With entrepreneurship booming worldwide, more and more American businesses have turned to outsourcing as a means to bootstrap their business with low cost yet well qualified contractors. One of the largest marketplaces for finding such work is oDesk.com where Gary Swart lead the company as CEO for almost a decade. Although oDesk was founded by two technical entrepreneurs in Greece, a stroke of luck and being in the right place at the right time landed Gary the position as CEO. As CEO he has grown oDesk to over $360 million in transactions, 1 million clients, and over 5 million contractors worldwide. oDesk has since merged with rival website Elance.com but all this could not have happened without the leadership of Gary.