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Our Team

John Winsor

John Winsor

Founder, Chairman

Serial entrepreneur. Futurist. Author. John has explored the frontiers of open talent for two decades. His forthcoming book co-authored with Jin H. Paik, will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2023. When not writing or speaking about workplace disruption John is riding a wave or an open road.  

Barry Matthews - CEO Open Assembly

Barry Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Trend-spotter. Human cloud pioneer. Barry has a record of success in blended workforce enablement. In 2021 he merged Re-Source with Open Assembly to create the world’s leading open talent advisory business. He works with senior executives on talent strategy and co-hosts the podcast ‘How the Future Works’ 

Catherine McGowin

Catherine McGowin

Managing Director

Agency founder. Product manager. Educator. Catherine is an entrepreneur and super connector who has worked across traditional and digital media. She previously led global teams delivering large scale projects for Pentax, Volkswagen, MapQuest/AOL and Yelp. Outside work she finds adventure and camaraderie in the mountains of Colorado.   

Bryn Barlow Open Assembly

Bryn Barlow

Director of Consulting Services

Business consultant. Motivator. Bryn was a partner and co-founder of Re-source until its merger with Open Assembly in 2021. He is one of the world’s most experienced outsourcing professionals with experience across many regions and sectors. Don’t get into a drinking competition with him; Bryn is a qualified taster of Guinness. 

Eleanor Matthews Open Assembly

Eleanor Matthews

Director Operations and Training

Sourcing expert. Blockchain enthusiast. Eleanor has held senior positions in outsourcing, business development, organizational change, contract negotiation, and people development. Recently she has been exploring the world of open talent as a freelancer, a hirer of freelancers and an advocate of freelancing. She is co-host of the podcast How the Future Works’ and a longdistance runner.  

Jon Younger

Jon Younger

Expert in Residence

Earlystage investor. Academic. Author. Jon has held faculty positions at Penn’s Wharton Business School, and at Copenhagen Business School. He is the author of Agile Talent (2016, HBR Press). He writes about the freelance revolution for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. He led the first global survey of freelancers in collaboration with the University of Toronto and 77 freelance platforms 

John Healy

John Healy

Managing Director for the CTW (Center for the Transformation of Work)

Rule-breaker. Workforce warrior. John launched and led the Office of the Future of Work at Kelly. He advocates for healthy labor markets globally as Vice President at the World Employment Confederation. He serves as an advisor to Open Assembly and the Center for the Transformation of Work. 

Brandon Dwight

Brandon Dwight

Director of Community

Community builder. Event planner. Dealmaker. Brandon has a long history in small business development, branding, marketing, customer service, and community engagement. He was an early adopter of digital transformation. He’s a former professional cyclist 

Advisors

Academic partner

Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH)

For a decade, the Lab has been home to research-backed innovation around the future of work. Its partnership with NASA led to the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) and the world’s largest experiment in open innovation. LISH is a founding partner of Open Assembly. 

Karim Lakhani

Karim Lakhani

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

Karim is the Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab and NASA Tournament Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. He specializes in technology management and innovation. His research examines crowd-based innovation models and the digital transformation of companies and industries. 

Jin H. Paik

Jin H. Paik

Senior Researcher, Program Director, General Manager at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard

Jin oversees the development of open innovation projects through partnerships with NASA, Harvard Medical School, federal government agencies, academic and research institutions, and industry leaders. He has worked extensively on programs focused on data science, development and use of artificial intelligence, digital transformation in organizations, and the future of work.  

Balaji Bondili

Balaji Bondili

Head of Deloitte Pixel

Balaji is an expert in the open economy. He currently advises Deloitte’s largest clients across multiple industries on driving agility and efficiency using on-demand talent, how to adopt principles of the open economy, and how to attract next-generation talent with a fresh mindset.  

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