MEET OUR TEAM

More than 1200 people have contributed to GitLab. The GitLab Inc. team consists of the following 167 team members and their 41 pets. We're a remote only organization and we currently have team members in 37 countries. This page lists who people report to, and on a separate page we detail the team structure. You can get a sense of the team culture by visiting our culture page.

Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Reports to CEO
Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Reports to CEO
Lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dmitriy started GitLab in September 2011 and has released it every month on the 22nd since then. He wanted to make a great and free project management system that he could use every day. He loved to work on GitLab so much that in January of 2013 he began to work on GitLab fulltime. When he has time he loves to code a major new GitLab feature in two days. He loves a good chocolate and a merge request that can be accepted without comments. He is the lead author of GitLab CE and CI.

Sid Sijbrandij

Sid Sijbrandij

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to Board of Directors
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Sid saw the first ruby code in 2007 and loved it so much he learned to program and made this his profession. Before that he was engaged in various businesses, from selling programmable infrared receivers to starting a recreational submarine company. He is always looking to publicly document an answer or to make a process more efficient. He was never good at sports but tries to make it up in quantity by hiking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, dancing Zouk, squashing, and running. In love participating in conversations on Hacker News, and reading Marc Andreessen's tweets (now that Marc stopped this greatly increased his productivity).

Marin Jankovski

Marin Jankovski

Build Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marin loves to develop in Rails but has also grown an interest in operations, specifically Amazon Web Services and Opscode Chef. He is part of the GitLab core-team. When video conferencing with him you get a cat running accross the room as a bonus. He is notorious for starting early in the morning just after breakfast and not having lunch until his workday is over. You would expect him to be hungry and grumpy the last few hours but as long as his internet connection is up he is always friendly and upbeat. He loves travelling and talking about politics.

Jacob Vosmaer

Jacob Vosmaer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Staff Developer

Reports to Gitaly Lead
Jacob Vosmaer

Jacob Vosmaer

Staff Developer

Reports to Gitaly Lead
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jacob became a professional software developer in 2012 after a brief academic career as a logician. He joined GitLab in 2013 as a Senior Service Engineer, helping customers install and maintain GitLab and working on GitLab.com infrastructure. As a Senior Developer he now works mostly on behind-the-scenes improvements to GitLab and on developer productivity (GitLab Development Kit). He is part of the GitLab core-team.

Job van der Voort

Job van der Voort

VP of Product

Reports to CEO
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal

Job became deeply passionate for software engineering while working in neuroscience and becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of version control in science. At the end of 2012 he decided to make the jump and start to work as a software developer fulltime. He's very excited to be back in a lab that is all about version control and beautiful code. Besides code, Job has an obsession for design and entrepreneurship and loves to play games of any kind.

Haydn Mackay

Haydn Mackay

Regional Sales Director - US West Coast

Reports to CRO
Lives in Alameda, CA, USA

Over the past 10 years, Haydn worked for a California based ISV assisting large, distributed development teams to select and get the most out of a series of collaboration tools. During his second year, the company sent him back to his homeland of Australia to open a Sydney office where he developed a keen interest in team workflows and later returned to California to work exclusively with global accounts transitioning to Agile. When not working or taking care of his two young kids, Haydn enjoys cycling (of any kind), snow sports and the many tasty microbrews from the area.

Valery Sizov

Valery Sizov

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Valery Sizov

Valery Sizov

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine

I started the GitLab project together with Dmitriy in 2011. Today, we are together again :) I like Ruby, UNIX, git and other cool technologies. I have a very strong desire to improve the world by making all things easier.

Douwe Maan

Douwe Maan

Platform Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Mexico City, Mexico

Douwe caught the programming virus at the age of 9, got his first freelance job 2 years later, and has spent the years that followed gaining experience with a wide range of technologies—both by himself and as lead developer at two startups. Around 2011, he found Ruby and fell in love with the language and the open-source community surrounding it, making him a perfect fit for GitLab.

Paul Machle

Paul Machle

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Paul has been a cfo for several young and fast growing technology companies. Paul has a passion for the role finance can play to help companies scale fast. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley and really enjoys watching the bears beat Stanford. Paul lives in San Francisco and spends a lot of time coaching and watching his boys play sports.

Kamil Trzciński

Kamil Trzciński

Warsaw, Poland

CI/CD Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Kamil Trzciński

Kamil Trzciński

CI/CD Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Warsaw, Poland

Kamil is a low-level programming enthusiast with years of experience in building apps for all platforms. He is also a security, virtualization and graphics expert with a variety of programming languages in his toolkit together with deep operating systems architecture knowledge. He's focusing lately on security principles of mobile platforms and the "container revolution". In his spare time he likes to run, cycle and play good games, although not all at the same time.

Richard 'Pidge' Pidgeon

Richard 'Pidge' Pidgeon

Regional Sales Director - EMEA

Reports to CRO
Lives in Bath, United Kingdom

Based in the UK, Richard has led various sales teams in the mobile development space, including the EMEA Sales team at Distimo resulting in the acquisition by App Annie in 2014. He has spent over 15 years working in the mobile sales ecosystem, gaining the majority of his experience at Vodafone and Nokia. Richard enjoys most sports and the ones that he can no longer play he follows avidly especially Rugby. He enjoys playing Golf and Cycling but time is difficult to find with family and dog commitments.

Philip 'Phil' Camillo

Philip 'Phil' Camillo

Denver, CO, USA

Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Philip 'Phil' Camillo

Philip 'Phil' Camillo

Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Lives in Denver, CO, USA

Phil has been in tech sales for over 5 years and has worked with early stage startups to more established tech companies. Over the past few years he has led a team of sales reps at Stack Overflow while surpassing annual revenue targets. Phil is working remotely out of Denver and enjoys snowboarding, golfing and loves to play the guitar.

Robert Speicher

Robert Speicher

Leesburg, VA, USA

Senior Developer

Backstage Specialist
Reports to Edge Lead
Robert Speicher

Robert Speicher

Senior Developer

Backstage Specialist
Reports to Edge Lead
Lives in Leesburg, VA, USA

Before joining GitLab the company in 2015, Robert was already an active member of the GitLab community beginning in 2012, contributing changes both big and small to the open source project. His passion is using code to improve peoples' lives in any way.

Ernst van Nierop

Ernst van Nierop

VP of Scaling

Reports to CEO
Lives in SF Bay Area, CA, USA

Ernst comes from a physics and engineering background, and was previously the VP of Engineering at C12 Energy helping to clean up part of our energy infrastructure. He enjoys tackling a wide variety of challenges, including the technical, people, and organizational aspects of cool growing companies. In his spare time, Ernst likes to think that he flies gliders, travels, and goes scuba diving, but actually he's having a great time playing with his kids and golden retrievers.

Emily Kyle

Emily Kyle

San Francisco, CA, USA

Field Marketing Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Emily Kyle

Emily Kyle

Field Marketing Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

After making it to round four of the Mars One selection process, Emily decided she would miss Mexican food too much on Mars, so she removed herself from the running. If the selection process taught her anything it was how critical collaboration is for getting things accomplished. After a quick Google search she found GitLab and immediately knew they would git her enthusiasm for community and innovation. In her free time, she stays active and makes shoes, just in case they serve quesadillas on Mars and need a cobbler one day.

Chad Malchow

Chad Malchow

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Reports to CEO
Lives in El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

Chad has over 15 years of experience building and leading sales teams at technology startups like Kissmetrics and Return Path. Chad has a passion for the startup environment and helping businesses scale. When not working, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and coaching his three boys in many different sports. Living in Sacramento allows Chad the opportunity to visit Tahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco often.

Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong

San Francisco, CA, USA

Board of Directors

Reports to Khosla Ventures
Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong

Board of Directors

Reports to Khosla Ventures
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

To learn more about Bruce Armstrong, check out Khosla Ventures.

Drew Blessing

Drew Blessing

Staff Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Kearney, NE, USA

Before joining the GitLab team, Drew was involved in the GitLab community as a member of the core team. He is passionate about open-source projects and communities and enjoys helping people solve problems. When he is not hacking on a project, Drew enjoys playing piano, working in the garden, and spending time with his wife and their two dogs.

Yorick Peterse

Yorick Peterse

Senior Developer

Database Specialist
Reports to Infrastructure Director
Lives in Hilversum, The Netherlands

Yorick first started working as a professional software developer in 2010. Since then he has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from domain name management software to website scrapers, and from Sinatra APIs to Natural Language Processing software. These days he works on Inko, Oga, and various other FOSS projects. Yorick will focus primarily on improving the performance of GitLab. He's also an avid practitioner of Krav Maga, a tea connoisseur, and a cat enthusiast.

