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Toptal is a marketplace for top product coaches. Top companies and start-ups hire freelance product coaches from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Steve Pomroy

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since January 16, 2019

With more than 22 years of experience as an IT entrepreneur, Steve has the depth of product management experience to deliver innovative solutions for pressing customer problems. He co-founded four technology companies, two of which he played a key role in growing and guiding through to acquisition: Plato Consulting (sold to KPMG in 2013) and Camouflage Software, Inc. (sold to Imperva in 2016).

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David Britton

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since February 19, 2019

Dave takes a customer & hypothesis-driven approach in defining, validating, and scaling compelling products. He's led mobile/web products in fintech, SaaS, eCommerce, adtech, and marketplaces. Skilled in strategy (differentiation, growth, monetization), planning (road maps, GTM, MVP design), and execution (backlog, user stories, pilot management, A/B tests), he's equally comfortable leading teams, talking to users, and analyzing behavioral data.

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Jason Palmer

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since July 18, 2018

Jason is a product leader and technologist offering a diverse mix of experience in hardware, software, and operations with an ability to understand and improve ways that technology, business development, budgets, and customer experience intersect. He's the type of person who's continuously learning new things with a focus on building innovative products.

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Laurie Harvey

Freelance Product Coach

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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Jennifer Ewell

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since October 11, 2019

Jennifer has spent the past 14 years in product management roles, often as the sole product manager overseeing multiple products. She has helped firms begin product lines of business, where they've historically been only service organizations, and she has been consulting since 2015. Jennifer really enjoys solving business and user problems, especially in complex and regulated industries.

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Jonathan Schaffer

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since July 24, 2019

Jonathan is an unabashedly customer-centric product innovator and entrepreneurial leader, operating at the cross-section of business strategy, technology, and design. Jonathan offers over a decade’s worth of experience in innovation strategy, product development, and business operations, working with some of the most well-known brands in the world. He is a team player recognized for the ability to motivate through inspiration and lead by example.

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Krista Brown

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since June 6, 2019

As a technology executive, Krista has specialized in directing product strategy for telecommunications and SaaS offerings-with a key focus on how to drive professional services and managed services attach revenues. She has worked on startup organization within large global companies which gave her experience in working nimbly but also negotiating corporate structures to get things done.

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Matti Kakkori

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since June 5, 2019

Matti is an experienced data product and technology leader with wide-ranging experience from large world-class organizations working on consumer hardware products to building AI startup’s B2B SaaS product from scratch. Matti's expertise is the product creation from the first idea to market success with special focus on leveraging data and AI technologies in easy-to-use products.

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Nick Guggenbuehl

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since June 11, 2019

Nick’s a proven product leader who thrives on taking opaque ideas and turning them into well-articulated, revenue-generating solutions. Nick's background in healthcare has offered many opportunities to innovate. From pioneering the digitization of health at EHR leader Epic, launching and advising numerous health tech startups, and building transparency tools at health insurers, he's dedicated his career to improving healthcare from every angle.

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Michael Lipari

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since July 1, 2019

For 20 years, Mike has driven revenue by developing innovative software and service solutions. His diverse experience in healthcare, consulting, supply chain, CPG, and pharma has led to the development of a new innovation model; greatly improving new product success. After designing a SaaS solution for shared electronic medical records at Healthvision, Mike has worked as a freelance innovation expert to drive growth for software clients.

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Richie Zeng

Freelance Product Coach

United StatesToptal Member Since February 28, 2019

Richie has seven years of experience leading cross-functional teams to bring both software and hardware products to market. He is an experienced startup founder and product leader in the consumer electronics, IoT, and enterprise SaaS industries. With his software engineering background, Richie specializes in collaborating with software teams to design robust, scalable systems that serve the needs of today while planning ahead for tomorrow.

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How to Hire Product Coaches through Toptal

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A Toptal director of product management 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 product coach for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new product coach for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal product coaches different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our product coaches 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.

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal product coaches?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your product coach 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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