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Toptal is a marketplace for top program managers. Top companies and start-ups hire program management freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Alan Sebring

Program Manager

Alan is a business-driven director, consultant, coach, and technical project manager. He has worked with organizations of all sizes to clarify how they defi...ne business value and then helped them unlock more by leveraging Lean-Agile and traditional project management methods. 

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Jon Thomas

Program Manager

Jon is an experienced project manager and scrum master of 19 years spread across the insurance, telecommunications, and healthcare industries. He has a str...ong 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.  

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Liam Wickham

Program Manager

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

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Darren Hagman

Program Manager

Darren is a veteran developer, scrum master, and project manager with deep experience in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies from working in the archivin...g, eCommerce, banking, and aerospace industries. Darren spent 10 years working in developer and lead/architect roles before becoming a project manager. Darren understands the challenges of implementing Agile/Scrum practices in a team and how to effectively interface with the Waterfall world. 

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Avalon Swain, PMP, PMI-ACP

Program Manager

Avalon is a PMP certified project manager and PMI-ACP certified scrum master. He is recognized for excellent program and application development project man...agement skills, especially with concurrent projects, deliverables, and milestones while successfully delivering to metrics of scope, timeliness, budget, and customer satisfaction. Outstanding communication skills with the ability to explain detailed, technical program-specific information. 

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Miroslav Anicin

Program Manager

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

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Kavitha Ganapa

Program Manager

Kavitha loves technology and leverages it to solve business challenges/problems and to create a positive impact. Kavitha has been in the IT industry for 15... years and comes from a very strong technical background. She has demonstratable expertise in Agile software development and process improvement initiatives in a variety of roles (program manager, scrum master), ample experience in solution architecture and championed client engagement. 

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Audrius Zujus

Program Manager

Audrius is an experienced technical project manager and a CTO. As a contractor, he has worked with Uber, Swedbank, Deloitte, Samsung, SAAB, and Leonardo. Wh...ile 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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Viji Vennelakanti

Program Manager

Viji was the director of IT in Chicago and worked there for 15 years leading a team of over 100 with a budget of $18 million.
She led the Agile transforma
...tion of the organization and was the interim PMO for 18 months. More recently, she was the CTO and co-founder of a fintech startup in India. Viji is also a certified deep learning and machine learning practitioner and a deep learning mentor at Coursera.  

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Cornel Baloleanu

Program Manager

For more than a decade, Cornel has successfully created and managed remote teams. At first, he did this with his own company and then as the head of program... management in Optiva. In between he was the zero to hero guy, being involved in shaping the future of the biggest online payment company in Romania and then creating from scratch an entirely new business unit in a company with 10,000 employees. 

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Marcos Saiz

Program Manager

Marcos has worked in diverse companies with different roles and methodologies. He founded a couple of startups, served as an advisor in others and sold a co...uple. He also worked as a senior consultant, leading the creation of enterprise systems for banks and oil companies. Lately, he performs due diligence and integration of acquired companies across different areas of specialization (engineering, support, finance, etc.). 

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Hire Program Managers Seamlessly with Toptal

1
Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of project management will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2
Work With Hand-Selected Talent
Within days, we'll introduce you to the right program manager for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
Work with your new program manager for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal program managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our program managers to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. 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: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for program managers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your program 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.

  • How fast can I hire program managers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a program manager within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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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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    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks 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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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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