Full Name
Hayden Brown
Job Title
President and CEO
Hayden Brown is president and CEO of Upwork, the world’s work marketplace placing freelancers at the heart of every business. She was previously the Chief Product and Marketing Officer.

She joined Upwork inspired by its mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. With a new era of work underway, Hayden is leading Upwork to help companies and freelancers unlock their full potential.

During her decade at Upwork, she’s helped the company grow from 75 employees and $100 million in Gross Services Volume to more than 2,000 freelancers and full-time employees and more than $2.5 billion in Gross Services Volume, in 2020.

Before joining Upwork, Hayden held corporate development positions at Microsoft and LivePerson and began her career as an analyst at McKinsey and Company. She has an AB in Politics from Princeton University and currently lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two kids.
Hayden Brown