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Fireside chat with Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk

Presented By: Facebook (Marketing) Outlet

Facebook marketing is all about content and engagement. How do you stay relevant in the increasingly diverse yet connected social web? Everyday you are competing to gain online attentions. You need a professional team dedicated to Facebook and other social marketing to cultivate ongoing relationships. Such intimate interaction is not a luxury anymore. It is what your customers expect and demand as necessity. How do you build a team quickly and effectively to support your Facebook fan engagements? What are best ways to manage the team? Facebook Outlet invites the CEO of oDesk, Gary Swart, to educate us on leveraging virtual talents to turbo charge your social media marketing. 


6:00pm – 7:00pm              Registration & Networking

7:00pm – 7:45pm              Fireside chat with Gary Swart
                                        moderated by Jason Lin

7:45pm – 8:30pm              Audience Q&A 

8:30pm – 9:00pm              Networking 

About oDesk

oDesk offers the world’s largest, most comprehensive and fastest-growing online workplace. Businesses are no longer limited to local talent or traditional hiring cycles. With a thriving online workforce available on-demand, you can post a job for free, field applications in hours and rapidly hire the best person for the job, regardless of where in the world they happen to be. For more info, please visit

About Gary Swart

Gary brings to oDesk a passion for helping small businesses succeed and more than 17 years of experience in the enterprise software market. Before oDesk, as the VP of Worldwide Sales for Intellibank, he was responsible for building the sales organization, but Gary's enthusiasm for small businesses was born during his tenure as a Business Unit Executive for IBM's Rational Software Product Group, where he led Small and Medium Business sales for the Americas. Gary came to Rational through its merger with Pure Software, where he held sales, management and leadership positions. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

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  • Toby M.

    Great evening with an awesome speaker who shared his insight, and knowledge about collaborative business models, and how ODesk has navigated the market. Gary was nice, and down to earth, he stayed at least an hour after the event answering entrepreneurs questions.

    March 24, 2012

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