SOURCE: MBO Partners

MBO Partners

March 09, 2015 06:00 ET

MBO Partners Hires Growth Expert as New VP of Marketing

Respected Brand Strategist, Kris Stevens, Identifies the Growing Independent Workforce as a Mega-Trend for the 21st Century

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 9, 2015) - As traditional employment is disrupted by the new on-demand economy, MBO Partners maintains a focus on simplifying workforce independence for consultants, freelancers and contractors. Validating that focus, today MBO Partners announced that Kris Stevens has joined the company as its new Vice President of Marketing.

"In Kris, we found someone with the energy, vision and deep expertise in marketing, branding and customer success to help drive our business forward," says Gene Zaino, President and CEO of MBO Partners. "Kris has a broad range of experience across multiple world-class brands and brings strategic and creative depth that will be integral as we grow our brand, our team and enhance our value to our marketplace."

Stevens joins MBO Partners from University of Maryland University College where she was the Associate Vice President of Brand Marketing and appointed Special Assistant to the President for Student Success and Retention. She previously led Brand Strategy and Governance for Capital One. Stevens held executive roles with AOL, Discovery Communications, and MTV Networks. She also founded and served as the principal of BrandAlchemy, a marketing strategy consultancy.

"I am very excited to help build a business and brand that supports the mega-trend of the growing independent workforce. MBO Partners delivers a complete suite of business management services to independent professionals and is the recognized leader in providing enterprise organizations a compliant independent contractor engagement solution," says Stevens. "I look forward to leveraging my strengths in growing brands along with my personal experience of being on the front lines as an independent consultant to build on the accomplishments Gene and the team have achieved."

About MBO Partners:
MBO Partners is the leading provider of management services for independent professionals and the clients that engage them. We deliver a complete Business Operating System that makes it easy for those self-employed professionals and their clients to work together in a convenient, tax-efficient and legally compliant manner. For organizations that use contract talent, MBO Partners provides a complete independent contractor aggregation and engagement offering, including compliance and payment solutions for 1099s, sole proprietors and micro-businesses. To learn more, visit

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