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May 27, 2015 3:20 AM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Upwork Global Inc.

Company Overview

Upwork Global Inc. operates an online platform for companies to hire and work with independent professionals. It provides Upwork Enterprise, a freelancer management system to hire, engage, and pay independent talent in a more personalized way than vendor management systems. Upwork Global Inc. was formerly known as Elance-oDesk, Inc. and changed its name to Upwork Global Inc. in May 2015. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; and Oslo, Norway. Upwork Global Inc. is a former subsidiary of International Business Machines Corporation.

441 Logue Avenue

Mountain View, CA 94043

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Upwork Global Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Executive Chairman
Age: 51
Senior Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Enterprise
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Upwork Global Inc. Key Developments

Elance-oDesk Appoints Daphne Li as Senior Vice President

Elance-oDesk announced that Daphne Li has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Enterprise, effective immediately. Li will be responsible for ElanceoDesk's Private Talent Cloud offering a revolutionary platform for agile companies and their external talent. Prior to joining ElanceoDesk, Li led the development of enterprise markets, solutions and services at both early stage and Fortune 500 companies including at ADP, Apple and Bain & Company.

Elance-oDesk Presents at 2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference, Sep-09-2014 04:10 PM

Elance-oDesk Presents at 2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference, Sep-09-2014 04:10 PM. Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States. Speakers: Servaes Tholen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Elance and oDesk Announce Executive Changes

Elance and oDesk announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge with each other. Fabio Rosati will serve as chief executive officer of the combined company, and oDesk executive chairman Thomas Layton will continue in the same role of the combined company. Gary Swart will act as a strategic advisor. The name of the new company post-merger will be announced after the deal closes.

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