MEET OUR TEAM

More than 1900 people have contributed to GitLab. The GitLab Inc. team consists of the following 310 team members and their 70 pets. We're a remote only organization and we currently have team members in 42 countries and regions. This page lists who people report to, and on a separate page we detail the team structure and organization chart. You can get a sense of the team culture by visiting our culture page.

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We currently have team members in 42 countries and/or regions.
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Dmitriy 'DZ' Zaporozhets

Dmitriy 'DZ' Zaporozhets

Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Reports to Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (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 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 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 Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lives in Braga, 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 VP of Sales
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

Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, Geo
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 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 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 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 Chief Revenue Officer (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

Account Executive, Mid-Market

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.

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.

Emily Kyle

Emily Kyle

San Francisco, CA, USA

Corporate Events Manager / Field Marketing Manager (Interim)

Emily Kyle

Emily Kyle

Corporate Events Manager / Field Marketing Manager (Interim)

Reports to Senior Director of Growth 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

El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

VP of Sales

Chad Malchow

Chad Malchow

VP of Sales

Reports to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
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

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Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong

Board of Directors

Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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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 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

Developer

Geo Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Geo
Lives in Amsterdam, 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

Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, Platform
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.

Grzegorz Bizon

Grzegorz Bizon

Senior Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, CI/CD
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 Barbosa Alexandre

Douglas Barbosa Alexandre

Senior Developer

Geo Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Geo
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 Pipinellis

Achilleas Pipinellis

Technical Writer

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in Montpellier, France

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, in 2014 he became a member of the core team, and ultimately joined GitLab in 2015. 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 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 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

Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, CI/CD
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 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.

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 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

Strategic Account Leader

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.

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 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.

Zeger-Jan van de Weg

Zeger-Jan van de Weg

Developer, Gitaly

Reports to Engineering Manager, Gitaly
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.

New Vacancy - André Luís (Interim)

New Vacancy - André Luís (Interim)

Anywhere, Remote
New Vacancy - André Luís (Interim)

New Vacancy - André Luís (Interim)

Engineering Manager, Discussion Frontend

Reports to Engineering Manager, Frontend
Lives in Anywhere, Remote

Open Position

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (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 6 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 6-year old son and dresses up his 3-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.

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'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

Developer

Git Command-line Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Gitaly
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

Technical Writer

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal

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.

André is a self-described web nerd who grew up with the web. He has a twin brother but (he says) he's not the evil one. Loves bridging the world of Design and Engineering with accessibility in mind. While on breaks from that, he brews coffee with an Aeropress, enjoys mountain biking, binge-watches every standup comedy special and is thrilled by landscape and architectural photography, especially when done at night.

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 spending time with his son 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 Partnerships

Reports to Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (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

Senior Strategic Account Leader

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.

Lin Jen-Shin

Lin Jen-Shin

Developer

GitLab CI Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Quality
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'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.

Alejandro Rodríguez

Alejandro Rodríguez

Production Engineer

Gitaly Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Gitaly
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 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.

Dennis is a web designer turned software developer with a penchant for frontend development. He is passionate about building the greatest products by delivering the best user experiences. In his free time he enjoys traveling, motorsports, snowboarding, and playing guitar.

Paul is an evangelist for agile principles and functional programming. He is a full stack web developer with a keen interest in building beautiful and maintainable UIs. When he’s not making commits, you will find him spending time with his wife and daughters, training in jiu jitsu, playing music and teaching others how to code.

Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

Clarksville, TN, USA

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, compensation, and benefits. Originally from Northern California as a giant Giants fan, she stays active in the great outdoors with her husband and their playful pups, Golden Retriever, Cowboy Jake, and mini St. Bernard, Lucy Lulu.

Dimitrie Hoekstra

Dimitrie Hoekstra

UX Designer, CI/CD

Reports to UX Manager
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.

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.

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Lisbon, Portugal
Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Senior UX Designer, Discussion

Reports to UX Manager
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal

Pedro is committed to keeping people happy while using GitLab. He's passionate about transparency, remote work, and open design. Outside of work, it's all about traveling, soccer, movies, and music.

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.

Matej has been designing websites, interfaces and experiences since he joined a Web Design after-school class at age 13. His passion for simple and usable design took him to a journey through Germany, Luxembourg, England and now Scotland. He's a bookworm, a minimalist and a typography geek.

Chris Peressini

Chris Peressini

UX Designer, Platform

Reports to UX Manager
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.

Jeethu Karthik

Jeethu Karthik

UX Designer, Platform

Reports to UX Manager
Lives in Chennai, India

Jeethu is a developer-turned-designer based in Chennai, India. He is passionate about product and interaction design, product strategy, and communication. A geek at heart, Jeethu loves to explore and try out new technologies. In his free time, he loves to read books, watch movies, and TV shows.

Originally trained as in industrial designer, Andy has been designing interfaces and experiences since the touchscreen revolution. His attention to detail allows him to design effectively and efficiently with the ultimate goal of letting design dissolve into behavior. Andy is a history nerd and random fact sponge who can be found at most trivia nights. He also enjoys playing hockey, golfing, traveling the world with his fiance and aspires to get his pilot's license one day.

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 Marilyn. Music is his number one passion.

Alex Hanselka

Alex Hanselka

Production Engineer

Data Durability Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Production
Lives in Austin, TX, USA

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.

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

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 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 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

Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
  • On-call hero!
  • GitLab.com / GitLab Hosted Specialist

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.

After eight years spent building The Cloud (or at least, A Cloud), Nick fell in love with his newest tool for doing so - GitLab! Now living 60° north, his free time is spent dancing, skating, and running.

Arihant Godha

Arihant Godha

Mumbai, India
  • On-call hero!
  • Enterprise Edition Specialist

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.

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 - hiking, skiing, rowing, spending time with her son and playing sports.

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.

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.

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.

Abby Matthews

Abby Matthews

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 is into Linux and coding. In his free time, he enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu, swimming, reading, or even just doing nothing at all.

Villi Iltchev

Villi Iltchev

San Francisco, CA, USA

Board of Directors

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Villi Iltchev

Board of Directors

Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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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 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

Senior Strategic Account Leader

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.

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

Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, Platform
Lives in London, United Kingdom

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Cindy Pallares

Cindy Pallares

Texas, USA
  • On-call hero!
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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.

