President & Chief Executive Officer
"Companies have really moved to what I call the 'project economy,' where they are interested in giving work out, not necessarily as a position, but as a project."
Gene Zaino, a nationally recognized expert in the contract workforce market, launched MBO Partners to re-invent the way independent consultants and organizations work together. Zaino is a major force in the independent workforce movement, committed to making it easier for self-employed professionals and their clients to work together.
Gene is an avid entrepreneur who graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSE). After four years with KPMG as a CPA and management consultant, he spent 20 years building various consulting companies, some funded by financial luminaries Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Austin Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.
He has served on the expert advisory board for the Human Capital Institute and collaborated with other industry leaders to create and develop the Contract Talent Research Practice Area at HCI, furthering education, ethics, and industry best practices. Zaino has led executive seminars at the Project Management Institute, Staffing Industry Analysts, and the Military Officers Association of America. He is also a member of Staffing Industry Analyst's "Hall of Fame" and has been on all five Staffing Industry 100 lists. He is a frequent speaker and has appeared in publications, radio and television including CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.