Michael Kearns
VP of Enterprise, Toptal
As the VP of Enterprise Strategy, Michael is responsible for driving the rapid scaling of our Enterprise business by establishing processes, service offerings and strategies to take our business to the next level. With a consulting and entrepreneurial background through his various leadership roles at organizations such as Accenture and Slalom Consulting, Michael has worked with teams around the world, serving clients at some of the world’s largest companies.
Articles by Michael Kearns
Talent is Not a Commodity
Talent is Not a Commodity
To drive digital transformation, companies increasingly rely on external resources to build and maintain new products. However, the means by which they source such resources often generate mixed results. In this article, we explore the historical roots of contingent labor sourcing, focusing on IT recruitment. We then share perspective from an executive who lead a recent Fortune 500 digital transformation, during which he adopted an innovative approach to rapidly scale his team of talent.
The End of Traditional Employment—The Other Gig Economy
The End of Traditional Employment—The Other Gig Economy
As the number of skilled professionals turning to agile work increases, explore how the Talent Economy differs from the Gig Economy, how it offers up a very different mix of benefits and challenges, and why it could mean the end of traditional employment.