Hayden Brown is the president and CEO of Upwork, one of the world’s largest talent platforms. Upwork was recently named to the Time100 Most Influential Companies list. Under Brown’s leadership, the company has augmented its flagship product — the Talent Marketplace — with additional offerings including Project Catalog and Talent Scout. In 2021, Upwork’s gross services volume grew 41% year over year, and revenue grew 35% year over year. Brown is known for her passion for the company’s mission to create economic opportunities so that people live better lives, and she’s committed to building a sustainable, high-performing business that delivers on that mission in ever-bigger ways.