MEET OUR TEAM

More than 1200 people have contributed to GitLab. The GitLab Inc. team consists of the following 115 team members and their 30 pets. We're a remote only organization and we currently have team members in 35 countries. This page lists who people report to, and on a separate page we detail the team structure. You can get a sense of the team culture by visiting our culture page.

Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Reports to CEO
Lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dmitriy started GitLab in September 2011 and has released it every month on the 22nd since then. He wanted to make a great and free project management system that he could use every day. He loved to work on GitLab so much that in January of 2013 he began to work on GitLab fulltime. When he has time he loves to code a major new GitLab feature in two days. He loves a good Martini 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. He dreams about helping to set up a charter city one day to allow more people to seek better lives.

Marin Jankovski

Marin Jankovski

Packaging Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Jacob Vosmaer

Jacob Vosmaer

Senior Developer

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Job van der Voort

Job van der Voort

Vice President of Product

Reports to CEO
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal

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

Haydn Mackay

Haydn Mackay

Senior Accounts Executive

Reports to CRO
Lives in Alameda, CA, USA

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

Valery Sizov

Valery Sizov

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine

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

Patricio Cano

Patricio Cano

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Mexico City, Mexico

Patricio is from Quito, Ecuador and he studied Computer Science in Stuttgart, Germany, where he lived for 7 years. He is very passionate about open source software and has been working with Ruby on Rails for the past 4 years. He also likes to swim, play video games and spend time with his family and friends.

Douwe Maan

Douwe Maan

Backend Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands

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. Some 4 years ago, he found Ruby and fell in love with the language and the open-source community surrounding it, making him a perfect fit for GitLab.

Paul Machle

Paul Machle

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Kamil Trzciński

Kamil Trzciński

CI Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Warsaw, Poland

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

Josh Wrede

Josh Wrede

Account Executive

Reports to CRO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

Josh has been working in technology for the past 5 years including sales roles at Stack Overflow, Venture360, and Innovation Pavilion. His passion for the tech space and following the latest in innovation makes him love his job. Aside from working at GitLab, Josh is an avid sports fan and former hockey player. He is a Colorado native so he loves being outdoors and is excited to explore everything San Francisco has to offer.

Richard 'Pidge' Pidgeon

Richard 'Pidge' Pidgeon

Sales Director EMEA

Reports to CRO
Lives in Bath, United Kingdom

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

Philip 'Phil' Camillo

Philip 'Phil' Camillo

Account Executive

Reports to CRO
Lives in Denver, CO, USA

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

Robert Speicher

Robert Speicher

Senior Developer

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Leesburg, VA, USA

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

Ernst van Nierop

Ernst van Nierop

VP of Scaling

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

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

Emily Kyle

Emily Kyle

Field Marketing Manager

Reports to Director of Demand Generation
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.

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Reports to CEO
Lives in New York City, NY, USA

Based in Brooklyn, Ashley's background in engineering has allowed her to excel in marketing developer products. She got her start at Twilio and then lead marketing at Parse, which was then acquired by Facebook. After an awesome but short stint at Google Maps, she is so happy to be working at a start-up again.

Chad Malchow

Chad Malchow

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

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

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

Jeroen Nijhof

Jeroen Nijhof

Senior Production Engineer

Reports to CEO
Lives in Hilversum, The Netherlands

Jeroen is a true open source evangelist with years of experience in maintaining, implementing and development in and with open source. At GitLab he really enjoys the combination of operations and development. In his spare time he really likes to work on his small electronics projects based on arduino and pi.

Drew Blessing

Drew Blessing

Senior Service Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Kearney, NE, USA

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

Yorick Peterse

Yorick Peterse

Developer

Performance Specialist
Reports to Infrastructure Lead
Lives in Hilversum, The Netherlands

Yorick first started working as a professional software developer in 2010. Since then he has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from domain name management software to website scrapers, and from Sinatra APIs to Natural Language Processing software. These days he works on Aeon, 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

Packaging Specialist
Reports to Packaging Lead
Lives in Florianópolis, Brazil

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 Backend Lead
Lives in Lima, Peru

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

José Torres

José Torres

Senior Service Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in San José Pinula, Guatemala

