Our leadership

Meet the team leaders behind the world’s leading software development platform.

Nat Friedman

Chief Executive Officer

Nat Friedman

Chief Executive Officer

Nat Friedman is CEO of GitHub, and drives the company’s vision of a global community of developers building the future together. Nat is passionate about building products that delight developers, and is a long-time leader in the open source community. He has co-founded two companies: Xamarin in 2011, where he served as CEO through acquisition by Microsoft in 2016, and Ximian in 1999. He is also co-founder of AI Grant, the GNOME Foundation, and co-founder and chairman of California YIMBY. Nat lives in San Francisco with his wife, daughter, and three dogs.

Jason Warner

SVP of Technology

Jason Warner

SVP of Technology

Jason Warner is GitHub’s Senior Vice President of Technology, where he oversees our Engineering, Product, Product Design, and Security Teams. Jason has played an integral role in building GitHub’s product roadmap to fit the needs of developers around the world.

Prior to joining GitHub in 2017, Jason was Vice President of Engineering at Heroku. Before Heroku, Jason oversaw product engineering for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Phone at Canonical.

Jason is passionate about building technologies that bring people together, and he’s an active speaker, writer, and advisor.

Paul St John

VP of Sales

Paul St John

VP of Sales

Paul St. John is GitHub’s Vice President of Sales, where he oversees our Global Sales, Channel Sales, Pre-Sales, Customer Success, and Professional Services Teams. From small startups to Fortune 50 companies, Paul helps teams of all sizes reach their business goals with GitHub.

Prior to joining GitHub in 2014, Paul led Global Sales for Alfresco. Before Alfresco, he spent a decade in Europe running sales in more than 30 countries for for Dell EMC and Riverbed.

When Paul isn’t talking to companies about GitHub, you can find him cooking or outdoors with his family and dogs.

Carrie Olesen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carrie Olesen

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carrie Olesen is GitHub’s Chief Human Resources Officer, where she oversees the company’s HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, Employee Experience, and Workplace Services teams. Carrie is passionate about scaling GitHub’s global business in its next phase of growth, and continuing to focus on diversity, inclusion, and belonging at the company.

Previously, Carrie worked on the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Microsoft, and led various areas of global HR, including bringing incubation businesses forward to start new categories. Prior to Microsoft, Carrie was General Manager of a private staffing company in the Pacific Northwest.

When Carrie is not leading the HR team at GitHub, she enjoys traveling, skiing, and hiking with her family.

Tyler Fuller

General Counsel

Tyler Fuller

General Counsel

Tyler Fuller is GitHub’s General Counsel, where he leads the company’s Legal, Policy, and Social Impact teams.

Tyler has been a technology lawyer for over 20 years. He started his practice at the law firm of Howard, Rice in San Francisco working with local and national technology companies. He then joined Microsoft where he led diverse teams providing a wide array of strategic legal, corporate, and external affairs services in the United States and around the world. Tyler has played a key role in Microsoft’s evolution to become a major supporter and contributor to open source software. He continues to support Microsoft’s efforts in open source, developer tools, cloud services, and global data center infrastructure.

Outside of his legal pursuits, Tyler spends an inordinate amount of time playing tennis and chauffeuring around his three kids.

Laura Heisman

VP of Communications

Laura Heisman

VP of Communications

Laura Heisman is GitHub’s Vice President of Communications, where she oversees the company’s Global Communications Team, including Public Relations, Internal Communications, and Industry Analyst Relations. In addition to leading GitHub’s communications programs, Laura has been integral in building out GitHub’s global communications strategy and sharing the company’s storyline to showcase the company’s platform, community and new developer opportunities.

Prior to joining GitHub in 2017, Laura spent more than a decade at Citrix as Vice President of Communications leading the worldwide team. Before Citrix, Laura led corporate communications at Interwoven and was with leading PR agencies representing startup and global companies.

Laura is passionate about human-centered storytelling and raising awareness about how GitHub is changing people’s lives and the future of software, including the impact it will have on her own children’s future.

Mike Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is GitHub’s Chief Financial Officer. He oversees our Strategic Finance, Accounting, Deal Desk, Tax and Treasury, and Business Systems Teams. Mike is passionate about growing both GitHub’s business and impact on the world.

Prior to joining GitHub in 2017, Mike spent nine years at Tesla in a number of executive roles including Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Mike raised over $8 billion and helped expand Tesla’s operations around the world. Before Tesla, Mike served as CFO at both Tropos Networks and Benchmark Capital.

On the weekends, you can find Mike testing how many miles he can hike vertically with his wife and two sons.


Careers

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Diversity and inclusion

We work hard to build the most inclusive communities we can—online, on our teams, and in cities around the world.

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