Tech executive at the helm of the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace, Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk). Upwork is the first online business large enough to qualify for inclusion in Staffing Industry Analysts’ ranking of the top U.S. staffing firms and talent engagement firms.
Chosen to guide Upwork’s next chapter after promotion from managing the company’s global tech team of 300+ product managers, designers and engineers. Firsthand expert on tech innovation as well as hiring and working with freelancers around the world.
Lifetime technophile with 15 patents for web-related technologies, founder of two companies, and former executive at PayPal (Global Head of PayPal Consumer Products, Global Head of Mobile Business Development and Managing Director of PayPal France), Fireclick, Work4, and Zong.
MBA from INSEAD, MS in Computer Science from Stanford and BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.
Specialties: Staffing, innovation, building distributed tech teams, technical careers, freelancing, future of work, entrepreneurship and online marketplaces / platform strategy
Apr 20, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
Feb 2, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
|May 4, 2016||Startup Daily - Online marketplace for freelancers Upwork announces new pricing model as it looks to deal with growing competition|
|Feb 19, 2016||Pymnts - Finding Freelancers Just Got Easier|
|Jan 26, 2016||Inc.com - Meet The Billion Dollar Freelance Work Site You May Not Have Heard Of|
|Dec 14, 2015||Fast Company - The Four Trends That Will Change The Way We Work By 2021|
|Jun 17, 2015||Bloomberg View - Making an Online Labor Force Work|
|May 6, 2015||Startup Daily - Elance-oDesk relaunches as Upwork and looks to help businesses hire in real time|