Welcome to the nerve center of open talent.
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.
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’.
Number cruncher. Advisor. Deb has worked with many business owners, small and large to grow all aspects of their business. She loves to build out the financial models that live as a road map to that growth. She has worked both sides of open talent, both advising freelancers and working with clients to engage.
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.
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.
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 long-distance runner.
Early-stage 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.
Builder. Early-stage Investor. 10+ year leader in enterprise adoption of freelance workforces. Published The Human Cloud with HarperCollins. Founded venture-backed freelance SaaS Venture L. Led Microsoft’s signature freelance product, the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit. Shaped by the power of technology and leadership to accelerate the adoption of the freelance economy.
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 our clients.
Changemaker. Builder. Jase has been building and transforming business operations across the globe for more than three decades. From sales, customer service, and HR to finance and strategy, there is almost nothing Jase hasn’t had his hands in. When he’s not helping businesses do great things, you can find him competing in a long-distance endurance event or coaching his local youth triathlon club.
Husband, Golf nut, Cat lover, startup founder, and Advisor to startups on Product, Agile process, and Talent Acquisition. Ben has worked in nearly every area of talent acquisition, both as a coach and operator, as well as being on the vendor side, selling platforms and services. He loves karaoke and is always ready to do his best Michael Buble impression.
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 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 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 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.