Willix Halim is the Senior Vice President of Growth at Freelancer and manages the growth team, which is responsible for the strategy, product management, customer experience, data science, talent, PR and analytics functions of the company. Willix manages a technical and multi-disciplinary team consisting of data scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, physicists and product managers.
THE RAINMAKER OF FREELANCER.COM – He is instrumental in the company’s hyper-growth now having more than 17 million professionals in the marketplace. Freelancer was listed publicly in ASX in November 2013 (ASX:FLN). The company’s market capitalization is about $800million (8 trillion rupiah).
Willix also conducts speaking engagements internationally and has recently spoken at or featured in AdTech Marketing, Bloomberg, CNBC, and CNN among many others. Willix also lectures at universities on topics such as growth, strategy, data warehousing and analytics.
Willix grew up in Medan, Indonesia and graduated as valedictorian (top of his class) with first class honours degrees in Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne. Willix recently completed the Stanford Executive Program For Growing Companies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Eight-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. 17-million registered users have posted 8.7 million projects and contests to date in over 850 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN.
Freelancer.co.id is Freelancer.com’s Indonesian regional website with around 1-million Indonesian users. For more information, please visit www.freelancer.co.id , like our Indonesia Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/freelancer.co.id and follow our Indonesia Twitter account @freelancercoid
“Freelancer is a very rare and exceptional company. What we do actually makes a difference. We change lives. We help lift people out of poverty. We help people feed their families. We help entrepreneurs build businesses. We help people build products and services that greatly impact the world. Our long term mission is to beneficially change one billion people’s lives on this planet by providing them with a job sourced through our platform,” says Freelancer.com’s CEO Matt Barrie.
Willix through Freelancer.com has tried to give back to the society by growing the platform in Indonesia and other developing countries, so he can help many more Indonesian people to change their lives and build their own business. We now have 1,000,000 users in Indonesia with the top freelancer earning up to 500k AUD$ each year.