Gary Swart is CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace. Swart is a leading voice for the future of work and the emerging online work industry. Since joining oDesk, he successfully guided the company to a No. 1 rank (based on annual spend) among online staffing platforms, according to SIA. oDesk also recently became the first online workplace to reach $1 billion in work done on its platform. The site currently has more than 4 million freelancers in more than 180 countries and 4,000 new jobs posted daily.