Global Partnerships and Enterprise Product Go-to-Market Strategist Joins CareerGig Advisory Board

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CareerGig: A SaaS-based marketplace offers health, life, and financial benefits for freelance and contract talent.

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“We are looking for the best ways to increase our growth through strategic partnerships, and Banks’ experience in this area will be highly beneficial to the company.” ~Greg Kihlström, CEO and Co-Founder of CareerGig.

CareerGig announced today that Banks Baker, Head of Global Product Partnerships for Search Content, Google, will join CareerGig as an Advisory Board Member. In his role, he will advise CareerGig as we acquire key partners and relationships to further the growth of the company with a specific focus on enterprise company partnerships and platform relationships capable of attracting large volumes of freelance and 1099 talent to the CareerGig platform.

As a business development, partnerships, and go-to-market (GTM) strategist and operator with over twenty years of experience helping build early stage startups, lead turnarounds and grow multi-billion dollar multinationals, Mr. Baker brings to CareerGig’s board his expertise in leading and advising teams undergoing rapid and/or disruptive change, such as those he has worked with and led at Google, Exclusive Resorts, and others in his career.

“We are looking for the best ways to increase our growth through strategic partnerships, and Banks’ experience in this area will be highly beneficial to the company,” said Greg Kihlstrom, CEO and Co-Founder of CareerGig. “With this approach we will continue to build a freelance community and marketplace that is unparalleled in value and loyalty, powered by relationships with mutually beneficial companies and partners to support the growing freelance economy.”

CareerGig is an online SaaS-based marketplace platform providing freelancers access to available gigs and contract projects at top companies looking for candidates. This community marketplace offers 1099 workers a robust menu of tailored-for-freelancer offerings of health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, among a selection of other benefits at no cost to the companies hiring them.

“I am looking forward to working with CareerGig to help strengthen its competitive edge in the growing gig and freelance sector by collaborating closely with company leadership as they creates a partner ecosystem that delivers previously unattainable value to CareerGig’s community of gig and freelance workers. Considering current employment and workforce demands, CareerGig’s unique ability to provide highly valuable benefits to freelancers, and innovative worker reputation and gig matching engines to employers sets it apart - CareerGig is carving a unique niche and ready to deliver value to its partners.” said Mr. Baker.

Career benefits. Gig lifestyle. Choose both. CareerGig is a SaaS technology platform and ecosystem that matches freelance and contract workers to top employers, and with independent access to health and financial benefits exclusively tailored for those in the gig economy. Incorporating blockchain and AI technology, CareerGig also provides employers the ability to hire qualified and verified talent through an accelerated and scalable state-of-the-art process. CareerGig helps individuals create freelance careers, and makes life easier and more secure for companies that hire them. Learn more at

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