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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 for the company), Global Head of Mobile Business Development and Managing Director of PayPal France, held leadership roles at pioneering companies including Fireclick, Work4, and Zong, and was a founder of Fireclick and iFeelGoods.

Stephane is also the author of "Hire Fast & Build Things," an ebook on how to manage geographically distributed teams. Find more of his perspective in a Bloomberg Q&A here. Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master’s from Stanford in Computer Science, and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.