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David Sakamoto

GitLab
Vice President of Customer Success
San Francisco CA
After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, David started his professional career at Silicon Graphics Inc (SGI) where he was a Process Engineer and eventually a Program Manager, leading the release for high-end servers, supercomputers and MIPs processors. From there, he served in an diverse collection of roles and companies, including Software Program Manager (Genentech/biotech), Professional Services (XUMA / startup), Sales Engineering / Professional Services / Support / SW QA / Maintenance (CITTIO / startup), Success Operations / Software Development / Customer Success (Cisco), Customer Success / Services / Cloud Operations (EVault) and ultimately Customer Success at Gitlab. With this eclectic background, he brings deep passion and experience in leading customer experiences, developing teams, scaling businesses, and optimizing delivery of products and services to maximize customer success and propel revenue growth. He is thankful to live in beautiful San Francisco a couple blocks from Ocean Beach where he occasionally surfs. He's blessed to have a wonderful wife, two delightfully exuberant twin boys and a rambuncious shephard mix (Mister Syd). He also really loves tacos.