Senator Warner Meets with On-Demand Economy Executives
Senator Mark Warner convened with executives from several of the largest digital marketplaces on Thursday, November 12th at Button HQ to discuss the future of the mobile and digital marketplaces. Representatives included Oisin Hanrahan (Co-Founder and CEO, Handy), Marcel Sapone (Co-Founder and CEO, Hello Alfred), David Goldweitz (Co-Founder and COO, Glamsquad), and James Queen (VP of Operations, Shyp). A variety of different topics were broached with the Senator including the following:
- Senator Warner’s plans for a “Regulatory Timeout“ to assess the externalities and benefits of digital marketplaces
- Employment best practices for W-2 and 1099 workers
- How to measure the benefits of digital marketplaces to both consumers, underemployed workers, and local economies
- Opportunities for businesses and government to partner in an effort to advance our nation’s technical prowess
Senator Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Intelligence committees. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Governor of Virginia. When he left office in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education. The first in his family to graduate from college, Mark Warner spent 20 years as a successful technology and business leader in Virginia before entering public office. An early investor in the cellular telephone business, he co-founded the company that became Nextel and invested in hundreds of start-up technology companies that created tens of thousands of jobs.