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Viji Vennelakanti

Freelance Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since July 5, 2018

Viji has 20+ years of experience in IT project management, executive leadership, and, most recently, AI and deep learning. This combined expertise makes her an invaluable asset for companies looking to build innovative products in the AI and ML sectors. Viji has served as the VP of Engineering for a US-based startup, as an IT director overseeing a team of 100+ at a US-based global nonprofit, as CTO and co-founder of an Indian fintech startup, and as a deep learning mentor on Coursera.

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Jose Tafla

Freelance Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since November 12, 2021

Jose has been a technical project management professional for 20+ years and started his career as a software engineer. He has managed programs and projects for American Express, BNY, Honeywell, PNC, and Wells Fargo. Jose leverages his unique ability to speak the language of business and technology to build alignment and deliver solutions that produce results through the innovative use of technology. He is also a PMI-certified PMP, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Agile Leader.

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Matthias Schleinitz

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since June 10, 2022

Matthias is a project manager with 20+ years of experience performing several roles across many industries. He started as a software developer and IT consultant, then evolved to business analyst, project manager, and head of the project management office for a German company. This background gave him a unique and comprehensive combination of technical knowledge and people skills. Matthias's competent and friendly demeanor and analytical skills characterize his working and leadership style.

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Bohdan Rak

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since August 5, 2021

Bohdan has an educational background in economics with additional certifications in project management, Scaled Agile and business analysis, and over ten years of experience as an IT program/project manager and scrum master—managing distributed teams from 10-to-80+ engineers/25 development teams. Bohdan excels at tailoring project management methodology to meet stakeholder expectations and ensure the high quality of the deliverables.

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Megan Johnston

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since May 27, 2022

Megan is a senior project manager and PMO leader with 18 years of experience in project management, 11 of which are as a PMP. Passionate about connecting strategy and execution, she has extensive work experience across many industries, from healthcare to software and even container shipping. Megan has managed projects with budgets from $25,000 to $25 million and designed project management practices for several organizations, including a multi-billion dollar construction program.

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Stephen Lindwall

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since November 17, 2020

Stephen is a career program/project management professional with 25+ years of experience in high technology hardware, software, and procurement. He has extensive experience leading global cross-functional teams, including engineering and supply chain management, to deliver new products to market. Stephen is passionate about continuous improvement, business process systemization, and Agile methodologies for added-value outcomes. He brings a disciplined, organized, and analytical leadership style.

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Gene Nagle

Freelance Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since April 6, 2021

Gene is an engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing software projects for small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies. His forte is technical project management in Agile projects. Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), he’s dramatically reduced rework and improved production quality across development teams. He’s successfully piloted global teams building native and responsive web eCommerce apps and enjoys writing and testing code and working on UX design.

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Tracy Swain

Freelance Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since December 18, 2020

Tracy is a dynamic, results-driven scrum master and project management professional with proven success in identifying, prioritizing, monitoring, and leading the successful implementation of strategic initiatives, complex programs, digital and IT projects with budgets up to $12 million. She is a proven leader experienced in managing relationships and delivering thought-provoking, data-driven analyses that solve business challenges and create new business opportunities.

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Sudip Pandey

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since January 3, 2022

Sudip has successfully managed many software and IT infrastructure projects in his 12 years of program and project management experience. His expertise is in the areas of technology consulting, app integration, digital transformation, cloud migration, financial solution building, and eCommerce. Sudip has a proven track record of steering all phases of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) to successfully translate business objectives into comprehensive technical solutions for diverse clients.

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Hans William Jensen

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since November 9, 2021

Hans has led diverse projects for Fortune 500 companies, including software development, strategy, M&A, construction, master data management, and supply chain developments. He has experience in Waterfall and Agile project management spanning multicultural teams globally. He leverages a deep understanding of virtual team management and collaboration to develop and empower high-performing teams to deliver results. Hans can't wait to engage with new clients to help them achieve their objectives.

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Yajesh Maharaj

Freelance Project Manager
Toptal Member Since March 29, 2022

Yajesh is a seasoned agile project manager with 9+ years of experience in IT and 5+ in project management. He has been leading projects remotely and implementing mobile and web applications, business intelligence, and performance management systems for organizations in the oil and gas, petrochemical, retail, manufacturing, distribution, insurance, and finance industries. Yajesh has an extensive background in successfully implementing projects using Agile, Iterative, Kanban, and Scrum.

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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!

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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.

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How to Hire Freelance Project Managers Through Toptal


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A Toptal director of project 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 freelance project manager for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

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

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  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a freelance project manager with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your freelance project manager, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a freelance project manager?

    To hire the right freelance project manager, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect freelance project managers for your project.

  • How are Toptal freelance project managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our freelance project managers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched freelance project managers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire freelance project managers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire freelance project managers on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our freelance project managers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal freelance project managers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your freelance project manager 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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    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.

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    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    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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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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