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Eric Nowak

Freelance Software Product Owner
United StatesToptal Member Since October 29, 2019

Eric is a seasoned product leader—passionate about improving businesses at every stage. A former software engineer and analytics junkie, Eric built a $1.2 billion network/security business from scratch. He has created market leaders in new technology fields, revamped services in decline, and executed successful exit strategies for long-term underperformers. He excels at focusing a talented team's efforts to create amazing experiences.

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Yoni Balkind

Freelance Software Product Owner
South AfricaToptal Member Since May 20, 2019

Yoni is a commercially minded product manager with a legal background and a passion for productized services and online information tools. He is a certified Agile product owner with a business management diploma. His expertise includes market research, customer discovery, and business modeling, as well as the successful launch of MVPs. As a systems thinker and growth marketer, Yoni excels at automating workflows, building audiences, and generating sustainable revenue streams.

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Hamzah Chaudhary

Freelance Software Product Owner
United KingdomToptal Member Since April 16, 2020

Hamzah was hired as the second engineer at a seed-funded fintech company—helping them scale to $40+ million funding in series B, 70 employees, and built out multiple functions including product, marketing, and customer success. He's led the design and development of multiple B2B SaaS products that were responsible for 90% of multi-millions worth of ARR. Hamzah specializes in incorporating data science and machine-learning models into consumer-facing products and using explainability by design.

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Geetansh Merani

Freelance Software Product Owner
IndiaToptal Member Since April 24, 2020

Geetansh brings nearly a decade of development and agile expertise to projects for successful end-to-end delivery. He is a seasoned product manager who has worked with consumer products, startups, and corporates across eCommerce, telecom, media, and enterprises such as VMware, AirWatch, and Jio. Geetansh has led cross-functional teams with a focus on problem-solving, customer service, and managed products with over 100 million active users.

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Danny Haynes

Freelance Software Product Owner
United KingdomToptal Member Since April 21, 2020

Danny ran a disruptive startup and lived to tell the tale and launched a digital bank in the UK market. He has created products used by millions and loves solving problems that matter. Danny enjoys working with clients who have a passionate focus on the customer, value data over opinions, and believe in the lean methodology. He has worked with notable organizations such as the BBC, Cambridge University, and A iva. Danny thrives on leading talented teams to boost a company's bottom line.

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Andreas Rabenseifner

Freelance Software Product Owner
SpainToptal Member Since May 17, 2019

Andreas is a customer-focused product manager, experienced in building products from the ground up, and a strategic leader who continues to enjoy hands-on user research, prototyping, and building. He brings 13 years of startup and enterprise experience and has worked in the EU and US to launch and scale products in various verticals, including SaaS, fintech, health, and logistics. Andreas can fast-track product development by helping teams hone what matters most to the client's customers.

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Steven Mason

Freelance Software Product Owner
United StatesToptal Member Since September 7, 2019

Steven is a C-level startup, brand, and growth strategy expert (technology and CPG) with 30+ years of experience. He specializes in market differentiation, naming, messaging, positioning, intellectual property, crypto, and due diligence. A patent and IP strategy expert, he is also a patent broker as well as a named co-inventor on over 100 issued and multiple pending technology patents on digital privacy, medical devices, language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more.

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Rohan Lulla

Freelance Software Product Owner
IndiaToptal Member Since September 29, 2020

Rohan has 14+ years of experience in product and engineering management in startups and enterprise environments. In addition to leading and delivering projects across multiple domains for enterprises such as Vodafone, Unilever, McDonald's, Dominos, and Singapore Post, he has led Agile teams to build products routing $300+ million in transactions annually. Rohan developed his expertise while delivering innovative projects and significant results through Deliveroo, LogiNext, and his own startup.

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Iryna Charkovska

Freelance Software Product Owner
CanadaToptal Member Since July 3, 2020

Iryna has 13+ 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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Ariel Shoham

Freelance Software Product Owner
IsraelToptal Member Since August 8, 2019

Over the past 20 years, Ariel has successfully incepted new ideas, turning them into desirable products, engaging stakeholders, and creating sustaining and supportive businesses and ecosystems around them. Ariel has led product and development across a wide variety of domains: banking, fintech, cyber, intelligence, eCommerce, edtech, and telecom, demonstrating combined vision and pragmatism.

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Criss Garcia

Freelance Software Product Owner
United StatesToptal Member Since August 13, 2019

Criss' background is technical with an applied mastery in business system leadership and innovation. He is a strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset at the intersection of health, technology, and business. He focuses on building the teams, skills, and capabilities needed to transform the organizations he works in.

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  • How are Toptal Software Product Owners different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Software Product Owners 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.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Software Product Owner within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Software Product Owners?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Software Product Owner 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.

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