Stephane Kasriel

Sales & Business Development


Tech executive at the helm of the world’s largest freelance talent marketplace, Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk). Upwork is the first online business large enough to qualify for inclusion in Staffing Industry Analysts’ ranking of the top U.S. staffing firms and talent engagement firms.

Chosen to guide Upwork’s next chapter after promotion from managing the company’s global tech team of 300+ product managers, designers and engineers. Firsthand expert on tech innovation as well as hiring and working with freelancers around the world.

Lifetime technophile with 15 patents for web-related technologies, founder of two companies, and former executive at PayPal (Global Head of PayPal Consumer Products, Global Head of Mobile Business Development and Managing Director of PayPal France), Fireclick, Work4, and Zong.

MBA from INSEAD, MS in Computer Science from Stanford and BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Specialties: Staffing, innovation, building distributed tech teams, technical careers, freelancing, future of work, entrepreneurship and online marketplaces / platform strategy

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