GitLab appoints former Google VP as Chief Technology Officer
Press Release by GitLab Wed 24 Jan 2024
GitLab has announced the appointment of Sabrina Farmer as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Farmer will be responsible for leading GitLab’s software engineering, operations, and customer support teams. She will steer the company’s technical vision and strategy, and oversee the development and delivery of GitLab’s products.
Sabrina Farmer to Propel GitLab’s Growth
Farmer joins GitLab with over 25 years of experience, including a 19-year tenure at Google, where she served as Vice President of Engineering for core infrastructure.
At Google, she played a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability, performance, and efficiency of all Google’s billion-user products and infrastructure.
Farmer shared her enthusiasm for her new role: “From GitLab’s culture of transparency to defining the DevSecOps category, I’m thrilled to join at such an exciting time in the company’s trajectory.”
A staunch advocate for women in technology, Farmer holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans, where she established scholarships promoting inclusion and empowerment in technology.
Sid Sijbrandij, Co-founder and CEO of GitLab, said: “Sabrina is a seasoned technology leader … I am confident that Sabrina’s leadership will continue to inspire our team members as we innovate our AI-powered DevSecOps platform.”
Farmer’s appointment is a significant step for GitLab, as the company looks to continue evolving its AI-powered DevSecOps platform, aiming to enhance the development process and productivity for developers and enterprises alike.