Jeff Wald

Founder, WorkMarket

Jeff speaks widely at conferences on startups and labor issues and was named “One of the 100 Most Influential People’ in Staffing” by the Staffing Industry Analysts.



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Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to efficiently and compliantly, organize, manage and pay freelancers (purchased by ADP). Jeff has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (eventually purchased by salesforce.com). Jeff began his career in finance, serving as a Managing Director at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a Vice President at Israeli venture firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan.  He is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors.   Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department and is a Producer of the Tony Award Winning Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”.  Jeff is the author of “The Birthday Rules” and the upcoming book “The End of Jobs: The Rise of the Agile Company and the On-Demand Worker”.  Jeff is a regular writer in Huffington Post and Forbes and speaks widely at conferences and on television about startups and labor issues.  Jeff was named “One of the 100 Most Influential People’ in Staffing” by the Staffing Industry Analysts in 2017 & 2018.


  • Past, Present and Future of On-Demand Labor

  • The End of Jobs: Rise of On-Demand Labor and Agile Corporations

  • What the past and Present Can Tell Us About The Future of Work