Gary Swart is the CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace—on which 9 million hours were worked in Q3 2012 alone. Gary is a thought leader in entrepreneurship; how best to hire and manage teams; and the future of work, including online work. Gary’s commentary has appeared in a variety of publications including Forbes, TechCrunch and The Washington Post, and he has also appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including BBC and National Public Radio. Previously, he led SMB Sales for the Americas at IBM’s Rational Software Product Group, and prior to that served as VP of Worldwide Sales at Intellibank, where he was responsible for leading the sales organization. Gary holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.