oDesk Names Elena Krasnoperova Vice President of Operations and Business Development

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Former PayPal Business Operations leader to help oDesk’s workplace thrive.

oDesk®, the world’s largest online workplace, announced today that Elena Krasnoperova has joined the company as the Vice President of Operations and Business Development. Krasnoperova will be responsible for the people-centric processes on the oDesk platform, including customer support, trust and safety, enterprise services, sales, and business development.

“We are thrilled to welcome Elena to oDesk,” said oDesk CEO Gary Swart. “Her experience will enable oDesk to scale our operations and to support our immense market opportunity. We already have more than half a million clients hiring on oDesk and 2.6 million contractors in our online workplace, and expect more than one in three workers will be working online by 2020.”

“oDesk is such an exciting company,” said Krasnoperova. “I look forward to helping transform the world of online work and being a part of the exceptional team here.”

Krasnoperova brings to oDesk more than 18 years of relevant experience, including leadership roles at influential companies including PayPal, eBay and Zong. As the Vice President of Fraud Management and Business Analytics, she helped guide Zong to its successful acquisition by PayPal, and most recently ran business operations for all PayPal products. Krasnoperova holds a PhD in Psychology from Stanford University and a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College.

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oDesk (http://www.oDesk.com) is the world’s largest online workplace, enabling businesses and contractors to work together without geographic limits.

By using technology to remove the barriers of traditional hiring, oDesk’s platform aligns businesses’ talent needs with contractors’ desire to work when and where they want, on projects of their choosing. More than 495,000 clients and 2.5 million contractors are registered on oDesk.

oDesk is a registered trademark of oDesk Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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