Rich Gardner is the SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Catalant, the market leader helping companies build an agile workforce and reimagine the way work gets done. Through technology and programs, Catalant enables companies to access the talent they need, when they need it, wherever it is. More than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 use Catalant to frictionlessly access and deploy internal and external talent, including more than 50,000 independent consultants and 1,000 boutique firms in Catalant’s Expert Marketplace. Anonymized data from leading companies train Catalant’s AI-powered talent matching and recommendation engine, inform its program design and best practices, and surface counter-intuitive insights that get smarter over time. Based in Boston, Catalant serves thousands of clients, including GE, Hess, and Staples, as well as countless others on a confidential basis.
Rich has nearly two decades of experience building, leading, and developing high-growth organizations and teams in diverse settings, including driving global B2B sales, scaling a non-governmental organization, and building a national political campaign. He has developed specific expertise over the last decade in B2B information services and marketplace businesses.
Rich joined Catalant (fka HourlyNerd) almost three years ago as the first Head of Sales. He oversaw Catalant’s shift to enterprise sales while building and directing a commercial team that secured ~150 of the Fortune 1000 as Catalant customers. Currently, Rich leads the channel and partnership sales team at Catalant.
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