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Jana Dakic

Freelance Startup Consultant

SerbiaToptal Member Since December 17, 2018

Jana is a dedicated Agile product and project manager. She has experience in managing cross-functional teams and facilitating Agile practices in dynamic, remote environments. During her career, Jana has mostly been working in startup companies on projects ranging from the e-bike industry to the cryptocurrency market.

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Bijoy Joseph

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 29, 2019

Bijoy is a seasoned project manager with notable success leading a broad range of IT initiatives with Fortune 100 and US government clients. Most recently, his Agile project management and leadership skills helped financial and manufacturing companies deliver value. PMP certified since 2005, Bijoy has led global teams of 100+ on consulting and outsourcing engagements while leveraging his strong engineering background to enable solution delivery.

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Michael Poythress

Freelance Startup Consultant

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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Andy Walters

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since December 6, 2018

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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Jeffrey Hoffman

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since November 2, 2018

Jeffrey is a seasoned technology strategist with extensive customer-facing experience and a strong project management record. He has a successful history of envisioning and guiding client engagements marked by the ability to lead teams and focus all constituents on reaching an organization's goals. He has employed the principles of Agile development since before the term existed, and he gained formal exposure to its processes at Pivotal Labs.

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Roxana Grigore

Freelance Startup Consultant

SingaporeToptal Member Since June 22, 2018

Roxana actively contributed as a developer, scrum master, and technology manager to a company's Agile transformation for five years. Always curious to answer the WHY questions behind Agile, she found great support in the Agile communities and her MBA studies. After being an executive business and IT change agent at Adidas, she decided to serve more startup leaders to create success stories with the power of this new mindset as an Agile coach.

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Dan Allen

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 10, 2019

Dan has over 30 years of technology leadership experience delivering IT services that include Agile Coaching, Agile Project Management, DevOps Management, Software/Systems Engineering, Cloud Transformation, and Management Consulting. Dan is a proven change agent and thought leader with real-world expertise in the application of agile methods, technology organizational design, and service delivery process improvement.

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Ruben Vrinzen

Freelance Startup Consultant

NetherlandsToptal Member Since March 4, 2019

Ruben is an experienced people manager with a background in the corporate and entrepreneurial world. As a certified scrum master and Prince2 project manager, he lead over 300 people worldwide to deliver above expectations, both on an individual as well as a team level. With strong stakeholder management skills and a passion for cultures, he's most successful in managing multi-disciplinary teams in the field of eCommerce and innovative start-ups.

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Ross Fuller

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 19, 2018

Ross has 10 years' experience in IT Project Management using Agile methodology for both software and iOS/Android applications, ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-million dollar eCommerce projects. He's an expert of creating and managing scrum teams and project plans for clients throughout the SDLC while ensuring resources properly allocated, sprints accurately planned, scope continually maintained, and budget controlled.

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Edgar Emilio Polanco Gomez

Freelance Startup Consultant

MexicoToptal Member Since August 28, 2018

Edgar is a senior project manager with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry who specializes in software quality assurance and development. He's skilled at leading remote and multinational teams in agile and waterfall environments within a variety of organization sizes, from startups to large Fortune 500 organizations. His expertise encompasses various industries including healthcare, telecommunications, eCommerce, and education.

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Steven Ligeza

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since March 18, 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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Harbor System Integrators, Inc

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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EvoBits Information Technology SRL

Always incredibly responsive, prompt, and flexible, Anna has done an outstanding job -- her work is exactly what we needed. Toptal has been a great experience for us due to the ease of getting a project going with quality talent at a cost that fits our budget. The automated online system for managing everything during onboarding was also impressive.

Cody Wilke, Product Manager

Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions

What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.

Elmar Platzer, Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia

CSR Limited

With the pressure on and millions watching the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Playoffs, Toptal delivered the talent and expertise needed to launch a brand new fan engagement platform.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Toptal has helped my business tremendously by finding, vetting, and recruiting the talent I need, at the right time. I’d definitely recommend it to others.

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Tuatara Corp

Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I've ever experienced in my professional career.

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KeepSafe

I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.

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Zoomedia

We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!

Barbara Karpf, President

DecoratorsBest

How to Hire Startup Consultants through Toptal

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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.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Startup Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Startup Consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Startup Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Startup Consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 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. Start now.

  • Can I hire Startup Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Startup Consultant within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Startup Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Startup Consultant 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. Start now.

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