Upwork Welcomes New Chief Product & Experience Officer, Sam Bright
Visionary product leader joins world’s largest work marketplace
Bright is a senior operating executive with over 16 years of extensive experience scaling technology teams, businesses, and customer experiences. His career reflects a demonstrated track record of growing multi-billion dollar P&Ls, executing complex domestic and global transactions, and leading large teams through inflection points. Prior to joining Upwork, Bright was the Vice President and General Manager of Verticals at eBay and had P&L responsibility for the company’s North American vertical business units.
During prior roles at eBay, Bright executed 70+ partnerships in two years across B2C, C2C, product, marketing, verticals, and shipping domains, and spent time on the M&A strategy team, where he championed four transactions focused on machine translation, shipping, and cross-border trade. Before joining eBay, Bright advised on over
“At Upwork, we’re committed to propelling the world of work forward and providing both clients and talent with more control and freedom over their businesses and careers,” said
“I’m excited by the opportunity to lead product, design, and customer experience for the company at the forefront of helping businesses, from small to large, discover a powerful new way of working,” said Bright. “Upwork’s work marketplace is transforming the way people work by giving them access to a dynamic virtual talent bench that helps them unlock new possibilities for their company. I am also inspired by Upwork’s mission of creating economic opportunities so people have better lives, and look forward to building upon the end-to-end experience that brings this mission to life in bold new ways.”
Bright holds an M.B.A. from
Upwork is the world’s largest work marketplace, connecting millions of businesses with independent talent around the globe. We serve everyone from one-person startups to 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and freelancers to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. Our talent community earned over