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## Eric's README
Hey there, my name is Eric and I'm a product director here at GitLab. This README is meant to tell you a bit more about myself and to serve as a way for what it might be like to work with me.
I joined GitLab in 2018 and created this [README deck](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uZQZ-UAPcQacKAfomIL_Znk3_OUAYODFuQgJtGxRyQY/edit#slide=id.g2823c3f9ca_0_30) during my first week. While some of it is focused on ramping up, most of the information in the deck still holds true.
Hey there, my name is Eric and I'm the Chief Product Officer at [Cobalt.io](cobalt.io). This README is meant to tell you a bit more about myself and to serve as a way for what it might be like to work with me.
## About me
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1. Maximizer
- My Meyers Briggs profile is ENTJ
## My role as a Senior Director of Product
## My role as a Chief Product Officer
As a Senior Director of Product at GitLab, it's my job to build and lead a high functioning team of product managers. The [job description](https://about.gitlab.com/job-families/product/director-of-product/) for product directors is well defined, however, there are a few responsibilities that are near and dear to me, related to building our team. I really get excited by:
As the Chief Product Officer at Cobalt, it's my job to build and lead a high functioning team of product managers, product ops, and product design professionals and chart the course for where we want to take our product. As a product leader I really get excited by:
- Sourcing, recruiting, and hiring the best talent we can find for any open roles we have.
- Ensuring fantastic onboarding experiences in order to ramp up team members as quickly as possible.
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- Serving team members by helping them work through tough issues.
- Collaborating with team members on important product strategy initiatives.
In June of 2020, I was promoted to Senior Director of Product. For more information on why I was promoted, check out my promotion [doc](https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTYv7raFcINAYQfiHpTHjqsZ7eSvlENL7MuKhKWVCoPRZLmcGS9vtg8siI8dzn_3KXdho9MR_NI3nT1/pub).
## Communicating and working with me
- I love getting to know people personally and deeply - if this is not your desired style/interaction, please let me know and I will adapt to you and your communication style!
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- Do your best, every day.
- Keep the big picture in mind - always attempt to connect your activity and output to customer value and outcomes.
- Assume positive intent from your co-workers and aim to work collaboratively with them.
- Live out the GitLab core values in everything that you do.
- Live out the Cobalt core values in everything that you do.
- Prioritize for fantastic business outcomes. We have an amazing opportunity to do what very few companies have done, so let's make the most of it!
- Have a bias for action. Don't let things sit if you can move them along. Don't wait for consensus decision making on 2 way door decisions.
- Provide me feedback on things I can do to improve. I view feedback as a requirement for growing both personally and professionally.
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- I am typically very quick to respond to Slack/Text/Email during working hours. At times, I will turn off notifications to get deep work done, but will typically check in once an hour if I'm in that mode.
- I go back and forth between having the Slack app installed on my phone and not. If it's installed notifications are turned off.
## Links
- [Eric's LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbrinkman/)
- [Eric's Twitter](https://twitter.com/ecbrinkman)
## Eric's favorite things
Here is a list of my favorite things! I would love to discuss any or all of these with each of you.
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