Dan Slagen has joined Boston start-up HourlyNerd as chief marketing officer.

Dan will be responsible for building a world class marketing organization while also serving on the executive team to help guide company vision and strategy.

“Dan Slagen is an important addition to HourlyNerd’s management team as we continue to grow and get more deliberate about marketing the company,” said HourlyNerd co-founder Rob Biederman. “We jumped at the chance to add someone of Dan’s caliber and experience to our team. His background at both Hubspot and Nanigan’s is directly relevant to our marketing task, and he will be a key leader as we continue to cement our reputation as the most trusted and innovative business consulting marketplace. Dan has the perfect combination of strategic instinct and execution orientation to hit the ground running as a leader at HourlyNerd”, said Biederman.

“Joining HourlyNerd is an incredibly exciting step as the consulting world is prime for disruption” said Slagen. “Rob and co-founder Pat Petitti have done an impressive job at building a solid foundation and we’re all looking forward to scaling HourlyNerd into its next phase of growth.”

HourlyNerd, based in Boston, is an online talent marketplace that connects top tier MBA students and graduates with small and medium sized businesses for specific freelance projects at a fraction of the cost of a high-priced consultancy firm.

Before joining HourlyNerd, Dan was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Nanigans, a Facebook performance advertising company. Before joining Nanigans, Slagen led global marketing relations at HubSpot where he was responsible for global advertising, events, and partnerships with over 60 companies, including Google, Salesforce, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Dan also spent time at Wayfair as a member of their marketing and analytics team.

A proponent of thought leadership and education, Dan has been featured in: Bloomberg TV, CNBC Fast Money, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Citi, NASDAQ, TechCrunch, AdAge, AdWeek, AdExhanger, Business Insider, Fast Company, VentureBeat, Mashable and more.

Dan is also a frequent speaker at marketing conferences including Advertising Week, Fashion Week, Boston University School of Management, Brand Innovators, eTail, Citi Annual Technology Conference, JPM Annual Technology Conference, Dublin Masterclass and more.