Gabriel Mazetto

Gabriel Mazetto

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Gabriel Mazetto

Gabriel Mazetto

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gabriel is the first Brazillian in the team, before joining GitLab, he was fighting the scalability and performance battle on a daily basis for fast growing startups and projects. He loves metrics and proudly works from a data-driven perspective. He also loves to grind his own coffee and help build online communities in his spare time.

Rubén Dávila

Rubén Dávila

Lima, Peru

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Rubén Dávila

Rubén Dávila

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Lima, Peru

Rubén is a Rails developer based in Lima, Perú. Before joining GitLab, he was working remotely for other US based startups. Today, he is very happy at GitLab given that one of his dreams was to collaborate full time with open source projects. When he is away from the keyboard, he is usually taking a walk with his dogs.

José Torres

José Torres

Senior Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in San José Pinula, Guatemala

Having worked with the Guatemalan Government and as an IT Manager at a Bio Lab for too long he launched a local startup to introduce tech labs into traditional businesses. Jose has worked with remote teams in Canada and the U.S. on Rails and Python applications for the last four years. He also enjoys playing with his kids and building hardware stuff.

Grzegorz Bizon

Grzegorz Bizon

Olsztyn, Poland

Senior Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to CI/CD Lead
Grzegorz Bizon

Grzegorz Bizon

Senior Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to CI/CD Lead
Lives in Olsztyn, Poland

Grzegorz is a developer who has worked on open-source projects since 2002. He enjoys creating software that people actually love using, so GitLab was an obvious choice for his next company to work at. Before joining GitLab, Grzegorz worked in a startup environment on introducing new technologies and improving software quality. Then, after a few years of exploring the corporate galaxy, he decided to move to a startup environment again. In his free time Grzegorz enjoys running in the forest and reading three books at once.

Douglas Alexandre

Douglas Alexandre

Lavras, Brazil

Senior Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Douglas Alexandre

Douglas Alexandre

Senior Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Lavras, Brazil

Douglas is a software developer that fell in love with Ruby since 2007 and the open-source community surrounding it and has been working with Ruby on Rails for the past 3 years. Before joining GitLab, he was working remotely for nonprofit organization based in Brazil. He enjoys to improve people's lives with the product he is working on, so GitLab was a perfect match to him. In his free time, he loves to drink a good beer and, spend time with his friends.

Achilleas 'Axil' Pipinellis

Achilleas 'Axil' Pipinellis

Montpellier, France

Technical Writer

Reports to Technical Writing Lead
    Documentation
Achilleas 'Axil' Pipinellis

Achilleas 'Axil' Pipinellis

Technical Writer

Reports to Technical Writing Lead
Lives in Montpellier, France
    Documentation

Achilleas has been using GitLab since version 2, back when the default username and password were not documented. He started actively contributing to GitLab in 2013 and since 2014 is a member of the core team. He was introduced to Linux in 2006 and since then he tried many distributions until finding Arch Linux which won his heart and has been using it daily since 2009. As an open source enthusiast he is contributing to many projects, and is mostly into System Administration. He likes traveling and attending conferences that promote the free software movement. In his free time he practices Aikido, a japanese martial art, plays the keyboard and you'll often listen him quoting from his favorite movie "The Big Lebowski".

Jacob Schatz

Jacob Schatz

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Frontend DC Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Jacob Schatz

Jacob Schatz

Frontend DC Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jacob started programming back in 2006, loved it so much he hasn't stopped since. He is always writing code and thinking of crazy ideas. He has always been attracted to the visual and frontend aspects of websites, he spends most of his time writing Javascript, HTML and CSS. He also enjoys writing Ruby, Swift, Objective-C, and Python. He recently wrote a book on Swift for Pearson which is in its second edition. He has a degree in piano performance and plays a classical concert every year. Overall a very nice guy.

Wilson Lau

Wilson Lau

Controller

Reports to CFO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Wilson has worked in many accounting roles at various early to mid-stage startups over the past 20 years. When not debiting or crediting, you can find Wilson at a San Francisco Giants game, spending time with his dogs or at the poker table. Ante up!

Tomasz Maczukin

Tomasz Maczukin

Olsztyn, Poland

Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to CI/CD Lead
Tomasz Maczukin

Tomasz Maczukin

Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to CI/CD Lead
Lives in Olsztyn, Poland

Tomasz is a software developer, a devop beginner and a big linux enthusiast. After a few years of working in different corporations he said 'Enough!' and decided to switch to start-up and open source environment. In his work, he appreciates a clean code and clean architecture. After hacking hours, he becomes a family man, who loves to read a good book, watch a nice movie and go for a long walk. If there is a time and opportunity he enjoys hiking and cycling - especially in mountains. Cat lover.

Rémy Coutable

Rémy Coutable

Cannes, France

Edge Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Rémy Coutable

Rémy Coutable

Edge Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Cannes, France

Rémy loves the Web, the open-source, Git and Ruby. He's very versatile and enjoys working on complete features from back to front. When not thinking about code, Rémy likes to read about philosophy, politics or ecology, to play volley-ball and, to freedive.

Luke Babb

Luke Babb

Designer

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Before joining GitLab, Luke was a designer in many capacities for several Kansas City based startups, larger companies and ad agencies. During that time he grew incredibly passionate about building products and the brands behind them. Now residing in Colorado, Luke is incredibly excited to be back in the startup world, wearing many hats, and building upon the GitLab brand. For fun he enjoys playing hockey, camping and spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

James Lopez

James Lopez

A Coruña, Spain

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
James Lopez

James Lopez

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in A Coruña, Spain

James is an experienced developer coming from the corporate world of Vodafone in the UK. He has contributed to the open source community for many years, has 5+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails, and is very excited about contributing full-time to open source projects. When he is not in front of a black screen, you can find him enjoying sea-sports, cycling or keeping up to date with the latest trends in technology, Astronomy, and top spinning.

Timo Schuit

Timo Schuit

Hamburg, Germany

Account Manager EMEA

Reports to Regional Sales Director - EMEA
Timo Schuit

Timo Schuit

Account Manager EMEA

Reports to Regional Sales Director - EMEA
Lives in Hamburg, Germany

Timo is an open source software enthusiast and thus decided to combine his passion with his job by joining GitLab. Before that he worked in the gaming industry doing sales and business development. Timo loves traveling, Tarantino movies, good beer, and Mexican cuisine. If you like to discuss politics, economics or privacy matters, Timo is your guy.

Kirsten Abma

Kirsten Abma

San Francisco, CA, USA

Executive Assistant

Reports to CEO
  • GitLab Summit Expert
Kirsten Abma

Kirsten Abma

Executive Assistant

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA
  • GitLab Summit Expert

After spending time planning a TEDx event of 500 people, Kirsten realised she loves working at start ups and is crazy about organizing events. If you need anything arranged, from plane tickets to meeting schedules or simply want to plan a party or event, just let her know. When she's not planning something she's travelling the world and is out meeting up with her friends or family. Or doing both at the same time.

Michael Alessio

Michael Alessio

Director of Global Alliances and APAC Sales

Reports to CRO
Lives in Alameda, CA, USA

Michael has been helping customers choose, deploy, and use software development tools since the 80's at companies like Borland, Symantec, Gupta, and Perforce. Michael is passionate about building teams and business in the far-flung corners of the world. When not working, Michael is an award winning wine maker and heavily involved in the local Boy Scouts.

Pablo Carranza

Pablo Carranza

Zamora, Spain

Production Lead

Reports to Infrastructure Director
  • On-call hero!
Pablo Carranza

Pablo Carranza

Production Lead

Reports to Infrastructure Director
Lives in Zamora, Spain
  • On-call hero!

With over 15 years of industry experience, Pablo comes from scaling Amazon's network as a development lead to help scaling GitLab.com. Passionate about programming since the age of 8 and open source after discovering Gentoo. Deeply interested in software craftsmanship, distributed systems, keeping services running fast and reliably and automating everything. Because doing the same thing thrice is just boring. In his free time he takes care of his family and enjoys riding in 2 wheels, with or without engine.

Alfredo Sumaran

Alfredo Sumaran

Lima, Peru

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
  • Frontend Architectural expert
  • Maintainer of GitLab CE and EE frontend
  • Expert on: Bulk Label assignment, Priority Labels, Branch Permissions
Alfredo Sumaran

Alfredo Sumaran

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Lima, Peru
  • Frontend Architectural expert
  • Maintainer of GitLab CE and EE frontend
  • Expert on: Bulk Label assignment, Priority Labels, Branch Permissions

Alfredo is a multi-disciplined web veteran specializing in front-end development and web design. In the past, he also dabbled in back-end, prototyping and graphic design. Self-taught with over ten years of experience, he enjoys developing from small to large scale projects with a high degree of devotion. He likes music and loves attending concerts.

