Chief Executive Officer

The CEO reports to the Board of Directors of GitLab, Inc.


  • Set overall strategy
  • Hire great people. Help people that are not a good fit find another job
  • Provide direction for product development with the Executive Vice President of Product
  • Communicate company vision and goals to the entire team and the rest of the community
  • Lead by example
  • Praise the right behaviour
  • Keep the board of directors and investors well-informed and engaged in GitLab’s continued growth and success
  • Ensure there is enough cash at all times. Secure funding for the company, if needed
  • Continue to be deeply engaged with the entire GitLab community through active discussions on Hacker News, Twitter, etc.
  • Make sure that GitLab Inc. acts in the interest of the GitLab community
  • Pricing and business model
  • Actively engage in mergers and acquisitions, if and when those are appropriate
  • Oversee the continued build out of a great team
  • Leadership at GitLab

Performance Indicators

The CEO’s Performance Indicators are GitLab’s KPIs

Chief of Staff to the CEO
The Chief of Staff to the CEO is a very talented individual who serves as a trusted advisor and confidant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Chief of Staff to the CEO and the CEO work closely together to get twice as much done as the CEO would be able to do alone. The Chief of Staff to the CEO leads the Office of the CEO at GitLab. This is a senior leadership role.
Internal Strategy Intern
The Internal Strategy Intern reports to the Chief of Staff to the CEO and works to support the Office of the CEO. Internal consultants can quickly gather and analyze all data related to a problem and present next steps. They are the internal strategy consultants of GitLab who move from problem to problem in different functional areas. Responsibilities Drive special projects that are urgent and important. Most of these will be of a strategic and cross-functional nature Fill in knowledge gaps of the Chief of Staff to the CEO Identify procedural gaps in existing workflows and work to resolve with optimization, automation, and data Support the creation of prepared materials (documents, decks) for the Chief of Staff to the CEO Translate practical needs into technical requirements Execute on assignments from the Chief of Staff to the CEO, as directed Demonstrate GitLab values in all work Requirements Experience at a strategy consulting firm is preferred 2+ years experience in high growth startup environments is desired Detail-oriented forward thinker, familiar with the industry Excellent written, verbal, and technical communicator Experience making data-driven decisions Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables Track record of leadership independent of role History of working cross-functionally to move projects forward Ability to use GitLab Performance Indicators Meetings shifted from CEO - hours spent in meetings decreases overtime by Chief of Staff to the CEO stepping in, supported by Internal Consultants Throughput - Issues or merge requests closed as measurement of projects iterated on Hiring Process Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below.
Strategy and Operations
The Strategy and Operations team are GitLab's internal strategy consultants who move from problem to problem in different functional areas.


About GitLab

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

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

Top 10 Reasons to Work for GitLab:

  1. Mission: Everyone can contribute
  2. Results: Fast growth, ambitious vision
  3. Flexible Work Hours: Plan your day so you are there for other people & have time for personal interests
  4. Transparency: Over 2,000 webpages in GitLab handbook, GitLab Unfiltered YouTube channel
  5. Iteration: Empower people to be effective & have an impact, Merge Request rate, We dogfood our own product, Directly responsible individuals
  6. Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: A focus on gender parity, Team Member Resource Groups, other initiatives
  7. Collaboration: Kindness, saying thanks, intentionally organize informal communication, no ego
  8. Total Rewards: Competitive market rates for compensation, Equity compensation, global benefits (inclusive of office equipment)
  9. Work/Life Harmony: Flexible workday, Family and Friends days
  10. Remote Done Right: One of the world's largest all-remote companies, prolific inventor of remote best practices

See our culture page for more!

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