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Jon Thomas

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 30, 2018

Jon is an experienced project manager, scrum master, and agile leader of 20 years spread across multiple industries. He has a strong passion for leadership, with significant experience in several delivery methodologies, including Agile, Waterfall, and iterative. He specializes in projects requiring flexibility and adaptability to overcome ambiguity. His most recent experience includes Agile Coaching and a Scrum of Scrums master in an established and thriving Agile transformation.

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Liam Wickham

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since June 11, 2018

Liam excels at understanding that every client and project is different, and each requires unique care and expertise to deliver maximum value and satisfaction. His servant-leadership approach, coupled with pragmatic stakeholder engagement, lends itself to lean agile project and program management. Liam has successfully led multiple teams through Agile transformations, handling everything from writing vision statements to installing Jira.

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Manuel Jose D. de Jesus

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since June 21, 2018

Manuel is a proven Technical Program Manager and Scrum Master with deep experience in Waterfall (PMI) and Agile methodologies from working in the technology and consulting industries. Manuel spent two years as a Microsoft Official Curriculum trainer, five years as a Developer and Lead/Architect before moving into Project Management. He has spent the last eight years as a TPM/Scrum Master for one of the largest software companies.

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Erin Stewart

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 21, 2018

Erin has over ten years of experience in product design and agile product management leading a variety of responsive web and native app projects for eCommerce, B2C, and B2B organizations. She works with organizations ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 companies to create inspired and innovative products. She also enjoys helping build out new Agile product teams and is well-versed in Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

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Audrius Zujus

Freelance Lean Project Manager
Lithuania
Toptal Member Since July 12, 2018

Audrius is an experienced technical project manager and a CTO. As a contractor, he has worked with Uber, Swedbank, Deloitte, Samsung, SAAB, and Leonardo. While at Deloitte, he worked with Rolls-Royce, Diageo, Deutsche Bank, Clydesdale Bank, Warner Bros, John Lewis, Waitrose, and Tesco. He is a member of the NATO STO advisory board and holds full NATO Secret security clearance.

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Miroslav Anicin

Freelance Lean Project Manager
Serbia
Toptal Member Since July 4, 2018

Miroslav has led teams and departments with 50+ members through Agile transformation at telcos, banks, and other organizations. He's also managed up to five concurrent teams with as many as 35 developers on their path out of troubled eCommerce projects and on their way to becoming great Scrum teams. Miroslav loves a challenge and looks forward to working with new clients and projects at Toptal.

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Jose Maria Polo

Freelance Lean Project Manager
Argentina
Toptal Member Since April 30, 2018

For the past ten years, Jose has been working in management, always operating close to software development teams and coaching upper management on the best practices for implementing Scrum and Agile principles across the company. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration, and his graduation project was about Agile practices across companies in Cordoba, Argentina.

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Steven Ligeza

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 29, 2019

Steve has nearly 20 years of experience as a technology program, project, and product manager, and Scrum Master and Agile Coach. This includes senior management experience at a $450 million fintech firm, and an online lending startup. He is adept with both Agile and Waterfall methods. His projects include app development, infrastructure, and organizational development, with deep expertise in data (strategy, big data, analytics, BI, and DW).

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Nate Dinet

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 1, 2019

Nate is an expert agile product and program manager with over a decade of experience leading organizations and teams through organizational transformations and delivering projects as a product or project manager. He has a rare combination of experience working for some of the largest corporate environments as well as an on-the-ground contributor in entrepreneurial settings, meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations.

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Andy Walters

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 1, 2019

Andy brings a decade-long track record of delivering digital publishing projects for marquee clients like Poynter and Stanford. He leverages his passion for Agile, robust technical background, and seasoned managerial skills to shepherd digital projects to success. His veteran approach is high-touch, radically transparent, and focused on outcomes.

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Charles Trostle

Freelance Lean Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since March 4, 2019

As a product owner and project manager, Charles has led Agile and distributed teams, delivering enterprise commerce, web, mobile, and marketing communication initiatives. His past clients include Activision, Anthem Healthcare, Charter, Dell, Disney, Guthy-Renker, NBC Universal, Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota, VSP/eyeconic, and dozens of other high-profile clients. He has solid business acumen, is CSPO certified, and has 20+ years of delivery experience as an agency consultant and client-side executive.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Lean 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 Lean 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 Lean project manager?

    To hire the right Lean 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 Lean project managers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Lean project managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Lean 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 a Lean project manager with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Lean project managers ready to help you achieve your goals.

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

    You can hire a Lean project manager 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 Lean project managers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Lean 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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