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Toptal is a marketplace for top Startup Consultants. Top companies and start-ups hire Startup Consultants from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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Bijoy Joseph

Startup Consultant

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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Samuel Adesoga

Startup Consultant

An accomplished and results-driven servant-leader, Samuel has over 12 years' experience delivering large-scale software using Agile methodologies. He has co...ached and mentored development teams (developers, business analysts, and testers) and other stakeholders within the business at different levels. His experience includes working as a developer, test automation specialist, test and release manager, and most recently as an Agile project manager. 

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Rick Apichairuk

Startup Consultant

Rick has over two decades worth of hands-on experience in IT where he’s worked in a wide variety of capacities including systems administrator, software dev...eloper, team lead, and CTO. Not only has Rick worn many hats, but he’s also worked in nearly as many industries such as finance, online marketing, and mobile games. 

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Donna Penick

Startup Consultant

Donna is a well-rounded and versatile project and product management leader, with industry experience ranging from aerospace and government to digital media... and eCommerce. Her experience at startups and medium-sized businesses such as LegalZoom and Napster has given her hands-on experience with IT and software development projects and process improvement. Donna likes challenges and is excited to work with new clients on new projects. 

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Dan Allen

Startup Consultant

Dan has over 30 years of technology leadership experience delivering IT services, software/systems engineering, and program/project management. He's a prove...n 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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Steven Ligeza

Startup Consultant

Steve has nearly 20 years of experience as a technology program, project, and product manager, and Scrum Master and Agile Coach. This includes senior manage...ment 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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Andrew Janaitis

Startup Consultant

Andrew is an experienced engineering manager with a background in web development, and a passion for process improvement. He has worked for several consulta...ncies and agencies, solving some of the toughest client challenges in project delivery, process definition and improvement, and team management. 

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Andy Walters

Startup Consultant

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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Edgar Emilio Polanco Gomez

Startup Consultant

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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Ruben Vrinzen

Startup Consultant

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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Hire Startup Consultants Seamlessly with 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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Work With Hand-Selected Talent
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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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
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 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 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.

  • How fast can I hire Startup Consultants through Toptal?

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

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    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.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    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

    Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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