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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gary Swart. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gary Swart, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gary Swart. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gary Swart, often where they are interviewed.

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Gary Swart: Season 2, Episode 4

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 Interview with Gary Swart, Working with the founders of Netflix and beyond.

Nov 24 2020 · 49mins
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#19 Leading the World’s Largest Online Workplace (UpWork) and What is The Future of Work with Gary Swart

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Gary Swart is a tech and healthcare investor at Polaris Partners and a former executive with experience in general management of all size organizations, including leading sales, operations, staffing, and strategy.

Up until April 2014, Gary was the CEO of oDesk (UpWork now), the world's largest online workplace. He guided the company to industry leadership and through a merger with eLance, while serving as a leading voice for the future of work and the emerging online work industry.

Gary is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their businesses, where he regularly shares his knowledge and provides mentorship on how to craft a successful path with fellow business people and anyone building their career.

His past positions included:

-VP of Sales and Operations at Intellibank, a SaaS collaboration platform

-Business Unit Executive (SMB Division), IBM Rational Software

-Director of Corporate Sales, Rational Software

-Western Region Sales, Pure Atria

Gary is an expert in the future of work, fundamentals of management, effective interviewing and staffing methods, entrepreneurship, online marketplaces/platform strategy and sales/go-to-market

During this interview we cover:

  • Going through a merger and getting  acquired by IBM
  • Leaving IBM and Gary’s career path criteria
  • Growth and development not to steep that you go off of the cliff
  • Turning down an offer on Netflix as employee #3
  • Why you should consider merging with a better business model (oDesk & eLance merge)
  • User Experience as the best marketing tool.
  • Insights on the Future of Work and the landscape after COVID-19
  • Hiring talent criteria as a SaaS founder
  • Investing trends surrounding Healthcare and Technology
  • Adding value to a company post-acquisition
  • Productivity and effective leadership habits advice (Hint: ABR)

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Jun 25 2020 · 54mins

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Discover How AI May Transform Healthcare in the Post-Pandemic Economy - With Gary Swart of Polaris Partners

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This week we interview Gary Swart, Partner at VC firm Polaris Partners, former CEO of oDesk (now UpWork, NASDAQ;UPWK), the world’s largest online service marketplace. Gary’s portfolio includes investments in innovative medtech and pharmaceutical companies. And in this episode, he shares his valuable perspective on how the pandemic may transform the opportunity landscape, at the intersection between AI and Healthcare technology. Discover our full range of high-ROI use cases for AI with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

Jun 09 2020 · 21mins
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The Business Fit for AI in a Post-COVID World - with Gary Swart of Polaris Partners

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This week we interview Gary Swart, Partner at VC firm Polaris Partners, former CEO of oDesk (now UpWork, NASDAQ;UPWK), the world’s largest online service marketplace. In this episode, he offers a pragmatic perspective about opportunities and challenges for AI adoption in the current economic climate.

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May 21 2020 · 27mins

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Founder Friendly: The Future of Remote Work with Gary Swart

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Come spend some time learning about what a typical work-day could look like in the future! The future of the common workday is changing rapidly in the current world and Gary Swart has spent years developing the remote work landscape. Come join as he talks about his journey, the future, and his experience at Polaris Partners. 

Apr 28 2020 · 42mins
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168: Former CEO of oDesk reveals... The 4 Secrets to Personal Development | Gary Swart of Polaris Partners

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Gary Swart is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology and healthcare companies, out of their San Francisco office. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, SimplyInsured, FloQast, Falkonry, Faro Health, and Qstream. He also served on the board of CliQr (Cisco).

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 For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, Resources Mentioned, & the Fabulous 4 Questions on this episode visit our website: Gary Swart Interview

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Mar 16 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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Gary Swart, Building Billion Dollar Marketplaces and Massive Sales Teams (UpWork, IBM, Quantcast)

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Gary Swart was an early CEO at Upwork (formerly oDesk), now a public company and the largest freelancer marketplace in the world. He is now a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology and healthcare companies.

Prior to oDesk, Gary was the vice president of worldwide sales for Intellibank, responsible for building the direct and indirect sales organization and channel development. Previous to Intellibank, he was a business unit executive for IBM’s Rational Software Product Group.

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Feb 19 2020 · 1hr
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Ep090 – Gary Swart (Former CEO of oDesk) on focusing on your strengths

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My guest for Episode 90 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is the former CEO of Odesk (now known as Upwork) and General Partner of Polaris Partners, Gary Swart.

The post Ep090 – Gary Swart (Former CEO of oDesk) on focusing on your strengths appeared first on Startup Playbook.

Jan 15 2019 · 36mins
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Gary Swart: Seasoned CEO Turned Silicon Valley Investor

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On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed venture capitalist and UMD alumnus Gary Swart. Gary operates out of Silicon Valley as a general partner at Polaris Partners, a Boston VC firm that invests in technology and healthcare companies. Prior to his role at Polaris Partners, Gary was CEO of oDesk, a job-search platform that aimed to be the number one destination for job-seekers looking to work remotely. During his eight-year stint as CEO, Gary gained keen insights on customer acquisition, global expansion and staying ahead of competitors, lessons that as an investor he imparts to the entrepreneurs he works with. In this episode, Gary describes the challenges of being CEO, the key factors a startup needs before seeking investment and the differences between the startup ecosystems of Boston and Silicon Valley.

Oct 03 2017 · 36mins
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Ep59: Gary Swart

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On this episode of The Angry Millennial, we're chatting with former oDesk (Now called Upwork) CEO + partner with Polaris VC, Gary Swart

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In this episode, we chat about meeting a few years back at CreativeLive's Secrets of Silicon Valley event, what it's like working in an early-on startup, a bigger company, and even a big conglomerate, how important it is to see which is a good fit for you, the shift in the workplace to working remotely in the new gig economy of today, what it was like helping so many freelancers create more steady streams of income, having oDesk become a case study at Harvard Business School, passing up on being employee #3 at Netflix, how important his wife's support has been in embracing taking big risks, and more on this episode of The Angry Millennial.

Remember to always use #theangrymillennial on social media + follow @millennialangry on Twitter to ask any questions you'd like any of the upcoming guests to answer during the show.

May 05 2016 · 1hr 2mins
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