Zeger-Jan 'ZJ' van de Weg

Zeger-Jan 'ZJ' van de Weg

Zeist, The Netherlands

Developer

Reports to CI/CD Lead
Zeger-Jan 'ZJ' van de Weg

Zeger-Jan 'ZJ' van de Weg

Developer

Reports to CI/CD Lead
Lives in Zeist, The Netherlands

Zeger-Jan is a husband, and father of an awesome son. In his spare time he spends time with his family, plays board games (he hates not winning) and watch TV shows. Two years ago, Douwe introduced him to Ruby and Zeger-Jan instantly fell in love with the elegant syntax and the expressiveness. Later he picked up Elixir and when there is time left, he spends this time fiddling with his Raspberry Pi's and ArchLinux.

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Phil has a huge passion for programming, with skills ranging anywhere from JavaScript to C++. Having experienced a variety of roles in industry, he realised that front-end development was more his "cup of tea" and has since been focusing on improving his skills in this area. When not geeking out, he loves to spend time with his wife and his daughter Emilia.

Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Wright

Online Marketing Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Lehi, UT, USA

Mitchell is a technical marketer that began his career consulting with B2C companies on their online presence. He has since shifted to helping B2B companies drive demand for their products through digital marketing. He enjoys playing volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and trying new restaurants with his wife.

Amanda Folson

Amanda Folson

Developer Advocate

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Alameda, CA, USA

Amanda began her career as a technical writer and consultant. She went to her first conference in 2011, which is when she decided that she wanted to take a more active role in community building. The rest was history. When she's not on the road, you'll find her nose-deep in a book or wrangling code for some obscure project or another.

Ryan Caplin

Ryan Caplin

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager
Lives in Provo, UT, USA

Before coming to GitLab, Ryan could occasionally be spotted in the driver’s seat of a recycling truck as co-founder of a Utah-based recycling startup. His cleaner roles have been in marketing and strategy within a variety of tech and non-tech companies, mostly startups. He delights in deeply understanding the customer experience and putting himself in the customer’s shoes. When the work’s done and the sun’s still out, Ryan is likely to be found shredding the trails on his mountain bike, shooting hoops, or pondering the complexities and intricacies of waste management.

Felipe Artur

Felipe Artur

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Goiânia, GO, Brazil

Software enthusiast who started his career developing desktop applications. Former member of a repositories/task management company who is here to make GitLab better. Likes playing RTS video games and boxing in his free time.

David 'DJ' Mountney

David 'DJ' Mountney

Senior Build Engineer

Reports to Build Lead
Lives in Victoria, Canada

DJ grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies where it is common to have to fix your own tools and equipment. This didn't change when computers became the tools, and he discovered the joy of development while pursuing a career in IT. He has been working as a developer at various sized companies since 2008 and is excited to be able to finally work in the open source community with GitLab.

Annabel Dunstone Gray

Annabel Dunstone Gray

Chicago, IL, USA

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Annabel Dunstone Gray

Annabel Dunstone Gray

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Chicago, IL, USA

Annabel is a front end developer with a passion for creating beautiful and functional applications. She has learned bits and pieces of various languages during her career, but is most excited about JavaScript, SASS, and Rails. In her free time she enjoys curling up with a good book, inventing cookie recipes, and spending time with her wonderful husband.

Amara Nwaigwe

Amara Nwaigwe

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in New York City, NY, USA

Amara is passionate about technology, consumer behavior, and design. She is a versatile product marketer with diverse experiences ranging from marketing at large enterprises to high-growth startups. When she is not working, she is traveling near and far, finding enjoyment in New York's art and music scene or venturing to a new part of the world.

Timothy Andrew

Timothy Andrew

Bengaluru, India

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Timothy Andrew

Timothy Andrew

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Bengaluru, India

Tim has been vaguely passionate about computers ever since he got all the way through Prince of Persia when he was five. This grew into a legitimate love for the field after he crashed his Windows installation in 2007, and replaced it with a fragile triple-boot system that included a patched version of OS X. Over the last few years, he's built web apps for non-profits, advertising companies, and large online retailers in Rails and Clojure. When he's not glued to a screen of some sort, he's introverted to a fault, likes to play the bass guitar, read murder mysteries, and build computers.

Kim Carlbäcker

Kim Carlbäcker

Gimo, Sweden

Developer

Reports to Gitaly Lead
  • Maintainer of Gogs
Kim Carlbäcker

Kim Carlbäcker

Developer

Reports to Gitaly Lead
Lives in Gimo, Sweden
  • Maintainer of Gogs

Kim is a self-taught programmer with focus on maintainability and reusablity. He has learned many languages through the years out of necessity, ranging from RISC-assembly to JavaScript. His current language of choice is Go-lang but still plays around in C, C++, ASM and Python. When he's not programming, which he does a lot, he likes to design circuits, do handywork, and train his dog.

Stan Hu

Stan Hu

VP of Engineering

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Before joining full-time, Stan was a 4-time GitLab MVP who just wanted to make GitLab better for his team at PacketZoom. Over the last two decades, he has worked at all levels of the software stack, even debugging issues with hardware. At Aclima, Stan led the development of one of the largest air quality sensor networks in the world for Google. He was part of a small team that created the Vanu Anywave Base Station, the first FCC-certified software-defined radio. A three-time Boston Marathon qualifier and finisher, Stan now channels his energy into training for his next triathlon.

Richard 'Reb' Baum

Richard 'Reb' Baum

Jamesburg, NJ, USA

Success Engineer

Reports to Director of Customer Success
Richard 'Reb' Baum

Richard 'Reb' Baum

Success Engineer

Reports to Director of Customer Success
Lives in Jamesburg, NJ, USA

Reb loves working hands-on with customers. He has many years of experience in doing so, over a wide range of industries and environments in consultative, support, and training situations. He is passionate about technology and enjoys discussing it with others. An avid traveler, Reb is always looking for the next interesting place to visit.

Mark Pundsack

Mark Pundsack

Head of Product

Reports to CEO
Lives in Wilmette, IL, USA

Originally a computer engineer doing speech recognition research, he moved to product management about 20 years ago. Over the past 5 years, Mark has developed a passion for developer experience. Most recently at CircleCI as VP Product, and before that, at Heroku focusing on continuous delivery and the Heroku-GitHub integration. Outside of work he builds Star Wars Lego with his 5-year old son and dresses up his 2-year old daughter as a princess. A recent transplant to Chicagoland from California; you'll often see him bundled up in a winter coat for no reason at all.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Senior Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Melbourne, Australia

Based in Australia, Chris has worked in a variety of roles from support specialist to systems engineer. He is passionate about open source communities and enjoys helping people solve problems with software. Chris has an interest in DevOps and loves building software tools to automate and improve business operations. In his spare time, he enjoys catching waves on his bodyboard and exploring Asia with his partner.

Sean McGivern

Sean McGivern

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Discussion Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Sean McGivern

Sean McGivern

Discussion Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sean likes writing code, and especially likes writing code that helps other people write code. Despite dabbling with other editors, he's been unable to break his Emacs habit. He lives in Scotland, and spends his free time playing sports, overthinking films, and failing to maintain his garden.

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

Developer

Issue Triage Specialist
Reports to Edge Lead
Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

Developer

Issue Triage Specialist
Reports to Edge Lead
Lives in Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

Mark's experience within the technology sector has been varied, including various Web Development and Technical Support roles. One of the most challenging being providing Internet connectivity to remote parts of the French Alps. Whenever possible, he likes to hone his skills in the arts of skiing, cooking, travelling, lifting heavy things and avoiding running anywhere. One day, he would really like a dog to call his own, so he can stop bothering other people's.

Christian Couder

Christian Couder

Colombes, France

Developer

Git Command-line Specialist
Reports to Edge Lead
Christian Couder

Christian Couder

Developer

Git Command-line Specialist
Reports to Edge Lead
Lives in Colombes, France

Based near Paris, France, Christian has been developing Git since 2006. He is passionate about open source projects, especially development tools.

Marcia Ramos

Marcia Ramos

Junior Technical Writer

Reports to Technical Writing Lead
Lives in Quatro Barras, Brazil

Marcia is passionate about computers since the early 1990s, when she first touched the command line and somehow managed to play games on DOS. Her background in Science opened the way for technical writing, which she has been improving since 2005, by writing and reviewing professionally. Over the last few years, her enthusiasm for technology motivated her to learn web development, and write about it too. She loves photography. When she's not typing, you will find her behind the camera, or in a plane, for being behind her camera somewhere else.

Fatih Acet

Fatih Acet

Istanbul, Turkey

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Fatih Acet

Fatih Acet

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Istanbul, Turkey

Based on Istanbul, Fatih is a Frontend Engineer who is passionate about delivering solid Frontend code. He loves to see the things he created used by thousands of others. When not working, Fatih likes playing video games and exploring new EDM hits. He also believes that one day he will be good at making Latte arts.

