Gene Zaino is CEO of MBO Partners, the largest independent contractor management company in the U.S., according to SIA. He’s a big supporter of workplace independence, developing best practices and tools and a highly regarded expert on contract workforce management. He frequently speaks to business leaders and the media appearing in the Washington Business Journal, CNNfn and USA Today and participated in a panel discussion called The Future of Work: Evolve or Go Extinct at this year’s SXSW Conference. Zaino also pioneered the first research study of America’s independent workers — MBO Partners’ State of Independence report.