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Bryan Pena Defiant Solutions
February 08, 2021

WORK. with Defiant Solutions Principal Bryan Pena

Bryan Peña of Defiant Solutions and John Winsor sit down and talk about the open talent economy, consulting for large enterprise and platforms, and the future of work.

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Bryan is a globally recognized thought leader in the world of extended work and open talent. With a unique perspective on the ever-growing demand for comprehensive workforce solutions, he is a widely sought-after keynote speaker, a passionate evangelist for the open talent industry, and a highly sought out expert on emerging talent platforms, workforce management programs, labor models, HR technology, variable and future workforce trends. Through his boutique consulting firm Defiant Solutions LLC, he works directly with HR tech providers, service providers, private equity and enterprise clients to navigate the ever-changing global workforce landscape.  His firm utilizes an immense global network of industry experts and specializes in solving complex challenges.  You can find Bryan being featured in various industry publications, podcasts, webinars as well as Forbes, Fortune, Buzzfeed, and NPR’s Marketplace to name a few.

Previously, Bryan served as Chief of Market Strategy for MBO Partners, the leading platform for the independent economy.  Where he was responsible for overall go to market strategy, partnership development, business development and enterprise capabilities to support the growing demand for independent workforce solutions.  Bryan may best be known for his time as senior vice president of contingent workforce strategies at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). During his more than ten years with SIA, Bryan and his team crafted the revolutionary Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program—now taught on three continents and widely credited with fundamentally changing the global services industry.  He also led SIA’s enterprise research schedule and advisory practice to Global 500 companies as well as global conference content for the CWS summit. The CWS summit is the largest event in the world dedicated to the extended workforce and the enterprises who rely on them.  Bryan has extensive experience as a contingent workforce practitioner, having served as a program practitioner with program leadership roles at Avery Dennison and Vivendi Universal Entertainment (now NBC Universal) North America.

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