Leverage external expertise for your SaaS project
Benefit from leadership experience in SaaS and e-commerce technologies. Together we can direct your business project to success. Be it team structure, servers, pricing, market research, development strategy, MVP definition, scalability planning, product roadmap, user analysis and grouping, or budgeting issues - I am here and ready to give advice, share my experience and insights, and, if necessary, execute. Try a growth-oriented partnership today!
As a seasoned consultant and interim Chief Technology Officer, I offer executive-level guidance in aligning business processes and technologies with corporate goals. Services include strategic analysis and optimisation of business processes, comprehensive team evaluation, hiring strategy development, company-wide OKRs, and product roadmap planning.
With a deep understanding of modern software ecosystems, I offer complete product management services, bridging the gap between technical and business perspectives. My expertise includes product lifecycle management, defining product strategies, setting objectives and KPIs, prioritising features, and coordinating cross-functional teams.
My forte lies in building and managing highly effective software engineering teams. Key services include recruiting top-tier talent, nurturing skills, initiating and managing feedback loops, implementing various development processes, establishing career development and paths, optimising, and managing change within an agile framework.
Mentoring & Coaching
Empowering individuals and teams through knowledge sharing is a passion of mine. I offer training, coaching, public speaking, and 1:1 mentoring services. My focus areas include career guidance, product idea evaluation, defining MVP, and delivering online and offline lectures.
Vygandas was employee #1 of our Lithuania branch, and his hard work was crucial in getting the new office and team up and running.
I was lucky to be the Team Lead that hired Vygandas into Toptal. From the interviews he was impressive in the nicest way: calm, friendly, very intelligent, and communicates very well. Once at the company, he continuously did great work. Yes, he is an excellent engineer. At the same time he can work with people superbly, is a great listener, can organize thoughts and priorities, and is patient. To top it off, Vygandas is always positive and uplifting. After I departed Toptal, he took over my position as Team Lead and it worked out very well for everyone involved. Vygandas can work at any level of an organization and excel.
I worked closely with Vygandas on a day-to-day basis as the product manager of the team he managed. We frequently discussed ways to optimize the team and to prioritize features. It was truly a pleasure working alongside Vygandas as he will go above and beyond to support his team. He excels when it comes to capacity planning and providing high-level estimates on LOE for the initiatives on the roadmap. His management style is pretty straightforward - ensure that everyone is equipped to succeed. This includes removing blockers, researching the unknowns, and getting the right people in the room. This mentality is the reason for the success of the team, why his direct reports thrived and how the Product team was able to manage stakeholders and expectations. I would highly recommend Vygandas for a management position at any company that requires building strong teams and effective, strategic planning.
Vygandas is a very creative person who knows how to matarialize complex ideas into reality easyly. It's because he has strong IT background and management skills which let him to see end picture in the begining of new project. Vygandas comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems and know how to manage all process to seek best result on time.
Vygandas was amazing and went above and beyond in every way. The whole team is looking forward to working with him again soon.
Vygandas is great to work with and brings a depth and breadth of experience. He's thoughtful and detail-oriented and is able to switch quickly from big-picture planning to granular project management.
Great professional and team leader. Very calm and friendly professional. Feels like everything will be ok, all the time. This helps maintain the team morale in the right place. When calling him to a Design Brainstorming or Process, he is the one that provides the boldest ideas. I really hope we get to work together again in the future.
Vygandas and I worked together on growth initiatives, primarily on roadmapping and prioritization. Vygandas does a great job in managing his engineering team and collaborating across the engineering organization to make sure that his team works on high impact projects. While I only worked with Vygandas for a few months, I enjoyed his leadership style and hands-on approach to scoping.
Vygandas lead the tech team in Lithuania and worked really well under presure. I worked closely with Vygandas producing the product at VB. He managed the team really well and communicated regularly despite being in different timezones! Couldn't recommend him more!
Vygandas is a conscientious and highly skilled software engineer. He has a rich understanding of practical aspects of programming in addition to a vast repertoire of knowledge of entrepreneurial expertise. Vygandas also has a great combination of expertise in SEO/SEM and user experience.
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First-time open-source experiences
I still need to become an expert in this field, and I've just started building my open-source project. So far, I have learned a lot of things, and the more I get involved, the more I like it and the more I see the benefits list growing.
The portfolio showcased here is exclusively dedicated to my consulting outcomes. It doesn't encompass any elements from long-term contracts that I have been a part of. These are anonymized examples from client projects where I was instrumental in problem-solving, implementing optimizations, executing tasks, participating in ongoing projects, or creating new initiatives. Each example demonstrates my ability to deliver impactful results across a variety of contexts and challenges.
Strategic Consulting for Cloud-based SaaS ERP Development
Assisted a leading accounting company transition from an on-premise software solution to a comprehensive cloud-based SaaS ERP system. Through effective consultancy and strategic business meetings, we were able to identify the primary features, target users, market, and market entry strategy, leading to a more focused and effective development process.
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Orchestrating Technical Product Development in Highly Regulated Environments - Huma Ltd.
As an Expert Technical Product Owner/Manager at Huma Ltd., a CLASS 2B certified company, I effectively navigated the complexities of stringent regulations, managing the end-to-end project, aligning departments, and overseeing best practices in a large engineering team.
Managing Engineering Teams at Hyper-Growth Stage - Toptal
Leading the engineering team at Toptal during a crucial period of rapid expansion, combining strategic planning and robust leadership to maintain productivity, team engagement, and high code quality.