We are

Remote’s mission is to open up the vast potential of the world for every person, business and country. We envision a world where every person and business truly belongs in the global market.

Company and values

Remote was founded in 2019 by Job van der Voort and Marcelo Lebre to simplify how companies employ global talent. Our entire team works remotely in countries around the world. We don’t have any offices because we believe that people do their best work when they are free to work where they choose. To learn more about our values and how we operate as a fully remote team, check out the Remote Handbook.



CEO / Co-founder

Job van der Voort

Job is the CEO and co-founder of Remote. Job previously worked as a neuroscientist before leaving academia to become the VP of Product at GitLab, the world’s largest all-remote company, where he hired talent in 67 different countries. Job is a sought-after presenter, speaking on topics related to scaling a remote-first startup, remote culture, and the future of work. Job has two kids and five hundred hobbies.

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COO / Co-founder

Marcelo Lebre

Marcelo is the COO and co-founder of Remote. Marcelo was previously VP of Engineering at Unbabel and has held several CTO positions. He frequently speaks at events about leadership and managing remote teams. Marcelo is also a startup advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs. He is a passionate engineer, proud dad, and sci-fi nerd.

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VP of Lifecycle Operations

Francesco Cardi

Francesco is an ex-Bain and c-level professional with a track record of successfully working with early stage startups across the globe. He helped scale Onfido, an online identity verification platform, from 15 to 500 employees. Francesco has extensive experience in product, operations, international expansion, and strategy. He holds a Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering and is fluent in five languages.

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Chief of Staff

Kim Cook

Kim is a seasoned Chief of Staff with 13+ years of strategic planning, business operations and project management experience in various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, federal government and legal. She excels at working with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to simplify complex processes, improve efficiency and deliver superior administrative support.

VP of Onboarding and Mobility

Paula Dieli

Paula is a veteran of the software industry spanning Silicon Valley and Europe and author of Get on Track, the playbook for building a top-notch program management office. She leads with superior organizational, managerial, and technical skills to level up engineering, product, program management and operations teams. She's obsessive about helping companies run well. 

VP of Special Operations

Filipa Matos

Filipa is the VP of Special Operations at Remote. With a background in law and HR/People Operations, she brings a dynamic and passionate approach to lead high impact projects across Remote. Her prior roles include Head of People at Circ and People Operations Manager at Unbabel. She is a jazz enthusiast and plays the bass in her spare time.

VP of Finance

Pedro Monteiro de Barros

Pedro is the VP of Finance at Remote where he is responsible for analyzing financial performance for budgeting and forecasting, managing all accounting operations, and providing strategic guidance to accelerate business expansion. He started his career in investment banking and strategy in technology, media and telecommunications. Over the last five years Pedro has been focusing on high growth tech companies and was Head of Finance at Codacy. He is the dad of two girls and a boy.

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Head of Design

Leandro Peixoto

Leandro is the Head of Design at Remote, where he has led and enables all Design functions — delivering seamless and ideal customer experiences with a customer-centric and innovative perspective. Previously Leandro co-founded Infinit, a Brand & Digital Design atelier. For the last 18+ years, he has led multi-disciplinary teams to help brands launch and market B2C and B2B products and services. He won multiple design awards and was featured in several industry publications. He is the dad of two lovely boys.

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VP General Counsel

Sam Ross

Sam is a General Counsel with experience in financial services and technology. Most recently, he built high-performing legal teams in two Deloitte Fast 50 digital companies. His legal areas of expertise are: corporate (corporate governance, M&A, fundraising, and share option schemes), commercial (outsourcing), employment, data privacy and regulatory.

VP of Growth

Elisa Rossi

Elisa is the VP of Growth, heading up Partnerships, Performance Marketing, Product Marketing, PR and Comms, Commercial Strategy and International Growth at Remote. A conference interpreter by education, she was previously a product management and marketing executive at Apple, Square and Eventbrite where she headed up strategic global expansion initiatives. Elisa also founded Milaner, an e-commerce platform enabling Italian and French luxury artisans to sell directly to consumers for the first time.

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Chief Risk Officer

Roderick van Vliet

Roderick is chief risk officer at Remote where he oversees all legal matters for the business, including compliance, and manages a growing team of international legal specialists. He started his career in criminal law. After the global financial crisis, he joined EY and advised the world's leading financial institutions and banks on new (European) prudential regulation, compliance and risk management. A lifelong learner and teacher, he is passionate about providing training to students, colleagues and clients. He lives in Amsterdam with his girlfriend and two cats.

VP of Payroll and Benefits

Quentin Vassas

Quentin is a rigorous project leader specializing in Customer Operations with vast experience in financial services from retail banking to Fintech and payments services. He offers a unique combination of team and project management and legal expertise covering state and international regulations.

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VP of People

Nadia Vatalidis

Nadia is the VP of People at Remote, where she works on all things people and continues to enable Remote as a great place to work. She is exceptionally passionate about the onboarding journey in a remote-first environment and creating a self-enabled culture to ensure everyone is set up for success. She came from GitLab, leading People Operations and Experience, People Engineering and International Expansion and helped scale GitLab from 75 to 1300 employees.

Chief Product Officer

Todd Wilkens

Todd is the Chief Product Officer of Remote where he leads the Product Management and Design teams. Todd has led Product, Design, and P&L at several market-leading companies including Atlassian, Automattic, Auctane, and IBM. He speaks and writes about product management, design, and remote work regularly. Todd has 6 kids, too many volunteering/service projects, and an obsession with Texas bbq and spicy Indian curries.


We're proud to be backed by the world's leading investors.

General Catalyst
Index Ventures
Two Sigma Ventures


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