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

Grzegorz 'Greg' Bizon

Grzegorz 'Greg' Bizon

Developer

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

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

Douglas Alexandre

Douglas Alexandre

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Lavras, Brazil

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

Achilleas 'Axil' Pipinellis

Achilleas 'Axil' Pipinellis

Technical Writer

Reports to CMO
Lives in Athens, Greece

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

Jacob Schatz

Jacob Schatz

Frontend Lead

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

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

Wilson Lau

Wilson Lau

Controller

Reports to CFO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Tomasz Maczukin

Tomasz Maczukin

Developer

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

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

Rémy Coutable

Rémy Coutable

Developer

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Cannes, France

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

Luke Babb

Luke Babb

Designer

Reports to CMO
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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

James Lopez

James Lopez

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in A Coruña, Spain

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

Timo Schuit

Timo Schuit

Account Executive

Reports to CRO
Lives in Hamburg, Germany

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

Kirsten Abma

Kirsten Abma

Executive Assistant

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Michael Alessio

Michael Alessio

Director of Global Alliances and APAC Sales

Reports to CRO
Lives in Alameda, CA, USA

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

Pablo Carranza

Pablo Carranza

Infrastructure Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Zamora, Spain
  • On-call hero!

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

Ivan Nemytchenko

Ivan Nemytchenko

Developer Advocate

Reports to CMO
Lives in Belgrade, Serbia

Rubyist since 2006, IT events addict since 2008, speaker since 2010, Lean Poker facilitator since 2015. Co-founded two IT-agencies, co-organized two conferences, brewed 50 liters of mulled wine for an afterparty. Has too many interests and produces more ideas than anybody could consume. In 2015 moved to Serbia, where he enjoys life with his great wife and awesome daughter, and travels across nearby countries (after Russia, all European countries seem to be nearby ;)

Alfredo Sumaran

Alfredo Sumaran

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Lima, Peru
  • Frontend merge request miniboss
  • Expert on: Bulk Label assignment, Priority Labels, Branch Permissions

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

Zeger-Jan 'ZJ' van de Weg

Zeger-Jan 'ZJ' van de Weg

Junior Developer

Reports to CI Lead
Lives in Zeist, The Netherlands

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

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Liverpool, United Kingdom

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

Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Wright

Online Marketing Manager

Reports to Director of Demand Generation
Lives in Lehi, UT, USA

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

Felipe Cabargas

Felipe Cabargas

Service Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Santiago, Chile
  • On-call hero!

Felipe is a rubyist from Chile trying to get more people into the Git boat. He likes to comunicate tech to non-tech individuals and help local communities reach more people. When AFK, he is desoldering stuff, 3D printing Star Wars models or in the stadium with his father and brother cheering for 'La U'.

Braden Coleman

Braden Coleman

Business Development Representative

Reports to Business Development Team Lead
Lives in Provo, UT, USA

Braden is passionate about software and marketing. He is currently studying at BYU and is an avid supporter of their athletics. When he’s not buried in marketing projects or the school’s library he can be found adventuring in the great outdoors with his wife and son.

Amanda Folson

Amanda Folson

Developer Advocate

Reports to CMO
Lives in Alameda, CA, USA

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

Ryan Caplin

Ryan Caplin

Business Development Representative

Reports to Business Development Team Lead
Lives in Provo, UT, USA

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

Felipe Artur

Felipe Artur

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Goiânia, GO, Brazil

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

David 'DJ' Mountney

David 'DJ' Mountney

Developer

Packaging Specialist
Reports to Packaging Lead
Lives in Victoria, Canada

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

Annabel Dunstone Gray

Annabel Dunstone Gray

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Chicago, IL, USA

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

Amara Nwaigwe

Amara Nwaigwe

Director of Product Marketing

Reports to CMO
Lives in New York City, NY, USA

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

Timothy Andrew

Timothy Andrew

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Bengaluru, India
  • 2FA and U2F Expert
  • Branch permissions expert

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

Kim Carlbäcker

Kim Carlbäcker

Developer

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Gimo, Sweden
  • Maintainer of Gogs

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

Stan Hu

Stan Hu

VP of Engineering

Reports to CEO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Richard 'Reb' Baum

Richard 'Reb' Baum

Success Engineer

Reports to CRO
Lives in Jamesburg, NJ, USA

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

Mark Pundsack

Mark Pundsack

Head of Product

Reports to CEO
Lives in Sausalito, CA, USA

Originally a computer engineer doing speech recognition research, he moved to product management about 20 years ago. Over the past 5 years, Mark has developed a passion for developer experience. Most recently at CircleCI as VP Product, and before that, at Heroku focusing on continuous delivery and the Heroku-GitHub integration. Outside of work he builds Star Wars Lego with his 5-year old son and dresses up his 2-year old daughter as a princess. On rare occasions, you might find him on a 37' trawler in the San Francisco bay.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Service Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Perth, Australia

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

Sean McGivern

Sean McGivern

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland

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.

