Aakash Kumar

Aakash Kumar |Contributor

I serve as the Founder & CEO of Shiftsmart, a worker-centric Internet platform that enables individual workers to intelligently discover and manage an optimal set of shifts across multiple employers based on their preferences, qualifications and performance. I created Shiftsmart to empower the rapidly-expanding contingent workforce and help usher in a future where they can work exclusively based on their preferences – be it schedule or work type, and employers can more effectively source labor and manage their workforce. As such, I have a front-row seat to the profound changes impacting labor markets in the US and around the world. Prior to founding the company, I worked at Google on behalf of the executive leadership team for the Google Cloud Platform and Google’s consumer hardware team and worked extensively with the labor dynamics of managing staffing companies and large distributed workforces. Prior to Google, I worked as a management consultant at Booz & Co. based out of NYC focused exclusively on consumer and retail clients.