Technical Consultant and Development Project Manager in a american universities, where remote working is not
Lara Owen, Director of Global Workplace Operations at GitHub, is responsible for ensuring that 900+
scattered across 20 countries, remain cohesive and productive.
Melissa Smith has been working remotely since 2013. In 2017 she became location independent. During that time
traveled to 16 countries in 12 months while running her business. She has since gained international
and has been featured in CareerBuilder, The Muse, Spark Hire, Thinkific & Woman’s World.
Jenny is a designer, strategist and Director of Innovation Development at Vizient Inc. Jenny has lead online
distributed teams of nearly 100 employees for over a decade.
Public Relations Manager at Buffer. She’s worked with Buffer for nearly 3 years and along with the rest of
has done so completely remotely. Originally from Canada, Hailley now lives in Colorado Springs with her
two dogs and two cats.
Juan Felipe Campos serves as Partner at Manos Accelerator and has founded 2 tech and marketing startups, all
traveling the world. He now currently resides in Silicon Valley.
Liam is the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com, Staff.com and is also a co-organizer of RunningRemote.com,
largest conference on building remote teams. After working with remote employees for over 10 years, Liam
the increased use of outsourcing and is passionate about gaining insights into the inner workings of how
Sophie Wade is the author of "Embracing Progress. Next Steps for the Future of Work", an Executive MBA
textbook. She has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world, working in media,
and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo in the US and Burda in Germany. Sophie has a BA from
University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mario is a senior full stack .NET Core / Angular developer with 10 years of experience in software
Mario has worked in such companies as Lemax (one of the top software solutions for travel agencies and tour
operators) and Toptal (the global network of experts trying to solve world’s talent shortage).
Maggie Sarfo is a passionate author, speaker and advisor, working with business leaders, entrepreneurs and
professionals. She currently works as CEO of Meres Consult Ltd and is also Regional Director of The Athena
- City of London - UK.
Marion has over 25 years of global experience in hospitality technology and managing remote teams in Asia,
and North America. As Sr VP Operations at Upflex she currently spearheads global expansion and revenue
for this fast-growing SaaS team, as they roll out leading workplace flexibility solutions.
James is a senior member of the Experience Design team at O'Reilly, a partially-distributed company offering
technical and business training, knowledge and insights through its online platform and conferences.
Product Leader, author, and speaker who’s been building digital products for more than 8 years. His
include managing mobile products from one of Germany’s biggest publishing houses, trying (and failing) to
the dog sitting industry, managing the biggest B2C revenue driver of Germany’s largest professional network
scaling a B2B SaaS team as an entrepreneur.
Head of Business Development at Doist, the remote-first team behind the popular productivity apps Todoist &
Head of Customer Experience at MURAL. Previously, Jim worked in various design-related consulting roles for
companies, such as eBay, Audi, SONY, Elsevier Science, LexisNexis and Citrix.
Marwan has been working for 15 years in the IT industry. His remote working journey started in 2013 when he
involved with e-lancing. He left the safety of corporate employment in March 2015 to follow his dream of
journey in entrepreneurship, R&D and Artificial Intelligence.
Founder of Anywhere Consulting, a business and marketing consulting company that supports entrepreneurs,
and SMEs to build, launch and grow their business anywhere.
Dr. Todd Dewett is a best-selling author at LinkedIn Learning, as well as a TEDx and Inc. Magazine Top 100
David is an expert on the collaboration technology industry. He developed and executed global technology
in leadership roles with JPMorgan Chase and Lehman Brothers
Ran a multimillion dollar engineering firm in Australia before realising life was too short to do something
not passionate about. When Jim is not helping entrepreneurs through 1-1 mentoring, he can be found exploring
corners of the globe.
Barbie has been Chief Culture Officer at Gitlab Inc. since September 2017 and has over 20 years of HR
Prior to GitLab, Barbie was VP, Talent for Netflix.
Lead Instructor with LUMA Institute and Head of Content Design with MURAL.CO. Tippin has worked remotely for
than 25 years. Daily routine? He facilitates a workshop for the EU by 10AM, joins a design jam in Argentina
lunch and wrap up with a coaching call to Australia.
Director of Product at Coworker.com - The global community-powered marketplace with
its entire team dispersed across various coworking spaces across the globe.
Passionate manager with more than 7 years of remote work experience. At his current job with Buffer, a fully
distributed company with no office, he leads the whole Mobile Area and is pushing Mobile Apps to the next
For the last 10 years Stephan has supported corporate teams, start-ups, nonprofits to adopt new ways of
make remote collaboration a success. He currently lives in Brazil with his wife and 2 children.