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Luciano Castro

Freelance Scrum Master

ItalyToptal Member Since July 20, 2018

Luciano is a business-driven manager with over 15 years of experience as a CTO and CEO in multinational companies and startups. He has a strong technical background in IT and excellent management skills and is in love with Agile and Lean methodologies. Luciano's worked on more than 2,000 projects with both small and big teams (+400) and always remotely. He also possesses multiple certifications in PMP, Agile, Scrum, ITSQB, ITIL, and Microsoft.

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Audrius Zujus

Freelance Scrum Master

LithuaniaToptal Member Since July 9, 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 Scrum Master

SerbiaToptal Member Since July 2, 2018

Miroslav has led teams and departments with 50+ members through Agile transformation at telco, bank, and other organizations, and has led 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. He loves a challenge and looks forward to working with new clients and on new projects at Toptal.

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Kelly Provost

Freelance Scrum Master

United StatesToptal Member Since April 9, 2019

Kelly's 20+ years of experience as a project manager and business analyst give her relevant experiences across multiple industries including financial services, energy, and retail. She's participated in multiple Agile transformations across Fortune 500 enterprises and smaller companies and can help bridge the gap between traditional project expectations and Agile-delivered value.

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Michael Poythress

Freelance Scrum Master

United StatesToptal Member Since December 22, 2018

Michael excels at engineering technology, interacting with colleagues, and at developing processes to solve everyday problems for people and organizations—both large and small. As a proficient Agile product manager and design leader, he has been planning and delivering web and mobile projects for business and end consumers for the past 18 years. He also has extensive experience in strategic architecture and end-to-end solution creation.

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David Fish

Freelance Scrum Master

United StatesToptal Member Since February 8, 2019

David has successfully managed many software projects—optimizing business processes and enhancing value. His expertise is in the areas of technology consulting, app integration, mobile, and UX and has a proven track record of steering all phases of the SDLC to successfully translate business objectives into comprehensive technical solutions for mobile, desktop, and web. He also has nearly a decade of experience leading Agile projects and teams.

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Nikola Pavličić

Freelance Scrum Master

SerbiaToptal Member Since December 18, 2018

Since 2005, Nikola's been managing projects mostly on the vendor side on behalf of international banks. The majority of his projects were delivered using the Agile framework. The largest project in his career involved 130 team members and lasted a span of 1,500 days. Nikola's latest project was the major enhancement of ServiceNow ITSM implementation for a large manufacturing corporation with the total project effort exceeding 700 days.

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Mark De Carvalho

Freelance Scrum Master

CanadaToptal Member Since October 2, 2018

After graduating top of his class in software engineering at the University of Waterloo, Mark became a passionate Agile product and project management leader. He joined the Toptal network to help organizations with Agile product development best practices. Mark has a strong engineering background at Microsoft and Amazon, among others. He has led B2B and B2C SaaS products at startups and medium-sized businesses with $35+ million/year revenue. Mark is also part of the Project Management screening team at Toptal.

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Ruth Madrigal

Freelance Scrum Master

Costa RicaToptal Member Since September 13, 2018

Since 2006, Ruth has been leading various software development projects from medium-sized digital production agencies to multinational companies such as IBM. She has extensive experience in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies and has collaborated with multicultural teams all over the world. Ruth enjoys freelancing because it allows her to bring her expertise to new clients, discover fascinating projects, and meet new people in the industry.

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Paul Barnes

Freelance Scrum Master

United KingdomToptal Member Since August 7, 2018

For over 21 years, Paul has had a passion for exceeding client's expectations through leadership and coaching teams to deliver exceptional digital products that users love. He has been an agile and lean practitioner since 2008, working with Disney, Tesco, Cap Gemini, Ford, Toptal, the BBC, the Sun, Dunelm amongst others. As a scrum master, project manager, and program manager he has successfully delivered bespoke platforms, web, and mobile apps.

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Oana Ciherean

Freelance Scrum Master

JapanToptal Member Since December 6, 2016

Oana has over ten years of experience in managing software projects on multiple platforms, delivering successfully a wide range of applications, from award-winning mobile games to large enterprise systems. She can easily learn a business domain, having worked in finance, healthcare, gaming, and education. The mix of her managerial, technical and people skills allow her to adapt easily to different cultures, contexts, and teams.

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