Rich Pearson

SVP of Marketing & Categories, Upwork.


Rich is senior vice president of Upwork, the world’s largest online marketplace for connecting businesses with skilled talent. He leads the marketing and categories teams at Upwork, where 20% are freelancers and the entire team is distributed across the globe. Prior to joining Upwork, he led marketing and business development at Posterous through its acquisition by Twitter, and previously held senior marketing positions at Yahoo!, Attributor, Homestead, Segasoft, and Del Monte Foods. Learn more about Rich’s point of view on Chief Marketer and

Rich holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business and a BS in Marketing and Finance from UC Berkeley.