Eliran Mesika

Eliran Mesika

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Reports to CEO
Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel

Nicknamed 'The Fox', Eliran graduated engineering at the Technion and has since focused on leading business growth for software companies. He managed the Customer Experience group at ClickTale, built a monetization ecosystem for Conduit and most recently co-founded OhTell, a micro-video hotel review company. Outside work you can find 'The Fox' in the water or on land, training for IRONMAN triathlon races.

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

San Francisco, CA, USA

Sr. Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Sr. Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Mike has been selling software since the late 1990's and successfully survived the bursting of the "Dot-com Bubble". He lives in San Francisco but grew up in Boston and still supports the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. When not helping customers solve problems, you can find him on the golf course attempting to lower his handicap.

Jen-Shin Lin

Jen-Shin Lin

Taipei, Taiwan

Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to CI/CD Lead
Jen-Shin Lin

Jen-Shin Lin

Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to CI/CD Lead
Lives in Taipei, Taiwan

Jen-Shin is a Taiwanese who is also known as @godfat on the Internet. He learned Ruby from 2006 and has built a ton of stuffs with it including open source libraries. He's also passionate about functional programming, particularly Haskell. Other than programming, Jen-Shin loves computer games, especially some indie games. At some point he would really like to write one indie game as well, combining two major interests.

John Northrup

John Northrup

Nashville, TN, USA

Senior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
John Northrup

John Northrup

Senior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
Lives in Nashville, TN, USA

John's interest in systems engineering surpassed 'normal' when he amassed a small data center in his house to explore theoretical design scenarios. Passionate about open source and taking his role as a 'unix beard' seriously, John loves to spread the gospel of technology to anyone who will listen. Wearing his Chef hat, and harnessing the magic of ChatOps, he is determined to make things fit into their containers.

Marat Kalibekov

Marat Kalibekov

Astana, Kazakhstan

Junior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
  • On-call hero!
Marat Kalibekov

Marat Kalibekov

Junior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
Lives in Astana, Kazakhstan
  • On-call hero!

Marat is interested in computers since school. He learned how to program from books without any help, wrote his first programs on paper and typed them in school labs during breaks. This was the reason why he chosed study Computer Science in university. After graduating from university, he moved to Astana and worked mostly on government projects. Interested in Programming and Maths.

Alejandro Rodríguez

Alejandro Rodríguez

Santiago, Chile

Developer

Gitaly Specialist
Reports to Gitaly Lead
Alejandro Rodríguez

Alejandro Rodríguez

Developer

Gitaly Specialist
Reports to Gitaly Lead
Lives in Santiago, Chile

From Venezuela, now in Chile, Alejandro has been passionate about computers from the moment he once actually deleted System32 and tried to fix it. Since then he has developed Web applications for a variety of clients with a wide range of technologies. He believes in Torvalds' concept of "good taste" in code and strives to achieve it. Outside of programming he enjoys trading card games and discovering new music.

Luke 'Jared' Bennett

Luke 'Jared' Bennett

Jr. Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Luke believes that Git is one of the most significant tools in today's digital toolbox. After recognising the importance of the GitLab vision and values, he couldn't have got on board any quicker. Luke is excited to use Ruby, JavaScript and Sass to craft rich and elegant user experiences at GitLab. In his spare time, Luke enjoys cooking, pretending to understand financial markets and hacking intelligence into boring household applicances.

Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

Columbus, GA, USA

People Operations Specialist

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
  • GitLab Summit Expert
Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

People Operations Specialist

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Lives in Columbus, GA, USA
  • GitLab Summit Expert

Coming from a mathematics background, Brittany combined her love for human interaction with her thirst for knowledge and began working in human resources. She enjoys learning as much as possible about employee relations and benefits. Originally from Northern California as a giant Giants fan, she stays active in the great outdoors with her husband and their golden retriever, Cowboy Jake.

Chris Peressini

Chris Peressini

Junior UX Designer

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Lives in Madrid, Spain

Based in Madrid, Chris is a UX Designer who is passionate about solving problems and making technology accessible to real people. With a background in Computer Engineering, he started developing mobile apps and fell in love with design in the process. When he's not working, you can find him endlessly browsing for a movie to watch without ever picking one.

Hazel Yang

Hazel Yang

UX Designer

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Lives in Taipei, Taiwan

Hazel comes from Taiwan. She is passionate about product design, interaction design, and illustration. Before joining GitLab, she worked for a digital agency and worked as a freelance product designer. Outside of work, she loves reading (Chinese chivalry novels, design, business, and inspirational), travel, and food. She’s also a cat lover.

Tiago Botelho

Tiago Botelho

Junior Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Coimbra, Portugal

Tiago is a black belt judoka devoted to technology that is eagered to learn more every day that passes. Prior to joining Gitlab he worked for a static code analysis called Codacy and founded his own company for crowdsourcing beta versions of games for testing named Betar. He has a dog named Arthur and a cat named Louis. Music is his number one passion.

Alex Hanselka

Alex Hanselka

Austin, TX, USA

Junior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
  • On-call hero!
  • Data Durability Enforcer
Alex Hanselka

Alex Hanselka

Junior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
Lives in Austin, TX, USA
  • On-call hero!
  • Data Durability Enforcer

Alex first became interested in Open Source when he discovered Linux in 2003. After trying most distros, he realized the true way of Gentoo and has used it ever since. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, reading, swimming, and of course hanging out with his 2 cats.

Taurie Davis

Taurie Davis

Interim UX Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Portland, OR, USA

Taurie is passionate about identifying problems, creating reliable solutions, and crafting intuitive experiences. She enjoys implementing her own designs while understanding each step in the development process, ensuring that the user experience stays the top priority. When she is not working, Taurie spends most of her time training as an aerialist, enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or cuddling up at home with a movie and her cat.

Melissa Yue

Melissa Yue

Senior Accounts Payable Administrator

Reports to Controller
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Prior to joining GitLab, Melissa worked as senior accountant for an international public corporation. In her free time she enjoys swimming, reading, watching movies.

Julie Manalo

Julie Manalo

Sydney, Australia

Account Manager

Reports to Director of Global Alliances and APAC Sales
  • Renewal Expert
Julie Manalo

Julie Manalo

Account Manager

Reports to Director of Global Alliances and APAC Sales
Lives in Sydney, Australia
  • Renewal Expert

Prior to joining Gitlab, Julie worked for a Californian based ISV, supporting the Sydney, Australia office. During this time, Julie spent 10 years covering work across operations, HR, finance and sales. When she is not working, Julie is at the gym or having quiet catch-ups with friends over coffee. When time permits, she also enjoys a good game of poker.

Chet Backman

Chet Backman

Provo, UT, USA

BDR Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Chet Backman

Chet Backman

BDR Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Provo, UT, USA

Chet has been in tech sales for the past three years and has grown passionate about performance, user experience, and business development. Originally from Idaho (no he didn't live on a farm...) Chet loves hunting, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors as well as traveling and trying out new restaurants with his wife.

Ahmad Sherif

Ahmad Sherif

Junior Production Engineer

Gitaly Specialist
Reports to Gitaly Lead
Lives in Cairo, Egypt

Ahmad has been passionate about web development since he laid his eyes on web forums back in 2003, hasn't stopped coding ever since. He's interested in diving deep down the technology stack, figuring out how everything works and how to make it work better. He contributes to the Rubinius project on some occasions, and when he's not working, he can be fiddling around with 3D modelling or learning new languages.

Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Junior Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
  • On-call hero!

Before joining the GitLab team, Abubakar has worked in the academic environment providing support and maintaining IT infrastructure. He also actively participates in several training programs targeted at youths and students. In his spare time, Abubakar reads and also participate in the local developer community events.

Nicholas 'Nick' Thomas

Nicholas 'Nick' Thomas

Senior Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in York, United Kingdom

After eight years spent building The Cloud (or at least, A Cloud), Nick fell in love with his newest tool for doing so - GitLab! His free time is spent dancing, skating, and running.

Régis Freyd

Régis Freyd

Montréal, Canada

Product Manager Edge + Build

Reports to VP of Product
Régis Freyd

Régis Freyd

Product Manager Edge + Build

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in Montréal, Canada

Based in Canada, Regis has always been a product guy with a strong interest in development and design. When he's not coding or playing with his daughter, he enjoys training for triathlon.

With 20+ years background in Human Resources, Joan brings a comprehensive toolkit to her new role leading People Operations for GitLab. You'll see the twinkle in Joan's eye most bright when working on the design and implementation of new ideas, process improvements and better resources for the organization. When not at work, you'll most likely find Joan playing 8 ball or 9 ball for the local APA league, riding "navigator" on her husband's custom Harley Davidson or spending time with her family.

Arihant Godha

Arihant Godha

Mumbai, India

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
  • On-call hero!
Arihant Godha

Arihant Godha

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Mumbai, India
  • On-call hero!

Arihant is passionate about automating the boring parts of work life and likes to write small and useful ruby scripts. He loves interacting with people and solving problems. He also enjoys playing with his kid and likes social outings.

