Darren Murph

Member Since 2022

Darren Murph

Head of Remote


Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Named an “oracle of remote work” by CNBC, I serve as GitLab’s Head of Remote. A visionary in organizational design, I lead at the intersection of people, culture, operations, inclusivity, marketing, employer branding, and communication. I've spent my career shaping remote teams and charting remote transformations. I advise and invest in global startups and serve as a remote work transformation consultant. I serve multifaceted teams across people, operations, and marketing functions. GitLab is the world’s largest all-remote company, with over 1,500 team members in 67+ countries with no company-owned offices. I hold a Guinness World Record as the planet's most prolific professional blogger. With over 10 million published words across all mediums, I leverage my expertise in editorial strategy, content marketing, and publishing to create sharp, impactful messaging for brands and platforms. I believe in the power of informing and entertaining. I'm a people leader, culture champion, storyteller, and mentor. I am a content and communications-focused executive who speaks design, business and analytics. My focus has been, and always will be, the team. I hope to leave a legacy of change, empowering more people and companies to work remotely in locales that fulfill their soul. As an adoptive dad, I advocate for others to be able to work from anywhere and savor moments with family. I've consulted with research firms and consumer electronics companies (McKinsey and Company as well as Citi), and have hosted instructional courses on blogging and remote work for CreativeLive. As SVP of Editorial Strategy at Weber Shandwick and Director, Global Communications at Dolby, I worked to build workflows and strategies that resonate in the world of brand publishing and communications. I'm a published author, penning 'Living The Remote Dream,’ GitLab’s Remote Playbook, as well as ‘iPad Secrets’ and ‘iPhone Secrets’ through John Wiley & Sons, Inc. My work and interviews are featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, TechCrunch, The Telegraph, Crunchbase, CNBC, Cheddar, Business Insider, Forbes, CNN, Engadget, The Points Guy, Gear Patrol, Entrepreneur, Popular Science, Oprah.com, Gadling, Thrillist, and Quartz. I have appeared on ABC, PBS, CTV, France’s TF1 and NBC television and radio programs. I have a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from North Carolina State University, as well as an MBA from Campbell University.


  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Jouornalism


June 24th, 2022

Half-Hearted Hybrid Isn’t the Remote Work You Deserve

Making the transition from in-office work to an all-remote organization is a big undertaking.



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