Remote’s mission is to open up the vast potential of the world for every person, business and country. We envision a world where every person and business truly belongs in the global market.
Remote was founded in 2019 by Job van der Voort and Marcelo Lebre to simplify how companies employ global talent. Our entire team works remotely in countries around the world. We don’t have any offices because we believe that people do their best work when they are free to work where they choose. To learn more about our values and how we operate as a fully remote team, check out the Remote Handbook.
Job is the CEO and co-founder of Remote. Job previously worked as a neuroscientist before leaving academia to become the VP of Product at GitLab, the world’s largest all-remote company, where he hired talent in 67 different countries. Job is a sought-after presenter, speaking on topics related to scaling a remote-first startup, remote culture, and the future of work. Job has two kids and five hundred hobbies.
Marcelo is the COO and co-founder of Remote. Marcelo previously worked as the VP of Engineering at Unbabel, has held several CTO positions and is a startup advisor. In addition to his Remote Engineering Stories podcast, he frequently speaks at events about engineering leadership and managing remote teams. He is a passionate engineer, proud dad, and sci-fi nerd.
Francesco is an ex-Bain and c-level professional with a track record of successfully working with early stage startups across the globe. He helped scale Onfido, an online identity verification platform, from 15 to 500 employees. Francesco has extensive experience in product, operations, international expansion, and strategy. He holds a Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering and is fluent in five languages.
Kim is a seasoned Chief of Staff with 13+ years of strategic planning, business operations and project management experience in various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, federal government and legal. She excels at working with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to simplify complex processes, improve efficiency and deliver superior administrative support.
Paula is a veteran of the software industry spanning Silicon Valley and Europe and author of Get on Track, the playbook for building a top-notch program management office. She leads with superior organizational, managerial, and technical skills to level up engineering, product, program management and operations teams. She's obsessive about helping companies run well.
Filipa is the VP of Special Operations at Remote. With a background in law and HR/People Operations, she brings a dynamic and passionate approach to lead high impact projects across Remote. Her prior roles include Head of People at Circ and People Operations Manager at Unbabel. She is a jazz enthusiast and plays the bass in her spare time.
John is a veteran of the startup world. As a top producer at high-growth companies such as Rally Software (purchased by CA Technologies) and GitLab, he helped position disruptive technologies to the early adopter market. John is bringing his model of lean, agile sales management to Remote while scaling the team to achieve massive growth. John lives in Denver, CO USA with his family, including a son in college and a daughter in high school.
Pedro is the VP of Finance at Remote where he is responsible for analyzing financial performance for budgeting and forecasting, managing all accounting operations, and providing strategic guidance to accelerate business expansion. He started his career in investment banking and strategy in technology, media and telecommunications. Over the last five years Pedro has been focusing on high growth tech companies and was Head of Finance at Codacy. He is the dad of two girls and a boy.
Leandro is the Head of Design at Remote, where he has led and enables all Design functions — delivering seamless and ideal customer experiences with a customer-centric and innovative perspective. Previously Leandro co-founded Infinit, a Brand & Digital Design atelier. For the last 18+ years, he has led multi-disciplinary teams to help brands launch and market B2C and B2B products and services. He won multiple design awards and was featured in several industry publications. He is the dad of two lovely boys.
Luis has 21 years of experience building and managing operations in support teams. He has worked in a number of different industries at top companies, including UPS, TNT, Fujitsu Technologies, Caterpillar, Placard, and Unbabel. His main passion is his 5 year old son but he also loves music, collecting vinyl records, all outdoor and sea sports, and Muay Thai.
Sam is a General Counsel with experience in financial services and technology. Most recently, he built high-performing legal teams in two Deloitte Fast 50 digital companies. His legal areas of expertise are: corporate (corporate governance, M&A, fundraising, and share option schemes), commercial (outsourcing), employment, data privacy and regulatory.
Elisa is the VP of Growth, heading up Partnerships, Performance Marketing, Product Marketing, PR and Comms, Commercial Strategy and International Growth at Remote. A conference interpreter by education, she was previously a product management and marketing executive at Apple, Square and Eventbrite where she headed up strategic global expansion initiatives. Elisa also founded Milaner, an e-commerce platform enabling Italian and French luxury artisans to sell directly to consumers for the first time.
Roderick is head of legal at Remote where he overseas all legal matters for the business, including compliance, and manages a growing a team of international legal specialists. He started his career in criminal law. After the global financial crisis, he joined EY and advised the world's leading financial institutions and banks on new (European) prudential regulation, compliance and risk management. A lifelong learner and teacher, he is passionate about providing training to students, colleagues and clients. He lives in Amsterdam with his girlfriend and two cats.
Quentin is a rigorous project leader specializing in Customer Operations with vast experience in financial services from retail banking to Fintech and payments services. He offers a unique combination of team and project management and legal expertise covering state and international regulations.
Nadia is the VP of People at Remote, where she works on all things people and continues to enable Remote as a great place to work. She is exceptionally passionate about the onboarding journey in a remote-first environment and creating a self-enabled culture to ensure everyone is set up for success. She came from GitLab, leading People Operations and Experience, People Engineering and International Expansion and helped scale GitLab from 75 to 1300 employees.
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