is joining Upwork Inc. (NASDAQ: UPWK) as Chief Financial Officer, starting April 25, 2023. An experienced leader in the technology and financial services space, Gessert is coming from PayPal, where she held various leadership roles.

President and CEO Hayden Brown expressed his excitement with bringing Gessert on board, citing her “decades of leadership experience across finance, operations, analytics, and investor relations”. According to Brown, Gessert is well-suited to help Upwork continue innovating and scaling their platform.

Gessert has had an impressive career, with prior leadership positions at Sprint Corp. and Virgin Mobile USA, where she headed investor relations. With all her experience, Gessert looks poised to bring her expertise to Upwork and help the company reach new heights in the future.