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.

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.

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

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 UX Manager
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 Regional Sales Director - US West Coast
Lives in Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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.

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 Developer), 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 (interim)

Matija Čupić (interim)

Community Advocate Manager

Reports to Chief Marketing Officer
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

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.

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), travels, and takes average photos.

Toon Claes

Toon Claes

Developer

Geo Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Geo
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.

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

Solutions Architect - APAC Specialist

Xiaogang Wen 温小刚

Xiaogang Wen 温小刚

Solutions Architect - APAC Specialist

Reports to Director of WW Customer Success
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

Regional Sales Director - US East Coast

Reports to VP of Sales
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 Engineering Manager, Discussion
Lives in São Paulo, 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.

Joshua Lambert

Joshua Lambert

Philadelphia, USA

Senior Product Manager, Monitoring & Distribution

Joshua Lambert

Joshua Lambert

Senior Product Manager, Monitoring & Distribution

Reports to Head of Product
Lives in Philadelphia, USA

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 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.

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, United Kingdom

GCP Project Manager

Andrew Newdigate

Andrew Newdigate

GCP Project Manager

Reports to Director of Engineering, Infrastructure
Lives in London, United Kingdom

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.

Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken

Account Manager

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

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 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.

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Strategic Account Leader

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

Strategic Account Leader

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

Strategic Account Leader

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 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

Strategic Account Leader

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 Engineering Manager, Platform
Lives in Kortrijk, 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 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

Account Manager

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.

Kristen has over 15 years of experience in technology sales and most recently leading a national team selling software and services for agile transformations. Her passion and mission is to drive customer success through the entire customer journey from early understanding the complex problems companies are challenged with, through implementation, adoption and optimization, but most of all to ensure that our customers receive maximum business value from the GitLab platform with a premium experience. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors in beautiful Colorado.

Based in Ireland, Conor is a sales professional with a wealth of IT knowledge and experience having previously worked in several of the world's largest Tech multinationals. In his personal time Conor is and avid traveller who enjoys exploring new cultures and foods.

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.

Brent enjoys learning new technology and working with both technical and non technical clients to help solve their problems.

Jameson has taken a leap into the tech industry after transferring from newspaper sales. He is an outdoorsy graduate of IU, a Nintendo fanboy and an animal lover.

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.

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.

Fabio Busatto

Fabio Busatto

Milan, Italy

Senior Product Manager, Security Products

Fabio Busatto

Fabio Busatto

Senior Product Manager, Security Products

Reports to Head of Product
Lives in Milan, Italy

Fabio started to enjoy understanding how things work at the young age of 3, earning the nickname of "engineer" by his kindergarten teachers. After more than a decade dealing with all the aspects of information security and software development, he realized that he had turned into a product manager, and he loved it! He recently released a couple of babies, so he adores spending time improving them with LEGO, bicycles and home made plugins, while waiting to restart his passion for traveling. You can often find him online at late night, but most of the time just because he falls asleep on the keyboard after a busy day, always with a big smile on his face.

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.

Sarrah Vesselov

Sarrah Vesselov

UX Manager

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Tampa, FL, USA

Sarrah has over 10 years of experience in both UX Design and UI Development. She is focused on putting her passions and skills to good use through leading and mentoring others in UI/UX roles. When she isn't volunteering or speaking, she enjoys roller derby, classic cars, and true crime.

Larry Biegel

Larry Biegel

Strategic Account Leader

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Ellicott City, MD, USA

I have been in software sales for more than 20 years. My responsibility here at GitLab is to generate revenue and help fuel our growth. I do so by helping enterprises to enhance how they respond to change. I have 3 kids and < 5 years, we will be empty nesters.

John is an experienced IT specialist who is passionate about the customer experience. Having graduated with a degree is Political Science and Philosophy, John has done a great job of not putting that to any use. Outside of work, John is passionate about boardgames, wine, hockey and his family (not necessarily in that order).

Jeffrey Broussard

Jeffrey Broussard

Sales Development Representative Lead - East & Central

Reports to Director of Sales Development
Lives in Boulder, CO, USA

Jeffrey has 7 years of experience working with developer communities introducing new tools and methodologies that increase productivity and decrease time to market. When Jeffrey isn’t geeking out, training for hockey tournaments, mountain bike races or rock climbing trips with his friends, he’s enjoying the company of his amazing wife, Kate.

Chenje is a software developer with a strong passion for sharing knowledge and is always working towards improving ease of access to this knowledge for all. In his spare time, Chenje enjoys watching a good game of rugby, travelling as well as action(sports and wildlife) photography.

Courtland 'Courtlandia' Smith

Courtland 'Courtlandia' Smith

Senior Director of Growth Marketing

Reports to Chief Marketing Officer
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Courtland has been building growth teams for B2B SaaS companies for the past 10 years. Most recently, Courtland led B2B marketing and operations at GitHub. Outside of work, Courtland enjoys board games, video games, hiking, camping, and traveling.

David is a passionate technologist and vim enthusiast helping organizations build GREAT software. With a 20-yr background in Agile, SCM, and server-side development, he credits his tech enthusiasm to his Dad for buying the family a TRS-80 in 1981. David is also an accomplished ultramarathon trail runner with 31 finishes including 100M (29hrs!) in the Arizona desert. Connect with David at dt@gitlab.com!

Shinya Maeda

Shinya Maeda

Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, CI/CD
Lives in Kyoto, Japan

Shinya is an Inspection System engineer who is good at hardware integration. So far he has bulit up 20+ softwares using external devices such as Stereo Camera, Sound Level Meter, Arduino, etc. He also likes competiting on programming contests. Once he met a tough problem, he won't be satisfied until he has found the solution. In his free time, he enjoys composing original music and covering famous songs.

Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia

Executive Assistant

Reports to Chief Culture Officer
Lives in Lincoln, CA, USA

Jennifer is a DC native that has enjoyed living in California the past 5 years. Her previous executive assistant experience has been in the fields of: business consulting, financial news, gaming and tech start-ups. She’s dedicated to providing excellent support to executives and teams and is excited to be a part of the GitLab family! She’s a yoga enthusiast, half marathoner, hiker and foodie that is on her way to becoming a better cook!

