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David Hobson

City Manager, Melbourne, Elance-oDesk


David Hobson is the City Manager for Elance-oDesk in Melbourne. Elance-oDesk operates two of the world’s leading platforms for online work ( and, with 8 million freelancers in 180 countries earning US$750 million per year.

David is responsible for Elance-oDesk's community presence in Melbourne, where he is helping to build a strong, vibrant, and sustainable startup ecosystem. David has 7 years experience hiring online freelancers through Elance to complete marketing projects, apps and websites. He has developed a passion for working with virtual teams and for training others how to do the same.

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