Jennifer "JJ" Cordz

Jennifer "JJ" Cordz

Marketing Operations Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Spokane, WA, USA

Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, JJ is passionate about marketing, digital technology and analytics. Prior to joining GitLab, JJ worked as a freelancer doing web development and digital marketing. When not working she enjoys traveling, being outdoors at the beach, hiking or skiing in the winter, spending time with her son and playing sports.

Dimitrie Hoekstra

Dimitrie Hoekstra

Breda, The Netherlands

UX Designer

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Dimitrie Hoekstra

Dimitrie Hoekstra

UX Designer

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Lives in Breda, The Netherlands

With a deep passion for design, a love for beautiful typography, and an incredible enthusiasm for the open source community, Dimitrie strives to create elegant interfaces that delight the user. He has a background in 3D and an endless technical curiosity for new tools and software. When he's not working or online, he enjoys being with his friends and family, swimming, reading fantasy novels, and playing board games or guitar.

Francis Aquino

Francis Aquino

Director Sales Operations

Reports to CRO
Lives in New York, NY, USA

Francis has years of experience building out sales processes for SaaS companies of all shapes and sizes. Asides from optimizing workflows and eliminating bottlenecks in Salesforce and other business systems, he enjoys the occasional music concert, destroying his opponents in table tennis, and playing "Dust in the Wind" on his acoustic guitar ("You're my boy Blue!!"). His pet peeves include inefficiency, slow walkers, and people who continuously press the call button believing the elevator will come sooner.

Erica Lindberg

Erica Lindberg

Content Marketing Manager

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Boulder, CO, USA

As a self-described journalist, Erica is a dedicated researcher with a proclivity for narrative. Before joining GitLab, Erica worked for Kapost where she unofficially attended B2B marketing bootcamp. She is passionate about media, technology, and audience development. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading.

Bryce Johnson

Bryce Johnson

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Bryce's primary addictions are programming in JavaScript and adding to his .vimrc file. Before discovering code in 2011, he wrote content for websites and advertisements you most assuredly never read, and now puts his writing skills to good use obsessing about variable names. Outside of code, Bryce enjoys hanging out with his wife and their two cats, playing ping pong, hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains, and trying out new pizza restaurants.

Mike Greiling

Mike Greiling

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
  • Frontend Architectural expert
  • Frontend merge request reviewer
Mike Greiling

Mike Greiling

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Frontend Architectural expert
  • Frontend merge request reviewer

Mike hails from the land of 10,000 lakes where the winters are cold and the sports teams never win. Prior to joining GitLab, Mike spent much of his post-graduate years as a freelancer and occasional entrepreneur. He has a passion for crafting elegant solutions to complex problems through software and enjoys exploring new languages and frameworks whenever possible. In his free time, Mike enjoys biking, craft beer, travel, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

De Wet Blomerus

De Wet Blomerus

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Cape Town, South Africa

De Wet is a software developer and mentor. He is passionate about problem-solving with code and helping someone without making them feel stupid. Prior to joining the GitLab team, he founded a coding bootcamp for underprivileged young people. He has worked in tech roles since 2010. When not working, he's an avid cyclist, audio book devourer, and burger connoisseur. He's a best friend to his wife and hands-on father to his three young children.

Sean Packham

Sean Packham

Technical Writing Lead

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in London, United Kingdom

Sean is a software developer and writer passionate about education, user experience and demystifying the complex. Before GitLab Sean worked for various EdTech and social startups and lectured game design, 2D and multiplayer game development at his past university. When Sean is not sharing the wonders of GitLab with others he can be found playing and coding games or exploring London.

Abby Matthews

Abby Matthews

London, United Kingdom

People Operations Generalist

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Abby Matthews

Abby Matthews

People Operations Generalist

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Lives in London, United Kingdom

Abby has been involved in all things people and HR since 2002 and switched to focus on supporting technology companies in 2004. It was there she discovered the world of Software Development, Open Source and of course Software Developers! Prior to joining Gitlab Abby has worked remotely as a HR Generalist and consultant supporting startups and is very excited to be part of the remote working world. Abby is based in the UK and in her free time enjoys cooking, eating and writing her own blog (when she has time/remembers!)

Athar Hameed

Athar Hameed

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • On-call hero!

Athar likes programming in Python and Go. In his spare time, he enjoys checking out random courses on Coursera and hanging out with friends.

Villi Iltchev

Villi Iltchev

San Francisco, CA, USA

Board of Directors

Reports to August Capital
Villi Iltchev

Villi Iltchev

Board of Directors

Reports to August Capital
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

To learn more about Villi Iltchev, check out August Capital.

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Lisbon, Portugal

UX Designer

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

UX Designer

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal

Pedro is commited to keep people happy while using GitLab. He loves to teach and help people grow. He's also passionate about transparency, culture, and remote working. Outside of work, it's all about travelling, soccer, movies and music.

Filipa Lacerda

Filipa Lacerda

Porto, Portugal

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Filipa Lacerda

Filipa Lacerda

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Porto, Portugal

Filipa is passionate about web development, well written code and helping people. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and their two cats, and wandering through the city to discover new corners. She also loves the ocean and rainy days with a good book.

Elsje Smart

Elsje Smart

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager
Lives in Marazion, United Kingdom

Elsje has worked in IT sales and marketing for most of her career and was freelance for many years providing inside sales support to software companies. Elsje lives in west Cornwall in the UK with her husband, two girls, dog, and cat with a view of the sea and St Michael's Mount from her office window.

Joe Drumtra

Joe Drumtra

San Francisco, CA, USA

Senior Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Joe Drumtra

Joe Drumtra

Senior Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Joe is an accomplished sales professional with experience in advertising, infrastructure and cloud platform technologies and has spent enough time on the command line to know how to break just about everything. Joe grew up in Chicago-land and has lived in Atlanta Georiga and Phoenix Arizona before moving to San Francisco California. In his free time Joe is avid snowboarder, yogi and non-fiction reader.

Kyla Gradin

Kyla Gradin

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager
Lives in Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Hailing from the Great Plains of North Dakota, where winters are colder than Antarctica(it feels like) and accents are less noticeable than the movie Fargo. Kyla has seven years of experience in the computer technology field, where she prides herself on business development and management consulting. Prior to joining the GitLab team, Kyla acquired most of her experience working at a multinational technology company, where she dedicated much of her time to the cloud platform and infrastructure. Outside of work she enjoys traveling the world, attending sporting events, and spending summers at the lake with family and friends. GitLab's slice of North Dakota nice.

James Edwards-Jones

James Edwards-Jones

London, United Kingdom

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
  • Backend merge request reviewer
James Edwards-Jones

James Edwards-Jones

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in London, United Kingdom
  • Backend merge request reviewer

James has been developing games and websites since childhood and studied Computer Science at university. He taught on a coding bootcamp in London, gaining a deeper understanding of the Ruby language to help answer unusual questions. James believes it’s better when we share the things we work on, and joined GitLab to help make that happen.

Jason Plum

Jason Plum

Senior Build Engineer

Reports to Build Lead
Lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

From Pennsylvania Amish country comes an avid technologist, serial mentor and community evangelist. Jason can be seen attending, boothing, and speaking at as many FOSS conferences and Linux User Groups as he can manage. Previously working as a distribution manager for a thin client company, Jason brings his expertise in packaging for Linux along with a strong desire to produce tools for the community that has changed his life.

Emily von Hoffmann

Emily von Hoffmann

Durham, N.C., USA

Jr. Content Editor

Reports to Content Marketing Manager
Emily von Hoffmann

Emily von Hoffmann

Jr. Content Editor

Reports to Content Marketing Manager
Lives in Durham, N.C., USA

A California native currently exploring the South, Emily's SoCal accent has proved surprisingly resilient. She has worked as a journalist in multiple formats, including long form pieces for The Atlantic and data-driven explainers at Graphiq. She loves GitLab's open source values and is fascinated by future possibilities for humans & work. Recreationally, she enjoys podcasting, disappearing down internet rabbit holes, and getting out on the water for an early morning row.

Adam Niedzielski

Adam Niedzielski

Berlin, Germany

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Adam Niedzielski

Adam Niedzielski

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Berlin, Germany

Adam is a programmer that loves teaching people how to write code and sharing his knowledge. He enjoys conferences and local programming meetups as an attendee, speaker and organizer. Adam is obsessed with clean code, but he never forgets that the technology exists to serve its users. He is really proud of his blog. In his free time Adam plays board games, drinks craft beer or explores new cities without checking a map.

Brian Neel

Brian Neel

Washington, DC, USA

Security Lead

Reports to Infrastructure Director
Brian Neel

Brian Neel

Security Lead

Reports to Infrastructure Director
Lives in Washington, DC, USA

Co-founder and early member of several information security startups, Brian has been heavily involved in the network and application security fields. Having written a number of open-source security tools and contributed to many more, he's watched as the world slowly became aware of the benefits of open code. An avid motorcyclist and ice hockey player, Brian also sometimes enjoys standing in a cold mountain stream and wondering where all the fish went.

