From our Founder

Dear friends –

After a rough a.m. commute in Washington, D.C., I realized I could do good work – and be as productive at home or working from anywhere. It would also give me the most flexibility to visit my mom, who had a chronic medical condition that had worsened. I explored options and talked or met with many people.

I began working remotely, then advised others on opportunities and approaches so they too could spend more time with loved ones and have greater choice in how they work.

From this, and my desire to create more opportunities, my team and I developed this site on most-flexible jobs and work insights. Working remotely increasingly makes sense given traffic and transit congestion, need for infrastructure maintenance, the available technology, for work or to balance work-life.

We’ve taken a lot of care in creating the site; I hope you’ll decide to make use of the resources on here.

It gives me inspiration to know that what we’ve done, and continue to do, is helpful to you.

Enjoy your work!

Best regards, Ivan
Ivan Howard Chan, founder, with thanks to
Emily Gallagher, Allison Porter and our team for their research assistance and site operation.

Special thank you’s also to:

Our consultants, Kacie Bauzon and Holly Reil

Kacie Bauzon - AW Consultant    Holly Reil - AW Consultant

Kacie and Holly are consultants extraordinaire, moms and part of our team offering advising services to businesses and organizations seeking to craft or implement broader workplace policies and processes on working from home or anywhere. Kacie had worked in marketing management and e-learning at 3M, a Fortune 100 company. Holly was an analyst for the U.S. GAO office in D.C. and before that assisted production at CNN. Ivan has also advised or spoken on the future of work, including workflow, processes as well as automation and AI.


About Ivan

Ivan Howard Chan, Founder & CEO -

Ivan is Founder and CEO of, on most-flexible jobs and work insights. He also manages the blog on the site, with news and features on work and technology, and hosts the #workanywhere chat with special guests on Twitter.


He began his career as an assistant, then manager and director in communications; he has consulted on digital platforms and technology. His experience includes the private, nonprofit and public sectors.


skylineIvan has advised or spoken on a mobile-ready workforce; workflow and processes; work technology; and career opportunities.


He has his BA from the University of Chicago, JD from the University of Pennsylvania and certificate in administration and management from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education, including HR management. He is a native of Boston. He spends some of the year travelling, diving into his artistic side with cooking and landscape photography, and enjoys good coffee.


Connect with Ivan, or share your story, with our team here. You can also learn more about flexible working or ask a question at this resource.