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Growth Section

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Vision

For more details about the product vision for Growth, see our Growth Product Vision page.

September 2019 Fast Boot

The Acquisition, Expansion, Conversion and Retention groups took part in a Fast Boot in September 2019. The planning issue contains the proposal for Fast Boot, and outcomes are available in the Growth Fast Boot Page.

Mission

The Growth section consists of groups that eliminate barriers between our users and product value.

Managing customer licensing and transactions

The Fulfillment Group is responsible for:

Licensing

Transactions

Deliver telemetry data that improves our product

The Telemetry Group is responsible for:

Collection

Analysis

Drive value for the business and our users by improving activation, retention, upsell, and per-stage adoption

We focus on validating ideas with data across the following four Groups:

Acquisition Group

Conversion Group

Expansion Group

Retention Group

We work closely with the Data Team along with our Product Team counterparts to design and implement experiments that measure the impact of changes to our messaging, UX, and overall experience of using GitLab.

Support and improve the GitLab Handbook

The Handbook Group is responsible for both the editing experience, and the reading experience of our Handbook.

Section Members

The following people are permanent members of the Growth Section:

Person Role
Bartek Marnane Director of Engineering, Growth
James Lopez Engineering Manager, Fulfillment and Telemetry (Interim)
Chris Baus Frontend Engineering Manager, Fulfillment
Phil Calder Engineering Manager, Expansion and Retention

All Team Members

The following people are permanent members of groups that belong to the Growth Section:

Acquisition and Conversion

Person Role
New Vacancy Engineering Manager, Acquisition and Conversion
Alex Buijs Senior Fullstack Engineer, Acquisition
Nicolas Dular Senior Fullstack Engineer, Acquisition
Alper Akgun Senior Fullstack Engineer, Conversion

Expansion and Retention

Person Role
Phil Calder Engineering Manager, Expansion and Retention
Jackie Fraser Fullstack Engineer, Expansion
Doug Stull Senior Fullstack Engineer, Expansion
Jeremy Jackson Senior Fullstack Engineer, Retention
Jay Swain Senior Fullstack Engineer, Retention

Fulfillment Back End

Person Role
James Lopez Engineering Manager, Fulfillment and Telemetry (Interim)
Rubén Dávila Backend Engineer, Fulfillment
Aishwarya Subramanian Backend Engineer, Fulfillment
Tyler Amos Senior Backend Engineer, Fulfillment

Fulfillment Front End

Person Role
Chris Baus Frontend Engineering Manager, Fulfillment
Vitaly Slobodin Senior Frontend Engineer, Fulfillment
Ragnar Hardarson Senior Frontend Engineer, Fulfillment
Ammar Alakkad Frontend Engineer, Fulfillment

Stable Counterparts

The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:

Person Role
Jacki Bauer UX Manager, Enablement & Growth
New Vacancy - Scott Williamson (Interim) Director of Product, Growth
Michael Karampalas Principal Product Manager, Growth:Retention
Evan Read Senior Technical Writer, Manage, Verify, Configure, Growth
Eli Kastelein Data Analyst, Growth
Bartek Marnane Director of Engineering, Growth
Tim Hey Principal Product Manager, Growth:Expansion
Mathieu Peychet Senior Data Analyst, Growth
Kevin Comoli Product Designer, Growth
M.L. Senior Product Designer, Growth
Jeff C Senior UX Researcher, Growth
Jensen Stava Senior Product Manager, Growth:Acquisition
Sam Awezec Senior Product Manager, Growth:Conversion