Curiosity first led Victor to software development, a drastic but happy change early in his career path. After discovering agile practices, he achieved personal nirvana. Victor has worked in different organizations in testing, quality assurance, agile coaching, and most recently, solution engineering. He enjoys continuous learning of different technologies, stacks, and practices. An evangelist at heart, he advocates best solutions and practical approaches to big challenges. Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, he is an Agile, Lean, and DevOps enthusiast; a husband, father to three boys, a wanna-be artist, sci-fi geek, travel-hungry, and perennially curious.

Matt Doerfler

Matt Doerfler

Account Executive, Mid-Market

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

Matt has been in technology and software sales for 10 years with an emphasis on continuous innovation. His passion for the outdoors has led him to be an advanced mountain and river guide. You'll often find him fly fishing high mountain streams and lakes while taking notes for an upcoming fly fishing book.

John has been an enthusiastic computer nerd going all the way back to his first computer, a TRS-80 model I. After studying electrical engineering at university he went on to become an devops lead at a startup, academia, and then a big company. Eventually deciding to spend time in Europe, he is now living in Slovenia where he continues to travel and enjoy the many wonderful things the city of Ljubljana has to offer. In addition to having fun working at Gitlab, John enjoys hacking on tiny electronics and playing with the latest languages and frameworks. When he isn't working in front of screen he is spending his free time teaching people to dance, learning Slovenian and noodling on his guitar.

Jamie has been representing technology companies for the past decade. While she enjoys advising on a wide array of legal and compliance topics, she is passionate about providing guidance on product development, not only from a legal perspective, but also from a business viewpoint, having earned her J.D and M.B.A. Jamie lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and four children, but she will always consider Chicago her home. When not working, Jamie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and trying out new restaurants.

Alessio received his first computer when he was 8yrs old, nobody in his family knew how to use it but Alessio looked so happy with his new toy. Time passed and Alessio's room started to look more like a lab than a proper child room. Lots of his adolescence nights were spent coding and playing online games. After the university he worked as a software engineer but he always had production engineering tasks also. If not on a computer you may find him with his family, playing some board games or trying to fix gardening problems in his backyard.

Joel is an enterprise-level problem solver passionate about seeing customers succeed with software projects. When he's not at a computer, he enjoys hiking, rehabbing homes, playing keyboards, and spending time with family.

Micaël Bergeron

Micaël Bergeron

Developer, Meltano

Reports to Staff Developer, Meltano
Lives in Québec, Canada

Micaël is an enthusiastic person, loving all things computer. He enjoys music and shares his passion with his family and friends. He always tries to be friendly and forgiving, and loves to discuss about anything.

Jordan Goodwin

Jordan Goodwin

Account Executive, Mid-Market

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

Jordan is a native of Cincinnati, OH but moved out to Boulder, CO for school and never looked back. He lives with his Wife and two German Sheperd Dogs and likes to read and hike in his spare time.

Jacie is a Nebraska native currently exploring what Utah has to offer. She has worked in recruiting since the start of her career. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Brock, and her 40 pound “mini” goldendoodle, Kooper. Other than that she enjoys reading, loves to travel, is a yoga enthusiast and 200 hour RYT, and tries to spend as much time with family and friends as possible.

Nico Ochoa

Nico Ochoa

Strategic Account Leader

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

Nico has over 20 years of software and technology sales experience working with Fortune 1000 clients. He was drawn to GitLab the technology due to its ability to help clients deliver faster with one integrated platform. He was drawn to GitLab the company for its culture and values.

James Ramsay

James Ramsay

Product Manager, Platform

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in New York, NY, USA

James began programming at a young age and studied Computer Science before moving to product management six years ago. Outside of work he enjoys cycling, wine, and jazz. He still enjoys programming and regularly tinkers with new languages and tools.

Davin has been interested in technology since his first multiplayer game had networking problems. He enjoys experimenting with different technologies and is always engaged in one project or another.

Cristine Sotomango Marquardt

Cristine Sotomango Marquardt

Billing Specialist

Reports to Controller
Lives in San Diego, CA, USA

Cristine is serious about billing and billing related fields, spending almost all of her free time keeping up and learning new advanced billing techniques. Recently she has been studying addition, useful when you need to combine multiple numbers into one! Outside of work, Cristine is a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practioner and she can be found every morning on her mat. Cristine also enjoys indoor sport climbing, hiking, board games & video games.

Chris has spent most of his career building overly-complex solutions which integrate multiple applications that probably had no business being integrated, so he is looking forward to working on boring solutions. Outside of work, he can be found playing softball or flag football on the National Mall in D.C., watching or playing baseball or soccer with his 3 boys, or binge-watching whatever visual crack Netflix has recently released (although he is way behind on the binge-watching at the moment).

Alex has spent the majority of his career in Support, System Administration working for a variety of employers in size and business function. He has seen how the sysadmin role is changing and working for GitLab will allow him to immerse into these technologies.

Barbie Brewer

Barbie Brewer

Pleasanton, CA, USA
Barbie Brewer

Barbie Brewer

Chief Culture Officer

Reports to Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lives in Pleasanton, CA, USA

Before joining GitLab on September 11th, Barbie worked as a consultant for Tech Companies internationally, after spending 6 years as Netflix's VP, Talent. Barbie loves helping companies build amazing Cultures and Workplaces that are 100% aligned to the success of the business and is excited to give her full attention to GitLab. Barbie is also an advid reader who also enjoys SCUBA, Golf, and cooking. She spends most of her weekends watching her kids play sports or heading the beach, as she has recently taken up Surfing. Barbie is very excited about the Products that GitLab offers and the unique culture and workforce. Having lived in 3 countries and traveling the planet in previous roles, the idea of a remote workforce is thrilling to her. Barbie believes that if GitLab can continue to build an amazing product with a remote workforce, the learnings can be transferred to others. Successful remote workforces strengthen individuals, families, and communities. Barbie also hopes that a remote workforce will expand the opportunity to have a diverse set of candidates and employees.

David Wells

David Wells

Strategic Account Leader

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

David is a solution software sales professional with over 20 years of consistently exceeding business objectives including - bookings, revenue, and customer satisfaction with F1000 companies. Outstanding written / verbal communication skills and exceptional team player that effectively leverages all direct and virtual resources to accelerate the sales cycles through deployment. Trusted advisor with high character that delivers value to customers, partners, and company. Keen understanding of all sales processes including accurate forecasting and leveraging all technology-based tools.

