Vice President, SalesDaniel leads the sales organization at Elance-oDesk, driving the company's expansion in the mid-size and enterprise markets, having previously held senior sales leadership roles at Linkedin and Google, both in the US and internationally. An expat for most of his life, Daniel is passionate about creating a workplace for the world, unlocking economic opportunity at scale for millions of freelancers worldwide.
Daniel holds a Bachelor in Economic Sciences from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and a BBA in Business Administration from the International Management Institute of Brussels, Belgium.
Senior Vice President, MarketingJaleh brings more than twenty years of technology marketing experience to Elance-oDesk. Previously, she acted as Vice President of Marketing at companies including OpenTable, Jawbone, and Amazon.com. She also served on the board of directors at OpenTable and Homestead Technologies. Jaleh writes and speaks frequently about women in the workplace and the future of work, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
Jaleh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Government from Harvard and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vice President, Enterprise SolutionsJonathan leads the Elance-oDesk enterprise solutions team, enabling workforce innovation for medium and large businesses. Previously, Jonathan held management positions at BlueStar Solutions and Arthur Andersen, where he was responsible for developing and deploying Ariba solutions. Since joining the team, Jonathan has become a talent supply management expert, and was instrumental in the development of our first generation Services Procurement and Management platform now owned by IBM.
Jonathan holds an MBA, MIS and BS in Biology from the University of Arizona.
Senior Vice President, Product and EngineeringStephane has more than 15 years of high-tech engineering, product and general management experience, including leadership roles at pioneering companies such as Fireclick, Zong, Work4, and PayPal. Defining and leading PayPal’s consumer strategy, Stephane achieved unprecedented growth for the company. He also helped guide Zong in their ascent and eventual acquisition by PayPal, and most recently worked as the COO of the social media recruiting platform Work4.
Stephane holds a Bachelor Degree from Ecole Polytechnique (France), a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Senior Vice President and General CounselWith more than 20 years of legal and business experience, Brian oversees Elance-oDesk's legal, corporate and governmental affairs functions. Prior to joining us, Brian served in a global legal leadership role at eBay Inc. for over 13 years, where he began as eBay's first corporate attorney and most recently served as its Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary. Before joining eBay, Brian acted as Vice President, Legal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and as a corporate associate at Latham & Watkins.
Brian holds a law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University.
Kjetil J. Olsen
Vice President, InternationalAs Vice President of International, Kjetil has the strategic and operational responsibility for growing the Elance-oDesk footprint throughout international markets. Prior to joining us, Kjetil held the position Group Director M&A and New Business at StepStone, Europe’s largest job board. Kjetil joined StepStone from the acquisition of Scandinavian e-recruitment platform EasyCruit, a company he founded and one of Europe’s leading e-recruitment platforms.
Kjetil holds an MSc in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School (Handelshøyskolen BI).
Senior Vice President, Categories and GeographiesRich leads the category management, business development and International teams at Elance-oDesk. Prior to joining Elance-oDesk, he led marketing and business development at Posterous through its acquisition by Twitter, and previously held senior marketing positions at Yahoo!, Attributor, Homestead, Segasoft, and Del Monte Foods.
Rich holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business and a BS in Marketing and Finance from UC Berkeley.
Chief Executive OfficerAs CEO of Elance-oDesk, Fabio drives the company's vision of creating an online workplace for the world. More than 10 million businesses and professionals connect and work together on Elance-oDesk, two leading online work platforms that merged in 2014. With annual 2013 billings of $750 million, and thousands of public and private "talent clouds," the Elance-oDesk community is one of the most productive on earth. Fabio has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and the BBC, and at events including The Economist Human Potential, World Economic Forum and Staffing Industry Analyst conferences.
Fabio holds a BSBA from Georgetown University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerServaes leads the Finance, People, and Analytics teams at Elance-oDesk. He joins us from eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, where he spent over seven years in various financial and analytical roles in Europe and the US, most recently as CFO of eBay North America. Prior to eBay, Servaes worked in the Netherlands managing a Charity Lottery, and spent seven years at McKinsey & Company as strategy consultant.
Servaes holds an MSc in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.
Vice President, Labs and Co-founderOdysseas has more than a decade of experience designing and managing research and development operations for Internet-based applications. He co-founded Intacct Corporation and, as CTO, oversaw the development of all phases of the Intacct web-based enterprise accounting system. He was also CTO and co-founder of BroadQuest Inc., where he led the transformation from an enterprise software freelancer into a B2B infrastructure enabler. Previously, Odysseas was a research staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center.
Odysseas received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a diploma in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece.
Senior Vice President, OperationsElizabeth is responsible for Trust & Safety, Customer Success, Global Payments, and Customer Support at Elance-oDesk. Prior to joining us, Elizabeth was the Chief Operating Officer for Samasource, a non-profit that provides online work to women and youth in Africa and South Asia. Previously Elizabeth was VP of Global Billing, Payments and Collections at eBay and held senior positions at Zuora and Providian Financial (now JP Morgan Chase).
Elizabeth holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in Psychology from Yale University.