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Toptal is the marketplace for top Interim Chief Product Officers (CPOs). The best companies and start-ups seeking the finest executives hire their Interim CPOs from Toptal.

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Connie Kwan

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since January 16, 2019

Connie Kwan is a fractional chief product officer from Silicon Valley who works with product-led B2B organizations. Her 16 years of product leadership experience spans AI, blockchain, digital health, energy, hard tech, and software (Atlassian, MSFT, CY, SPWR). As a CPO, she's led teams in design, marketing, product, and customer support. She advises CEOs and product leaders at Seed and Series-C startups on building product-led organizations and solving product strategy and execution challenges. 

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Adan Perez

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since October 3, 2018

Adan is a passionate technologist and successful startup executive with 15+ years of experience in digital product management, engineering, and marketing—focusing on lean methodology, design prototyping, mobile apps, SaaS platforms, and APIs. He’s advocated for customer-centric design, UX, and the thoughtful application of technological innovations. He’s also led high-performing product management, engineering, and QA teams—both on and off-shore.

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Joel C Melby

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since March 13, 2019

Joel has over 25 years of technical and extensive customer-facing experience across a broad range of markets. He is a proven product management and technology leader with a history of building successful teams, platforms, products, and solutions across multiple industries, including telecommunications, advertising technology, and defense.

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Laurie Harvey

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO 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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Chad Bockius

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since April 8, 2019

Chad is a strategic, hands-on product leader with over 20 years of experience. He's launched, managed, and positioned multiple award-winning, patented products to secure over $50 million in enterprise product revenue. He’s raised over $26 million in venture funding to fuel product and company growth. Combining a unique background in sales, marketing, and product, he’s a great choice to help bring the right solutions to market at the right time.

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Greg Prickril

Freelance Interim CPO

GermanyInterim CPO Since October 9, 2018

Greg is a seasoned product strategy consultant and trainer with nearly 20 years of experience shipping digital enterprise products at IBM, Microsoft, and SAP. He is also a global expert on delivering complex products and solutions at an enterprise scale.

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Enrique Gallar

Freelance Interim CPO

GermanyInterim CPO Since April 29, 2019

Enrique has a long career in product management and design and runs a consultancy firm providing advisory services to clients. Throughout his career, he’s held various roles as advisor, chief product officer, and partner at multiple companies and startups in the fields of IoT, fintech, SaaS companies, and product appliances.

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Justin MacLean

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since April 1, 2019

Justin is a strategic data, technology, and analytics executive with a deep and diverse background. He is adept at addressing strategic opportunities with a context-aware, data-driven approach. He uses Agile product management, structured collaboration, and analytics to produce real, positive outcomes, and is the inventor of US Patent 9,483,161 B2, a controllable display of a collaboration framework system.

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Justin Nassiri

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since April 7, 2019

For over the past decade, Justin has been a serial entrepreneur. As a solo founder, he has raised $3 million+ in venture capital, including an investment from Google's chairman, Eric Schmidt. His software products have been used by over 35+ Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, P&G, Microsoft, Budweiser, and more. Justin holds an MBA from Stanford, has worked as a McKinsey & Co. consultant, and is a US Navy certified nuclear engineer.

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Topher Williams

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since May 15, 2019

Topher is an executive and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of operational, technology, and product management and development leadership experience across a breadth of industries with specific expertise working with startups. He's always been a person who prefers a great deal of variety in his work—whether that's solving different problems facing an organization or working with several companies in different markets.

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Brad Moss

Freelance Interim CPO

United StatesInterim CPO Since February 12, 2019

Brad has successfully architected, sold, implemented, and managed complex projects and products during his tenure. His experience has allowed him to work in and with multiple countries around the globe. With experience in online commerce, online marketplaces, and education, he has built and successfully managed teams large and small, on and offshore. He is a thinker and a doer and understands how to manage difficult projects.

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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.

Jay Tring, Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia

CSR Limited

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Mac Smith, President

New Texas Investments

The best talent is at Toptal for sure. It's way better and faster than any other means of getting top talent.

Rajesh Nagarajan, Co-Founder & CTO

maxmantra

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

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.

Chad Berryman, Senior Technical Lead

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 Interim CPOs through Toptal

1

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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Interim CPO for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Interim CPOs different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Interim 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 Interim CPOs in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Interim 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.

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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