Wade Burgess

Wade Burgess

Wade Burgess is the chief executive officer of Shiftgig, the leading mobile platform that connects businesses with reliable, high-quality workers on demand. In this role he leads Shiftgig to provide more economic opportunities for people, enable a faster and easier way to source workers and jobs on demand, and build technology that continues to improve people’s lives.

Prior to joining Shiftgig, Wade was the vice president of Talent Solutions at LinkedIn where he grew and led the Talent Solutions sales team and support organizations globally. Earlier in his career, Wade managed sales organizations for internet service providers, hardware, software, infrastructure, managed services, and IT outsourcing and training companies including Lighthouse Communications, IP Revolution, New Horizons, and OurTech Solutions.

Wade’s personal mission is to help people live better lives and his role as CEO of Shiftgig allows him to do this for the gig and hourly worker. His career has predominantly been about bringing technology innovations to the business community. He’s focused not on a particular technology or tool, but on improving the way business is done through the combination of people, process, and technology.


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