Wade Burgess serves as the EVP of Sales for the Americas with Automation
Anywhere, a position to which he was named in January 2019. The company is a
leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the platform on which more
organizations build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Prior to his current
role, Burgess served as the CEO of Shiftgig, a HR startup company based in
Chicago, Illinois. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Talent Solutions at
LinkedIn Corporation, which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in December
2016. Previously, he was Head of North America Sales, Talent Solutions, for the
company. He was responsible for LinkedIn's Talent Solutions field sales
organization in North America. Burgess joined LinkedIn in March 2008 as Territory Manager, handling LinkedIn Corporate Solutions
sales in a territory covering Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and central Canada.
Just three months later, in June 2008, he was promoted to Senior Manager, Mid-Market, only to be elevated again in November 2008,
this time to Director of Sales, Central Region. He continued to work his way up the ranks, overseeing sales in the United Kingdom and
Northern Europe, before assuming his present position in April 2012. Burgess began his career in 1999 as a Business Developer with
Lighthouse Solutions, where he provided custom Internet services to businesses. He later held various IT and sales positions at IP
Revolution, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, RemitPro and Mandolfo Associations. Just before he joined LinkedIn Burgess
spent nearly three years as Vice President of Sales for OurTech Solutions, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the SMB marketspace.
On the side, Burgess runs his own coaching consultancy, Burgess Development.