All Things Upwork
June 21, 2012 by Stephane Kasriel

The potential to make a significant impact on the world is a unique and exciting opportunity, which is why I am thrilled to join oDesk this week as the company’s new Vice President of Product.

The way the world works is changing. Work is no longer a place, and with that shift comes incredible freedom and opportunity for both businesses and workers around the world. With more than 3 million hours worked on oDesk’s platform in May 2012 alone, oDesk is at the leading edge of this movement, but there still remains a great deal of innovation ahead of us. I am looking forward to taking on this exciting challenge alongside my talented co-workers here at oDesk.

As the Vice President of Product, I lead the direction of oDesk’s platform, building and refining the technology to help our clients and contractors work the way they want—whether it’s from their couch, the beach, or the coffee shop. My goal is to make the oDesk experience as successful and enjoyable as possible—and that’s where feedback from our community comes in.

In the comments section below, share your thoughts on what we can do, change, or design to help make oDesk great. From hiring and getting hired to paying and getting paid, please let us know how we can make oDesk work for you.

Happy working!

Learn more about Stephane

Stephane Kasriel


As CEO of Upwork, Stephane Kasriel is driving the company’s vision of connecting businesses with talent faster than ever. He is an expert on working with professionals around the world, having managed the company’s global tech team of 300+ product managers, designers and engineers. Stephane has 16 years of leadership experience. Previously, he was Global Head of PayPal Consumer Products (where he achieved unprecedented growth… read more