Chris Cornacchia

Chris Cornacchia

Strategic Account Leader

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

Chris has been a technology sales professional since 2000 and the past 12 years focused on providing Software Developments Solutions to clients. Located in Colorado, Chris loves mountain biking, hiking and just being outdoors. He has a wife and two young boys, Cameron(5) and Calvin(1). Joining September 18th

Lanice is new-ish to the tech scene and has found a passion helping others through technology. She is kicking off her career in business development, using tech to solve problems. In her free time, Lanice likes to travel and explore different cities and cultures.

Chris joined GitLab to develop partnerships that will help grow the Public Sector business.

Francisco Javier López

Francisco Javier López

Senior Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, Platform
Lives in Murcia, Spain

Fran has been programming for more than 20 years in several disciplines of computer science. After using many different programming languages he fell in love with Rails (since Rails 2). When not working, Fran enjoys spending time with family, reading about new tech and playing video games.

Aric is a support engineer with a backgrouond in linux system administration. He loves to learn and is always looking to expand his knowledge base. When not working, Aric can be found traveling, exploring the outdoors, or watching football with his wife and son.

William is a technical marketer who’s been crafting both code and copy since the late 90’s. Prior to joining GitLab, William worked in product marketing at Twilio and Digium. Outside of work, you can find William cooking, skateboarding, and playing video games with his wife and three children.

Jim Torres has been working with data and technology for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience in helping reseller development worldwide and increasing customer adoption of new and existing technology to advance business value. Jim has worked in several startups as well as established companies such as GE Digital and has experience with multiple markets such as Finance, Telecom, Healthcare and Industrial to name just a few. Jim works effectively to provide value to all markets, customers and resellers.

Mayra is a knowledge-motivated person with a passion for building outstanding software, she loves bringing products to life that changes people’s lives for the better. Mayra also happens to love programming, she values clean, well-crafted code created through best practices and patterns over anything else. Proud Mexican and cat enthusiast, in her spare time Mayra enjoys geeky stuff in general like books, movies, TV series and of course, cats.

Brendan has a passion for software development and iterating on processes just as quickly as we iterate on code. He is a zealous advocate for the user experience. Brendan can still remember what his first computer - a Tandy 2000 - felt like to use (and break...sorry Dad). Working with customers to deliver value is what drives Brendan's passion for DevOps and smooth CI/CD implementation. Brendan has worked with a wide range of customers - from the nation's top healthcare institutions to environmental services companies to the Department of Defense. The only thing more eclectic is probably his taste in music. Outside of work, you'll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.

Brett Walker

Brett Walker

Senior Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, Geo
Lives in Dallas, TX, USA

Brett has been programming for many years - from writing a version of Centipede for the TRS-80 to Ruby on Rails and macOS applications. He's always working on something, so you can usually find him in front of the keyboard.

Jesse loves helping businesses achieve their goals through creative use of intelligent software solutions.

Trevor Knudsen

Trevor Knudsen

Modesto, CA, USA

Prior to working with GitLab he worked as a recruiter at Knott's Berry Farm as well as a team lead at Disney. He enjoys spending time at theme parks, national parks, and reading.

Nadia Vatalidis

Nadia Vatalidis

Johannesburg, South Africa
Nadia Vatalidis

Nadia Vatalidis

Recruiter

Reports to Recruiting Director
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa

Prior to joining GitLab, Nadia ran a small recruiting agency, mostly working with International companies and specifically passionate about remote working. When she's not working, she is hiking with her family, running or taking her Scott Spark 910 29'er for a spin!

Hannah Schuler

Hannah Schuler

Sales Development Representative

Reports to Sales Development Representative Lead - East & Central

Hannah is a technology sales professional who is passionate about introducing new solutions that help her customers deliver amazing results and in turn help organizations drive business value. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors in beautiful Colorado and trying her hand at any recipe she sees.

Jan loves Linux and software development. When he is not working, he likes skiing and reading Terry Pratchett's books.

Ralf 'gronk' Gronkowski

Ralf 'gronk' Gronkowski

Solutions Architect

Reports to Director of WW Customer Success
Lives in Hamburg, Germany

gronk is passionate about all things software development.

Toby Joins GitLab from Chef where he helped enterprises start, build and continuously improve their DevOps and Digital Transformation journeys. He will continue to do this for GitLab with their wider scope to help companies successfully and securely accelerate their whole Software Development Life Cycle. Outside of work it is all about family, friends, fitness and generally making the world a better place by small iterations of goodness.

Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell

Chicago,IL, USA
  • Employee Relations, Merit and Compensation, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Coaching, Engineering, Product Management and Product Marketing, Employee Engagement expert
Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell

People Business Partner

Reports to Chief Culture Officer
Lives in Chicago,IL, USA

Jessica is the HR Business Partner supporting Development & Product. Before joining Gitlab she was held various HR roles at Cisco for 15 years and 2 years at SailPoint as a HRBP. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her family and enjoys, scuba diving, hiking and eating Italian food.

Paul E. Duffy

Paul E. Duffy

Strategic Account Leader

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Boston, MA, USA

Paul has spent the last 17 years helping clients implement and adopt new technology solutions that help drive business value. In his spare time he loves playing with his two young children, excercising and cheering on The Patriots!

Brooke is a Seattle Native who loves to stay active by getting outside - rain or shine! Prior to joining GitLab, Brooke ran the lead generation efforts for a predictive analytics start-up, where the firm earned the 2017 Business Analytics Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. In her free time Brooke enjoys hiking, snowboarding, beach volleyball, tennis, and yoga.

Prior to working at Gitlab, Michael was developing his sales skills at curvature. He loves to rock climb, play with his dog, and build awesome things!

Prior to working at Gitlab, Adam has worked in technology recruiting and adtech sales. When he is not working, Adam loves stand up comedy and exploring New York City

Before joining Gitlab, Thiago worked in a variety of technical roles in Brazil. He enjoys biking around his city, reading and spending time with his family in his spare time.

