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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 Senior Director of Product

As a Senior 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

Eric's favorite things

Here is a list of my favorite things! I would love to discuss any or all of these with each of you.


Video Games



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