Clement Ho

Clement Ho

Austin, TX, USA

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
  • Maintainer of GitLab CE and EE frontend
  • Frontend merge request coach
  • CSS expert
Clement Ho

Clement Ho

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Austin, TX, USA
  • Maintainer of GitLab CE and EE frontend
  • Frontend merge request coach
  • CSS expert

Clement is passionate about technology and startups. He continually seeks out new ways to improve his skillset and finds satisfaction in building intuitive technology products that people can use to improve their lives. Before working for GitLab, he was also a regular contributor and a GitLab MVP.

Regis Boudinot

Regis Boudinot

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Denver, CO, USA

Regis really loves to program. JavaScript and Rust are his favorite languages and he is always hacking on hardware. Regis is a helicopter pilot as well as an avid guitar player. Before working at GitLab, he was busy building npm packages as well as a database in rust.

Molly Young

Molly Young

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager
Lives in St. Paul, MN, USA

Molly lives in St. Paul, MN with her fiancé, two dogs, and an axolotl. She loves working with people and volunteers as the Director of Special Events for the Minneapolis chapter of Girl Develop It, a national non-profit focused on offering accessible programming education to women in a judgement-free environment. She also enjoys classic cars, bourbon, and cheese.

Lee Matos

Lee Matos

New York City, USA

Support Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
  • On-call hero!
Lee Matos

Lee Matos

Support Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in New York City, USA
  • On-call hero!

Lee is passionate about the intersection of Leadership and Technology. If he's not on the Internet, he's probably playing Magic: The Gathering, riding a bike, or in the Techno club.

Ian Baum

Ian Baum

Senior Build Engineer

Reports to Build Lead
Lives in Hutchinson, MN, USA

Ian has been interested in computers from an early age. Both making them do things, and figuring out why they do other things. His professional career has been mostly systems oriented, with an occasional foray into the software development world. In his spare time, he enjoys brewing and drinking beer, trying new restaurants, and exploring Minnesota.

Julius Volz

Julius Volz

Prometheus Engineer

Reports to Prometheus Lead
Lives in Berlin, Germany

Julius co-created the Prometheus monitoring system. In a previous life, he worked at SoundCloud and Google. He loves coding in Go and otherwise enjoys traveling, running, mentoring programming beginners, podcasts, and spending too much time on the internet.

Kevin Lyda

Kevin Lyda

Prometheus Engineer

Reports to Prometheus Lead
Lives in Caherlistrane, Co. Galway, Ireland

Growing up in Kansas and New York, Kevin is used to bridging vast cultural gaps. Much of his career has been spent as a software developer on backend systems - the one time he got a front end job he snuck in a catapulting cow action on the main screen. Past coding work has been in Hypercard, Magic (a variant of MUMPS), C, C++, Perl and PHP along with the odd bits of shell and awk. Occasionally he can do systems administration in creative and entertaining ways. He has a dream of escaping from the chore of mowing the lawn with a Kubernetes-powered, Raspberry Pi-based autonomous lawn mower.

Brent Jensen

Brent Jensen

Sales Development Team Lead

Reports to CRO
Lives in Springville, UT, USA

Brent has worked in technology sales for the last 5 years and has grown extremely passionate about building relationships, sales, business development, and customer success. When Brent is not working, he loves to spend time with his family up in the mountains camping, riding dirt-bikes, hunting, and hiking.

Connor Shea

Connor Shea

Community Advocate

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

One part Google, two parts trial-and-error. Mostly self-taught front-end developer. He’s passionate about performance, user experience, security, upgrading things, style guides, documentation, automation, localization, open source, grammar, and enforcing Oxford commas. Outside of work: video games, Dungeons & Dragons, following the news, listening to podcasts, and thoughtleading.

Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn

Sales Development Representative

Reports to Sales Development Team Lead
Lives in Orem, UT, USA

Nick has been in both business development and sale roles for over 3 years. In his free time he enjoys grilling, classical music and raising his 2 male guinea pigs.

Cindy Pallares

Cindy Pallares

Texas, USA

Jr. Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
  • On-call hero!
Cindy Pallares

Cindy Pallares

Jr. Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Texas, USA
  • On-call hero!

Cindy is a software developer who is passionate about open source. She previously worked as an upstream contributor and has taught robotics to elementary and high school students. She enjoys programming in python and lurking on IRC. On her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, and gardening.

Jeanine Adkisson

Jeanine Adkisson

Oakland, CA, USA

Senior Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
  • Maintainer of Rouge and GitLab's syntax highlighting features
Jeanine Adkisson

Jeanine Adkisson

Senior Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Oakland, CA, USA
  • Maintainer of Rouge and GitLab's syntax highlighting features

Jeanine loves languages. She is the author of the syntax highlighting gem `rouge` and is at GitLab working to make our language support and highlighting experience the best the industry has to offer. When not at work, she wears a lot of different hats - she makes chiptune music, works on her language, and makes jokes on the internet.

Kushal Pandya

Kushal Pandya

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Pune, India

Kushal is full-stack JavaScript aficionado. Prior to GitLab, he worked at Saba Software, Inc. for almost 4 years designing enterprise webapps on Learning (LMS), Talent and Certification domains, with extensive experience working with ExtJS at scale and migration of ExtJS apps to React and Angular 2. When not writing code, he loves cooking Indian food, flashing Android custom ROMs, exploring Linux distros, watching gadgets on YouTube, playing acoustic guitar, movies, and a short road trip to a hill nearby.

Rebecca Dodd

Rebecca Dodd

Content Editor

Reports to Content Marketing Manager
Lives in London, United Kingdom

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Rebecca found her way to GitLab from consumer journalism via content marketing. A self-proclaimed word nerd with a special fondness for 90s adventure games, Rebecca is on a mission to bring GitLab content to a wider audience. Outside of work, she's probably queueing at one of London's latest hipster restaurant openings.

Sasha Bannister

Sasha Bannister

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Global Recruiter

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Sasha Bannister

Sasha Bannister

Global Recruiter

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Lives in Indianapolis, IN, USA

Sasha is a people person through and through. She loves recruiting, building great teams, and learning from all of the candidates along the way. She's worked as a recruiter for large and small companies, but always with a focus on technology. After being born and raised in Indiana she is currently trying to do a tour of the U.S. on the hunt for her next place to live! If she's not at her desk she's probably playing with puppies, face timing family, or planning her next trip!

Jose Ivan Vargas Lopez

Jose Ivan Vargas Lopez

Ciudad Guzman, Mexico

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Jose Ivan Vargas Lopez

Jose Ivan Vargas Lopez

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Ciudad Guzman, Mexico

Jose Ivan is a software developer with a passion for all things technology and programming. With a thirst to improve his own skills and knowledge, either coding or reading he won't stop looking for ways to create software. In his free time he likes to play videogames, drive around on his car, cooking barbeques and reading about new tech.

Victor Wu

Victor Wu

Product Manager Discussion

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in Richmond, VA, USA

Victor enjoys creating products to enable people to do things, and to do them well. He's especially devoted to understanding individuals, whether they be customers, coworkers, friends, or family. Before joining GitLab, Victor worked in fintech and foodtech.

Sarah O'Donnell

Sarah O'Donnell

UX Researcher

Reports to Interim UX Lead
Lives in Manchester, United Kingdom

Sarah is interested in how users think, feel and behave when interacting with products. She's passionate about using research to design brilliant user experiences and to create successful products. Sarah loves spending time outdoors and is happiest with her dog by her side. She also enjoys reading, collecting vinyls and is an avid foodie.

James Komara

James Komara

Account Manager

Reports to CRO
Lives in Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Renewal Expert

From Tech Support leveled up to Customer Success, James has many years of experience and leverages a broad background following interest in Business, IT, and Computer Science. You will find James managing your account to ensure you get the most out of products now and going forward. When not plugged-in, he is most likely cycling in the desert (day or night), functional training, partaking in modern cuisine, and often staying up late.

Balasankar "Balu" C

Balasankar "Balu" C

Junior Build Engineer

Reports to Build Lead
Lives in Kochi, Kerala, India

Balu is from Kerala, southern most part of India and is passionate about anything related to Freedom and Privacy. He has been contributing to different Free Software and language computing communities for quite some time, especially in Packaging (he is currently a Debian Maintainer), Software Development, Localization, and Evangelism. Other than a computer geek, he is mainly a procaffinator and a bibliophile. He enjoys reading (and sometimes even writing) poetry too.