I'm a listener, a story teller, an agilist, a part time runner, an avid college football fan and loyal husband and friend. I like to look at life like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Make your own way, but most importantly, have fun while doing it. If you can find like-minded people to share your adventure with, you've already won. I enjoy bad puns, making people laugh and especially learning new things. Also, there's not a home project that I won't attempt at least once. Smile, learn something new today and if you can, make a new friend.

Constance loves to work on the web, before Gitlab he spent his time optimising mobile web performance for an e-commerce company in Lagos, Nigeria. When he is not working Constance enjoys goofing on Youtube and cooking.

Developer in a past life, Patrick now enjoys helping large companies make meaningful leaps in how they use new technology. He enjoys just about any DIY activity/hobby, and is an Excel nerd from a life of playing fantasy baseball.

Katherine Okpara

Katherine Okpara

Junior UX Researcher

Reports to UX Manager
Lives in Berkeley, CA, USA

Katherine is passionate about universal design and how it enhances user experience research. She has a B.A. in Psychology and worked in roles that involved cognitive psychology research, business analysis, and marketing prior to working at GitLab. Katherine enjoys writing poetry, studying languages, and watching Bollywood movies in her free time.

Ahmad loves opensource projects and enjoys tackling scalability/high availability issues in modern web applications. He specializes in linux, cloud computing, container orchestration. He also enjoys working on machine learning and data science projects. Lately he has been a block-chain technology entheusiast. He enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, kite surfing. He also loves traveling and meeting new people.

Justin joined GitLab with 20 years experience selling software development tools at IBM, Hewlett Packard, Keynote Software and Shunra Software. Justin lives with his partner and daughter, along with 3 cats and 3 dogs, so there’s never a dull moment at home. Outside of work, Justin enjoys good food, good wine and assists in the running of a target shooting club(not at the same time as enjoying good wine).

Ralph has beek selling enterprise software for many years and has worked at some very successful startups. He is a dog lover and owns a Pit Bull. He enjoys time with his family, working out,reading, and tries to play golf when he can. Ralph also believes in making good relationships with everyone he meets.

Craig has 25-plus years experience in software sales and has been providing innovative technology solutions to Federal Government customers for more than a decade.  He enjoys running, hiking, traveling, music, photography, reading and spending time with family and friends.  While he greatly enjoys playing guitar, he has been advised not to quit his day job. He lives in the Nashville metro area. 

James specializes in application security, penetration testing, and software development. Prior to GitLab, he was at Apple hacking all the things. His goal is to help GitLab succeed in the most secure way possible. He also has a passion for drinking great beer and eating exceptional food.

Jim focuses heavily on automating security in the cloud.

Namho is a support engineer with experience in web development and Linux systems administration. He enjoys coding the most and spends his time learning, building tools, and solving problems. He loves open source and hopes to contribute and give back. Outside of the Terminal, he likes to pig out with his wife and have deep conversations with his newborn boy.

Originally from Cambridge in the UK and now loving life in the sunshine in Austin, TX! Luca is an experienced technical and customer success professional with over a decade of working across various different technical industries. Luca loves helping people and is strong believer in servant leadership and open source. They enjoy eating pie and drinking coffee (preferably together, for breakfast), tinkering, keeping bettas, playing MtG and WoW, lifting weights, web/logo design and UX, spending summers on the lake, minimalism, travelling and playing the ukulele.

Aricka comes to GitLab with more than 15 years of journalism, content strategy & marketing experience. While running a political news site for close to seven years, she was bitten by the tech bug and has been doubling down into that world ever since. Hailing from a town known for its fantastical culinary offerings, Aricka is a big time foodie that's always on the prowl for a new restaurant or recipe.

Paul is a technology sales professional based in the Denver area since 2011. An outdoorsman and learner, lover of art and travel.

I'm passionate about talent acquisition and love helping people and companies find their perfect match. I'm also an avid golfer and love the challenge that the game offers

Lyle graduated from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (otherwise known as Cal Poly) in 2005 with a degree in Computer Engineering. Upon graduation he spent two years serving in Peace Corps, Benin helping local non-profits and other volunteers with technical projects. After a 2 year stay in rural Japan, he spent 9 years in Cambodia as the IT Director of an education-focused non-profit. Lyle now lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada. He enjoys learning languages, playing with his children and eating delicious things at in the city's many excellent restaurants.

Before joining GitLab, Diana ran a large GitLab installation. She has a long background in support and Dev Ops, in companies large and small. She loves a good puzzle. In her free time she takes a lot of garment fitting and sewing workshops, and volunteers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. As a product of that volunteer work, she is the slave to two dogs and two cats at home.

Laci 'Lah tsi' Videmsky

Laci 'Lah tsi' Videmsky

Implementation Engineer

Reports to Manager, Professional Services
Lives in Morro Bay, CA, USA

Laci is a lifelong technologist and surfer. From evangelizing open source for the water sector to hacking on code and infrastructure, Laci has had the fortune of finding himself surrounded by great people doing greater things, and benefiting from both. When not hanging out with his wife, three kids, two cats, and a dog, Laci can be found shapping tool handles in the woodshop or paddling around the pacific looking for the next magical wave.

Joe Miklos

Joe Miklos

Strategic Account Leader

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

Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, I've grown up loving the outdoors and disruptive technology companies. From working with small companies at the start of my career to Fortune 10 businesses later on, I've always put the customer first. My passion is understanding and solving an organizations most difficult problems. I live with my beautiful wife and our dog among the trees in the Oakland Hills.

Before joining GitLab, Philippe was the founder and CEO of Gemnasium, a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and camping, especially when it comes to large and open spaces in the wild.

With a full-stack engineer background Olivier likes to work on all the layers of an application. Previously at Gemnasium working on a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. When not in front of his computer Olivier enjoys riding motorcycle, snowboarding and playing video and board games. Born in France but now living in Canada he also enjoys the wonderfull winter season.

Before joining the GitLab team, Fabien was lead developer of Gemnasium, a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. He enjoys coding in Go and SQL, and he's a true fan of Postgres! In his free time, Fabien enjoys listening to podcasts, running and going for long walks in the countryside.

Before joining GitLab, Gilbert worked in engineering and development at Gemnasium, a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. He enjoys coding in Ruby, Go, and functionnal languages for fun in his free time.