Colton Taylor

Colton Taylor

Business Development Team Lead

Reports to Director of Demand Generation
Lives in Provo, UT, USA

Colton has worked in the technology space for the last three years, and is passionate about business development, marketing, and the customer lifecycle. With a particular interest in innovative technologies, he found a great match at GitLab. When not at work, Colton enjoys basketball, football, golf, and action sports. He and his wife love being outdoors with their dog, as well as traveling often.

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

Developer

Issue Triage Specialist
Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland

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 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 VP of Engineering
Lives in Colombes, France

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

Marcia Ramos

Marcia Ramos

Junior Technical Writer

Reports to CMO
Lives in Quatro Barras, Brazil

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

Fatih Acet

Fatih Acet

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Istanbul, Turkey

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

Eliran Mesika

Eliran Mesika

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Reports to CEO
Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Sr. Account Executive

Reports to CRO
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Jen-Shin Lin

Jen-Shin Lin

Developer

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

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

John Northrup

John Northrup

Senior Production Engineer

Reports to Infrastructure Lead
Lives in Nashville, TN, USA

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

Marat Kalibekov

Marat Kalibekov

Junior Production Engineer

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

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

Alejandro Rodríguez

Alejandro Rodríguez

Developer

Performance Specialist
Reports to Infrastructure Lead
Lives in Santiago, Chile
  • On-call hero!

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.

Paco Guzmán

Paco Guzmán

Developer

Performance Specialist
Reports to Infrastructure Lead
Lives in Madrid, Spain

Paco started developing Ruby on Rails Web applications on the university. Since then he has been working on different companies on different sectors, improving performance and decreasing release time of the software products where they worked. Paco lives on Spain and when not working, becames a triathlete aficionado or a chef expert on cheesecakes or he brews his own beer.

Luke 'Jared' Bennett

Luke 'Jared' Bennett

Jr. Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Plymouth, United Kingdom

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

Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

People Operations Coordinator

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Lives in Tacoma, WA, 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 and benefits. Originally from Northern California as a giant Giants fan, she stays active in the great outdoors with her husband and their golden retriever, Cowboy Jake.

Chris Peressini

Chris Peressini

UX Designer

Reports to UX Lead
Lives in Madrid, Spain

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

Hazel Yang

Hazel Yang

UX Designer

Reports to UX Lead
Lives in Shanghai, China

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.

Joe Lucas

Joe Lucas

Director of Demand Generation

Reports to CMO
Lives in Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

Joe is passionate about demand gen, marketing automation, and technology in general. His background is in analytics and web development and he brings a similar mindset to marketing. Prior to joining GitLab, Joe has worked at InsideView, InboundWriter, Eightfold Logic, and ClickTracks. When he's not working you can usually find Joe riding his motorcycle and enjoying all that the beautiful South Carolina coast has to offer.

Tiago Botelho

Tiago Botelho

Developer Intern

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in Coimbra, Portugal

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

Alex Hanselka

Alex Hanselka

Junior Production Engineer

Reports to Infrastructure lead
Lives in Austin, TX, USA
  • On-call hero!

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

Taurie Davis

Taurie Davis

Senior UX Designer

Reports to UX Lead
Lives in Portland, OR, USA

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

Melissa Yue

Melissa Yue

Senior Accountant

Reports to Controller
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA

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

Julie Manalo

Julie Manalo

Account Manager

Reports to CRO
Lives in Sydney, Australia

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

Chet Backman

Chet Backman

Business Development Team Lead

Reports to Director of Demand Generation
Lives in Provo, UT, USA

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

Ahmad Sherif

Ahmad Sherif

Junior Production Engineer

Performance Specialist
Reports to Senior Production Engineer and Infrastructure lead
Lives in Cairo, Egypt
  • On-call hero!

