New SVP of Sales Brings Unique Perspective on Staffing to Upwork

online staffing provider Upwork

The global online staffing provider Upwork announced Monday that Eric Gilpin, former president of vertical sales for CareerBuilder , has joined the company as senior VP of sales — a new position within Upwork.

Gilpin holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and has more than 15 years of experience in the staffing industry. During his tenure at CareeBuilder, he oversaw more than $200 million in global revenue. He joined CareerBuilder as a national account executive in 2001.

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Online Staffing Provider Upwork Hires Eric Gilpin SVP of Sales

“We’re thrilled to have Eric join our organization,” Upwork’s CEO Stephane Kasriel said. “He has a deep understanding of the industry and the pain points of businesses as they try to build teams effectively to get more done, often with less resources. The way people work is evolving rapidly. Eric will play a key role in empowering businesses to tap into talent online and break through traditional hiring barriers such as finding the best people and reducing time-to-hire.”

Gilpin added that traditional models of finding and engaging qualified talent is often struggling and that Upwork was truly making it easier for companies and businesses to quickly find the quality of talent that they need for their projects.

“Online hiring is the future and as organizations increasingly create flexible teams distributed around the world, Upwork will be the site they turn to to help build these teams.

On February 18, 2016, the giant freelance marketplace, announced two new paid services: Upwork Pro and Upwork Enterprise. The premium services are designed to help businesses and companies tap into the platform’s pool of high-quality talent. Unlike the cheaper packages, Upwork’s new premium services avails businesses and companies with pre-screened freelancers, so you only get to work with the best in the field.

The company also claims that freelancers from all over the world earn more than $1 billion annually via the online platform.

Online staffing agency Upwork has its headquarters in Mountain View, California, and offices in San Francisco and Oslo, Norway

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Antony Maina Antony Maina is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. His beat includes social media, general business reporting and exploring how people relate to technology. With a background in freelance writing, he is a contributor to other tech websites and can be found at Word4Bloggers.

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