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Vice President of Investor Relations

Vice President, Investor Relations

The Vice President of Investor Relations drives the strategy and long-term market positioning of GitLab in the public financial markets. The IR leader plays a key role in preparing GitLab to become a multi-billion dollar public company. This position reports to the CFO and works closely with senior leadership across the company including interaction with the executive team. This position will be responsible for developing and executing an effective investor communications strategy, performing financial analysis, and maintaining strong relationships with investors, investment banks and analysts. This role requires a deep understanding of how the IPO process works and will help guide the company on its journey to becoming a publicly traded company. The VP of IR is expected to be deeply immersed in GitLab’s values of transparency and efficiency and has a passionate point of view of how to incorporate those values into GitLab’s investor relations strategy and process.

Job Grade

The Vice President, Investor Relations is a grade 12.\


  1. Develop long term relationships with industry analysts and investors to communicate the company’s financial results and strategic positioning.
  2. Design the quarterly earnings process and Q&A topics in partnership with CEO, CFO and executive team.
  3. Execute on the Company’s investor education strategy to ensure the GitLab story is well positioned to the top 30 software IPO investors.
  4. Play a lead role in drafting the Company’s S1 registration statement.
  5. Serve as a key advisor to the CFO on issues involving analyst and investor perception of the long term growth and health of the business.
  6. Serve as an on-the-record spokesperson with industry analysts, to advance corporate brand narratives with financial data & insights.
  7. Monitor industry developments and market trends, develop executive summaries for senior leadership and the Board of Directors on peer company news, financial and market share performance.
  8. Maintain strong relationships with investors by coordinating efficent and effective education events; identify speaking opportunities for e-goup members to position the company favorably at important events.
  9. Manage information necessary for preparation of strategic financial and investor communications
  10. Prepare quarterly earnings release materials including press releases, conference call scripts, Q&A and slide presentation; prepare other financial press releases and supplemental materials.
  11. Liaise with Analyst and Media Relations and Corporate Communications on materials such as press and earnings releases, for dissemination to the public.


  1. Senior level leadership experience in Investor Relations and related roles.
  2. Excellent writing skills for crafting scripts, financial presentations, investor kits, etc.
  3. Confident and strong presentation skills in financial environments and the ability to communicate with sophisticated financial investors.
  4. Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities with attention to detail.
  5. Established relationships with relevant sell side and buy side analysts a plus.
  6. Experience communicating the growth and metrics of subscription-based models a plus.
  7. Ability to use GitLab

Performance Indicators

  1. New Hire Location Factor
  2. Enterprise Value to Sales
  3. Percent of analysts who describe the company the same way we do
  4. Percent of unanticipated questions during earning calls; Target > 80% of questions are anticipated
  5. Investor satisfaction
  6. Volitality benchmark

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 2,200 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.

Top 10 Reasons to Work for GitLab:

  1. Mission: Everyone can contribute
  2. Results: Fast growth, ambitious vision
  3. Flexible Work Hours so you are there for other people and free to plan
  4. Transparency: over 2,000 webpages in GitLab handbook, GitLab Unfiltered
  5. Iteration: empower people to be effective, Merge Request rate, everyone using the product, DRI, have an impact
  6. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: high percentage of women, Team Member Resource Groups, other initiatives
  7. Collaboration: kindness, saying thanks, intentionally organize informal communication, no ego
  8. Compensation: pay at or above the 50th percentile, stock options, office equipment
  9. Work/Life Harmony: don't compete on hours worked, flexible workday, Friends and Family days
  10. Remote Done Right: all remote, prolific inventor of best practices

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