SurveyMonkey CMO joins Upwork's board of directors

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Leela Srinivasan

Upwork board member Leela Srinivasan

Upwork, the world's largest freelancing website, has announced that Leela Srinivasan has joined its board of directors. Srinivasan is currently the CMO of SurveyMonkey and has significant experience in the talent market from her previous roles as CMO at Lever and Director of Marketing at LinkedIn.

In a statement, Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel said: “Leela has a thorough grasp of the talent market and its unique challenges stemming from her experiences at Lever and LinkedIn, while her current role at SurveyMonkey brings a wealth of knowledge from the marketing lens and as a newly public company leader. These factors combine to make her the ideal fit to help chart Upwork’s future. Beyond that, Leela is both strategic and detail-oriented. She is also connected to our mission, and more importantly, Leela is a wonderful leader who inspires our team. We are delighted that she agreed to join us.”

Srinivasan currently leads all marketing functions at SurveyMonkey, including brand strategy, growth marketing, product marketing and communications. Before joining the global survey software leader in 2018, she served as CMO of Lever, where she was responsible for all aspects of marketing. Additionally, Srinivasan served as director of marketing at LinkedIn within the Talent Solutions business, where she co-founded the Talent Connect conference, before moving on to become vice president of marketing at OpenTable.

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