NEW YORK (February 09, 2015) – Work Market, the SaaS solution that helps companies find, manage and pay their freelance and independent contractor workforce from a single platform, today announced that it has appointed Tig Gilliam as chairman of the company’s board of directors. A member of Work Market’s board since 2013, Gilliam has more than 28 years of experience leading the operations of several global, multi-billion dollar tech-enabled businesses.
In his role as chairman of the board, Gilliam will leverage his expertise in the human capital technology space to help steer the company’s continued growth trajectory as the leader in developing solutions for the on-demand labor market.
Throughout his career, Gilliam has led strategy and operations to grow revenue, strengthen market position and increase profits. He previously served as CEO of Adecco Group North America, part of the world’s largest recruitment, staffing and workforce solutions company. He also served as a partner and global leader for the Supply Chain Management Consulting Services and Consumer Products Industry of IBM Global Business Services, and as a partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to his role as chairman of the board for Work Market, Gilliam is currently CEO of NES Global Talent, a specialist engineering and technical human capital solutions provider. Gilliam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
“As the face of the workforce continues to evolve, companies need a simple solution to connect with the freelance talent that can take their businesses to the next level,” said Gilliam. “Work Market solves this challenge with a robust solution that transforms the entire freelance management process from initial engagement through compensation. I am honored to be named chairman of the board of such an innovative company, and I look forward to working the leadership team to guide its rapid growth and ensure Work Market remains the freelance management platform of choice for today’s employers.”
Work Market solves a pressing need among business of all sizes – how to attract, hire and manage the growing on-demand workforce. The number of individuals who seek freelance opportunities continues to increase, and it is projected that 40 percent of the workforce in the U.S. will be contingent workers by 2020. At the same time, more companies are actively seeking contractors and consultants to fill skill gaps cost effectively, driving the need for an innovative platform to facilitate relationships and engage freelance talent.
“Work Market is committed to continually enhancing our platform in order to truly re-engineer the way companies manage their freelance talent,” said Stephen DeWitt, CEO of Work Market. “To achieve this goal, we are assembling a team of the industry’s best and most successful business leaders to guide our innovation, creativity and customer experience. We are proud to name Tig as chairman of the board, and confident that his experience in talent management technology will be instrumental in driving our continued success.”
“Work Market is redefining the way companies manage talent, delivering a robust and timely solution to address the challenges of the new freelance economy,” said Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures and a member of Work Market’s board of directors. “With the recent appointment of Stephen DeWitt as CEO, and now Tig as chairman of the board, Work Market has the leadership in place to guide its rapid expansion and secure its position as the top freelance management system.”
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