Andreas is a passionate software engineer with a DevOps mindset and focus on database related topics. He has worked in various engineering positions in software development, data engineering and infrastructure teams. In his free time he enjoys keeping a very old motor boat afloat, works as an Ordinary Seaman on a tall sailing ship and loves to spend time in the kitchen and outdoors in a kayak.

Taylor is a data geek who loves increasing efficiency, transparency, and value with data. His background is in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, but he learned he loves computers and data more while working as a Data Scientist. When not munging or analyzing data, he enjoys being outdoors with his family, reading, writing, playing ultimate frisbee, playing with his dogs, and learning about anything related to space.

Mario de la Ossa

Mario de la Ossa

Developer

Reports to Engineering Manager, Discussion
Lives in Managua, Nicaragua

Mario is passionate about backend development and sharing knowledge. Prior to GitLab he worked at Plex for a few years helping them create an awesome backend infrastructure. During his free time he enjoys helping out the local open source community and spending time outdoors.

Tony Scafidi

Tony Scafidi

Strategic Account Leader

Reports to Regional Sales Director - US East Coast
Lives in Litchfield, NH, USA

Tony has 20+ years of software development sales experience partnering with large enterprise organizations and helping his clients deliver business value. Customer success is a priority. In his personal life, Tony is passionate about his family and coaching. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife, Laurie, and enjoys spending time with three active children. Tony can be found on the softball field most nights and weekends, either coaching his competitive travel team or the high school team.

Mike Miranda is a sales professional committed to connecting clients with solutions that will optimize their business performance. He is a lifelong learner, bibliophile, and podcast junkie who is passionate about people and their stories.

Dylan is a programming geek. He loves learning new programming languages and working with new technologies and is a big fan and long time user of GitLab CI/CD. In his free time he likes snowboarding, tennis, soccer and table tennis.

Suri loves reading, visiting museums, and spending time with her best friends.

Alexander is interested in everything related to technical support and likes to share as much knowledge as possible. On his spare time he enjoys playing bass guitar, travelling, and eating doner kebab.

Jeremy Watson

Jeremy Watson

Product Manager, Platform

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

Jeremy loves traveling, great coffee, photography, and his yappy chihuahua Roe.

Brendan Armstrong

Brendan Armstrong

Sales Development Representative

Reports to Sales Development Representative Lead - East & Central
Lives in Bangor, ME, USA

Loves exploring the outdoors, learning new things and playing music.

Jordan Bushong is an experienced sales professional located in Saint Louis, MO. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family and 4 rescue dogs. They enjoy good food, bike rides and long hikes. Joining February 12th

Zach Holman

Zach Holman

Advisor

Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Zach is the founder and CEO of During, a calendar to help you during your day. He also serves as an advisor to Dockbit, a neat way to deploy software, GitLab, a lovely way to collaborate on code, and StackShare, a nifty way to explore technology stacks. He grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Luke Kanies

Luke Kanies

Portland, OR, USA

Advisor

Luke Kanies

Luke Kanies

Advisor

Lives in Portland, OR, USA

Luke is a design and strategy-oriented advisor, speaker, writer, and the founder of Puppet. He is researching how to build better companies, especially in unfundable markets targeted by unfundable people. He is interested in software productivity, business strategy, new startup funding models, improving entrepreneurs, and including more people in the software revolution.

Prior to joining GitLab, Vivian spent time at a enterprise software startup division of GE Digital launching their Channel program. Prior to GE Digital Vivian spent over 18 years at software divisions at HP and EMC in channels & alliances. The channel is her passion and she is thrilled to join GitLab and help grow the channel. In her spare time, Vivian enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, reading, the beach, spending time with her family including two daughters.

Andrew is passionate about sales and technology, he enjoys learning about open source projects and improving the development process, in his spare time he likes to spend time with his son and has a lot of interest towards car industry.

Tommy is an experienced software developer who found his passion in helping the teams around him work more effectively and efficiently, so he's naturally gravitated towards engineering management. In his free time he enjoys reading, gaming, and hanging out with his wife and children.

Kristie is a Solutions Architect with a passion for helping people solve problems and optimize their daily workflow. She loves clean and beautiful products, and is excited to be working in the open source community. In her non-work life, she enjoys doing yoga, visiting the local library, and eating and drinking all the yummy things with her partner and their dog, Winnie.

Bill brings years of successful sales experience for AppDev/Test, Agile and DevOps solutions to the US Federal sector. Prior to joining GitLab, he focused on Federal sales at IBM's Rational Software and Hybrid Cloud Divisions. In his spare time, Bill helps his wife, a Certified Master Gardener, with her various projects and also enjoys playing with their golden retriever and three cockatiels. In addition to reading every DevOps book he can, Bill is also an avid Sci-Fi fan and an active follower of the VA Tech Hokies Mens Basketball and Football teams.

Lukas comes from a long dynasty of teachers and broke the tradition to study computer science. When he was eleven and started building an online shop with PHP, the path to becoming a Frontend Engineer seemed quite clear. He likes building software for other developers. In his spare time Lukas enjoys cooking, brewing beer and playing "Skat".

Chase has spend his career working in education, immigration, logistics, healthcare, and consulting. Chase has a passion for finance, data analysis, and strategy. Chase studied Finance at the University of Montevallo and Information Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In his spare time Chase enjoys spending time with his wife and their golden retriever, running, traveling, and discussing philosophy.

Đorđe Šumenković

Đorđe Šumenković

Junior Community Advocate

Reports to Community Advocate Manager
Lives in Belgrade, Serbia

If you are looking for a buddy to get the job done, lift some weights, race through a city center on bicycle, binge-watch shows, destroy a few WoT's tier 6 tanks or escape a puzzle room, call Đorđe and meet up with him. His day is full of challenges and he always thrives to make time for more activities and more people. Also, he is passionate about technology, especially smartphones and PCs.

Larry Augustin

Larry Augustin

San Francisco, CA, USA

Board of Directors

Larry Augustin

Larry Augustin

Board of Directors

Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Larry is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist who enjoys helping fellow entrepreneurs build their companies. He is primarily interested in helping early stage startups build their business plan, raise funding, and recruit a team. He specializes in Open Source strategy and business models that leverage Open Source. Currently, he is the CEO of SugarCRM.

