Michael McGeary is Head of Public Policy for Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, where he focuses on global government affairs and the development and coordination of the company’s public policy efforts, with particular emphasis and expertise in fields related to the future of work. He is the former Chief Political Strategist of Engine, a non-profit based in San Francisco, working to connect startups with government to effect change on issues important to high-growth, entrepreneurial tech businesses. Previously, he worked directly in startups, with early-stage firms, and venture capital, specializing in operational scale, external relations and brand management and adoption. He also served in various roles with two U.S. Presidential campaigns, and worked with a leading California law firm specializing in political compliance and disclosure. A Gloucester, Massachusetts native, he holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University, and resides with his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Jack and Ted, in Clovis, California.