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Remote Work Panel Discussion

BRIKIT PANEL DISCUSSION  |  June 30th 2020 at 10am PDT

Working Remotely and Thriving: A Panel Discussion with the Pioneers of Remote Work

If you’re managing or embarking on a remote work initiative, join us at 10am PDT on June 30th to learn how remote work pioneers from GitLab, InVision, Wethos, Trello, and Brikit have overcome the challenges you’re facing.

In this one-hour panel discussion, we’ll explore remote work through the lenses of Sales, Marketing, HR and IT. You’ll learn about proven tools and strategies to work from home effectively and keep your workforce aligned, happy, and productive.

We will also open the floor to questions from the audience, so come prepared and learn from leaders with deep experience with remote work.

Meet the Panelists

Ryan Burke
former SVP, InVision

As Head of Sales at InVision, Ryan Burke took the fully-remote design software company from 35 employees and $5M in annual revenue to 350 employees and $100M just a few years later. He went on to scale the company internationally, hiring remote EMEA and APAC teams, taking the company to over 800 remote employees and a valuation of nearly $2B.

Ryan was named one of the Top 50 Sales Leaders in UK for 2019 by SalesConfidence. He advises a number of early-stage startups and is a Limited Partner of Remote First Fund and Venture Partner of Inventures VC

Stella Garber
Head of Marketing, Trello

Stella Garber is Head of Marketing at Trello, part of Atlassian's suite of collaboration tools. Stella has built and led Trello's remotely distributed marketing team for the past six years from her home in Chicago. She has traveled the world talking about remote work and building remote teams: here's her recent talk at  INBOUND.  

A serial entrepreneur, Stella founded and sold a few tech companies before joining Trello. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University.

Jonathan Hunt
VP of Security, GitLab

Johnathan Hunt is the Head of Information Security at GitLab, the single application for the DevOps lifecycle and the world’s largest all-remote company with 1,300 team members in 68 countries and regions. Johnathan has spent his career building and managing information security programs from the ground up focused on securing business and customer information assets, reducing risk and ensuring success of the business.

Johnathan holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois Springfield as well as several of the security industry’s most desired and prestigious certifications. Today, he works from his home in Atlanta.


Eryn Peters
Director of Talent, Wethos


Eryn Peters is Director of Talent at Wethos, a market network that allows independents to create and run their own creative studios. Working remotely for over a decade, Eryn brings cross-functional experience from her time spent at Sony, Mercedes-Benz, and Toptal, to create and implement talent strategy initiatives ranging from retention and culture programs to advanced skill education initiatives for global audiences in over 100 countries.

Eryn was named one of the Top Leaders in SaaS in 2018 by the SaaS Report. In addition to her role at Wethos, she is an independent consultant and advisor for early-stage startups looking to achieve hyper-growth and scale their People Operations.

Darryl Duke
President, Brikit

Brikit's founder Darryl Duke has embraced remote work from the very beginning, at a time when it was still considered a disadvantage. Over the past 15 years, he has developed remote work solutions for customers and driven product vision to reach thousands of customers in over 70 countries, all while wearing fuzzy slippers at home.

An Atlassian Marketplace Top Vendor and Solutions Partner, Brikit helps fast-growing and Fortune 500 companies design digital workplaces that build on Atlassian Confluence and Jira to create solid remote work foundations for the whole enterprise.


Andy Donovan
Information Architect

Andy is an Information Architect for Brikit. He holds a degree in Philosophy and a Master's of Library and Information Science, and has more than 15 years' experience designing and enhancing information systems for corporate, academic, and non-profit organizations, including the Boeing Company, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and the State of Minnesota. Andy embraces the identity of the 'Cybrarian' — a Librarian who uses technology and design to help connect people with information. To this end, he's used taxonomies, ontologies, wireframes, Python, Java, RDF, and Brikit! to create knowledge spaces for enquiring and innovative minds. Off screen, you can find Andy in a heavy metal parking lot, the line at the cinema, or at the trailhead, staff in hand.