Gary is a partner at Polaris Partners, investing in technology companies from the firm’s San Francisco office. Gary serves as a thought leader on marketplaces, the future of work, how best to hire and manage teams, and on the rise of the “freelance economy.” Prior to Polaris, Gary was the CEO of oDesk, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Intellibank and a Business Unit Executive for IBM’s Rational Software Product Group. He is also a faculty member at the Alchemist Academy and a StartX Mentor.