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Upwork CEO Hayden Brown Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 North America List

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Upwork, the leading online talent solution, announced that its President and CEO, Hayden Brown, has been named by Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) to the 2020 Staffing 100 North America list.

Now in its ninth year, the Staffing 100 honors notable influencers whose impact on the workforce solutions ecosystem elevates the staffing industry and drives its evolution. According to SIA: “As movers and shakers, the 2020 honorees are leading the industry through change and transformation into a new world of work.”

As President and CEO of Upwork, Hayden Brown drives the company’s mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. Ranked by SIA as the largest B2B human cloud provider by spend in 2019, more than 30 percent of the Fortune 500 use Upwork to find and hire quality professionals and scale dynamically to meet their business needs.

“I’m honored to be named to SIA’s Staffing 100 list,” said Brown. “In 2020, I am looking forward to bringing further innovation to the staffing industry by empowering more businesses to extend their talent strategies by tapping into a global pool of quality talent, breaking geographic barriers and gaining flexibility.”

Brown’s other SIA recognitions include the 2019 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing, which recognizes the most influential women helping to shape the global staffing industry, and 40 Under 40, which highlights leaders making an impact with their strategic vision.

About Upwork

Upwork is the leading online talent solution transforming professional staffing. We empower businesses with more flexible access to quality talent, on demand. Through Upwork’s matching technology and services, companies have access to a global pool of proven professionals so they can scale their teams dynamically to meet business needs. Upwork also provides skilled professionals access to more opportunities.

Upwork’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. The community of independent professionals working via Upwork spans many categories including software development, creative & design, finance & accounting, consulting, operations and customer support—over 8,000 skills are represented.

More than 30 percent of the Fortune 500 use Upwork. Clients include Airbnb, Automattic, GE, and Microsoft.

Upwork is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices in Chicago and San Francisco as well as team members in more than 800 cities worldwide. For more information, visit Upwork’s website at, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About SIA

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.