NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andela, the global marketplace for remote technical talent, announced today the appointment of Darren Murph in the newly created executive role of Vice President of Workplace Design and Remote Experience. Darren brings over 16 years of organizational design, communications, and operations expertise across software engineering and technology sectors. Darren will lead Andela’s remote work experience and future of work growth efforts internally, while also supporting talent and client fluency in remote work principles. Darren is featured in The Forbes Future of Work 50 and cited by CNBC as an Oracle of Remote Work.
The Covid-19 pandemic catalyzed a permanent shift in workplace expectations, efficiency, and productivity. Organizations are rewriting workforce strategies to include global remote talent. This approach enables more agility in lean times and rapid scaling capabilities through periods of heavy investment. Rather than compete for the same limited local network of engineers, organizations with a global, remote approach to talent are at a competitive advantage, with more choice, scale, and flexibility. While Andela has been well positioned to support enterprises with a deep bench of high-quality engineers that can support long-term development needs, the hiring of Mr. Murph enables Andela to focus on key growth areas: remote work fluency and operational precision. With a focus on long-term service and support, enterprises can rely on Andela to scale their remote strategy as they and their workplace evolve.
“Connecting brilliance with opportunity requires a deep understanding of remote work. Tomorrow’s high-impact teams will work completely differently, leveraging asynchronous workflows and systematized documentation to create a powerful shared reality. I align myself with movements that change the way people live by advancing how we work,” said Murph. “Andela is uniquely positioned to marry remote work fluency with engineering excellence at scale, and I’m honored to accelerate that vision.”
Darren joins Andela from GitLab Inc. His work across marketing, strategy, and people operations helped GitLab scale from startup to IPO in October 2021, marking a historic first for an all-remote organization. He also led GitLab’s end-to-end listing day livestream at Nasdaq. Darren has a successful history of building globally distributed teams in a uniquely transparent manner. He authored The Remote Playbook by GitLab, a public operational blueprint shaping remote work transformations across the globe. Most recently, his team launched TeamOps, an operating model that helps teams maximize productivity, flexibility, and autonomy by managing decisions, information, and tasks more efficiently.
“We are thrilled for Darren to lead Andela’s efforts internally and externally in the future of work. He wrote the book on how to operationalize remote work at scale,” said Jeremy Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Andela. “Darren will continue to lead a global movement, empowering Andelans, clients, and talent to master modern workplace skills that drive productivity and fulfillment.”
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Andela is a global talent network that connects companies with vetted, remote engineers in emerging markets. Hundreds of leading companies leverage Andela to scale their engineering teams quickly and cost-effectively. A distributed organization spanning six continents, Andela is backed by investors including Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Spark Capital, and Google Ventures.
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