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Houston, TX, USA

Board of Directors

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Board of Directors

Lives in Houston, TX, USA

Matt is the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind Wordpress. He loves building things that people all over the world use, and considers himself lucky to be able to work for a living at what he loves doing. His specialties are simplifying the complex, patience, and hiring.

Anna Piaseczna

Anna Piaseczna

Billing Specialist

Reports to Controller
Lives in Dublin, Ireland

Anna studied linguistics but her career path led her to (finance) operations. She enjoys being a part of the ever-changing tech world. In her free time she loves reading about coaching and wellbeing. She also is an avid crafter, but most of all loves spending time with her family and watch her children grow.

Antonio is a passionate marketer and is well known for his talent to to connect people with brands, products and services. In his free time he likes to learn something new every day and to produce music.

A former IT leader, now a software product marketing leader, helping to show the way to deliver solutions faster. When I'm not online, you can probably find me underwater, diving and exploring the reefs.

Before joining GitLab, Mek led and grew the test automation infrastructure team at Airware. Prior to Airware he has spent the last decade in Quality Engineering for both enterprise companies and startups in the Bay Area. You can also find him at Test Automation meetups and conferences. He has a passion in baking quality in from the start, championing testability and developer productivity. In his spare time he enjoys coffee, running and yoga.

LJ Banks has nearly two decade’s worth of experience in search engine optimization, digital marketing, and content strategy for software (and sometimes hardware) of all types. She loves being outside in the beautiful PNW, DIY, coffee, beer, and dogs. Although not all at the same time.

Emily Mowry

Emily Mowry

Boulder, CO, USA
  • Onboarding and Candidate Experience

Emily is a Nashville native currently residing in Boulder, CO with her husband and sweet baby girl. When not providing that good ole southern hospitality to candidates, you can find her hiking, working out, and enjoying everything Colorado has to offer.

Borivoje 'Bora' Tasovac

Borivoje 'Bora' Tasovac

Junior Community Advocate

Reports to Community Advocate Manager
Lives in Belgrade, Serbia

His perfect day consists of creative work, any kind of sport (preferably skiing) and spending time with friends and family. Ideally, all of that with as many interesting people as possible. Besides that, he loves to travel, read quality books, watch TED talks, and discover anything related to technology. Borivoje's rule is: work hard, play hard.

Roger's headed anti-abuse efforts at startups before, and he'll do it again! When not coding for work, he's coding VR games for fun or writing ridiculous self-published novels.

Jackie is a Florida native with a passion for learning and technology. When not providing support to GitLab users, she can be found out and about exploring with her husband, daughter, and miniature Australian Shepherd, Duke.

Having lived through the pain and felt the human impact of poor software and IT practices, Dan is passionate about making modern software delivery practices as ubiquitous as wearing a seatbelt. Previously a product marketer, and a product manager at leading IT and DevOps tool vendors, he's excited to introduce GitLab to the masses. Outside of work you can find Dan hanging out with his wife, daughter, and son, running his Cub Scout pack, or enjoying a movie.

Michael finds that he is most at home when he is not at home. You can find him either traveling and exploring some far off city or with his nose buried deep in a book. While he started out as a structural engineer designing buildings in NYC he soon found in himself a deep passion for technology, which eventually helped him to find his way to Gitlab. He is currently learning how to code and yes as his name would have it he is also very into snowboarding!

Julie Armendariz

Julie Armendariz

Dallas, TX, USA
  • GitLab HRBP for Sales, Marketing and Finance
Julie Armendariz

Julie Armendariz

People Business Partner

Reports to Chief Culture Officer
Lives in Dallas, TX, USA

Julie is the HR Business Partner supporting Sales & Marketing. Before joining Gitlab she held various HR roles at Transplace, Capital One and Cisco Systems. She lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family. Julie loves photography and traveling, and is halfway to her goal of visiting 100 countries.

Julius is very pasionate about IT and likes to learn new technologies all the time. When he is not learning he is creating.

Before joining GitLab, Lisa worked several years in a major financial institution. As a Sales professional she's always been passionate about continues improvement and understanding needs of others. In her free time she loves to explore new places, photography and spend time with friends and family.

DeAndre is a self-proclaimed nerd with a passion for supporting users. He lives in St. Louis, MO with his cat, Davey.

Anastasia Karabanova

Anastasia Karabanova

Services Support Agent

Reports to Services Support Manager
Lives in St Petersburg, Russia

Passionate about language learning (both programming and human-spoken), book reading, cycling and guitar playing, Anastasia lives in St Petersburg, Russia, with her wonderful husband and their golden British longhair cat

Mark is focused on helping companies through their digital transformation using disruptive technologies . Mark enjoys playing hockey, hiking and spending quality time with family and friends.

Anastasia Pshegodskaya

Anastasia Pshegodskaya

Moscow, Russia
  • Talent treasure hunter
  • LinkedIn Recruiter expert
  • Stack Overflow expert
Anastasia Pshegodskaya

Anastasia Pshegodskaya

Recruiting Sourcer

Reports to Recruiting Director
Lives in Moscow, Russia

Anastasia is extremely passionate about people, and the changes and impact brought by technologies for them - it drives her work and life. All her free time is devoted to her corgi and traveling, and she is still in search of an ideal mix of these 2 hobbies.

Daisy holds a background in tech sales and journalism. Aside from having a passion in tech, Her other passions include traveling to tropical places, surfing longboards on beautiful swells, and cooking adventurous dishes with unique flavors.

Ashton Herrmann

Ashton Herrmann

Web Content Manager

Reports to Chief Culture Officer
Lives in Salt Lake City, USA

Ashton is a writer, editor, and utterly shameless geek from Salt Lake City who's passionate about tech, helping people learn, and linguistics and whose love for tanukis goes all the way back to Super Mario Bros. 3.

Antony has been working on security solutions for over 10 years in a variety of environments and is bringing that experience to GitLab. He maintains that professional focus by frequently starting new hobbies in his spare time.

Ash loves making peoples lives easier and more fun by writing & deploying simple software solutions. In his spare time he loves tinkering with electronics and pouring countless hours (and dollars) into the ultimate open source based home automation system.

Yannis loves building stuff that work. Some are tech related and some are not. But all of them work. He loves working with people and enjoys a good laugh. When he is not travelling, hiking or doing random walks with his kid, he loves to take the day off and work.

