On-Demand Webinar

45 minutes

Building and Scaling Engineering Teams: How to Remain Competitive in Today’s Remote World

Knowing how to grow and maintain your workforce is paramount for business leaders. How to do so successfully can make or break your company.


In this on-demand webinar, Toptal’s Senior Director of Research and Development, Bozhidar Batsov, and Chief People Officer, Michelle Labbe, partner with the premiere marketing intelligence firm IDC, to discuss building and scaling high-functioning engineering teams.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How scaling teams are different from start-up to enterprise;
  • Why people are the most important factor in a company, not technology;
  • The importance of asynchronous communication in the age of remote;
  • The value of outsourcing talent and keeping them connected.


Bozhidar Batsov

Senior Director of Research and Development @Toptal

Bozhidar Batsov is the Senior Director of Research and Development at Toptal. He loves solving challenging problems and building neat stuff. He's a serial open source contributor, a frequent speaker at conferences, and an avid technical blogger. At Toptal, Bozhidar is dedicated to building a world-class development team and creating superb products for all customers.

Michelle Labbe

Chief People Officer @Toptal

Michelle Labbe is the Chief People Officer for Toptal, the world’s largest fully distributed workforce. Her mission is to create and maintain a world-class experience for all Toptal team members through hiring, developing, and retaining their top talent. After starting her career at larger firms including Deloitte and Accenture, she joined smaller agencies and start-ups, including Patch (a division of AOL), Rent the Runway and ICR. After 25 years of sitting in a physical office, Michelle decided it was time to explore the trend of location-independent work and joined Toptal in the fall of 2018.