David DeSanto is the Chief Product Officer at GitLab Inc., where he leads GitLab’s product division to define and execute GitLab's product vision and roadmap. David is responsible for ensuring the company builds, ships, and supports the platform that reinforces GitLab's leadership in the DevSecOps platform market.
David joined GitLab in 2019 to expand GitLab’s Ultimate tier and build security into the GitLab DevOps platform. He was promoted to chief product officer in 2022. Prior to GitLab, David has held product and engineering leadership roles at Spirent Communications, NSS Labs and ICSA Labs.
David holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity from New York University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at major international conferences on topics including AI, DevSecOps, platform engineering, threat intelligence, and cloud security, in addition to being the co-author of Threat Forecasting.