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Roxana-Maria Grigore

Freelance Startup Project Manager
Romania
Toptal Member Since June 25, 2018

With 19 years of software industry experience, Roxana is a skilled technology HR and business support manager. She played a key role as a trained coach in a five-year transformation of a company delivering critical maritime software. Her MBA thesis on cultural transformations from Warwick Business School earned her a merit award. As an executive change agent at Adidas, Roxana provided coaching services to 45 teams. She specializes in helping organizations with strategic transformations.

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Andy Walters

Freelance Startup Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 1, 2019

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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Tomasz Modzelewski

Freelance Startup Project Manager
Poland
Toptal Member Since January 13, 2019

Tomasz is a seasoned, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented professional with far-ranging experience in project and portfolio management in a variety of industries. He joined Toptal to find work on IT-related projects, preferably with a good mix of software and infrastructure in all types of organizations—from startup to enterprise.

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Samuel Adesoga

Freelance Startup Project Manager
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since July 4, 2019

An accomplished and results-driven servant-leader, Samuel has over 12 years' experience delivering large-scale software using Agile methodologies. He has coached 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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Andris Akmentins

Freelance Startup Project Manager
Latvia
Toptal Member Since July 23, 2018

Andris is a senior project manager with more than a decade of international experience—the bulk of his work consisting of implementations, data migrations, and product development. He's been recognized for his pro-active attitude and excellent communication skills and has a proven track record in leadership, strategic, operational, and financing areas.

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Peter John Hastings

Freelance Startup Project Manager
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since December 19, 2018

Peter is a solid, business-driven leader with technical knowledge and international experience who helps businesses build a vision for the future and deliver the required change. With expertise with C-suite stakeholders, Peter is confident, whether presenting to the board or engaging developers, providing measured and analytical thought leadership, business, and technical acumen, and insight to all who need it. Peter has led many end-to-end large change programs and accounts.

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Ruben Vrinzen

Freelance Startup Project Manager
Netherlands
Toptal Member Since April 9, 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, Ruben has led over 300 people worldwide to deliver above expectations on an individual and a team level. With strong stakeholder management skills and a passion for cultures, he is most successful in managing multidisciplinary teams in eCommerce and innovative startups.

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Donna Penick

Freelance Startup Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since June 25, 2019

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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Edgar Emilio Polanco Gomez

Freelance Startup Project Manager
Mexico
Toptal Member Since May 1, 2019

Edgar is a senior engineering manager and project manager with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry who specializes in software development and quality assurance. 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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Manuel Jose D. de Jesus

Freelance Startup Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since June 21, 2018

Manuel is a proven Technical Program Manager and Scrum Master with deep experience in Waterfall (PMI) and Agile methodologies from working in the technology and consulting industries. Manuel spent two years as a Microsoft Official Curriculum trainer, five years as a Developer and Lead/Architect before moving into Project Management. He has spent the last eight years as a TPM/Scrum Master for one of the largest software companies.

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Steven Ligeza

Freelance Startup Project Manager
United States
Toptal Member Since May 29, 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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How to Hire Startup Project Managers Through Toptal

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A Toptal director of project management will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Startup Project Manager for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Startup Project Manager for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Startup Project Manager with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Startup Project Manager, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Startup Project Manager?

    To hire the right Startup Project Manager, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Startup Project Managers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Startup Project Managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Startup Project Managers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Startup Project Managers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Startup Project Managers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire Startup Project Managers on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Startup Project Managers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Startup Project 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.

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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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    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 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.

  • Flexible Engagements

    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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