Chantal is a lifelong learner with a background in biology, accounting, and nearly a decade of experience as a veterinary nurse. She has a strong desire to help others, and is happiest when partaking in community service. In her free time, she can be found hiking, swimming, or playing PC games.

Jarek is a self-taught designer/developer who emphasizes white-space, bold type, and subtle nuances. He's also a passionate entrepreneur whose launched multiple side projects in the design space. When he's not coding, he's golfing. And if he's not golfing, he's thinking about golfing.

Guenjun Yoo/유근준/兪根濬

Guenjun Yoo/유근준/兪根濬

Sydney, Australia
Guenjun Yoo/유근준/兪根濬

Guenjun Yoo/유근준/兪根濬

Solutions Architect

Reports to Director of WW Customer Success
Lives in Sydney, Australia

Guenjun joined GitLab with over 20 years of software development & support experience. He is passionate about conflation, especially in software engineering and the humanities. He loves to help people by solving complex issues.

Mike's career in technical communication has brought him to roles in media, financial services, MarTech, and DevOps. He formerly ran a music media site and still tracks music obsessively. You can find him at the next Write The Docs conference or local meetup.

Daniel Gruesso

Daniel Gruesso

Atlanta, GA, USA

Product Manager, Configuration/Operations

Daniel Gruesso

Daniel Gruesso

Product Manager, Configuration/Operations

Reports to Head of Product
Lives in Atlanta, GA, USA

Daniel found his love of technolongy early, tinkering with any electronic device he could find. He began his career in RF Engineering and finally settled in product management, where he's worked in the fintech space and more recently building platforms for software teams. Daniel is passionate about enabling teams with rich and elegant tools. Originally from Bogota, Daniel now lives in Atlanta with his wife and two bots boys. Daniel is an avid soccer fan and enjoys traveling, cooking, languages, film, and craft beer.

Brian is a Solutions Architect and Digital Strategist with 12+ years experience in web technology and business consulting. He is passionate about open-source technology and strives to enable businesses to make smart technology choices.

Dave is a normal Boulder area person. He comes from an Agile background and loves exploring where Agile, DevOps, and SRE meet. His sanity is maintained by skiing, practicing yoga, and playing pickup ultimate frisbee games.

Andreas Kämmerle

Andreas Kämmerle

Product Manager

Reports to VP of Product
Lives in Munich, Germany

Andreas got into document-driven programming early during his media technology studies and started his professional life as a software developer and Product Owner. Besides his focus on building minimal and lovable products, he is passionate about UX and product design. Outside work, Andreas is spending time with his friends, enjoys rock music, fitness and tech news.

Michael McBride

Michael McBride

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Reports to Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lives in San Mateo, USA

To be added by Michael himself.

Mark is a happy Rubyist who likes to make gems and contribute to open source projects. He made a 4chan-like imageboard because he likes anime and manga. Outside of coding, he enjoys art exhibitions, flea markets, badminton and drawing.

Matt's a former investment analyst turned entrepreneur, with a passion for business development and all things tech. He likes snowboarding in winter, running in summer, and world traveling.

Steve Pestorich

Steve Pestorich

Canyon Lake, TX, USA

Steve is building our GitLab engineering team.

Imre is an open source enthusiast, an avid learner, loves cloud computing and containers, and frequently tinkers with the latest DevOps tools.

Chris enjoys helping to solve customer problems by implementing innovative solutions.

Andrew has experience working in a fully managed hosting company that allows him to build his Sysadmin and DevOps prowess. He loves anything tech related, naturally curious and enjoys learning new things. Outside of work, you can probably find him eating at a new ramen shop in town, playing boardgames, listening/reading some books/tech news.

Wayne has been working as a technology sales for 10 years across computer hardware, software and telecommunication prior to joining GitLab. Outside of work, he loves watching movies, sports on TV, playing futsal on the ground and exploring fine foods in the street.

Jordan Barnett

Jordan Barnett

Sales Development Representative

Reports to Sales Development Representative Lead - East & Central
Lives in Denver, CO, USA

Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. Together they like to explore in the mountains and travel. Jordan also likes to spend her free time cycling, doing yoga & working in their yard.

Sam is a hairy fella from the north of England. He co-organises Frontend NE, a meetup, conference, and Youtube channel for frontend developers. His jokes are terrible, but he means well.

Agnes's experience spans over 9 years of B2B marketing in the Technology Space Agnes is a Food Enthusiast/Traveler who is passionate about Marketing, Marketing Technology, Marketing Operations and Analytics.

Tom has been part of and helped build Software Support teams for over 3 decades enjoying the natural collaboration and comradery of support teams. Tom and his wife, Deborah, enjoy traveling and trying to stay fit!

Vilius "Kavas" Kavaliauskas

Vilius "Kavas" Kavaliauskas

SMB Customer Advocate

Reports to Senior Director of Growth Marketing
Lives in Vilnius, Lithuania

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Vil is all about modern sales & SMBs. He’s passionate about processes & data in his work and employs both to give flawless experience to SMBs he’s supporting and advocating. Before joining GitLab, he did sales and business development for internet anonymity and privacy companies. Apart from continuous professional development, Vil is really into photography, crossfit, and exploring new places.

Hailing from North Carolina, Leslie has equal parts zeal for both city-based foodie expeditions as she does for riding horseback in the country. A big believer that travel can be a transformative experience, Leslie has visited 5 of 7 continents, with aspirations of hitting them all. Throughout her career, Leslie has found that she is passionate about partnering with sales to grow and retain their customer base and she takes pride in getting to know as many customers as possible!

Cindy lives on a hobby farm where she loves to garden, kayak, and enjoy her animals. She is known locally as the llama mama!

Alex is a passionate engeenier, traveler and explorer. He loves to spend time outdoors with friends. Hicking, climbing mountrains, spending a night in the woods :) He is a beliver in the good of human nature and sacrality of the life.

A lifelong tinkerer, Michael has been writing software since he was a kid when he got his own personal computer loaded with Visual Basic at 11. He has worked the full stack across a myriad of languages and has helped to inspire companies to value DevOps. Outside of work, Michael loves traveling with his girlfriend, playing guitar in the band The Hawkshaws, working on cars, and woodworking.