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Eric Brinkman's README


Hey there, my name is Eric and I'm a product director here at GitLab. This README is meant to tell you a bit more about myself and to serve as a way for what it might be like to work with me.

I joined GitLab in 2018 and created this README deck during my first week. While some of it is focused on ramping up, most of the information in the deck still holds true.

About me

My role as a Director of Product

As a Director of Product at GitLab, it's my job to build and lead a high functioning team of product managers. The job description for product directors is well defined, however, there are a few responsibilities that are near and dear to me, related to building our team. I really get excited by:

In June of 2020, I was promoted to Senior Director of Product. For more information on why I was promoted, check out my promotion doc.

Communicating and working with me

How you can help me

Work practicals

360 Feedback and Development Themes

Throughout the spring of 2020, we ran a company wide 360 feedback process. The following are themes that Eric is working on for personal and professional development based on that feedback.

Eric's favorite things


Video Games



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