Gary is a partner investing in technology and healthcare companies out of San Francisco. Previously, Gary was the CEO of oDesk (now UpWork, NASDAQ; UPWK), the world’s largest online workplace. He guided the company to industry leadership through a merger with Elance while serving as a leading voice for the future of work and the emerging online work industry.
He now represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, SimplyInsured, FloQast, Falkonry, Faro Health, Qstream, Foresight, and SpineZone, and also works with Wellthy, Naked Poppy, and Novi. He previously served on the board of CliQr (Cisco) as well.
Gary is a thought leader on marketplaces, sales leadership, the future of work, how best to lead effective teams, and on the rise of the “freelance economy.” His commentary has appeared in various publications, including Forbes, TechCrunch, and The Washington Post.