GitLab Deepens Executive Bench with First Chief Culture Officer; Chief Marketing Officer; Vice President of Engineering

GitLab Deepens Executive Bench with First Chief Culture Officer;
Chief Marketing Officer; Vice President of Engineering

Former Netflix Executive Barbie Graver Joins to Lead Progressive
Culture as Company Prepares for Hypergrowth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/06/17 --  GitLab, the
leading integrated product for modern software development, has
announced three new executive hires, including its first ever chief
culture officer. Barbie Graver, formerly vice president of talent at
Netflix (NFLX), joined GitLab to ensure its vision for a positive and
inclusive workforce continues at scale. In addition, the company
added Joe Scheuermann as its chief marketing officer to rapidly scale
go-to-market and Eric Johnson as vice president of engineering to
deliver on the product vision and meet the enterprises' growing
demands for an integrated solution that offers a superior user
experience for modern software developers. 

GitLab is known for its unique approach to business, from its radical
transparency to its 100% remote workforce of nearly 200 team members
located across 38 countries. In her new role as chief culture
officer, Graver will focus on fostering a strong employee support
system and engaging environment as GitLab continues to scale the
business and build its all-remote workforce. 

"GitLab is in a unique position because they already have the
mentality that 'culture eats business for breakfast,'" said Graver.
"We are anything but traditional and are changing the way businesses
think about employees by building a remote workforce that can attract
the best and brightest from any part of the world without being
limited by geography. In my new role, I hope to support GitLab
employees as the company continues to break down hierarchical
barriers and looks to flip the traditional technology business model
on its head." 

Prior to GitLab, Graver led human resources for Netflix's product
innovation, engineering/development, business development and digital
supply chain organizations at Netflix, managing a team that supported
over 1,500 employees. Graver's expertise is her ability to strike a
balance between a successful, fast-growing company and one that
values a diverse workforce focused on support and respect. Her past
experience taught her firsthand that "having the right people is more
critical than having the right process or policy."

In recognition of the market opportunity ahead, GitLab also bolstered
the executive team with strategic additions in marketing and
engineering. Joe Scheuermann joins GitLab as the chief marketing
officer with over 20 years of experience in hyper-growth startups and
global enterprises. Previously, Joe held leadership positions at
Trifacta, Mercury Interactive, Business Objects, Teradata and CA
Technologies. 

GitLab leads the industry in providing the most integrated and
complete software development application geared specifically for
enterprise developers and has been able to release new features and
capabilities every month for 71 months consecutively. Eric Johnson
will now serve as vice president of engineering, to continue this
aggressive schedule and deliver the next generation of capabilities
to support modern developers. Johnson most recently held the position
of vice president of engineering at Airware managing over 60
engineers, designers and data scientists.

GitLab's market leading product now serves two thirds of the
self-hosted Git enterprise development market. This series of new
hires follows GitLab's recent recognition from leading analyst firm
Forrester as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Continuous Integration
Tools, Q3 2017 report. As the pace of software innovation continues
to accelerate, and developer methodologies continue to evolve, GitLab
provides the requisite capabilities modern developers need so they
can fully embrace the benefits of DevOps, including Kubernetes based
application development and monitoring, as well as continuous
integration (CI) and deployment (CD).

About GitLab
Since its incorporation in 2014, GitLab has quickly become the
leading self-hosted Git repository management tool used by software
development teams ranging from startups to global enterprise
organizations. GitLab has since expanded its product offering to
deliver an integrated source code management, code review,
test/release automation, and application monitoring product that
accelerates and simplifies the software development process. With one
end-to-end software development product, GitLab helps teams eliminate
unnecessary steps from their workflow, significantly reduce cycle
time and focus exclusively on building great software. Today, more
than 100,000 organizations, including Ticketmaster, ING, NASDAQ,
Alibaba, Sony, VMware, and Intel; and millions of users, trust GitLab
to bring their modern applications from idea to production, reliably
and repeatedly.



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