Anthony Buffum

VP, HR Client Strategy at Upwork

Buffum is an accomplished HR professional with more than two decades of experience leading global HR teams as well as driving transformational change in company culture, organizational design, performance management, and employee integration and engagement. He joined Upwork following a series of noteworthy leadership positions including chief human resources officer (CHRO) at FLIR Systems, VP of global human resources at STANLEY Security, VP of human resources at Stanley Black & Decker and others. With robust experience spearheading talent recruitment, training and development efforts, Buffum partners with HR executives to successfully create and execute long-term business strategies for enterprises.

Buffum not only is on the front lines as a change agent and HR advisor to enterprise clients, but also partners closely with sales leaders to set strategies for enlisting HR leaders as champions for talent transformation, hybrid workforces of independent professionals and employees, and Upwork itself.


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  • VP, HR Client Strategy

    November, 2021 - present

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