Jessie D'Amato Ford

Community, Marketing, and Content leader thriving on strategy, data, and passion.

Jessie D'Amato Ford is a seasoned professional with over 18 years of global leadership experience, specializing in community development, program management, event coordination, and marketing and content strategy. Her expertise lies in driving substantial growth, fostering open innovation, and making impactful, data-driven decisions. Beyond her professional pursuits, Jessie is driven by a deep passion for meaningful work and a genuine desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others.


Jessie D'Amato Ford



  • the Brackets Club, Inc.

    the Brackets Club, Inc.


    Feb 2021 - Present

    The Brackets Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to members of the freelancer community. We collect monetary donations to aid members in need during times of hardship. Freelancers supporting freelancers. Our goal is to positively impact the lives of freelancers and their families who are unable afford healthcare or insurance. Freelancers are the future of work and we all need to come together to support each other. The Brackets Club is run completely by volunteers so every donation goes directly to someone in need.

    • Have raised over $10,000 to date for freelancers in need.
  • Herox


    Director of Community Innovation

    Apr 2023 - Oct 2023

    HeroX is a crowdsourcing platform that allows anyone in the global community to create a challenge or submit a solution to a posted challenge. We connect solvers with problems, and we believe that going to the global community can provide richer and broader solutions - beyond what your own network can provide.

    • Spearheaded the successful implementation of HeroX's inaugural community data tracking system, significantly enhancing the organization's capacity to measure and elevate community vibrancy.
    • Earned Harvard Business School certification in Open Innovation.
  • Topcoder, a Wipro Company

    Topcoder, a Wipro Company

    Head of Community

    Apr 2005 - Jan 2023

    Topcoder is a crowdsourcing marketplace that connects businesses with hard-to-find expertise. The Topcoder Community includes more than one million of the world’s top designers, developers, data scientists, and algorithmists. Global enterprises and startups alike use Topcoder to accelerate innovation, solve challenging problems, and tap into specialized skills on demand.

    • Earned four promotions during tenure
    • Earned the Wipro CTO Stalwart Award for Fiscal Year 2022
    • Engineered an extraordinary surge in community membership from 50,000 to an impressive 1.7 million, leveraging innovative marketing, program development, and compelling community opportunities.

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