Leading the next way of working

We keep you on the forefront of the independent economy.


Since its founding in 1996, MBO has supported over 500,000 client projects, and has served more than 60,000 independent professionals and nearly 4,000 companies.

At MBO Partners, our mission is to make it easier for enterprise organizations and top independent professionals to work together. For more than 20 years, we’ve been leading the charge to keep the independent economy moving forward, building a unique, dual-sided ecosystem comprising many of the world’s most prominent companies and in-demand professionals.

MBO has always been committed to advancing the next way of working, and we are far from done. We’ll continue to drive change on the ground, delivering innovative solutions that enable both organizations and talent to thrive in a constantly evolving workplace.

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MBO Partners is often featured in the media for our expertise on the independent workforce. Recent press includes The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Wired, and many more.

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Our leadership team has more than 200 years of combined experience in the independent workforce economy. We pride ourselves in being seen as a critical proponent and trusted advisor for both independents and enterprises.

MBO Partners has been named a “One to Watch” by SpendMatters magazine for three years running.

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MBO’s culture reflects our purpose — to give people the control to do work they love, the way they want. It’s a culture built on integrity, ongoing improvement, and a commitment to keeping the independent economy moving forward.

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At MBO, you'll find an innovative, entrepreneurial work environment that welcomes fresh ideas, giving you the opportunity to contribute your skills and talents, challenge the status quo, and make a lasting impact.

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MBO is the preferred independent talent provider to the federal government and more than 30 Fortune 100 companies.


Founder & Executive Chairman
MBO’s founder, Gene Zaino, is a prominent thought leader on the independent workforce, and regularly contributes as an expert resource to publications and legislative groups.

"The MBO business managers are the envy of everybody at my client company. Over the past five years, I have been blessed with a series of very smart, talented, and dedicated business managers, even by MBO’s high standards of service.”

- Glenn Harned, CEO, GMH Associates

Work-life boundaries continue to blur: How the pandemic has changed co-living

July 20, 2021

It’s difficult to know how many digital nomads there are worldwide, but in the U.S., this cohort surged almost 50% between 2019 and 2020, to reach 10.9 million people, according…

New Data Shows Independent Work Is A ‘Force to Be Reckoned With​’

December 9, 2020

MBO Partners’ 10th Annual State of Independence in America report shows that COVID-19 has shaken but not destroyed the resilience of independent workers; 48% are doing ok financially while 32%…