Hayden Brown


As president and CEO of Upwork, Hayden Brown is known for her bold leadership and her passion for the company’s mission to create economic opportunities so that people live better lives. She is committed to building a sustainable, high-performing business that delivers on that mission in ever-bigger ways. Before being named CEO, Hayden held leadership roles at Upwork in both product and marketing, including chief marketing and product officer. In this role, she led the expansion of Upwork’s offerings to attract and serve sophisticated business buyers who could significantly benefit from Upwork’s global pool of talent. Prior to joining Upwork, Hayden led corporate development for LivePerson and held strategy and corporate development roles at Microsoft. Hayden was named by Staffing Industry Analyst to their 2020 Staffing 100 North America List. She holds an A.B. in politics from Princeton University and also studied at Oxford University.

Year appointed: 2020