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GitLab bolsters executive team as it prepares to IPO in November 2020

Christian Wylonis · February 19, 2019
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Gitlab has hired Todd Barr as Chief Marketing Officer and Michael McBride as Chief Revenue Officer. Barr joins GitLab from Red Hat where he was VP of Digital Demand according to his LinkedIn profile. McBride was previously SVP of Worldwide Field Operations at the security company Lookout.

"GitLab has grown tremendously over the last three years, from our most recent Series-D funding round to expanding our team members to more than 400 worldwide,” said Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab. “Todd and Michael represent our continued investment in people and product as we build with an eye for the long-term, especially as enterprises begin to recognize that open source is the new standard for DevOps platforms and cloud infrastructure.”

GitLab is a software product that allows programmers to work concurrently on the same project. They have publicly stated that they intend to go public in November to help them complete with their large rivals including Atlassian and Github which was recently acquired by Microsoft.