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

Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Junior Service Engineer

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

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

Dan Leonte

Dan Leonte

Junior Account Executive

Reports to Sales Director EMEA
Lives in Arlon, Belgium

Dan is passionate about helping people become more effective in their activity by introducing to them one of the best and easy to use tool in the market for version control.

Nicholas 'Nick' Thomas

Nicholas 'Nick' Thomas

Senior Developer

Reports to Backend Lead
Lives in York, United Kingdom

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

Régis Freyd

Régis Freyd

Product Manager

Reports to Vice President of Product
Lives in Montréal, Québec

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

Joan Parrow

Joan Parrow

Senior Director of People Operations

Reports to CEO
Lives in Pennsylvania, USA

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

Arihant Godha

Arihant Godha

Service Engineer

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

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

Jennifer "JJ" Cordz

Jennifer "JJ" Cordz

Marketing Operations Manager

Reports to Director of Demand Generation
Lives in Spokane, WA, USA

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

Dimitrie Hoekstra

Dimitrie Hoekstra

UX Designer

Reports to UX Lead
Lives in Breda, The Netherlands

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

Francis Aquino

Francis Aquino

Director Sales Operations

Reports to CRO
Lives in New York, NY, USA

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

Kris Touzel

Kris Touzel

Business Development Representative

Reports to Business Development Team Lead
Lives in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

Prior to joining GitLab, Kris was a civil engineering designer. When he is not at work he is enjoying the outdoors, surfing, kayaking, camping, and attending NASCAR races.

Erica Lindberg

Erica Lindberg

Content Marketing Manager

Reports to Senior Product Marketing Manager
Lives in Boulder, CO, USA

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

Bryce Johnson

Bryce Johnson

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Madrid, Spain

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

Mike Greiling

Mike Greiling

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Minneapolis, MN, USA

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

De Wet Blomerus

De Wet Blomerus

Service Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Cape Town, South Africa
  • On-call hero!

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

Sean Packham

Sean Packham

Technical Writer

Reports to CMO
Lives in London, United Kingdon

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

Dan Parris

Dan Parris

Business Development Representative

Reports to Business Development Team Lead
Lives in Maryland, USA

Dan is passionate about people, using technology to solve problems, and enjoys finding new ways to help teams work better together. Before joining GitLab, he was involved with web development, and starting businesses. He's excited to contribute on the business development team, and when not at work, he enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and traveling.

Abby Matthews

Abby Matthews

People Operations Generalist

Reports to Senior Director of People Operations
Lives in London, UK

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

Athar Hameed

Athar Hameed

Service Engineer

Reports to Support Lead
Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

UX Designer

Reports to UX Lead
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal

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

Filipa Lacerda

Filipa Lacerda

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead
Lives in Porto, Portugal

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

Allison Whilden

Allison Whilden

UX Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering
Lives in Seattle, WA, USA

Allison is exhilarated by learning about and improving how people interact with technology. She is obsessed with finding the right problems to solve, and determined to solve them. In her free time, you can find her eagerly learning new skills, crafting something in her workshop, or curling up with a good book.

Elsje Smart

Elsje Smart

Business Development Representative

Reports to Business Development Team Lead
Lives in Marazion, UK

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.

J.D.

J.D.

Senior Account Executive

Reports to CRO

Joining September 21st

Kyla Gradin

Kyla Gradin

Business Development Representative

Reports to Business Development Team Lead
Lives in Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Hailing from the Great Plains of North Dakota, where winters are colder than Antarctica. 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 gained experience working for a multinational technology company, where she contributed her time to the cloud platform. She enjoys dedicating her down time in the summer to ake weekends, and breaking away from cold winters by traveling with her family. GitLab's slice of North Dakota nice.

J.E.J.

J.E.J.

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead

Joining September 26th

J.P.

J.P.

Senior Developer

Reports to Backend Lead

Joining September 26th

M.L.

M.L.

Issue Triage Specialist

Reports to VP of Engineering

Joining September 29th

A.N.

A.N.

Developer

Reports to Backend Lead

Joining October 3rd

N.R.

N.R.

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead

Joining October 3rd

B.N.

B.N.

Security Lead

Reports to VP of Engineering

Joining October 3rd

D.F.

D.F.

Junior Designer

Reports to Designer

Joining October 3rd

C.H.

C.H.

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead

Joining October 4th

R.B.

R.B.

Frontend Engineer

Reports to Frontend Lead

Joining October 17th

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