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Esteve Nadal Roig

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
Toptal Member Since October 14, 2020

Esteve is a passionate Certified Program and Project Manager with over 14 years of experience managing IT projects. He holds a Ph.D. in operations management and a degree in computer science. Esteve has extensive expertise in managing remote, international teams delivering small and large IT projects. Proficient in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies, he has delivered ERP implementation programs, software development audits, and taught PMI and Scrum to universities and companies.

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Jeanette Nymon Peutz

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
United States
Toptal Member Since April 23, 2024

Jeanette has over 40 years of experience in multiple industries, including metals, consumer goods manufacturing, and service industries, working with diverse stakeholders to design and implement Lean solutions. Jeanette holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, which has allowed her to gain extensive experience on the shop floor, in training, and in facilitating change. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in manufacturing systems engineering.

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David Diatikar

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
United States
Toptal Member Since May 17, 2021

David applies lean business agility thinking and servant leadership to provide clients with the right tools and services to maximize value. His experience spans retail IT (Sears), financial services and insurance (Wells Fargo, TDI, AIG, USAA, and AMEX), automotive (Tier 1-3 suppliers to Ford and GM), chemicals, plastics, light assembly, and food, Outcomes at BorgWarner, Panduit, TDI, and Citizens Bank showcase David's lean project skills.

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Konstantine Shengelia

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
Toptal Member Since July 1, 2019

Konstantine considers his key strength to be a combination of project management, product management, and his experience as an agile coach and scrum master. He has unique and in-depth experience working in these roles. Konstantine has worked on 40+ projects with small startups, big corporations, and everything in between. He uses the right skill set to complement each client's capabilities and help projects move forward, and he thrives in projects with complex, multidisciplinary challenges.

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Akhilesh Sattenapalli

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
Toptal Member Since March 17, 2021

Akhilesh is a project manager who excels in IT projects, such as product and mobile applications (iOS and Android), SaaS solutions, and system migration projects. He has worn multiple hats, including scrum master and business analyst. He managed the development and release of a new product in the digital canvas industry that generated nearly ten times the estimated ROI. He is known for his thoroughness in drafting product roadmaps, strategies, and comprehensive project documentation.

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Zeeshan Malik

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
Toptal Member Since October 14, 2021

Zeeshan is a strong manager with 19 years of experience in product development, agile project management, client management, delivery, and team leadership. As a Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner, he is an expert in Agile methodologies, including Scrum, XP, Crystal, Kanban, Lean and SAFe. Constantly eager to better himself, Zeeshan completed PMI-PMP, PMI-ACP, and Jira Admin training and developed a passion for launching new products and services, while coaching high performance teams.

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Yepraksia Mkrtchyan, PMP, PMI-ACP

Freelance Operations Research Specialist
Toptal Member Since March 8, 2022

Yepraksia is an Agile enthusiast, certified PMP, and PMI-ACP. As an Agile coach, she designed three courses: Agile Project Management, IT Project Management, IT Essentials. She has in-depth knowledge of the insurance domain and has led teams that included web and mobile developers, business analysts, QA specialists (manual and automation), and DevOps specialists. She has spearheaded web and app projects and overseen the launch of products.

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How to Hire Operations Research Specialists Through Toptal


Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of project management will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Operations Research specialist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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


  • How are Toptal Operations Research specialists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Operations Research specialists 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 project 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.

  • Can I hire Operations Research specialists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Operations Research specialist within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Operations Research specialists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Operations Research specialist 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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    Scale as Needed

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

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    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.

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    Flexible Engagements

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

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