Matija Čupić

Matija Čupić

Community Advocate

Reports to Interim VP of Marketing
Lives in Belgrade, Serbia

Matija is a software engineer from Belgrade, Serbia. When he's not totally submerged into RoR and/or C#, he enjoys fitness, gaming or anything else related to technology in general (like cool gadgets!). His definition of a good time is evangelizing technology supplemented by sublime food and the sound of mechanical keyboards clicking in the background.

Art Nasser

Art Nasser

Accounting Manager

Reports to Controller
Lives in Chicago, IL, USA

Based in Chicago and originally hailing from Las Vegas, a.k.a. "Sin City," Art is a number cruncher through and through. He started his career in public accounting and ultimately became frustrated with the uncompromising nature of the industry. In 2012, he made the switch to private accounting and unexpectedly landed at a software startup, where he fell in love with the tech space and all of its awesome (and oftentimes crazy) quirks. He has since worked in a number of accounting and finance roles for various startups. When not on the job, Art enjoys spending time with his wife, their Goldendoodle (Scout), and trying his hand at new recipes in the kitchen. He is also an avid Dodgers fan whose ultimate goal is to see a game at every Major League ballpark… 11 down, 19 to go!

Harish Ramachandran

Harish Ramachandran

Jacksonville, FL, USA

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
  • On-call hero!
Harish Ramachandran

Harish Ramachandran

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • On-call hero!

Ever since Harish rediscovered his childhood joy of programming, he has spent most of his time either on the computer writing code or learning new ways to code. He loves spending the rest of his time with his lovely wife and two kids, or hanging out with friends in Jacksonville, Florida. He also enjoys exercising and you will usually find him beginning each day with a trip to the gym.

Tim Anglade

Tim Anglade

Interim VP of Marketing

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Helping Marketing for a little bit. EIR at Scale Venture Partners, Senior Technical Advisor on the TV show Silicon Valley. Formerly: VP Product at Realm, Head of Developer Programs at Apigee, Lecturer in Computer Science & Management at the Université of Paris Est.

Jim Ash

Jim Ash

San Francisco, CA, USA

Senior Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Jim Ash

Jim Ash

Senior Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Jim has spent many years in high technology sales and joins us most recently form Koding, a GitLab partner. Jim enjoys time with his family, Darlene, Jordan and Juno in San Francisco and Tahoe on the weekends.

Collen Kriel

Collen Kriel

Junior Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Kampot, Cambodia

Originally from South Africa, Collen is a Ruby on Rails developer with a background in enterprise software sales and freelance tech journalism. He is fascinated with how great software is made and the positive impact it can have on our professional and personal lives. In his free time he reads (a lot), takes average photos, and travels Southeast Asia with his partner.

Sam Rose

Sam Rose

Junior Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Knoxville, TN, USA

Coming from a background in computer engineering, Sam is fascinated by all things from the metal to the screen. He's found a passion for the frontend where he can flex his first love for design and UX. He spends most of his time working with JavaScript, CSS and HTML. Sam also enjoys creating mobile application in Swift and experimenting with machine learning using Python. Away from the desk, Sam might be found hiking the Appalachian Mountains, tracking his rides on Strava, working out with friends, or meal prepping for the week.

Paweł Chojnacki

Paweł Chojnacki

Developer

Reports to Prometheus Lead
Lives in Poznań, Poland

Paweł started programming computers when he first got his hands on C64 as a kid. When he's not developing software (preferably using functional paradigms), he can be seen writing Chef recipes and is always on a lookout for solutions to difficult problems. He likes to read about distributed systems and at one point even considered moving to the Paxos island. When away from keyboard he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys good sci-fi, also can be seen soldering things together.

Toon Claes

Toon Claes

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Herentals, Belgium

Toon's interest in electronics and computers started when he was a young boy. He learned how to solder using broken circuit boards his father replaced while repairing televisions. And when his parents got their first computer, he learned MS-DOS and started programming by typing over BASIC programs from magazines. Over the years the interest in computer kept on growing. Most of the time Toon lives inside Emacs typing code on one of his mechanical ergonomic keyboards.

Jaroslava 'Jarka' Kadlecová

Jaroslava 'Jarka' Kadlecová

Pilsen, Czech Republic

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Jaroslava 'Jarka' Kadlecová

Jaroslava 'Jarka' Kadlecová

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Although living in the city of beer where she was also born Jarka spent almost 4 years in Switzerland and still loves that country. She's had experience with different programming languages and started loving Ruby immediately after she tried it for the first time. In her free time she tries to do a lot of sports, loves hiking (especially in mountains), traveling around the world or reading books.

Xiaogang Wen 温小刚

Xiaogang Wen 温小刚

Beijing, China

Success Engineer APAC & Channel

Reports to Director of Global Alliances and APAC Sales
Xiaogang Wen 温小刚

Xiaogang Wen 温小刚

Success Engineer APAC & Channel

Reports to Director of Global Alliances and APAC Sales
Lives in Beijing, China

Xiaogang is based in Beijing, China where he has been living for more than 20 years. His whole career has been dedicated to software tooling, with various roles, from SCM support specialist to solution architect. Xiaogang has deep experience on software build acceleration and software production automation. He loves traveling, especially around places steeped in history, and enjoys a variety of foods.

Mark Rogge

Mark Rogge

Sunny San Diego California, USA

Regional Sales Director - US East Coast

Reports to CRO
Mark Rogge

Mark Rogge

Regional Sales Director - US East Coast

Reports to CRO
Lives in Sunny San Diego California, USA

A proven Senior Executive leading Sales teams with an impressive track record of driving net new revenue and market share growth for Fortune 500 and private venture backed technology companies. Mark is a graduate of Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management (MBA), and of Augsburg College (BS in Economics). Mark enjoys traveling the world with his wife and enjoying the almost perfect outdoor weather in Southern California. He is also an avid football fan of USC and the Minnesota Vikings.

Oswaldo Ferreira

Oswaldo Ferreira

Developer

Reports to Discussion Lead
Lives in Campos, RJ, Brazil

Oswaldo started his engineering journey back in 2012 at a research center playing with a metadata extraction library. Since then, passionate about the field, he kept writing Ruby and JavaScript code on a variety of projects. While he is not on VIM editor, he likes watching TV series with his girlfriend, reading and playing tough games.

Daniele Valeriani

Daniele Valeriani

Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
Lives in Florence, Italy

Daniele fell in love with computers when he started to use a Vic 20 very early in his life and never looked back. In his teenage years he replaced lego with pc components and suddenly his room became a messy computer lab. In his professional career he managed a diverse set of infrastructures, from just a bunch of nodes to multiple DCs in different continents.

Joshua Lambert

Joshua Lambert

Senior Product Manager, Prometheus

Reports to Head of Product
Lives in Philadelphia, United States

Josh's passion with computers started in elementary school when his parents brought an IBM PCjr home along with a book on BASIC. In his teenage years he spent time working on a variety of coding projects and assembling his own computers. He developed a love for product management 6 years ago, while working on a solution in the mobile productivity space. When not spending time with his family or working on technology, he tries to get out skiing and playing tennis.

Eric Eastwood

Eric Eastwood

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA

Eric loves building projects with the web-stack whether it be a playground for his PostCSS plugin or slapping a UI on top of a Unity 3D game. Prior to working at GitLab, he worked at Gitter transforming the way developers communicate about their open source projects. In his spare time, he enjoys flipping hardware bits on a FPGA and exploring new ways to improve the developer experience.

Ben Kochie

Ben Kochie

Prometheus Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Berlin, Germany

Originaly from Minnesota, Ben has been a Systems Engineer/SRE since running a tiny ISP in the late 1990s. Now living in Berlin, Germany, he's a contributor to the Prometheus monitoring system.

Andrew Newdigate

Andrew Newdigate

London, U.K.

Gitaly Lead

Reports to Infrastructure Director
Andrew Newdigate

Andrew Newdigate

Gitaly Lead

Reports to Infrastructure Director
Lives in London, U.K.

From Cape Town, South Africa, Andrew now lives in London and is married with two young kids. Before joining GitLab, he cofounded Gitter where he was the CTO. He has travelled to more than 50 countries, loves photography, motorcycling and spending time outdoors with his family.

Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett

Senior Product Manager

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in London, U.K.

Mike started programming on a ZX Spectrum when he was just knee-high to an AS/400. He then fell into the darkside of product management, where he was lucky enough to ship some awesome stuff, including bringing video calling to Skype (where he also has a secret emoji) and changing the way developers communicate with Gitter. He loves snowboarding, wine, the mighty Tottenham Hotspur and writing in the third person.

Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken

Boston, United States

Account Manager

Reports to Director of Customer Success
Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken

Account Manager

Reports to Director of Customer Success
Lives in Boston, United States

Peter has been working in the DevOps space for the past three years. His mission is to capture the customer's vison then bring that vison to reality and help them achieve ultimate success. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his golf game, playing hockey, and hiking with friends. He also loves traveling to new places and taking in the local culture.

