing too much into them.

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Morné Wiggins

Freelance Innovation Strategy Consultant
CroatiaToptal Member Since August 6, 2019

Over the last 30+ years, Morne has worked with leaders and teams of multiple Fortune 500 companies, helping them adopt better ways of working. He focuses on achieving measurable improvements in speed, quality, predictability, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction by applying decades of leadership experience and deep knowledge of Lean and Agile methodologies. He has 20+ years of experience working as an enterprise lean-agile coach on multiple agile transformation projects.

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How to Hire Innovation Strategy 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 Innovation Strategy consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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


  • How are Toptal Innovation Strategy consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Innovation Strategy consultants 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.

  • Can I hire Innovation Strategy consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Innovation Strategy consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Innovation Strategy 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.

  • What type of talent does Toptal have?

    Our platform hosts a very diverse set of skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds. Our freelancers range from software engineers, user experience designers, project management experts, and product managers to finance experts who have worked at leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more.

    Our business analysis consultants are strategists with multiple years of experience in agile product development and business process optimization. They have great problem solving and communication skills. They excel at a myriad of project types, such as data analysis, business requirements analysis, and others.

  • What other services does Toptal provide?

    Besides our talent matching services, we also provide web and application development services like a development company. Through our Toptal Projects team, we assemble cross-functional teams of senior project managers, web developers, app developers, user interface designers, and freelancers with other technical skills. Our team members follow a well-defined development process to build a fully functional solution.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    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

    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.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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.

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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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    Expert Talent Matching

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

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