Simon Knox

Simon Knox

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend DC Lead
Lives in Melbourne, Australia

Simon is a self-described web worker based in the coffee capital of the world. He enjoys learning languages, and exploring what browsers are capable of. Outside of devtools, he mostly alternates between reading, listening to music, walking his dog, and some light typing.

Scott Grudman

Scott Grudman

Sales Development Rep

Reports to Sales Development Team Lead
Lives in Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Scott has been helping companies be successful through new and exciting technologies for nearly 8 years. He enjoys playing guitar, bass, drums, and PS4 whenever possible and can sometimes be found squished in photo pits as a freelance photographer of concerts and music festivals.

Tom Plumadore

Tom Plumadore

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Tom Plumadore

Tom Plumadore

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Highly accomplished sales executive with 16 years comprehensive experience in Solutions Selling and telling stoires. Strong back round in selling enterprise software solutions to fortune 100 companies, Federal Systems Integrators, and Federal Government. Talent for being able to manage a complex sales cycle and selling to top-level executives. Experience in cross-functional areas such as developing sales relationships, prospecting, cold calling, identifying the solutions to fit clients needs. Articulate communicator, with proven success in attaining objectives and meeting quotas. Committed to the highest level of professional excellence through meeting all sales objectives.

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Golden, Colorado, USA

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Golden, Colorado, USA

A passionate agilist after years of living in a waterfall world, Adam's professional passion is selling in to and collaborating with Senior Leadership at Enterprise organizations. His goal is simple - focus on making their teams and company more effective, while empowering them to make and meet their commitments to the business. Outside of work Adam is a family man. He enjoys all things outdoors including big mountain skiing, hiking, camping, and anything else that the 300+ days of sunshine brings to Colorado.

Mark Bell

Mark Bell

Lafayette, CO, USA

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Mark Bell

Mark Bell

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Lafayette, CO, USA

Throughout my life I've been passionate about technology and software. This started when I was 12 years old and my father brought home a Timex computer. Later he would bring home one of the original IBM PCs. That was a major upgrade. All these years later I'm still interested in software. I joined GitLab to help others improve the way they make software. What a great way to make a living.

John May

John May

Centennial Colorado, USA

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
John May

John May

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Centennial Colorado, USA

John lives in Colorado "Where the mountains touch the sky and rivers bend" as sung by the a Colorado band called The Samples. John has worked with top-tier companies for agile transformation and DevOps. In his sparetime, John can be found on an ice rink either playing or coaching his son and daughter who play competitive hockey.

Adam Mulvany

Adam Mulvany

Support Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Melbourne, Australia

Adam has spent the majority of his career history in high-demand healthcare environments and has built a strong set of skills in Support, Systems Administration and DevOps. It is his passion to work on the frontline of large scale distributed web applications and to reduce workload through automation, documentation and process improvement. Adam feels most at home inside a bash terminal surrounded by open source software.

Adam Olson

Adam Olson

Wichita, KS, USA

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Adam Olson

Adam Olson

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Lives in Wichita, KS, USA

Twenty+ years of helping customers solve their software development problems with people, process, and tools. My passion is delivering real business value with measurable results, not just generating software revenue. Focused on spending as much time as possible with family (4 kids) and friends.

Bob Van Landuyt

Bob Van Landuyt

Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium

Bob has a keen eye for the good stuff. He's always on the lookout for software that looks nice and gets out of the way. He started tinkering on his SE/30 and never stopped. Since 2009 he has been developing web apps and backends in Ruby on Rails that match his own expectations. Preferably on a mech keyboard that sounds as beautiful as it looks. He listens only to the best of books and reads the greatest music (or vice versa) while roaming between Belgium and Poland. Firm believer in the standing desk, having a beard and learning by living.

Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida

Washington D.C., USA

Director of Federal Sales

Reports to CRO
Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida

Director of Federal Sales

Reports to CRO
Lives in Washington D.C., USA

Paul joins GitLab from Puppet, where he developed and grew the Public Sector business. At Puppet, he brought in new customers and built a sales team for the Public Sector organization. Paul enjoys assisting government customers solve problems with innovative software. Prior to working with Puppet, He served in a number of sales roles for VMware. He enjoys playing football and basketball, coaching his children's football and basketball teams, and spending his weekends with his family.

Simon Williams

Simon Williams

London, United Kingdom

Junior Account Executive EMEA

Reports to Regional Sales Director - EMEA
Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Junior Account Executive EMEA

Reports to Regional Sales Director - EMEA
Lives in London, United Kingdom

Simon joins Gitlab from Workshare, where he helped companies collaborate more effectively with each other. At Workshare he ran the EMEA Channel, managed technology partners, and was an Account Manager. He's interested in helping clients achieve their business goals by leveraging software. In his spare time, he enjoys family time with his new son, getting out in nature and personal development.

K.L.

K.L.

K.L.

K.L.

Director of Customer Success

Reports to CRO

Joining April 3rd

C.B.

C.B.

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager
C.B.

C.B.

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager

Joining April 3rd

Chloe Whitestone

Chloe Whitestone

Newark, DE, USA

People Operations Administrator

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Chloe Whitestone

Chloe Whitestone

People Operations Administrator

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Lives in Newark, DE, USA

Chloe’s main goal at GitLab is to help gain & retain the best talent, and she is excited to git her head in the cloud! Outside of work, she takes a lot of pictures of her cat and gets carried in video games by her boyfriend. She attended her first Star Trek convention when she was one-year-old, and it has been a slippery slope ever since. Her favorite is “the one with the whales”, but she loves all space operas equally. She also has a very useful degree in Latin, so she’s available for all of your demon-summoning needs.

B.C.

B.C.

Federal Account Executive

Reports to Director of Federal Sales
B.C.

B.C.

Federal Account Executive

Reports to Director of Federal Sales

Joining April 3rd

J.B.

J.B.

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager
J.B.

J.B.

Business Development Representative

Reports to BDR Manager

Joining April 17th

Tim Zallmann

Tim Zallmann

Frontend AC Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Vienna, Austria

Tim started building websites professionally 18 years ago as a full-stack engineer. Through his career, he has built online games, Websites, mobile apps for music festivals, and complete online banking solutions. In the last years he focused on Javascript and Unity3D. Tim enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing football, supporting his favorite football club "SK Rapid Wien", doing water sports (scuba diving, kayaking, fishing except swimming), and playing video games with friends.

Michael Kozono

Michael Kozono

Senior Developer

Reports to Platform Lead
Lives in Granite Bay, CA, USA

Mike caught the programming bug, but didn’t know it, as a kid playing with HyperCard at school. Fortunately, he has since switched to Ruby. He strives to leave it better than he found it, whether it is a codebase or the local park. He loves trying new food, taking advantage of California’s beer and wine, being outdoors, and hanging out with his wife and son.

Jason Tevnan

Jason Tevnan

Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
Lives in Linz, Austria

Jason made his way into IT via the detour of studying metallurgy. After discovering that he understood database query plans much better than the periodic table, he switched majors and never looked back. When not attempting to automate everything, he is an avid cook, tries to be outdoors as much as he can and attempts to brew the perfect beer.

F.B.

F.B.

Senior Product Manager, CI/CD Pipelines

Reports to Head of Product
F.B.

F.B.

Senior Product Manager, CI/CD Pipelines

Reports to Head of Product

Joining April 24th

Winnie Hellmann

Winnie Hellmann

Hannover, Germany

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Winnie Hellmann

Winnie Hellmann

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend AC Lead
Lives in Hannover, Germany

When Winnie started programming (in Turbo Pascal 7), it was because his games didn't fit on a single floppy disk and he needed to split them. After switching to Delphi, he soon became enthusiastic about Netscape Composer and HTML. Since then, web development has changed a lot but Winnie didn't lose his interest in it. In case there is no computer in front of him, he enjoys gardening and playing board games.

I.F.

I.F.

Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
I.F.

I.F.

Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead

Joining May 2nd

S.V.

S.V.

UX Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
S.V.

S.V.

UX Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering

Joining May 3rd

L.B.

L.B.

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
L.B.

L.B.

Strategic Account Executive

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast

Joining May 15th

J.B.

J.B.

Sales Deveopment Representative

Reports to Sales Development Team Lead
J.B.

J.B.

Sales Deveopment Representative

Reports to Sales Development Team Lead

Joining May 15th

P.M.

P.M.

Account Executive - Mid Market

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
P.M.

P.M.

Account Executive - Mid Market

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast

Joining May 15th

J.J.

J.J.

Senior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead
J.J.

J.J.

Senior Production Engineer

Reports to Production Lead

Joining August 1st

Ernst (Interim)

Ernst (Interim)

Infrastructure Director

Reports to VP of Engineering
Ernst (Interim)

Ernst (Interim)

Infrastructure Director

Reports to VP of Engineering

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